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Nine of the Best Isles Plus Machu Picchu

Price from $17,290

Departure Dates
47 departures between May 2024 and Mar 2026
14 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Galápagos Islands Cruise | Nine of the Best Isles Plus Machu Picchu

Visit magnificent Machu Picchu and nine of the most alluring Galápagos Islands on this land and sea adventure combination.

See the unique wildlife of Galápagos, from giant tortoises to marine iguanas as you visit the islands of Baltra, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, Floreana, Santiago, Rábida, Bartolomé and Genovesa.

Learn about these incredible islands and Charles Darwin’s research from your expert expedition Team, comprised of local naturalist guides.

South America land adventure 

The first part of our adventure takes place on land. Setting off from Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital, we’ll fly to Cusco, the ancient center of the Inca empire, and discover its many cultural and architectural wonders. Next, we travel up the Sacred Valley on a luxury train to the incredible mountain citadel of Machu Picchu before heading back to Cusco and then flying to charming Quito – the ‘City of Eternal Spring’. 

Awe inspiring Galápagos Islands 

After exploring Quito´s historic center on a guided tour, we’ll head to the Galápagos Islands for an unforgettable sea adventure. This itinerary calls at nine incredible islands – Baltra, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, Floreana, Santiago, Rábida, Bartolomé and Genovesa. Here, you’ll visit picturesque landscapes showcasing a range of ecosystems and see many of the species which made these islands so famous. On this active cruise, and with an onboard Expedition Team of local guides, you'll get closer to the many natural wonders in our small panga boats, kayaks and glass-bottom boat. 

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

Your land adventure begins

Day 1

City of the Incas and a cultural gem

Day 2

Back to a lost world 

Day 3

Quito – city of eternal spring 

Day 4

Visit historic Quito  

Day 5

Your cruise begins 

Day 6

Wildlife-rich Isabela and Fernandina 

Day 7

Darwin’s Santa Cruz 

Day 8

Picturesque Floreana 

Day 9

Relax in Baltra 

Day 10

Pristine Santiago Island 

Day 11

Stunning Rábida and Bartolomé 

Day 12

Genovesa, a bird paradise 

Day 13

One last adventure 

Day 14

What's included


  • Flights in economy class from Lima to Cusco, and from Cusco to Quito (via Lima), including all taxes
  • Flights in economy class between Quito and Baltra, and Baltra and Quito, including all taxes


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


  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel, and the hotel to the airport, in Quito before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between the airport and the ship in Baltra


  • Tour package: Cusco and Machu Picchu, as described, including excursions with lunch, train tickets, entrance fees, and transfers from the hotel to the airport in Lima and within Cusco before the expedition cruise
  • Full-day excursion: Historic Quito and Middle of the World, including lunch, before the expedition cruise


  • Galápagos Islands National Park admission fee
  • Transit Control Card for the Galápagos Islands
  • Access to the airport lounge at the Quito (or Guayaquil) airport upon return from the Galápagos Islands for guests flying internationally on the day of disembarkation

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages*
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities
  • Complimentary wetsuit rental
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails

Onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Use of our Science Center, which features a small library and microscope
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs and gym
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with panga boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Your flight from Baltra will go to Quito. If you wish to end your expedition in Guayaquil, please advise your booking agent.
  • The land program in Peru and Quito, Ecuador takes place at high altitudes. At 11,100 feet and 9,350 feet above sea level, respectively, you might experience mild altitude sickness.
  • The land-based tour in Peru involves long stretches of active travel and walking over uneven terrain. Be prepared for climates varying from high altitude to tropical.
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings 

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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