Highlights of Peru with Galápagos & Amazon cruising with Peru & Chile Explorer

40 Days
Guayaquil to Buenos Aires
From (GBP)
£ 25,545
Dates & Pricing

2021 Guayaquil > Buenos Aires

Tour Map
Tour Code:
DSE7
Duration:
40 days
Departure City:
Guayaquil
Return City:
Buenos Aires

40 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Fly from the UK to Guayaquil, regional airports available on request. 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.

  2. Day 2 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands and enjoy morning and afternoon small group excursions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands and enjoy morning and afternoon small group excursions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Galápagos Islands > Lima, Peru

    Farewell the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Lima > Amazon

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Amazon Cruise

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Amazon Cruise

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Amazon > Sacred Valley

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  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.

    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, Lunch, Dinner

  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 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  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 in 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. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  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 > Lima

    Fly to Lima and transfer to your elegant hotel for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - 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, though permanently available to researchers and art historians for academic purposes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Lima

    Bid farewell to your Tour Director as you transfer to Lima airport. Continue your journey into wonder as with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Parcas

    Parcas Bay, where the desert and the sea come together in spectacular landscapes. The cliffs that frame the beaches are prolific with wildlife including millions of seagulls and cormorants that are year round residents, as well as many migratory birds including guano birds and Humboldt penguins.

    Enrich

    Witness a private performance of entertaining Peruvian musicians as you sample the national drink, the pisco sour against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort and perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired plunge pools.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Valparaiso, Chile

    The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso welcomes you with its long and colourful history dating back to the conquistadors

    Freechoice

    Experience the winding cobblestone labyrinths of alleyways and bustling streets or travel to the Casablanca Valley and taste some of Chile’s finest vintages. Alternatively, visit Viña del Mar and discover why it is known as the ‘Garden City’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for yourself in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Puerto Montt

    At the very end of the Pan American highway is Puerto Montt, which is the starting point for a fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills and the enchantment of Southern Chile.

    Freechoice

    Visit Puerto Varas and Frutillar. Alternatively, explore Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls or the Felmer Museum and Frutillar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Castro

    Visit Castro, where colourful wooden stilt houses line the waterfront and the Chilote culture is seen throughout the World Heritage-listed churches and architecture.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore Castro and two of the World Heritage-listed chapels or discover the village of Dalcahue and the island of Quinchao. Alternatively, see the farmlands and countryside on horseback.

    Discovery

    Travel to the Chiloé National Park and stroll the Tepual pathway through a forest of tepu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Inner Fjords

    Journey to one of the most spectacular locations in Southern Chile. Board a local catamaran and cruise into the Laguna San Rafael via a narrow opening revealing fantastic views of ice and the San Valentin Glacier. As a dramatic backdrop, the San Valentin Mountain rises from this massive ice field which is part of the Laguna San Rafael National Park.
    Visit a coastal village, located between the mouth of the Baker River, the largest river in Chile, and a small embankment of the Baker Channel. The surrounding geography is rugged, formed by a number of islands, fjords, channels and estuaries. Cruise the Angostura Ingles (English Narrows) at the foot of the massive Darwin Cordillera mountain range, the majestic scenery and wildlife of the inner passages of the Chilean Channels is an assault on the senses. Watch from the Sun Terrace, the Observation Terrace or your private verandah as the Captain and local Chilean Pilot expertly manoeuvre Scenic Eclipse through the islands and channel markers of the English Narrows.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Inner Fjords

    Continue to explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Inner Fjords

    Continue to explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - Inner Fjords

    Continue to explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - Punta Arenas

    Not far from Patagonia, the city is located in the extreme south of Chile with a port and sheep-breeding history, the gateway into Antarctica will captivate you with its clean air and sophisticated European architecture.

    Freechoice

    Join a local guide for a walking tour of Punta Arenas, or visit the Magellan Strait Park and Fort Bulnes and learn the history of this area. Choose to step back in time with a visit to the Nao Victoria’s full-size replica of the Magellan’s ship at Salesian Museum or visit an estancia and discover a new way of life.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - Chilean Fjords

    Enjoy days of cruising cruising await as you traverse the Agostini and Garibaldi Fjords. Glaciers abound with the Monte Buckland mountain range as the backdrop. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - Chilean Fjords

    A day of cruising and exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  37. Day 37 - Cape Horn

    The point where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet, Cape Horn is steeped in maritime history and is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and the southernmost tip of Chile. Weather permitting, our landing on Cape Horn will show the true skill of our Captain, Crew and the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  38. Day 38 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Buenos Aires taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise plus a one night stay in a luxury hotel to end your adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  39. Day 39 - Buenos Aires > UK

    Transfers to the airport for your journey back to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  40. Day 40 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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