Capture the mystery and grandeur of one of the most iconic places in the world on this full journey of the Inca Empire—Peru, then venture north to Ecuador and its fascinating Galápagos Islands. Begin your journey in the rich and stunning biodiversity of Peru’s Amazon. From your eco lodge you’ll enjoy time with a Naturalist on day hikes to spot a wide variety of species, like monkeys, birds, and colorful butterflies. You’ll also have the chance to witness the nocturnal species on a night walk and view turtles, caimans, and other birdlife from the Tambopata River. Enjoy the Amazon rainforest from atop the canopy and from the waters by canoe. </BR></BR>Take to Peru’s largest city and capital, Lima. Starting with a city tour, you’ll gain a sense of the colonial heritage of the Peruvians with its world-class museums and Spanish colonial architecture. Then, head to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, two of the most stunning and mystical places on Earth. Glimpse the ancient history and culture, and enjoy the unique opportunity to stay overnight in both the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, where you’ll have two included entrances to the site, visit a local Inca home, and traditional Indian market. From the charming city of Cusco, where you’ll have a full-day introduction to the city and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, you’ll head to fascinating Titicaca, a lake of floating islands, maintained over centuries by the local Indians who build their islands and homes from the continuously sinking reeds. </BR></BR>Finish your vacation by flying to Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands for a cruise unlike any other. Just like Charles Darwin, you’ll be able to see many species of animals and birds that call the Galápagos their home. On your 4-night cruise, watch for blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, sea lions, land iguanas, flamingos, giant tortoises, and more. For even more fun, consider swimming and snorkeling in search of sea life.</BR></BR>This well-rounded exploration of Peru, Ecuador’s famed Galápagos Islands, and the dense jungle wildlife of the Amazon is sure to leave you with memories for a lifetime.

City Highlights

Sightseeing: In Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.


PERU’S AMAZON Tambopata Eco Lodge (NP); LIMA San Agustin Exclusive (F)SACRED VALLEY Hotel Inkallpa (F)MACHU PICCHU El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu (F)CUSCO Jose Antonio Cusco (F)PUNO Eco Inn Puno (F)QUITO Grand Mercure Alameda (SF)GALÁPAGOS CRUISE Santa Cruz II (F)GUAYAQUIL Unipark Hotel Guayaquil (SF);


21 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 12 dinners


Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.