Machu Picchu & Galapagos Island Hopping

  • $5999
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On this curated tour including airfare from the U.S., you’ll have a marvelous experience that combines the wonders of Machu Picchu with the diverse beauty of the Galapagos Islands. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Lima, before crossing the Sacred Valley to spend two days visiting majestic Machu Picchu in the High Andes. Enjoy time in Cusco and take a tour of the city’s main Inca and Colonial monuments. Next, you’ll head to Quito for some exciting exploration—admire the Church of San Francisco, catch stunning views of the Valley of Tumbaco, and visit the Equator. Finally, spend three days island-hopping around the Galapagos, which includes expeditions in and around Santa Cruz, a boat excursion to one of the other exotic islands, and a stay in Finch Bay Hotel, one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 2 nights in Lima
  • 2 nights in the Sacred Valley
  • 1 night in Machu Picchu
  • 2 nights in Cusco
  • 2 nights in Quito
  • 4 nights in the Galapagos
  • 1 night in Quito
  • Overnight International Flight


  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Galapagos Island Hopping
  • Church of San Francisco (Lima)
  • Plaza de Armas (Lima)
  • The Equator (Quito)
  • Church of San Francisco (Quito)
  • Stay at Finch Bay Hotel (Galapagos), one of National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the World”

Activity Level: Adventurer 

Your Tour

  • Round trip airfare from Miami
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-South America flights, ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • Galapagos Park fee
  • 23 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing Machu Picchu tours and shore excursions
  • Professional English-speaking tour directors

Tour Itinerary

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Depart USA/Arrive Peru

Your exciting expedition to Peru & Ecuador begins today as you depart for Lima. This evening, arrive in Peru’s capital, Lima. You’ll be met by your Peru Tour Director at the airport and escorted to your upscale hotel.

Jose Antonio Bellavista Hotel or similar


Explore Lima, known as the City of Kings and the center of the Spanish Empire in the New World for three centuries after Pizarro’s conquest. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of both colonial and modern Lima, founded in 1535 and later dominated by the Inca nation. See the historical center and the San Francisco Church as well as Plaza de Armas and the Government Palace. Later, see the fashionable districts of San Isidro and Miraflores with their beautiful parks and elegant residences facing the ocean.

| Breakfast

Lima/Cusco/Sacred Valley

This morning, depart on a short flight to Cusco, the fabled capital of the Inca Empire, perched at about 11,000 feet above sea level. On arrival, journey to the nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas. The valley has amazing landscapes of fertile land, mystical ruins and indigenous villages. En route to your hotel, experience a Shaman ceremony and visit Awanakancha, a weaving center which keeps ancient weaving techniques and traditions alive. This center is also home to the “4 camels of South America:” llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos and you’ll learn how the precious wool of these…

Sacred Valley

On today’s included excursion journey to the town of Pisac located on the bank of the Urubamba River. Here, visit the bustling and colorful Indian market where many beautiful crafts are traded. After lunch at a charming country estate continue to Ollantaytambo and visit the splendid ruins of this massive ancient fortress. The village below is a fine example of the Incas incredible urban planning skills. Return to Yucay later this afternoon.

| Breakfast, Lunch

Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu

Embark on a two-day expedition to Machu Picchu. Ride aboard the deluxe VistaDome train through the lush Urubamba Valley passing through stunning scenery. Arrive at “The Lost City of the Incas”, rediscovered by accident in 1911 by Hiram Bingham in the foggy mountain jungle. The beauty of its location and the genius construction make Machu Picchu the jewel of all Inca settlements. With a local expert explore the mystery and beauty of this amazing site and learn about the fascinating story of Machu Picchu. While most visitors leave Machu Picchu in the afternoon you’ll stay in the nearby…

Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Today, return to Machu Picchu for a second guided tour of this lost city. To this day nobody can explain how the Incas managed to transport the huge blocks of limestone for the city’s construction onto the mountain top. This afternoon enjoy train ride back to Ollantaytambo Station. Arrive in Cusco this evening and transfer to your hotel, superbly located in the heart of the old town.

Novotel Cusco or similar | Breakfast


Cusco is a vibrant town, dotted with archaeological sites. On a guided morning tour visit the main Inca and Colonial monuments. See the Plaza de Armas, center of the Inca Empire and the impressive 16th century cathedral, built on the ruins of the Inca Palace. You’ll also see the exceptionally crafted and most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire, the Temple of the Sun in Koricancha. In the old town view magnificently restored colonial buildings. The afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. Tonight savor dinner complete with a colorful folklore show.

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Cusco/Quito (Ecuador)

This morning, transfer to the airport and fly to Lima where you’ll connect with your flight to Quito, the colonial capital of Ecuador, located just 15 miles from the equator and surrounded by ice-capped volcanoes. Enjoy a brief orientation tour en route to your deluxe, conveniently located hotel.

