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SED07MB - Gal pagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery

From the unique wildlife of the Gal pagos to the towering peaks of Peru, discover two of South America's iconic highlights in one comprehensive adventure explore the Gal pagos aboard the Xavier III before flying into the Andean highlands. As one of the larger tour operators in the Gal pagos, our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value and in Peru we run our own treks, ensuring the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Experience the intense variety and striking beauty of two of South America's most dramatic regions.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
Cruise the Gal pagos Islands aboard the Xavier (4 nts)
Incredible wildlife encounters
Daily opportunities for swimming and snorkelling
Flights to and from the Gal pagos Islands
Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits aboard Gal pagos yacht
Sacred Valley guided tour
Pottery making demonstration
Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters (4 days)
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $4,749
Start Location
Quito, Ecuador
End Location
Cusco, Ecuador
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
05 Jun 201818 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
19 Jun 201802 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
03 Jul 201816 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
17 Jul 201830 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
31 Jul 201813 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
14 Aug 201827 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
28 Aug 201810 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
11 Sep 201824 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
25 Sep 201808 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
09 Oct 201822 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
23 Oct 201805 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
06 Nov 201819 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
20 Nov 201803 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
04 Dec 201817 Dec 20183AUD $4,799
18 Dec 201831 Dec 20185AUD $4,999
01 Jan 201914 Jan 20198AUD $4,749
15 Jan 201928 Jan 201913AUD $4,749
26 Feb 201911 Mar 201912AUD $4,749
12 Mar 201925 Mar 201912AUD $4,899
26 Mar 201908 Apr 201915AUD $4,899
09 Apr 201922 Apr 201910AUD $4,899
23 Apr 201906 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
07 May 201920 May 201912AUD $4,899
21 May 201903 Jun 20198AUD $4,899
04 Jun 201917 Jun 201916AUD $4,969
18 Jun 201901 Jul 201916AUD $5,069
02 Jul 201915 Jul 201913AUD $5,069
16 Jul 201929 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
30 Jul 201912 Aug 201916AUD $5,069
13 Aug 201926 Aug 201916AUD $5,069
27 Aug 201909 Sep 201916AUD $4,869
10 Sep 201923 Sep 201916AUD $4,799
24 Sep 201907 Oct 201916AUD $4,799
08 Oct 201921 Oct 201916AUD $4,799
22 Oct 201904 Nov 201916AUD $4,799
05 Nov 201918 Nov 201916AUD $4,849
19 Nov 201902 Dec 201916AUD $4,849
03 Dec 201916 Dec 201916AUD $4,799
17 Dec 201930 Dec 201915AUD $4,999
Itinerary
Day 1 - Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Quito/Puerto Ayora
Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Gal pagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, located in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. Visit a tortoise ranch in the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with these ancient creatures.
Day 3 - Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.
Day 4 - Cerro Drag n/Islas Daphne
Visit Cerro Drag n on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.
Day 5 - Islas Plaza/Santa F Island
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa F Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Day 6 - San Crist bal Island/Quito
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Crist bal Island before flying back to Quito.
Day 7 - Quito/Lima
Fly to Lima and enjoy the coastal city and wander through the neighbourhood of Miraflores.
Day 8 - Lima/Cusco
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Opt for a city tour.
Day 9 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 10 - Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into things with a straight forward day of hiking, the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins will give you plenty to look at.
Day 11 - Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwa usca, better known as Dead Woman's Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Day 12 - Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wi ay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 13 - Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 14 - Cusco
Depart at any time.