b'Peru & EcuadorMachu Picchu and the GalapagosEmbark on a extraordinary journey to two most iconic destinations in South AmericaMachu Picchu and the Galapagos, where an immersion in history, culture, and the natural world, leaves an indelible imprints on the soul of any intrepid traveler.Perched high among the mighty peaks of the Andes and shrouded in mystery, the massive stone walls of the lost city of Machu Picchu temples stand guard over an imposing mountain range which has nurtured over 20,000 years of civilization. Discover the beautiful colonial architecture of Cusco and traverse the lovely Urubamba, or Sacred Valley, learning about contemporary cultures and ancient communities in archeological sites, bustling markets, and with local families, while sampling traditional Peruvian fare.The Galpagos is one of the most scintillating yet intensely personal places to see wildlife on Earth, due to encounters in close proximity to wildlife that has no fear of humans. Located at the intersection of seven currents, these tiny islands off the coast of Ecuador are home to friendly flamingos, marine iguanas - the only reptiles that can swim; giant tortoises, penguins and Blue-footed Boobies. Guided by expert naturalists, explore the unique volcanic landscapes on hikes and nature walks highlighted by close encounters with amazing wildlife; swim and snorkel with colorful fish, rays and playful sea lions as you discover the wild wonders of the Galpagos.ITINERARY13 nights| Arrivals in Lima, 2 nights; fly to Cusco & drive to Sacred Valley, 3 nights; train to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu, 1 night; train/drive toCusco, 2 nights; fly to Lima/Quito, 2 nights; fly to Galapagos, embark Coral ship, 3 nights, departuresHIGHLIGHTSDelve into the mysteries of the Inca Empire on a guided exploration of Machu PicchuExamine Inca history, art, architecture and culture in the company of experts, at archeological sites and museums around Cusco and the Sacred ValleyGet up close to the Galapagos Islands exotic residents on interpretive hikes and walks: Iguanas, Darwin finches, flamingos and giant tortoises Prices Starting From:Enjoy up-close photographic opportunities as you observe the matingUpon Requestrituals of magnificent frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies, swim with sea turtles, and stroll along beaches covered with Galapagos sea lions Group Size: 20 or 35 total travelers Explore the rich, undersea world as you swim, snorkel and kayak amongstSeason: April-Septemberschools of colorful tropical fish, sea lions, sea turtles, spotted eagle rays,Accommodations: Four-star hotels; Coral I or reef sharks, marine iguanas and even penguins Coral II ship HistoryActive TravelNatural Culture Wildlife History Contact Us|journeys@conservancytravel.org 19'