Discover The Galápagos & Peru With The Amazon 2020
Rivers:
Amazon River Cruises, Danube River Cruises
Countries:
Ecuador, Peru
Embark:
Disembark:
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 fantatic 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise onboard the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Arrive Lima, Peru: welcome to Lima

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

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

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

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

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

Day 7 Cusco–Quito, Ecuador: fly to Quito via Lima

Day 8 Quito: excursion to Otavalo’s Indian market and Peguche; Hacienda lunch

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

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

Day 11 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Española Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling

Day 12 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Floreana Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling

Day 13 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Santa Fé & Santa Cruz Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 14 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation)–Santa Cruz Island–Quito: disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit EL Chato Tortoise Reserve; fly to Quito

Day 15 Quito: full day at leisure

Day16 Quito–Coca–Amazon: fly to Coca; travel by boat and dugout canoe to your Amazon lodge

Day 17 Amazon: visit a parrot clay lick; guided walk through the jungle; night walk or canoe ride

Day 18 Amazon: cruise on the Napo through the flooded forest; visit a local community, school, and village; piranha fishing

Day 19 Amazon–Coca–Quito: return to Coca; fly to Quito

Day 20 Quito: your vacation ends this morning



  • 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.
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