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Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

These destinations are ranked as two of South America’s greatest treasures: the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu and the fascinating Galapagos Islands, known as Charles Darwin’s “living laboratory.”

Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

These destinations are ranked as two of South America’s greatest treasures: the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu and the fascinating Galapagos Islands, known as Charles Darwin’s “living laboratory.”

Highlights

  • Visit two of South America’s greatest treasures as you marvel at the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu before heading west to explore the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands.
  • Begin in the Sacred Valley to see the Incan ruins of Ollantaytambo and visit an Incan farming town before heading to Machu Picchu, where you will enjoy two guided tours of the ruins.
  • Surrounded by the lush highlands, you’ll start your stay on Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos National Park with a visit to Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the giant tortoises.
  • Experience several excursions around the Galapagos looking for marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and a male colony of sea lions.
This is an exclusive U-M departure operated by Odysseys Unlimited.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Lima, Peru
Day 2: Lima
Day 3: Lima | Cuzco | Sacred Valley
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Day 5: Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu | Aguas Calientes
Day 6: Machu Picchu | Cuzco
Day 7: Cuzco
Day 8: Cuzco | Lima | Quito
Day 9: Quito
Day 10: Quito | Baltra | Santa Cruz Island
Day 11: North Seymour Island | Bachas Beach
Day 12: South Plaza Island | Punta Carrion
Day 13: Santa Cruz Island
Day 14: Santa Cruz Island | Baltra | Quito
Day 15: Quito | Depart for U.S.

Available to Book
April 29-May 14, 2025

Starting price

$9,793

Deposit per person

$500

Countries Visited

Ecuador, Peru

Activity Level

High
April 29-May 14, 2025

Starting price

$9,793
*Single supplement applies

Deposit per person

$500

Countries Visited

Ecuador, Peru

Activity Level

High
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