Join an epic tour of the incredible sights of South America with this 16-day Galapagos, Easter Island, & Machu Picchu adventure. From the mysterious statues of Easter Island to the Incan heartland to the enchanted Galapagos Islands, adventure never looked so good! Stay in your choice of the best 4-star, 5-star, or Boutique hotels, then relax aboard a luxury yacht for your island adventure.
Chile and Easter Island
Your epic tour begins in Chile as you arrive in the exciting city of Santiago for a night to relax and ready yourself for the adventures ahead. The next day a flight takes you to the famous Easter Island to explore its archaeological mysteries and extreme beauty altogether.
While here, you’ll be staying in the secluded Explora Rapa Nui lodge, which provides you with exceptional views of the Pacific Ocean.
Design your own itinerary with the expert guidance of the lodge’s naturalist guides, electing from many half-day explorations, including a hike or bike ride to see Moai statues all over the island, or the unmissable full-day tour to Rano Kau Volcano and Orongo, an ancient ceremonial village. Still more options abound, including a snorkeling adventure and a trip to see the island’s wetland biodiversity.
As your adventure turns now to Peru and Easter Island tours become a beautiful memory, you’ll take with you incredible memories on your flight back to the mainland.
Peru’s Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
From Santiago, you’ll fly into Lima, the capital city of neighboring Peru, and be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Inca. While here, you’ll explore the charming towns, numerous ancient ruins, and learn about the cultural traditions of the area and its people. A highlight will be a tour of the ancient city of Cusco, once capital of the Incan Empire, and its remarkable colonial structures, Inca ruins, and colorful local market.
Another highlight is a trip up to the grandeur of the legendary Machu Picchu. Your private guide will take you around this majestic archaeological site, sharing its fascinating history and insightful information to make this visit one you’ll long remember and cherish.
Once your Easter Island and Machu Picchu tours are behind you, it’s time to head to your next adventure, the enchanted isles of Galapagos.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Flying into Quito, you’ll get a glimpse of the beauty Ecuador has to offer before heading off on your next adventure out in the wild Pacific Ocean – the Galapagos Islands!
Arriving on Baltra Island, you’ll board the luxury catamaran Petrel. Settle into your choice of either a Standard Cabin or Premium Suite, each with its own hot shower bathroom and private balcony. Spend time on the panoramic deck, soak in the Jacuzzi, and enjoy a cocktail as you sail to distant islands. The open plan indoor lounge and dining area is another perfect place to gather or relax with a book and enjoy some quiet time, and enjoyed both Ecuadorian and international dishes to fuel your adventures.
Daily island visits show you what is so spectacular and unique about this wondrous archipelago, including its volcanic landscapes and exotic wildlife. Spend time on land hiking volcanic rims and discovering lava formations. Follow the well-marked nature trails and marvel at the islands’ scenery and secrets as they reveal themselves before you. Stroll white powdery sand beaches, and take a moment to sit and take in the wonder of it all.
You’ll feel as if you’re on safari, seeing various animals, including flamingos, sea lions, sea turtles, red-footed boobies, short-eared owls, land iguanas, and so much more. It’s also a birdlovers’ paradise you have to see to believe. Both Galapagos and Easter Island tours give travelers the chance to experience the best of South America’s marine environments, full of vibrant fish, rays, and even sharks.
Indeed, no trip to Galapagos and Easter Island is complete without donning a wetsuit and taking to the incredible waters surrounding these islands of the Pacific Ocean. Swim or snorkel the clear, turquoise waters of sheltered bays and offshore sites, popular nursing sites and aquatic playgrounds for sea lion pups, Galapagos penguins, sea turtles, and more. It truly is an unforgettable experience!
All too soon, it’s time for your flight back to the mainland. While your Easter Island-Machu Picchu-Galapagos combination tour may be over, the memories you make will last a lifetime.