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

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

Starting at $34,365


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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

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.

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.

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.

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.

Galápagos Islands
Cruise the Galápagos Islands enjoying morning and afternoon group excursions.

Galápagos Islands
Cruise the Galápagos Islands enjoying morning and afternoon group excursions.

Galápagos Islands > Lima, Peru
Farewell the crew and fly to Lima for a two night stay.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cuzco > Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your elegant hotel for a two night stay.

Buenos Aires
A day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires.

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.

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.

At sea
A day at sea.

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. 

Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

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. 

At Sea
A day at sea.

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.

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