Icons of South America

Icons of South America

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Galápagos Islands > Lima, Peru
Bid farewell to the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

Lima > Amazon
Fly to Iquitos and settle into your oversized suite on board Delfin III, 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. Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region.

Amazon > Lima, Peru
Bid farewell to the crew and fly to Lima for a two night stay.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 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
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.

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