Galapagos & Peru Adventure Itinerary

Visit South America and travel to the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Visit Quito, San Cristobal, Lima, the Inca Trail, Cuzco and the Amazon Jungle.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $6,140
      CAD $6,340
      AUD $6,215
      EUR €4,275
      GBP £3,590
      NZD $6,920
      ZAR R62,210
      CHF FR5,175
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $120 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
      USD $10 Galapagos Transit Card Fee
      USD $5 Isla Isabela Port Fee
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $6,275*
      CAD $6,486*
      AUD $6,364*
      EUR €4,373*
      GBP £3,679*
      NZD $7,079*
      ZAR R63,645*
      CHF FR5,294*
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Day 1 Quito

Travel to Quito, Ecuador's vibrant capital nestled beneath Volcan Pichincha. Explore the city's picturesque streets and cobblestone alleys on a walking tour. The many churches, cathedrals and colonial mansions reflect the fascinating history of the region and deserve to be explored 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

Glimpse dolphins frolicking in the waves and experience some of the Galapagos' best snorkelling at Isla Floreana. Venture into Floreana’s highlands to visit the mysterious pirate and whaler caves. Walk along mangrove-lined paths to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center and learn about the efforts being made to prevent their extinction. Hop aboard pangas (small boats) to explore Shark Alley, a popular nesting site for marine iguanas. On day six, get a bird's-eye view of this magical landscape from Volcan Sierra Negra – one of the most active volcanoes in the region – and then settle into island life before dinner.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 7-8 Isla Santa Cruz

Head out on a morning ocean kayak in search of the Galapagos penguin before sailing to Isla Santa Cruz. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to meet the various tortoises and land iguanas rescued from the brink of extinction, then head to the white sands of Tortuga Bay and swim among the thorny marine iguanas bobbing in the breakers.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 9 Quito

Journey into the highlands of Santa Cruz and see the amazing lava tunnels that have created a unique habitat for wildlife. Observe giant tortoises in the wild before saying goodbye to these incredible islands and jumping on a flight back to Quito. Enjoy free time to sample traditional Ecuadorian cuisine at a local eatery or street stall and revel in the nightlife of this enchanting city. There should also be a chance to hit the markets for a spot of souvenir shopping.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 10 Lima

Arrive in Peru's sprawling capital, Lima, and unravel its fascinating history on a walking tour around the city's major sights. The vibrant suburb of Miraflores is full of cafes, bars and restaurants, so why not use the free time to sample some local culinary delights.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 11-12 Amazon Jungle

Fly to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and travel by canoe into the dense Amazon Jungle. Macaws, monkeys, peccaries, jabirus, otters and thousands of butterflies all coexist in this amazing ecosystem. Learn about the medicinal properties and practical uses of native plants from a local guide.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 2

Day 13 Cuzco

If Lima is Peru's head, Cuzco is definitely the country's heart and soul. A town perfectly suited to exploration by foot, discover the central plaza's ornate colonial churches and then head for the impressive Inca ruins dotting the city's outskirts.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 14 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel by private bus through the lush terraces of the Sacred Valley, stopping en route at a local village to gain an insight into traditional Inca culture. Meet friendly locals on a community visit before spending the night in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo – one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish.

Days 15-18 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu

Accompanied by porters, cooks and a local guide, embark on a four-day trek along the iconic Inca Trail. Take in the astounding panoramas on offer along the high plateaux, hike through dense forests and stop to observe the crumbling ruins of ancient villages and temples. After all that hard work, take some time to explore awe-inspiring Machu Picchu – an unforgettable sight.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 19 Cuzco

Get reacquainted with Cuzco, browsing the food stalls of the central market, picking up some colourful woollen garments or soaking up the atmosphere in one of the town's many quaint cafes.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 20-22 Puno/Lake Titicaca

On the border of Bolivia and Peru, Puno and mystical Lake Titicaca are nestled 3,800 m above sea level, making Lake Titicaca the world's highest navigable lake. Cruise to the incredible floating Uros Islands, constructed entirely from reeds, and sail to Taquile Island, where the community's men craft handmade woolens. Make new friends and enjoy local hospitality on a family homestay.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 23-24 La Paz

Travel to Bolivia's capital, La Paz, and hit the markets for some souvenir shopping. Don't miss the Witches' Market, which sells a quirky collection of herbs, folk remedies, amulets and other items used in traditional rituals.