2019 Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

Feb. 26 – March 13 – Waitlist OnlyMap
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $7,793 (Airfare included)
Tour Length: 15 days
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This singular 16-day South American small group adventure begins with Lima’s highlights.  Spend two nights in the magnificent Sacred Valley visiting impressive Incan sites and indigenous villages.  Journey by train to Machu Picchu, the stunning “Lost City of the Incas,” overnighting at an on-site hotel and exploring the ruins on two tours.  Discover Cuzco, the Americas’ archaeological hub, and enjoy lunch in a local family’s home.  Tour historic Quito, a UNESCO site, then fly to the fascinating Galapagos Islands.

Spend four nights on Santa Cruz Island in a beautiful hotel, taking cruises on a private yacht to nearby islands.  Learn about Darwin’s “living laboratory” firsthand, observing giant Galapagos tortoises and other unique Galapagos wildlife from an expert naturalist guide.  Explore Santa Cruz with its lava tunnels and craters then return to Quito for a final day.  Discover the Amazon’s amazing flora, fauna and villages on an exceptional 4-day/4-night pre-tour option.

Please note: This trip involves considerable walk­ing (up to 2-3 miles per day) on uneven terrain and includes several early morning departures. Also, there are both wet and dry landings in the Galapagos. You should be in good physical condi­tion to enjoy the tour to the fullest. If you have any concern regarding your mobility, please contact us. In addition, Cuzco’s high altitude (11,150 feet) could pose problems for travelers with certain health conditions. Please consult your physician if you have concerns.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Lima
  • Day 3 : Lima | Cuzco | Sacred Valley
  • Day 4 : Sacred Valley
  • Day 5 : Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu
  • Day 6 : Machu Picchu | Cuzco
  • Day 7 : Cuzco
  • Day 8 : Cuzco | Lima | Quito
  • Day 9 : Quito
  • Day 10 : Quito | Baltra | Santa Cruz Island
  • Day 11 : North Seymour Island | Bachas Beach
  • Day 12 : South Plaza Island | Punta Carrion
  • Day 13 : Santa Cruz Island
  • Day 14 : Santa Cruz Island | Baltra | Quito
  • Day 15 : Depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2018 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.