Latin America Delights & Peru - cruise & land journey

17 Days
Cuzco to Santiago
From (CAD)
$ 19,006
Dates & Pricing

2023 Cuzco > Santiago

Incan highlights

Journey along the spine of South America and be amazed by this marvellous land. From blue crashing waves and waddling penguins, to the world’s driest desert and a town right out of a western movie, there is no telling what lies around the corner. Give in to the mesmerising Latin American culture as you sway to Peruvian music, savour pisco sours and gape in awe at the mysterious Andean geoglyphs.
Ancient history is alive and well in Peru, palpable in all the awe-inspiring Inca relics of Machu Picchu and in the magnificent natural beauty of the Sacred Valley, Cuzco and the Andes mountains. Experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire in ultimate luxury.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OLX1
Duration:
17 days
Departure City:
Cuzco
Return City:
Santiago

Selected Itinerary

17 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cuzco, Peru

    Welcome to vibrant Peru for a one-night Special Stay.

  2. Day 2 - Cuzco > Sacred Valley

    Your exciting adventure into one of the most spectacular regions of Peru begins today. Travelling through the picturesque Sacred Valley to the explora Valle Sagrado, your Special Stay hotel for three nights. The explorations at explora Sacred Valley are as varied as the surroundings. The area’s geography offers towering mountains and breathtaking landscapes that are yours to discover via invigorating treks, charming village walks and hikes through age-old Incan ruins. Your memories of exploring the Sacred Valley are sure to stay with you for a lifetime. Settle into your tastefully appointed room, with sweeping views and enjoy a range of included excursions each day, complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Peruvian specialities by Michelin Star Chef Virgilio Martínez, showcasing his unbridled passion for native Peruvian ingredients.

    Freechoice

    Over the next two days, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Sacred Valley

    Continue to explore the Sacred Valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sacred Valley

    Continue to explore the Sacred Valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    Travel through picturesque fields on The Belmond Hiram Bingham, an enchanting luxury train journey unlike any you’ve ever been on. Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on a journey through the Andes. And be amazed as your expert local guide share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, relax in your charming lodge, your Special Stay located at the entrance of Machu Picchu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Enjoy free time exploring Machu Picchu or relaxing in your lodge. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco on The Belmond Hiram Bingham train and your luxurious hotel, once a former convent built on Inca walls. Your three night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Cuzco

    Freechoice

    Take in San Pedro food markets and 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 Cuzco, 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

  9. Day 9 - Cuzco > Lima

    Today, fly from Cuzco to Lima to join Scenic Eclipse, where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Paracas

    Paracas is a town on Peru’s west coast. It’s known for its idyllic beaches, rich heritage, and an abundance of wildlife, so much so that Paracas Peninsula has been declared a national reserve spanning desert, ocean, and islands. This town is a launch point for the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, home to sea lions, pelicans and Humboldt penguins.

    Tonight, enjoy the ‘Somos Ebano’ group as they join us in the theatre. Formed by young people from the district of El Carmen, they demonstrate the rescue of Afro-Peruvian culture through the practice and experience of their dance and music.

    Discovery

    Kayak or stand-up paddleboard in the wildlife rich waters of Paracas Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At Sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the many therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the outstanding dining venues on board or delight in the excellent selection of fine wines created by a Master of Wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Matarani

    Located on the southern coast of Peru, Matarani provides access to some of Peru's best attractions such as the historical centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover why Arequipa is often called 'Ciudad Blanca' (White City) as this charming town showcases the finest of Mestizo Baroque architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Arica, Chile

    Chile’s northernmost city is known as the ‘driest city in the world’, although this doesn’t distract from Arica’s world-famous surfing beaches, delicious seafood and national parks located close to the port. Morro de Arica is the perfect location to take in great views of the city and Pacific Ocean and learn about the War of the Pacific that took place on Morro de Arica in 1880.

    Freechoice

    Learn of the history of humankind in this desert region including a visit to an archaeological museum that claims to have the world’s oldest mummies. Alternatively, visit a village that dates to the pre-Hispanic era and retains some of its mystical allure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Iquique

    Iquique is a coastal city in northern Chile, to the west of the Atacama Desert and home to UNESCO World Heritage landmarks such as Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, once used for creating fertilisers and fireworks. Take a stroll through Baquedano Street towards the centre of town and soak in its Texas-esque vibe. The street’s faded wooden buildings with window shutters and grand doors will have you expecting to see a cowboy pushing through a saloon door at any moment.

    Freechoice

    Take a panoramic drive to fully appreciate the town’s peculiar beauty or visit a ghost town that was abandoned after mining operations ceased on your way to the Pintados Geoglyphs. Alternatively, visit the Huasco Salt Flat National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At Sea

    Continue to relax on board today. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or take in the sea views from your luxurious suite’s verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Coquimbo

    Coquimbo is the gateway to La Serena, once known for its fine jewellery and ceramics and home to the pre-Columbian Diaguita and El Molle cultures. Some of the region's most beautiful architecture from both the colonial and neo-colonial can be found at central Plaza de Armas and La Recova.

    Freechoice

    Embark on a guided tour at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and learn of the astronomical discoveries, or venture to the Elqui Valley and follow in the footsteps of ancient astronomers. Alternatively visit a Pisco distillery and sample the flavours of Chile.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Valparaíso

    Your cruise ends this morning in Valparaíso as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight homeward.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Santiago after 02:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Inclusion

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