CRUISETOUR

Discover The Galápagos and Peru (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Lima, Peru to Quito, Ecuador
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima—Cosmopolitan, Colonial, and Pre-Columbian Culture. Enjoy free time today before your Peruvian Andes and Galápagos adventure begins. Explore the fascinating Peruvian capital—where high-rises tower above ancient temples and colorful colonial architecture.

DAY 2
Lima, Peru

Peruvian Treasures, Presidential Palaces, and Pizarro's Conquests. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3
Lima, Peru
Air travel
Cusco, Peru
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

Alpacas, Llamas, and Ancient Andes Villages. Fly to the ancient Andean city of Cusco—former capital of the Inca Empire—on your way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
Ollantaytambo, Peru
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Stone Temples and Formidable Fortresses. Machu Picchu: Andean Heights and Hidden Secrets of the Incas' Lost City. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Ollantaytambo, Peru
Cusco, Peru

A Miraculous Sanctuary in a Tropical Mountain Forest. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by train and continue to Cusco. (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 6
Cusco, Peru

Conquistadors, Churches, and the Colorful Culture of Peru. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7
Cusco, Peru
Air travel
Quito, Ecuador

¡Bienvenido a Ecuador! South America's Most Biodiverse Country. Fly to Quito, capital of Ecuador and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, and begin the Ecuadorian portion of your vacation. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8
Quito, Ecuador
Otavalo, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Traditions Woven through Generations in the Andean Highlands. (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 9
Quito, Ecuador

A Gold Altar, Artistic Avenues, and Two Hemispheres at One Time. (Breakfast)

DAY 10
Quito, Ecuador
Air travel
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Protected Giant Tortoises and Highly Adaptable Birds. This morning, fly to the remote Galápagos island of San Cristóbal where you'll embark on a five-day cruise on the Treasure of Galápagos. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Espanola Island, Ecuador

Sky-High Ocean Spray and Diverse Life In and Out of the Water. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Isla Santa Maria, Ecuador

Pink Flamingos, Gliding Rays, and a Message in a Barrel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
Isla Santa Fé, Ecuador

A Prehistoric Volcano and Prickly Cactus Forest. Take time to enjoy the inviting waters off Barrington Bay to snorkel with sea lions and vibrantly colored fish, before cruising to Santa Cruz Island. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Santa Cruz Highlands, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Isla Santa Cruz Ferry Dock, Ecuador
Isla Baltra Ferry Dock, Ecuador
Baltra Island, Ecuador
Air travel
Quito, Ecuador

Guarding the Gentle Giants of the Highlands. Continue to the airport for your return flight to Quito. (Breakfast)

DAY 15
Quito, Ecuador

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Discover The Galápagos and Peru map

About the Ship

Avalon Suite Ship
Treasure of Galapagos

Chartered exclusively for Avalon guests, the Treasure of Galapagos features spacious suites with balconies and takes you around the archipelago to explore the natural wonders of the region.

What's Included

Included

  • Air-conditioned

  • Expert crew and multilingual Naturalist Expedition lectures on board

  • Indoor lounge & bar

  • Shaded outdoor lounge & bar Observation area

  • 24-hour complimentary water, tea, coffee

Not Included

  • For complete details please visit www.avalonwaterys.com

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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