With its atmospheric Inca ruins, unique cuisine and wild scenic beauty, a journey through Peru leaves a warm and lasting impression. Begin your adventure in capital city Lima with a guided sightseeing tour and a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, followed by a welcome dinner at an ornate mansion in the heart of the city. Fly to Cusco and explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, before crossing the lush Urubamba Valley by Vistadome train, and heading to the magnificent Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Continue on to Cusco, and then to Iquitos to embark on a cruise through one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon; or head to Quito in Ecuador and onwards, for an unforgettable cruise in the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy fine wine, elegant dining, and luxurious comfort on a thrilling cruise deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle, and the chance to visit local communities and spot pink dolphins.
Larco Herrera Museum
An outstanding collection of Peruvian treasures and art set in sedate gardens in Lima.
Meet the resident llamas and alpacas, and learn about the local traditions of textile weaving and dyeing.
Explore the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and the terraced mountain-village of Pisac.
Catch a glorious sunrise over this beautiful mountain-top plateau of 15th century Inca ruins.
Discover a vast, pristine and untamed rainforest of distinct biodiversity.
This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the “Center of the World.” You’ll also explore one of the oldest streets in Quito to visit with local artists and taste some Ecuadorian chocolate at a chocolate factory. Before taking to the sea, a highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts for the giant tortoises. Then, embark on an exciting 4-night cruise among various Galápagos Islands on the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos. Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, several species of Darwin’s finches, marine iguanas, flamingos, masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, storm petrels, short-eared owls, and other birds. Each day venture to a new island which is home to species found nowhere else in the world! During your cruise, you’ll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays. A remarkable cruise adventure!
Fantastic treasures await you on this 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! For travelers who want to see ancient ruins, learn about new cultures, and be awed at the amazing natural world, this cruise adventure is not to be missed!