Galapagos Islands Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Peru & Galapagos Explorer

Intrepid Travel
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30 days
$ 318 / day
$ 8,362
From : $ 12,872
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. 4- Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Choose the classic Inca Trail, the quieter Quarry Trail or the scenic train route to reach Machu Picchu. It will be unforgettable, no matter how you get there.
  • Take a boat tour around the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca and spend the night with a local family in a traditional island community.
  • Spend two nights deep in the Amazon Jungle, trekking with local flora and fauna experts through the ‘Lungs of the World’.
  • Huge giant tortoises, colourful marine iguanas and the puppies of the sea (AKA sea lions) – come face-to-face with these creatures and more on the Galapagos Islands.
  • Stay in locally-owned hotels in the Galapagos with daily island-hopping adventures by speedboat. The perfect way to see the best of the archipelago while supporting home-grown businesses.
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Arequipa, Cusco, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Ollantaytambo, Quito, Cotopaxi, Darwin, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Peru
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Legacy of the Incas with Galápagos Cruise

Globus
By Globus
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19 days
$ 432 / day
$ 8,199
From : $ 10,085
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Lima: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery and a local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado; farewell dinner
  • Sacred valley: Enjoy a special lunch, complete with live Andean music and a Mother Earth Ceremony performed by a shaman; visit Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • Machu picchu: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu; Pisco Sour mixology lesson
  • Cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Inca King greeting; visit the cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko Temple, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman
  • Lake titicaca: Guided sightseeing to Taquile and the Uros Floating Islands
  • Sillustani: Visit the ruins; learn about the lives of the local people
  • Paracas: Fly over the Nazca Lines; cruise to the Ballestas IslandsGALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
  • The thrilling beauty of the Galápagos Islands and the rediscovered jewels of the Inca Empire await you on this tour through the Galápagos and Peru
  • A highlight of your vacation is a tour to Machu Picchu, where you’ll visit this amazing Inca city
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puno, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Peru
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From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with ...

Avalon Waterways
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20 days
$ 533 / day
$ 10,459
From : $ 14,390
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines with guaranteed window seat
  • Cruise to the Ballestas Islands; Return to Lima
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery and Larco Herrera Museum; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado
  • Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko, visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market
  • Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco
  • Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the Cathedral
  • Fly to Iquitos via Lima; board the Delfin III; onboard welcome reception; wildlife viewing excursions during the afternoon and evening
  • Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning and afternoon; cooking demonstration and Pisco Sour-making lesson
  • Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning, afternoon, and evening; visit Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; endemic fruit presentation; kayaking; piranha fishing; special farewell dinner
  • Disembark the Delfin III; visit the Manatee Rescue Center; fly to Lima
  • Welcome to Quito
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinner
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island
  • Santiago & Bartolomé Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to Quito
  • Experience the fascinating Nazca Lines, archaeological treasures, and gastronomic delights of Peru, with the untamed rainforest of the Amazon, on this thrilling river cruise adventure that offers a little something for everyone!

    Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion
  • Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Iquitos, Lima, Machu Picchu, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Santiago, Peru
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Complete Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 481 / day
$ 5,402
From : $ 5,913
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Snorkelling in the Devil’s Crown is like nothing else. This submerged crater – full of sea lions, turtles and rays – boasts some of the best underwater views in the archipelago.
  • This trip is one for the bird-lovers. Witness the albatross colonies of Isla Espanola and seek out the rare red-footed booby on Isla Genovesa.
  • Plant your feet on 100-year-old pahoehoe lava as you walk across Bahia Sullivan, perhaps spotting a colourful marine iguana or twelve along the way.
  • Discover the otherworldly landscapes and creatures the islands are famous for, going deeper with a knowledgeable local naturalist who will accompany you on all your excursions.
  • Sea lions, marine iguanas, and more fish than you can shake a snorkel at – this trip is packed with guaranteed wildlife encounters.
Visits:
Darwin, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Isla Baltra, Isla Santa Fe, Quito, San Cristobal, Isla Floreana, Isla Santiago, Santa Fe, Santiago, Ecuador
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Peru Splendors with Galápagos Cruise

