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10 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape and Land Tour

From Lima to Guayaquil
National Geographic Islander II

National Geographic Islander II

Lindblad Expeditions4 Stars
  • Cruise #: 2671393
  • Departs: Sat, Mar 16, 2024
  • Returns: Tue, Mar 26, 2024
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    Itinerary Summary

    Day by Day Details

    Land Segment of Itinerary

    Saturday - Mar 16, 2024
    Day
    1
    Lima, Peru
    • Lima, Peru
    Arrive in Lima, Peru's thriving capital, and transfer to the convenient Wyndham Costa del Sol, connected to the airport. Most international flights arrive in the late evening. Opt to arrive early for a Lima pre-voyage extension staying at the iconic Country Club Lima Hotel. The extension adds just a day to the expedition and gives you a chance to rest, relax, and see this UNESCO World Heritage-designated city. ...
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    Sunday - Mar 17, 2024
    Day
    2
    Lima, Peru
    • Lima, Peru
    • Air Travel
    • Cusco, Peru
    • Bus Travel
    • Chinchero, Peru
    • Bus Travel
    • Urubamba, Peru
    Fly to Cusco this morning. Drive through the Sacred Valley to Chinchero, a typical Andean village where National Geographic Grantee Nilda Callanaupa joins us for lunch and a demonstration of Inca weaving traditions. Continue to the Tambo del Inka, where we stay two nights. Dinner tonight is at the hotel. (B,L,D) ...
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    Monday - Mar 18, 2024
    Day
    3
    • Urubamba, Peru
    • Bus Travel
    • Ollantaytambo, Peru
    • Train Travel
    • Aguas Calientes, Peru
    • Bus Travel
    • Machu Picchu, Peru
    • Bus Travel
    • Aguas Calientes, Peru
    • Train Travel
    • Urubamba, Peru
    Drive to Ollantaytambo, where we board our train to Machu Picchu. Set at less than 8,000 feet in the "eyebrow of the jungle", the sanctuary is surrounded by tropical mountain forest with diverse birds and orchids. We linger after day-visitors are gone, returning to Machu Picchu Pueblo for the train back to the Sacred Valley and Tambo del Inka this evening. Dinner is served aboard the first-class train. (B,L,D) ...
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    Tuesday - Mar 19, 2024
    Day
    4
    • Urubamba, Peru
    • Bus Travel
    • Cusco, Peru
    After breakfast this morning, depart for Cusco with a full day to explore. Tour the magnificently ornate 17th-century cathedral and Plaza de Armas, the sacred Inca Temple of the Sun, and other treasures of this burgeoning cultural capital and center of the Inca universe, where colonial buildings stand atop Inca foundations. Check into the Palacio del Inka in the historic center. Dinner is on your own tonight to explore nearby celebrated restaurants or rest and relax at the hotel. (B,L) ...
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    Wednesday - Mar 20, 2024
    Day
    5
    Cusco, Peru
    • Cusco, Peru
    • Air Travel
    • Lima, Peru
    • Air Travel
    • Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Bid farewell to Peru and continue to Ecuador for part two of our expedition with flights from Cusco via Lima to Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city. Overnight at the Hotel del Parque. (B,L,D)
    Thursday - Mar 21, 2024
    Day
    6
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
    • Guayaquil, Ecuador
    • Air Travel

    Cruise Segment of Itinerary

    Day 6 - Thursday - Mar 21, 2024
    Day
    6
    Cruise Begins
    • Cruise Begins
    • Baltra, Galapagos, Ecuador
    Friday - Mar 22, 2024
    Day
    7
    Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
    • Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
    Saturday - Mar 23, 2024
    Day
    8
    Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
    • Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
    Sunday - Mar 24, 2024
    Day
    9
    South Plaza, Ecuador
    • South Plaza, Ecuador
    • James Island, Ecuador
    • Chinese Hat Island, Ecuador
    • Genovesa Island, Ecuador
    Fly on Day 6 to Galapagos. Each day we hike, swim, snorkel, or explore by kayak or Zodiac-all the while witnessing incredible interactions between animals in their natural habitat. Start exploring on Isla Santa Cruz with a trip over the highlands of Santa Cruz upon arrival. Over these few days, walk in a cactus forest with endemic land iguanas on Santa Fe. Wander among sea lions and admire soaring sea birds on Plaza Sur. Search for penguins on stark black lava at Sullivan Bay on Santiago. Snorkel in crystal-clear water at Sombrero Chino. And sail across the Equator and into the flooded caldera at Genovesa, a seabird paradise where we bid farewell to Darwin's Islands. (B,L,D) ...
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    Monday - Mar 25, 2024
    Day
    10
    Baltra, Galapagos, Ecuador
    • Baltra, Galapagos, Ecuador
    • Cruise Ends

    Land Segment of Itinerary

    Day 10 - Monday - Mar 25, 2024
    Day
    10
    • Air Travel
    • Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Fly to Guayaquil, where dayrooms are reserved at the Hotel del Parque before flights home. You may be able to take advantage of overnight flights. Or spend the night and return home on Day 11 at no additional cost. Or elect the post-cruise extension to Quito & Otavalo. Ask your expedition specialist for details. (B) ...
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    Tuesday - Mar 26, 2024
    Day
    11
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
    • Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Stay and relax or take an early flight home today.


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