Galápagos Islands/Ecuador/Peru
Discovering Machu Picchu and the Galapagos
Explore ancient wonders aboard an expedition ship as you enjoy lectures by local experts, visit Heritage Sites and celebrate the rich biodiversity of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands.
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Program No. 20974RJ
17 days
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At a Glance

In this amazing South American adventure, walk in the footsteps of the ancient Inca as you experience the history of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and notable Incan sites in Cuzco. Then, board the National Geographic Endeavor II for a journey that introduces the virtually pristine habitats and incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands.
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Walking on rough, unpaved terrain. Navigating steep stairway to board Zodiacs. Climbing in/out of Zodiacs; wet landings ashore. Snorkeling available. Elevations up to 11,150 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

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

General Notes

Please note that the following itinerary is a representative sample of the islands that you may visit during your week on board. The routing may be revised at the discretion of the Galapagos Islands National Park Service.
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Luis Geldres Carillo
Luis Geldres Carillo enjoys sharing the history and culture of South America with lifelong learners from around the globe. When working with groups, he strives to enhance each participant’s experience by creating an enjoyable and educational adventure. Luis has traveled throughout Peru and has had the opportunity to explore Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada and the U.S. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, singing, playing soccer, reading and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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