Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru. On arrival at the airport you will be met by a Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your luxurious hotel.
Two Night Special Stay: Lima
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity. Choose from: (1) a walking tour of the historic centre; or (2) tour Pachacamac Ruins; or (3) Huaca Huallamarca ruins and the Museo Larco; or (4) pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a private tour briefing and supper.
Take a flight (flight not included) to charming Havana, the capital of Cuba! Havana is a fascinating city with architecture influenced by its communist and Spanish colonial past. Transfer to your hotel located in the centre of the historic old city.
Four Night Stay: Havana
The centre of this vibrant city is a World Heritage-listed site and your Included tour today will take you from modern to old Havana. Included visit to Revolution Square to see the enormous profile of Che Guevara and the viewpoint from Castle Morro over the city. SCENIC ENRICH: Visit the Museum of the Revolution to discover the importance of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro to the Cubans. After an Included lunch, take a walking tour of the historic centre, along the quaint cobblestoned streets and marvel at the architecture and charm of a city relatively untouched by commercialism. SCENIC ENRICH: There is no better way to see Havana than to step on board a 1950s vintage car and cruise the streets like a local.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity choose from: (1) follow in the footsteps of Hemingway; or (2) visit Las Terrazas and tour the coffee fields; or (3) drive to Viñales and visit a tobacco farm and cigar factory.
Enjoy a full day to explore this charming quirky city at your own pace. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight’s dinner is in a local restaurant where you will dine on Cuban specialities and be entertained by the resident musicians.
Take an Included flight to Panama City. A thriving city for banking and industry, Panama City offers a contrast of shimmering glass and steel buildings against the Casco Antiguo centre of historic buildings and cobbled stoned streets. Your Included tour visits the Panama Canal Museum for a fascinating insight into the canal’s construction. Walk onto the observation platform and be amazed as you watch the Miraflores Locks in operation. Transfer to your luxurious hotel located on Panama Bay.
Three Night Stay: Panama City
SCENIC ENRICH: Today is an unforgettable experience as you transit the Panama Canal. Board your yacht at the Galliard Cut and cruise under the Centennial Bridge to enter the Pedro Miguel Locks, the narrowest part of the canal traverse. Once inside, the yacht will drop nine metres in one step and then traverse Miraflores Lake, an artificial lake connecting the two sections of the lock. Enter Miraflores Locks where the yacht is lowered 18 metres in a series of two locks, before entering the Pacific Ocean. Your cruise ends as you sail under the Bridge of the America’s into Panama Bay.
Included tour of the Casco Antiguo, founded in 1673 and walk through the heart of this beautiful historic centre. Afternoon is at leisure to experience all of the hotel’s magnificent facilities.
Take an Included flight to Guayaquil, the main port for the country of Ecuador.
Two night stay: Guayaquil
A highlight of your city tour is an Included visit to Seminario Park where the friendly land iguanas are easily accessible lying on the ground or in the trees. Enjoy the chance to photograph these unusual creatures with the backdrop of the surrounding city.
Take an Included flight to the Galápagos Islands and meet your crew as you board your luxurious all-suite cruise ship, the mv Galapagos Explorer II. Enjoy lunch and a cruise briefing by your Cruise Director before settling into your suite cabin. You are embarking on adventure to see a rich variety of landscapes and remarkably fearless wildlife and birdlife, still relatively untouched by man. The sailing schedule is flexible in order to take advantage of the different conditions and to maximise your offshore excursions. Each evening join your expert guides to discuss the next day’s Included activities.
Three Night Cruise: mv Galapagos Explorer II – Classic Marco Polo Suite
Each day you will visit two different areas, which will involve walking in a small group led by your expert naturalist guide. Depending on the season you will have the chance to observe different species of herons, magnificent frigate birds and the unique blue-footed boobies. A highlight of every visit is the chance to see marine iguanas, the famous giant tortoises, the Galápagos Sea Lions and the unusual land iguanas. Between excursions there is time to relax and enjoy the facilities of the ship including the hot tub and the Naturalist room stocked with informative maps and books. Delicious meals are served in the elegant restaurant where you can relax and share stories of your wildlife encounters with your fellow travellers and your Tour Director.
