Take an adventure tour through Ecuador, Galapagos, Peru and Bolivia.

Visit South America and travel to the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Discover unique creatures, as well as the island's outstanding natural beauty, by foot, boat and bike. Back on the mainland, enjoy the delights of Peru - from the tough but rewarding Inca Trail to the joy of interacting with friendly locals and experiencing cities full of colour, energy and passion.

This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

Start
Quito, Ecuador
Finish
La Paz, Bolivia
Countries
Bolivia,
Ecuador,
Peru
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGSYC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
1 075kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Get acquainted with Quito's dizzying altitude
  • Bike around San Cristobal
  • Explore the Galapagos Islands
  • Scale a volcano on Isla Isabela
  • Snorkel through underwater worlds
  • Meet near-extinct Galapagos tortoises
  • Hike Peru's iconic Inca Trail

Itinerary

Arrive in Ecuador and explore picturesque Quito on foot.
Fly to the Galapagos Islands and cycle around Isla San Cristobal, stopping at the Interpretation Center to learn the history of the Galapagos.
Glimpse dolphins and albatross on the way to Isla Isabela, via Isla Floreana. Scale the Sierra Negra volcano, visit a breeding centre for the giant tortoise and see the convict-built Wall of Tears.
Greet the day kayaking in pristine waters in search of the Galapagos penguin and other wonderful creatures, before making tracks to Isla Santa Cruz. Visit the interesting and informative Charles Darwin Research Station to meet the breeds of tortoises and land iguanas brought back from the brink of extinction, then head to the white sands of Tortuga Bay to swim and see the quirky marine iguanas playing in the breakers.
Farewell the Galapagos Islands and return to the mainland of Ecuador.
Fly to Peru and enjoy an orientation walk of Lima.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado then travel by motorised canoe into the dense forest of the Amazon.
Enjoy free time in charming Cuzco.
Visit a local community in the Sacred Valley then journey to the ancient town of Ollantaytambo.
Hike with a local guide across high plateaux and through cloud forests to stunning Machu Picchu.
Get reacquainted with Cuzco.
Travel to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating Uros Islands and enjoy a homestay.
Hit the streets of La Paz to celebrate this incredible journey.
View trip notes to read full itinerary

Inclusions

Meals
21 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport
Bicycle, Boat, Bus, Minibus, Plane
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (10 nights)
Included activities
  • 4-day Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Coca Museum
  • Isla San Cristobal - kayak rental
  • Lake Titicaca boat tour & homestay
  • Leader-led walking tour
  • Quito - Leader led walking tour

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This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

For information about altitude sickness click here


Important notes

The international flight from Quito to Lima on day 10 of this trip is not included in the price of the trip.You should purchase it in conjunction with your international flights.

A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights the single supplement is not available:

Days 11-12 Amazon Jungle
Days 15-17 Inca Trail
Day 21 Lake Titicaca

Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you.

If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Quarry Trail instead.

The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Inca Quarry Trail.

Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

Important information regarding new regulations and booking procedures for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Galapagos & Peru Adventure trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure , June 2015

Galapagos & Peru Adventure , February 2015