Machu Picchu ranks among the most desirable ancient sites in the world for tourists to visit. There are many trips in the market, and it may be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Coda has chosen the best season for visiting Peru. The weather is ideal. Discover the trendy cuisine of Lima, a new culinary capital. Acclimatize at the luxury spa-resort Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley, ride aboard the famous Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, while feasting on a delicious brunch. We have chosen to stay at the wonderful Inkaterra Hotel in Aguas Calientes at Machu Picchu to allow maximum time to explore the village and get to know life in this remote region. Lastly we luxuriate at Belmond Palacio Las Nazarenas in Cusco, a truly magnificent lodging.
Start & End in Lima (LIM)
We’re delighted to have you on board for this journey of discovery to some of the most beautiful islands in the Galápagos. This itinerary will take us to the true origins of the archipelago, to a world only recently created by the titanic tectonic upheavals of our Earth’s crust, whose volcanic hot spot formed the islands in a blink of an eye in geological time. Fernandina Island is regarded as one of the most pristine island environments anywhere in the world, where life has evolved in its natural state, far from the intervention of man. From the west, we venture back to the Central Islands, landing at the intriguing red beach of Rábida and seeking out the land iguanas of Cerro Dragón. On Santa Cruz, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and get up close to giant tortoises in their natural environment. In the south, we learn about the Galápagos very own “murder mystery”, spot flamingos and snorkel at one of the best sites in the archipelago: Champion Islet. Back in the Central Islands, we head back to Baltra Island for the flight back to the mainland. You will find all corners of the Galápagos stunning, and they will delight you in different ways. Life aboard La Pinta ship is an absolute delight, with delicious meals savored on deck or in the salon, a glass of wine at sunset, and great talks with our naturalist guide. Rest assured that we and the crew aboard La Pinta will do our utmost to ensure your Galápagos experience is truly deeply moving and memorable.
Start & End in Quito.