Small Ship Cruising

Hidden Galápagos & Peru

Earth Journeys | With BBC Earth

Days
16
From
$13,940
Includes On-Tour Air
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Mar - Jun, Sep - Nov
Cities & Landmarks
Galápagos Islands, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima, Sacred Valley, Guayaquil
Hidden Galapagos Peru Escorted Tour
Galápagos Islands

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches

  

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

On-Tour Air (5 flights)

 

All gratuities to Tauck Director, guides, naturalists and ship staff

 

Exclusive 7-night Galápagos Cruise aboard the expedition ship Silver Galapagos – with no more than 40 Tauck guests

 

Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions 

 

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Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Our popular Machu Picchu and Galapagos Island tour explores time-honored traditions and the extraordinary species of an island paradise.

Cultural journeys and expeditions

A journey of cultural exploration and expeditionary discovery from Incan citadels in the cloud forests of the Andes to the remote volcanic islands of the Galápagos, home to bird and animal species that exist nowhere else in the world.

Experience the mystery and wonder of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the colonial and pre-Columbian cultures in Peru. Cultural discoveries lead to natural wonders when you fly to the Galápagos archipelago for a seven-night cruise aboard Silversea's fabulous Silver Galápagos expeditionary ship that takes you to isolated habitats that inspired Darwin, nesting grounds of rare birds, giant tortoises, iguanas, and sea lions, and beaches and lagoons that entice penguins and flamingos. Hike wildlife trails and lava roads, snorkel in the colorful depths of undersea calderas, kayak on bays and inlets of stunning beauty. As a guest aboard our small expeditionary cruise-ship you’ll enjoy luxury amenities, expert guides, exclusive onboard lectures, and access to places large ships can’t go – Galápagos Island vacation like no other!

 

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See for yourself what Small Ship Cruising is all about

“Lost” Machu Picchu

Exploring mystical Machu Picchu in Peru’s Sacred Valley

The abandoned Incan "city" of Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes Mountains is a mystery. No one knows for sure why it was built, some 500 years ago – or why it was deserted. In fact, this ancient citadel was hidden from the western world until Hiram Bingham, an archaeologist from Yale University who was searching for other ruins from the empire of the Incas, stumbled upon it by accident in 1911, and dubbed it the “Lost City of the Incas.” Maybe you can figure it out as you explore this amazing maze of a place, with what experts guess was a palace, dungeons, and over 100 staircases.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

At the gateway to the Inca Empire

The only hotel located at the entrance to Machu Picchu, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge lets you beat the daily crowds that flock to Peru's centuries-old Inca citadel. Sitting in the shadows of the Lost City, this stylish retreat is an oasis of calm before or after a day exploring Machu Picchu. Unwind with a yoga session, take part in a traditional shaman ceremony in the garden, or sip muña tea in Tampu Bar. Tranquility, wonder and beauty are at the heart of the lodge's unique experience.

This was our first Tauck trip, and we were not disappointed. We went to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. While it was a whirlwind trip, there was so much to see and do.

Douglas Kelner

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Welcome Aboard

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Explorer Suite

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Explorer Suite

Deck 4

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Explorer Suite

Deluxe Veranda Suite

Deck 5

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Veranda Suite

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Silver Suite

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Deck 6

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Deluxe Veranda Suite

Superior Veranda Suite

Deck 5

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Classic Veranda Suite

Silver Suite

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Your Journey

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All Inclusive, One Upfront Price

Distinctively "inclusive" means just that – virtually every cruise cost is included in one upfront price, from shore excursions (private to Tauck), all gratuities, premier hotels on land stays, port charges and more. There are no options sold – no extra charges, no hidden costs, no "surprise" expenses.

Shore Excursion Choice

The choice is yours... We’re pleased to present an opportunity to customize and personalize your cruise by choosing your shore excursions on select days; choices have been carefully designed to appeal to different interests and preferences, with more active choices available on many days. 90 days prior to your departure date we'll contact you with the information you need to make your selections!

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Cruise Protection Product

Your cruise is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Cruise Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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