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Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure (15 destinations)

Ecuador,  Peru

Tour length 17 daysFrom Quito to Cusco
Wildlife
Camping
Attraction-Based Hikes
Island Hopping
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Fully Guided
Serious
Explorer

About this tour

This unique adventure focuses on two of South America’s heaviest hitters – the Galapagos Islands and the Inca Trail. Take 17 days to explore these wildly different parts of the region. Snorkel the turtle-filled waters of Leon Dormido, then walk the cobblestone streets of Cusco. Sit on black-sand beaches watching sea lions lounge and later conquer the 4200-metre-high Dead Woman’s Pass. Witness breathtaking natural beauty among the surreal landscapes of the Galapagos, then wonder at the man-made elegance of Machu Picchu. This tour offers immersive and active adventure led by locals in two bucket-list favourites. This trip visits places that are at high altitude, and as a result some people can suffer from altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail.This trip involves a lot of walking to see the sites, and if you trek the Inca Trail* or Quarry Trail, there'll be strenuous hiking. The trip is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Please bring comfortable footwear suitable to hiking. See the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail.For those who trek the Inca Trail* or Quarry Trail, you'll be camping with basic facilities. It's definitely the journey as well as the final destination (Machu Picchu) that makes this way of exploring Peru worthwhile.Can't decide which trek is for you? Read up on them here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/inca-trail-vs-quarry-trail/This trip forms part of many longer combination trips. Some of your fellow travellers may have started earlier in Lima or elsewhere or be traveling on further after Peru, and some will be doing different routes to Machu Picchu.This trip involves a lot of travel by speedboat between the various Galapagos Islands. The rides can be quite bumpy at times, but the good news is that seasickness can often be managed with medication. Please consult a health professional to assess your suitability for such medication.Understandably, many of our passengers’ express interest in diving in the Galapagos. We are now able to assist with booking this activity, though please note that our staff are only able to do this through a provider that meets our internal safety policy. Speak to your agent at the time of booking for more information.Close proximity to the equator means sun in the Galapagos Islands is incredibly strong. Ensure you are prepared with sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. We also recommend a rash guard.This trip does include snorkelling on multiple days throughout the itinerary. Confident swimming skills are required to take part in this part of the tour. Alternative activities will not be on offer.According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only, and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted. Please refer to the itinerary for details.Travellers who choose different ways of reaching Machu Picchu (Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or Train), will not follow the same routes within Machu Picchu. This means that you may not be able to have photos together, overlooking Machu Picchu. This applies to travellers on the same booking or separate bookings.
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Tour ID 4108
Tour length 17 days
Group size 16
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel

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Day 1: Quito
Day 2: Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos
Day 3: Isla San Cristobal
Day 4: Isla Floreana/ Isla Isabela
Day 5: Isla Isabela
Day 6: Isla Isabela
Day 7: Isla Isabela / Isla Santa Cruz
Day 8: Isla Santa Cruz
Day 9: Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos/Quito
Day 10: Lima
Day 11: Cusco
Day 12: Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo (2792m)
Day 13: Inca Trail (3100m) or Quarry Trail (3700m) or Cusco
Day 14: Inca Trail (3650m) or Quarry Trail (3600m) or Cusco
Day 15: Inca Trail (2650m) or Aguas Calientes (2040m)
Day 16: Machu Picchu (2430) - Cusco
Day 17: Cusco

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(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
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