Discover the Land of the Inca + Voyage in the Wake of Darwin

+ Our Complete Machu Picchu Experience includes the artifacts found by Hiram Bingham and a second sunrise visit to the Lost City.
+ We show you more of Ecuador: The Colonial majesty and rich traditions of Quito, the Andean market town of Otavalo, and a family-run rose farm.
+ Delight in all the scenery of a Galapagos cruise with floor-to-ceiling windows in your Upper Deck stateroom!
+ Step ashore with our expert naturalists at seven unique landing sites in the Galapagos and enhance your cruise with free snorkeling gear, kayaks and a glass-bottom boat.
+ Includes an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Welcome to Lima, Peru

    On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the 5-star JW Marriott Hotel, overlooking the Pacific from a striking cliff-top setting in the vibrant city-center district of Miraflores. Settle in to your oceanview room and take the rest of this day to relax and enjoy as you wish.
  • Discover Lima c

    Today your engaging guide will be waiting to show you the Colonial-era landmarks, colorful neighborhoods and vibrant city life of the capital. Just outside your hotel’s front door, the inviting district of Miraflores is popular with city residents who come here to enjoy the shops, restaurants and fine views over the Pacific. In the afternoon, you’ll discover the splendid Colonial architecture of downtown Lima. Stand in Plaza Mayor and admire the Cathedral; built in the 18th century, this handsome landmark is the oldest on the Square. Right next door, the Archbishop’s Palace is easily recognized by its grand wooden balcony. Just a few blocks away, the historic Church and Convent of San Francisco is perhaps the most impressive of Lima’s Colonial monuments. Behind its striking yellow and white façade, you’ll find a beautifully decorated interior with glazed ceramic tiles from Spain and carved ceilings that show a strong Moorish influence.
    Next up is a guided stroll through Barranco, a charming city neighborhood that has attracted writers and artists since the early 20th century. Today, it remains a vibrant cultural enclave with thriving studios, galleries and cafes.  Then visit the highly regarded Larco Museum; its superb collection of pre-Columbian artifacts is a great introduction to the many ancient sites you’ll explore in the coming days. Our visit is capped with a special privately-arranged welcome dinner here at the museum, set in an historic 18th-century landmark.  
    Meals B+D
  • Fly to Cuzco + Get to Know the Ancient Inca Capital

    After an early breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your included flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca. On arrival, you’ll begin your exploration of the city with the handsome Colonial landmarks that surround the Plaza de Armas - including the Cathedral and the equally impressive Church of La Compania de Jesus, a splendid Colonial Baroque landmark built by the Jesuits in the 17th century.
    The day’s sightseeing is highlighted by a visit to the new Casa Concha Museum. Here in a Colonial mansion built on the foundations of an ancient Inca Palace, you’ll be enthralled by meticulously presented exhibits - including the many artifacts excavated at Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham; after having spent the last hundred years at Yale University, this vast collection was just repatriated to Peru in 2011. Enjoy an overnight at the 5-star JW Marriott Hotel, set on the grounds of a historic 16th-century Spanish convent just steps away from the Plaza de Armas. Your specially oxygenated room will help to ensure your comfort at this high-mountain elevation. 
    Meals B
  • Through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

    A two-day visit to Machu Picchu begins with an unforgettable rail journey through the Urubamba River Valley, a timeless region of snow-capped Andean peaks, quiet villages and terraced fields that have been cultivated for centuries.
    On arrival in the beguiling town of Aguas Calientes, you’ll board a coach for the 20-minute ride up the switchback mountain road that brings you to the entrance to Machu Picchu. The fabled Lost City of the Inca is certainly the single greatest landmark in Peru – and perhaps all of South America. Indeed, little can be written here that would do justice to the breathtaking grandeur of its mountain setting, the enigmatic aura that permeate this ancient citadel, and the unforgettable experience of standing among these ancient stones. And accompanied by our expert’s illuminating insight, your visit will bring to life the ancient civilization that built Machu Picchu.
    Tonight, you’ll be one of the privileged few to stay at the singular Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel here on the mountaintop adjacent to the Lost City of the Inca. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Sunrise at Machu Picchu + Back to Cuzco by Rail

