Itinerary in brief:
- 1 night in the Sacred Valley
- 1 night Aguas Calientes
- 2 nights Cusco
- 3 nights the Amazon
- 1 night Lima
- 2 nights Quito
- 4 nights in the Galapagos
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Included: International flight
Day 2: Arrive Cusco
On arrival at Cusco airport, you’ll be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. On the way, you’ll have a guided tour of Ollantaytambo, and you’ll stop at Awanakancha, a farm that’s home to some adorable South American camels, llamas and alpacas! You’ll also be able to see how local families weave traditional garments.
Lunch will also be included at a local restaurant and once arrived at your hotel; you’ll check in for a 1-night stay.
Included: Private tour transfer, hotel
Day 3: Urubamba to Machu Picchu
A great day awaits! Your family will be picked up and taken by private transfer to Ollanta train station to catch the train the Aguas Calientes, which is the gateway to Machu Picchu.
When you arrive, your guide will accompany you on the short bus ride to Machu Picchu. Here, you’ll get a fantastic private tour to explain the site, but you’ll also have time to explore on your own.
Early in the afternoon, you’ll catch the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you’ll have the rest of the day free to explore a little.
Included: Breakfast, private transfer, train, local guide, entrance fees, hotel
Day 4: Machu Picchu to Cusco
This morning, we can arrange for you to pay a second visit to Machu Picchu. Otherwise, we suggest taking a walk to Mandor Waterfalls and visiting the butterfly sanctuary on the way. In the afternoon, make your way to the train station to catch the train to Cusco. When you arrive, you’ll be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel where you’ll check in for a 2-night stay.
Included: Breakfast, train, private transfer, hotel
Day 5: Cusco
You now have a full day to explore the city. We suggest walking through the beautiful historic centre and visiting the Chocolate Museum - fun for the whole family!
Included: Breakfast, hotel
Day 6: Cusco to the Amazon
Your family will be collected today and taken by private transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado, in the Amazon. As soon as you arrive, you’ll be met by the staff of your lodge and taken by land and boat transfer to your lodge, where you’ll check in for a 3-night stay.
Make the most of your full-board stay at the Amazon lodge, with all meals and guided daily activities in small groups with English-speaking guides. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll be able to take part in the first excursion this afternoon!
Included: Breakfast, private departure transfer, domestic flight, shared arrival transfer, dinner, lodge
Days 7 & 8: Amazon
You have now two full days to explore the Amazon thanks to several tours offered by the lodge. Why not go on a kayak tour, visit an indigenous tribe or take a wildlife walk to spot monkeys and other forest creatures? You’ll discover there are plenty of ways to create lasting family memories.
Included: Full board, activities, lodge
Day 9: Amazon to Lima
Today you’ll head back to Puerto Maldonado airport and catch a flight back to Lima. Once you land, make your way to Costa Del Sol Wyndham Airport hotel where you’ll check in for a 1-night stay before your flight to Ecuador tomorrow.
Included: Breakfast, shared transfer, domestic flight, airport hotel
Day 10: Lima to Quito
This morning, head back to the airport and catch your flight to Quito. When you land, you’ll be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel where you’ll check in for a 2-night stay.
Included: Breakfast, domestic flight, private arrival transfer, hotel
Day 11: Quito
You now have a full day to explore a little of Quito. We suggest visiting the stunning historic centre and certainly the Equator Monument – your chance to stand with one foot on each hemisphere!
Included: Breakfast, hotel
Day 12: Quito to Galapagos Islands
Today you’ll make your way to the Galapagos Islands! You’ll be collected from your hotel and taken by private transfer to Quito airport for your flight to Baltra, in the Galapagos.
When you land, you’ll meet the crew of your cruise and take a tour of the Darwin centre in Santa Cruz Island. Lunch is included at a local restaurant where you’ll also get to meet your first Galapagos resident - a giant turtle! Later in the afternoon, you’ll walk to the port and board your Galapagos cruise.
Your cruise is full board and includes all small group excursions which are led by certified Galapagos National Park guides.
Included: Breakfast, private departure transfer, domestic flight, shared arrival transfer, lunch, dinner, cruise
Days 13 to 15: Galapagos Islands
Your three days exploring the islands will be filled with amazing adventures for your whole family! On land, loom out for iguanas, giant tortoises and amazing birds like the distinctive blue-footed boobies. Underwater, on snorkel trips or by boat, you can spot sea turtles, sea lions and sharks. Make the most of this once in your life experience!
Included: Full board, shared tours, cruise
Day 16: Depart Galapagos Islands
Today it’s time to wave goodbye to Galapagos Islands and go back to the airport for your flight back home.
Included: Breakfast, shared transfer, international flight
Day 17: Arrive UK