Globus
By Globus
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13 days
$ 391 / day
$ 5,089
From : $ 6,259
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Lima : Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant
  • Sacred valley: Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Awanakancha and Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • Machu picchu: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu
  • Cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; participate in a celebratory pasacalle (Andean parade); visit the cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinnerGALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
  • From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights
  • Plus, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to cruise through the Galápagos Islands
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Lima, Machu Picchu, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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Ecuador & Its Galápagos Islands

Avalon Waterways
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8 days
$ 660 / day
$ 5,239
From : $ 7,127
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Quito
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinner
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island
  • Santiago & Bartolomé Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to Quito
  • This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands
  • Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the “Center of the World
Visits:
Galapagos Islands, Otavalo, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Santiago, Ecuador
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Best of Peru & Galapagos

Intrepid Travel
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18 days
$ 417 / day
$ 5,886
From : $ 10,139
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Marvel at the mother of all Inca cities, magical Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and free time to explore on your own
  • Enjoy plenty of time in gorgeous Cusco, the perfect place to launch into further outdoor adventures, or simply relax and take in mountain views
  • The floating reed islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are astounding in concept, construction and history. Take a boat tour on the world's highest navigable lake and stay with a local family there.
  • Get acquainted with the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito, Ecuador's capital
  • The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth
  • Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isabela Island, and kayak in beautiful Isabela Bay
  • Get up close and personal with giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island. These nearly extinct creatures are one of the greatest drawcards to the Galapagos
  • This is a land based Galapagos trip, we use locally owned hotels on the islands. On this trip you will have more opportunities to interact with the locals as opposed to staying on a boat.
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Avenue of Volcanoes, Cotopaxi, Darwin, Guayaquil, Ollantaytambo, Otavalo, Puno, Quito, San Cristobal, Ecuador, Peru
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Essential Galapagos

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 200 / day
$ 2,108
From : $ 2,526
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Check out the highland haven of Quito – Ecuador’s vibrant mountainous capital. If you’ve got time, why not extend your stay here and discover the historic Old Town and Volcan Pichincha lookout.
  • The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most unique wildlife on earth – many you may not have heard of before! Spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigate birds and so much more on your island escape.
  • Consider a range of optional activities to enhance your wicked wildlife stops with your small group. Snorkelling at Kicker Rock? Swimming alongside sea lions near Isla Lobos? It’s up to you!
  • Take land-side visits to San Cristobal’s Interpretation Center and Isabela’s Giant Tortoise Breeding Center to discover more about the islands’ history and conservation efforts to preserve this far-flung paradise.
  • By staying on the islands, you’ll get the best of both worlds – discovering the forests, beaches and marine hotspots by day, and chilling out in town by night.
Visits:
Darwin, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela Island, Ecuador
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Peru Splendors with Peru's Amazon & Galápago ...

Globus
By Globus
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17 days
$ 342 / day
$ 5,819
From : $ 7,157
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Lima : Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant
  • Sacred valley: Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Awanakancha and Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • Machu picchu: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu
  • Cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; participate in a celebratory pasacalle (Andean parade); visit the cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinnerGALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
  • From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its scenic beauty to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights
  • Plus, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to cruise through the Galápagos Islands
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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Spirit of South America with Galápagos Cruise

Globus
By Globus
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22 days
$ 375 / day
$ 8,249
From : $ 10,146
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Rio de janeiro: Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and Sugar Loaf cocktail party; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinner
  • Buenos aires: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; Tango dance lesson; Tango show
  • Iguassu falls: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train
  • Lima: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; dinner at Larco Herrera Museum; local Peruvian food market
  • Sacred valley: Visit Kenko Amphitheater and Pisac; Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home visit for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • Machu picchu: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with Local Guide and two days entrance to the ruins
  • Cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral, the Santo Domingo Monastery, and Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinnerGALÁPAGOS
  • Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and the Galápagos Islands
  • Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Lima, Machu Picchu, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Pacific Ocean, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru
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Discover the Galápagos & Peru

Avalon Waterways
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15 days
$ 510 / day
$ 7,599
From : $ 10,326
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Walking tour; visit San Francisco Monastery; Larco Herrera Museum and welcome dinner
  • Visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market
  • Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco
  • Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman
  • Fly to Quito via Lima
  • Excursion to Otavalo's Indian market and Peguche; Hacienda lunch
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal Island
  • Española Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Floreana Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Santa Fé & Santa Cruz Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit EL Chato Tortoise Reserve; fly to Quito
  • Fantastic treasures await you on this cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Lima, Machu Picchu, Otavalo, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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Legacy of the Incas with Peru's Amazon & Gal ...

