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Peru and the Galápagos Islands

2014 Prices From $8,490 plus on-tour air for 15 Days - Tauck Cruising

This active adventure combines the ancient empire of the Incas with the timeless natural world of the Galápagos Islands. A highlight of our Peru tours is a visit to mysterious Machu Picchu, the spectacular "Lost City of the Incas" – one of the must-see destinations on any world-traveler's list. Enjoy a 6-night cruise aboard one of the finest expeditionary-style yachts in the Galápagos, the Isabela II, for amazing wildlife viewing and an opportunity to get up-close to giant Galápagos tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas, and penguins. Meet the famous Paso horses on a Peruvian ranch... see a weaving demonstration at a local farm... and take a scenic rail journey to the gateway to Machu Picchu, followed by an overnight stay next to the magical ruins.

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  1. Itinerary
  2. Pricing & Availability
  3. Accommodations
  4. Before You Go
  5. Reviews (20)
  6. Deck Plans
  7. Packing Tips

  1. Day 1

    The best of Peru tours begins in Lima

    Meals

    Day 2

    Discover colonial Lima & meet Peruvian Pasos

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 3

    Traces of the Incas in the Sacred Valley

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 4

    By rail & land to mysterious Machu Picchu

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 5

    Machu Picchu, Korikancha & on to Cusco

    Meals

    B, D

    Day 6

    Curious Cusco, oldest city in the Americas

    Meals

    B

    Day 7

    Journey to Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Meals

    B, D

    Day 8

    Greetings in the Galápagos

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 9

    Going for the views atop Genovesa Island

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 10

    Intriguing wildlife & lava on Santiago Island

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 11

    Meet the Galápagos “youngsters” – Islas Isabela & Fernandina

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 12

    Checking out volcanic Urbina Bay

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 13

    Exploring Rabida & Santa Cruz Islands

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 14

    Disembark and fly back to Guayaquil

    Meals

    B, D

    Day 15

    Heading home

    Meals

    B

    Note: Our Galápagos cruises feature two types of landings on the islands. Dry Landings occur when guests step from the dinghy on to rocks or a dock. Wet Landings occur when the dinghy edges on to a sandy beach and guests step into knee-deep water and wade ashore.

    Note: Activities marked with an asterisk (*) are at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required. 


The Tauck Difference

My husband and I just returned home from our first trip with Tauck – 'Peru & the Galápagos Islands.' What an absolutely WONDERFUL trip we had. Our Tauck Director could not have been more helpful or knowledgeable. Every hotel was perfect – location, room size and amenities. We saw people and things that we never expected – above and beyond what was advertised in the brochure. We are quite well traveled around the world, both with other tour groups and via independent travel. Now that we are ready to be escorted, Tauck will be the way to go for us from now on.

Rosemarie Meyer, CT

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