Antarctica in Depth with Highlights of Peru

Start your 21 day tour in Lima. Visit the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu. Later cruise the Antarctic Peninsula, view incredible icebergs & watch for wildlife.

21 Days
Lima to Buenos Aires
From (AUD)
$ 26,650
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Lima > Buenos Aires

Sacred valleys and astonishing vistas

There isn’t a country in South America more complex and fascinating than Peru. From ancient Incan civilisations and the legacy of the Conquistadors to the impressive valleys and peaks of the Andes, you’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time in this intriguing country.
Delve into Peru’s Sacred Valley and discover the culture, arts and cuisine of the many remarkable communities that make the valley their home. Archaeology buffs will be in their element, with plenty of ruins to explore including the World Heritage-listed Incan Site of Machu Picchu before the delights of the charming city of Cuzco are revealed to you. There’s an abundance of included activities from community visits, local market explorations and fascinating museums to exploring ancient sites across the entire journey. This itinerary is at the perfect pace to relax and explore this fascinating destination before cruising in all-inclusive luxury to the great white wilderness of Antarctica.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSL1
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Buenos Aires

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lima

    Welcome to Lima, the capital of colourful Peru. Start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay and meet your Tour Director on arrival.

  2. Day 2 - Lima > Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley for your three night stay. Your relaxing stay in the Sacred Valley allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca Empire.

    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

  3. Day 3 - Sacred Valley

    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 of Andean specialities and see the Chinchero village weavers demonstrate their centuries old hand-woven techniques. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

    Enrich

    Enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in the hotel’s organic garden.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

    Tour the impressive ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see the ruins of Moray. Alternatively, at Chinchero meet a local family, learn about their lifestyle and explore this picturesque village.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    Walk to the train station for your rail journey to Machu Picchu. The mighty Incan Empire built this astonishing World Heritage-listed Site in the 15th century. Standing 2,430 metres above sea level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the mighty rock escarpments. Abandoned when the Spanish conquistadors arrived and only rediscovered in 1911, you’ll be amazed as your expert local guide shares the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax in your charming hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Explore the village of Machu Picchu at your leisure this morning. Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey through the incredible Andes. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco for your three night Special Stay, set in the heart of the historic centre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - 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.

    Freechoice Dining

    Dine at the Inti Raymi Restaurant or try the intimate Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Cuzco > Buenos Aires

    Fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Fly to Ushuaia to embark on your luxurious cruise. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Later, set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel admiring the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.

    Discovery

    You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.

    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs and there may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - At sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Please book your flight to depart after 8pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes:
  • 11 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Sundowners events
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability