Explore two of South America's most important cultural and natural treasures—the World Heritage sites of Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands—in one exciting tour! Travel to Peru and venture to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and the "Lost City of the Incas," then fly to the Galápagos Islands to observe fascinating wildlife, including Blue-footed Boobies, giant tortoises, and sea lions. 

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 Terraced landscape of Písac in the Sacred Valley  A pair of Blue-footed Boobies  Quechua woman out for an afternoon stroll Credit: Lola Akinmade  Llama overlooking Machu Picchu   Exploring the renowned stone work of Machu Picchu   The site of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley  Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu  Town square in Lima  The historic city center of Cuzco  A tortoise and a traveler   Seals and Sally Lightfoot crabs  Mother and baby seal  Seals basking on the beach  A colorful Sally Lightfoot crab  A frigate bird  Iguana on the Galapagos Islands

Machu Picchu and the Galápagos

16 days from $8,993 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Explore two of South America's most important cultural and natural treasures—the World Heritage sites of Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands—in one exciting tour! Travel to Peru and venture to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and the "Lost City of the Incas," then fly to the Galápagos Islands to observe fascinating wildlife, including Blue-footed Boobies, giant tortoises, and sea lions. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Our tour with the Smithsonian to South America [Machu Picchu and Galapagos) was without a doubt one of the most fun, enjoyable, and educational journeys we have taken. Our fellow travelers quickly bonded and we are still in contact with many of them. We look forward to our next adventure with educated and thoughtful people.

- David L.

This is a once in a lifetime trip -- an outstanding travel and learning adventure. 

- Mary H.

I would recommend Smithsonian Tours to anyone, from the novice to the most experienced traveler. Single travelers will certainly feel at home as well. I feel sure I will travel with Smithsonian again.

- Rosalee C.

"This was our first time with a tour group. An excellent experience in every way! The tour directors, expert, and guides were incredibly knowledgeable. I'm so glad we chose Smithsonian Journeys!"

- Steve and Nancy S.

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Westin Lima Hotel

Lima, Peru

Located in San Isidro, Lima’s vibrant financial, cultural, and shopping district, the 301-room Westin Lima Hotel stands in close proximity to a wide variety of restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. Hotel facilities include two restaurants, bar, and lounge; fitness center; indoor pool; spa with massage treatments, sauna, and Jacuzzi; Wi-Fi Internet access (charges apply); boutiques; and laundry and dry cleaning services. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel

Sacred Valley, Peru

The Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel is located on a 17th-century colonial hacienda in the heart of the Sacred Valley, a short drive from Ollantaytambo train station en route to Machu Picchu. A colonial-style lodging, the 115-room hotel’s amenities include two restaurants, bar, and sushi bar; fitness center; spa with hyperbaric chamber and massage treatments; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; beauty salon; boutiques; museum; art gallery; movie theater; library; and laundry service. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with Jacuzzi tub and hair dryer, in-room safe, ironing facilities, mini-bar, TV, and phone. 

Number of nights: 2

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu, Peru

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to this ancient Inca citadel, offering its guests exceptionally easy access. Sit out on a terrace and savour Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge's own plot. This delightful hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City. The Lodge's interior garden, apart from the beautiful panoramic view, has a variety of local flowers and orchids. Rooms are equipped with a telephone, satellite TV, radio/alarm clock with docking station, minibar, safety-deposit box, hair dryer and private bathroom with shower only. The hotel also offers a laundry service and guests can choose to dine in the privacy of their room.

Number of nights: 1

Belmond Hotel Monasterio (formerly Hotel Monasterio by Orient-Express)

Cuzco, Peru

Originally constructed over 300 years ago as the San Antonio Seminary, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio (formerly Hotel Monasterio by Orient-Express) is a museum hotel providing all the comforts and quality of a modern property. The guestrooms reflect their origins as the home for the Jesuit seminarians, decorated in a combination of modern and traditional Spanish colonial styles. Set in the center of town, the hotel is surrounded by convenient shops where you can find local handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry. Belmond Hotel Monasterio also offers a business center and two excellent restaurants. Enjoy breakfast in El Tupay, the original refectory of the monastery, or a refreshing beverage in the Lobby Bar. There is also 24-hour room service. All rooms are equipped with telephone, mini bar, in-room safe, cable TV, and hairdryer. Laundry service is available 24 hours a day. A limited number of oxygen enriched rooms (to help minimize the effects of altitude) are available at an additional cost.

Number of nights: 2



Swissotel Quito

Quito, Ecuador

The 275-room Swissotel Quito is located near Quito's old town, close to shopping, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Hotel facilities include five restaurants; indoor and outdoor swimming pool; fitness center; squash, racquet, and tennis courts; spa with Jacuzzi, sauna, and massage treatments; and laundry and dry cleaning services. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, mini-bar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, ironing facilities, in-room safe, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Royal Palm Hotel Galápagos

Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands

The Royal Palm Hotel is a secluded hideaway nestled in the lush Miconia highland forests of Santa Cruz in the heart of the Galápagos. This property is a spacious and exclusive 480-acre private estate, only a 20 minute drive from the bustling port town of Puerto Ayora.  With just eight casitas (little house) and 13 exclusive villas, guests can enjoy privacy, space, and quiet seclusion. This peaceful hotel is equipped with a restaurant, piano bar, small gym, and outdoor pool. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, ironing facilities, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3