Globus
By Globus
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23 days
$ 387 / day
$ 8,899
From : $ 10,946
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Lima: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery and a local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado; farewell dinner
  • Sacred valley: Enjoy a special lunch, complete with live Andean music and a Mother Earth Ceremony performed by a shaman; visit Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • Machu picchu: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu; Pisco Sour mixology lesson
  • Cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Inca King greeting; visit the cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko Temple, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman
  • Lake titicaca: Guided sightseeing to Taquile and the Uros Floating Islands
  • Sillustani: Visit the ruins; learn about the lives of the local people
  • Paracas: Fly over the Nazca Lines; cruise to the Ballestas IslandsGALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
  • Be sure you’ve packed your camera on this amazing vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands, as you’ll enjoy magnificent scenery in the Peruvian Amazon, thrilling wildlife in the Galápagos Islands, and amazing ancient ruins in some of Peru’s most historic areas
  • Peru is one of the great originating centers of ancient culture, and on this vacation, you’ll discover its archaeological treasures, visit its ancient ruins, and learn about its ancient culture
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with ...

Avalon Waterways
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
18 days
$ 538 / day
$ 9,469
From : $ 13,067
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery and Larco Herrera Museum; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado
  • Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko, visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market
  • Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco
  • Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the Cathedral
  • Fly to Iquitos via Lima; board the Delfin III; onboard welcome reception; wildlife viewing excursions during the afternoon and evening
  • Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning and afternoon; cooking demonstration and Pisco Sour-making lesson
  • Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning, afternoon, and evening; visit Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; endemic fruit presentation; kayaking; piranha fishing; special farewell dinner
  • Disembark the Delfin III; visit the Manatee Rescue Center; fly to Lima
  • Welcome to Quito
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinner
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island
  • Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to Quito
  • Experience the archaeological treasures and scenic beauty of Peru with the fascinating untamed rainforest of the Amazon and the stunning marine life and tropical waters of the Galápagos Islands
  • This amazing river cruise vacation offers a little something for everyone!

    Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Iquitos, Lima, Machu Picchu, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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Spirit of South America with Amazon & Galápa ...

Globus
By Globus
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26 days
$ 360 / day
$ 9,359
From : $ 11,512
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Rio de janeiro: Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and Sugar Loaf cocktail party; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinner
  • Buenos aires: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; Tango dance lesson; Tango show
  • Iguassu falls: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train
  • Lima: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; dinner at Larco Herrera Museum; local Peruvian food market
  • Sacred valley: Visit Kenko Amphitheater and Pisac; Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home visit for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • Machu picchu: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with Local Guide and two days entrance to the ruins
  • Cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral, the Santo Domingo Monastery, and Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinnerGALÁPAGOS
  • Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and the Galápagos Islands
  • Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights, including the Amazon Jungle, where you’ll cruise along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers form the Amazon
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Cusco, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Lima, Machu Picchu, Manaus, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru
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Galapagos Encounter: Southern Islands (Grand Quee ...

Peregrine Adventures
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
6 days
$ 1,011 / day
$ 6,063
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • As you board your vessel – m/y grand queen beatriz – and follow in the footsteps of charles darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.
  • Explore the islands from on deck, on foot and in the water, no doubt with your eyes open for your next unique sight.
  • You'll encounter giant galapagos tortoises, blue-footed and masked boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, as well as land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals and perhaps dolphins, whales and sea turtles.
  • All of peregrine's galapagos guides are registered and licensed by the national park, so you will be sure to have the most in-depth knowledge each step of the way.
  • With return flights included to the highland city of quito, consider extending your stay in ecuador to discover more that this south american hotspot has to offer.
Visits:
Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Quito, Isabela Island, Darwin, Ecuador
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Top Galapagos Islands Attractions & Experiences

Top Galapagos Islands Experiences

    Getting closer to wildlife than at any other place on the planet, on islands where animals have no fear of humans.

     Viewing the mesmerizing courtship “dance” of the blue-footed booby, in which the two birds lift one foot, then the other, and peck at each other with their bills.

     Snorkeling among sea lions, sea turtles, barracuda, and (harmless) sharks in crystal-clear, warm waters.

     Spotting the world’s most northerly -- and some of the world’s smallest -- penguins, frolicking in the water.

