Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure

Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure information and booking

from
$4060
  • Duration
    17
    days
  • Physical rating
    8
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Quito
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities), Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Budget
Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Transportation
Bicycle, Boat, Plane, Private minibus, Train
Important Notes
The Quito-Lima international flight on day 10 is not included in the price. 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. Important information regarding new regulations and booking procedures for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.

Highlights

Get acquainted with charming Quito, Ecuador's spirited capital, 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

Tour description provided by Intrepid

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
Days 2-3 Isla San Cristobal
The eastern-most island in the Galapagos, a variety of seabirds nest on Isla San Cristobal, including blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies and frigates.
Days 4-6 Isla Floreana/Isla Isabela
A highlight of any Galapagos cruise, Isla Floreana is rich in natural wonders and wildlife, including seabirds such as boobies, pelicans and frigates. Discover the quirky maritime history of Post Office Bay. The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active.
Days 7-8 Isla Santa Cruz
Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station The station's visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago's natural and human history, and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.
Day 9 Quito
Stretched out along a central Andean valley under the gaze of Volcan Pichincha, Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America.
Day 10 Lima
Travel to Peru's oceanside capital, Lima. With churches, palaces and ornate colonial mansions, this is the perfect city to explore by foot.
Day 11 Cuzco
Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.
Day 12 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo
The Sacred Valley was once the heartland of the Inca Empire and now contains picturesque villages and impressive archeological sites. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the city of Ollantaytambo is an incredible archeological site and the starting point of the classic Inca Trail trek.
Days 13-16 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco
Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu. Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti.
Day 17 Cuzco
A World Heritage site set among red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.