Cuzco, Machu Picchu & the Andean Coast - cruise & land journey

16 Days
Panama City to Cuzco
From (USD)
$ 12,927
Dates & Pricing

2023 Panama City > Cuzco

Wonderland of South America

Explore one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet, landscapes of rainforest, lakes, tropical beaches, volcanoes, and regions bursting with exotic wildlife of every hue.
On this voyage, we will take you to explore some of the most fascinating archaeological sites, vibrant cultures, and brilliant cities along the South American coastline. From Peru, cruise north to witness huge populations of seabirds, Chan Chan ruins, rocky coastlines, deep blue waters, and coral reefs on your way to Panama. Ancient history is alive and well in Peru, palpable in all the awe-inspiring Inca relics of Machu Picchu and in the magnificent natural beauty of the Sacred Valley, Cuzco and the Andes mountains. Experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire in ultimate luxury.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OCX3
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Panama City
Return City:
Cuzco

Selected Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Fuerte Amador (Panama City), Panama

    Welcome to Panama where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Darién National Park

    Uncover World Heritage-listed Darién National Park one of the most important heritage sites in central America.  A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches and mangroves. A plethora of wildlife awaits as even endangered species of Night Monkey, Spotted Paca and Guatemalan Black Howler call these tropical forests home. Darien National Park remains one of the few examples of protected areas co-inhabited by humans in the world.

    Discovery

    Kayak or stand up paddleboard along the coast of the Darién Jungle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Utria National Park, Colombia

    Located off the coast of Colombia, this tiny World Heritage-listed atoll has been transformed from a former island prison to a wildlife sanctuary. Onshore you will discover monkeys, caimans, a myriad of bird species including the blue-footed booby, the magnificent frigate birds and the endemic blue anole, the world’s only pure blue lizard. The deep blue waters and coral reefs around the island host an abundance of marine life, from inquisitive dolphins and porpoises to the majestic sperm whales.

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Choose to experience a mangrove swamp on walkways that wind through this fragile ecosystem or visit Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to explore one of the white beaches of the Colombian Pacific coast at your leisure. 

    Discovery

    Kayak the calm waters of Utría and witness the great wealth of bird and other animal life in this rich habitat. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At Sea

    Enjoy a day of relaxation and rejuvenation on board your Discovery Yacht. Take a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure, or revitalise your body and mind with a yoga or Pilates class. Take your palate on a journey of discovery at the extensive range of dining venues or have your butler serve you in-suite.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Manta, Ecuador

    Located on Ecuador’s central Pacific coast, Manta offers beautiful seascapes, fascinating history and culture. Once a trading hub between the Incas and the Mayas, it is now famous for the export of Panama hats and tuna fishing.

    Freechoice

    Choose to experience a rainforest walk in the Pacoche rainforest, or visit a fisherman village and a famous Panama hat factory. Alternatively, learn how cacao beans are grown and cultivated and the chocolate making process during a plantation tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At Sea

    A day at sea. Today, take the time to indulge yourself in the ship’s many 6-star amenities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Salaverry, Peru

    Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, and picturesque Trujillo, and home to colonial mansions and magical ruins. Explore ancient cultures at the incredible ruins and archaeological treasures of the Mochicas and Chimu civilisations. UNESCO World Heritage Site Chan is the largest earthen city of pre-Columbian America, one of the finest examples of mud cities in the world. The 16th century Spanish conquerors bestowed the city with a colonial charm, bedecked with old churches and picturesque courtyards.

    Freechoice

    Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan.  

    Enrich

    Be amazed with the grace and elegance of the Peruvian Paso horse in a charming display of these beautiful and authentic animals. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Isla Guañape

    Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru, this chain of four islands is a wildlife refuge protected by Peru's National Reserve System of Guano Islands, Isles and Capes. Isla Guañape was once harvested for the rich fertilising properties of guano found here. You’ll get the chance to witness the abundant native wildlife including inquisitive southern sea lions,mischievous Humboldt penguins, Guanay cormorant and blue-footed boobies.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Callao (Lima) > Sacred Valley

    Your cruise ends this morning as disembark and fly to Cuzco. Travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley to your Special Stay hotel for three nights. Settle into your tastefully appointed room, with sweeping views and enjoy a range of included excursions each day, complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Peruvian specialities by Michelin Chef Virgilio Martínez, showcasing his unbridled passion for native Peruvian ingredients.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sacred Valley

    Your journey into one of the most spectacular regions of Peru begins today. The explorations at explora Sacred Valley are as varied as the surroundings. The area’s geography offers towering mountains and breathtaking landscapes that are yours to discover via invigorating treks, charming village walks and hikes through age-old Incan ruins. Your memories of exploring the Sacred Valley are sure to stay with for a lifetime. 

    Freechoice

    Over the next two days, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Sacred Valley

    Continue to explore the Sacred Valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    Travel through picturesque fields on The Belmond Hiram Bingham, an enchanting luxury train journey unlike any you’ve ever been on. Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on journey through the Andes. And be amazed as your expert local guide share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, relax at your charming lodge, your Special Stay located at the entrance of Machu Picchu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Enjoy free time exploring Machu Picchu or relaxing in your lodge. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco on The Belmond Hiram Bingham train and your luxurious hotel, once a former convent built on Inca walls. Your three night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - Cuzco

    Say farewell to Peru as you transfer to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability