Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery

14 days*
From 31536 SEK was 39410 SEK
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Overview
From the unique wildlife of the Galápagos to the towering peaks of Peru, discover two of South America's iconic highlights in one comprehensive adventure — explore the Galápagos aboard the Xavier III before flying into the Andean highlands. As one of the larger tour operators in the Galápagos, our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value and in Peru we run our own treks, ensuring the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Experience the intense variety and striking beauty of two of South America's most dramatic regions.
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Overview

  • Departs/Ends: Quito to Cusco
  • Travel style: Active
  • Physical rating: 4
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, Avg 12

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (6 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (4 nts), camping (3 nts).
  • Transport: Plane, motorized yacht (Xavier), van, train, hiking, public bus, panga.
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Lima, Cusco and Quito, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.

Extras

  • The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price. Allow USD185-240 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with giant tortoises. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4 Cerro Dragón/Islas Daphne
Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6 San Cristóbal Island/Quito
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Quito/Lima
Explore Quito before flying to Lima in the evening. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Lima/Cusco
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour. Meals included: breakfast
Day 9 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar). Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 10 Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 11 Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 12 Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft). Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 13 Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon. Meals included: breakfast
Day 14 Cusco
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast

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Dates & Prices
All years
31 Dec 2019
13 Jan 2020
39518 SEK
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Lower Deck - Twin
Permits on request only
  • Departs from: Quito
  • Ends in Cusco
Price per person 39518 SEK
31 Dec 2019
13 Jan 2020
41246 SEK
1 left
Upper Deck - Twin
Permits on request only
  • Departs from: Quito
  • Ends in Cusco
Price per person 41246 SEK
14 Jan 2020
27 Jan 2020
39410 SEK
2 left
Lower Deck - Twin
  • Departs from: Quito
  • Ends in Cusco
Price per person 39410 SEK
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Overview

From the unique wildlife of the Galápagos to the towering peaks of Peru, discover two of South America’s iconic highlights in one comprehensive adventure — explore the Galápagos aboard the Xavier III before flying into the Andean highlands. As one of the larger tour operators in the Galápagos, our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value and in Peru we run our own treks, ensuring the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Experience the intense variety and striking beauty of two of South America’s most dramatic regions.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Quito to Cusco
  • Travel style: Active
  • Physical rating: 4
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, Avg 12

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (6 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (4 nts), camping (3 nts).
  • Transport: Plane, motorized yacht (Xavier), van, train, hiking, public bus, panga.
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Lima, Cusco and Quito, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.

Extras

The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

Allow USD185-240 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with giant tortoises. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4 Cerro Dragón/Islas Daphne
Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6 San Cristóbal Island/Quito
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Quito/Lima
Explore Quito before flying to Lima in the evening. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Lima/Cusco
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour. Meals included: breakfast
Day 9 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar). Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 10 Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 11 Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 12 Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft). Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 13 Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon. Meals included: breakfast
Day 14 Cusco
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
All years
Dec 31
31 Dec 2019 13 Jan 2020
Lower Deck - Twin
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Permits on request only
39518 SEK
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Price per person 39518 SEK
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Dec 31
31 Dec 2019 13 Jan 2020
Upper Deck - Twin
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Permits on request only
41246 SEK
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  • Departs from Quito
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Price per person 41246 SEK
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39410 SEK
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  • Departs from Quito
  • Ends in Cusco
Price per person 39410 SEK
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