Arrive Lima

Tour Begins: Belmond Miraflores Park. A transfer is included from Jorge Chavez International Airport to the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, an elegant urban retreat set in a garden on dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Your...


Explore colonial Lima

Begin your exploration of Lima in the city's Barranco ("cliff") district, known for its historic houses painted in bright colonial colors, and its iconic wooden Puente de los Suspiros ("Bridge of Sighs"). It's been the bohemian heart of the...


The Sacred Valley & Peruvian Pasos

Fly to Cusco, high in the Peruvian Andes, and drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas – a stunning landscape of verdant farmlands, villages, and ancient ruins amid cloud forests, terraced hills, and towering mountain ranges. At Casa Orihuela...


By rail & land to mysterious Machu Picchu

Set out for Machu Picchu this morning, stopping first at the town and archeaological site of Ollantaytambo, and its ruins of an Incan fortress containing a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, adobe houses, aqueducts, and the remains of a stone temple,...


Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, Awanacancha & Cusco

You have a choice this morning of a second Machu Picchu tour, an early-guided walk through the citadel, or sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then drive to Sacsayhuaman, a mountaintop Incan fortress overlooking...


Cusco discoveries or highlands adventures

Today you’ll have a choice of excursions – one to the highlands outside Cusco, visiting several villages and the Maras salt fields; or a tour of southern Cusco and the valley south of the city. The highlands adventure begins with a visit...


A day in Guayaquil, Ecuador

An early morning flight to Lima is followed by a flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador to begin your journey of exploration in the Galápagos Islands. Arrive at your luxury boutique hotel, nestled into a tropical oasis in the heart of Ecuador’s...


Fly to the Galápagos and cruise to Daphne Major

From Guayaquil, fly to Baltra Island, 600 miles off the Ecuadorian coast – the starting point of your 7-night Galápagos cruise aboard the expeditionary-style yacht, Silver Galapagos. After boarding the ship, an...


A day on Genovesa Island

Take a panga* to Genovesa (Tower Island), a horseshoe-shaped volcanic island whose submerged crater is actually Darwin Bay. Genovesa is also known as “Bird Island” for its extraordinary avian population; the bay is home to the...


Intriguing wildlife & lava on Santiago Island

Visit North Seymour Island, formed by the uplifts of undersea lava. The plateaus are home to thousands of iguanas, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, common noddies, and frigatebirds. This afternoon you'll head to Santiago Island for a wet...


Discover Rabida Island and Eden Island

Rabida Island boasts red cliffs, maroon beaches, and green Palo Santo trees, a breathtaking landscape against the turquoise sea. Hike for a look at the island’s rich population of Darwin finches, lava lizards, Galápagos mockingbirds, brown...


San Cristobal Island explorations

San Cristobal, created by the fusing of multiple volcanoes, is known for its giant tortoise habitat. This morning you’ll visit La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, a station where tortoises are bred and raised as part of a conservation program to...


Bahia Gardner and Punta Suarez on Española Island

Go ashore at Gardner Bay on Española, also known as Hood Island, where there are extensive nesting grounds for Waved Albatrosses and sea turtles, and a sea lion colony. Get a close up look at sea lions who love to bask and sleep on the glorious...


Santa Cruz... tortoises and more

Keep a lookout for dolphins and whales en route to Santa Cruz, a large dormant volcano. At Puerto Ayora you’ll visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center where Dome-shaped and Galápagos Saddle-backed tortoises are cared for and returned...


Return to Guayaquil

Your Galapagos Islands journey ends today as you disembark ship this morning at Itabaca on Baltra Island, then fly to Guayaquil where your room is waiting at the Hotel del Parque. The remainder of the afternoon is spent as you please; we invite you...


Journey home

Tour ends: Guayaquil. A transfer is included from the Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil to Guayaquil International Airport; please allow three hours for flight check-in.


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