Capture all the mystery and grandeur of one of the most famous and iconic places in the world on this full journey of the Inca Empire – Peru; and then venture north to Ecuador and its fascinating Galápagos Islands. Begin your journey in the rich and stunning biodiversity of Peru’s Amazon. From your Eco Lodge, you’ll enjoy time with a Naturalist on day hikes to spot a wide variety of species like monkeys, birds, and colourful butterflies. You’ll also have the chance to witness the nocturnal species on a night walk and view turtles, caimans and other birdlife from the Tambopata River. Enjoy the Amazon forest from the height of the canopy and from the waters by canoe. It’s an absolute wildlife sanctuary at every turn.
Take to Peru’s largest city and capital, Lima. Starting with a city tour, you’ll gain a sense of the colonial heritage of the Peruvians with its world-class museums and its Spanish colonial architecture. Then, head to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, two of the most stunning and mystical places on earth. Glimpse the ancient history and culture, and enjoy the unique opportunity to stay overnight in both the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, where you’ll have two included entrances to the site, visit a local Inca home, and traditional Indian market. From the charming city of Cusco, where you’ll have a full-day introduction to the city and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, you’ll head to fascinating Lake Titicaca – a lake of floating islands, maintained over centuries by the local Indians who build their islands and homes from the continuously sinking reeds.
Finish your holiday by flying to Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands for a cruise unlike any other. Just like Charles Darwin, you’ll be able to see many species of animals and birds that call the Galápagos their home. On your 4-night cruise, watch for blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, sea lions, land iguanas, flamingos, giant tortoises, and more. For even more fun, consider swimming and snorkeling in search of sea life.
NOTE: Price includes internal air and taxes - International air ticket numbers must be provided upon booking. Guaranteed share option is not available on this tour.