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From The Inca Empire To The Peruvian Amazon With The Nazca Lines & Galápagos Cruise on Delfin III

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Experience the fascinating Nazca Lines, archaeological treasures, and gastronomic delights of Peru, with the untamed rainforest of the Amazon, on this thrilling river cruise adventure that offers a little something for everyone!

Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting astonishing Machu Picchu, built around 1450, and sitting majestically above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the entire world! Next, you’ll embark on a journey to one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions where biodiversity is at its greatest-the mighty Amazon. Board one of the world’s most luxurious small ships, the Delfin III, and enjoy fine wine, famous Peruvian cuisine, and all-inclusive comfort while venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife. Take naturalist-guided panga rides through the river tributaries, swim with pink dolphins, and visit native communities-all while returning to your plush five-star yacht.

Your unforgettable trip to Peru is not complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the earth.

Before this cruise adventure is complete, you’ll get a chance to explore the beautiful Galápagos Islands onboard the 16-passenger Treasure of Galápagos! Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, marine iguanas, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, short-eared owls, and other birds. You’ll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays. A perfect ending to this trip of a lifetime!

Included Features:

Day 1 Arrive Lima, Peru: Welcome to Lima

Day 2 Lima–Paracas: Flight over the Nazca Lines with guaranteed window seat

Day 3 Paracas–Lima: Cruise to the Ballestas Islands; Return to Lima

Day 4 Lima: Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery and Larco Herrera Museum; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado

Day 5 Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley: Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko, visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market

Day 6 Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu: Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu

Day 7 Machu Picchu–Cusco: Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco

Day 8 Cusco: Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the Cathedral

Day 9 Cusco–Lima–Iquitos–Nauta (Embarkation)–Cruising Peruvian Amazon: Fly to Iquitos via Lima; board the Delfin III; onboard welcome reception; wildlife viewing excursions during the afternoon and evening

Day 10 Cruising Peruvian Amazon: Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning and afternoon; cooking demonstration and Pisco Sour-making lesson

Day 11 Cruising Peruvian Amazon: Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning, afternoon, and evening; visit Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; endemic fruit presentation; kayaking; piranha fishing; special farewell dinner

Day 12 Cruising Peruvian Amazon–Nauta (Disembarkation)–Iquitos–Lima: Disembark the Delfin III; visit the Manatee Rescue Center; fly to Lima

Day 13 Lima–Quito: Welcome to Quito

Day 14 Quito: Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinner

Day 15 Quito–Baltra–Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)–Santa Cruz Island: Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island

Day 16 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Santiago & Bartolomé Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 17 Galápagos Islands Cruising: North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 18 Galápagos Islands Cruising: South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 19 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation)–San Cristobal Island–Quito: Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to Quito

Day 20 Quito: Your vacation ends this morning

About Delfin III
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
Feb 03, 2023 through
Feb 22, 2023
Jan 30, 2023 7:00 PM
19 Nights from
$11,368.00 (USD)
Per Person
Please Call, Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Feb 17, 2023 through
Mar 08, 2023
Feb 13, 2023 7:00 PM
19 Nights from
$11,368.00 (USD)
Per Person
Please Call, Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7333410
Mar 03, 2023 through
Mar 22, 2023
Feb 27, 2023 7:00 PM
19 Nights from
$11,368.00 (USD)
Per Person
Please Call, Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7333417
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Lima, Peru
2 Lima – Pisco – Paracas & Nazca Lines
3 Paracas – Ballestas Island Cruise – Lima
4 Lima
5 Sacred Valley
6 Sacred Valley
7 Machu Picchu
8 Cusco
9 Cusco – Lima – Iquitos – Nauta – Peruvian Amazon River (Embarkation)</Br>
10 Peruvian Amazon
11 Peruvian Amazon
12 Iquitos (Disembarkation)
13 Lima – Quito
14 Quito
15 Baltra – Galápagos Islands (Embarkation) – Santa Cruz Island
16 Santiago Island
17 North Seymour Island
18 South Plaza Island
19 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation) – San Cristobal – Quito
20 Quito
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.