Antarctica, South Georgia & Peru - cruise & land journey

30 Days
Lima to Buenos Aires
From (CAD)
$ 36,120
Dates & Pricing

2023 Lima > Buenos Aires

There isn’t a country in South America more complex and fascinating than Peru. From ancient Incan civilisations and the legacy of the conquistadors to the impressive valleys and peaks of the Andes, you’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time in this intriguing country. Little islands with big tales to tell. The South Georgia Islands are teeming with wildlife and exploration history, while the intriguing Falkland Islands are unique, as is the great white wonder of Antarctica.
Delve into Peru’s Sacred Valley and discover the culture, arts and cuisine of the many remarkable communities that make the valley their home. Archaeology buffs will be in their element, with plenty of ruins to explore including the World Heritage-listed Incan site of Machu Picchu before the delights of the charming city of Cuzco are revealed. There’s an abundance of included activities from community visits, local market explorations and fascinating museums to exploring ancient sites. This itinerary is at the perfect pace to relax and explore this destination before or after cruising in all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse. Summer comes to Antarctica and South Georgia like a revelation. Arrive as the breeding cycle reaches its peak. Chicks become juveniles and seal pups thrill with mock charges. In March, there are staggering numbers of whales, seals, birds and penguins on display as they prepare for the cooler months.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSL2
Duration:
30 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Buenos Aires

Selected Itinerary

30 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lima,Peru

    Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru, where you start your journey into wonder with a two-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - 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-sees and 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.  This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lima > Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, 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

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

    Tour the impressive ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see the ruins of Moray and the Incan saltpans.

    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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

    Tonight sample elegant à la carte dining at the Inti Raymi restaurant, or dine on a menu showcasing delicious fusion cuisine in the Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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 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

  10. Day 10 - Cuzco > Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Say farewell to your Tour Director and fly to Buenos Aires and stay at your luxurious hotel for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    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, the executive mansion and office of the Argentinean President. Visit soulful San Telmo and La Boca’s colourful Caminito.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At sea

    Make yourself at home on board Scenic Eclipse and immerse yourself into the limitless luxury. As you cruise south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on the deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. They will present lectures on the history and geology of the Falkland Islands and the Southern Ocean in the state-of-the-art on board theatre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Falkland Islands

    Remote and sparsely populated, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife lover’s paradise. You will visit a number of the outer islands, where large colonies of penguins and albatross thrive.  Fur seals and elephant seals roam sandy beaches; while the surrounding waters are home to whales and dolphins. Visit the very British capital, Stanley and its small but thriving community.
    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields Tour visit the key sites of the conflict.

    Discovery

    Partake in a Scenic Discovery excursion at Gypsy Cove, walk the wildlife trail and see the Magellanic penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Falkland Islands

    Continue to explore the Falkland Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At sea

    Sailing towards South Georgia gives you time to slow to the rhythm of the sea. There will be plenty of time to relax and be entranced by the many seabirds you’ll encounter on your way. You may decide to join the avid whale watchers hoping to get a glimpse of one of these giant mammals, or simply contemplate the vastness of the ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - South Georgia

    South Georgia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. The island is a speck in the vast  South Atlantic Ocean, one of the most remote parts of our planet. A 3,000-metre mountain range forms the spine of the long, narrow island. Between the mountains, shattered glaciers carve their way through tussock grass to the deeply indented coastline. Despite being such a small outpost in the vastness of the South Atlantic, the sea around South Georgia is one of the liveliest areas on earth. The abundant marine life supports millions of seals, whales, penguins and seabirds. Ernest Shackleton and five of his crew sailed from Elephant Island in the James Caird for 16 days and 1,300 kilometres and finally found safety in the tiny entrance of Cave Cove. This epic story of survival began with the sinking of Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, in the Weddell Sea, six months earlier. As you explore South Georgia, you will have the opportunity to reflect on Shackleton’s epic journey.

    Discovery

    Equipped with a fleet of custom built Zodiacs and kayaks, your discovery excursions will take you to the places of your wildest dreams.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - At sea

    Enjoy a day at sea exploring the many 6-star luxury amenities on board your Discovery Yacht,  from the on board theatre and Senses Spa, to wonderful dining experiences. Spot icebergs and marine life from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Welcome to Antarctica. Seeing the 7th continent for the first time is unlike anything you would have experienced before. Feeling the fresh, crisp air on your face. Hearing the snow crunch under your boot when you first step foot on the pristine land. Watching the unperturbed wildlife in their natural habitat. This is a land of peace.

    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. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife, such as penguins, seals, and whales. You could explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. If conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are 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 and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    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 - At sea

    As you head north to Ushuaia, reflect on your experience of a lifetime, compare notes with your fellow travellers and interact with your Discovery Team as you enjoy the unsurpassed luxury of Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Ushuaia, Argentina > 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.

    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

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

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 200 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
  • 20 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability