Highlights of Peru with Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

29 Days
Lima to Buenos Aires
From (USD)
$ 27,602
Dates & Pricing

2020 Lima > Buenos Aires

There isn’t a country in South America more complex and fascinating than Peru. From ancient Incan civilisations and the legacy of the conquistadors to the impressive valleys and peaks of the Andes, you’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time in this intriguing country. Little islands with big tales to tell. The South Georgia Islands are teeming with wildlife and exploration history, while the intriguing Falkland Islands are unique, as is the great white wonder of Antarctica.
Delve into Peru’s Sacred Valley and discover the culture, arts and cuisine of the many remarkable communities that make the valley their home. Archaeology buffs will be in their element, with plenty of ruins to explore including the World Heritage-listed Incan site of Machu Picchu before the delights of the charming city of Cuzco are revealed. There’s an abundance of included activities from community visits, local market explorations and fascinating museums to exploring ancient sites. This itinerary is at the perfect pace to relax and explore this destination before or after cruising in all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse. Summer comes to Antarctica and South Georgia like a revelation. Arrive as the breeding cycle reaches its peak. Chicks become juveniles and seal pups thrill with mock charges. In March, there are staggering numbers of whales, seals, birds and penguins on display as they prepare for the cooler months.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSL2
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Buenos Aires

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lima, Peru

    Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru, where you start your journey into wonder with a two night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Lima

    Discover the highlights and the hidden gems of Lima, on this cosmopolitan adventure. The marvellous and well-restored colonial architecture is only the beginning.  Your expert local guide will show you the must-sees and hidden gems of this former capital of the Spanish conquistadors. Beyond baroque balconies lie secret treasures from the age-old library and bone patchworks of the city’s famous monastery.

    Enrich

    Discover one of the world’s most exquisite private art collections comprised by masterpieces of vice-regal art guided by the owners themselves. The Barbosa-Stern Collection has a remarkable number of paintings, sculptures, silverware and art objects from the mid-16th century that are not open to the general public, though permanently available to researchers and art historians for academic purposes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lima > Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley for your three night stay. Your relaxing stay in the Sacred Valley allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire.

    Sundowners

    Witness a private music performance complemented with a light tapas style dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sacred Valley

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

    Tour the impressive ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see the ruins of Moray and the Incan salt

    This evening 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Learn how to make two of the country’s signature offerings: ceviche and pisco sours, during a cooking demonstration. After a day at leisure, marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your luxurious rail journey through the Andes on board the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel, in the heart of the historic centre. Your three night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Cuzco

    The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. On your walking tour, 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.

    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight sample elegant à la carte dining at the Inti Raymi restaurant, or dine on a menu showcasing delicious fusion cuisine in the Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Cuzco

    Freechoice

    Take in San Pedro food markets and a cooking class, or enjoy a walking tour of San Blas.

    Enrich

    Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening. Candlelight, live music, first class service and the magnificent glow of the precious metals displayed in the Gold Room of the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cusco, 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Cuzco > Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    Make yourself at home on board Scenic Eclipse, where luxury is almost limitless.  As you sail south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. They will present lectures on the history and geology of the Falkland Islands and the Southern Ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Falkland Islands

    Remote and sparsely populated, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife lovers paradise. You will visit a number of the outer islands, where large colonies of penguins and albatross thrive.  Fur seals and elephant seals roam sandy beaches; while the surrounding waters are home to whales and dolphins. Visit the very British capital, Stanley and its small but thriving community.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields Tour visit the key sites of the conflict.

    Discovery

    Partake in a Scenic Discovery excursion at Gypsy Cove, walk the wildlife trail and see the Magellanic penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Falkland Islands

    Continue to explore the Falkland Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Sailing towards South Georgia gives you time to slow to the rhythm of the sea. There will be plenty of time to simply relax and be entranced by the many seabirds you’ll encounter on your way. You may decide to join the avid whale watchers hoping to get a glimpse of one of these leviathans, or simply contemplate the vastness of the sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - South Georgia

    South Georgia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The island is a tiny speck in the vastness of the South Atlantic Ocean, one of the most remote parts of our planet. A 3,000-metre mountain range forms the spine of the long, narrow island. Between the mountains, shattered glaciers carve their way through tussock grass to the deeply indented coastline. Despite being such a small outpost in the vastness of the south
    Atlantic, the sea around South Georgia is one of the most lively areas on earth. The abundant marine life supports millions of seals, whales, penguins and seabirds. Shackleton and five of his crew sailed from Elephant Island in the James Caird for 16 days and 1,300 kilometres and finally found safety in the tiny entrance of Cave Cove. This epic story of survival began with the sinking of his ship, the Endurance, in the Weddell Sea, six months earlier. As you explore South Georgia, you will have the opportunity to reflect on Shackleton’s epic journey.

    Discovery

    Equipped with a fleet of custom built Zodiacs and kayaks, your discovery excursions will take you to the places of your wildest dreams.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - At sea

    Time spent at sea is yours to do with as you please. Our world-class amenities are certain to keep you busy, from the on board theatre and Senses Spa, to wonderful dining experiences. Spot icebergs and marine life from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Antarctic Peninsula

    The Antarctic Peninsula contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and wildlife. A network of channels surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in snow and enormous glaciers abound. There is no place on the planet like Antarctica.

    Discovery

    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 and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - At sea

    As you head north to Ushuaia, you have time to reflect on your experience of a lifetime, knowledge garnered from your Discovery Team and the unsurpassed luxury of Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Ushuaia, Argentina > 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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