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Peru and Galapagos Explorer - Active Adventures
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Peru and Galapagos Explorer

From Cusco to Quito
Tour Operator:
Active Adventures
Max group size:
14
Age range:
16 to 90
Operated in:
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Tour id:
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Highlights

  • Go swimming with turtles and rays at Kicker Rock
  • Bask in the spectacular beauty of the Sacred Valley
  • Uncover the history behind the ruins of Ollantaytambo

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Itinerary

Start in Cusco and end in Quito! With the Multi-sport tour Peru and Galapagos Explorer, you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Cusco, Peru and 15 other destinations in Latin America. Peru and Galapagos Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Cuzco, hike Sacsayhuamán fortress
  2. Day 2: Cycle Sacred Valley, visit Pisac market, hike Pisac ruins
  3. Day 3: Explore Chinchero, hike to Huchuy Qosqo
  4. Day 4: Visit Machu Picchu
  5. Day 5: Ollantaytambo archaeology tour, hike to Las Salineras
  6. Day 6: Free morning in Cuzco, afternoon flight to Lima
  7. Day 7: Fly to Quito and explore the Old Town
  8. Day 8: Fly to the Galapagos Islands
  9. Day 9: Visit Tortuga Bay, Charles Darwin Research Station
  10. Day 10: Hike Sierra Negra Volcano and sea kayak Isabela Island
  11. Day 11: Visit Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, San Cristobal Island and visit la Loberia
  12. Day 12: Snorkel Kicker Rock and cycle San Cristobal highlands
  13. Day 13: Visit interpretation centre, fly to Quito, depart
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  • A
    · November 1st, 2019
    We had a fun, exciting, wonderful trip of a lifetime! We did not want to be driven around on a bus with old people, and this sure was nothing like that! It also was manageable for those of us who wanted to be outdoors and active, but are not military... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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    · May 25th, 2019
    Just had the most wonderful trip to South America. Peru was wonderful and our guide, Sergio was Brilliant!! He organized everything so well, took us to the most interesting and delicious restaurants, has so much knowledge of his country,... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
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    · May 24th, 2019
    We travel....a lot, and this was an epic adventure! What we saw was amazing but even more impressive was the logistics behind our travel. Our trip was flawless. All the transportation and local guides were on time and extremely nice. Our main guides,... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
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  • A
    · May 24th, 2019
    This trip was truly a trip of a lifetime for me. Not only did I see sights about which I had dreamed my whole life, I got to experience everything close up and personal. The Peru segment was fantastic - only vacation I have been on where I came back in... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
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  • A
    · May 4th, 2019
    The Iguana trip was wonderful, it truly was a trip of a lifetime. The guides Erick and Zambo were fantastic! I would highly recommend the Iguana trip and Active Adventures.
    Trip date: October 2019
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  • A
    · January 14th, 2019
    This trip was exactly what we hoped for - packed with gorgeous views, amazing history, beautiful handcrafts and lots of time being out in the beautiful landscapes. Our time in the Galapagos was equally magnificent - we swam with turtles and sharks, saw... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · October 28th, 2018
    From hiking, to biking, to snorkeling, to walking around Cuzco, Quito and 3 Galapagos Islands, this trip has it all. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, efficient transportation of several modes: vans, trains, planes, ferry, speedboat, or dive boat!... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 14th, 2018
    I loved this trip! Not only did I get to celebrate my 36th anniversary at Machu Picchu, I fell in love with Peru. What a great place and the sites we hiked and visited were spectacular. The second half of the trip to the Galapagos Islands was fantastic.... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
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  • A
    · June 27th, 2018
    My wife and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary on the June Iguana trip with Erick in Peru and Pepo in the Galapagos Islands. From the very beginning of the trip, Active Adventures made the trip easy and exciting. The website was very easy to... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
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  • A
    · June 25th, 2018
    This is like 2 totally different vacations in one big package. The first week in Peru you are hiking in the ever-changing mountains, absorbing the archeology, architecture and customs of people that have a thousand years of history. Then you go to the... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
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Peru and Galapagos Explorer
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  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F. As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F.

    Type A
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    Type B
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    Type C
    Peru
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    Peru
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  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Ecuador and Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Ecuador and Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Ecuador and Peru. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Ecuador and Peru. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Ecuador and Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Ecuador and Peru. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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