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Icons of Central America and Peru

Over 24 days be swept away by the wonder and cultures of Central America and Peru. Explore the very best of Peru, Panama, Cuba and the Galapagos Islands.

24 Day
From (AUD)
$ 22,995
  • 2017 Lima > Lima

    At the centre of it all

    From Panama to the floating islands of Uros in Peru and everything in between this is a wonderful 24 day journey across the centre of a truly unique and fascinating continent.

    Step back in time in Cuba, enjoy a delicious feast high in the Andes Mountains and visit a community school in the Sacred Valley. Transiting the Panama Canal will undoubtedly be a highlight as you marvel at this feat of engineering and cruising to the amazing Galápagos Islands will leave you in no doubt about the importance of Charles Darwin’s theories. However, perhaps one of the most incredible experiences you’ll have is standing upon the holy ground that is Peru’s Machu Picchu. An ancient Incan citadel, hidden away for centuries until it was rediscovered in the early 20th century, this spectacular site is yours to explore to your heart’s content.

    Tour Code:

    SAML

    Duration:

    24 Days

    Departure City:

    Lima

    Return City:

    Lima

  • 24 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Lima
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey in colourful Peru with an overnight stay in Lima.

    • Day 2 - Lima > Panama City
      Highlights:
      Fly to Panama City

      A relaxing morning before flying to Panama City. Dating back to 1519 this modern day capital provides a contrast between the glittering skyscrapers and the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo historic centre. Your three night stay hotel, located in the heart of the city will be a highlight.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Panama City
      Highlights:
      Portobelo

      Discover a city of contrasts today as you first travel on the Trans Isthmus Railway to Portobelo an important port during the time of the Spanish conquistadors and visit the ruins of Fort San Jeronimo and Santiago. Then join your passionate local guide on a walking tour through the heart of the historic centre this afternoon. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight celebrating the start of your journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Panama City
      Highlights:
      Discover the Panama Canal

      The Panama Canal is one of the most strategic artificial waterways in the world. Today you will marvel at this feat of engineering as you descend 27 metres through a series of three locks to the Pacific Ocean. This evening dine in a traditional Panamanian restaurant in the Casco Viejo.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Panama City > Havana
      Highlights:
      Step back in time

      Fly to the intriguing capital of Cuba, Havana where you’ll feel as though you have stepped back in time in this vibrant city with its faded façade and architecture influenced by a communist and Spanish colonial past. Your hotel is located in the heart of the historic centre providing the perfect location for your four night stay.

      Sundowners

      Tonight learn the art of Salsa whilst enjoying a Mojito.

      Enjoy a ‘Welcome to Cuba’ dinner this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Havana
      Highlights:
      Enrich: vintage car
      Enrich

      Step aboard a 1950s vintage car and cruise the streets.

      Discover the intriguing history of this fascinating city. Visit Revolution Square and Castle Morro for panoramic views. Then take a walking tour along the quaint cobblestone streets of the Habana Vieja - the historic centre and visit the Museum of the Revolution.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Havana
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Follow in the footsteps of Havana’s adopted son Hemingway and discover his favourite haunts or drive out into the countryside and the picturesque Pinar del Rio region for a fascinating insight into Cuban life. Alternatively take a horse and carriage ride around the historic centre and visit the Rum Museum.

      Enrich

      Experience dining in a delightfully appointed paladar restaurant and sample delicious Cuban specialities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Havana
      Highlights:
      Visit cigar factory

      Visit a cigar factory to see how the famous Cubans are made. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to wander the streets, experience the colourful local life and soak up the unique atmosphere that is Havana. Dine in a local restaurant this evening and be entertained by musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Havana > Guayaquil
      Highlights:
      Fly to Guayaquil

      Say a fond farewell to Cuba and fly to Guayaquil, the main port city of Ecuador for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Embark on Galápagos adventure

      Today you are embarking on an adventure as you fly to the Galápagos Islands. Over the next five days you will see a rich variety of landscapes, fearless marine and land animals and birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. Your home for the next four nights is the stylish La Pinta Yacht in an air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows. This afternoon take your first of many shore excursions onto the islands, escorted by a expert naturalist guide.

      Sundowners

      Toast the end of your first day on the Sky Deck at sunset.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Each day brings a new discovery 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 your expert naturalist guide. There will be the opportunity to snorkel and even kayak. Depending on the season you’ll witness different species of birds including the magnificent frigate bird with its distinctive red-chested plumage. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galápagos sea lion and discover the slow moving Galápagos giant tortoise.

      Sundowners

      This evening toast the end of another exciting day on the Sky Deck.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by your expert naturalist guide.

      Sundowners

      This evening toast the end of another exciting day on the Sky Deck.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by your expert naturalist guide.

      Sundowners

      This evening toast the end of another exciting day on the Sky Deck.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Galápagos Islands > Lima
      Highlights:
      Fly to Lima

      Bid a fond farewell to the yacht’s crew as you disembark and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Lima > Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Enrich: delicious Andean feast

      Fly to Cuzco then travel to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas where your three night Special Stay will be a highlight.

      Enrich

      Marvel at the display of the 'dancing' Paso horses and a demonstration of the centuries old technique of the Chinchero village weavers before a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayocarri.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Culture and history

      With more than 20 small group activities on offer you can choose one that best suits your style. From colourful Pisac to the ruins of Ollantaytambo you will encounter the culture and history of the valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Sundowners

      Enjoy a second day in the Sacred Valley that will awaken your senses.

      Sundowners

      Celebrate with drinks and canapés accompanied by the sound of local musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
      Highlights:
      Ancient Inca site

      Take a picturesque rail journey to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu then spend a full day at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Relax overnight at your hotel in Machu Picchu

      Inca Trail Trek - Choose to take an optional full day walking trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Enquire for details (Additional expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Rail journey

      Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey.

      Continue to Cuzco where your three night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 20 - Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Discover Cuzco; Freechoice dining

      The former capital of the Incan Empire, on your walking tour you will uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site including the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

      Enrich

      Visit a community school supported by Scenic and learn about their traditional way of life.

      FreechoiceDining

      Dine at the elegant El Tupay restaurant or try the intimate Cicciolina restaurant. Alternatively, dine at MAP Café or at Inka Grill sample a range of cuisine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Tour the local market followed by a cooking class or visit Chinchero village for lunch with a local family. Alternatively, tour the hotel’s extensive art collection with an expert historian.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 22 - Cuzco > Lake Titicaca
      Highlights:
      Travel to Lake Titicaca

      Fly to Juliaca and upon arrival join your expert local guide on an excursion to the floating islands of the Uros communities. Be introduced to their quirky traditional lifestyle and take a ride on one of the reed boats. Overnight stay Lake Titicaca.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Lake Titicaca > Lima
      Highlights:
      Fly to Lima

      Morning at leisure before flying to Lima for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 24 - Lima
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Say goodbye as you transfer to Lima airport taking wonderful memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 10 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 6 Sundowner events
    • 2 memorable Special Stays
    • Galápagos expedition cruise
    • 51 meals – 23 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 15 dinners