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CRUISETOUR

From The Inca Empire to The Peruvian Amazon With The Nazca Lines and Galápagos Cruise (20 Days)

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

Arrive in Lima where you will be met by your local guide.

DAY 2
Lima, Peru
Paracas, Peru
Paracas, Peru
Islas Ballestas, Peru
Paracas, Peru
Pisco, Peru
Air travel
Nazca Lines, Peru
Air travel
Pisco, Peru

Drive south along the scenic Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas, then cruise to the Ballestas Islands—home to a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds. See the huge Candelabro, a candelabra-shaped etching on the Paracas cliffside. Continue to Pisco, the wine capital of Peru, and take a guided two-hour flight over the Nazca Lines—a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil—some up to 1,000 feet long—believed by some to be the astronomical calendar of the ancient Peruvians. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3
Paracas, Peru
Lima, Peru

After some free time in Paracas, return to Lima where you will have free time to explore the fascinating Peruvian capital — where high rises tower above ancient temples and colorful colonial architecture. (Breakfast)

DAY 4
Lima, Peru
Air travel
Cusco, Peru
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

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

DAY 5
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

Alpacas, Llamas, and Ancient Rituals of the Andes. This evening, enjoy dinner featuring Andean and Western dishes with wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
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 7
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Ollantaytambo, Peru
Cusco, Peru

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

DAY 8
Cusco, Peru

Conquistadors, Churches, and the Colorful Culture of Peru. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore Cusco's colorful culture. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9
Cusco, Peru
Air travel
Iquitos, Peru
Nauta, Peru

Turn-of-the-Century Barons and the House that Eiffel Built. Nauta—peruvian Amazon River (Embarkation): Travel to Nauta and embark the luxurious vessel, the Delfin III, to cruise the Peruvian Amazon in comfort and convenience. Settle into your spacious suite before meeting your onboard naturalist and cruise director. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Peruvian Amazon, Peru, Peru

Spider Monkeys, Pink Dolphins, and Peru's Favorite Cocktail. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Peruvian Amazon, Peru, Peru

Exotic Birds, Night Creatures, and Natural Remedies. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Nauta, Peru
Manatee Rescue Center, Peru
Iquitos, Peru
Air travel
Lima, Peru

A Manatee Introduction and an Amazon Farewell. (Breakfast)

DAY 13
Lima, Peru
Air travel
Quito, Ecuador

Fly from Lima to Quito. Take free time today to relax and prepare for your upcoming Galápagos adventure, or walk through the historic city to sample ceviche or helado (Latin-American ice cream). Dine out tonight or ask about the best clubs for music and dancing. (Breakfast)

DAY 14
Quito, Ecuador

A Gold Altar, Artistic Avenues, and Two Hemispheres in One Day. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with delicious regional cuisine. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 15
Quito, Ecuador
Air travel
Baltra Island, Ecuador
Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

The Theory of Evolution—and Giant Babies. This morning, take a flight to the Galápagos island of Baltra where you'll embark on your five-day cruise aboard the Treasure of Galápagos.

DAY 16
Santiago Island, Ecuador
Bartolome Island, Ecuador

Volcanos, Marine Life, and Lunar Landscapes. This afternoon, cruise to Bartolomé Island. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 17
Isla North Seymour, Ecuador
Isla Mosquera, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Masterful Marine Iguanas and Birds of a Different Color. This afternoon, cruise for the sandy beach of Mosquera Islet. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 18
South Plaza, Ecuador
Cerro Brujo, Ecuador

Tracing Darwin's Footsteps and Audubon's Muses. This afternoon, cruise to Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island. San Cristóbal Island: Blue Herons, Blue Lagoons, and a Sleeping Lion. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 19
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
Air travel
Quito, Ecuador

The Geological Genesis of a Magical Archipelago. This afternoon, you'll say farewell to the magical islands of Galápagos and fly to Quito. This evening, spend free time relaxing or enjoy one of Quito's many fine restaurants. (Breakfast)

DAY 20
Quito, Ecuador

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

From The Inca Empire to The Peruvian Amazon With The Nazca Lines and Galápagos Cruise map

About the Ship

Avalon Suite Ship
Delfin III

The 169-foot-long, Delfin III has been tailor made to suit its environment, while maintaining its integrity as a true luxury river cruise ship. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 44 cruise ship guests in 4 different styles of suites featuring floor to ceiling panoramic picture-windows.

What's Included

Included

  • English Speaking crew, staff, cruise director

  • Air-conditioned indoor lounge

  • Floor to Ceiling Panoramic Windows

  • Spa & Plunge Pool.

  • Comprehensive shore excursion program

  • Natural History Lectures

Not Included

  • For complete details please visit www.avalonwaterways.com

About Us

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