From Machu Picchu to the Galápagos Islands

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Departure Dates
13 departures between Jul 2022 and Dec 2022
12 days

See Machu Picchu and Galápagos on an adventure a lifetime

  • Incredible 13-day expedition cruise from Peru to Ecuador, taking in Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Quito and the phenomenal Galápagos Islands.

  • Visit Ollytaytambo and take a scenic train ride to Machu Picchu, and explore the ruins of the Lost City of the Incas, among llamas and local birdlife.

  • Discover the endemic wildlife of UNESCO-protected Galápagos with our expert Expedition Team, from giant tortoises to Darwin's finches and iguanas.

A journey of discovery

Your adventure begins in Lima's UNESCO-listed historic centre before travelling up the Sacred Valley to visit Machu Picchu and its Incan ruins. Explore the vibrant, colourful Ecuadorian city of Quito, and the wondrous birdlife and active volcano in Cotopaxi National Park.

Sustainable exploration

We'll tour the Galápagos Islands in our small, carbon neutral expedition ship MS Santa Cruz II, while learning about Darwin's discoveries with the Expedition Team. Get up close to its natural wonders on hikes, in small glass-bottomed boats or kayaks. See the incredible diversity of animals and marine life on Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Española, Baltra and more.

What's Included



Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Day 1

Lima's UNESCO treasures

Day 2

Cusco, City of the Incas

Day 3

Mystical Machu Picchu

Day 4

Vibrant Quito

Day 5

Climb Cotopaxi Volcano

Day 6

Your cruise begins

Day 7

San Cristobal's tortoises

Day 8

Santa Fe and South Plaza

Day 9

Explore Santa Cruz Island

Day 10

Dramatic Española

Day 11

Reef life at Eden Islet

Day 12

Back to Guayaquil

Day 13

Arrival in the UK

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Galápagos Islands

From Machu Picchu to the Galápagos Islands