Andean Coast with Peru & Amazon - cruise & land journey

26 Days
San Jose to Cuzco
From (CAD)
$ 26,417
Dates & Pricing

2022 San Jose > Cuzco

Face to face with wonder

Explore one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet, landscapes of rainforest, lakes, tropical beaches, volcanoes and an impressive variety of wildlife. On this voyage, you’ll explore some of the most fascinating archaeological sites, vibrant cultures and brilliant cities along the Central and South American coastline from Costa Rica to Peru that will make your journey truly unforgettable.
If you were to seek out South America’s beating heart it would certainly be found amongst the lush jungle of the Amazon, a highlight if this unforgettable land journey. Enoy endless opportunities to experience one of the last great rainforests, before introducing you to the many other wonders of this continent. Spend four glorious days cruising through a remote part of the Amazon, with shore excursions into the jungle. Handfeed baby manatees near Iquitos, enjoy a delicious Andean feast in Peru’s Sacred Valley, wander the magical site that is Machu Picchu and explore South America’s oldest inhabited city, Cuzco.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OCZ2
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
San Jose
Return City:
Cuzco

Selected Itinerary

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Board Scenic Eclipse, your home away from home, in the early afternoon to explore beautiful Costa Rica. Cruise towards Islas Tortugas.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Curú National Park > Islas Tortugas

    Cruise down the coast to Curú National Park and visit the Curú Wildlife Refuge. Be introduced to a variety of wildlife that thrives here, including up to 200 species of birds, capuchin and howler monkeys, as well as sloths and anteaters. Then unearth the tropical paradise of Isla Tortugas. This remote and pristine beachside community will draw you in with its clear waters and sun-kissed shores.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Quepos

    Whether you’re a wildlife lover, thrill seeker or simply looking to relax on the shore of azure waters, Quepos has something to offer everyone. Surrounded by the rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is home to beaches of brilliant white sands, tropical plants, coral reefs and a plethora of manual and bird species.

    Freechoice

    Take a boat ride through the mangroves and learn about this a unique and fragile ecosystem, or join a local guide through the trails of the Extravaganza Rainforest before learning of the coffee roasting process. Explore Manuel Antonio National Park on one of the best in the Central Pacific, or if you would like some adventure, fly through the tree tops of the Titi Canopy.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate.  Why not choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or try one of the therapy lounges in Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Darién National Park, Panama

    Explore World Heritage-listed Darién National Park one of the most important heritage sites in Central America.  A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches and mangroves. A wealth of wildlife awaits such as the endangered night monkey, spotted paca and Guatemalan black howler. It's no wonder Darién National Park remains one of the few examples in the world of a protected area co-inhabited by humans. Journey into the lives of the Embera Indian Tribe and learn of their traditions and lifestyle during this cultural encounter.

    Discovery

    Kayak or stand up paddleboard along the coast of the Darién Jungle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Utría National Park, Colombia

    Sitting on Colombia’s Pacific coast is the lush tract of Utría National Park, considered a national landmark for the country.  From coral reefs and mangroves in the marine realm, to tropical rainforest and rocky beaches where sea turtles come to lay their eggs, and warm waters where humpback whale thrive, few places in the world encompass the diversity of Utría’s ecosystems.

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Choose to experience a mangrove swamp on walkways that wind through this fragile ecosystem, or visit Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to explore one of the white beaches of the Colombian Pacific coast at your leisure.

    Discovery

    Kayak the calm waters of Utría and witness the great wealth of bird and other animal life in this rich habitat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At Sea

    Take a day to rejuvenate on board after your exciting on shore excursions. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or tempt your palate with a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Manta, Ecuador

    Located on Ecuador’s central  Pacific coast, Manta, once a trading hub between the Incas and the Mayas, is now famous for the export of Panama hats and tuna fishing.

    Freechoice

    Choose to experience a rainforest walk in the Pacoche rainforest, or visit a fisherman village and a famous Panama hat factory. Alternatively, learn how cacao beans are grown and cultivated and the chocolate making process during a plantation tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Today relax on board. With so many choices, you will be surprised how quickly the time passes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Salaverry, Peru

    Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, picturesque Trujillo – home to colonial mansions and magical ruins. Explore the amazing ruins and archaeological treasures of the Mochica and Chimu civilisations. Later this afternoon, cruise down to the chain of islands that are home to hundreds of seabird species.

    Freechoice

    Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan.

    Enrich

    Be amazed with the grace and elegance of the Peruvian Paso horse in a charming display of these beautiful and authentic animals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Isla Guañape

    Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru, this small chain of four islands is a wildlife refuge protected by Peru's National Reserve System of Guano Islands, Isles and Capes. Isla Guañape was once harvested for it’s the rich fertilising properties of guano found here.. You’ll get the chance to witness the abundant native wildlife including inquisitive southern sea lions and mischievous Humboldt penguins. Catch a glimpse at Guanay cormorant and blue-footed boobies as they flock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Callao (Lima)

    Your cruise ends this morning in Callao (Lima) as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Lima

    Discover the highlights and the hidden gems of Lima on this cosmopolitan adventure. The marvellous and well-restored colonial architecture is only the beginning.  Your expert local guide will show you the must-see sights and the hidden gems of this former capital of the Spanish conquistadors. Beyond baroque balconies lie secret treasures from the age-old library and bone patchworks of the city’s famous monastery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Lima

    Freechoice

    Discover one of the world’s most exquisite private art collections, The Barbosa-Stern Collection or uncover the secrets to Peruvian cooking with a cooking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Lima > Amazon

    Fly to Iquitos and settle into your oversized suite on board Delfin III, your luxurious floating hotel for the next four nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Amazon Cruise

    Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region. You will explore remote Amazon River tributaries, spot monkeys and birds while walking along a jungle trail, visit local villages and schools and meet with native Amazonians. Board the skiffs and cruise along the waterways, or go onshore for excursions through the jungle led by knowledgeable naturalist guides.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Amazon Cruise

    Cruise the Amazon. Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Amazon Cruise

    Cruise the Amazon. Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Amazon > Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco and then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley to your three-night stay. Your relaxing stay in the Sacred Valley allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire.

    Sundowners

    Witness a private music performance complemented with a light tapas style dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Sacred Valley

    Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. Enjoy a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari, where you will learn about the daily life, traditions and work of the locals during a weaving demonstration. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the charming village of Urubamba.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  21. Day 21 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

    Tour the impressive ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets or see the ruins of Moray and the Incan salt pans.

    This afternoon delight in an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked in five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in Tambo’s own organic garden.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  22. Day 22 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    Travel through picturesque fields on your Vistadome rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend time at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, relax at your charming hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Learn how to make two of the country’s signature offerings: ceviche and pisco sours, during a cooking demonstration. Continue by train to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel, in the heart of the historic centre. Your three-night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Cuzco

    The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. On your walking tour, you will uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site. Your final stop will be the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

    Enrich

    Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose to dine at Inti Raymi or Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Cuzco

    Freechoice

    Take in San Pedro food markets and join a cooking class, or enjoy a walking tour of San Blas.

    Enrich

    Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening. Candlelight, live music, first class service and the magnificent glow of the precious metals displayed in the Gold Room of the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cusco, are brought together to create a memorable experience. Enjoy a cosmopolitan and cutting-edge gastronomic presentation formed from the exquisite flavours, colours, textures and aromas of local ingredients from different parts of Peru

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Cuzco

    Bid farewell to your Tour Director and fellow travellers and as you transfer to the airport, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Sundowners event
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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