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Luxury

Peru with Amazon and Galapagos Cruise

Lima to Guayaquil
22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISDG22
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Trip Highlights

Explore Machu Picchu

Magical and mysterious, enjoy plenty of time to witness one of the planet's most amazing archaeological sites

Amazon Rainforest Cruise

All aboard the luxurious Delfin II as you follow parrots and piranhas along the placid waters of the Amazon

Galapagos Islands Cruise

Chase giant tortoises, sea lions and blue-footed boobies on a Galapagos expedition cruise aboard Yacht La Pinta

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • A talented APT Tour Director and friendly local guides
  • 46 fine meals
  • All sightseeing excursions, including APT's Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice inclusions
  • Tipping, porterage and airport transfers
  • Four-night Amazon cruise aboard the luxurious Delfin II
  • Four-night Galapagos Islands Cruise aboard Yacht La Pinta
Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

On arrival in Lima this evening, transfer to your hotel and meet your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights: JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Ocean View Rooms

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a private hacienda where you’ll enjoy lunch, live music and a graceful Peruvian Paso horse show.


Take a morning tour of the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

During a weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created.


Board a flight to Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. On arrival, travel to Chincheros in the Andean highlands. Tonight, stay overlooking a river in the Sacred Valley.

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

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Taste handcrafted micro brews at the Sacred Valley Brewing Company or tour the workshops and galleries at a ceramic studio.


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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope. Later, at the Moray archaeological site, enjoy stunning views out over the deep terraces during lunch at El Parador de Moray.


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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
OPTIONAL INCA TRAIL HIKE

The more adventurous can replace Day 16 touring with an eight-hour hike to Machu Picchu, before re-joining the group for dinner at your hotel, Revisit Machu Picchu the next morning for your guided tour. Additional cost per person. Must be pre-booked.


Board PeruRail’s Vistadome train and travel through the Andes to Machu Picchu. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a locally guided tour.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

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  • Dinner

Return to Machu Picchu in the morning before boarding PeruRail’s Vistadome train for a journey back to the Sacred Valley. Transfer by coach to Cusco.

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch, perhaps head to Limo Cocina Peruana and Pisco Bar, savour Italian cuisine at Incanto, or enjoy a fine dining experience at the renowned MAP Café.


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.

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  • Lunch

Fly via Lima to Iquitos. Here, board your river ship for your Amazon cruise, during which you’ll have the opportunity to discover the wildlife of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Stay: Four Nights: Delfin II

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  • Dinner

Cruise the El Dorado River and watch for grey and pink river dolphins. As you cruise, keep an eye out for scarlet macaws, Amazonian parrotlets and iguanas.

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Enjoy a rainforest hike where you’re likely to encounter birds such as the bluish-fronted jacamar and red-capped cardinals. Then travel by skiff over the Pacaya River at sunset. Later, join a night safari.

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Cruise in skiffs in search of shore birds then visit the Yanallpa community. Later, keep an eye out for some sloths, bald uakaris and saddleback tamarins.

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Meet local villagers in Puerto Miguel then transfer to Iquitos and visit the Manatee Rescue Centre. In the afternoon, board your included flight to Lima.

Stay: Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport

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  • Lunch

Fly from Lima to Quito, a beautiful city set high in the Andes. Here you’ll stay in the historic city centre.

Stay: Three Nights: Quito, Casa Gangotena Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tour Quito and discover its colonial splendour before afternoon tea at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

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With a further day at leisure, perhaps you’ll discover why the city was ranked as Lonely Planet’s top city to visit in 2016.

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Fly to Baltra Island and transfer to the dock to board the Yacht La Pinta. This afternoon set sail and enjoy your first afternoon outing to South Plaza Island where the turquoise waters contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline. Succulents, cactus and land iguanas serves as ground cover along the coastline.

Stay: Four Nights: Yacht La Pinta

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This morning take a dinghy over to Santa Fe Island to a sandy white beach populated by colonies of sea lions. As you walk along the beach keep an eye out for Galapagos hawks perched atop salt bushes and The Santa Fe land iguana which are unique to just this island. After the walk swim and snorkel or ride the glass-bottom boat. This afternoon sail to San Cristobal Island and disembark at the islands capital and drive 40 minutes to the island’s southern shore to Cerro Colorado and visit the breeding center for endangered giant tortoises.

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  • Dinner

Landing at the Eastern tip of San Cristobal Island disembark and take a walk along the trail ascending from the beach, keeping a look out for frigates and colonies of bachelor sea lions. If conditions are favorable, there is the opportunity to swim and snorkel off the beach. In the afternoon a dinghy ride takes you to Cerro Brujo’s expansive white coral beach for afternoon birdwatching and walking along the shores, that Charles Darwin walked upon back in September 1835.

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This morning at Punta Suarez take an exciting walk with the naturalist guide on the lava/boulder terrain and see the unique sea bird colonies, boobies, swallow-tail gulls, red-green-black marine iguanas and the famous lava formation known as the “blow hole”. In the afternoon set sail for Gardner Bay, where there are plenty of activities to enjoy; relax on the beach, swim, snorkel, kayak or take a short walk and observe the sea lions, mockingbirds and finches.

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Disembark Yacht La Pinta this morning, but before your Galapagos journey ends walk around the Charles Darwin Research Station. Transfer by bus across Santa Cruz Island then take a short ferry ride to Baltra where you will fly from the Galapagos Islands to Guayaquil. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. Guayaquil, Hilton Hotel

Stay: Guayaquil, Hilton Hotel

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Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Small Ship Wildlife Cruises

Enjoy a symphony of birdsong in the Amazon and discover the quirky animals of the Galapagos on unique wildlife cruises

Internal Flights Included

Getting between each destination has never been easier as all flights within South America are included

Perfectly Positioned Hotels

From Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley to Ocean Views at Lima's JW Marriott Hotel, stay in the most enviable hotels

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