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Luxury

Andean Explorer Train and Galapagos Extension

Cusco to Guayaquil
11 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISBG11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Step aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer train and spend two nights in luxury, discovering sights along the way
  • Cruise amid the reed islands of Lake Titicaca
  • Discover Arequipa, known as the White City of Peru
  • Stay four nights on Galápagos Islands at Finch Bay Hotel
  • 10 nights' luxury stays
  • Luxury dining - a total of 25 meals

Map & Itinerary

South America Map ISBG11 2021
Cusco to Guayaquil

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the Belmond Andean Explorer train for an incredible two-night rail journey through Peru’s Andes mountain range.


Your escorted tour culminates today, before you continue on the next leg of your adventure. Board the Belmond Andean Explorer train for your Signature Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Belmond Andean Explorer

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Andean Explorer train travelling across bridge, Peru

Early risers will be rewarded with a stunning sunrise before you enjoy a 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit Sambay Caves, home to paintings that are thousands of years old. Later, 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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning, explore this ancient city with a guide. Visit the World Heritage-listed city centre where you can admire beautiful colonial architecture, including the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent. This evening, dine out at a local restaurant.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport for an early flight via Lima to Guayaquil.

Stay: Hilton Colon Guayaquil

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stay four nights in the unique setting of the Galapagos Islands at Finch Bay Hotel. During your time here, you will explore the Galapagos Islands National Park aboard your hotel’s private yacht. Take advantage of the included kayaks and snorkelling equipment to explore the many hidden coves and beaches nearby. You’ll also enjoy getting up close to the region’s unique wildlife and stunning landscapes.


This morning, fly to Baltra Island, in the heart of the Galapagos Islands National Park. Some 1,000 kilometres from South America, the Galapagos Islands are often referred to as a living museum that acts as a showcase of evolution. Take a short ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island for your Signature Experience at Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel – your home for the next four nights.

Stay: Four Nights, Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Rugged coastline of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Enjoy a full day exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard a private yacht with only 20 guests, complete with a delicious buffet lunch. Your yacht offers day trips to different sites within the national park including wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, rugged South Plaza, and beautiful Santa Fe. Tonight relax at Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel after dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, explore the Galapagos highlands to see plant life exude from basalt rock as well as giant tortoises wallowing on muddy banks or in small ponds. On your return to Puerto Ayora, you’ll visit one of the island’s lava tunnels. You might also like to visit Tortuga Bay, which is a stunning white-sand beach where turtles seasonally lay their eggs, or perhaps kayak along the shoreline encountering the playful seals that frequent these waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Tortoise with huge shell

Enjoy another day exploring the unique Galapagos Islands by yacht. Get up close to the incredible creatures that call this region home, such as blue-footed boobies, iguanas, whales, sea turtles, penguins and crabs, to name just a few. Each island boasts its own unique landscape, ranging from barren black, volcanic rocks to white-sand beaches melting into gemstone-blue waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Make your way to Baltra Island airport this morning for your return flight to Guayaquil.

Stay: Hilton Colon Guayaquil

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

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