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Best Of South America With Galápagos & Amazon Cruise

28 day adventure in South America.

Your Voyage rates include: All flights within South America, Sightseeing in 10 locations, Four-night Galápagos Islands cruise on board M/C Endemic, Three-night Amazon cruise on board Delfin III, All transfers, tipping and porterage Finest dining - a total of 55 meals.
29 April, 2020 to 26 May, 2020
Double $ 32495 NZD pp
27 May, 2020 to 23 June, 2020
Double $ 32495 NZD pp
24 June, 2020 to 21 July, 2020
Double $ 32495 NZD pp

Best Of South America With Galápagos & Amazon Cruise itinerary:

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DAY 1 Arrive Santiago
Arrive in Santiago, Chile’s capital. This afternoon, take the opportunity to explore this cosmopolitan city and its landmarks on a guided tour. Then gather together with your fellow travellers to enjoy a Welcome Reception.
DAY 2 Santiago
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Travel to the seaside city of Valparaíso for a tour of the Historic Quarter and a funicular ride, followed by lunch. Today, enjoy your Signature Experience.
DAY 3 Santiago, Buenos Aires
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Discover the passion of the national dance with a private tango lesson, then indulge in a delicious selection of tapas. Fly to Buenos Aires, where you’ll stay in the fashionable Recoleta district.
DAY 4 Buenos Aires
Take a tour of Buenos Aires and explore the barrio of La Boca. Continue past the parks and tree-lined streets of Palermo and see La Recoleta Cemetery.
DAY 5 Buenos Aires
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Perhaps travel to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. You may like to explore the Parisian influence on the city during a walking tour. Alternatively, head to Teatro Colón, one of the finest opera houses in the world. FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining Enjoy a visit to a parrillas (Argentine steakhouse) or enjoy dinner and tango show. Today in Buenos Aires, enjoy a choice of sightseeing and dining options.
DAY 6 Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls
Fly to Iguazú Falls. Spend time in World Heritage-listed Iguazú National Park and ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points leading to Devils Throat.
DAY 7 Iguazú Falls
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Step aboard a jet boat ride safari and take in the breathtaking spectacle from beneath the thundering cascades. Alternatively, take an awe-inspiring helicopter ride over the falls. At Iguazú Falls, enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions.
DAY 8 Rio De Janeiro
Today, visit Parque das Aves Bird Park, just outside the national park where you will have the chance to see exotic birds such as the toucan. Fly to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, lapped by a deep blue ocean and flanked by mountains and lush rainforest.
DAY 9 Rio De Janeiro
Today, make your way to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over the picturesque bay and beaches. This evening, dine on a sumptuous Brazilian BBQ.
DAY 10 Rio De Janeiro
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Take a colonial walking tour of the city or perhaps board a schooner boat for a cruise on Guanabara Bay. Enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing options today.
DAY 11 Rio De Janeiro, Lima
From Rio de Janeiro, board your included flight to the Peruvian capital, Lima.
DAY 12 Lima
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE A visit to a private hacienda showcases regional traditions. Arrive to the upbeat rhythms of live music and dance, before enjoying a delicious lunch and watching a Peruvian Paso horse show. Explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima on a guided tour.
DAY 13 Lima, Sacred Valley
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE During a weaving demonstration, learn how these colourful materials of South America are created. Board your included flight to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chinchero, a small Andean village in the Sacred Valley.
DAY 14 Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE See the glistening salt pools spill over the terraced slopes at the Maras salt mine. Travel to the Moray terraces and enjoy lunch overlooking the Andean mountains.
DAY 15 Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Enjoy lunch on board the Inca Rail train in first class and travel through lush forest to Machu Picchu. Travel to Machu Picchu and explore the area on a guided tour.
DAY 16 Machu Picchu, Cusco
Board your train for the return trip to the Sacred Valley, before transferring to Cusco.
DAY 17 Cusco
A walking tour of Cusco will take you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. For lunch, you may choose from Barrio Ceviche or enjoy a fine dining experience at MAP Café.
DAY 18 Cusco, Guayaquil
Fly via Lima to Guayaquil, gateway city to the Galápagos Islands.
