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Wild Galapagos & Peru Escape

Galapagos Cruise Information

  • National Geographic Islander
  • Expedition Ship
  • 48 Capacity
  • 9 Days
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    • Sep 7 Sat
    • Sep 21 Sat
    • Nov 2 Sat
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    • Feb 8 Sat
    • May 16 Sat
    • May 30 Sat
    • Jul 11 Sat
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    • Aug 8 Sat
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Summary : Experience the best of Galapagos, and Machu Picchu too, in nine action-packed days. Starting in Lima on a Saturday night, stay two nights in the Sacred Valley, enjoy fabled Machu Picchu and see Cusco, imperial capital of the Inca. Journey to Galapagos for a five-day voyage, with multiple adventures every day on land and undersea—walks and hikes, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and snorkeling.

All departures will have a certified photo instructor onboard.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins


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  • Free round-trip Galapagos airfare from Ecuador
  • Groups of 6 or more save 10%

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Free Chronicle: Receive a free video chronicle of your trip, compliments of ExpeditionTrips!

Prices from
$6,570 to $10,330

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Day 1
U.S. / Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima, Peru’s thriving capital, and transfer to the convenient Lima Airport Holiday Inn.

Day 2
Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco and explore this Inca imperial city. Continue through the fabled and fertile Urubamba Valley to Tambo del Inka. National Geographic Grantee Nilda Callañaupa, founder of El Centro de Textiles Tradicionales de Cusco, joins the group to demonstrate Inca weaving traditions. Dinner tonight is at the hotel.

Day 3
Machu Picchu, Peru

Drive to Ollantaytambo, where you board the train to Machu Picchu. Set at less than 8,000 feet in the “eyebrow of the jungle,” the sanctuary is surrounded by tropical mountain forest with diverse birds and orchids. Linger after day-visitors are gone, returning to Machu Picchu Pueblo for the train back to the Sacred Valley and Tambo del Inka this evening. Dinner is served aboard the first-class train.

Day 4
Sacred Valley / Guayaquil, Ecuador

Bid farewell to Peru and continue to Ecuador for part two of your expedition with flights from Cusco via Lima to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. Overnight at Hotel del Parque.

Day 5 – 8
Guayaquil / Galapagos Islands

Fly on Day 5 to Galapagos. Each day join naturalists on interpretive walks, swim, snorkel, or explore by kayak or Zodiac—all the while witnessing incredible interactions between animals in their natural habitat.

Start exploring on Isla Santa Cruz with a trip over the highlands of Santa Cruz. Search for penguins on stark black lava at Sullivan Bay on Santiago, swim in a secluded cove on Santa Fe, snorkel in crystal-clear water at Sombrero Chino, sail across the Equator into the flooded caldera at Genovesa, a seabird paradise, and wander among sea lions and land iguanas on Plaza Sur.

Day 9
Disembark / Baltra Island / Guayaquil, Ecuador

Disembark this morning in Baltra after breakfast and fly to Guayaquil, where a dayroom is waiting at the Hotel del Parque.

NOTE: You may elect to spend the night and return home on Day 10 at no additional cost.


This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

National Geographic Global Explorers:
Kids and teens will develop the mindset of an explorer through a range of cool activities: recording wildlife, plant, and undersea sightings in their Field Notebook, using photos, video, drawing and more to tell a story about the wonders they'll encounter, snorkeling with sea lions, and earning their Zodiac "driver's license!" Plus, National Geographic certified field educators—a brand-new addition to our expedition team—will help optimize Galápagos' daily learning opportunities.

Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.

Post-Trip Extension: Quito & Otavalo
Follow the mystery and magic of Galapagos with a 3-day cultural experience in the Andes of Ecuador. 3 Days from $425 per person.

Pre-cruise hotel nights as per the itinerary; post-cruise dayroom or hotel night in Guayaquil; transfers between airport and ship if booked on group flights; Galapagos National Park entry fee; Galapagos Transit Card; shipboard accommodations; certified photo instructor; kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding; one hour of Wi-Fi per person/per day onboard ship; gear on loan (snorkeling gear, wetsuit); video chronicle of your trip; meals on land as per the itinerary; all meals onboard ship; most beverages onboard ship; gratuities in Peru only (excludes ship's crew). Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; meals not indicated as included; optional extensions; passport and visa expenses; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry; premium alcoholic beverages; Internet/Wi-Fi except mentioned as included; gratuities to ship's crew; fuel surcharge may apply.  

Airfare between Guayaquil and the Galapagos Islands:
The flights between mainland Ecuador (Guayaquil) and the Galapagos Islands are an additional cost. For your cruise security, ExpeditionTrips must reserve these flights for you at the time of cruise booking. Approximate cost (including service fee): $500-$700 per adult; $350-$450 per child under 12 (copy of passport required).

Photos: © Lori Gifford (Peruvian Woman); © Ralph Lee Hopkins (Machu Picchu, Sally Lightfoot Crab); © Sven-Olof Lindblad (Tortoises, Flamingo); © Lindblad Expeditions (Frigatebird); © Cindy Manning (Boys Snorkeling with Turtle); © Michael S. Nolan (Sea Lion, Snorkel with Penguin); © Amelia Tockston (Llama)

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