Hotel Hilton Colon or Wyndham Hotel or similar | Breakfast


On a guided morning tour of Quito learn about its colonial past, history and culture. Visit the old town and see the Church of San Francisco, the first religious building constructed in South America by the Spanish. See the facade of La Compania, the city’s most ornate church. Admire the spectacular views of the Valley of Tumbaco. On a clear day, you’ll see the impressive volcanoes surrounding the city. Afterwards, drive north to the Equator and experience the Intiñan Museum, which features interactive exhibits on indigenous ways of life as well as interesting middle of the world…

Quito/Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz Island

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Arrive in Baltra and board the ferry bound for the other side of Santa Cruz Island. During your transfer right through the highlands of Santa Cruz, see the enormous change in vegetation that ranges from dry areas full of cacti to rainforest and fern zones. This afternoon visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and see how the conservation of the islands is conducted, and learn about the huge efforts that scientists, park rangers, and others undertake to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site….

Galapagos Islands

Today, enjoy a full-day boat excursion to one of the following islands: North Seymour, South Plazas, Bartholomew, Santa Fe, or the Dragon Hill. Each of these islands has its own unique beauty to offer. North Seymour is a flat Island and home to magnificent frigate birds like the Blue-Footed-Boobies. South Plazas Island is home to a large colony of sea lions and offers excellent examples of the typical flora like towering cacti “trees” which form the principal diet for land iguanas and cactus finch. Bartholomew Island is a tiny island which boasts one of the most spectacular views of the…

Galapagos Islands: Highlands of Santa Cruz

Today, explore the highlands of the Santa Cruz. Along the way, stop in Twin Craters, located one in front of the other on both sides of the road connecting Puerto Ayora to Baltra. These craters were formed as a result of the collapse of the crust and there are many craters of this type in the area which. The vegetation in this area is dominated by Scalesia Trees, making the site a beautiful green landscape. Visit a lava tunnel, and observe the famous giant tortoise in its natural environment.

Stop at the Cerro Mesa viewpoint where, on a clear day,…

Galapagos Islands

Today, enjoy a full-day boat excursion to one of the following islands: North Seymour, South Plazas, Bartholomew, Santa Fe, or the Dragon Hill. Each of these islands has its own unique beauty to offer. North Seymour is a flat Island and home to magnificent frigate birds like the Blue-Footed-Boobies. South Plazas Island is home to a large colony of sea lions and offers excellent examples of the typical flora like towering cacti “trees” which form the principal diet for land iguanas and cactus finch. Bartholomew Island is a tiny island which boasts one of the most spectacular views of the…

Galapagos Islands/Quito

This morning is at your leisure. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel Hilton Colon or Wyndham Hotel or similar | Breakfast, Dinner

Depart Quito

After breakfast, experience the Otavalo Market, a wonderful place to visit on a Saturday! See all the indigenous tribes people selling their wares and watch the bustle of the city. Enjoy lunch at Kawsaymi, where we’ll explore the organic garden and visit a typical house before enjoying a delicious lunch with local music. Later depart on your overnight flight back to Miami.

| Breakfast, Lunch

Arrive USA

Today, arrive in Miami.

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Rates are based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $1495.

Ocean View Room Upgrade at Finch Bay Hotel (Galapagos):
$399 (double occupancy) / $749 (single occupancy)

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-9:00 EST and Sat-Sun, 10:00-6:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.

Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which must be received at the time of reservation*. A second non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $300 is due 60 days after the date of your reservation. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. *If the reservation date is within 70 days of the final payment due date, both first and second deposits are due at the time of reservation. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Larco Herrera Museum Tour

  • Lima
  • From approx. $53 Per Person

Travel to the district of Pueblo Libre to visit the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, which is housed in a colonial residence atop a VIII century pyramid. The museum exhibits the most extensive collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art int he world.

An extensive collection of Peruvian Gold and Silver from ancient times and textiles complement the exhibition. You can also visit the Pre-Hispanic Erotic Art Salon.

*Note this tour is subject to a minimum of 5 participants.



The Island Hopping on the Galapagos Islands was an excellent trip.

Rich S

smarTours...I can't say enough about the outstanding time we had touring Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands...outstanding guides, service, accommodations and plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of these 2 outstanding locations. Thanks again. We will be back!

Daniel B

We enjoyed the trip very much. Being a smart traveler lets us enjoy special upgrades. Thank you. Looking forward to upcoming trip to India and Nepal


My husband & I took this trip in June 2015 -- highly recommend Smartours and this trip -- it was amazing! Everything was very well-organized; the tour guides & naturalists were excellent -- knowledgeable, personable and professional. All of the hotels and the ship were top-notch. The included meals were very good. The only negative on the trip was that LAN airlines changed some of the flight schedules, so we ended up losing some direct flights, and instead, had a couple flights with connections involving considerable time in airports. (unfortunately not controllable by Smartours -- LAN made the changes) -- to make up for the inconvenience, they provided an additional lunch (in a 5* restaurant in Quito) and extra tours in Quito. Almost every other traveler on our trip had toured with Smartours previously -- some as many as 12 times! Based on the rave reviews of our fellow travelers and our own experience on this, our 1st, Smartours trip, we will definitely travel with Smartours again (checking dates for 2 trips already)

Cheri D

Wow! What a trip! Excellent tour guides everywhere we visited. Accommodations excellent, food delicious. The ship was beautiful. Just a fabulous trip.. If you ever wanted to see both Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands don't miss this trip!
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