DAY 19 Galápagos Islands, Embark M/C Endemic, Galápagos Cruise
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Embark M/C Endemic, a luxury catamaran, to explore the incredible Galápagos Islands. Fly to Baltra Island, then board the M/C Endemic, bound for Santa Cruz island, where you will see the local wildlife, including land iguanas.
DAY 20 Galápagos Cruise
Today, our Zodiac takes us near Kicker Rock, which is close to San Cristóbal Island and home to many seabirds. Head to Lobos Island and take the opportunity to snorkel or kayak among the island’s playful sea lions.
DAY 21 Galápagos Cruise
Cruise to Española Island, its tranquil bay providing a beautiful backdrop. Here, you may meet the resident sea lions and marine iguanas and snorkel with colourful parrot fish. This afternoon, encounter the local birdlife, including blue-footed boobies.
DAY 22 Galápagos Cruise
On Santa Fé island, a trail leads to the tallest Opuntia cactus in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, visit a tortoise breeding station.
DAY 23 Galápagos Islands, Guayaquil
You will make your way to Baltra Island airport this morning for your return flight to Guayaquil. This evening, dinner is included.
DAY 24 Lima
This morning, board your return flight to Lima, in preparation for your Amazon cruise.
DAY 25 Amazon Cruise
Fly to Iquitos, located on the Amazon and transfer to your river ship. Here, you will have the opportunity to go fishing for piranhas as you explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Each day activities will start off in the skiff boats, exploring the hidden corners of the river with your naturalist guide, birdwatching or heading out on trail walks. This evening, listen to the rhythmic sounds of the jungle as you settle in.
DAY 26 Amazon Cruise, Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Today spend the morning and afternoon exploring by boat. Discover the scenery of Clavero Lake, then take the opportunity to head deep into the rainforest to discover the astounding diversity of flora and fauna native to the region.
DAY 27 Amazon Cruise
Watch for wildlife in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, home to hundreds of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, and fish species. Cruise El Dorado River and see grey and pink river dolphins. As you cruise, watch for Scarlet Macaws, Amazonian Parrotlets, iguanas and squirrel monkeys.
DAY 28 Amazon Cruise, Lima
Disembark your cruise and transfer to Iquitos. On the way, visit the Manatee Animal Rescue Centre. Fly to Lima for your onward flight home.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Best Of South America With Galápagos & Amazon Cruise reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
Itineraries are subject to change.
DAY 28 Amazon Cruise, Lima *
Disembark your cruise and transfer to Iquitos. On the way, visit the Manatee Animal Rescue Centre. Fly to Lima for your onward flight home.
DAY 27 Amazon Cruise *
Watch for wildlife in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, home to hundreds of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, and fish species. Cruise El Dorado River and see grey and pink river dolphins. As you cruise, watch for Scarlet Macaws, Amazonian Parrotlets, iguanas and squirrel monkeys.
DAY 26 Amazon Cruise, Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve *
Today spend the morning and afternoon exploring by boat. Discover the scenery of Clavero Lake, then take the opportunity to head deep into the rainforest to discover the astounding diversity of flora and fauna native to the region.
DAY 25 Amazon Cruise *
Fly to Iquitos, located on the Amazon and transfer to your river ship. Here, you will have the opportunity to go fishing for piranhas as you explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Each day activities will start off in the skiff boats, exploring the hidden corners of the river with your naturalist guide, birdwatching or heading out on trail walks. This evening, listen to the rhythmic sounds of the jungle as you settle in.
DAY 24 Lima *
This morning, board your return flight to Lima, in preparation for your Amazon cruise.
DAY 23 Galápagos Islands, Guayaquil *
You will make your way to Baltra Island airport this morning for your return flight to Guayaquil. This evening, dinner is included.
DAY 22 Galápagos Cruise *
On Santa Fé island, a trail leads to the tallest Opuntia cactus in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, visit a tortoise breeding station.
DAY 21 Galápagos Cruise *
Cruise to Española Island, its tranquil bay providing a beautiful backdrop. Here, you may meet the resident sea lions and marine iguanas and snorkel with colourful parrot fish. This afternoon, encounter the local birdlife, including blue-footed boobies.
DAY 20 Galápagos Cruise *
Today, our Zodiac takes us near Kicker Rock, which is close to San Cristóbal Island and home to many seabirds. Head to Lobos Island and take the opportunity to snorkel or kayak among the island’s playful sea lions.
