On this tailor-made travel package journey across Ecuador and Peru you will discover the Galapagos Islands, considered as one of the most wonderful creations of nature. As well as Machu Picchu, an iconic ruin from the Inca Empire, one of the wisest and organized ancient cultures of the World.
During your 5 Day Small Ship Galapagos Cruise visits Baltra, Mosquera Islet, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz.
Mosquera Islet is a perfect introduction to the Galapagos Islands, with barren lava rock, sandy beaches, little plants and large sea lions. Santiago is next with its black sand beach and wonderful marine wildlife including lobster, starfish, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and endemic fur seals. Rabida Island is considered the epicenter of the Galapagos Islands due to its diversity of volcanic geology and is easily recognized by its iron-rich red shores.
On Isabela, the largest and youngest island in the Galapagos, snorkel among countless tropical fish, sea lions and turtles at Urbina Bay, then hike to Darwin Lake for excellent views of volcanic formations, some of which are still active. Spot the largest, most primitive-looking marine iguanas on Fernandina before crossing the Bolivar Channel to visit Vicente Roca Point. Complete this cruise by ambling amidst giant tortoises in the natural habitat in the Santa Cruz Highlands and wonder what it’s like to live to be 200 years old like some of these ancient creatures.
Explore the highlights of Peru. Discover the indigenous and colonial history of Cusco, and tour the Inca towns and markets in the Sacred Valley. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, plus much more.
Day 1: Arrive Guayaquil
Day 2: Guayaquil – Galapagos Islands / Mosquera Islet
Day 3: Galapagos Islands / Egas Port & Rabida Island
Day 4: Galapagos Islands / Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
Day 5: Galapagos Islands / Espinosa Point, Fernandina Island, Vicente Roca Point & Isabela Island
Day 6: Galapagos Islands / Highlands Tortoise Reserve – Lima
Day 7: Lima – Sacred Valley / Pisac
Day 8: Sacred Valley / Moray, Misminay & Ollantaytambo
Day 9: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Day 10: Cusco / City tour & near by ruins
Day 11: Depart Cusco
This is a suggested itinerary. All package tours can be customized to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of South America.
Remember, we will customized your trip accordingly to the number of days you prefer.
*We have a wide variety of small ships and dates to find the Galapagos Islands cruise that suits your schedule and needs.
*We can purchase all airline tickets on your behalf.