Latin American Delights, Peru & Galapagos - cruise & land journey

25 Days
Guayaquil to Santiago
From (EUR)
16,112
Dates & Pricing

2023 Guayaquil > Santiago

Tour Map
Tour Code:
OLG1
Duration:
25 days
Departure City:
Guayaquil
Return City:
Santiago

Selected Itinerary

25 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

    A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with an overnight Special Stay at your elegant hotel. Your haven of luxury in the centre of this busy port city offers the perfect place to relax before your adventure begins.

  2. Day 2 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Settle into your air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows on board the stylish and newly refitted Santa Cruz II, your home for the next four nights. Over the coming days, on a range of included shore excursions, you will see a rich variety of landscapes, marine and land animals, and colourful birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Galápagos Islands

    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 expert naturalist guides and enjoy opportunities to snorkel and 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

  4. Day 4 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands. You’ll take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides and enjoy opportunities to snorkel and kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands. You’ll take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides and enjoy opportunities to snorkel and kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands > Lima, Peru

    Farewell the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Lima > Sacred Valley

    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.

    Sundowners

    Share stories with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a light tapas style dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Sacred Valley

    Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. Enjoy a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari, where you will learn about the daily life, traditions and work of the locals during a weaving demonstration. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the charming village of Urubamba.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

    Tour the ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see Moray ruins and the Incan salt pans.

    This afternoon delight in an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked in five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in Tambo’s own organic garden.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    Travel through picturesque fields on your Vistadome rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend time 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Machu Picchu

    Return to Machu Picchu to fully appreciate the enormity of these spectacular ruins and explore some of the places not seen in yesterday’s visit. Spend the afternoon relaxing or wandering the quaint town of Aguas Calientes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Learn how to make two of the country’s signature offerings: ceviche and pisco sours, during a cooking demonstration. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel, in the heart of the historic centre. Your three-night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Cuzco

    The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed site including Korichancha and the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

    Enrich

    Visit a community supported by Scenic. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose to dine at Inti Raymi or Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Cuzco

    Freechoice

    Choose between a tour of the San Pedro food markets and short cooking class, or alternatively, a walking tour of San Blas.

    Enrich

    Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening. A cosmopolitan and cutting edge gastronomic presentation awaits; formed from the exquisite flavours, colours, textures and aromas of local ingredients from different parts of Peru at the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cusco.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Cuzco > Lima

    Fly to Lima. Discover the highlights and the hidden gems of Lima, on this cosmopolitan adventure. The marvellous and well-restored colonial architecture is only the beginning. Your expert local guide will show you the must-sees and hidden gems of this former capital of the Spanish conquistadors. Beyond baroque balconies lie secret treasures from the age-old library and bone patchworks of the city’s famous monastery. Continue to your hotel in Lima for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Lima

    Freechoice

    Discover one of the world’s most exquisite private art collections, The Barbosa-Stern Collection, a 16th- century collection not open to the general public. Alternatively, uncover the secrets to Peruvian cooking with a unique cooking class. 

    Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Lima

    Transfer to Callao port to embark Scenic Eclipse. A world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Paracas

    Paracas is a town on Peru’s west coast. It’s known for its idyllic beaches, rich heritage, and an abundance of wildlife, so much so that Paracas Peninsula has been declared a national reserve spanning desert, ocean, and islands. This town is a launch point for the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, home to sea lions, pelicans and Humboldt penguins.

    Tonight, enjoy the ‘Somos Ebano’ group as they join us in the theatre. Formed by young people from the district of El Carmen, they demonstrate the rescue of Afro-Peruvian culture through the practice and experience of their dance and music.

    Discovery

    Kayak or stand up paddleboard in the wildlife rich waters of Paracas Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - At Sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the many therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the outstanding dining venues on board or delight in the excellent selection of fine wines created by a Master of Wine. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Matarani

    Located on the southern coast of Peru, Matarani provides access to some of Peru's best attractions such as the historical centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover why Arequipa is often called 'Ciudad Blanca' (White City) as this charming town showcases the finest of Mestizo Baroque architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Arica, Chile

    Chile’s northernmost city is known as the ‘driest city in the world’, although this doesn’t distract from Arica’s world-famous surfing beaches, delicious seafood and national parks located close to the port. Morro de Arica is the perfect location to take in great views of the city and Pacific Ocean and learn about the War of the Pacific that took place on Morro de Arica in 1880.

    Freechoice

    Learn of the history of humankind in this desert region including a visit to an archaeological museum that claims to have the world’s oldest mummies. Alternatively, visit a village that dates to the pre-Hispanic era and retains some of its mystical allure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Iquique

    Iquique is a coastal city in northern Chile, to the west of the Atacama Desert and home to UNESCO World Heritage landmarks such as Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, once used for creating fertilisers and fireworks. Take a stroll through Baquedano Street towards the centre of town and soak in its Texas-esque vibe. The street’s faded wooden buildings with window shutters and grand doors will have you expecting to see a cowboy pushing through a saloon door at any moment.

    Freechoice

    Take a panoramic drive to fully appreciate the town’s peculiar beauty or visit a ghost town that was abandoned after mining operations ceased on your way to the Pintados Geoglyphs. Alternatively, visit the Huasco Salt Flat National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - At Sea

    Continue to relax on board today. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or take in the sea views from your luxurious suite’s verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Coquimbo

    Coquimbo is the gateway to La Serena, once known for its fine jewellery and ceramics and home to the pre-Columbian Diaguita and El Molle cultures. Some of the region's most beautiful architecture from both the colonial and neo-colonial can be found at central Plaza de Armas and La Recova.

    Freechoice

    Embark on a guided tour at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and learn of the astronomical discoveries, or venture to the Elqui Valley and follow in the footsteps of ancient astronomers. Alternatively visit a Pisco distillery and sample the flavours of Chile.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Valparaíso

    Your cruise ends this morning in Valparaíso as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight homeward.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Sundowners event
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

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