    You’ll want to arise early today to take advantage of our lodge’s one-of-a-kind setting. As the only hotel next to Machu Picchu, you’ll be among the first to enter the site this morning. At this early hour, the day-visitors from Cuzco and the Sacred Valley have yet to arrive and even those who spent the night in the town below will still be making the 20-minute ascent. With fewer people and the softer light of morning just breaking over the mountain peaks, this early-morning visit to Machu Picchu is one of the most memorable travel experiences you will ever have.
    In the afternoon, you’ll make the return rail journey through the Sacred Valley back to Cuzco. On arrival, you’ll be escorted once again to the 5-star JW Marriott where your specially oxygenated room awaits. 
    Meals B+L
  • Discover Cuzco In-Depth

    This morning, you’ll ascend with our expert Andean guide into the mountain peaks outside of town. Perched here overlooking the terra cotta roofs of Cuzco are the magnificent ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Built in the 1400’s by the Inca Emperor Pachacútec, the massive limestone blocks of this venerated complex were cut with such precision that they fit together without mortar like the interlocking pieces of a jigsaw puzzle! With some individual stones towering more than 10 feet tall and weighing several hundreds of tons, Sacsayhuaman is a monumental achievement of architecture and masonry.
    Back in town, your sightseeing continues at the Temple of the Sun and Convent of Santo Domingo. Regarded as one of South America’s most architecturally fascinating sites, it also demonstrates the fascinating layers of history here in Cuzco - where a sacred structure of one culture, the Convent, literally sits atop and practically encloses another, the Inca-built Temple of the Sun! This afternoon, you’ll also visit the San Pedro Market and Almudena Cemetery; here at these seemingly quotidian sites, your native-born guide will offer fascinating cultural perspectives and personal insights into how ancient traditions – many dating back to Inca times – still endure in the life of local citizens. 
    Meals B
  • Onward to Quito

    After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your included international flight to Ecuador. Upon arrival in the capital, you’ll be met and escorted to the Plaza Grande. With only 15 suites, our luxury boutique hotel boasts elegant Colonial style in the historic heart of this World Heritage city. 
    This evening, you’ll dine here at the hotel at Belle Époque, a sophisticated restaurant overlooking Plaza de la Independencia and celebrated for its fine Continental cuisine – prepared with the freshest locally-sourced Ecuadorean products.  
    Meals B+D
  • Day 8 - Excursion to Otavalo

    Today’s full-day excursion starts with a magnificent morning drive along the Avenue of Volcanoes, a route that takes you north of Quito into a stunning region of towering snow-capped mountains, including the perfectly cone-shaped silhouette of Cotopaxi, an active volcano, and the equally impressive, slightly more rugged peak of Cayambe. At the Quitsato Sundial, set on the equator, you can stand with one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and the other one firmly planted in the Southern Hemisphere.
    Your journey continues to the beguiling Andean town of Otavalo. In the main square, you’ll join other visitors, local residents, and indigenous peoples who come from the surrounding mountain villages to sell, barter and shop in one of South America’s most celebrated markets. Many are dressed in traditional Andean garb and the variety of products for sale is astounding – local farm produce, woven rugs, jewelry, clothing, stone carvings, paintings, musical instruments, household products, leather goods and pottery are among the many items you’ll find!
    Also today, you’ll spend time on a family-run rose farm, to see and learn how the region’s mountain climate, so close to the equator, has proven ideal for the cultivation of numerous varieties of roses and hybrids. Indeed, Ecuador is one of the world’s leading exporters of roses and other cut flowers. Before making the return journey to Quito, you’ll stop at an authentic high-mountain hacienda for a delightful lunch of traditional Ecuadorean fare.  Meals B+L
  • Discover the History + Culture of Quito

