Highlights of South America
Private Galapagos Yacht Cruise & luxury tour of Machu Picchu
Discover two of South America’s most iconic destinations: the Galapagos by private chartered yacht and a 7 day deluxe journey through Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley of Peru. Your adventure begins with a 8 day sail through the Galapagos archipelago, on a private chartered yacht, just for our MedTreks group of 16. A place where the wildlife, unafraid of humans, roams free in a landscape dominated by awe-inspiring volcanic scenery and crystal clear waters. After disembarking your private yacht, you will be guided to a quick flight to the historic and enchanting city of Cusco, Peru – where you will begin your luxury tour through the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu.
- Seven night cruise exploring 9 different Galapagos islands: Show up in Ecuador, we take care of the rest for you!
- Private Chartered Yacht: Avoid the crowds, sail through the archipelago in the company of new friends! Our 16 person private yacht is a perfect opportunity to have an up close experience with the island life.
- Galapagos Exploration: Discover the unique flora and fauna, guided by local, friendly experts who know the islands inside and out.
- Small Groups: Benefit from personalized attention and camaraderie in a boutique setting, ideal for networking and in-depth learning.
- Gourmet Food: Savor delicious meals prepared fresh and locally sourced by an onboard chef, including options that cater to dietary restrictions and preferences.
- Experience Peru’s magical landscape while visiting ancient Incan ruins, some of the most spectacular in the world
- Witness the vivid expression of culture while strolling the mountainous farmlands and quaint villages of the Sacred Valley
- Enjoy the colorful ambiance of local handicraft markets, particularly the traditional Quechua textiles
- Explore the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the great mountain-top city abandoned by the Inca Empire
- Earn up to 36.25 Category 1 CME!!
Dates: December 4th-18th, 2024
Prices: $12,090 (based on double occupancy)
Itinerary- The Highlights of South America
Why We Love This Trip
After years of running trips to South America, we are excited to finally host the ultimate bucket-list CME adventure combining the two most iconic destinations in South America – Galapagos & Machu Picchu Peru. Both of these itineraries are consistent with our MedTreks style – small groups with boutique/luxury lodging and gourmet food. We have our very own private yacht for our MedTreks group during the 8 day Galapagos cruise and this is followed by a wonderful and culturally rich tour through the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu with incredible lodging. We hope you join us on this featured trip for 2024!
Why we love this itinerary:
- Galapagos Islands Private Yacht Cruise: As you glide through the azure waters, each day brings a new island to explore, each with its unique landscape and wildlife. From the comfort of your private yacht, witness the diverse array of creatures that call these islands home: playful sea lions, majestic frigatebirds, and the iconic giant tortoises. Snorkel in secluded coves, surrounded by vibrant marine life, and stroll along pristine beaches where the only footprints are likely to be your own. The Fernandina itinerary is meticulously crafted to offer not just a glimpse, but a deep immersion into the natural wonders of the Galápagos, creating an unforgettable experience where luxury meets adventure in the heart of Darwin’s paradise.
- Exploring Cusco & the Sacred Valley: Experience the charm of Cusco, a city that seamlessly blends its colonial heritage with its ancient Incan roots. Explore vibrant markets brimming with colorful textiles and handcrafted artifacts, and savor the flavors of Peruvian cuisine in quaint local restaurants. The Plaza de Armas, with its impressive cathedrals and lively atmosphere, is the heart of Cusco, offering a glimpse into its dynamic past and present. Whether you’re marveling at the architectural wonder of Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun, or soaking in the views from Sacsayhuaman, Cusco is a city that captivates with its blend of history, beauty, and enduring spirit.
- Discover the majestic Machu Picchu: Embark on a scenic & luxury train ride to Aguas Calientes, your gateway to the majestic Machu Picchu. Journey to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, rightly named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, a mystical wonder perched high in the Andes, shrouded in both mist and mystery. This UNESCO World Heritage site, often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas,” offers a window into a civilization long past yet still palpable in the perfectly aligned stones and majestic terraces that climb the steep mountainside. As you wander through the ruins, you’ll be captivated by the harmonious blend of natural landscapes and architectural prowess.
