- Explore Machu Picchu
Discover these magnificent ruins on this exciting tour.
- The wildlife of the Galapagos
Lying on the equator and consisting of 13 major islands and many smaller ones, the Galapagos Islands are renowned for their unique wildlife.
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Embark on the trip of a lifetime on this thrilling tour and cruise adventure taking in two of the most famous 'must-visit' destinations in the world...
Embark on the trip of a lifetime on this thrilling tour and cruise adventure taking in two of the most famous 'must-visit' destinations in the world – the Lost City of the Incas in Peru and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
MV Galapagos Legend
Enjoy a full-board cruise aboard MV Galapagos Legend which is designed for cruising around the UNESCO-protected Galapagos Islands. Naturalist guides will accompany you on excursions ashore and give on-board lectures. There are four decks: Moon Deck – with an observatory for stargazing, a sun deck and chill-out area; Sky Deck – with a sun terrace, pool, bar, lounge and barbecue area; Earth Deck – with a spa, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, hammocks and a boutique; Sea Deck – with a medical service and restaurant. The ship carries up to 100 passengers, with Saga guests staying in standard plus cabins, with porthole windows, television, telephone, safety deposit box and en suite bathroom. Cabin upgrades are available on request, please call for details.
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Return flights and transfers
- All breakfasts, seven lunches and five dinners
- Excursions as described
- Saga tour managers
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels
Day 1 UK to Lima
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, fly overnight to Lima.
Day 2 Lima
Arrive in the morning and transfer to the José Antonio Lima (3Q).
Day 3 Lima to Sacred Valley
Fly from Lima to Cuzco and transfer to the Sacred Valley, then descend into the colourful market town of Pisac for an included lunch. Stay overnight at the Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel (3Q). B, L
Day 4 Machu Picchu
Visit the charming village of Ollantaytambo then embark on an included narrow-gauge railway journey along the Sacred Valley. Then catch a bus to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu which remained hidden in the Andean mountain-tops until 1911 when it was ‘rediscovered’ by Hiram Bingham. Stay overnight at the Hotel El Mapi (3Q). B, L, D
Day 5 Machu Picchu to Cuzco
Morning at leisure to explore town or take an optional excursion for a return visit to the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. Travel to Cuzco this afternoon for a two-night stay at the José Antonio Cuzco (3Q). B
Enjoy exploring this magnificent site further, independently. Experience the sights and the breathtaking scenery as you wander around the ancient city ruins at your own leisure. Price includes transfers and entrance fee.
Day 6 Cuzco
At 3,400 metres above sea level, Cuzco is one of the highest cities in the world. This morning join an included tour of the city's splendid Spanish colonial architecture and Sacsayhuaman's walls and spend the afternoon at leisure. B
Day 7 Cuzco to Lima to Quito
Fly to Quito today via Lima. Transfer to the Hotel Colon (4Q), for three nights. B
Day 8 Quito
Enjoy an included guided city tour of Quito's Spanish colonial buildings. Optional excursions are available to the Equatorial Line Monument or the Teleferico cable-car ride. B, L
Just 22 km north of Quito stands the monument marking the equatorial line. It's 30 metres high and houses an ethnographic museum about the indigenous people of Ecuador and an observation platform offering great views of the Andes Mountains.
The TelefériQo is one of the world's highest cable car rides, reaching 4,050 metres, and one of Quito's most popular tourist attractions. The 18 gondolas accommodate six people in each, and the journey to the summit of Cruz Loma takes approximately 10 minutes.
Day 9 Quito
Visit the Otavalo Indian market today with lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner is included this evening. B, L, D.
Day 10 Quito to Galapagos Islands: Embark MV Galapagos Legend
MV Galapagos Legend
Fly to the Galapagos Islands and board MV Galapagos Legend for a three-night full-board cruise around the archipelago, staying in a standard plus cabin. These islands' unique flora and fauna inspired Charles Darwin to form his theory on evolution. Cruise to Mosquera Islet – it’s home to colony of sea lions, some of whom my join you if you decide to take a swim.
Day 11 South Plaza Island and Santa Fe Island
Disembark on South Plaza Island, a rugged and rocky place with a forest of prickly pears, beneath which patient land iguanas wait for the fruit to drop. Around 300 of these iguanas call the island home, along with bright red and spotted Sally Lightfoot crabs, which scramble across the rocks with surprising agility. Continue to Santa Fe Island to watch the the sea lions and Galapagos hawks, and go in search of endemic snakes, rats, iguana and mockingbird. B, L, D
Day 12 San Cristobal Island
Visit the island of San Cristobal to follow a rocky trail up into the hills – one of the only spots in the world where you can see all three kinds of boobies. From here you continue to Cerro Brujo, a stunning beach on the north of the island and the spot where Charles Darwin first landed during his expedition in 1835. As your walk continues you’ll reach a beautiful lagoon, perfect for snorkelling. B, L, D
Day 13 San Cristobal Island-UK
This morning you visit the Cerro Colorado Tortoise Breeding Station to learn about these massive creatures and see them in the their natural habitat. Tavel to the airport for your overnight flight via Guayaquil and Madrid. B
Day 14 UK
Arrive in the afternoon for your included UK door-to-door travel service.
The unique ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands is highly protected by the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park, who constantly monitor and control visitor sites and numbers. As such, this part of the tour is subject to change.
For departures before April 2018 the Galapagos visits will vary. Please call for details.