WHY THIS TRIP
If you like to discover the wonders of your destination by biking, hiking, rafting, and snorkeling, rather than by taking bus tours the Galapagos and Machu Picchu Multisport is for you. In Peru your daily adventures will get you off the beaten path to visit remote ruins, see spectacular views, and experience local culture, culminating with hiking the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive in Machu Picchu on foot. In the Galapagos you will paddle, hike, snorkel and bike to different landscapes in search of the Galapagos’ iconic wildlife.
In Peru, you will acclimatize to the altitude in the ancient city of Cusco, a place steeped in Inca history and in touch with the present. Designed by local guides to avoid the rush of crowds and optimize each day with rich experiences, this multisport trip is true to its word and delivers a variety of activity-based days. Relish scenic whitewater rafting on the Urubamba River. Hike ancient quarries & Incan pathways to Machu Picchu. In wandering among mesmerizing off-the-beaten-path Inca sites you will whet your appetite for the grand finale: an unforgettable exploration of spectacular Macchu Piccu.
In Ecuador, the flight over water from Guayaquil to the Galapagos will get your adrenaline pumping for what’s ahead, and there’s a lot. The wildlife you’ve heard about gets real and really close as you sea kayak into the world of blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas. More memory-making comes at you fast, out in the surf where you frolic with friendly sea lions. Then, as your personal story could go, there’s that time you went for an unforgettable snorkel along rays and hammerhead sharks. Put boots into the adventure with a hike up an extinct volcano. Be prepared for an explosion of bird life, including a generation of the finches the naturalist Darwin studied as he theorized evolution. At the volcano’s top, take in a 360-degree view. Unforgettable — what a trip!
• Explore Machu Picchu
• Raft the wild waters of the Urubamba River
• Hike Inca trails (there’s way more than the one you’ve heard of)
• Mountain scenery
• Snorkel in the Galapagos (a living aquarium)
• Sea kayak the shoreline in search of penguins, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and more!
• Hike volcanoes on Isabela Island
• Local guides with homegrown knowledge of Peru and Ecuador
Apumayo Expediciones: Apumayo Expediciones specializes in adventure travel and non-conventional tourism with a strong environmental and social agenda. It offers activities and tours for people with disabilities and supports Andean community projects, maximizing the positive effect of local tourism. A Peruvian company based in the City of Cusco, Apumayo Expediciones combines culture, education and natural history into its adventure trips.
Ecuador Adventures: Since 1991, Ecuador Adventures has been a leader in adventure travel by skillfully handling complex itineraries to Ecuador’s most exciting travel destinations. Travelers explore Ecuador’s landscapes at the wing of passionate and professional Ecuadorian guides who promise the ultimate eco-adventure experience. For indigenous community encounters, adventure, diverse wildlife or a combination of sights, sounds, flavors, and naturalist experiences in one of South America’s biological hotspots, Quito-based Ecuador Adventures carefully handles the details.