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From £6795pp
Duration
14 days & 12 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Peru & Galápagos Odyssey

The Incan treasures of Peru pair perfectly with the natural wonders of the Galápagos on this superior group tour. Explore Lima, the Peruvian capital, then continue to the Sacred Valley to see the legacy of the Incas – including mountaintop Machu Picchu. After a city tour of Ecuador’s capital, Quito, fly to the Galápagos Islands for your 4-night cruise. Your voyage around the islands includes land excursions alongside naturalist guides, seeking out the unique wildlife for which this archipelago is renowned.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Lima
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Fly to Lima

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima via Amsterdam with KLM. Transfer to the Iberostar Selection Miraflores for 2 nights. (N)

Accommodation: Iberostar Selection Miraflores
DAY 2: Lima
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Lima

Discover colonial and contemporary Lima, including the authentic Surquillo market, on a half-day tour and enjoy a pisco sour cocktail demonstration on the panoramic rooftop terrace of your hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Iberostar Selection Miraflores
DAY 3: Fly to Cuzco
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Fly to Cuzco

Fly to Cuzco, set in the Andes mountains, and transfer to the Sacred Valley via Chinchero to learn about traditional weaving. Stay for 2 nights at the Casona Yucay (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: La Casona de Yucay
DAY 4: Sacred Valley
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Sacred Valley

This morning visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and the lesser-visited village of Pachar with its award-winning artisanal brewery. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Accommodation: La Casona de Yucay
DAY 5: Machu Picchu & Cuzco
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Machu Picchu & Cuzco

Transfer to Ollanta station and board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour of the striking ruins and a late afternoon train journey to Cuzco. Stay at the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco for 2 nights. (B, L)

DAY 6: Cuzco
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Cuzco

Half-day tour of the ancient capital of the Inca empire including the cathedral, San Blas district and the Koricancha Temple of the Sun. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to Sacsayhuaman. (B)

DAY 7: Fly to Quito via Lima
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Fly to Quito via Lima

Fly to Lima and onto Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. Transfer to the Hilton Colon for 2 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Hilton Colon Quito
DAY 8: Quito
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Quito

Morning tour of the historic centre including the impressive San Francisco church, the Middle of the World equatorial line monument, and Chez Tiff Chocolatier – where you can learn about Ecuadorian chocolate making. (B)

Accommodation: Hilton Colon Quito
DAY 9: Fly to the Galápagos
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Fly to the Galápagos

Fly to the Galápagos islands and board The Tribute for a 4-night cruise. This stylish small boat offers an immersive and luxurious way to explore the fascinating islands. Take shared shore excursions with a naturalist guide to see the variety of landscapes and wildlife, and enjoy close encounters with some of the rarest animals and birds, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, frigatebirds, Darwin’s finches, boobies and Galápagos penguins. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, readjustment of national park policies, or the captain's discretion. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Tribute
DAY 10: Galápagos
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Galápagos

In the morning, visit Santa Fé Island. Take a walk to spot curious sea lions and Galápagos hawks, perched at their outlooks, ready to swoop down and catch a lava lizard or baby marine iguana. There will be an opportunity to snorkel in the calm, turquoise waters of Barrington Bay. In the afternoon, explore Black Turtle Cove by dinghy. Three species of mangrove, stretching from the shore far out into the lagoon, form a rich, unique habitat for life. As you cruise along the calm waters, keep an eye out for whitetip reef sharks, Pacific green turtles, and spotted eagle rays.(B, L, D)

Accommodation: Tribute
DAY 11: Galápagos
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Galápagos

This morning, visit Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. This remote outer island sits in the heart of a flooded crater and showcases a varied coastal ecosystem. In the lush mangroves, look for the frigatebirds and red-footed boobies that nest here, and listen for the distinctive calls of yellow warblers, Galápagos mockingbirds and Darwin’s finches. In the afternoon, visit Prince Philip’s Steps, named after the late Duke of Edinburgh, and home to the largest breeding colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies, as well as the short-eared owl. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Tribute
DAY 12: Galápagos
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Galápagos

Morning visit to Chinese Hat, just off the coast of Santiago Island, to see pioneering plant species, Galápagos sea lions, numerous marine iguanas, mockingbirds and eagles. This is an excellent spot for snorkelling, as it affords a chance to swim close to the critically endangered Galápagos penguin, in addition to sea lions and Pacific green turtles. Afternoon visit to the rust-red beach of Rabida Island, whose colour is the result of oxidising iron. The shallow green lagoon that borders the beach is an oasis, attracting various aquatic birds including pintails and – more rarely – American flamingos. Rabida is also home to a major breeding colony of brown pelicans (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Tribute
DAY 13: Fly to UK via Guayaquil & Amsterdam
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Fly to UK via Guayaquil & Amsterdam

Morning visit to the Charlies Darwin Research Station, with its interpretation centre and giant tortoise breeding centre, before your flight to Guayaquil and onto the UK, via Amsterdam (B)

DAY 14: Arrive UK
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Arrive UK

Arrive UK.

