Incas & Iguanas

This is a Private Tour

17 Days From £6,183 pp / $8,223 pp

A classic journey through both Peru’s most interesting regions including Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and eight days spent getting up close to wildlife on a small boat cruise in the Galapagos Islands.

Tour Includes

Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, full ATOL financial protection

Tour Excludes

International flights, travel insurance, some meals,

Highlights

Bartering with the locals at the famous markets in the Sacred Valley

Exploring Machu Picchu with our local guide who will bring the ruins to life

Swimming and snorkelling with sea lions off the Galapagos Islands

To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.

The Trip

Day 1: Lima – Arrive transfer to the hotel / Country Club
Day 2: Lima – Guided tour of the highlights of Lima / Country Club
Day 3: Cuzco – Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the hotel / Picoaga
Day 4: Cuzco – Tour of the highlights of Cuzco and the nearby ruins / Picoaga
Day 5: Sacred Valley – Visit Pisac market and Ollantaytambo / Sol y Luna
Day 6: Aguas Calientes – Take the train to Machu Picchu town / El Mapi
Day 7: Cuzco – Explore Machu Picchu with a local guide and return to Cuzco / Picoaga
Day 8: Quito – Fly to Quito and transfer to the hotel / Patio Andaluz
Day 9: Quito – City tour of Quito / Patio Andaluz
Day 10: Galapagos – Fly to Galapagos. Afternoon La galapaguera / Flamingo
Day 11: Galapagos – Darwin Bay and Prince Philips Steps / Flamingo
Day 12: Galapagos – Las Bachas and Cerro Dragon / Flamingo
Day 13: Galapagos – Punta Espinoza and Urbina Bay / Flamingo
Day 14: Galapagos – Elizabteh Bay and Tagus cove / Flamingo
Day 15: Galapagos – Puerto Egas and Rabida / Flamingo
Day 16: Galapagos – Santa Cruz highlands and Charles Darwin station / Flamingo
Day 17: Quito – Interpretation Centre and Fly to Guayaquil for onward flight

 

cool capital

Touch down in Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital. Our guides are all local and accredited in showing visitors the very best hidden secrets of this city. You’ll see pre-Hispanic temples, colonial mansions and its myriad of different districts. There’s almost one for every mood, Barranco is a bohemian neighbourhood and packed with curious cafes, nightclubs, pubs and music. Santiago de Surco boasts forgotten wine cellars going back more than 100-years. Kickback in Miraflores, offering beaches and beautiful cliff side bays. Take a paragliding leap off the coast and see this glorious city from the air. Our residences offer the utmost luxury, The Country Club is a national monument, renowned for serving some of the best food in the country, is one of Lima’s finest hotels.

cobbled streets and colourful markets

Board your flight to Cuzco. Its old city is worth a visit in its own right, with cobbled streets, colourful markets, and buzzing nightlife. You can get a taster for the Inca Trail by exploring Cuzco’s nearby ruins, in the blissful silence that you can only experience in this part of the world. Your hotel, the Picoaga, won’t disappoint as each day you can return to your luxury bolthole. Cuzco is also the gateway to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas and one of the most amazing archaeological sites on the planet. Next stop is Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo, the last inhabited Inca settlement, before arriving in the Sacred Valley and the Sol y Luna Hotel. Continue by train  through the valley up to the town below Machu Picchu itself. However you choose to get there our local guides will make these majestic ancient ruins come alive with stories of daily life in the heyday of this lost citadel before giving you time to explore the wonder for yourself. You’ll be staying at El Mapi.

different flavour

Jet off to Quito, one of the loftiest city in South America. They say the setting alone is enough to leave you speechless and it certainly is. Find it sitting in the Andean mountain range and in the lap of stunning volcanoes. Its old colonial city is an onslaught to the senses, smell the aromas of street vendors, baking bread and hogs roasting around a fire, wander as if lost in time through its narrow streets. There’s loads of time to absorb the ambience as you prepare for the Galapagos Islands ahead. You’ll do all this in comfort staying at the Patio Andaluz.

swimming with sea lions

Follow in Darwin’s footstep’s as you arrive into the Galapagos Islands and board the Flamingo motor yacht for your eight day voyage. First stop is Black Turtle Cove, where you can spot sharks rays and sea turtles. These shores are brimming with nature preserving a magical territory unfound anywhere else. Walk around the red mangroves and see the igunas gorging on the prickly pear. Refuel for a spotting-spree of rare species. We show you the best spots to spy the Galapagos fur seals, normally too shy to be viewed up close. Each day you’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with the marine wildlife from sea lions to sharks and tropical fish to rays. Study the vibrant and colourful scenes of finches and flamingos then finish your trip learning how people are trying to preserve these amazing islands and their unique creatures. Wowed by the dizzying array of wildlife, we take you back for your flight back home.

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"Our guide's genuine love and enthusiasm for the island really shone through. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends or travelling with you again."

J John & J Palin

"A trip to the Galapagos is a unique experience and has left us with so many wonderful memories"

D & M Mercer

"Thank you for all your help and care in advising on and arranging this most memorable adventure for us. It was a fascinating, extra-ordinary utterly enjoyable experience"

A Tennant

“The Galapagos tour was fantastic, thank you so much for all your help organising. I had expected it to be incredible, but as you know, the wildlife and scenery still blows everyone away. The crew were brilliant, and the guide so knowledgeable. It was truly a treat to spend a week on board, and humbling to spend time in such a magical place."

M Welch...

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