Overview & Highlights
A wildlife-focused holiday including Tambopata Reserve in Peru’s verdant Amazon and a cruise to observe the unique fauna of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands.
- Guided walkng tour of Cusco
- Guided expeditions from the jungle lodges at Tambopata
- 5 day cruise around the Galápagos Islands with guided land excursions
- Private guided coffee, chocolate and pisco tasting experience
This wildlife-focussed holiday in Peru and the Galápagos Islands offers a real variety of outdoor experiences in a natural environment with a vast range flora and fauna.
From the Inca Imperial capital and Spanish colonial masterpiece Cusco you head down to the rainforest. Refugio Amazonas is a popular and well respected lodge in the Tambopata region, the most accessible area of Peru's vast Amazon territory. On this holiday, not only will you have the chance to view wildlife but you may also be able to observe the conservation-focused scientists and researchers in the jungle.
Continue by air to Guayquil, Ecuador's principal Pacific port, and fly on for an 5-day cruise around the Galápagos Islands. It was on a similar trip 200 years ago that Darwin returned to the archipelago to write the seminal book ‘On The Origin of Species’. Step into his shoes and explore the diversity of land and marine life which inhabit the islands.
The different ecosystems you will visit, from humid lowland jungle to the volcanic islands of the Galápagos ensure that you will observe a multitude of species. Just look at the statistics -Peru alone has over 1,800 species of birds (120 endemic to Peru), and 500 species of mammals and over 300 species of reptiles.
Arrive in Cusco and transfer to your hotel in the city centre.
Guided walking tour of Cusco.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon and transfer to jungle lodge.
Continue by river deeper into the jungle to the the Tambopata Research Centre.
Visit parrot clay lick.
Return to Cusco, chocolate and pisco tasting tour.
Fly via Lima to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Guided expedition to a mangrove forest
Fly to the Galapagos islands, board motor vessel for you expedition cruise.
Land excursions from the cruise around the Galápagos Islands.
Fly to Guayaquil, connect with international flight home.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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