From Machu Picchu to the Galápagos Islands

Price from

Departure Dates
5 departures between Oct 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


  • One night in Lima, two nights in Cusco, two nights in Quito before the expedition cruise, including breakfast. Dinner on Days 2-5


  • Return flights in economy class Lima and back from Guayaquil including all taxes
  • Flights in economy from Lima to Cusco, and from Cusco via Lima to Quito including all taxes
  • Return flights in economy class between Quito and Baltra, and Baltra and Guayaquil including all taxes


  • Transfers in Lima and Quito between hotel and airport
  • Transfers between Baltra airport and ship

Route overview

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

Lima's UNESCO treasures

Day 1

Cusco, City of the Incas

Day 2

Mystical Machu Picchu

Day 3

Vibrant Quito

Day 4

Climb Cotopaxi Volcano

Day 5

Your cruise begins

Day 6

San Cristobal's tortoises

Day 7

Santa Fe and South Plaza

Day 8

Explore Santa Cruz Island

Day 9

Dramatic Española

Day 10

Reef life at Eden Islet

Day 11

Back to Guayaquil

Day 12

Arrival in the UK

Day 13

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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