Peru Highlights and Galapagos Cruising

Uncover the best of Peru on a 17 day adventure from Guayaquil to Santiago. Cruise the Galápagos Islands, visit the Sacred Valley & witness Machu Picchu.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 16,995
  • 2018 Guayaquil > Santiago

    Gifts of the gods

    This lovely 17 day journey showcases the very best of Peru and Ecuador, from the extraordinary wildlife to ancient treasures that defy description. Uncover the essence of a very special part of the world.

    Spend five beautiful days cruising around the incredible archipelago that is the Galápagos Islands. Peru’s many wonders are yours for the taking on the second part of this journey, from Lima to the Sacred Valley and the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

    Tour Code:

    OSGL

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Guayaquil

    Return City:

    Santiago

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Guayaquil

      Your journey into wonder begins with an overnight stay in Guayaquil.

    • Day 2 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands

      Fly to the Galápagos Islands where you will see a rich variety of landscapes, animals and colourful birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. Settle into your air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows on board the stylish Santa Cruz II, your home for the next four nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Galápagos Islands

      You’ll enjoy morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac led by your expert naturalist guides. There will be the opportunity to snorkel and even kayak. Depending on the season you’ll witness different species of birds including the unusual Blue-footed boobies.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Galápagos Islands

      Cruising the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galapagos sea lion and discover the slow moving Galapagos giant tortoise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

      Cruising the Galapagos Islands. There will be the opportunity to snorkel and even kayak.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Galápagos Islands > Lima

      Bid a fond farewell to your crew as you disembark and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Lima > Sacred Valley

      Fly to Cuzco then travel to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas

      Enrich

      Marvel at the display of the ‘dancing’ Paso horses before a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayaccari.

      Travel through the valley to your three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Sacred Valley

      With more than 20 small group activities on offer, all escorted by the exploration team and tailored to different lengths of time, pacing and modes of transport, you can choose one that best suits you. From exploring the ruins of Ollantaytambo to taking an easy bike ride along the banks of the Urubamba River, you will encounter the culture and history of the valley your way.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Sacred Valley

      Another day of exploration awaits. Whichever activity you choose, your senses will be awakened.

      Sundowners

      Toast with drinks and canapés accompanied by the soothing sounds of local musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

      Travel through the picturesque fields on your rail journey to 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. Tonight relax at your charming hotel in Machu Picchu.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco:

      Explore the village of Machu Picchu at your leisure. Later marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey through the incredible Andes as you continue to the charming city of Cuzco. Enjoy a three night Special Stay set in the heart of the historic centre.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Cuzco

      The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco, is a city with incredible architecture. On your walking tour 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.

      FreechoiceDining

      Dine at the MAP Café restaurant or try Cicciolina restaurant. Alternatively enjoy the fare at Inti Raymi restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Cuzco
      Freechoice

      Uncover the secrets of the iconic Peruvian coffee and Pisco on a tasting tour or choose to 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Cuzco > Lima

      Fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Lima > Santiago

      Fly to Santiago and transfer to your elegant hotel for a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Santiago

      Santiago is a city of surprises, worldly sophistication and excitement. See all the highlights of this cosmopolitan city on your tour this morning.

      Sundowners

      Raise a toast to celebrate the end of a wonderful journey and discuss the days ahead with anticipation of your luxurious cruise on board Scenic Eclipse.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 17 - Santiago

      Bid a fond farewell to Santiago as you transfer to the airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • The intimacy of small group fully escorted touring
    • 3 memorable Special Stays
    • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • 6 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 3 Sundowners events
    • Explore the islands of the Galápagos
    • All internal flights
    • 33 meals – 16 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
    • And all tipping and gratuities