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Galápagos & Machu Picchu

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  • Make the most of your time visiting two of Latin America’s crown jewels, true wonders of the world
  • Begin with the rich Andean culture and deep history of iconic Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Cap your journey on a private yacht, immersing yourself in the tropical paradise and Garden of Eden that is the Galápagos

When it comes to visiting South America, the phrase, “too much to see, too little time” applies for most travelers. We’ve attempted to remedy that by designing an itinerary that includes two of the best of our South American adventures, stretching from Peru’s ancient Inca cities of Cusco and Machu Picchu to the enchanting Galápagos Islands! Enjoy guided tours in both of these special places, and experience them in a variety of ways. You’ll hike, snorkel, train, fly, and yacht through spectacular nature, culminating with the rare, endemic wildlife of the Galápagos. Our expert guides and luxurious accommodations are some of the best available. You won’t find this level of quality with any other company!

Day 1: Arrive in Lima, Peru and continue to Cusco, Peru

Arrive in Cusco, Peru. After transferring to the hotel, enjoy a three-hour guided tour of the old city and Inca ruins, or unwind in the hotel. Meet for a welcome dinner tonight.

  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Palacio del Inka-Cusco

Day 2: Morning walking tour of nearby Inca ruins & Afternoon in Urubamba Valley

Private morning tour of spectacular Inca ruins of Puka Pukara, Kenko, Tambo Machay, and the famous fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afterwards, drive through the Urubamba to visit the town of Pisac and its ruins. Overnight in Urubamba. Dinner on your own.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Sol y Luna

Day 3: Train to Machu Picchu and Visit Ruins

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue exploring the valley before transferring to the railway station. Board train for the scenic 2 hour trip through the Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu. From the Machu Picchu train station at Aguascalientes, a short bus ride on steep, winding switchback roads will take you up to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Machu Picchu, nestled between striking peaks high above the Urubamba Valley, exists as an incomparably well-reconstructed ruin of staircases, terraced hillsides, altars, temples, fountains, and vistas. A guided tour of the ruins will follow, after which you have lunch at the Sanctuary Hotel, then more time to explore with your guide. Return on the short bus ride to Aguascalientes for dinner and overnight at the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (subject to availability).

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Day 4: Machu Picchu Ruins & Train back to Cusco

After breakfast, take the 15-minute bus ride to the ruins. You have an early morning tour with your guide before the train arrives with day visitors. If you wish, you can climb Huayna Picchu (9,000') for dramatic vistas of the ruins, the Urubamba Valley, and the Cordillera Vilcabamba, or hike up to Intipunku (the “Gate of the Sun”). Lunch at the Pueblo. Descend by bus around 1:00 p.m. to catch the train to Cusco (about a 2 1/2 hour ride). Dinner on your own in Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Palacio del Inka-Cusco

Day 5: Depart Cusco and connect to Ecuador

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a private transfer to the Cusco airport for departing flight to Lima. Connect with an international flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador. A Mountain Travel Sobek representative will meet you outside the customs and immigration area at the airport. He or she will answer questions, brief you on the immediate arrangements, and escort you to your hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hilton Colon

Day 6: To the Galápagos Islands

After breakfast at the hotel we have an early transfer to the airport. Fly from Guayaquil to the island of Baltra in Galápagos Islands (cost of flight not included). Board boat and begin a delightful week of exploration and relaxation.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:The Reina Silvia

Days 7-12: Cruise, Hike, Kayak and Explore among the “Enchanted Islands"

Each day of your Galápagos cruise contains magical moments of discovery, with a naturalist guide by your side to show you all of the wonders of each of the islands. Every Galápagos cruise itinerary varies, but you'll visit a combination of islands: Plazas, North Seymour, Genovesa, Santiago, Bartolomé, Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Española, and Floreana. Each has its own special highlights, be it the soft, powdery sands, blue-footed boobies, and waved albatross colony at Española; the great snorkeling and a volcano hike on Bartolomé; the tide pools and fur seals on Santiago; the giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz; or the flightless cormorants and hordes of marine iguanas on Fernandina!

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:The Reina Silvia

Day 13: End Cruise and Return to Guayaquil

Motor back to port. Transfer to the airport and fly to Guayaquil arriving in the late afternoon. The evening is free to take in the last of Guayaquil’s sites or to pick up some last-minute souvenirs before heading home. You could fly home on a late "red-eye" flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hilton Colon

Day 14: Fly Home!

Transfer to the airport for your homeward-bound flight, or join one of our extensions.

