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Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery
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Ecuador & Peru

Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery

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.
Colour, culture and Incas - get ready for feisty, fiery and variety-filled adventures in Ecuador & Peru. Get ready to explore the legacy of the Incas in Machu Picchu, and take in the cultural highlights of its intriguing modern cities such as Lima and Cusco. Adventurers can further venture into the Amazon rainforest or go on to trek the Incan Trail, which is a must for any hiker.
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  • Duration
    14 Days
  • Starting From
    $4,549
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Ecuador: A stunning package!
Highlight #1
Ecuador: A stunning package!
There's plenty to do in Ecuador for all kinds of travellers. You can see whales offthe coast, birds in the cloud forest, and caimans' eyes gloating red in the waters of the Amazon.
City of Kings
Highlight #2
City of Kings
This Peruvian gem has world-class food, nightlife, colonial-style architecture, surfing and vibrant markets. There’s something for everyone.
Peru’s historical capital
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Peru’s historical capital
Take in the highlights of the captivating capital of the Incan empire, and explore the historic Sacsayhuaman fortress - its construction remains a mystery to this date!
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Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.

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Quito

Arrive at any time. 

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

San Cristóbal Island/Quito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Quito/Lima

Explore Quito before flying to Lima in the evening.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

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:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cusco

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products Your Discover Moment: Cusco

  Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (4 nts)

  Incredible wildlife encounters

  Daily opportunities for swimming and snorkelling

  Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands

  Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits aboard Galápagos yacht

  Sacred Valley guided tour

  Pottery making demonstration

  Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters (4 days)

  Guided tour of Machu Picchu

  Internal flights

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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