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GALÁPAGOS AND PERU

NEW! WILD GALÁPAGOS AND PERU ESCAPE 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS—ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ISLANDER PRICES FROM: $7,820 to $12,540 (See page 107 for complete prices.) Book by Dec. 31, 2018 to guarantee 2019 prices for 2020 departures.

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xperience the best of Galápagos, and Machu Picchu too, in nine action-packed days. Starting in Lima, stay two nights in the Sacred Valley, enjoy fabled Machu Picchu and see Cusco, imperial capital of the Inca. Then journey to Galápagos to actively explore each day on land and under the sea, and encounter the abundant, iconic wildlife, unfazed by your presence. DAY 1: LIMA, PERU Arrive in Lima, Peru’s thriving capital, and transfer to the convenient Lima Airport Holiday Inn. You may also opt to arrive a day or two early. Please call for details. DAY 2: LIMA/CUSCO/SACRED VALLEY Fly to Cusco and explore this Inca imperial city. Continue through the fabled and fertile Urubamba Valley to Tambo del Inka. National Geographic Grantee Nilda Callañaupa, founder of El Centro de Textiles Tradicionales de Cusco, joins us to demonstrate Inca weaving traditions. Dinner tonight is at the hotel. (B,L,D) DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU Drive to Ollantaytambo, where we board our train to Machu Picchu. Set at less than 8,000 feet in the “eyebrow of the jungle,” the sanctuary is surrounded by tropical mountain forest with diverse birds and orchids. We linger after day-visitors are gone, returning to Machu Picchu Pueblo for the train back to the Sacred Valley and Tambo del Inka this evening. Dinner is served aboard the first-class train. (B,L,D)

Start exploring on Isla Santa Cruz with a trip over the highlands of Santa Cruz. We search for penguins on stark black lava at Sullivan Bay on Santiago, swim in a secluded cove on Santa Fe, snorkel in crystal-clear water at Sombrero Chino, sail across the Equator into the flooded caldera at Genovesa, a seabird paradise, and wander among sea lions and land iguanas on Plaza Sur. (B,L,D Daily) DAY 9: DISEMBARK/BALTRA/ GUAYAQUIL/DEPART Fly to Guayaquil, where dayrooms are reserved at the Hotel del Parque. Spend the night and return home on Day 10 at no additional cost—or continue to Quito. Ask your Expedition Specialist. (B) *Please note: Our expeditions begin and end at Baltra, and include visits to Isla Santa Cruz and a careful selection of diverse islands. Each of our itineraries offers an optimal balance of

Galápagos ECUADOR Guayaquil PERU

Pacific Ocean

Lima

Santiago EQUATOR Bartolomé Seymour Baltra

Fernandina

Santa Cruz Santa Fe

Isabela Floreana

San Cristóbal Española

wildlife, landscapes and experiences. All ship itineraries are subject to Galápagos National Park regulations.

EXPEDITION DETAILS DATES: 2018: Dec. 1 2019: May 4, 18; Sep. 7, 21; Nov. 2 2020 Feb 8; May 16, 30; Jul 25; Sep 5; Nov 14, 28

SPECIAL OFFER: Celebrate these new itineraries with FREE ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE between Ecuador and Galápagos. OPTIONAL EXTENSION Add a post-voyage extension to Quito & Otavalo on either Wild Galápagos Escape or Wild Galápagos and Peru Escape. Visit expeditions.com/quito for details.

DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY/GUAYAQUIL Bid farewell to Peru and continue to Ecuador for part two of our expedition with flights from Cusco via Lima to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. Overnight at Hotel del Parque. (B,L,D) DAYS 5-8: GUAYAQUIL/GALÁPAGOS Fly on Day 5 to Galápagos. Each day we join our naturalists on interpretive walks, swim, snorkel, or explore by kayak or Zodiac—all the while witnessing incredible interactions between animals in their natural habitat.

Machu Picchu.

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