Antarctica with Galápagos, Amazon cruising & Peru

Over 29 days, cruise the spectacular Galapagos Islands and Amazon River, visit Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and cruise the Antarctic Peninsula.

29 Days
Guayaquil to Buenos Aires
From (USD)
$ 28,295
Dates & Pricing

2019 Guayaquil > Buenos Aires

Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSE1
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Guayaquil
Return City:
Buenos Aires

Selected Itinerary

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Guayaquil

    A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with a two night stay in Guayaquil. Relax before your adventure begins.

  2. Day 2 - Guayaquil

    This morning discover the city’s secrets on your tour. The afternoon is at leisure for you to relax.

    Sundowners

    Join your Tour Director for a delicious welcome dinner this evening and toast the start of a remarkable journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Galápagos Islands

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

    Continue exploring Galápagos.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands

    Continue exploring Galápagos.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Galápagos Islands > Lima

    Farewell the crew and take away memories of an amazing experience as you disembark and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Lima > Amazon

    Fly to Iquitos and settle into your over-sized suite on board Delfin II, your luxurious floating Special Stay for the next three nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Amazon Cruise

    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 whilst 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 the knowledgeable naturalist guides.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Amazon Cruise

    Continue exploring the Amazon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Amazon > Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley to 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 and acclimatise easily. This evening delight in a Farm to Table dining experience. Harvest, prepare and cook with the close guidance of your chef, then enjoy your gourmet delights in the grounds of the hotel with the backdrop of the surrounding peaks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Sacred Valley

    Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. At Hacienda Huayoccari sample a delicious lunch and see the Chinchero village weavers demonstrate their centuries old hand-woven techniques.

    Enrich

    An unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you feast on five different meats cooked five different ways over an open flame paired with ingredients grown in the hotel’s organic garden.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

    Tour the ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets; or see Moray ruins and the Incan salt pans. Alternatively, at Chinchero meet a local family and explore this picturesque village.

    Sundowners

    Tonight share stories of your excursion with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a tapas style dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    Walk to the train station for your rail journey to Machu Picchu. Be amazed as your expert local guide shares the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax in your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Explore the village of Machu Picchu at your leisure. Marvel at the spectacular views on your rail journey through the incredible Andes. Continue to Cuzco for a two night Special Stay in the heart of the historic centre.

    Freechoice Dining

    Dine at the MAP Café restaurant or try Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Cuzco

    On your walking tour of this former capital of the Incan Empire, you will uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site. Your final stop will be the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

    Enrich

    Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils.

    Join your Tour Director this evening for a Farewell to Peru dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Cuzco > Buenos Aires

    Fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Bid farewell to Buenos Aires as you fly to Ushuaia to board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.

    Discovery

    You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.

    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs and there may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - At sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Please book your flight to depart after 8pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes:
  • 11 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Sundowners events
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Fully escorted journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability