Experience the iconic highlights of South America in one incredible adventure. Hike the Inca Trail to the Lost City of Machu Picchu, explore the steamy Amazon from the comfort of our intimate G Lodge Amazon, spend seven nights exploring the Galápagos aboard the Xavier and snorkel the waters of the Galápagos. Our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value and in Peru, we run our own treks, ensuring the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to majestic Machu Picchu.

Please Note: Internal flights are included.

Highlights


• Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo

• Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay

• Your Discover Moment: Cusco

• Sacred Valley guided tour

• Pottery making demonstration

• Inca Trail guided hike with cook and porters (4-day)

• Machu Picchu guided tour

• Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (3-day)

• Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (7 nts)

• Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, North Seymour, Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé and Champion Islet

• Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock

• Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)

• Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station

• Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)

• Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)

Arrive at any time.
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Continue to explore Cusco on a free day in the city.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.
Enjoy guided excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and along jungle trails. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole, or visiting a nearby plantation. Go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.
Fly to Quito. Flight is unescorted and included in the price of the tour.
Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon to spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions.
Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions.
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.
Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling.
Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet.
Visit Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.
Depart at any time.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8599 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9129 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8599 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9129 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9059 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 9059 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8819 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8819 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8499 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8839 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8499 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8839 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9059 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8819 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9179 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8819 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9179 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9059 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8599 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8669 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9009 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8669 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9009 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8769 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8699 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 8939 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8599 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9129 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 8599 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9129 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 9059 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 9059 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Additional charges:

Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card: 120 USD pp

Xavier III

Vessel Type: Expedition Cruising

Length: 25.5m

Passenger Capacity: 16

Built: 1998

When it comes to our stellar fleet of Galápagos vessels, the Xavier III is made for both great value and great service. Imagine all the luxury of fresh and tasty local and international cuisine, daily excursions to explore the islands, and picturesque views of the area from the top deck – all this with an unbelievable price to boot. Get on board!

Cabins:

4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, 4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area

Boat layout:

Very spacious indoor-outdoor seating areas and sun chairs. Interior dining room with coffee, tea and water service on the main deck. Large lounge and bar area with TV and DVD player for daily briefings.

Crew:

The Xavier III carries a team of seven crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide well-versed in the local wildlife, vegetation and geology and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service.

Amenities:

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits and beach towels included at no extra charge. Comprehensive breakfast and gourmet Ecuadorian and international cuisine prepared fresh daily. All meals on board included.

Cabin layout for Xavier III

Cusco Cooking Class - From (62.00 AUD)

Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class. Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients. Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.

Lima Cooking Class - From (107.00 AUD)

Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine, visit local markets, sample exotic fruit, select fresh ingredients, and try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan. This activity is supported by the G Values Fund – a funding initiative that provides low-interest loans to CEOs who wish to start businesses that enhance the experience of our travellers. Best Bite Peru is run by former CEO Ruben Diaz. Contact Ruben (Best Bite Peru) at +51972584092 for further information.

Quito City Tour and Equator - From (65.00 AUD)

Enjoy a city tour of Quito. Visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stops at the Basilica del Voto Nacional, La Compañia Church, San Francisco Square, Plaza Grande and the Panecillo, a towering statue of the virgin of Quito who looks out over a stunning view of the city. Drive 25km (16 mi) north of Quito to the Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Stand with one foot in each hemisphere.

Xavier III
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$ 8499 AUD pp

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