    Today’s expertly guided sightseeing tour through the city’s finely preserved Old Town includes the Metropolitan Cathedral that was built over the course of nearly 300 years between 1562 and the early 19th century. Nearby stands the Church and Convent of San Francisco; considered to be one of the oldest churches in Latin America, built just one month after the arrival of the Spanish, it stands upon the foundations of an ancient Inca temple. Inside you will admire a uniquely ornamented ceiling with Moorish design elements and a beautiful Baroque altar.
    With unique and personal insight from our engaging resident guide, your city tour will also illuminate fascinating facets of the local culture. At a local millinery, you’ll meet the owners and learn how generations of their family have been producing fine Panama hats that are sold around the world, At Chez Tiff, a boutique chocolate shop, you’ll have a chance to sample fine and unusual confections made from local cocoa, herbs, fruits and even ingredients sustainably sourced from the Ecuadorean rainforest. 
    Meals B
  • Embark your Galapagos Voyage

    You’ll be escorted to the airport this morning for your included flight to Baltra Island in the center of the archipelago. On arrival, cross the narrow Itabaca Channel by ferry to Santa Cruz Island and sit down to lunch at a local restaurant. Then join our expert naturalist for an exciting excursion into the Santa Cruz Highlands. Observe giant tortoises in their natural habitat, learn about the unique ecosystem of this pristine nature reserve, and discover its unusual lava tube formations.
    Then travel to Puerto Ayora to board our Galapagos vessel, the intimate La Pinta. You’ll have time to settle in to your Upper Deck outside stateroom before joining fellow passengers for dinner. This evening’s briefing with our expert shipboard naturalists offers an entertaining and informative introduction to your upcoming voyage.  
    Meals B+L+D
  • Eden Islet + Chinese Hat Islet

    Today’s excursions explore the diversity of two small and uninhabited isles. In the morning, a guided expedition in our maneuverable panga boats takes you along the shores of Eden Islet, where you might observe Nazca and blue footed boobies diving into the sea for food, reef sharks and frigatebirds. Conditions permitting, this is also a great place to take advantage of our free snorkeling gear and glass bottom boat. With its cinder cones, tuff cones and semi-eroded lava flows, Eden Islet also offers a chance to learn more about the volcanic origins of the Galapagos Islands.
    After lunch, a guided nature walk on Chinese Hat Islet offers a chance to espy marine iguanas, Galapagos hawks, sea lions and Galapagos penguins. There’s also terrific snorkeling here amongst white-tipped reef sharks and penguins, or you might choose to explore these waters by sea kayak, glass-bottom boat or panga. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Bartolomé + Santiago Islands

    After breakfast, join our naturalists ashore for an invigorating walk to the summit of Bartolomé Island. A network of wooden stairs and boardwalks protects the fragile environment, including small lava lizards and a species of cactus found only in the Galapagos. Once at the top, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most picturesque and memorable vistas of your Galapagos adventure! Later, a panga boat excursion around Pinnacle Rock offers a great opportunity to photograph this iconic natural formation. Before returning to La Pinta for lunch, you’ll have time to relax on the beach, snorkel or ride in the glass-bottom boat.
    In the afternoon, you’ll step ashore at Sullivan Bay on the southeastern coast of Santiago Island. There was a major eruption here only 100 years ago, and the sinuous Pāhoehoe lava formations look almost like still-flowing molten lava. There may not be much wildlife here, but the barren, other-worldly landscape makes for remarkable photography, and this is a great place to observe and experience the volcanic origins of the Galapagos archipelago.  In addition, the lovely coral sand beach of Sullivan Bay is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Two Landings on Genovesa Island