DAY 1: Fly to Lima
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Fly to Lima

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima via Amsterdam with KLM. Transfer to the Iberostar Selection Miraflores for 2 nights. (N)

Accommodation: Iberostar Selection Miraflores
DAY 2: Lima
- +

Lima

Discover colonial and contemporary Lima, including the authentic Surquillo market, on a half-day tour and enjoy a pisco sour cocktail demonstration on the panoramic rooftop terrace of your hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Iberostar Selection Miraflores
DAY 3: Fly to Cuzco
- +

Fly to Cuzco

Fly to Cuzco, set in the Andes mountains, and transfer to the Sacred Valley via Chinchero to learn about traditional weaving. Stay for 2 nights at the Casona Yucay (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: La Casona de Yucay
DAY 4: Sacred Valley
- +

Sacred Valley

This morning visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and the lesser-visited village of Pachar with its award-winning artisanal brewery. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Accommodation: La Casona de Yucay
DAY 5: Machu Picchu & Cuzco
- +

Machu Picchu & Cuzco

Transfer to Ollanta station and board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour of the striking ruins and a late afternoon train journey to Cuzco. Stay at the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco for 2 nights. (B, L)

DAY 6: Cuzco
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Cuzco

Half-day tour of the ancient capital of the Inca empire including the cathedral, San Blas district and the Koricancha Temple of the Sun. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to Sacsayhuaman. (B)

DAY 7: Fly to Quito via Lima
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Fly to Quito via Lima

Fly to Lima and onto Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. Transfer to the Hilton Colon for 2 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Hilton Colon Quito
DAY 8: Quito
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Quito

Morning tour of the historic centre including the impressive San Francisco church, the Middle of the World equatorial line monument, and Chez Tiff Chocolatier – where you can learn about Ecuadorian chocolate making. (B)

Accommodation: Hilton Colon Quito
DAY 9: Fly to the Galápagos
- +

Fly to the Galápagos

Fly to the Galápagos islands and board The Tribute for a 4-night cruise. This stylish small boat offers an immersive and luxurious way to explore the fascinating islands. Take shared shore excursions with a naturalist guide to see the variety of landscapes and wildlife, and enjoy close encounters with some of the rarest animals and birds, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, frigatebirds, Darwin’s finches, boobies and Galápagos penguins. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, readjustment of national park policies, or the captain's discretion. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Tribute
DAY 10: Galápagos
- +

Galápagos

In the morning, visit Santa Fé Island. Take a walk to spot curious sea lions and Galápagos hawks, perched at their outlooks, ready to swoop down and catch a lava lizard or baby marine iguana. There will be an opportunity to snorkel in the calm, turquoise waters of Barrington Bay. In the afternoon, explore Black Turtle Cove by dinghy. Three species of mangrove, stretching from the shore far out into the lagoon, form a rich, unique habitat for life. As you cruise along the calm waters, keep an eye out for whitetip reef sharks, Pacific green turtles, and spotted eagle rays.(B, L, D)

Accommodation: Tribute
DAY 11: Galápagos
- +

Galápagos

This morning, visit Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. This remote outer island sits in the heart of a flooded crater and showcases a varied coastal ecosystem. In the lush mangroves, look for the frigatebirds and red-footed boobies that nest here, and listen for the distinctive calls of yellow warblers, Galápagos mockingbirds and Darwin’s finches. In the afternoon visit Prince Philip’s Steps, named after the late Duke of Edinburgh, and home to the largest breeding colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies, as well as the short-eared owl. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Tribute
DAY 12: Galápagos
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Galápagos

Morning visit to Chinese Hat, just off the coast of Santiago Island, to see pioneering plant species, Galápagos sea lions, numerous marine iguanas, mockingbirds and eagles. This is an excellent spot for snorkelling, as it affords a chance to swim close to the critically endangered Galápagos penguin, in addition to sea lions and Pacific green turtles. Afternoon visit to the rust-red beach of Rabida Island, whose colour is the result of oxidising iron. The shallow green lagoon that borders the beach is an oasis, attracting various aquatic birds including pintails and – more rarely – American flamingos. Rabida is also home to a major breeding colony of brown pelicans. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Tribute
DAY 13: Fly to UK via Guayaquil & Amsterdam
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Fly to UK via Guayaquil & Amsterdam

Morning visit to the Charlies Darwin Research Station, with its interpretation centre and giant tortoise breeding centre, before your flight to Guayaquil and onto the UK, via Amsterdam. (B)

DAY 14: Arrive UK
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Arrive UK

Arrive UK.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Drive along ancient Incan roads to a lesser-known village in the Sacred Valley
  • Get close to the wildlife of the Galápagos from a small first-class yacht
  • Enjoy an artisanal chocolate experience in old Quito
  • No Single Supplement on the cruise

Important information

Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Please note:
Locally escorted tour: this tour is led in each destination by a local tour guide | *Galapagos National Park fee is not included | Galapagos cruise cabin upgrades: on each departure, it is possible to upgrade to an Owner’s Cabin from £2,295 per person | Cruise inclusions: please note that beverages on board the cruise are not included

What's included

  • Maximum group size - 16 people
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • International & internal flights
  • Flexible - extensions, cabin & flight upgrades available
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour guides in each destination
  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Welcome drink & a farewell dinner on cruise
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees*
  • Porterage at hotels

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £7,995 | Guide price month: November

High season from £8,195 | Guide price month: April - October

Single supplement on request

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