8 DAY MACHU PICCHU & GALAPAGOS CLASSIC

Duration8 Days
Price From $1,620
Highlights
  • checkMachu PicchuGet amazed by the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, considered a masterpiece of art, architecture, and engineering.
  • checkSanta Cruz HighlandsYou will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkCuscoExplore the streets, plazas and markets of this UNESCO World Heritage City.
  • checkSacred ValleyWander through Ollantaytambo, the town built on top of Inca foundations.
  • checkLa LoberiaA beautiful beach where you can find plenty of sea lions, interacting with each other.
  • checkSeymour IslandWonderful island to hike, snorkel and see frigate birds and blue footed boobies.
  • checkPlaza de Armas Cusco Square that marks the colonial centre of the city.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cusco Main Square

    Today you will arrive to Cusco Airport. There are a couple of connecting flights to get to Cusco from the airport in Lima. You will need to arrange your flight to get to Cusco. Upon your arrival your Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour will start and you will have a private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Please be aware of the sign with your name on it. You will drive with your guide to the nearby ruins of Cusco, such as Sacsayhuaman Fortress with his immense walls of temples made up of huge stones distributed in a zigzag pattern, the red Fort Puca Pucara, Qenko Amphitheatre and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. After an impressive walk around the area you will turn back to the hotel.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsMunay Wasi Inn Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 2 CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Pisac Market

    The Sacred Valley was a key area of settlement to the Incas. Its agreeable climate and fertile plains make a rare and fruitful combination for the high Andes. The visit includes Pisac Indian Market which attracts people from remote communities, dressed in colorful, traditional attire. In the afternoon, you will visit the Ollantaytambo Ruins. One of its best preserved areas, known as Hanan Hucaypata, lies north of the main square. After lunch, you will begin your journey by train enjoying panoramic windows. You will be delighted by the incredible landscapes along the route to Machu Picchu. In the evening you will have dinner (drinks not included).

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar, Train.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsEl Mapi Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 3 MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Machu Picchu

    You will start the day by walking to the bus station to take your bus to Machu Picchu. Here, you will have your shared transfer from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, and viceversa. Machu Picchu is considered as one of the most extraordinary examples of landscape architecture in the world. Located in an enclave of a mountain overlooking the canyon of the Urubamba River, in an area of lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship and a site for star-gazing. In 2007, Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. In the afternoon, you will take the Executive Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, and then private transport to Cusco with guide.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportBus, Car, Train.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsMunay Wasi Inn Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 4 CUSCO – GUAYAQUIL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cusco - Peru -- Credits Alonso Molina - PROMPERU

    Today you will have your transfer to the airport of Cusco from where you will fly to Guayaquil. Upon arrival in Guayaquil you will be picked up by the hotel shuttle. Depending on the flight times, you will have city tour by night in Guayaquil (about 3 hours).

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsWyndham Hotel Guayaquil or similar.
  • DAY 5 TRANSFER IN – TWINS – HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Giant Tortoise

    At Baltra Airport, the guide will pick you up and will take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz. First, you make a stop at the Twin Craters. “Los Gemelos”, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite to each other. You will have lunch in the highlands (if your arrival is before 02:00 PM). This includes a visit to the famous Lava tunnels. Rancho Primicias is located on the top of the island Santa Cruz. This is a humid tropical forest and offers varied landscapes. Its major tourist attraction are the tortoises that migrate from the park to this property at certain times of the year. Afterwards, you will be brought to Puerto Ayora.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fiesta or similar
  • DAY 6 BARTOLOME / FLOREANA / NORTH SEYMOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Snorkeling

    Today you will visit an uninhabited island by boat. It will either be Floreana, Bartolome or North Seymour. You can tell us your preference and we try to get you to that island. Unfortunately, due to availability we cannot guarantee the island. You will navigate for about 30 min up to 2,5 hours to get to the island. You will have a short hike to get to know the land species and afterwards you will go snorkeling. Around 04:00 PM you will be back in the village and you might have time to visit the Charles Darwin Station by yourself.  

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fiesta or similar
  • DAY 7 SAN CRISTOBAL – LA LOBERIA SELF-GUIDED – ISLA LOBOS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sea Lions Sleeping

    At 07:00 AM you take the public speedboat to San Cristobal. Here you’ll be picked up and the driver will take you to your hotel. The rest of the morning is free, and you can visit La Loberia beach on your own. At 01:00 PM you will go to Isla Lobos where you will have a high chance to see blue-footed boobies and a big Galapagos sea lion colony. The boat ride takes about 20 min and upon arrival, you will have a snack / basic local lunch. Afterwards you have a hike of about 1,5 hours before you go snorkeling.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 8 TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Cristobal Beach

    This is the last day of your Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour. After breakfast, you will have a drop off at San Cristobal Airport (just 5 min). In the morning you usually have time to enjoy a bit more of the sea lions at Playa Mann or you can go to the interpretation center by yourself. The tour will end upon arrival to the airport where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pickups and drop offs at corresponding airports.
  • Bus Transport Transportation on and between the Galapagos Islands as described in the itinerary.
  • Bus Transport Transportation fee between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel.
  • Bus Transport Return train tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes in Machu Picchu.
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Activities Entrance fee Machu Picchu (including guided tour)
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling equipment in the Galapagos Islands: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International and domestic flights.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
    + Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
    + Water Taxi (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

TOUR SUMMARY

The Peru & Galapagos combination is the perfect option for travelers who don’t have a lot of time. You will see the absolute highlights of South America with the Galapagos Islands and the Machu Picchu in Peru. The trip is full of adventure but combined with comfortable family-owned hotels. The hotels are a tourist superior class. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Single travelers have a private room with a private bathroom.
  • Please, note that departure dates are subject to change due to availability.
  • There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small. 
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
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$ 2565 p.p. based on 1 or more guest
$ 1890 p.p. based on 2 - 5 guests
$ 1620 p.p. based on 6 or more guests
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