South America is home to two of the world’s most interesting and iconic destinations: Peru and the Galapagos Islands. While both offer incredible adventures and vacation experiences, visiting them on the same journey requires considerable planning. Fortunately, INCA has created a luxury tour that allows travelers to experience the best of both destinations with a curated 17-day Peru + Galapagos Excursion.
The trip begins with 10 days exploring the most iconic sites of Peru, including two days in Lima, followed by a flight over the snow-capped Andes mountains to Pisac, the sacred valley of the Incas. Day 4 allows travelers to spend time at the indigenous market at Chinchero and watch a traditional weaving ceremony.
Another scenic train ride lands guests at Machu Picchu for two days of exploring the marvels of these ancient ruins. A private guide offers educational talks on the history, legends, and lore of the Incan civilization along the way. Optional hikes and cultural activities can be customized for travelers who want to explore each destination a bit deeper.
After a brief stop in Cusco, travelers board the 141-ft. Integrity, a luxury yacht that transports 16 discerning guests through the Galapagos Islands to explore this natural wonder. Adventurers will stop along the way for excursions to San Cristobal, Genovesa, and other exciting destinations, while enjoying daily swimming and snorkeling trips to see tropical fish, seals, and other marine wildlife. There are daily naturalist-led shore excursions to learn about the local flora and fauna and enjoy intimate and unforgettable wildlife encounters. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure winds down with a day in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The tour includes private vehicles and dedicated guides throughout your journey and can be customized to suit the interests of travelers.