Highlights of Peru with Galápagos & Amazon cruising

18 Days
Guayaquil to Cuzco
From (CAD)
$ 23,505
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2022 Guayaquil > Cuzco

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.
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.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSEP
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Guayaquil
Return City:
Cuzco

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

    A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with a two night Special Stay. 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, Dinner

  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 enjoying morning and afternoon group excursions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands enjoying morning and afternoon group excursions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Galápagos Islands > Lima, Peru

    Farewell the crew and fly to Lima for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Lima

    Enrich

    Discover one of the world’s most exquisite private art collections at the Barbosa-Stern Collection. The 16th- century collection is not open to the general public.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Lima > Amazon

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - Amazon Cruise

    Cruise the Amazon and enjoy a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region.

    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 two 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. 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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 farewell 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

  18. Day 18 - Cuzco

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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