Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

Dec. 1 – 16, 2020

Tour Details

Number of days: 
16
Cost: 
$8,493 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Level 3
Max Passengers: 
20
Lecturer: 
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
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Preliminary Flyer: Machu Picchu 1.28 MB
Tour Description 


  • Enjoy 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 Machu Picchu 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. 
  • For your Galapagos adventure, stay for four nights at the beautiful Royal Palm Hotel set in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island.
  • Enjoy 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.
  • Enjoy opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and nature walks.
  • Observe iconic Galapagos wildlife: Sally Lightfoot crabs, iguanas, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and abundant birdlife.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy Quito’s 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/3 nights.