Cruising the Galápagos Islands
After a last morning excursion you will say a fond farewell to your crew and take an Included flight to Guayaquil.
Overnight Stay: Guayaquil
Early morning Included flight to Cuzco traveling via Lima. Transfer to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
Three Night Special Stay: Sacred Valley
This morning your expert local guide will take you on an Included walking tour of the quaint town of Ollantaytambo. SCENIC ENRICH: Visit the community and school supported by Scenic Tours and meet the students and their teachers.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity choose from: (1) at Chinchero visit with a local family; or (2) at Pisac tour the Inca ruins; or (3) visit Moray ruins and the Inca salt pans; or (4) visit a local Peruvian Paso horse ranch. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight share stories of your day with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a private supper.
Take an Included rail journey to Machu Picchu for your Included full day visit to this ancient site where your expert local guides will share the mysteries of the ‘lost city of the Incas’.
Overnight Special Stay: Machu Picchu
Morning at leisure. SCENIC ENRICH: This afternoon marvel at the spectacular views from the glass-dome carriages of the snow-capped peaks of the Andes on board the Vistadome train. Continue to Cuzco by coach to reach your luxurious hotel in the heart of the old city centre.
Three Night Special Stay: Cuzco
Included walking tour of the charming city of Cuzco and the ruins of Sacsayhuamán. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE DINNER choose from: (1) Limo Restaurant; or (2) El Tupay Restaurant; or (3) MAP Café.
Day at leisure to explore this picturesque city.
Morning at leisure then take an Included flight to Lake Titicaca. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the magnificent views.
Overnight Stay: Titicaca
Included excursion to visit the unique floating islands and the communities of the Uros. Take an Included flight to Lima and transfer to your luxurious hotel.
Overnight Special Stay: Lima
Late morning Included flight direct to Iguazú Falls. On arrival, transfer to your luxurious hotel, the only hotel located within the boundaries of the Brazilian Falls National Park.
Three Night Special Stay: Iguazú Falls
This morning cross the border for your Included tour of the Argentinean side of the falls where you board the ecological train and ride to the ‘Devil’s Throat’ viewpoint. Tonight enjoy an Included delicious gourmet barbeque buffet dinner at the Ipê Grill.
Take an Included tour of the majestic Brazilian side of the falls where you will be awed by the world’s largest volume waterfalls. SCENIC ENRICH: Travel onto the water for an exciting adventure you won’t forget as you come close to the base of the ‘Three Musketeers’ and feel the spray of water on your face. Relax and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Take an Included flight to the vibrant and colourful city of Rio de Janeiro where your hotel has a fabulous location on Copacabana Beach. On arrival take an Included ride on the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE DINNER choose from: (1) a typical Brazilian Churrascaria (steakhouse); or (2) a live samba music venue and traditional tapas dinner.
Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro
On your Included tour ride the cogwheel railway to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see the ‘Christ’ Statue. SCENIC ENRICH: Visit the Sambodromo, the home of the famous Carnival Parade and try on some of the colourful costumes.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE day choose from: (1) tour of Petrópolis; or (2) a walking tour of Downtown Rio; or (3) a jeep ride through the Tijuca Forest; or (4) tour the favelas (shanty towns); or (5) cruise Guanabara Bay.
Take an Included flight to Buenos Aires, where your luxurious hotel is situated in the elegant Recoleta area. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE DINNER choose from: (1) Happenings Steakhouse; or (2) dinner and lively tango show; or (3) Le Sud Restaurant.
Three Night Special Stay: Buenos Aires
This morning your Included tour will show you all the highlights of this beautiful city famed as the ‘Paris of the Americas’ continue to the colourful districts of La Boca and San Telmo.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity choose from: (1) see the Argentine horsemanship; or (2) cruise the Tigre River to admire the old residences and enjoy lunch; or (3) private tour of the famous Teatro Colón; or (4) visit the El Zanjón underground tunnels. SCENIC ENRICH: This evening enjoy a private supper with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Your tour ends after breakfast and you will be transferred* to the airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not included).
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.