Peru and Galapagos Discovery with Amazon River Cruise

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Peru and Galapagos Discovery with Amazon River Cruise
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Lima to Lima
22 days
Tour code: ISGD22

Explore the wonders of Peru before flying to Ecuador to discover the world famous Galapagos Islands. Then, return to Peru to board your three night Amazon River cruise.

What's included?

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Sightseeing in up to 10 locations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Cusco
  • Stay four nights on Galápagos Islands at Finch Bay Hotel
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Luxury dining - a total of 50 meals

Accommodation

First Class through the Andes

Room types available

  • Twin - 2 Adults, 2 Beds
  • Single - 1 Adult, 1 Bed
  • Double - 2 Adults, 1 Beds

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Lima (Peru)
Arrive in Lima, transfer to your hotel and meet your fellow guests.

Stay: Two Nights: Country Club Lime Hotel

Day 2
Lima
Explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima on a guided tour.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 3
Lima, Sacred Valley
Board a flight to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chincheros, a small Andean village in the Sacred Valley.

Stay: Two Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray
Travel to Moray, followed by lunch overlooking the Andean mountains.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 5
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Enjoy lunch onboard the Inca Rail train and savour views from Observatory-Lounge with its open balcony. On arrival, set off on a locally guided tour of the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 6
Machu Picchu, Cusco
This morning, you may return to experience Machu Picchu at your own pace. Afterwards, rejoin your group and board the Mapi Train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley. You’ll then transfer by coach to Cusco. (The more adventurous can replace Day 6 touring with an eight-hour hike to Machu Picchu. Revisit Machu Picchu the next morning for your guided tour. Must be pre booked. Please enquire for pricing information).

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 7
Cusco
A walking tour of Cusco will take you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 8
Belmond Andean Explorer
Journey across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes to reach iconic Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Incas.

Stay: Two Nights: Belmond Andean Explorer

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
Lake Titicaca
Early risers will be rewarded with a stunning sunrise before you enjoy sumptuous breakfast on board. It’s then time to head off to explore the birthplace of the sun, Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a boat ride out to the Uros Islands and Taquile Island where you will savour a private lunch on the beach.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Arequipa
Visit Sambay Caves, home to paintings that are thousands of years old. Then, enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Arequipa. Blessed by 300 days of sunshine annually and filled with incredibly dazzling white stone buildings, the ‘White City’ is definitely a delight to explore.

Stay: Two Nights: Arequipa, Casa Andina Private Collection

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 11
Arequipa
Embark on a city tour, visiting the World Heritage-listed centre where you can admire the beautiful colonial architecture, including the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent.

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Arequipa, Guayaquil (Ecuador)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Guayaquil via Lima.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 13
Guayaquil, Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay
Fly to Baltra Island and take a boat ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island. Explore the Galápagos Islands National Park on land tours and day trips aboard a private yacht.

Stay: Four Nights: Finch Bay Hotel

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 14
Galápagos Islands
Enjoy a full day aboard a private yacht. Your yacht offers day trips to different sites within the National Park including the North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza, and Santa Fe.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 15
Galápagos Islands
Enjoy a day exploring the islands.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 16
Galápagos Islands
Explore the Galápagos Highlands in search of the famous giant tortoises. You’ll also visit the incredible Lava tunnels and enjoy time at your hotel to snorkel and kayak.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 17
Galápagos, Lima
Fly to Guayaquil and continue to Lima.

Stay: Lima, Costa Del Sol Hotel or similar

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 18
Lima, Iquitos, Amazon Cruise
Fly to Iquitos on the Amazon and board your river ship, the Delfin II. Listen to the sounds of the jungle as you settle in for the night.

Stay: Three Nights: Aboard Delfin II

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 19
Amazon Cruise, Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Discover the scenery of Clavero Lake from on board an aluminum skiff, and have the opportunity to head deep into the rainforest and discover diverse flora and fauna.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 20
Amazon Cruise
Watch for wildlife in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, home to hundreds of bird, mammal, reptile amphibian, and fish species. After, cruise El Dorado River and see grey and pink river dolphins and watch for Scarlet Macaws, iguanas and squirrel monkeys.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 21
Amazon Cruise, Iquitos, Lima
Transfer to Iquitos and on the way visit the Manatee Animal Rescue Centre. Fly to Lima.

Stay: Lima, Costa Del Sol Hotel or similar

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 22
Depart Lima
Today your tour finishes at Lima Airport for your flight home.

Meals: breakfast

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