Experience two of South America’s greatest treasures: Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, called a living laboratory by Charles Darwin, and the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. This trip’s small group size makes it possible to spend the night on-site at Machu Picchu, affording virtually private access to the ruins, and to tour the Galapagos aboard a privately chartered yacht. Begin in Lima with a tour of the Larco Museum, famous for its ceramics collection, then travel to the Sacred Valley, visiting the Andean market at Pisac and the incredible Ollantaytambo Inca ruins. Following a spectacular train journey and an overnight stay at the “Lost City of the Incas,” travel via Cuzco and Quito to the Galapagos Islands. From your comfortable base aboard the Coral II, encounter marine iguanas and giant tortoises on guided nature walks, learn about the islands’ unique geology and natural history, and take time to swim and snorkel.

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Trip Highlights

  • Spend a night at the luxurious Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
  • Savor lunch at a private home in Cuzco
  • Sightsee on the gorgeous islands of Santa Cruz, Isabela and Santiago
  • Visit a private farm in the Santa Cruz highlands

Smith Faculty Speaker

Ann Zulawski, Sydenham C. Parsons Professor of History and Latin American Studies

Trip Details

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Cost: From $8,193 per person, based on double occupancy, including airfare from Miami
  • Single Supplement: From $3,195 per person
  • Deposit: $500 per person, payable to Odysseys Unlimited Inc.
  • Optional Extensions: A five-day, pre-tour option to the Amazon, including a canopy walkway tour, is available

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