Peru & The Galapagos

Ecuador, Peru


Peru & The Galapagos

Peru and the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador are two of the best-known destinations in South America. Peru encompasses the ancient archaeological sites of the Inca empire along its Andes Mountains and the dense Amazon jungle. Explore the Inca capital of Cusco, hike in the Urubamba Valley, and witness the sunrise on magical Machu Picchu. In contrast, the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands, roughly 1,000km off the Pacific coast allow diving with sea lions and marine iguanas. 

Begin with private touring in Lima. This cosmopolitan city is well worth a visit to experience its history as well as Peru’s best museums, shopping and restaurants. Next, fly to Cusco, and travel via the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu. Next, fly to Quito, the capital of Ecuador and a historic city set among snowcapped volcanoes in the Andes. Tour the colonial Quito city before taking a cruise to the Galapagos Islands.

And, visit Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, once capital of the Inca Empire.

What We Love
  • In Quito, stay at the luxurious boutique Casa Gangotena hotel. 
  • Snorkel with sea lions, watch bellowing elephant bulls and admire the courtship of a Blue-footed Booby. 
  • Silversea Expedition cruises to explore Galápagos. a nature lover’s dream.
  • Hotel in Quito and cruise can be changed to lower budget.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a medium active tour and may include walking on rough terrains.
  • You will be in a small group during the cruise in Galapagos. 
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • Around the clock support in each destination during your trip. 
  • This tour is in high demand and we suggest that you book in advance.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Best of Peru & the Galapagos

Sacred valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Galapagos
(14 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Lima Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.
Overnight at hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – Private Transfer
Sacred Valley Morning private tour of Lima. Private transfer to airport and flight to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to Sacred Valley hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Private Touring
Sacred Valley Full-day private touring in the valley.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Private Transfer
Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu. Private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Machu Picchu.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – Private Touring
Cusco Morning private touring and hiking at Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Private Touring
Cusco Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Transfer
Quito/ Ecuador Private transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance and connecting flight to Quito. VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 8 – Private Touring
Quito Full-day private touring.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 9 – Transfer
Galapagos Islands Private transfer to airport and flight to Galapagos Islands for a 5-day cruise.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Days 10-12 – Explore
Galapagos Islands Cruise-based excursions and activities.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 13 – Transfer
Quito Transfer to airport and flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 14 – Depart
Quito Private airport transfer and VIP airport services


Peru & The Galapagos Ecuador, Peru

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Ecuador: There are no direct flights to Ecuador from the UK and Ireland, but there are plenty of indirect flights to both Quito and Guayaquil involving a flight change in Europe or the US. Approximate flying times from the US to Quito is four hours from Miami and around five hours from Houston and Atlanta. Iberia and Air Comet offer services via Madrid, and KLM via Amsterdam. Other possibilities include taking a flight to South American hubs, such as Bogotá or Caracas, from where connections to Ecuador can be made. Typical journey times are between 15 to 17 hours.

Galapagos: There are daily flights to Galapagos from Quito and Guayaquil. The airline allows one checked suitcase (maximum 44 lbs.) and one carry-on bag per passenger. We recommend that all passengers travelling to Galapagos consider two nights in mainland Ecuador prior to their cruise to allow for potential flight delays and misconnection.  This is particularly important for passengers travelling over winter holidays when flights tend to be overbooked and/or delayed caused by poor weather conditions.

When to go The Galapagos have a surprisingly cool, sub-tropical climate. There are two seasons, both of which have some precipitation. Galapagos gets an average of ten inches of rain per year, it is never considered “rainy”. During the months of December to May, the cooling currents subside, temperatures rise and the climate is warm and sunny with occasional showers. In June, the trend begins toward cooler temperatures with moderate breezes, which continue through November. This period is referred to as the “garua” season, meaning mist in Spanish.