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Luxury Peru and Galapagos: Machu Picchu and the Enchanted Islands

15 days from £9,720pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru / Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / Galapagos Islands

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Overview & Highlights

A relaxed, deluxe holiday with elegant hotels, discovering Peru's top sights Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu in comfort; plus colonial Quito and a first class Galápagos cruise on Ocean Spray.

Includes Peru’s greatest highlights, Machu Picchu and Cusco, and a cruise to the Galápagos Islands.  Stay in top luxury hotels and travel in style. The cruise is on one a top-of-the-range motor yacht, MV Ocean Spray.

The warmth and friendliness of the Peruvian people, combined with the country’s rich traditions and diverse, extraordinary scenery, make Peru an easy place to fall in love with. Here we take you to its best known sites: the ancient Inca temples of Machu Picchu and the Inca capital and colonial treasure house of Cusco. Continue by air to Quito, the highland capital of Ecuador, and fly on to embark on MV Ocean Spray for a 5-day cruise around the Galápagos Islands, to see the greatest wildlife show on Earth. It was on a similar trip 200 years ago that Darwin returned to the archipelago to write the seminal book ‘On The Origin of Species’. Step into his shoes and explore the diversity of land and marine life which inhabit these enchanting islands.

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  • Half day city tour of colonial Lima, visit Larco pre-Columbian art museum
  • Full day excursion to the Pisaq ruins, Sacred Valley and watch a Peruvian paso (pace horse) horse show at Wayra Ranch
  • Half day excursion to Machu Picchu ruins
  • Half day city tour of Cusco and visit Sacsayhuamán Inca fortress ruins
  • Full day excursion to Otavalo market, visit indigenous village of Peguche
  • 5 night cruise around the Galápagos Islands

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What our clients say

  • A fantastic trip that includes highlight after highlight - from natural beauty to historical ruins. Lots of travelling but always jaw dropping views through the window. Highlights of the trip…

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  • For us it was the trip of our lifetime, a post retirement treat and it fulfilled all our expectations and more.

    BM, Gloucester
  • There are two moments that I wish I could return to again and again - watching the sun go down over the jagged rock formations of the Valley of the…

    DK, Dover
  • It was our first experience of small group travel, and although on balance we prefer independant travel, to cover as many countries as we did, we couldn t have done…

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Our Expert's Opinion

If you appreciate the finer things in life and prefer to travel in style, then this holiday would be an excellent choice for you. We have carefully designed this journey to include two of South America's ultimate bucket-list destinations, with a strong emphasis on luxury. Throughout the trip, you will stay in first-class hotels, and we have included a top-of-the-range Galápagos cruise to conclude the experience. What's not to love?

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Heloise Buxton Travel Expert Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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Real Latin american experts

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • Lina
    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.

  • Mary
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    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.

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

  • Chris
    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.

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