Welcome to Lima

Your trip begins at Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel. A transfer is included from Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport to the five-star Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, located in an oceanfront section of Lima – the perfect...


Explore Colonial Lima

Your exploration of Lima begins in the city's Barranco ("cliff") district, known for its historic houses painted in bright colonial colors, and its iconic wooden Puente de los Suspiros ("Bridge of Sighs"). The bohemian heart of the city since the end...


The Sacred Valley & Paso horses

A flight to Cusco, high in the Peruvian Andes, leads you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas – a stunning landscape of verdant farmlands, villages, and ancient ruins amid cloud forests, terraced hills, and towering mountain ranges. Enjoy lunch...


To Machu Picchu by rail & land

Head for Machu Picchu this morning, stopping first at the town and archeaological site of Ollantaytambo, and its ruins of an Incan fortress containing a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, adobe houses, aqueducts, and the remains of a stone temple,...


Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, Awanacancha & Cusco

You have a choice this morning of exploring Machu Picchu further on a second tour, taking an early-guided walk through the citadel, or sleeping in and enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then drive to Sacsayhuaman,...


Curious Cusco or highlands discoveries

Today choose from two excursions – one to the highlands outside Cusco, visiting several villages and the Maras salt fields; or a tour of southern Cusco and the valley south of the city. The highlands adventure begins with a visit to Chinchero...


Journey to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Get set for your Galápagos cruise as you fly back to Lima, then take a connecting flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city and the gateway to the Galápagos Islands. Overnight in the downtown business district of this major...


Greetings in the Galápagos

From Guayaquil, fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristóbal Island, 600 miles off the Ecuadorian coast and home to wildlife found nowhere else in the world – the starting point of your 6-night Galápagos cruise aboard...


Going for the views atop Genovesa Island

A morning panga* ride along the cliffs of Genovesa (Tower) Island stops for a dry landing on the rocks of Prince Philip’s Steps. It’s your choice: continue exploring by panga or join us for a climb of about 90 ft....


Intriguing wildlife & lava on Santiago Island

Climb aboard a panga this morning to explore Buccaneers’ Cove on Santiago Island; back in the 17th and 18th centuries, the cove was known as favored stashing grounds for pirated gold and other booty. When you visit Buccaneers' Cove today, however,...


Royal views on Islas Isabela & Fernandina

Today, on the Galápagos cruise portion of Tauck's Peru tours, Isabela II makes her way to Isabela and Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands (they're only about 5 to 10 million years old). The day begins...


Checking out volcanic Urbina Bay

In the 1950s, geological activity on Isabela Island caused a mass of land to lift up some 15 ft., leaving the coastline pushed further out to sea and the marine life stranded ashore. At Urbina Bay, walk across terrain that was once the ocean floor...


Exploring Rabida & Santa Cruz Islands

Choose an early morning wake-up call this morning if you’d like to join us on the lookout for whales. After breakfast, go exploring along the sandy beach of Rabida (Jervis) Island to spot sea lions, marine iguanas and yellow warblers. Snorkeling...


Disembark and fly back to Guayaquil

Disembark Isabela II in Baltra; after a stop at Santa Cruz to visit Los Gemelos (twin collapsed volcanic lava domes that resemble craters) and perhaps see giant tortoises in the highlands, fly back to Guayaquil for another night at the Oro...


Heading home

Your Galápagos cruise ends in Guayaquil. A transfer is included from the Oro Verde Guayaquil to Guayaquil International Airport; allow 3 hours for flight check-in.


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