Walking meets wildlife as you explore the grandeur of Peru's Andes with your private guide, then meet fearless wildlife on a small-boat Galápagos cruise.
All of our trips can be lengthened or shortened to suit you - what we show here is an example itinerary to give you a starting point. Please get in touch to discuss a personalised proposal.
This is a realistic guide price per person, based on you travelling at an optimum time for this holiday. Please see 'What's Included' for full details and contact us for a personalised quotation.
This is a broad indicator of when you might realistically take this holiday. Please do ask us if you'd like to chat through your options in more detail - getting the timing right is important. We'd love to help.
From Machu Picchu to the Galápagos Islands, this is a journey between two of the world's most iconic destinations. Experience every moment, not as part of a crowd, but as our guests - it's the least we can do for two such extraordinary places.
Fly to the city of Cusco where you meet your guide, who'll be with you for the next week. Travel into the heart of the Sacred Valley with a stop for lunch and a visit to the hilltop Inca fortress of Pisac.
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Day 2 - Experience local traditional life
Spend today in the company of your guide getting to know how people live in the Andean villages. Explore a local market, drink chicha with the locals, and have dinner with a local family.
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Day 3 - Walk to remote Inca sites
Visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo before the crowds arrive and walk along old mule tracks through rural countryside following a dramatic river canyon to a far lesser-visited Inca ruin.
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Day 4 - Arrive at Machu Picchu at its quietest
Walk the one-day, ‘Royal’ Inca trail. Arrive at Sun Gate on foot, take in your first views of iconic Machu Picchu in the quiet of the afternoon, when most most visitors have left for the day.
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Day 5 - Visit Machu Picchu with your guide
Enjoy a relaxed morning in the village, then spend the afternoon with your guide exploring the remarkable citadel of Machu Picchu, the most enchanting and dramatic of the Inca sites.
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Day 6 - Visit a weaving co-operative and walk across the plains
Visit a women's weaving co-operative before walking across the high altitude grasslands towards an Inca staging post high above the city of Cusco.
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Day 7 - Explore Cusco with your guide
Cusco has been known historically as, ‘the navel of the Andes’, and was the unquestionable hub of the Inca Empire. Spend today exploring the city with your guide.