18 Day Incan Empire, Peruvian Amazon & Galapagos

Amazing Itinerary!

Departure Date
February 19, 2023
Multiple Dates Available
Supplier
Avalon Waterways
Destination
South America & Antarctica
Ship
Delfin III + Treasure of Galapagos

Experience the archaeological treasures and scenic beauty of Peru with the fascinating untamed rainforest of the Amazon and the stunning marine life and tropical waters of the Galápagos Islands. This amazing river cruise vacation offers a little something for everyone!

Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting astonishing Machu Picchu, built around 1450, and sitting majestically above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the entire world! Next, you’ll embark on a journey to one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions where biodiversity is at its greatest—the mighty Amazon. Board one of the world’s most luxurious small ships, the Delfin III, and enjoy fine wine, famous Peruvian cuisine, and all-inclusive comfort while venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife. Take naturalist-guided panga rides through the river tributaries, swim with pink dolphins, and visit native communities—all while returning to your plush five-star yacht.


Before this cruise adventure is complete, you’ll get a chance to explore the beautiful Galápagos Islands onboard the 16-passenger Treasure of Galápagos! Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, marine iguanas, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, short-eared owls, and other birds. You’ll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays. A perfect ending to this trip of a lifetime!

Highlights & Sightseeing

South America - Peru - Lima - Nazca Lines

Hundreds of ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, the purpose & origin of which remain a mystery.

South America - Peru - Cusco - Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain is located in the Peruivan Andes, about a 3.5hr bus ride outside of Cusco, it was discovered in 2015 as it was covered by snow and glaciers until climate chage caused the amazing colors to be revealed, they are quickly becoming one of the hottest spots to see in South America. The hike to the top of the mountain can be very challenging and it is highly recommended you do not do this without a tour operator, some tour operator offers the trek partly on horseback! It is recommended that you spend at least 48 hrs in Cusco before to allow you to adjust to allitude. Pervians consider this mountain to be holy, and is a site of daily worship and offerings by local citizens.

South America - Ecuador - Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It's considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos' species later inspired his theory of evolutio

Pricing & Inclusions

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What's Included?

Your Cruise

  • 18 Day - Land Tours, Amazon River cruise & Galapagos Adventure!
  • Taxes

CruisePlus Bonus

  • Onboard credit - ask us for detail

Avalon Waterways Inclusions in Galapagos

  • Luxurious standards in elegant atmosphere
  • Expedition team of multilingual Naturalists
  • Daily multi-media natural history lectures
  • Observation area to watch sea creatures
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Complimentary snorkeling gear available
  • Stargazing Program
  • English-speaking crew
  • Included shore excursions with Naturalist
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Menus that feature the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes
  • Spacious, open-seating dining room
  • One sitting at all meals
  • Free flow house wine with dinner
  • Daily a la carte breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Bar serving premium spirits
  • 24-hour complimentary water, tea and coffee
  • & more!

Avalon Waterways Inclusions in Peru

  • Expedition team of multilingual Naturalists
  • Daily multi-media natural history lectures
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director
  • Included shore excursions with Local Naturalist
  • Deluxe excursion skiffs with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and refreshments
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, and cooking classes
  • Internal communication system
  • Innovative menu of traditional Peruvian specialties as well as Western favorites
  • Complimentary regional wines at dinner
  • Complimentary water, coffee, tea, select soft drinks, local beer, and Pisco-based cocktails throughout the day at the bar
  • A lounge serving premium spirit cocktails
  • & more!
Pricing
Cruise & Airfare
Tour, River and Galapagos 13136pp
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Pricing is per person, in CAD and based on double occupancy. Additional terms & conditions apply.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Lima, Peru: Welcome to Lima


Day 2 Lima: Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery and Larco Herrera Museum; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado


Day 3 Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley: Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko, visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market


Day 4 Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu: Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu


Day 5 Machu Picchu–Cusco: Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco


Day 6 Cusco: Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the Cathedral


Day 7 Cusco–Lima–Iquitos–Nauta (Embarkation)–Cruising Peruvian Amazon: Fly to Iquitos via Lima; Iquitos orientation tour; board the Delfin III; onboard welcome reception; wildlife viewing excursions during the afternoon and evening


Day 8 Cruising Peruvian Amazon: Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning and afternoon; cooking demonstration and Pisco Sour-making lesson


Day 9 Cruising Peruvian Amazon: Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning, afternoon, and evening; visit Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; endemic fruit presentation; kayaking; piranha fishing; special farewell dinner


Day 10 Cruising Peruvian Amazon–Nauta (Disembarkation)–Iquitos–Lima: Disembark the Delfin III; visit the Manatee Rescue Center; fly to Lima


Day 11 Lima–Quito: Welcome to Quito


Day 12 Quito: Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinner


Day 13 Quito–Baltra–Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)–Santa Cruz Island: Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island


Day 14 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Santiago & Bartolomé Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling


Day 15 Galápagos Islands Cruising: North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling


Day 16 Galápagos Islands Cruising: South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling


Day 17 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation)–San Cristobal Island–Quito: Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to Quito


Day 18 Quito: Your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary information may change anytime without notice and may not be reflected on this page.

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New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

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Offer Last Updated: May 12, 2022