Experience western South America's wildlife, charismatic cities and natural wonders
Prepare for a unique adventure packed full of ancient sights and breathtaking beauty as you travel from the bustle of Quito, visiting the breathtaking Galapagos Islands and experiencing the colonial history of the Incas in Cuzco. Discover the charm of the unique Galapagos wildlife, embark on an unforgettable Inca Trail trek along ancient pathways, take on beguiling Lima and get lost on the cobblestoned streets of Cuzco. Peru and Ecuador make up the real must-see corner of South America.
This trip requires Inca Trail Permits. View permit availability here.
Get acquainted with charming Quito, Ecuador's spirited capital
Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers
Experience the wildlife wonders of the Galapagos Islands
Explore Lima's historic centre
Follow the forested path of the Inca Trail to amazing Machu Picchu
Wander the atmospheric streets of Cuzco
Admire the might of the Inca empire in the Sacred Valley
The Quito to Lima flight on day 10 is not included in the tour price.
Note that the first meeting of the second part of this trip takes place in Lima at 2pm on day 10, so preferably please book an early flight out of Quito
Please consider booking international flights with Lan so you can book this flight on an airpass. Contact us for more information.
**Airport transfers are included for these flights, however we must have flight information, no later than 15 days out from departure**
INCA TRAIL PERMITS
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.
A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.
GALAPAGOS PARK, TRANSIT CARD & ISABELA PORT FEES
Galapagos Park, Transit Card & Isabela Port fees:
A Galapagos Transit Card fee of US$20 is payable on departure from Quito Airport (or whichever airport in Ecuador you are flying to the Galapagos from). The Galapagos park fee (US$100) and Isabela Port fee (US$10) are payable upon arrival to the islands (cash only). These amounts are in addition to your trip payment.
When booking, please ensure that your details are correct and they match your passport.
Your passport must match the booking details provided to us; otherwise it could cause issues with your transit card and internal flights resulting in purchasing a new card and flights at your own expense.
INTERNET IN THE GALAPAGOS:
Some of the hotels in the Galapagos do have internet connections however it's often very slow and and may not always be functional.
DIVING IN THE GALAPAGOS:
We do not offer diving as a part of our Galapagos program and due to Intrepid's internal safety policy our leaders are specifically prohibited from recommending or assisting with booking this activity.
PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to important sites such as Machu Picchu. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
Our Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.
This is one of the best trips ever! The Galapagos is a wonderful place, so much fascinating wildlife, stunning scenery and amazing people. Peru is a wonderful place full of culture and history. The Inca Trail is beautiful and worth all the hard work to reach the sun gate and machu picchu.
Review submitted 18 May 2017
This was my first trip with Intrepid and it all went very smoothly for me. I particularly like that the groups are kept small. No complaints from me and I would certainly go with Intrepid again!
Review submitted 01 Nov 2016