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Unique 5-day Inca Trail Trek itinerary gets you away from the crowds and gives more time to explore ruins Acclimatize for the trek with off the beaten path hikes to explore the best ruins and sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley in this 9 day adventure Expert guides, cooks, and equipment make this a truly top-notch experience, starting and ending at the Cusco airport Trip Length: 9 Days Destinations: Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru Lodging: Comfortable camping, & boutique 3-star plus hotels Activities: Trekking, Inca ruins Dates: Trips depart every Saturday, March - December

The Torres del Paine "W" Trek is one of the World's classic trekking routes and it takes in the most scenic portions of Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park. A combination of challenging and moderate hikes take you into Torres' famous French Valley, face-to-face with massive Glacier Grey, and right up to the base of the Torres (the iconic granite Towers perched atop the entire range). You'll overnight at the comfortable and remote EcoCamp and in classic mountain refugios. Trip Length: 7 Days Destination: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile Lodging: Domes at the EcoCamp, mountain refugios Activities: Demanding hikes

The Angelito I Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu trip offers the best of each destination: great wildlife viewing in the Galapagos, and amazing culture and history in Peru. The Angelito I Galapagos Cruise is a perfect trip for travelers seeking a quality Galapagos cruise experience — good guides, service and wildlife-rich itineraries — without the high end prices for fancy accommodations. In Peru, you will see the most impressive Inca ruins, charming Andean villages, and stunning Peruvian countryside on a tour that captures all the area’s must-see sites. Trip Lengths: 11, 12, or 15 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands, Cusco, Sacred Valley, & Machu Picchu Lodging: Boutique Hotels & Tourist Superior Class Yacht Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling, Inca ruins, indigenous markets

For those who want to see and do a lot, but don’t have a ton of time, this adventure combo is perfect. Explore the history of the Incas in Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas  by whitewater rafting, hiking, and mountain biking before finally hiking the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot through the Gate of the Sun. Hike, SUP, bike, kayak and snorkel your way across 3 diverse islands in the Galapagos Islands on this action packed 6-day multisport adventure, checking out the Galapagos’ iconic wildlife all along the way. Trip Length: 13 Days Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Royal Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island Lodging: 3-Star Hotels in the Galapagos, 3-Star Plus Hotels in Peru Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, hiking, optional surfing or boogie boarding, optional Scuba diving, optional kayaking, optional stand up paddle boarding, Inca ruins, markets, cultural experiences

Experience the national parks of the Chilean Lake District on foot, hiking through stunning countryside of mountains, lakes, and monkey puzzle trees. You spend each night in comfortable lodges. You also soak in hot springs, and share a dinner with an indigenous Mapuche family. Trip Length: 9 Days Destination: Lakes District, Chile Lodging: Comfortable & sustainable 3-star and 4-star lodges Activities: Hiking, cultural experiences, volcano climbing, hot springs

One of the very best active trips possible in the Galapagos Islands, this land-based multisport adventure combines nice accommodations with great guides and equipment and a well-planned itinerary designed to maximize recreation while seeing as much wildlife as possible. This trip is ideal for private groups or families, too. Trip Length: 7 Days Destination: San Cristobal, Isabela, & Santa Cruz Islands, Galapagos Lodging: Your choice of 3- or 4-star hotels Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing

Experience the best Inca sites on day hikes around Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu without the need for camping. Overnight in comfortable, local boutique hotels at night. You will experience Peru like no other tourists and you will even get to hike the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of the Sun, just like the Incas did centuries ago. Then head to the Amazon to the Tambopata Research Center (TRC), one of the most remote rainforest lodges in South America. The lodge is situated inside an uninhabited area of the Tambopata National Reserve and next to the Bahajua-Sonene National Park. The surrounding rainforest ecosystem remains pristine, and the lodge is adjacent to one of the largest parrot and macaw clay licks in the world, making for incredible bird and wildlife viewing. Trip Length: 11 Days Destination: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, & the Amazon Lodging: Charming & Boutique 3-Star Plus Hotels & Lodges Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins, cultural experiences, wildlife viewing

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