Incredible Day Excursions
Fun People, Amazing Cultures
Boutique adventures, hand-crafted with an emphasis on gourmet food, active itineraries, iconic sites and deluxe accommodations. Our extensive experience not only in the travel industry but also in the medical profession, allows us to design trips specifically catered to the needs of medical professionals. Our goal at MedTreks is to provide the healthcare community with an opportunity to enjoy medical education while on vacation – to have fun, learn, connect and recharge, while exploring incredible corners of world. To learn more about why our trips are different, please click the Why MedTreks below!
CME Course Info
This two-week CME Adventure combines two separate courses and CME offerings. You can choose to sign up for one, both or just join the trip. The CME course offerings are as follows:
Earn up to 24.25 Category 1 CME and obtain your WLS:MP certification. Option for Wilderness First Aid Certifications for medical-professionals!
Earn up to 12 Category 1 CME credits
Who is this Course For?
Physicians, Physician Assistances, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, Paramedics/EMTs
Can loved ones and non-medical guests attend?
Yes! We welcome friends, family and loved ones to attend. This course is particularly set up so loved ones can attend all lectures if they choose or they can simple have an extra 1-2 hrs each evening to explore or relax on the boat.
Traveling by yacht is the most authentic way to explore the Galapagos Islands. Our yacht is the perfect size of ship in which to cruise the Galapagos. It is one of the fastest yachts in the Galapagos, reducing the time spent in inter island cruising. It is equipped with kayaks, snorkeling gear, and has an upper sun deck and importantly a covered sun deck which allows protection from the equatorial sun. After enjoying our days out on the islands, we will arrive back to our private yacht as a group and enjoy happy hour and a lovely dinner prepared by the incredible chef.
Dates & Prices
Dates: December 4th-18th, 2024
Prices: $12,090 per person (based on double occupancy, 2 people sharing a cabin)
- Seven nights aboard private yacht
- All meals on board
- All meal as listed on Peru itinerary
- All shore excursions
- Expert naturalist guide throughout the cruise
- Use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment
- 6 nights deluxe, boutique hotel lodging in Peru (4-5 star accommodations)
- Private local, English speaking guide
- Luxury train transportation from Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
- All park entrance fees while in Peru
- International airfare to Ecuador/Peru
- Roundtrip flight from Quito-Galapagos (Cost $530, we will set up a charter flight for our whole groups)
- Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee of $100 (collected on a arrival in Baltra)
- Tips to guides and ship’s crew
- Souvenirs and alcoholic beverages
- Travel insurance
Booking the Trip:
Click on the link below book the trip. A $2,000 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. Upon signing up you will receive a welcome package with trip information, helpful resources and a comprehensive packing list. Payment plans available.
Yes! As long as the trip is booked before the final payment is due (120 days before trip start). A non-refundable deposit secures your spot on the trip.
Our CME trips are all accredited for physicians, NPs, PAs and also provide CEUs for Nurses. We provide course information for all the courses that you can submit to your employer. After the trip/course is complete, we provide you with a CME certificate within 2-4 weeks
We provide you with a comprehensive Welcome Package that includes a packing list, resources, course materials, and helpful travel tips for your upcoming adventure. You are always welcome to call our office during the week, we are here to answer any questions!
Yes! We welcome loved ones and non-medical guests. They are welcome to attend all of our workshops and lectures while on the trip at no further cost. Some of our trips are even kid-friendly, depending on the trip and age of your children. Please send us an email to inquire about this possibility.
Our time in the Galapagos is on a very nice 16 person private yacht. While in Peru, our accomodations will be in 4 and 5 star deluxe, yet boutique hotels. Over the years, we have hand-crafted our itineraries to include some of the most charming accommodations.
Send us an email! We are happy to set up a call and answer any questions that you might have!