- 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.
Tours Pace 2
Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands
Peru, Ecuador & Galapagosfrom £5,299 per person 13 2 Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £71 if not required
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Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin
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-listed 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. Standard cabins have porthole windows, a television, telephone, safety deposit box and en suite bathroom. Cabin upgrades are available on request, please call for details.
8 nights in hotels 3 aboard MV Galapagos Legend and 2 in flight
23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour managers
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- A tour of Ollantaytambo village
- Rail journey through the Sacred Valley
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Cuzco city tour and Sacsayhuaman Fortress
- Quito city tour
- Otavalo Indian market
- Highlands Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz island
- Wildlife viewing on Sante Fe island
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 locally rated 3-star plus José Antonio Lima.
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. After lunch visit the charming village of Ollantaytambo.
Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel. B, L
Day 4 Machu Picchu
Embark on an included narrow-gauge railway journey along the Sacred Valley. Then catch a bus to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu which remained hidden in the Andean mountain-tops until 1911 when it was ‘rediscovered’ by Hiram Bingham. Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Tierra Viva Machu Picchu, with dinner at a local restaurant tonight. B, L, D
Please note: due to luggage restrictions on board the train, you'll be required to take an overnight bag for your stay tonight at the Terra Viva Hotel. You'll then be reunited with your main luggage tomorrow when you arrive at the Hotel José Antonio in Cuzco.
Day 5 Machu Picchu to Cuzco
Morning at leisure to explore the 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 locally rated 3-star plus José Antonio Cuzco. 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 via Lima. Choice of optional excursions to the Equatorial Line Monument or the Teleferiqo cable car ride.
Transfer to the locally rated 4-star Hotel Colon for two nights. B
Day 8 Quito
Visit the Otavalo Indian Market today with lunch at a local restaurant. 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 to Galapagos Islands: Embark MV Galapagos Legend
MV Galapagos Legend
Fly to the Galapagos Islands and board MV Galapagos Legend (4⚓) 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 Santa Cruz Island and visit the Pit Craters, and the Highlands – home to lush forests and giant tortoises. B, L, D
Day 10 Genovesa Island
Visit Prince Philip’s Steps and marvel at the sea and bird life that call the island’s lava cliffs home — and keep an eye out for seals. In the afternoon visit Darwin Bay and follow a scenic trail to see a host of rare bird species, including famous Red-footed Boobies. B, L, D
Day 11 Santa Cruz island and Santa Fe Island
Visit Dragon Hill with its population of Galapagos land iguanas. Afterwards visit Santa Fe Island with white sand beaches, sea lion colonies and a cactus forest, home to the largest iguanas in the islands. B, L, D
Day 12 Santa Cruz Island to Quito
Visit Bachas, and beaches on the north of the island which are home to flamingos and the main nesting sites for sea turtles. Disembark your cruise and fly to Quito to overnight at the Hilton Hotel. B D
Day 13 Quito-UK
Enjoy an included guided city tour of Quito’s Spanish colonial buildings. Transfer to the airport in Quito for your overnight flight to the UK, via Bogota. B, L, D
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.