Icons of South America

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Fully Guided Locally Guided Small Group Cruise Wildlife Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
17 Days
 Trip Starts
Guayaquil
 Trip Finishes
Cuzco
17 Day Icons of South America Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: Peru Ecuador Galapagos
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Cruise Line:
Yacht La Pinta
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Accommodation
4.5 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
20
Trip Style
Tour & Cruise
Trip Code
OSEP-2

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 17 Day Icons of South America. Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you witness survival of the fittest first hand in the land that inspired the theory of evolution. Interact with the native tribes of the Amazon, and breathe the sacred air of Machu Picchu. An incredible showcase of evolution, the Galápagos Islands is an untouched utopia bursting with unique flora and fauna. On your four night cruise to the land that served as Darwin’s muse for ‘Origin of the Species’, you will encounter wildlife you won’t see anywhere else, including blue-footed...read more boobies, multi-coloured crustaceans, and the famous Galápagos giant tortoise. On your Amazon cruise, explore the ‘lungs of the planet’ with an expert naturalist and enjoy the rare opportunity of meeting native Amazonian tribes. Visit the 15th-century Incan treasures of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Itinerary

A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with an overnight Special Stay. Your haven of luxury in the centre of this busy port city offers the perfect place to relax before your adventure begins.

Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Settle into your air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows on board the stylish La Pinta, your home for the next four nights. Over the coming days, on a range of included shore excursions, you will see a rich variety of landscapes, marine and land animals, and colourful birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. This afternoon, join naturalist guides for your first excursion to the islands. (B/L/D)

Each day a new discovery awaits as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago. You will take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides and enjoy opportunities to snorkel and kayak. Depending on the season, you’ll witness different species of birds including the unusual blue-footed boobies and their tap-dancing mating ritual. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galápagos sea lion and discover the slow-moving Galápagos giant tortoise. (B/L/D)

Continue to explore the Galápagos Islands. Take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides. (B/L/D)

Continue to explore the Galápagos Islands. Take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides. (B/L/D)

Bid farewell to the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay. (B)

Fly to Iquitos and settle into your oversized suite on board Delfin III, your luxurious floating hotel for the next four nights. (B/D)

Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region. You will explore remote Amazon River tributaries, spot monkeys and birds while walking along a jungle trail, visit local villages and schools and meet with native Amazonians. Board the skiffs and cruise along the waterways, or go onshore for excursions through the jungle led by knowledgeable naturalist guides. (B/L/D)

Continue to explore the Amazon, each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region. (B/L/D)

Continue to explore the Amazon, each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region. (B/L/D)

Fly to Cuzco, then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley to your resort, in the small village of Urubamba, for your three-night stay. The relaxed touring pace allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire.

Sundowners Share stories with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a light tapas style dinner. (B/D)

Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. Enjoy a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari, where you will learn about the daily life, traditions and work of the locals during a weaving demonstration. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the charming village of Urubamba. (B/L)

Freechoice: Tour the ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see Moray ruins and the Incan salt pans. This afternoon, delight in an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked in five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in Tambo’s own organic garden. (B/L)

Travel through picturesque fields on your Vistadome rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend time at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, relax at your charming hotel. (B)

Learn how to make two of the country’s signature offerings: ceviche and pisco sours, during a cooking demonstration. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel, in the heart of the historic centre. Your two-night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight. (B/D)

The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed site, including Korichancha and the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

Enrich: Visit a community supported by Scenic. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle.

Enrich: Candlelight, first class service and the magnificent glow of the precious metals displayed in the Gold Room of the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cuzco, are brought together to create a memorable experience. Enjoy a cosmopolitan and cutting-edge gastronomic presentation formed from the exquisite flavours, colours, textures and aromas of local ingredients from different parts of Peru. (B/D)

Say farewell to your Tour Director as your memorable journey comes to an end. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the journey will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Five Star Luxury
Five Star Luxury

With Scenic, perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey. Read more

Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice

Choose between a vast range of activities, sightseeing and dining experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see and do what you want to do, at a pace that suits you. Read more

Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich

Scenic's seasoned Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of exclusive experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey. Read more

The nth Degree
The nth Degree

Scenic go above and beyond, making your trip truly carefree. Everything is taken care of, including transfers and tipping. Read more

Luxury Hotels
Luxury Hotels

From intimate wilderness retreats to luxurious hotels across South America, you'll enjoy the very best accommodation wherever you stay. Read more

Scenic Cruising
Scenic Cruising

Every cruise offers guests the chance to experience remote areas of natural beauty not normally accessible to tourists. Enjoy all the creature comforts you expect from Scenic. Read more

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