South America's archaeological and natural jewels
This fascinating trip combines two of the truly outstanding places in South America. Flying to Cuzco in the Peruvian highlands, we encounter a city replete with Inca architecture and colonial charm. A beautiful train ride through mountains and cloud forest takes us to the extraordinary lost city of Machu Picchu.
Ecuador's Galapagos archipelago is one of the world's leading ecological sites, with incredible fauna both on land and at sea as well as striking volcanic landscapes.
We explore the islands from the comfort of our small sleep-on-board yacht, which grants us access to areas out of the reach of larger boats.
What makes this trip responsible?
On this trip we stay in small locally-owned hotels wherever possible, employ local staff throughout, and use local partners who are committed to the social welfare of their staff and the communities we visit during the trip.
In the Galapagos Islands, our yacht has been awarded Smart Voyager certification for meeting strict environmental standards and for its contribution to the crew and local communities. Whenever possible, the yacht uses its sails rather than motors to reduce carbon emissions, although strict National Park controls on landing times and landing sites do limit this practice.
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