Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure Itinerary

Travel to Ecuador and the wildlife-rich shores of the Galapagos Islands. Then visit Peru and embark on an Inca Trail trek. This adventure tour combines nature and culture beautifully.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,065
      CAD $4,320
      AUD $4,490
      EUR €3,035
      GBP £2,690
      NZD $5,325
      ZAR R40,875
      CHF FR3,740
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
      USD $10 Galapagos Transit Card Fee
      USD $5 Isla Isabela Port Fee
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,190*
      CAD $4,455*
      AUD $4,628*
      EUR €3,126*
      GBP £2,772*
      NZD $5,472*
      ZAR R42,204*
      CHF FR3,850*
    • Walking, Wildlife
    • Original
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure.
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Day 1 Quito

Discover the picturesque streets and cobblestone alleys of Quito on a guided walking tour. The many churches, cathedrals and colonial mansions reflect the history of the region and are well worth exploring further.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Isla San Cristobal

Fly to San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos archipelago. Mountain bike around the island, stopping off to see cheeky sea lions sunbathe at La Loberia before a well-earned dinner back in town. The next day, head out to Isla de Lobos and Cerro Brujo Beach to observe blue-footed boobies and to swim or snorkel among turtles and manta rays. Visit the Interpretation Center to learn about the Galapagos’ history before heading to Mann Beach for another swim.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 4-6 Isla Floreana/Isla Isabela

Boat out to Isla Floreana and sample some of the best snorkelling in the Galapagos. Venture into the island's highlands for a snoop around the mysterious pirate and whaler caves. Take a walk along mangrove-lined paths to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre and hear of the efforts made to prevent their extinction, then climb the Sierra Negra volcano for a bird's-eye view of this magical landscape.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 7-8 Isla Santa Cruz

Embark on an ocean kayak in search of eagle rays, then visit the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santa Cruz and learn about their efforts to repopulate the island's endangered breeds of tortoise and iguana. Head to Tortuga Bay for a swim in its clear waters or laze on its white sands.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 9 Quito

Journey into the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in the wild. Return to Quito for some more time to explore this charming capital. Marvel at the ornate white cathedrals, scour the local markets for quirky souvenirs or settle into a plaza cafe and watch the local scene unfold.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 10 Lima

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

Day 11 Cuzco

Catch a flight to Cuzco and get acquainted with one of Peru's most atmospheric cities on a guided walking tour. Re-energise with a mug of mate de coca (coca tea) and then trek out to the Inca ruins adorning the local landscape.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 12 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the lush Sacred Valley, looking out for the maize crops covering the terraces that stretch high up the valley walls. Stop in at a local community to learn about their traditional lifestyle and maybe try your tongue around a few words of the Quechua language. Spend the night exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins – a magnificent example of Inca urban planning.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 13-16 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Tackle the epic Inca Trail, South America's most famous trek. Hike for four days through astounding natural scenery and dramatic mountain passes to arrive at the creme de la creme of Incan architecture: Machu Picchu.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 17 Cuzco

Return to the colonial charm of Cuzco for some free time getting to know this scenic city. Hit the local markets to pick up some colourful mementos, or rally the group for a night on the town before this exceptional South American adventure finishes up.