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Galápagos, Amazon & Peru

Over 17 days, cruise the beautiful Galapagos Islands, and search for the 'Big 15', explore the Amazon rainforest, visit the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 18,295
  • 2019 Guayaquil > Lima

    Tour Code:

    OSEP

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Guayaquil

    Return City:

    Lima

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Guayaquil
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      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.

    • Day 2 - Guayaquil
      Highlights:
      City tour

      This morning discover the city’s secrets on your tour. The afternoon is at leisure for you to relax, perhaps take 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, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Embark on Galápagos cruise

      Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Settle into your air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows on board the stylish Santa Cruz II, your home for the next four nights. Over the coming days on a range of shore excursions you will see a rich variety of landscapes, fearless marine and land animals, and colourful birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. This afternoon join the naturalist guides for your first excursion to the islands.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Exploring the Galápagos

      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 the expert naturalist guides and enjoy opportunities to snorkel and even 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

    • Day 5 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Exploring the Galápagos

      Continue exploring Galápagos.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Exploring the Galápagos

      Continue exploring Galápagos.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Galápagos Islands > Lima
      Highlights:
      Fly to Lima

      Farewell the crew and take away memories of an amazing experience as you disembark and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Lima > Amazon
      Highlights:
      Embark your Amazon Cruise

      Fly to Iquitos and settle into your over-sized suite on board Delfin II, your luxurious floating Special Stay for the next three nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Amazon Cruise
      Highlights:
      Excursions into the jungle

      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 whilst 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 the knowledgeable naturalist guides.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Amazon Cruise
      Highlights:
      Excursions into the jungle

      Continue exploring the Amazon.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Amazon > Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Farm to table dinner

      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 and acclimatise easily. This evening delight in a Farm to Table dining experience. Harvest, prepare and cook with the close guidance of your chef, then enjoy your gourmet delights in the grounds of the hotel with the backdrop of the surrounding peaks.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Andean feast

      Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. At Hacienda Huayoccari sample a delicious lunch and see the Chinchero village weavers demonstrate their centuries old hand-woven techniques.

      Enrich

      An unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you feast on five different meats cooked five different ways over an open flame paired with ingredients grown in the hotel’s organic garden.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice and Sundowners
      Freechoice

      Tour the ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets; or see Moray ruins and the Incan salt pans. Alternatively, at Chinchero meet a local family and explore this picturesque village.

      Sundowners

      Tonight share stories of your excursion with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a tapas style dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
      Highlights:
      Ancient Inca site

      Walk to the train station for your rail journey to Machu Picchu. Be amazed as your expert local guide shares the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax in your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Experience the Vistadome train, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Explore the village of Machu Picchu at your leisure. Marvel at the spectacular views on your rail journey through the incredible Andes. Continue to Cuzco for a two night Special Stay in the heart of the historic centre.

      Freechoice Dining

      Dine at the MAP Café restaurant or try Cicciolina restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Discover Cuzco, Scenic Enrich – Community School

      On your walking tour of this former capital of the Incan Empire, 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.

      Join your Tour Director this evening for a Farewell to Peru dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Cuzco to Lima

      Bid a fond farewell as you fly to Lima where your wonderful journey ends. Please book flights to depart Lima after 4.00pm.

      Meals included: Breakfast