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Explore in style and luxury with a completely private cruise around the Galapagos and exclusive tour and accommodation options in Peru

Personalised journeys from start to finish

Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Exploring the marvellous Sacred Valley
  • Exciting culinary tour of the ancient city of Cusco
  • Experiencing old-world luxury on the Hiram Bingham train
  • A private cruise around the fascinating Galapagos islands

What's Included

  • Private Galapagos cruise
  • Services of a personal professional photographer during your cruise
  • Private tour options in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Cusco, and Quito
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
Use this itinerary to inspire your bespoke journey

At a glance

Especially designed for a private group of 10 or so people or for a multi-generational family, this luxurious adventure takes you to explore the Galapagos and Incan Peru in style, affording you the maximum of privacy and personal attention at every step of the way.

Your journey begins with some days to explore the Sacred Valley while staying at Casa Puyuncuy, a luxurious privately-owned estate with a total of five rooms. You’ll then be whisked up to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu on board the luxury train Hiram Bingham. Your time in Peru finishes at the old Incan capital of Cusco where you’ll stay at La Casona, an intimate boutique hotel, and enjoy an exciting city, ruins, market and cooking tours.

Two nights in Quito’s grand Casa Gagontena follows before you embark on the main event: a private cruise around the fascinating Galapagos islands on board luxury vessel the Stella Maris. This opulent ship has been completely reserved for your party, ensuring the maximum of privacy and attention from the crew. Travelling by boat is ideal for a multi-generational family who is looking to get quality time together but also retain their personal space and privacy. During your seven-night cruise, you’ll even have the services of a personal professional photographer on hand to document your trip.

The Galapagos Islands are the idea destination for a multi-generational family trip or for a group because there are numerous activities for everyone’s interests and the perfect blend of relaxation, excitement and exploration.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Sacred Valley

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Airport assistance at Lima airport

Flight

Flight from Lima to Cusco

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley

Accommodation in Sacred Valley

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Three nights in the Sacred Valley Three nights in the Sacred Valley

Spend your days relaxing and exploring the incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley. It's a great place to experience the beautiful scenery and culture of Peru.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Ollanta station

Days 4-5

Machu Picchu

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Train to Machu Picchu

Trains to Machu Picchu

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Private tour of Machu Picchu with overnight Private tour of Machu Picchu with overnight

Your private guide will take you on a comprehensive tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, really bringing it to life by detailing the history, significance and myths surrounding it as well as taking you to the hidden corners and best viewpoints. Then after your guided tour, you'll descend to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at the rustically elegant Inkaterra hotel, before an afternoon at your leisure: you can explore the areas around Machu Picchu or carry on exploring the ruins.

Return in the evening to overnight at your chosen hotel in the Machu Picchu area.

Accommodation in Machu Picchu

A llama walks around the ruins of Machu Picchu
Morning free to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Morning free to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

Discover the Machu Picchu citadel by climbing up either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Both scenic sites offer incredible, sweeping views, but vary in route. Huanya Picchu is a steeper route for the confident hiker as you pass sheer drops and takes around two hours. Machu Picchu Mountain is a rewarding three-hour ascending hike taking you away from the larger crowds to enjoy the vistas.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Train from Machu Picchu to Ollanta station

Days 5-7

Cusco

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Cusco

Accommodation in Cusco

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Two days in Cusco Two days in Cusco

Enjoy this beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this beautiful city. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Your personal travel designer will be able to recommend activities that are most suitable to your interests.

Cusco walking tour Cusco walking tour

Cusco is a beautiful and vibrant city and you’ll explore its many gems including the cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School. The cathedral sits on the Plaza de Armas square, the nerve centre of the city - keep your eyes peeled for the two flags that usually fly here, the red and white Peruvian flag and the rainbow coloured flag that represents the four quarters of the Inca empire. You’ll also visit San Blas with its beautiful colonial church, housing an impressive pulpit and a filigree woodcarving celebrating the fruits of the region.

Cusco culinary tour: San Pedro market, cooking demo and lunch Cusco culinary tour: San Pedro market, cooking demo and lunch

Your guide will collect you from your hotel to begin your day with a visit to Cusco’s central market, a wonderful way to discover the Andean culture and daily life. This vibrant spot, with its dazzling displays of fresh produce and fascinating local products, could keep you entertained for hours. Next, learn how to turn these fresh ingredients into Peruvian favourites at Limo restaurant.

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ChocoMuseo tour ChocoMuseo tour

Head to the ChocoMuseo to learn about the history of cacao and its production but also about the role it plays for the city and Peru. Enjoy of a 30-minute workshop that includes the preparation and taste of your own chocolate. Definitely a fun experience for kids!

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cusco airport

Flight

Flight from Cusco to Lima

Flight

Flight from Lima to Quito

Days 7-9

Quito

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Quito

Accommodation in Quito

Two days in Quito Two days in Quito

Enjoy Ecuador's capital, the first ever UNESCO World Heritage city. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this historical city and contemporary hub. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Talk to your travel designer about how you would like to spend your time here.

'Classic Quito tour' 'Classic Quito tour'

Start the tour seeing the 16th century colonial area of the city. These buildings include Independence Square, San Francisco and La Compañía churches. The tour continues with a visit to Itchimbía Hill from where you can have a wonderful view of downtown Quito and the surrounding mountains.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Quito airport to your hotel

Flight

Flight from Quito to the Galapagos Islands (via Guayaquil)

Days 9-16

Galapagos Islands

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer and check in to your luxury Galapagos yacht

Luxury Yachts in the Galapagos

Seven nights cruising the Galapagos Seven nights cruising the Galapagos

Spend your time cruising and exploring the Galapagos Islands on your choice of Jacada's selected luxury expedition cruises. The exact itinerary will depend on which you choose, our travel designer will help you choose which suits you best.

Nature walks on the Islands Nature walks on the Islands

There will be a number of varied nature trails with your guides to the different islands on your itinerary to explore both the wildlife up close and the astonishing geology of the islands.

Panga rides and snorkelling Panga rides and snorkelling

Small group excursions by inflatable 'panga' zodiac boats to snorkel and see the dense marine wildlife.

Private transfer to Baltra airport Private transfer to Baltra airport
Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from the Galapagos Islands to Quito (via Guayaquil)

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