Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas Cruise

After your relaxing yacht-style adventure in Galápagos amid wildlife and natural wonders, head to Peru to experience the marvels of Machu Picchu, and trace the Inca lineage from Cusco and the Sacred Valley of ancient times to now in the sophisticated vitality of Lima.

Day 1

Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador / Overnight Hotel.

Arrive in Guayaquil by late evening. Meet your fellow travelers at your hotel, the Hilton Colon.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Baltra / Embark the Islander

In the morning, fly from Guayaquil to Baltra, in the Galapagos. After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight, immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, your exact routing depends on the National Park Service.

Days 3-8

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the Galapagos Islands

The following is a representative sample of the islands you may visit during your week on board:

This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.

Santiago offers close encounters with Galápagos fur seals along with an opportunity to study the inhabitants of the island’s countless tide pools.

Santa Cruz
Look for blue-footed boobies, pelicans, sea lions and more. Enjoy walks in the highlands and encounter giant tortoises in the wild.

A small black sand beach offers wonderful morning swimming. Enjoy a more challenging hike over rugged shoreline and a shorter walk within an iguana colony. Kayaking and deep water snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

This is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. We may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

Day 9

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembark in the Galapagos / Fly to Lima, Peru

Depart Galápagos this morning and fly to Lima. Overnight at the Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel.

Day 10

  • Hotels
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Cusco / Sacred Valley

This morning fly from Lima to Cusco and drive to Awanacancha, a farm where South American llamas and alpacas are bred. Enjoy an afternoon lecture by Peter Frost. Check into the Sol y Luna Hotel.

Day 11

  • Hotels
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sacred Valley of the Inca

Peter Frost joins as you visit the massive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Then attend a traditional weaving demonstration by National Geographic grantee Nilda Callanaupa. Enjoy an outdoor lunch with a Paso horse demonstration. Visit to a local pottery studio, featuring ceramics made with ancient Peruvian techniques and designs. After dinner, enjoy a folkloric dance performance.

Day 12

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

At Machu Picchu, enjoy a guided visit to the site and then spend the night at the 31-room Belmond (formerly Orient-Express) Sanctuary Lodge.

Day 13

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Machu Picchu / Cusco

Early morning, hike to the Sun Gate, the ancient final checkpoint to Machu Picchu, and watch daybreak over the quiet ruins. The morning is free to explore. After a train and bus ride we arrive in Cusco in the later afternoon for two nights at the Belmond (formerly Orient-Express) Monasterio Hotel.

Day 14

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Explore the Inca Empire's capital city of Cusco and visit the vast Sacsayhuaman fortress. The afternoon is open to stroll around the city. Relax, shop or visit one of the museums or convents including the magnificent 17th century cathedral and convent of Koricancha. Dinner is on your own. This evening, experience the music of the Andes at a presentation of indigenous instruments.

Day 15

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cusco / Lima

This morning return to Lima and visit the Larco Herrera Museum and stroll the Plaza Mayor. Lunch is traditional Latin American style. Overnight at the Belmond (formerly Orient-Express) Miraflores Park Hotel.

Day 16

  • Breakfast

Lima / Return Home

This morning fly home – or anywhere else you might have decided to go!

All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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*Rates include Galapagos National Park Fee.

*Hotel nights on Days 1 and 9 are at the Hilton in Guayaquil or Quito. Please inquire for pre and post tour accommodation rates at these hotels.

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50


  • Accommodations on board Islander based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Wetsuit
  • Sea Kayaking


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $530 - $590

    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $475 - $520

Optional Hospitality Packages