Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern scientific and evolutionary history. From your accommodations on the Isabela II, you can explore these fascinating islands and observe the iconic species that have become exquisitely adapted to the surrounding environment. Because the human presence is still relatively minimal, much of the wildlife is remarkably unafraid of visitors. Travel to the mist-shrouded mountain citadel of the Incas on this deluxe program to Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley. Ride the train through the Urubamba valley, visit a traditional Andean rural community and a modern artists? colony, marvel at the massive stone stairs at Ollantaytambo, enjoy the congeniality of a Peruvian family meal in their home outside of Cusco.
*These programs can be taken separately or combined into one program as the dates run back to back.