DAY 19 Galápagos Islands, Embark M/C Endemic, Galápagos Cruise *
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Embark M/C Endemic, a luxury catamaran, to explore the incredible Galápagos Islands. Fly to Baltra Island, then board the M/C Endemic, bound for Santa Cruz island, where you will see the local wildlife, including land iguanas.
DAY 18 Cusco, Guayaquil *
Fly via Lima to Guayaquil, gateway city to the Galápagos Islands.
DAY 17 Cusco *
A walking tour of Cusco will take you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. For lunch, you may choose from Barrio Ceviche or enjoy a fine dining experience at MAP Café.
DAY 16 Machu Picchu, Cusco *
Board your train for the return trip to the Sacred Valley, before transferring to Cusco.
DAY 15 Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu *
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Enjoy lunch on board the Inca Rail train in first class and travel through lush forest to Machu Picchu. Travel to Machu Picchu and explore the area on a guided tour.
DAY 14 Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray *
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE See the glistening salt pools spill over the terraced slopes at the Maras salt mine. Travel to the Moray terraces and enjoy lunch overlooking the Andean mountains.
DAY 13 Lima, Sacred Valley *
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE During a weaving demonstration, learn how these colourful materials of South America are created. Board your included flight to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chinchero, a small Andean village in the Sacred Valley.
DAY 12 Lima *
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE A visit to a private hacienda showcases regional traditions. Arrive to the upbeat rhythms of live music and dance, before enjoying a delicious lunch and watching a Peruvian Paso horse show. Explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima on a guided tour.
DAY 11 Rio De Janeiro, Lima *
From Rio de Janeiro, board your included flight to the Peruvian capital, Lima.
DAY 10 Rio De Janeiro *
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Take a colonial walking tour of the city or perhaps board a schooner boat for a cruise on Guanabara Bay. Enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing options today.
DAY 9 Rio De Janeiro *
Today, make your way to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over the picturesque bay and beaches. This evening, dine on a sumptuous Brazilian BBQ.
DAY 8 Rio De Janeiro *
Today, visit Parque das Aves Bird Park, just outside the national park where you will have the chance to see exotic birds such as the toucan. Fly to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, lapped by a deep blue ocean and flanked by mountains and lush rainforest.
DAY 7 Iguazú Falls *
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Step aboard a jet boat ride safari and take in the breathtaking spectacle from beneath the thundering cascades. Alternatively, take an awe-inspiring helicopter ride over the falls. At Iguazú Falls, enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions.
DAY 6 Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls *
Fly to Iguazú Falls. Spend time in World Heritage-listed Iguazú National Park and ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points leading to Devils Throat.
DAY 5 Buenos Aires *
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Perhaps travel to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. You may like to explore the Parisian influence on the city during a walking tour. Alternatively, head to Teatro Colón, one of the finest opera houses in the world. FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining Enjoy a visit to a parrillas (Argentine steakhouse) or enjoy dinner and tango show. Today in Buenos Aires, enjoy a choice of sightseeing and dining options.
DAY 4 Buenos Aires *
Take a tour of Buenos Aires and explore the barrio of La Boca. Continue past the parks and tree-lined streets of Palermo and see La Recoleta Cemetery.
DAY 3 Santiago, Buenos Aires *
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Discover the passion of the national dance with a private tango lesson, then indulge in a delicious selection of tapas. Fly to Buenos Aires, where you’ll stay in the fashionable Recoleta district.
DAY 2 Santiago *
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Travel to the seaside city of Valparaíso for a tour of the Historic Quarter and a funicular ride, followed by lunch. Today, enjoy your Signature Experience.
DAY 1 Arrive Santiago *
Arrive in Santiago, Chile’s capital. This afternoon, take the opportunity to explore this cosmopolitan city and its landmarks on a guided tour. Then gather together with your fellow travellers to enjoy a Welcome Reception.
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Delfin III, the ship servicing Best Of South America With Galápagos & Amazon Cruise

