Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands Essentials

We have carefully prepared this tour for adventure lovers who do not have much time. Enjoy a fantastic experience with the best of Peru and Ecuador.

Come to know the wonders of the Inca Empire and be amazed with the majesty of Machu Picchu, know a little of its history and walk in the citadel as the Incas did. Enjoy the beautiful colonial streets of Cusco on a guided tour through the most iconic places of the city.

In Equator, take a walk in the Middle of the Earth and discover the mysteries of physics that happen there. Then board a luxury cruise ship to enjoy time alone with nature, fall in love with the sunsets and have fun every day on a new excursion.


Duration: 10 days
Contact us for dates and departures
Destinations: Lima-Cusco-Quito-Galapagos
Tour type: Adventure / Cultural / Luxury
Day 1 - Arrive to Lima, Peru
  • An English-speaking guide will greet you at the airport (Look for a Latin Tours board sign).
  • Private transfer to your accommodation.
  • Check-In at Ibis Larco Hotel.
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 2 - Welcome to Cusco.
  • Pick-up from hotel and transfer to the airport.
  • Board a flight to Cusco (1 hour and 15 minutes).
  • An English-speaking guide will greet you at the airport (Look for a Latin Tours board sign).
  • Walking Tour: Guided sightseeing tour of the city (Temple of the Sun, Sacred convent of Santo Domingo, Cusco Cathedral)
  • Visit to San Pedro Market
  • Welcome Dinner at Sara Wasi Restaurant.
Day 3 - Full Day in Machu Picchu
  • Light Breakfast and pick up from the hotel.
  • Short trip on the most beautiful railroad routes by the Andean landscapes.
  • Heading to the town of Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus to the top of the mountain and breathtaking view of Machu Picchu.
  • 2 hours tour about its construction, history and Inca’s daily life.
  • Walking through passages and alleys of the citadel.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Train back to Cusco. 
Day 4 - From Peru to Ecuador
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Private transfer to the airport.
  • Flight to Quito – Ecuador.
  • First Class Hotel.
  • Free time to explore the city or relax and settle in.
  • Welcome Dinner.
Day 5 - The best of Quito and the Middle of the World
  • Walk through the streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas.
  • City tour: Gothic Basilica of the Heart of Jesus, Independence Square, Metropolitan Cathedral, The street of the Seven Crosses, The Jesuit Convent, El Sagrario Church, The Jesuit Temple of La Compañía de Jesús and San Fransisco Square.
  • The Middle of the World Complex: Monument situated at 0º0’0” latitude.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 to 9 - All Aboard the Galapagos Cruise
  • Domestic Flight to Baltra or San Cristobal Airport.
  • Embark the Vessel.
  • Guided visits through Galapagos.
  • Hike through natural paths and close encounters with Blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, lazy sea lions, marine iguanas, albatrosses (fast swimming penguins).
  • Diving or snorkeling activities with sea turtles.
  • Optional activities like: Boat rides or kayaking.
  • Return to the ship: Lunch buffet and free time to relax at the pool, jacuzzi or sun terraces.
  • Lecture about next day excursions and onboard activities.
  • All meals included.
  • Last day: Breakfast, excursion and flight back to the City and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10 - End of the Adventure
  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight back home.

Important Information


Important Information


  • Transfers In & Out / bus and train rides.
  • First class hotel accommodation in Quito, Lima, Cusco.
  • Galapagos cruise full board based on Standard Plus Cabin, 2 daily excursions, onboard and island activities, naturalistic guides, lectures & briefings, double accommodation.
  • Cusco half-day city tour.
  • Machu Picchu full-day excursion.
  • All breakfasts on mainland.

Not Included:

  • Internal Flight Roundtrip to/from Galapagos.
  • International Flight Cusco-Lima and Lima – Quito
  • Tips, drinks, extras, and personal expenses.
  • Any other service not mentioned on the itinerary.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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Explore the ancient ruins of Cusco

Visit Machu Picchu, one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

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Discover the best of Barranco

Visit the bohemian district of Lima: “Barranco”.

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Feel The Beauty Of Nature

Snorkel and see Galapagos penguins, white-tipped reef sharks and playful sea lions on Bartolome Island.

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Feel the beauty of nature

Relax in the sand of Santa Cruz island.