     Marveling at sleek black frigate birds – known as the “pirates of the sea” – as they swoop down and steal food out of other birds’ mouths.

     Stepping carefully amid hundreds of marine iguanas as they emerge from the sea where they’ve been feeding, then scurry up on the rocks to dry out.

     Watching as colorful red-orange Sally Lightfoot crabs skitter across a shallow tide pool.

     Climbing a volcanic hill via boardwalk for a panoramic view, which astronaut Buzz Aldrin once compared to a moonscape.

     Sharing a field with dozens of giant tortoises as they inch along, looking like they just emerged from the dinosaur era.

    Visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station and learning about his amazing discoveries.

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Active Adventures Pika Trip

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The Pika trip was a replacement trip that my son Ted and I had originally planned for Bhutan in the fall of 2020, but Covid got in the way. The Pika Trip was completely up to the standards of my four previous Active Adventures trips(Dolomites, Nepal, Patagonia, Machu Picchu). Each of them was a trip of a lifetime experience and the Pika was no exception and it was right here in the USA.
The Austin Adventure guides (Alisa and Steve) were hardworking, accommodating, knowledgeable and flat out fun to be around. As all four previous trips were outside the US, I had found that international travel can be a bit tiring, however once in the hands of the guide(s) you could just relax and enjoy the new world. Surprisingly it was the same on this trip. Once we met the guides it was all “no worries”.
The food….well we ate like kings. If you have not yet had a buffalo steak…well I am long over due for another. The lodging?….a couple of our rooms were almost too nice for a hiking trip. This was NOT camping. :-)
And the scenery, do I dare say was spectacular. Photography is my hobby (some say disease) and the colors….oh my the colors.
Sooo, I am now 75 years old and had in mind that this would be my last Active Adventures trip. Am now rethinking that. All you young’uns out there, if you are debating, 75 comes around pretty damned fast. If you have the means, sign up. It is best way to maximize your trip, have a helluva good time and experience the world around you to the fullest.

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I'll be back

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

It was an unforgettable experience, very beautiful places I met, the bad thing was that it was only a few days. But the best of all was Jacqueline our travel advisor, she was there for us every day. Thank you very much for helping me make my dream come true with my beloved family. These memories will remain in my heart. Thank you very much

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Operator Responsible Travel

Trip of a Lifetime

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This Dolomiti experience with Active Adventures was all I had dreamed of and more. Before and during the trip the staff was promptly and thoroughly responsive to any concerns, which I greatly appreciated, and the trip itself was a magical blend of different delights within the Dolomiti -- hiking, biking, rifugios, the challenging Via Ferrata, rich World War I history, gorgeous scenery and weather, great food, and then beautiful and comfy accommodations to cap it off at the end of each incredible day.

Our guides, Richard and Marika, were the absolute best, highly knowledgeable and helpful, as well as fun and entertaining, always providing a safe environment within which to enjoy the Dolomiti. In our case it was necessary for Richard to modify the itinerary in order to meet the needs of everyone in our group, and he did this seamlessly and beautifully, allowing each of us to fully enjoy our experience.
The transfer drivers and all other details were thoroughly covered, which allowed for things to flow well from start to finish. This trip was definitely a lifetime highlight for me, and I'm grateful to Active Adventures for providing such an incredible opportunity.

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Operator Active Adventures

After two years of being cooped and…

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

After two years of being cooped and limited, and at a SENIOR status(...), I rediscovered the beautiful skies in the mountains, the waterfalls, the pleasure of kayaking on a scenic lake, and the pleasure of having excellent guides who know, not just all the details of the sites, their detours and special vistas, but take you to the best local feed places at the end of a long and hard day. DO IT! You owe it to yourself.

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The best solution to the long Covid blah

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

After two years of being cooped and limited, and at a SENIOR status(...), I rediscovered the beautiful skies in the mountains, the waterfalls, the pleasure of kayaking on a scenic lake, and the pleasure of having excellent guides who know, not just all the details of the sites, their detours and special vistas, but take you to the best local feed places at the end of a long and hard day. DO IT! You owe it to yourself.

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Operator Active Adventures

Alps to Ocean Ride

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our group rode Alps to Ocean last week with Elle and Caleb. We had the most wonderful time with them. Very organised, easy to get on with, full of information and boy can they cook.
Thanks so much for a fun filled, positive week.

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Operator Active Adventures

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