Machu Picchu & Galapagos

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4.8 Based on 13 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-11421
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Guayaquil, Ecuador
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Visit Machu Picchu to discover the incredible Lost City of the Incas
  • Discover historic Cuzco, former capital of the vast Inca empire
  • Optional day walk on the Inca Trail at no extra cost (please request at the time of booking)
  • Spend seven nights on a small catamaran in the Galapagos Islands
  • Enjoy the wildlife and volcanic landscapes of the Galapagos
The "Machu Picchu & Galapagos" tour starts from Cusco and ends in Guayaquil. The "Machu Picchu & Galapagos" tour is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 14 days taking you through Cusco, Isla Baltra, Quito, Galapagos Islands and 5 other destinations in Peru and Ecuador. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This fascinating trip combines two truly outstanding places in South America. Flying into the Peruvian highlands, we explore Cuzco, a city replete with Inca and colonial architecture. A beautiful train ride through mountains and cloud forest then takes us to the extraordinary lost city of Machu Picchu. Then we visit Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago, one of the leading ecological sites in the world, with incredible fauna on land and sea plus striking volcanic landscapes. We explore the islands from the comfort of our small catamarn, which grants us access to areas larger boats cannot reach.
  • Day 1: Start Cuzco; afternoon walking tour
  • Day 2: Free morning in Cuzco; optional Sacred Valley tour
  • Day 3: Train to Aguas Calientes; optional "One-day Inca Trail" hike via Wiñay Wayna ruins
  • Day 4: Morning tour of Machu Picchu; afternoon return to Cuzco
  • Day 5: Fly to Quito
  • Day 6: Quito city tour
  • Day 7: Fly to San Cristóbal Airport and visit Interpretation Centre
  • Day 8: Sante Fe and South Plaza
  • Day 9: North Seymour and Chinese Hat
  • Day 10: Santa Cruz Island
  • Day 11: Isabela Island
  • Day 12: Fernandina and Isabela islands
  • Day 13: Santiago and Rabida islands
  • Day 14: Disembark Santa Cruz; fly Baltra to Guayaquil and end
  • All accommodation
  • All land/sea transport and listed activities
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Flights between Cuzco and Quito (if booking incl. flights)
  • Return flights from Quito to the Galapagos
  • Tour leader in Peru and registered naturalist guide in the Galapagos
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes approximately US$120 (US$220 as of August 1st, 2024), paid locally
  • Flights between Cuzco and Quito (if booking excluding flights)
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 29 2019
5 - Excellent
Truly amazing holiday!
Wow - what an amazing holiday. Truly a holiday of a lifetime! Incredible to see the scale and beauty of Machu Picchu. We walked to the Sun Gate and hiked down instead of taking the bus which was not quite the 1 day trek but... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Lifelong ambition realised
The whole holiday exceeded our expectations. Our guides were exceptional and our group gelled immediately. The number of flights and time spent in airports was tiring but didn't detract from the overall wonderful experience.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Fabulous Holiday
I had a fabulous holiday to two inspiring places - Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. Although the journeys were long and tiring everything worked like Clockwork. We were lucky to have like-minded fellow travellers who we... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 16 2017
5 - Excellent
Peru & Galapagos, with Amazon extension
A fantastic trip and one I would seriously recommend to anyone wishing to combine Inca sites with wildlife and a completely different culture to the UK
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Machu Picchu & Galapagos tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 August 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Machu Picchu & Galapagos tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Machu Picchu & Galapagos tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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