From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its scenic beauty to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. 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 in the heart of Lima. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of Cusco, Kenko and Sacsayhuaman built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it. It is one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the world! Fly to Iquitos where you will embark on a journey to one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon. Experience the Amazon wilderness where it originates in Peru – where biodiversity is at its greatest and the rainforest is untamed. Board one of the world’s most luxurious small ships—the Amazon Discovery. Enjoy fine wine, famous Peruvian cuisine, and all-inclusive comfort while venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife. During your time in the Amazon 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. Of course, no trip to Peru is 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. Wonderful scenery, historical treasures, learning opportunities, and so much more—all are available on this thrilling trip to Peru!

City Highlights

Cruise: 3-night cruise in a deluxe, outside suite cruising the Peruvian Amazon River aboard the Amazon Discovery. Enjoy guided sightseeing each day with a local Naturalist.Lima: sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery and Larco Herrara Museum; special welcome dinner at Casa Garcia AlvaradoSacred Valley: visit Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Awanakancha Andean weaving center, and Pisac’s market; dinner and Peruvian Paso Horse Show; visit Ollantaytambo and an Incan homeMachu Picchu: sightseeing of the ruins with a Local Guide, and two entrances to the ruinsCusco: sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the CathedralIquitos: board the Amazon Discovery; welcome cocktail & dinner; wildlife viewing excursions by panga during the day and evening; native village visit; visit a shamanic healing clinic; cooking lesson; visit the Manatee Rescue Center; Iquitos city tourNazca Lines: Ballestas Islands cruise and a Nazca Lines flight with window seat


American breakfast daily6 lunches including a farewell lunch in the Amazon9 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in LimaComplimentary wine with dinners on boardComplimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, local spirits and beer on board throughout the day


NOTE:Maximum elevation on tour: 11,200 ft.