Icons of South America

19 Days
Guayaquil to Cuzco
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$ 19,745
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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:
19 days
Departure City:
Guayaquil
Return City:
Cuzco

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

    A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with an overnight 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 > 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

  3. Day 3 - 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 will 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 and their tap-dancing mating ritual. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galápagos sea lion and discover the slow-moving Galápagos giant tortoise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Galápagos Islands

    Continue to cruise the Galápagos Islands. Each day a new discovery awaits as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

    Continue to cruise the Galápagos Islands. Each day a new discovery awaits as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands > Lima, Peru

    Bid farewell to the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Lima > Amazon

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Amazon > Lima, Peru

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Lima, Peru

    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

  12. Day 12 - Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley to 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.

    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, Dinner

  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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  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 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

  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 at 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. 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

  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

    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

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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