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Introduction

Truly the experience of a lifetime, marvel at the magnificence of Machu Picchu, the enchanting beauty of Ecuador and the captivating natural wonders of the Galápagos on this unforgettable tour and cruise.

“Everything about the ship and the service was first class”

Everything about the ship and the service was first class
Everything about the ship and the service was first class
Tonia & Mike Cain

The Avalon experience

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Included Highlights

  • LIMA Sightseeing, Larco Herrera Museum, welcome dinner
  • CUSCO Sightseeing, dinner with Andean Folklore music
  • SACRED VALLEY Visits to Kenko, Puca Pucara, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo
  • MACHU PICCHU Sightseeing
  • QUITO Sightseeing, Workshop & Museum of Oswaldo Guayasamin, farewell dinner
  • EQUATORIAL MONUMENT
  • OTAVALO Plaza de Ponchos market
  • GALAPAGOS ISLANDS Charles Darwin Research Station, daily guided sightseeing with a local naturalist
  • 4 day Amazon Extension can be added to your holiday, featuring naturalist guided Amazon cruises, parrot clay lick visit, canopy walk, nighttime dugout canoe excursion, nature walks; visit a local village and school

Included in the price

  • Accommodation An intimate cruise experience on the all-suite Isabella ll .Spacious outside Avalon suites with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and river views. Each stateroom has hotel-style beds, air-conditioning, large private bathrooms with premium bath amenities, plush bathrobes and slippers. Accommodation includes 2 nights at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Lima, 1 night in the Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley, 1 night in the Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu, 2 nights in the Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco, 4 nights in the Swissotel Quito, 4 nights on board Isbela II

  • Meals The breakfast buffet offers a wide variety of dishes. Lunch features a buffet and a live cooking station showcasing local specialties served by our Head Chef. Breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 10 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in Lima and a farewell dinner in Quito. Wine is included with dinner on board Isabela II

  • Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides

  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director

  • Special Experiences by local entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise

  • All transfers, local port charges

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Day 1 Lima.

Known as the 'City of the Kings', Lima is a fascinating blend of colonial history, Hispanic culture and modern skyscrapers. Today, tour its colonial landmarks, including Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and San Francisco Monastery with its splendid 17th century mural-decorated cloisters. Also see the Larco Herrera Museum's impressive collection of pre-Columbian artefacts. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 2 Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley.

Fly to Cusco, a magnificent Andean city, once the Inca capital and now the gateway to some of Peru's best-known Inca sites. Travel to the Sacred Valley, winding through snow-capped mountains and ancient villages, to see the Kenko amphitheatre, ancient Puca Pucara and the massive Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Next, visit the bustling local market in the aeons-old mountain village of Pisac. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu.

Marvel at the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo followed by a visit a traditional family home before boarding a train that weaves through the lush Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu. At the site, ascend to the Lost City of the Incas, a phenomenal collection of ruins perched against a breathtaking mountain backdrop and framed by dense jungle. Your guided tour will reveal the secrets and stories behind this sacred site and its best-known structures, including the stupendous Temple of the Sun, Andean Cross and staggered fountains. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Machu Picchu - Cusco.

Enjoy the tranquillity of Machu Picchu this morning with your second included entrance to the ruins. After lunch, return to Ollantaytambo by train and continue to Cusco. (B, L)

Day 5 Cusco.

Delve into the history of the Inca civilisation and its wars with the Spaniards on a tour of Cusco. Marvel at the imposing cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery before tonight's dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 6 Cusco - Quito.

Fly to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this eclectic city blends a colonial old town with a modern district of office blocks and shopping streets. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight. (B, D)

Day 7 Quito.

Learn about Quito's history on an included tour of the city's highlights including the Legislative Palace and its historic stone murals, Independence Plaza, San Francisco Monastery, the Jesuits' La Compania Church, the impressive paintings at the Workshop & Museum of Oswaldo Guayasamin and the Equatorial Monument, which marks the centre of the world. (B)

Day 8 Quito - excursion to Otavalo.

Visit Otavalo, home to the colourful Plaza de Ponchos artisan market, Latin America's largest market. Explore the atmospheric maze of multi-hued stalls, which bustle with traditionally dressed Quechua traders, before heading to the indigenous Quechua Indian village of Peguche to visit homes and see exquisite weaved handicrafts being made. Enjoy a home-hosted meal of traditional Andean delicacies before returning to Quito. (B, L)

Day 9 Quito - Baltra Island (for embarkation) - Santa Cruz Island.

