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Luxury

Peru Inca Journey with Galápagos Islands & Amazon Cruise

Lima Return
20 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISGD20
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Andean Explorer Belmond Train

Travel through the Andean mountains from Cuzco to Arequipa, and wake at sunrise to Lake Titicaca.

The Ultimate Wildlife Wonder

Home to thousands of animal and marine species, the Galapagos Islands is a definite must-see destination.

Amazon Cruise

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Sightseeing in 10 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 45 meals
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • All flights within South America
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Cuzco
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Stay three nights aboard the Delfin III on the Amazon in Upper Suites
  • Two nights aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer train through the Andes & a four night stay at Finch Bay in the Galapagos

Map & Itinerary

South America Map ISGD20 2020
Lima Return

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™ - Dining

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

Arrive in the Peruvian capital, Lima.

Stay: Two Nights, Country Club Lima Hotel

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A visit to a private hacienda will showcase regional traditions. Arrive to the upbeat rhythms of live music and dance, before a delicious lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

See the glistening salt pools spill over the terraced slopes at the Maras salt mine.


Travel to Moray, followed by lunch overlooking the Andean mountains.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the Inca Rail train in first class and travel through lush forest to 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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board the train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley. You’ll then transfer by coach to Cusco.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch today, you may choose from Barrio Ceviche or enjoy a fine dining experience at 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today board the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train for your two-night escape.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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. 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.

Stay: Arequipa, Casa Andina Private Collection

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today fly to Guayaquil, the gateway city to the Galápagos Islands.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today, check into Finch Bay Hotel for four nights in the Galápagos Islands.


This morning, fly to Baltra Island, in the heart of the Galápagos Islands National Park. Some 1,000 kilometres from South America, the Galápagos 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 before checking into Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel – your home for the next four nights. During your time here, you will explore the incredible Galápagos 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.

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

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today explore the Galápagos Highlands to see plant life exude from basalt rock as well as the giant tortoises wallowing in muddy banks or small ponds. On the return to Puerto Ayora, visit one of the island’s lava tunnels. Perhaps visit Tortuga Bay a stunning white sand beach where turtles seasonally lay their eggs or kayak along the shore line encountering the playful seals that frequent these waters.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy another day exploring the unique Galápagos 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You will make your way to Baltra Island airport this morning for your return flight to Guayaquil, then continue onwards to Lima. This evening, we stay at the airport for our early morning departure to Iquitos.

Stay: Lima, Costa Del Sol Hotel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast

This morning, fly to Iquitos, located on the Amazon and transfer to your river ship. Here, you will have the opportunity to go fishing for piranhas as you explore the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Each day activities will start off in the skiff boats with a naturalist guide exploring the hidden corners of the river, birdwatching or taking you on trail walks. This evening, listen to the rhythmic sounds of the jungle as your settle in.

Stay: Three Nights, Aboard Delfin III

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today spend the morning and afternoon exploring by boat. You will discover the scenery of Clavero Lake from on board an aluminum skiff, and have the opportunity to head deep into the rainforest and discover the astounding diversity of flora and fauna that are native to the region.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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. As you cruise, watch for Scarlet Macaws, Amazonian Parrotlets, iguanas and squirrel monkeys.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your cruise ends with a transfer to Iquitos. On the way visit the Manatee Animal Rescue Centre. Fly to Lima where you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Perfectly Positioned Hotels

From Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley to Belmond Miraflores Hotel, stay in the most desirable of locations.

Stay Amid a Natural Wonderland

In the heart of the Galápagos Islands, award-winning Finch Bay Lodge is perfectly positioned for discovery.

First Class through the Andes

Step aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer train and spend two nights in luxury, discovering sights along the way.

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible