Machu Picchu to the Galapagos 2021

Oct. 26 – Nov. 10, 2021

Tour Details

Number of days: 
16
Cost: 
$8,593 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Level 3
Max Passengers: 
20
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
Tour Description 


  • Take a guided tour of colonial Lima and the Museo de Arte de Lima, a prominent art museum covering 3,000 years of Peruvian history.
  • Explore the beautiful Sacred Valley, a region of Inca sites and indigenous villages, and attend a native “Offering to the Earth” ceremony.
  • Discover Machu Picchu, the stunning “Lost City of the Incas,” staying at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, just yards from the entrance to the ruins.
  • Savor two guided visits to the breathtaking ruins without all the day trippers.
  • Tour Cuzco – the archaeological hub of the Americas, the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
  • Enjoy lunch in the home of a gracious Cuzco family.
  • In Quito, another UNESCO site, tour its well-preserved historic center – considered Latin America’s finest – and visit the Middle of the World Monument.
  • For your Galapagos adventure, stay for four nights at the beautiful Royal Palm Hotel set in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island.
  • Embark on privately chartered day cruises to North Seymour and South Plaza islands – rich in flora and fauna – accompanied by an expert naturalist guide.
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center to learn about the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises.
  • Enjoy opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and nature walks.
  • Observe the Galapagos’ fascinating residents: Sally Lightfoot crabs, iguanas, sea lions, and abundant birdlife, including blue-footed boobies.
  • Explore Santa Cruz Island, where you encounter the giant Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat, and see the huge craters of Los Gemelos and secluded white-sand Garrapatero beach.
  • With a final day in Quito, tour the colorful Botanical Gardens and lively Iñaquito Market.
  • Join an optional pre-tour excursion to the Amazon rainforest to discover its flora and fauna for 4 days/4 nights.

  • Elimination of Penalty on Tour Deposits (2021) As a final initiative, Odysseys Unlimited has decided to waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits. Effective immediately, each guest’s $500 per person deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.
  • COVID-19 Protocol Update

Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Lima

Day 2: Lima

Day 3: Sacred Valley

Day 4: Sacred Valley

Day 5: Machu Picchu

Day 6: Cuzco

Day 7: Cuzco

Day 8: Quito

Day 9: Quito 

Day 10: Galapagos Islands

Day 11: Galapagos Islands

Day 12: Galapagos Islands

Day 13: Galapagos Islands

Day 14: Quito

Day 15: Depart for U.S. (overnight flight)

Day 16: Arrive U.S.

NOTE: Itinerary may change.