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Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery

From the unique wildlife of the Galápagos to the towering peaks of Peru, discover two of South America's iconic highlights in one comprehensive adventure — explore the Galápagos aboard the Xavier III before flying into the Andean highlands. As one of the larger tour operators in the Galápagos, our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value and in Peru we run our own treks, ensuring the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Experience the intense variety and striking beauty of two of South America's most dramatic regions.

Please Note: Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands & Internal flights are included.

24 September, 2019 to 07 October, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 24 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2975 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
22 October, 2019 to 04 November, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 22 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2975 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
05 November, 2019 to 18 November, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 05 November, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3015 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3145 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
19 November, 2019 to 02 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 19 November, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3015 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3145 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
03 December, 2019 to 16 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 03 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3045 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3169 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
17 December, 2019 to 30 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 17 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3239 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
31 December, 2019 to 13 January, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 31 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3239 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
14 January, 2020 to 27 January, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 14 January, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3015 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3145 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
25 February, 2020 to 09 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 25 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3015 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3145 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
10 March, 2020 to 23 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 10 March, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2975 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
24 March, 2020 to 06 April, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 24 March, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3045 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3169 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
07 April, 2020 to 20 April, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 07 April, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3239 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
21 April, 2020 to 04 May, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 21 April, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3045 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3169 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
05 May, 2020 to 18 May, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 05 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3239 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
19 May, 2020 to 01 June, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 19 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3239 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
11 August, 2020 to 24 August, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 11 August, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3085 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3209 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
25 August, 2020 to 07 September, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 25 August, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3015 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3155 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
08 September, 2020 to 21 September, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 08 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2975 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
22 September, 2020 to 05 October, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 22 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2975 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
06 October, 2020 to 19 October, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 06 October, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2975 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
20 October, 2020 to 02 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 20 October, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2975 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
03 November, 2020 to 16 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 03 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3015 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3145 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
17 November, 2020 to 30 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 17 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3015 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3145 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
01 December, 2020 to 14 December, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 01 December, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3045 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3169 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
15 December, 2020 to 28 December, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery, departing on 15 December, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 3115 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 3239 GBP pp (+ Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card £92 GBP pp)
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.
view cabin photo

Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with giant tortoises.
Day 3 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove
Day 3Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.
Day 4 Cerro Dragón/Islas Daphne
Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.
Day 5 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Day 6 San Cristóbal Island/Quito
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.
Day 7 Quito/Lima
Explore Quito before flying to Lima in the evening.
Day 8 Lima/Cusco
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour.
Day 9 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 10 Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.
Day 11 Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Day 12 Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 13 Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 14 Cusco
Depart at any time.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Itineraries are subject to change.
Depart at any time.
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour.
Explore Quito before flying to Lima in the evening.
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.
Day 3Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.
Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with giant tortoises.
Arrive at any time.
* = Indicative
Map for Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery
Xavier III, the ship servicing Galápagos Central Islands & Inca Discovery

Xavier III

Vessel Type: Expedition Cruising

Length: 25.5m

Passenger Capacity: 16

Built/Refurbished: 1998

 

When it comes to our stellar fleet of Galápagos vessels, the Xavier III is made for both great value and great service. Imagine all the luxury of fresh gourmet food, daily excursions to explore the islands, and picturesque views of the area from the top deck – all this with an unbelievable price to boot.

Capacity: 16 passengers.

Cabins: Eight twin-occupancy cabins with private bathrooms and A/C. All cabins feature side by side berths located on the upper or lower deck.

Boat layout: Main deck features the lounge, bar and dining room with coffee station. A deck above is the Sundeck and Upper deck cabins. Interior lounge on main deck with TV & DVD player for daily briefings and presentations.


Cabin layout for Xavier III
• Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo

• Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay

• Your Discover Moment: Cusco

• Incredible wildlife encounters

• Daily opportunities for swimming and snorkelling

• Sacred Valley guided tour

• Pottery making demonstration

• Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters (4 days)

• Guided tour of Machu Picchu
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