Fly to the Galápagos Island of Baltra and board MV Santa Cruz for your four-night cruise. Each day, visit different islands and head ashore with an expert naturalist who will introduce the unique wildlife. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you will see and learn about the rearing and conversation of the endemic giant tortoises. After time exploring Puerto Ayora, embark your ship and settle win with a briefing on the next day's adventure, followed by a Captain's welcome cocktail and dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Floreana Island.

After breakfast, disembark at Floreana Island to visit historic Post office Bay, which has been serving as a post office for over two centuries. The 'post office' is just a barrel where letters are left in hope that other visitors returning home will take letters if the addressee is not far from their own and deliver them or drop them at a normal post office. Next explore the island's channels by panga or take your first swim with the playful sea lions. This afternoon, join your Naturalist at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island in search of greater flamingos, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles. There is another opportunity for snorkeling or riding in the glass-bottom boat to view reef fish, turtles and even sharks. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Espanõla Island.

Today, join your Naturalist for excursions to Gardner Bay and Punta Suárez on Espanõla Island, one of the oldest islands in the archipelago. Here you will see famous blowhole, as well as unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (Apr - Dec), Nazca and blue-footed boobies and Darwin's finches. Also look for red, green and black marine iguanas and a rookery of sea lions right at the landing site. This afternoon's site is prime for snorkeling or kayaking to look for rays, parrot fish, reef sharks and other colourful marine species. (B, L, D)

Day 12 San Cristobal Island.

Wake up at Punta Pitt, the easternmost point in the islands. Your Naturalist leads you from the beach to the top of a volcanic tuff to the only place in the archipelago where all three species of booby exist, nesting next to both types of frigates. This is also an excellent area for panga or kayak rides and snorkelling . At Cerro Brujo this afternoon, walk the same beach that Charles Darwin first walked in September 1835 in search for migratory bird species, including sandpipers, stilts, pelicans and flycatchers. While here, watch for the Chatham (San Cristobal) mockingbird and Chatham lava lizard, both species are endemic to this island and seen nowhere else in the Galápagos. Return to your ship for a captain's farewell cocktail party and dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 13 San Cristobal Island - Quito.

After breakfast, disembark in San Cristobal and head to the airport for your return flight to Quito. This evening, gather with your travel companions for a farewell dinner to celebrate an unforgettable experience. (B, D)

Day 14 Quito - Final day

(B)

<note><b>Note:</b> The ship's itinerary may vary according to the Galápagos National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions and seasonal changes.</note>

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Extensions

The Amazon
Days 1 to 14 as per itinerary.
Day 15 Quito - Coca - Amazon.
Fly from Quito to Coca and travel by boat down the Napo River to a small tributary where you transfer to a dugout canoe for the remainder of your journey to your Amazon lodge, the Napo Wilidlife Centre for 3 nights. Floating along the narrow river, discover the Ecuadorian Amazon, the world's largest remaining tropical rainforest, where more life hums, buzzes, chatters and bubbles than anywhere else on the planet. One Amazonian tree can host more ant species than all of the United Kingham put together, one hectare of forest boasts almost as many frog species as all of North America and the great expanse of jungle contains more than 20% of the Earth's vascular plant species. Here you can find a monkey small enough to sit on your fingertip, an 8 pound toad, a spider that eats birds and the world's largest snake, the 30 foot-long anaconda. (B,L,D)
Day 16 Amazon. Early this morning your Naturalist brings you a parrot clay lick where you can see parrots, macaws, parakeets and other species feeding. Continue with a walk through the jungle and learn of the medicinal plants and immense biodiversity that have been used by the native cultures for hundreds of years. Tonight, accompany your Naturalist on a night walk or canoe ride to discover creatures rarely seen during the day, you may even spot a caiman or two. (B,L,D)
Day 17 Amazon. This morning, depart on a Napo river cruise through the flooded forest in search of the varied wildlife. Here you will have a good chance of seeing troops of squirrel, capuchin and howler monkeys, and maybe even the incredibly well-camouflaged 3-toed sloth. Later, visit a local community, school and village and spend some time with the locals to learn about their culture and way of life. Finish your day fishing for piranhas or even taking a refreshing swim in the same waters, the less brave can send their guide in first.
Day 18 Amazon - Coca - Quito. Depart by canoe this morning in search of monkeys, giant otters and are birds on your return to Coca, where you will board your flight to Quito. (B)
Day 19 Quito. After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 20 Home landing in UK

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DECK Cabin Main
SIZE 139 sq ft 170 sq ft
WINDOW Standard Window Picture Window
BEDS Two twins or a double bed Queen double
BATHROOM En-suite bathroom with full shower En-suite bathroom with full shower
A/C Individual climate control Individual climate control
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  1. Bar
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  4. Lounge bar
  5. Gift shop
  6. Natural History Library
  7. Dining Room

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