Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure Itinerary

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Day 1 Quito

Resting beneath Volcan Pichincha at an altitude of 2,850 m, Quito is one of South America's most scenic cities. Discover the heart of Quito with a walk through its atmospheric streets.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Isla San Cristobal

Board a plane bound for Isla San Cristobal, one of the Galapagos Islands. Get active and mountain bike through the highlands of this scenic island. Drop into Isla de Lobos for the chance to go snorkelling with sea lions. Keep eyes peeled for rare birdlife before returning to Isla San Cristobal.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 4-6 Isla Floreana/Isla Isabela

Admire views of the surrounding Galapagos Islands from the top of Isabela's Sierra Negra volcano, the second largest crater in the world. See the giant waves crash against Punta Suarez's jagged cliffs, home to many large bird colonies. See and learn about the Galapagos' famed giant tortoises on a visit to a breeding centre. Travel by truck to the convict-built Wall of Tears, a reminder of this island's penal colony past.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 7-8 Isla Santa Cruz

Observe unique species brought back from the brink of extinction at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Snorkel with marine life in a beautiful bay on Isla Santa Fe.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 9 Quito

Visit Isla Rabida for some snorkelling and Isla Bartolome, home to an extinct volcano. Fly back to Quito to enjoy a night on the town.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 10 Lima

Travel to Peru and arrive in the country's oceanside capital. With churches, palaces and ornate colonial mansions, Lima is a great city to explore by foot.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 11 Cuzco

One of the Andes' most charming cities, Cuzco overflows with Spanish-colonial buildings and the ruins of ancient temples.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 12 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the farming land and small villages of the Sacred Valley. Spend the night in the historic town of Ollantaytambo.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 13-16 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Set off on an unforgettable Inca Trail tour along the ancient paths of the Incan Empire on a trek that takes in ruins, mountain scenery and rich subtropical jungle. On the final morning, climb the steps to Intipunku, the Sun Gate, and feel an immense sense of satisfaction at having conquered the Inca trail. Machu Picchu rising from the morning mist in all its glory is a sight that will not soon be forgotten. Rest weary legs on the return train trip to Cuzco.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 17 Cuzco

Relax at a cafe in Cuzco's Plaza de Armas and make a toast to an unforgettable Galapagos and Inca Trail adventure.