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Avalon Waterways 12 Night River Cruise From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon

Explore the Amazon in style on onboard the Delfin III, one of the newest luxury vessels cruising Peru’s Amazon. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the astonishing Machu Picchu, on this once in a lifetime 12 night river cruise.
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Avalon Waterways 12 Night River Cruise From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon

DEPARTURE DATE: October 27, 2023
Countries Visited: Peru
Departure Port:Lima, Peru

OVERVIEW

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 oers 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 Deln III, and enjoy ne 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 ve-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 gures, 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. Wonderful scenery, historical treasures, learning opportunities, and so much more—all are available on this thrilling river cruise vacation to Peru and the Amazon!

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 27, 2023from $8,374 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 12 night tour round trip from Lima ( including stays in Lima, Paracas, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and 3 night Amazon cruise )
  • 12 breakfast, 5 lunch, 8 dinner
  • Included sightseeing and excursions
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Fri Oct 27Lima, Peru
2Sat Oct 28Lima–Paracas
3Sun Oct 29Paracas–Lima
4Mon Oct 30Lima
5Tue Oct 31Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley
6Wed Nov 1Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu
7Thu Nov 2Machu Picchu–Cusco
8Fri Nov 3Cusco
9Sat Nov 4Cusco–Lima–Iquitos–Nauta (Embarkation)–Cruising Peruvian Amazon
10Sun Nov 5Cruising Peruvian Amazon
11Mon Nov 6Cruising Peruvian Amazon
12Tue Nov 7Cruising Peruvian Amazon–Nauta (Disembarkation)–Iquitos–Lima
13Wed Nov 8Lima, Peru

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:
Your vacation ends this morning

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The Delfin III is one of the newest luxury vessels cruising Peru’s Amazon. On board this 22 all-suite ship, the rainforest is never far away, yet 5-star comforts and conveniences abound on board. Explore one of the wildest and bio-diverse places on earth while enjoying luxury aboard this intimate yet spacious vessel. Spend time relaxing on the open-air sun deck, take a dip in the refreshing plunge pool, or take a cooking class in the indoor lounge. Taste a Pisco sour at the ship’s bar or pamper yourself with a spa treatment of Amazon elixirs. It truly is luxury at its finest. Experience famed Peruvian cuisine as well as conventional favorites prepared by an expert culinary staff using locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in exceptional menus featuring roasted meats, grilled fish, savory vegetables, sun-ripened tropical fruits, decadent desserts, and free-flowing wine during dinner. The Delfin III’s expert Naturalists guide you to explore the small Amazon tributaries, flooded forests, and jungle villages along the river, and introduce you to the locals who call the Amazon home. Enjoy cultural performances on board, as well as Naturalist presentations about the diverse ecosystem. Off the ship, you’ll visit the Lost City of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Lima.

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