Highlights of Peru with Galápagos & Amazon cruising with Antarctica in Depth

33 Days
Guayaquil to Buenos Aires
From (CAD)
$ 45,275
Dates & Pricing

2020 Guayaquil > Buenos Aires

A mesmerising medley of mountain, sea, and city

Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you witness survival of the fittest in the land that inspired the theory of evolution. Interact with the native tribes of the Amazon, breathe the sacred air of Machu Picchu and move to the tango beats of Buenos Aires. Quite simply, Antarctica defies the imagination. Pristine and strikingly beautiful, this awe-inspiring region of untouched icescapes, mountains rising from the sea, and incredible, diverse wildlife will literally take your breath away.
An incredible showcase of evolution, the Galápagos Islands is an untouched utopia bursting with unique flora and fauna. On your four day cruise to the land that served as Darwin’s muse for ‘Origin of the Species’, you will encounter wildlife you won’t see anywhere else, including Blue-footed boobies, multi-coloured crustaceans, and the famous Galápagos giant tortoise. On your Amazon cruise, explore the ‘lungs of the planet’ with an expert naturalist and enjoy the rare opportunity of meeting native Amazonian tribes. Visit the 15th-century Incan treasures of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, and in Buenos Aires, live it up with a Gala Tango show and marvel at the city’s belle époque architecture. Quite simply, Antarctica defies the imagination. Pristine and strikingly beautiful, this awe-inspiring region of untouched icescapes, mountains rising from the sea, and incredible, diverse wildlife will literally take your breath away.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSE1
Duration:
33 days
Departure City:
Guayaquil
Return City:
Buenos Aires

33 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

    A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with a two night Special Stay at your elegant hotel. Your haven of luxury in the centre of this busy port city offers the perfect place to relax before your adventure begins.

  2. Day 2 - Guayaquil

    This morning, discover the city’s secrets on a guided tour. The afternoon is at leisure for you to relax, perhaps savour a coffee or chocolate tasting hosted by one of the hotel chefs, or explore the parklands of the hotel grounds and see the native birdlife. Join your Tour Director for a delicious welcome dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Settle into your air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows on board the stylish La Pinta, your home for the next four nights. Over the coming days, on a range of included shore excursions, you will see a rich variety of landscapes, marine and land animals, and colourful birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. This afternoon, join naturalist guides for your first excursion to the islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Galápagos Islands

    Each day a new discovery awaits as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago. You’ll take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides and enjoy opportunities to snorkel and kayak. Depending on the season you’ll witness different species of birds including the unusual blue-footed boobies. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galápagos sea lion and discover the slow-moving Galápagos giant tortoise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands and enjoy morning and afternoon small group excursions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands and enjoy morning and afternoon small group excursions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Galápagos Islands > Lima, Peru

    Farewell the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Amazon Cruise

    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

  11. Day 11 - Amazon Cruise

    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

  12. Day 12 - Amazon > Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley to your hotel, in the small village of Urubamba for your three night stay. The relaxed touring pace allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - 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.

    Sundowners

    Share stories with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a light tapas style dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

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

    This evening 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, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - 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 in your charming hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Learn how to make two of the country’s signature offerings: ceviche and pisco sours, during a cooking demonstration. After a day at leisure, marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your luxurious rail journey through the Andes on board the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train. Continue 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, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Cuzco

    The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed site including Korichancha and the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

    Enrich

    Visit a community supported by Scenic. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle. 

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose to dine at Inti Raymi or Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Cuzco

    Freechoice

    Explore the fascinating San Pedro food markets with a local guide followed by a cooking class. Alternatively, discover the picturesque San Blas artisan quarter on a walking tour.

    Enrich

    Join your Tour Director for a special dinner this evening. A cosmopolitan and cutting edge gastronomic presentation awaits; formed from the most exquisite flavours, colours, textures and aromas of local ingredients from different parts of Peru at the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cusco.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Cuzco > Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your elegant hotel, for a three night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Buenos Aires

    An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’ with your local guide, including Casa Rosada. Visit soulful San Telmo and La Boca’s colourful Caminito. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Gala Tango show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Buenos Aires

    Freechoice

    Take a tour with a local artist to uncover the vibrant urban art scene. Alternatively, bask in the marvellous architecture of the city’s belle époque on an architecture walking tour.

    This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV.
    Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - At Sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Share memories of your experiences with new-found friends. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - At Sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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