Ker & Downey’s Classic Peru and Ecuador tour combines some of South America’s most fascinating ancient and natural wonders. Experience the best the region has to offer on a Machu Picchu and Galapagos luxury tour over 14 incredible nights.

Classic Peru and Ecuador Tour

Suggested journey at a glance: 15 days / 14 nights in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Quito, and the Galapagos Islands.

Classic Peru and Ecuador: Machu Picchu & Galapagos Luxury Tour

This suggested classic Peru and Ecuador tour is just one way to see South America on your own customized Ker & Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. So contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.


Your classic Peru and Ecuador tour first begins in Lima at a beautiful renovated mansion turned boutique B&B. Enjoy a tour of the hip Barranco neighborhood before continuing onward to the Sacred Valley. Over three days, you will have the chance to visit several historical sites and local communities. For example, visit Sacsayhuaman, the Pisac ruins, the salt flats of Maras, and the terraces of Moray. You will also meet the weavers of Chinchero and a traditional Amaru community. Additionally, immerse yourself in the sacred spiritual identity of the region with a unique Mother Earth ceremony. Of course, do not miss a mystical spa treatment transformation at your hotel – including a coca leaves reading, a flowering petal relaxation bath, and time in the Inca sauna.

Machu Picchu Luxury Tour

Next, board your first class train to Machu Picchu for an unforgettable exploration of this iconic site. You will have the chance to experience a Machu Picchu luxury tour with your guide twice before returning to Cusco via Inca Rail’s 360° Train. Indeed, this train car was specifically designed for optimal viewing.

Your two days in Cusco include a privately guided walking tour of the city’s most enduring landmarks. It also offers plenty of relaxation time at your luxury accommodations.


Your classic Peru and Ecuador tour continues onward in Ecuador. Settle in to your beautiful boutique accommodations at Illa Experience Hotel in Quito. This property offers just 14 rooms and is the perfect base from which to explore the city with your guide or enjoy the impressive culinary offerings of the hotel restaurant.

Galapagos Luxury Tour

Finally, conclude your time in South America with an unforgettable Galapagos luxury tour via small ship cruise. Your five-night itinerary aboard a 16-passenger luxury cruise vessel has been designed to ensure that you receive the most exposure to the Galapagos’ unparalleled wildlife and landscapes while also avoiding the most heavily trafficked tourist spots. Between the vessel’s sleek all-suite, all-balcony design, and your expertise naturalist guides, your Classic Peru and Ecuador tour is sure to end on a high note.

Classic Peru and Ecuador: Machu Picchu & Galapagos Luxury Tour

Book a Classic Peru and Ecuador Tour with Ker & Downey

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