Why choose this trip?
Our carefully crafted Peru and Galapagos Adventure is overflowing with Peru’s diverse cultures as it explores Perus contrasts and allows ample time for unhurried acclimatisation. Visit local communities where we support and see the real side of life in this amazing country. A moderately active itinerary with an in depth look at Peru’s diverse cultures and geography. You will see some amazing local highlights but we endeavour to show you the real Peru with many authentic experiences.
In the Galapagos Islands we spend our nights on land, then go out by boat during the day. This makes it the perfect trip for those concerned about sea sickness, as we return to comfortable hotels every evening. The walks, bike rides, snorkelling and kayaking are all suitable for anyone of average fitness. We provide instruction for kayaking and snorkelling, so you can enjoy the activity without prior experience.
If you are a certified diver and would like to dive, please notify us on your booking form. Even if you don’t dive, you will still enjoy amazing snorkelling and close encounters with wildlife. All our included activities here are designed so that everyone can easily take part without prior experience.
What’s the Activity level?
Being an active sightseeing holiday, there is moderate walking involved throughout the journey, around Inca sites, in the cities and on the Galapagos Islands. When at altitude in Peru it can be a little tougher than usual, but not at all strenuous.
Rather than doing the Inca Trail, we visit local indigenous communities in the Sacred Valley. They offer a very unique experience that benefits not only the visitors, but also the communities, and shows their traditional lifestyle that Quechua (the ancient Inca culture) subsistence farmers still practice today.
In our tour leader’s words: “We’ve had two fantastic days visiting the communities. The best part is that in both cases the experience reflects something real and not made up for tourists. I can tell you that even for me, traveling for so long in Peru, it was a very moving and unique experience.”
*** Inca trail option: If you still prefer to do the trail, we can book it for you as an independent tour. You will be with another group and have to advise us early, so that trail permits can be obtained. You would then stay in Cusco on day 10 and meet the group back in Cusco on day 14. Inca trail supplement will be approximately USD680 on a twin share basis.
What’s the transport and accommodation like?
Experience a variety of transport from boats to motorised canoes, local buses and private minivans. Our handpicked mostly family run accommodation is around a 3 star standard with en-suite rooms and plenty of local charm. Hotels are chosen for their ambiance, safety, location, and friendly staff. There may be one multi share night (triple or quad), at the home stay on Lake Titicaca, with basic shared facilities.
*All our tours are non-smoking