  • Breakfast

Jul 06 - 19, 2015 Onboard the Galaxy

Aug 10 - 23, 2015 Onboard the Galaxy

Nov 16 - 29, 2015 Onboard the Galaxy

Jan 11 - 24, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Jan 25, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Feb 01 - 14, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Feb 08 - 21, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Mar 07 - 20, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Mar 14 - 27, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Mar 21, 2016 - Apr 03, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Mar 28, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Apr 04 - 17, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Apr 11 - 24, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

May 16 - 29, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

May 23, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Jun 06 - 19, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Jun 13 - 26, 2016 Onboard the Eco-Galaxy

Jul 04 - 17, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Jul 11 - 24, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Jul 18 - 31, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Jul 25, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Aug 01 - 14, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Aug 08 - 21, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Sep 05 - 18, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

pricing

2015 PRICES
$7,195 (10+ members)
$7,595 (7-8 members)

2016 PRICES
$7,595 (7+ members)

Flight Lima-Cusco-Guayaquil not included and estimated at $600.
$545 Internal airfare for Guayaquil to Galapagos roundtrip – subject to change
$100 Galapagos National Park fee
$20 Transit Control Card

Single Supplement: call for details

Children 10 and up are welcome.

NOTE: For detailed itineraries on specific departure dates including day-by-day details, please call us at 1-888-831-7526 or email us at info@mtsobek.com

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Hilton Colon

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel just steps from the train, but a secluded natural paradise. Located in the small town of Aguas Calientes on the banks of the Urubamba River, the Pueblo Hotel was rated by Travel + Leisure readers  as a top 500 hotel of the world in 2006. Rustic elegance distinguishes the private bungalows, each with its own fireplace, and the lush gardens are home to orchids, exotic birds and other flora and fauna.

Palacio del Inka-Cusco — Cusco

Facing the Sun Temple "Koricancha," this romantic, personalized hotel is a traveler's favorite, reaching 11th place on Condé Nast Traveler's list of top South American hotels. Rooms furnished in a classic, traditional style ensure the hotel maintains its serene character despite its central location. 

Sol y Luna — Sacred Valley


The Reina Silvia

At 90 feet long, the Reina Silvia was recently renovated and redesigned to create a pleasant atmosphere for groups of 12-16 guests. The yacht is fully air-conditioned and all cabins have en suite bathrooms with shower, vanity and lavatory. The yacht features up-to-date security, navigational and communications equipment. There is a spacious open-air lounge on the top deck, a swimming platform, kayaks, inflatable tenders, and snorkeling equipment.

More information and deck plan.

  • Make the most of your time visiting two of Latin America’s crown jewels, true wonders of the world
  • Begin with the rich Andean culture and deep history of iconic Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Cap your journey on a private yacht, immersing yourself in the tropical paradise and Garden of Eden that is the Galápagos

When it comes to visiting South America, the phrase, “too much to see, too little time” applies for most travelers. We’ve attempted to remedy that by designing an itinerary that includes two of the best of our South American adventures, stretching from Peru’s ancient Inca cities of Cusco and Machu Picchu to the enchanting Galápagos Islands! Enjoy guided tours in both of these special places, and experience them in a variety of ways. You’ll hike, snorkel, train, fly, and yacht through spectacular nature, culminating with the rare, endemic wildlife of the Galápagos. Our expert guides and luxurious accommodations are some of the best available. You won’t find this level of quality with any other company!

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lima, Peru and continue to Cusco, Peru

Arrive in Cusco, Peru. After transferring to the hotel, enjoy a three-hour guided tour of the old city and Inca ruins, or unwind in the hotel. Meet for a welcome dinner tonight.

  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Palacio del Inka-Cusco

Day 2: Morning walking tour of nearby Inca ruins & Afternoon in Urubamba Valley

Private morning tour of spectacular Inca ruins of Puka Pukara, Kenko, Tambo Machay, and the famous fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afterwards, drive through the Urubamba to visit the town of Pisac and its ruins. Overnight in Urubamba. Dinner on your own.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Sol y Luna

Day 3: Train to Machu Picchu and Visit Ruins

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue exploring the valley before transferring to the railway station. Board train for the scenic 2 hour trip through the Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu. From the Machu Picchu train station at Aguascalientes, a short bus ride on steep, winding switchback roads will take you up to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Machu Picchu, nestled between striking peaks high above the Urubamba Valley, exists as an incomparably well-reconstructed ruin of staircases, terraced hillsides, altars, temples, fountains, and vistas. A guided tour of the ruins will follow, after which you have lunch at the Sanctuary Hotel, then more time to explore with your guide. Return on the short bus ride to Aguascalientes for dinner and overnight at the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (subject to availability).

