Day 1: Cusco, Lima, Iquitos, Amazon Cruise
Your escorted tour culminates today, before you continue on the next leg of your adventure. Board an early flight via Lima to Iquitos, a city located on the banks of the Peruvian Amazon where you’ll transfer to your river ship. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to go fishing for piranhas as you explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, in the north of Peru. Each day activities will start off in skiff boats with a naturalist guide exploring the hidden corners of the river, birdwatching or taking you on trail walks. This evening, listen to the rhythmic sounds of the jungle as you settle in.
Accommodation: Three Nights, aboard Delfin II
Day 2: Amazon Cruise, Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Today, spend the morning and afternoon exploring by boat. You’ll discover the scenery of Clavero Lake from on board an aluminium skiff. There’s also an opportunity to head deep into the rainforest and discover the astounding diversity of flora and fauna native to this region.
Day 3: Amazon Cruise
Watch for wildlife in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, home to hundreds of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and fish species. After, cruise along El Dorado River and see grey and pink river dolphins. As you cruise, watch for scarlet macaws, Amazonian parrotlets, iguanas and squirrel monkeys.
Day 4: Amazon Cruise, Lima
Your cruise ends with a transfer to Iquitos. On the way, stop off for a visit to the Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals before boarding your flight to Lima.
Accommodation: Country Club Lima Hotel
Day 5: Lima, Guayaquil
After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport for an early flight to Guayaquil. On arrival we’ll meet and transfer you to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hilton Colon, Guayaquil
Day 6: Guayaquil, Galapagos Islands
This morning, fly to Baltra Island, in the heart of the Galapagos Islands National Park. Some 1,000 kilometres from South America, the Galapagos Islands are often referred to as a living museum that acts as a showcase of evolution. Take a short ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island before checking into Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel – your home for the next four nights. During your time here, you will explore the Galapagos Islands National Park aboard your hotel’s private yacht. Take advantage of the included kayaks and snorkelling equipment to explore the many hidden coves and beaches nearby. You’ll also enjoy getting up close to the region’s unique wildlife and stunning landscapes.
Accommodation: Four Nights, Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
Day 7: Galapagos Islands
Enjoy a full day exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard a private yacht with only 20 guests, complete with a delicious buffet lunch. Your yacht offers day trips to different sites within the National Park including wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, rugged South Plaza, and beautiful Santa Fe. Tonight relax at Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel after dinner.
Day 8: Galapagos Islands
Today explore the Galapagos highlands to see plant life exude from basalt rock as well as the giant tortoises wallowing on muddy banks or in small ponds. On your return to Puerto Ayora, visit one of the island’s lava tunnels. Perhaps visit Tortuga Bay, a stunning white-sand beach where turtles seasonally lay their eggs, or kayak along the shoreline encountering the playful seals that frequent these waters.
Day 9: Galapagos Islands
Enjoy another day exploring the unique Galapagos Islands by yacht. Get up close to the incredible creatures that call this region home, such as blue-footed boobies, iguanas, whales, sea turtles, penguins and crabs, to name just a few. Each island boasts its own unique landscape, ranging from barren black, volcanic rocks to white-sand beaches melting into gemstone-blue waters.
Day 10: Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil
Make your way to Baltra Island airport this morning for your return flight to Guayaquil.
Accommodation: Hilton Colon Guayaquil
Day 11: Depart Guayaquil
After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Touring with APT
It’s the extra little things APT think of that make your journey totally unforgettable. Whether it’s the inspirational destinations; eye opening experiences; or the fact that so much is included in the price, rest assured APT takes care of everything.
Learn from expert inside knowledge whilst you explore iconic sites – as well as discovering undiscovered gems at lesser known locations. Experience a new perspective on the world as the sights, sounds and flavours of unfamiliar cultures are vividly brought to life by their hand-picked local guides. And enjoy the unparalleled level of care and attention APT has refined over 90 years of family ownership.
APT offer a choice of Luxury or Essential river cruises and tours (Essential holidays are operated by APT Travelmarvel). There’s so much included from excursions, tipping, port charges and flights. Luxury even includes private home-to-airport transfers and a range of Signature Experiences, giving you once-in-a-lifetime moments. And because everyone is different, the Freedom of Choice concept allows you to tailor your sightseeing in select locations, your way, at no additional cost.
But it’s the attention to detail in their personal service that truly sets APT apart. Their guests think so too. They’ve given them a 5 star TrustPilot rating.
Delight in every detail. That’s the APT Difference.