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Luxury

Peru and Galapagos Discovery with Amazon River Cruise

Lima Return
22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISGD22
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  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Explore Machu Picchu

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

The Ultimate Wildlife Wonder

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

Amazon Rainforest Cruise

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • 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
  • Finest dining - a total of 50 meals

Map & Itinerary

South America Map ISGD22 2019

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 Lima, transfer to your hotel and meet your fellow guests.

Stay: Two Nights: Country Club Lime 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

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

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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join a delicious ‘Bean to Bar’ chocolate workshop. Enjoy tastings of Peruvian chocolate and create your own flavours.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Guayaquil via Lima.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a day exploring the islands.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to Guayaquil and continue to Lima.

Stay: Lima, Costa Del Sol Hotel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.

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 and watch for Scarlet Macaws, iguanas and squirrel monkeys.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the villagers of Puerto Miguel.


Transfer to Iquitos and on the way visit the Manatee Animal Rescue Centre. Fly to Lima.

Stay: Lima, Costa Del Sol Hotel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today your tour finishes at Lima Airport for your flight home.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

First Class through the Andes

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

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

Stay Amid a Natural Wonderland

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

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home