WHY THIS TRIP
Explore three unique islands in the Galapagos by kayak, stand up paddle board (optional), snorkel, bike, and hiking on a 6-day land-based Galapagos adventure. Combine that with hiking the best trails around Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, plus a hike to Machu Picchu on the 1-Day Inca Trail Trek, while overnighting in comfortable lodges, and you have a perfect 13 Day Galapagos and Machu Picchu adventure.
- Explore 3 different islands in the Galapagos Islands
- Hike, kayak, SUP (optional), snorkel, and bike to see all the amazing species of the Galapagos
- Hike on Inca trails to explore popular and lesser know Inca sites with your knowledgeable local guide
- Arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of the Sun, even if permits are sold out for the full Inca Trail trek
- Full day exploration of Machu Picchu
- Relax each night at a comfortable, charming hotel
Starting in the Galapagos, you explore 3 different islands in six days. Kayak, SUP, snorkel, hike, and travel by boat to explore the iconic wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. Your adventure begin right away after landing in the Galapagos where you will be roaming with wild giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. The exploration continues on three different Islands where you be seeing penguins, boobies, pelicans, sea turtles, white tipped reef sharks, marine iguanas, rays, tropical fish, and marine iguanas.
Continuing onto Peru, you will get off the beaten path to explore the most interesting Inca sites and local villages on an itinerary set up to keep you away from the main tourist crowds. Your days will be filled with adventurous hikes but your nights will be very comfortable, as you will sleep in local lodges rather than tents. The highlight is hiking the final stretch of the trek along the world famous Inca Trail, passing restored ruins and eventually arriving at the entrance to Machu Picchu at the Gate of the Sun.
It’s easy to add on a visit to the Amazon Basin or a mountain lodge near Cotopaxi Volcano to complete your vacation.
LOCAL PERU OPERATOR: AMAZONAS EXPLORER
For more than three decades Amazonas Explorer has led high-quality trips and alternative adventures throughout South America. Based in Cusco, its professionally trained guides, cooks and support crew bring their passion and skills to the travelers they serve and, in turn, build rewarding careers for themselves. This talented staff of local experts is focused on providing you with safe and comfortable adventures, all centered on making your holiday as memorable as possible.
LOCAL ECUADOR OPERATOR: GALAKIWI
Galakiwi understands that visiting the Galapagos Islands is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most and they continually strive to make their trips a truly unforgettable experience. They offer trips that are not only fun, intriguing and challenging but also educational and intellectually stimulating. You will learn about the cultural and environmental uniqueness of the islands and understand what makes them more delicate than any other place on our planet. Galakiwi’s aim is to provide the highest standards of operational safety, program quality and service reliability possible. Their knowledge, experience, and commitment ensure that you will have an unforgettable experience from start to finish.