ITINERARY DISCLAIMER: It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described; however, due to our travel style, on occasions, it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. Weather conditions and unpredictable local circumstances may lead us to make alterations to the route and/or travel times. Hotels and flight schedules might change according to availability. Any mention of specific wildlife in the itinerary or trip details is not a guarantee that it will be seen during the trip.
DRIVING TIME: From 1 to 2 hours driving average from place to place.
SEASON: All year except February.
PROVINCE: Pichincha, Galapagos, Cusco, Lima.
TERRITORY: From Galapagos Islands to Andeans secrets mountains in Peru included the Secret Valley and Machu Picchu.
ALTITUDE: From sea level to 4200m (up to 13800 ft).
AVG. TEMP.: Day 15-34ºC / 59-93ºF; Night 12-17ºC / 53-62ºF.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Moderate to challenge. This program will run from Galapagos Island, included short hikes to volcanoes and snorkelling for 1 or 2 hours, to the Andeans mountains of Peru where we will trek the Inca Trail for 4 days, including 6 to 8 hours hiking per day.
ADVENTURE GEAR: Snorkelling gear, Kayak for 2 people, hiking sticks, Sleeping bag, Comfortable tents for 2 people.
SAFETY: Guides are certified as Wilderness First Aid Responders. We carry a complete first aid kit.
ACCOMMODATION: All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are travelling solo, you will be matched with another participant of your same gender. If you prefer to have a single room, please contact AJ prior to your departure to arrange your accommodation at an extra cost.
MEALS: Travelling with Adventure Journeys you will have the possibility to experience and taste local food and snacks. Your guide will help you identify typical food and suggest the best places to enjoy it. Some meals are not included in order to give you some flexibility about where what and with whom to eat. You have the option to share these meals with the group, however, there is no obligation to do this. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform AJ prior to your departure.
YOUR TRIP LEADERS AND GUIDES: All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips. In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service. In the Galapagos Islands, minimum 4 participants for the AJ trip leader service are required.
SUSTAINABLE ECO AND CULTURAL TOURISM: Clients receive a conservationist interpretation of the ecology of the Galapagos National Park and the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation to support responsible ecotourism as a sustainable alternative to surrendering to the oil industry's destructive appetites. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage. We support and work together with local communities along the Inca Trail.