Delfin III

Vessel Type: River Vessel

Length: 169 feet / 51.5 meters

Passenger Capacity: 42

Built / Reimaged: 2015 / 2017

Our newest vessel, the Delfin III, offers guests an immersive rainforest experience while simultaneously treating them to the highest levels of luxury. This brand new vessel with capacity for up to 42 passengers. The ship has been beautifully finished with the finest details, hardwood floors, designer furniture, and handmade Peruvian artifacts. The itineraries have been carefully planned and are set to offer an unforgettable experience. Guests will have no shortage of up close rainforest experience and gourmet food to compliment.

Guests have the option of four room classes. On the first deck there are 8 Suites complete with floor to ceiling panoramic windows as well as 2 spacious Corner Suites facing the front of the ship. The second deck is comprised of 10 Upper Suites and the largest of all, the Owner's Suite. The top deck features beautiful indoor and outdoor lounge, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.

CANOPY LOUNGE

In the heat of the Amazonian afternoons, the air-conditioned Canopy Lounge keeps you connected to the rainforest with floor-to-ceiling, panoramic windows and locally inspired decor. Here, cultural performances, lively discussions with expert naturalists, Peruvian cooking classes, and nightly entertainment around the bar enrich and delight as the ship’s staff cater to your every whim.

DELFIN III SUITES

When not enjoying the comforts of the social areas, if you are on board, chances are you'll be relaxing in your equally comfortable suite or stateroom. Both spacious and well-appointed, her on board accommodations all offer individual climate control, daily housekeeping with turndown service, the finest bed linens and duvets as well as a pillow menu, luxuriously soft robes and slippers, all natural therapeutic bath amenities, copious amounts of storage space, telescopes for star-gazing, and much more.

ANDES DINING ROOM

In the Andes Dining Room, the ship’s expert culinary team will present you with dazzling creations prepared from local ingredients, each dish infused with flavors and inspiration from the rainforest around you. As you take in the passing scenery, you’ll delight in menus featuring roasted meats, lightly grilled fish, fresh vegetables, sun-ripened tropical fruits, and decadent desserts.

BOUTIQUE

This vessel features artwork by Peru’s leading contemporary artists as well as authentic and locally driven craftwork - from the wood carved furniture to the hand woven palm leaf ceilings. If any artwork strikes your fancy, you may purchase it and we will have it shipped to the comforts of your home.

RAINFOREST SPA

Since ancient times, the Amazon rainforest has been the ultimate source of mystique-filled cures and exotic elixirs. In the serene Rainforest Spa, this tradition continues with indulgent remedies. Yucamani stone massages, soothing avocado wraps, invigorating coffee-cacao scrubs that promote wellness and rejuvenation for the mind and body. For those that prefer to relax with a good work out, never fear, there is also an on board gym.

SUN DECK

The open-air Sun Deck is the hub of activity on the Delfin III. Here you can practice yoga or savor a rich Peruvian coffee as you watch the sunrise. Curl up with a book on a cushioned chaise or go for a dip in the sparkling plunge pool. And in the evening, gather in the shaded lounge to sip Pisco Sours as you revel in the sounds of the jungle coming to life.

GYM

To compliment your daily excursions in the rainforest, we welcome you to enrich your body while on board by making use of our exercise space. Whether you enjoy aerobic exercises or cardio, our Gym resources are available at your disposal. Better yet, the floor to ceiling window allows so you never miss a second of the vibrant jungle scenery outside.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

For all short transport (such as from the vessel to land for hiking) and wildlife seeking excursions, you will travel via skiff boats. Our skiffs are quick to launch, stable to ride, and ready to navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon. Each skiff seats 15 passengers and come with their own expert naturalist guide, captain, and features all safety regulations.

Cabin layout for Delfin III
• Amazon Rainforest Cruise. All aboard the luxurious Delfin III as you follow parrots and piranhas along the placid waters of the Amazon.

• Iguazú From Any Angle. See the colossal waterfall from a helicopter flight, or get even closer to the thunderous cascades on a boat safari.

• Explore Machu Picchu. Magical and mysterious, enjoy plenty of time to witness one of the planet's most amazing archaeological sites.