    Genovesa is celebrated for its remarkable birdlife including magnificent frigatebirds, red-footed boobies, swallow-tailed and lava gulls, and yellow-crowned herons. This morning, you’ll step ashore with our naturalists at Darwin Bay. From the small sand and coral beach, an easy trail winds its way along a tidal lagoon, offering myriad opportunities to observe and learn about the island’s birdlife. After your guided walk, you can hike along a more challenging lava trail to a look-out point, go for a swim or snorkel in the bay. The more adventurous can paddle or snorkel along the cliffs at the edge of the bay.
    After lunch back onboard, you’ll explore Prince Philip’s Steps - named for Prince Philip who visited the Galapagos in 1964 aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. As you approach the lava cliffs in our panga boats, keep your eyes peeled for animals using the crevices for shelter and for red-billed tropicbirds flying overhead. You’ll make landing at the base of a staircase that leads to the top of the cliffs where a mile-long path will take us to the other side of this small island. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to espy large colonies of Nazca boobies, frigatebirds, storm petrels and the elusive short-eared owl. 
    Meals B+L+D
  • Fly to the Mainland for Departure

    After breakfast, you’ll disembark on Baltra Island and transfer to the airport for your included flight to either Guayaquil or Quito - where you can connect to your homeward flight. Or if you wish, you can extend your stay with us in Ecuador. 
    Meals B

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    This easy-to-add Pre-Trip Extension includes roundtrip transportation from Lima, 2 nights hotel, daily breakfast and complete sightseeing

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    The stylish 24-cabin La Pinta is a deluxe and intimate yacht-style cruiser, the only Galapagos vessel with floor-to-ceiling windows in every stateroom! Enjoy wonderful meals with your fellow guests in the congenial single-seating dining room, an inviting lounge with panoramic windows and a fitness room. The ship also offers complimentary wifi and snorkeling gear, and comes with its own sea kayaks and a glass-bottom boat.

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Our Small Group Sojourn includes...

+ Extensive sightseeing and naturalist guided shore excursions with all entry fees
+ 28 meals: 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
+ 9 nights in our 5-star hotels and resorts including oxygenated rooms in Cuzco.
+ 4-nights in an outside stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows aboard our deluxe expedition ship, the 24-cabin La Pinta
+ All on-tour transportation including all airport tranfsers and 5 internal flights
+ Port charges, National Park fee and the required Galapagos Transit Control Card
+ Luggage handling, all hotel taxes and service charges and all airline taxes, fees and fuel charges for your 5 included flights

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Arrive Lima - Per Person Double

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5/18/2018 $9599 $9299
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6/1/2018 $9599 $9299
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6/29/2018 $9599 $9299
7/27/2018 $9599 $9299
8/24/2018 $9599 $9299
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9/21/2018 $9599 $9299
10/5/2018 $9599 $9299
10/19/2018 $9599 $9299
1/26/2019 2/8/2019 $9999 $9699
2/23/2019 3/8/2019 $9999 $9699
3/23/2019 4/5/2019 $9999 $9699
5/4/2019 5/17/2019 $9999 $9699
5/18/2019 5/31/2019 $9999 $9699
6/29/2019 7/12/2019 $9999 $9699
7/27/2019 8/9/2019 $9999 $9699
8/10/2019 8/23/2019 $9999 $9699
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9/20/2019 $9999 $9699
9/21/2019 10/4/2019 $9999 $9699
10/5/2019 10/18/2019 $9999 $9699
10/19/2019 11/1/2019 $9999 $9699
11/2/2019 11/15/2019 $9999 $9699

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Our Private Journey Value

Extensive sightseeing and naturalist guided shore excursions with all entry fees
+ 26 meals: 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
9 nights in our 5-star hotels and resorts including oxygenated rooms in Cuzco.
4-nights in an outside stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows aboard our deluxe expedition ship, the 24-cabin La Pinta
All on-tour transportation including all airport tranfsers and 5 internal flights
Port charges, National Park fee and the required Galapagos Transit Control Card
Luggage handling, all hotel taxes and service charges and all airline taxes, fees and fuel charges for your 5 included flights

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Arrive Lima - Per Person Double

