This fascinating trip combines two of the truly outstanding places in South America. Flying into the Peruvian highlands, we encounter Cuzco, a city replete with Inca architecture and colonial charm. A beautiful train ride through mountains and cloud forest takes us to the extraordinary lost city of Machu Picchu. Ecuador's Galapagos archipelago is one of the world's leading ecological sites, with incredible fauna both on land and at sea as well as striking volcanic landscapes. We explore the islands from the comfort of our small sleep-on-board yacht, which grants us access to areas out of the reach of larger boats.
- All breakfasts
- 8 lunches
- 7 dinners
- All accommodation (see below)
- All land/sea transport and listed activities
- Tour leader in Peru and registered naturalist guide in the Galapagos
- Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Flights between Cuzco and Quito (if booking incl. flights)
- Return flights from Quito to the Galapagos
All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners included. On board Cachalote I, all meals are included and are served in a buffet style. There is a wide choice of food available, including vegetarian options. For the rest of the trip, we visit a variety of cafes and restaurants for any meals which are not included in the itinerary. Hotel breakfasts are generally buffet style and often include a hot dish. We provide a packed lunch on the day we travel to Machu Picchu, whether you are taking the train or taking the optional daywalk along the Inca Trail.
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This is the Equator, but due to the currents waters are generally cool. Saying that, most people are comfortable without a wetsuit. If you are sensitive to cold you may want to take your own, but you can hire a wetsuit on the boat ($30 for the week). You don't need to prebook this, so you can always decide once you feel the water temperature for yourself!
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