Galapagos with Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley
1 - 16 September 2023
Wind your way around the lava-forged Galapagos Islands on this incredible 16-day tour aboard the all-inclusive Silver Origin. Cruising from rocky coast to coast, become acquainted with all the islands’ famously fearless creatures, gaze into deep blue lagoons and snorkel in the Pacific Ocean.
Before beginning your cruise around the islands, enjoy stopovers in Lima and Cusco’s Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Enjoy a mix of activities to kickstart your adventure, from poolside relaxation at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, sunrise hikes up the steep steps of Wanay Picchu, and informative tours through Sacred Valley’s indigenous villages.
Then, you’ll fly from Cusco to Quito to embark Silver Origin, where your Galapagos adventure begins in the age-old remains of San Cristobal. Home to the famous Charles Darwin statue, this island sets the scene for a wildlife tour of a lifetime. As you move through the islets, you’ll come face to face with teems of friendly creatures, from giant sea turtles to flamingos and rarely sighted birds. Trek across each rugged landscape, keeping track of your discoveries, soaking up the fresh sea air, the rugged mountain views, and the tranquil spirit of these scarcely populated lands.
There’s no better vessel to explore the Galapagos Islands on than Silver Origin, Silversea’s first destination-specific built ship. Set with a team of Ecuadorian expert guides, an attentive crew and eight Zodiacs for nature viewing excursions, every aspect of your experience will be smooth sailing. Spend your evenings at sea, fine dining in one of the ship’s island-inspired restaurants, working out at the fitness centre, or sinking into a full-body massage at the spa. Then, settle into your opulent modern suite for the night, with a personal butler on call and a private teak veranda offering panoramic views of each island as you arrive and depart.
* Enjoy a pre-cruise stay at the luxurious Belmond Miraflores Park with ocean views
* Discover the ancient remains of the Inca Citadel
* Spot rare wildlife from the volcanic trails of San Cristobal
* Dive with manta rays and hammerhead sharks at Kicker Rock