Galápagos / Machu Picchu Xploration (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Quito, Ecuador to Lima, Peru
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Quito, Ecuador

On the first day of your journey, you'll be greeted at the airport by a Celebrity Cruises representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy free time to relax and settle in.

Quito, Ecuador
Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

During a guided tour of the capital of Ecuador, situated at an altitude of 9,350 feet, you'll stand on the equatorial line at the Mitad del Mundo park and museum, and marvel at the monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo. Your tour director will escort you throughout your Quito stay and serve as your personal concierge. Have lunch with a spectacular view of the city, and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local gourmet restaurant.

Quito, Ecuador
Air travel
Baltra Island, Ecuador
3:00 PM
Black Turtle Cove, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
4:00 PM 6:00 PM

You will be transferred to the Quito airport to board the flight to Baltra, Galápagos, where naturalist guides will be waiting to transfer you to the ship. During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport. Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. This island is famous for the scientific investigation led by Peter and Rosemary Grant on the finches' population, one of the most important studies in the field that supports Charles Darwin's Theory.

Sullivan Bay, Ecuador
7:30 AM 10:30 AM
Bartolome Island, Ecuador
2:00 PM 4:30 PM
Urvina Bay, Ecuador
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
Caleta Tagus, Ecuador
3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Fernandina/Isabela, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:30 AM
Vicente Roca Point, Ecuador
3:30 PM 6:00 PM
Puerto Egas, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:00 AM
Espumilla Beach, Ecuador
3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
El Barranco, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:45 AM
Darwin Bay, Ecuador
2:30 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
Isla North Seymour, Ecuador
6:00 AM 7:00 AM
Baltra Island, Ecuador
8:00 AM
Air travel
Quito, Ecuador
Lima, Peru

Upon debarking from your Galápagos cruise, you'll fly to Quito Airport and then to Lima, Peru. A Celebrity Representative will assist with your transfer to the international departure area in Quito. Upon arrival in Lima, Peru, you will be greeted by a Celebrity Cruises representative at the airport, your guide and personal concierge for the Peru portion of the trip. Overnight at The Westin Hotel, Lima. A detailed schedule of events and departure times will be provided upon arrival in Lima.

DAY 11
Lima, Peru

This morning you will have the opportunity to sleep in, or perhaps enjoy a massage in the hotel's fabulous spa or go for a swim in the indoor pool, the choice is yours. At noon, your guide will pick you up to start the afternoon tour with a culinary twist... you will visit Surquillo, the local food market, enjoy lunch at one of Lima's gourmet restaurants, and visit the bohemian district of Barranco. You will be back at the hotel late afternoon with ample time to get ready for next day's early departure to Cusco. Breakfast and dinner, as well as overnight at The Westin Hotel, Lima.

DAY 12
Lima, Peru
Air travel
Cusco, Peru
Casa Hacienda Orihuela, Peru
Urubamba, Peru

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your Lima–Cuzco flight. Upon arrival in Cuzco, your visit will start en route to the Sacred Valley. Lunch is served at Casa Hacienda Orihuela in the Sacred Valley, where the Orihuelas, a family of great art collectors, will be your hosts. Dinner and overnight at the Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection hotel in the Sacred Valley.

DAY 13
Urubamba, Peru
Ollantaytambo, Peru
Urubamba, Peru

Tour the impressive ruins, featuring terraces carved into the hillside and a crowning temple designed for a workshop and astronomical observation. You'll tour Ollantaytambo and the Pablo Seminario workshop, showcasing utilitarian, decorative, and artistic objects. Lunch at the Wayra Ranch—gastronomic feast led by prominent chefs, as you delight in stunning equestrian Peruvian Paso horse entertainment and marinera music. Dinner and overnight at the Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection

DAY 14
Urubamba, Peru
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Cusco, Peru

After a morning breakfast at the hotel, you'll depart for Machu Picchu on the Vistadome from the Tambo del Inka hotel train station. Lunch will be served at the Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu. Tour the almost perfectly preserved buildings ad the mysterious passageways underlying the city. Then enjoy welcoming aperitifs, dinner, and an excellent selection of wines, while relaxing on the Orient Express Hiram Bingham back to Cuzco for an evening of local music, dancing, and pisco sours. Overnight at the Hotel Monasterio.

DAY 15
Cusco, Peru

After a morning breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a scenic tour at the Coricancha, also known as the "Temple of the Sun" before touring the Sacsayhuamán fortress and the Cusco Cathedral, one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America, housing about 400 colonial paintings from the Cuzco art school, impressive goldsmith, silversmith, and precious stone works. Overnight at the Hotel Monasterio.

DAY 16
Cusco, Peru
Air travel
Lima, Peru

Upon your return flight to Lima, enjoy a scenic tour of the city, visiting the Larco Herrera Museum, a colonial mansion built in the eighteenth century. Lunch at Café del Museo restaurant before proceeding on to the Historic Center of Lima and the convent of San Francisco, a masterpiece of colonial architecture. Dinner is included. A day room (or overnight) in a deluxe room at The Westin Hotel, Lima, is included and based on return flight schedule.

DAY 17
Lima, Peru

Your departure is scheduled based on your return flight schedule.

Galápagos / Machu Picchu Xploration map

About the Ship

Celebrity's Solstice Aerial
Celebrity Xploration

Say, “Hello” to a sense of community that can only be enjoyed on a small ship. The ultimate in intimate adventure travel in the Galapagos Islands, Celebrity Xploration is a stylish catamaran that features eight luxuriously cozy staterooms, each with a window or veranda to the world that offers personal views of this stunning destination.

What's Included


  • Beverages

    Shore excursions (2 per day)

    Snorkeling equipment, wet suits



    Galapagos National Park Entry fee & tourist card fee

    24/7 room services

    Unlimited Wi-Fi access

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

    Purchases on board

    Food & beverages consumed off ship

    Air fare

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