Discover the Galápagos & Peru with the Amazon - 2022

Discover the Galápagos & Peru with the Amazon - 2022

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19 Days

Discover the Galápagos & Peru with the Amazon - 2022

19 Days 

Visiting:

Lima

,

Peru

,

Cusco

,

Sacred Valley

,

Machu Picchu

,

Quito

,

Ecuador

,

Quito. Excursion To Otavalo

,

San Cristobal

,

Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)

,

Española Island

,

Floreana Island

,

Santa Fé Island

,

Santa Cruz Island (Disembarkation)

,

Coca

,

Amazon

Tour operator:

Avalon Waterways

Trip Styles:

Tour code:

WGGE-2022

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Fantastic treasures await you on this river cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs. Also, visit the fascinating Inca constructions of ancient Puca Pucara, which translates to “Red Fortress,” the magnificent Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city of Cusco, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and mystical Machu Picchu. Then, fly to San Cristobal Island for a fantastic 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise onboard the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos. In the company of a local Naturalist, you’ll encounter indigenous plants and animals found only in the Galápagos Islands, such as giant tortoises, Galápagos fur sea lions, and marine iguanas—just to name a few. Also, enjoy an amazing opportunity to snorkel in the turquoise waters and see the colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps a penguin or shark!

Next, fly to Coca, where you’ll travel by canoe to your lodge in the Amazon Jungle. Spend three nights here and enjoy a rainforest canopy walk, guided night tour to see the wildlife that comes out at night, cruises through the flooded forest, and spend time with the natives on a visit to a local village and school. Ancient ruins, spectacular scenery, an amazing variety of animals in their natural environment, and historic buildings—this cruise vacation has it all!

Highlights

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    Day 1 Arrive Lima, Peru: Welcome to Lima

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    Day 2 Lima: Walking tour; visit San Francisco Monastery; Larco Herrera Museum and welcome dinner

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    Day 3 Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley: Visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market

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    Day 4 Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu: Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu

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    Day 5 Machu Picchu-Cusco: Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco

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    Day 6 Cusco: Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman

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    Day 7 Cusco-Quito, Ecuador: Fly to Quito via Lima

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    Day 8 Quito: Excursion to Otavalo's Indian market and Peguche; Hacienda lunch

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    Day 9 Quito: Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument

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    Day 10 Quito-San Cristobal-Galápagos Islands (Embarkation): Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal Island

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Places You'll See

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel and Villas

Swissotel

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Napo Wildlife Center

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Lima,Peru

Location:

  Lima, Peru


Welcome to Lima—Cosmopolitan, Colonial, and Pre-Columbian Culture

Enjoy free time today before your Peruvian Andes and Galápagos adventure begins. Explore the fascinating Peruvian capital—where high-rises tower above ancient temples and colorful colonial architecture.

icon Day 2: Lima

Location:

  Lima


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner




icon Day 3: Cusco,Sacred Valley

Location:

  Cusco, Sacred Valley


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




This evening, enjoy dining on Andean and Western dishes with wine.

icon Day 4: Machu Picchu

Location:

  Machu Picchu


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




icon Day 5: Machu Picchu,Cusco

Location:

  Machu Picchu, Cusco


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


A Miraculous Sanctuary in a Tropical Mountain Forest

icon Day 6: Cusco

Location:

  Cusco


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner




icon Day 7: Quito,Ecuador

Location:

  Quito, Ecuador


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner




icon Day 8: Quito. Excursion To Otavalo

Location:

  Quito. Excursion To Otavalo


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch



icon Day 9: Quito

Location:

  Quito


Meals Included:

  Breakfast




icon Day 10: San Cristobal,Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)

Location:

  San Cristobal, Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Enjoy a Captain’s welcome dinner on board this evening.

NOTE:
The ship’s itinerary may vary according to Galápagos National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, and seasonal changes to create the perfect cross-section of sites visited.

icon Day 11: Española Island

Location:

  Española Island


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




icon Day 12: Floreana Island

Location:

  Floreana Island


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




icon Day 13: Santa Fé Island

Location:

  Santa Fé Island


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner served especially for your final night on board.

icon Day 14: Santa Cruz Island (Disembarkation)

Location:

  Santa Cruz Island (Disembarkation)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast




Continue to the airport for your return flight to Quito.

icon Day 15: Quito,Ecuador

Location:

  Quito, Ecuador


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy a free day to explore Quito.

icon Day 16: Quito,Coca,Amazon

Location:

  Quito, Coca, Amazon


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Fly to Coca and travel by boat down the Napo River. Then, take a dug-out canoe to your Amazon lodge. Floating along the narrow river, discover the Ecuadorian Amazon, the world’s largest remaining tropical rainforest, where more life hums, buzzes, chatters, and bubbles than anywhere else on the planet.

icon Day 17: Amazon

Location:

  Amazon


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Follow your Naturalist Guide to see parrots, macaws, and parakeets. Walk through the jungle to learn of the medicinal plants and natural biodiversity of the Amazon. Join your guide on a night walk or canoe ride to observe nocturnal creatures.

icon Day 18: Amazon

Location:

  Amazon


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Take a Napo River cruise through flooded forest. Watch for indigenous squirrel, capuchin, and howler monkeys, and 3-toed sloths. Next, visit a village community and school to to learn about the native culture and way of life. Later, fish for piranha or even take a refreshing swim in the same waters—the less brave can send their guide in first.

icon Day 19: Amazon,Coca,Quito

Location:

  Amazon, Coca, Quito


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Depart by canoe to search for wildlife, including monkeys, giant otters, and rare birds on your return to Coca for your flight to Quito.

icon Day 20: Quito

Location:

  Quito


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Notes

  • Maximum elevation on tour: 11,200 ft.
  • Small Group Discovery - We never allow more than 16 passengers on our Small Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

Accommodation

Lima:Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Sacred Valley:Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel and Villas
Machu Picchu:Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
Cusco:Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Quito:Swissotel
Coca:Napo Wildlife Center

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Discover the Galápagos & Peru with the Amazon - 2022

19 Days 

Visiting:

Lima

,

Peru

,

Cusco

,

Sacred Valley

,

Machu Picchu

,

Quito

,

Ecuador

,

Quito. Excursion To Otavalo

,

San Cristobal

,

Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)

,

Española Island

,

Floreana Island

,

Santa Fé Island

,

Santa Cruz Island (Disembarkation)

,

Coca

,

Amazon

Tour operator:

Avalon Waterways

Trip Styles:

Tour code:

WGGE-2022

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