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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS / ECUADOR / PERU

Adventures Afloat: Discovering Machu Picchu and the Galapagos

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Program #20974ENZ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In this amazing South American adventure, walk in the footsteps of the ancient Inca as you experience the history of Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and other notable Incan sites in Cuzco. Then, board the your ship for a journey that introduces the virtually pristine habitats and incredible wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.


Highlights

• Marvel at the mysterious beauty of Machu Picchu, the iconic mountain sanctuary left behind by the great Inca Empire.
• Learn about the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands with the most knowledgeable, experienced naturalists.
• Use high-tech onboard tools like video microscopes, plasma screens, hydrophones and splash cams to discover the marine environment around you.

Program Notes

Please note that the following itinerary is a representative sample of the islands that you may visit during your week on board. The exact routing depends on the Galapagos Islands National Park Service.

2014 dates will follow a slightly different itinerary. Please see the daily schedule for details.

Programs occuring in 2014 will sail on the National Geographic Endeavour. Programs occurring in 2015 will sail on the luxury expedition yacht La Pinta.

Activity Notes

Shore excursions involve a good deal of walking on rocky trails, often on uneven and slippery terrain. Consider the effect elevation may have on your ability.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Cuzco (Peru), transfer to the Sacred Valley, 2 nights; train to Machu Picchu, train to Cuzco, 2 nights; fly to Guayaquil (Ecuador), 1 night; fly to Galapagos Island and embark La Pinta luxury yacht, 7 nights (ports of call include San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Bartolome and Santiago, Genovesa, disembark Baltra, departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
10 Field trips
2 Flights during the program

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