Group - Classic
Galapagos Hawk: Peru and Galapagos
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
Overview & Highlights
This escorted group tour takes you to the Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu and to Lake Titicaca in Peru before flying to the Galápagos Islands to swim with sea lions and cruise with expert guides.
This is an inspirational group tour which includes some of the continent's most breath-taking highlights. The welcoming smiles of the Peruvian people, combined with the country's rich human culture, past and present, alongside the diverse and hauntingly beautiful landscapes make it an easy place to fall in love with. Survey the Inca temples of Machu Picchu, colonial Cusco, the bucolic splendour of Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca's vast expanse of shimmering waters.
The grand finale of this unforgettable trip is a cruise around the greatest wildlife show on earth, the Galápagos Islands. On a similar trip 200 years ago Darwin returned from the archipelago to write the seminal book 'The Origin of the Species'. Step into his shoes and explore the aptly named Enchanted Islands.
One of the joys of the Galápagos is that each island is unique, with varying landscapes from scorched lava to white-sand coves and forest-shrouded mountains, and each has its own array of wildlife. You can also make the most of the boat and your time at sea; relaxing on deck with a cocktail at sunset, snorkelling with angel fish or swimming with dolphins.
- Cusco: city tour and Sacsayhuamán
- Sacred Valley: tour of ruins and villages
- Machu Picchu: guided tour of the ruins
- Lake Titicaca: Uros Islands and Sillustani
- Guayaquil: city tour
- Galápagos Islands: guided island visits and snorkeling
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UK clients depart arriving Lima, Peru, the same day.
Overnight in the capital.
Fly to the Inca capital of Cusco.
Tour of Cusco and nearby archaeological sites.
Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas; overnight.
By rail to Machu Picchu.
Optional re-entry to ruins; return to Cusco by rail and road.
Private road journey to Lake Titicaca.
Boat trip to the Uros Islands and tour of Sillustani.
Fly back to Lima.
Fly to Guayaquil; guided city tour.
Fly to the Galápagos Islands
Cruise through the archipelago.
Fly to Guayaquil and continue to your international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
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Peru / Lima
Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores
Peru / Cusco
Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco
Peru / Sacred Valley of the Incas
Peru / Machu Picchu
Inkaterra El Mapi
Peru / Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side / Lake Titicaca
Posada del Inca Puno
Galapagos Islands / Isabela (Albemarle) / Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
What our clients say
Please describe the most memorable experience/aspect of your trip? "The first time a sea lion came up to have a good look at me when I was snorkeling in the Galapagos and played around me with such grace and freedom."LH, Hong Kong
“Having previously travelled to Patagonia on a Classic tour we knew what the standards are and didn't consider anyone else. Our confidence was fully justified.”IJB, Birmingham
"This holiday far exceeded our expectations and was truly a once in a lifetime experience!"CD, Plymouth
An excellent well organised tour. We saw all the major Inca sites & Machu Picchu was amazing, exceeding all expectations. The Galápagos Islands at the end of the tour just blew us away.AH, Stafford
For us it was the trip of our lifetime, a post retirement treat and it fulfilled all our expectations and more.BM, Gloucester
Please describe the most memorable experience/aspect of your trip? "In Galapagos; swimming with a playful Sea Lion, having a penguin swim right under my tummy and watching white tipped sharks cruise by all in the same snorkel session!"
"Journey Latin America came highly recommended to us, in turn we highly recommend them to you."DM, Marlborough
Our expert's view
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
The Seaman motor yacht we use on this tour is great for a group. It has space for just 16 passengers offering a more intimate experience of the Galápagos. The cabins are a good size, the crew excellent and the Jacuzzi was definitely welcome after a snorkelling trip!
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Meet our team
Real Latin american experts
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.