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Day 4: Machu Picchu Ruins & Train back to Cusco

After breakfast, take the 15-minute bus ride to the ruins. You have an early morning tour with your guide before the train arrives with day visitors. If you wish, you can climb Huayna Picchu (9,000') for dramatic vistas of the ruins, the Urubamba Valley, and the Cordillera Vilcabamba, or hike up to Intipunku (the “Gate of the Sun”). Lunch at the Pueblo. Descend by bus around 1:00 p.m. to catch the train to Cusco (about a 2 1/2 hour ride). Dinner on your own in Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Palacio del Inka-Cusco

Day 5: Depart Cusco and connect to Ecuador

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a private transfer to the Cusco airport for departing flight to Lima. Connect with an international flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador. A Mountain Travel Sobek representative will meet you outside the customs and immigration area at the airport. He or she will answer questions, brief you on the immediate arrangements, and escort you to your hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hilton Colon

Day 6: To the Galápagos Islands

After breakfast at the hotel we have an early transfer to the airport. Fly from Guayaquil to the island of Baltra in Galápagos Islands (cost of flight not included). Board boat and begin a delightful week of exploration and relaxation.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:The Reina Silvia

Days 7-12: Cruise, Hike, Kayak and Explore among the “Enchanted Islands"

Each day of your Galápagos cruise contains magical moments of discovery, with a naturalist guide by your side to show you all of the wonders of each of the islands. Every Galápagos cruise itinerary varies, but you'll visit a combination of islands: Plazas, North Seymour, Genovesa, Santiago, Bartolomé, Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Española, and Floreana. Each has its own special highlights, be it the soft, powdery sands, blue-footed boobies, and waved albatross colony at Española; the great snorkeling and a volcano hike on Bartolomé; the tide pools and fur seals on Santiago; the giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz; or the flightless cormorants and hordes of marine iguanas on Fernandina!

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:The Reina Silvia

Day 13: End Cruise and Return to Guayaquil

Motor back to port. Transfer to the airport and fly to Guayaquil arriving in the late afternoon. The evening is free to take in the last of Guayaquil’s sites or to pick up some last-minute souvenirs before heading home. You could fly home on a late "red-eye" flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hilton Colon

Day 14: Fly Home!

Transfer to the airport for your homeward-bound flight, or join one of our extensions.

  • Breakfast

Hilton Colon

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel just steps from the train, but a secluded natural paradise. Located in the small town of Aguas Calientes on the banks of the Urubamba River, the Pueblo Hotel was rated by Travel + Leisure readers  as a top 500 hotel of the world in 2006. Rustic elegance distinguishes the private bungalows, each with its own fireplace, and the lush gardens are home to orchids, exotic birds and other flora and fauna.

Palacio del Inka-Cusco — Cusco

Facing the Sun Temple "Koricancha," this romantic, personalized hotel is a traveler's favorite, reaching 11th place on Condé Nast Traveler's list of top South American hotels. Rooms furnished in a classic, traditional style ensure the hotel maintains its serene character despite its central location. 

Sol y Luna — Sacred Valley


The Reina Silvia

At 90 feet long, the Reina Silvia was recently renovated and redesigned to create a pleasant atmosphere for groups of 12-16 guests. The yacht is fully air-conditioned and all cabins have en suite bathrooms with shower, vanity and lavatory. The yacht features up-to-date security, navigational and communications equipment. There is a spacious open-air lounge on the top deck, a swimming platform, kayaks, inflatable tenders, and snorkeling equipment.

More information and deck plan.

Dates and Pricing

Jul 06 - 19, 2015 Onboard the Galaxy

Aug 10 - 23, 2015 Onboard the Galaxy

Nov 16 - 29, 2015 Onboard the Galaxy

Jan 11 - 24, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Jan 25, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Feb 01 - 14, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Feb 08 - 21, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Mar 07 - 20, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Mar 14 - 27, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Mar 21, 2016 - Apr 03, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Mar 28, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Apr 04 - 17, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Apr 11 - 24, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

May 16 - 29, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

May 23, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Jun 06 - 19, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Jun 13 - 26, 2016 Onboard the Eco-Galaxy

Jul 04 - 17, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Jul 11 - 24, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Jul 18 - 31, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Jul 25, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Aug 01 - 14, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

Aug 08 - 21, 2016 Onboard the Reina Silvia

Sep 05 - 18, 2016 Onboard the Galaxy

pricing

2015 PRICES
$7,195 (10+ members)
$7,595 (7-8 members)

2016 PRICES
$7,595 (7+ members)

Flight Lima-Cusco-Guayaquil not included and estimated at $600.
$545 Internal airfare for Guayaquil to Galapagos roundtrip – subject to change
$100 Galapagos National Park fee
$20 Transit Control Card

Single Supplement: call for details

Children 10 and up are welcome.

NOTE: For detailed itineraries on specific departure dates including day-by-day details, please call us at 1-888-831-7526 or email us at info@mtsobek.com

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