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Experience Peru and the Galapagos Islands
Santa Cruz, Galapagos
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Baltra Airport, Santa Cruz. Upon arrival you’ll be escorted to the Puerto Ayora Harbour to board your boat, Sea Star Journey.
After lunch, enjoy a tour of the Charles Darwin Research Centre, where you’ll learn about the protection and conservation of the islands, and meet giant tortoises.
Isabela Island, Galapagos
Start the day with a zodiac ride to White Tipped Reef Shark Canal. Keep your eyes peeled for reef sharks, along with other Galapagos species including penguins, sea lions and iguanas.
After lunch, hike to the rim of the Sierra Negra Volcano.
Isabela Island, Galapagos
Today you’ll explore two different areas of Isabela Island. In the morning, go birdwatching at Punta Moreno, before an afternoon trip to Elizabeth Bay. Here you’ll visit the most important penguin colony in the Galapagos and head into a cove to see animals and birds including eagle rays, brown pelicans, sea lions and Galapagos hawks.
Fernandina and Isabela Islands, Galapagos
Spend the morning exploring Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island, where you’ll see colonies of sea lions and marine iguanas, and nesting sites of the flightless cormorant.
In the afternoon, return to Isabela Island for a clifftop tour to see Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants and other rare species. You can also see Darwin Lake and the volcanoes, and spot graffiti from pirates, whalers and buccaneers.
Santiago Island, Galapagos
Your first site on Santiago Island is Espumilla Beach, where you can see marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Explore the Palo Santo forest, and look for nesting marine turtles.
Next, head to Puerto Egas for a coastline tour to spot Galapagos hawks, quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards, and fur sea lions. It’s a great snorkelling spot.
Your trip to Peru starts with a guided tour of Lima. Explore colonial buildings, pre-Colombian sites, Plaza Mayor, and the 17th century cathedral.
The trip continues with a visit to the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum and Larco Museum, before journeying to the charming neighbourhoods of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar.
Today you have a full-day guided excursion of the Sacred Valley. You’ll visit traditional Chincheros village and explore Inca remains, and see the Maras Salt Mine, a pre-Colombian site.
After lunch, continue to the Moray archaeological site, used by the Inca people as farming terraces.
Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
Head to Ollanta railway station to board to Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. After dropping off your luggage at the hotel, you’ll embark on a private guided tour of the Inca citadel before enjoying some free time to wander at leisure amongst the ruins.
Machu Picchu - Cusco
You have return tickets to visit Machu Picchu this morning, along with the opportunity to hike the site for unparalleled views over the citadel.
Later in the day, catch the Vistadome train to Cusco, where you’ll be escorted to your hotel.
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.