Peru & the Galapagos holidays, tailor made

“It’s hard to imagine how you can fit colossal wonders like the Amazon, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands into one trip. But these guys organised it for us. Brilliantly. ”


Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley | Train to Machu Picchu | Canoe trip up Amazon | Amazon rainforest | Jungle eco lodge stay | Guayaquil | Galapagos Islands small ship cruise | Quito

Description of Peru & the Galapagos holidays, tailor made

This Peru and the Galapagos Islands holiday packs a lot into a two week itinerary, giving you time to explore some of South America’s most magnificent cultural and natural heritage. When your itinerary begins with Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, you know you are in for quite a journey.

Using internal flights to get around Peru and Ecuador means that you can pack in the great sites within a relatively short period of time, while also having some in depth experiences. Such as in the Amazon rainforest in Peru, where you spend three nights in a remote Amazon rainforest lodge, trekking and canoeing to visit the forests’ great natural sights. Here you will have guided treks and boat trips to seek out Amazonian wildlife such as tapirs and howler monkeys.

Flying to Ecuador after Peru, explore the city of Guayaquil before heading out to the Galapagos Islands, where you will spend four days on a small ship cruise exploring this extraordinary archipelago, totally unrivalled when it comes to wildlife. The final day of this trip is in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Peru & the Galapagos holidays, tailor made


During this trip, we spend a couple of days in the Amazon jungle. Our accommodation when staying in the park is in a remote jungle lodge - the Tambopata Ecolodge. The buildings and cabins of this ecolodge have been built from wood and thatched woven leaves. There is no electricity at present - lamps and candles are used at night, but some buildings run on solar energy for lighting. Water in each room comes from the Gallocunca stream found towards the rear of the lodge, which is then chlorinated for bathing purposes.

When visiting the Galapagos islands, we embark on a 5 day cruise around the islands. This area is of huge biological importance, so we ensure that our travellers are aware of the potential impact we could have on the area and wildlife found there. Our travellers are given full briefings by our local guides as to how best to minimise their impact upon the environment, including disposing of litter properly, not to unduly disturb the wildlife and to not damage plants.

To ensure that our groups have minimal impact upon the environment we work with our local team to ensure that all guides and drivers receive extensive training on sustainability policies, from not dropping litter to ensuring that natural habitats are respected when trekking or exploring the countryside. We also work with hotels and accommodation providers to offer guidelines on how best to have a low impact upon the environment, from water and electricity conservation to responsible methods of waste disposal.

In our UK office we recycle extensively, from paper and envelopes to ink cartridges, plastic bottles and food packaging, with dedicated recycling bins. We minimise our use of electricity by turning off appliances and using energy efficient lightbulbs, and our toilets use reduced water cisterns to minimise our use of water


We only ever use local tour leaders and guides on our trips; not only does this mean that travellers get local insights that they might not get from a westerner, but it means that the communities we travel through benefit directly from the presence of tourism. When visiting smaller villages, we encourage our travellers to purchase local products from handicraft markets, for small-scale vendors to gain income from tourism.

This doesn't mean one guide from start to finish, but guides from the various places visited on the itinerary, ensuring that it really does filter down to that micro-level.

We tend to avoid including meals on our itineraries, and encourage people to get out of the hotels and spread their spending among local businesses, again meaning that the benefits are spread a bit more equitably.

We visit a number of historic sites on this itinerary, and the entrance fees that we pay here place a vital role in ensuring that their heritage is maintained for generations to come.

We make an effort to stop at small villages along the way to gain further insights into local culture. These are carefully selected to ensure that our presence is welcome, rather than obtrusive, and we discuss with local elders how best to show our appreciation in terms of appropriate donations.

All travellers are issued with detailed guidelines about how to travel responsibly, and are given notes on local culture and customs, so that they are aware of appropriate behaviour throughout their time in Peru and the Galapagos.

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