Dates   Standard Accommodation
Departure Return   Regular
4/7/2018 4/20/2018 $10099
4/21/2018 5/4/2018 $10099
5/5/2018 5/18/2018 $10099
5/19/2018 6/1/2018 $10099
6/2/2018 6/15/2018 $10099
6/16/2018 6/29/2018 $10099
6/30/2018 7/13/2018 $10099
7/14/2018 7/27/2018 $10099
7/28/2018 8/10/2018 $10099
8/11/2018 8/24/2018 $10099
8/25/2018 9/7/2018 $10099
9/8/2018 9/21/2018 $10099
9/22/2018 10/5/2018 $10099
10/6/2018 10/19/2018 $10099
10/20/2018 11/2/2018 $10099
11/3/2018 11/16/2018 $10099
11/17/2018 11/30/2018 $10099
12/1/2018 12/14/2018 $10099
12/15/2018 12/28/2018 $10099
12/29/2018 12/31/2018 $10099
1/1/2019 1/11/2019 $10099
1/12/2019 1/25/2019 $10499
1/26/2019 2/8/2019 $10499
2/9/2019 2/22/2019 $10499
2/23/2019 3/8/2019 $10499
3/9/2019 3/22/2019 $10499
3/23/2019 4/5/2019 $10499
4/6/2019 4/19/2019 $10499
4/20/2019 5/3/2019 $10499
5/4/2019 5/17/2019 $10499
5/18/2019 5/31/2019 $10499
6/1/2019 6/14/2019 $10499
6/15/2019 6/28/2019 $10499
6/29/2019 7/12/2019 $10499
7/13/2019 7/26/2019 $10499
7/27/2019 8/9/2019 $10499
8/10/2019 8/23/2019 $10499
9/20/2019 9/20/2019 $10499
9/21/2019 10/4/2019 $10499
10/5/2019 10/23/2019 $10499
10/24/2019 11/1/2019 $10499

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  • Judith from WA gives this tour 

    Machu Picchu and Galapagos were both incredible - the Inkaterra hotel and surrounding rainforest setting was a favorite of mine. Read More »

  • Donna from NY gives this tour 

    Loved almost everything that was on the itinerary, as well as how well A+R staff took care of us every step of the way. Our land guides were great. I loved the TRAIN to Machu Picchu - Lots of fun and great views. I loved learning all about the Inca history, stonework and cultural practices, both in Cusco and MP. The little buses are just the right size for quick exits and entry (due to small group size), unlike great big, usual tour buses. The tour in the Galapagos was perfect. The La Pinta... Read More »

  • Mary Ann from MO gives this tour 

    Visiting the Galapagos was great! Read More »

  • Gary from MO gives this tour 

    Wonderful knowledge and competency of the tour directors. They were all excellent! Read More »

  • Kristiana from CA gives this tour 

    The quality of the guides were extraordinary. They were timely, knowledgeable with great contacts in each area. Quito was an exquisite treat with extra special attention to detail by the guide to all the areas we visited. Read More »

  • Farouq from OH gives this tour 

    Enjoyed Machu Picchu and equator visit. Read More »

  • Sharon from MN gives this tour 

    We were traveling in non English speaking countries and were delighted with the attention to every detail of our trip that the staff exhibited. They were with us every step of the way - and I truly mean every! In addition their English speaking skills and knowledge were excellent. Read More »

  • Sami from FL gives this tour 

    Delighted by Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro. Read More »

  • Stanley from WI gives this tour 

    Good availability of A&R representatives at every connection, some excellent tour guides. Read More »

  • Nancy from NY gives this tour 

    Delightful accommodations at Plaza Grande and Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotels, tours on the La Pinta in the Galapagos, Maria did a nice job as tour guide in Quito. Read More »

Yakelin... Our Andean Trip Leader

Yaki, a Cuzco native, traces her passion for Inca history to early childhood trips to Machu Picchu and the years she spent working there with the resident archaeologist. Our guests love her deep knowledge and capacity to inform and enthrall.

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