15-Day Galapagos Land & Cruise Trip

15 Day Cruise Lima to Quito

Fantastic treasures await you on this cruise and land vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs. Also, visit the fascinating Inca constructions of ancient Puca Pucara, which translates to “Red Fortress,” the magnificent Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city of Cusco, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and mystical Machu Picchu.

Then, fly to San Cristobal Island for a fantastic 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise onboard the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos. In the company of a local Naturalist, you’ll encounter indigenous plants and animals found only in the Galápagos Islands, such as giant tortoises, Galápagos fur sea lions, and marine iguanas—just to name a few. Also, enjoy an amazing opportunity to snorkel in the turquoise waters and see the colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps a penguin or shark! For travelers who want to see ancient ruins, learn about new cultures, and be awed at the amazing natural world, this cruise adventure is not to be missed!
Save $1,000 per couple on a cruise/land price - Book by Oct. 23, 2018! (sale price is reflected below)
Ship: Treasure of Galapagos
Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Sail Date: March 17, 2019 (other dates available!)
From/To: Lima to Quito
Length: 5-Days
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Vacation Highlights

Day 1 Arrive Lima, Peru: welcome to Lima

Day 2 Lima: walking tour; visit San Francisco Monastery; Larco Herrera Museum and welcome dinner

Day 3 Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley: visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market

Day 4 Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu: visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu

Day 5 Machu Picchu–Cusco: enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the Vistadome train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco

Day 6 Cusco: walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman

Day 7 Cusco–Quito, Ecuador: fly to Quito via Lima

Day 8 Quito: excursion to Otavalo’s Indian market and Peguche; Hacienda lunch

Day 9 Quito: walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument

Day 10 Quito–San Cristobal–Galápagos Islands (Embarkation): fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal Island

Day 11 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Española Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling

Day 12 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Floreana Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling

Day 13 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Santa Fé & Santa Cruz Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 14 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation)–Santa Cruz Island–Quito: disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit EL Chato Tortoise Reserve; fly to Quito

Day 15 Quito: your vacation ends this morning

Day Port
1 Lima, Peru
2 Lima, Peru
3 Cusco, Sacred Valley
4 Sacred Valley
5 Machu Picchu – Cusco
6 Cusco
7 Quito, Ecuador
8 Quito, Excursion to Otavalo
9 Quito
10 San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
11 Espanola Island
12 Floreana Island
13 Santa Fe Island
14 Santa Cruz Island
15 Quito, Ecuador

Seeing the Galápagos Islands on board the 9-suite Treasure of Galápagos goes beyond traditional cruising and allows you a truly intimate experience with a maximum of 16 guests. Chartered exclusively for Avalon guests, the Treasure of Galápagos features spacious suites with balconies and takes you around the archipelago to explore the natural wonders of the region in privacy and comfort. Completely refurbished in October 2017, the Treasure of Galápagos is built to luxurious standards and features an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy all that the Galápagos is famous for intimate contact with the wildlife! Delve into this unique world with the Treasure of Galápagos’ crew and expert Naturalist, who shares their passion for nature and conservation of this mysterious part of the world.

The Treasure of Galápagos’ non-smoking interior features elegantly appointed common areas including an indoor lounge & bar, dining area, shaded outdoor lounge, sun deck with Jacuzzi, and an observation area for whale or dolphin watching. Each of the seven outside suites offers a private balcony, which is rare in the Galápagos, air-conditioning, private bathroom, hairdryer, and safe. In addition, the 430 square-foot Master Suite boasts two private balconies as well as a private living area.

On Board
With Avalon, every dining experience brings your destination to life. Savor fresh, quality ingredients…and delectable recipes that are crafted by culinary experts. Onboard chefs prepare International-style cuisine with a great focus on Ecuadorian flavors, recipes and traditional food, all of which enhance cultural values. The breakfast buffet offers a wide variety of dishes to ensure you start your day off right. The lunch buffet offers a great selection of main courses as well as fresh salads and homemade soups. Dinner is served at your table with a choice of entrees and complimentary wine. Also, occasional “al fresco” dining can be enjoyed on the outdoor deck (based on current weather conditions).

On Land
On land your day starts with breakfast at your hotel. Included lunches and dinners may be in your hotel or at local restaurants. You will experience exquisite regional cuisine throughout your vacation at all of our specially selected restaurants.

Superior Hotels

Every Avalon hotel has been carefully selected by our regional experts. With high-quality service, desirable amenities, spacious guestrooms, and central locations, each is sure to exceed your expectations. View a cruise itinerary for a full list of hotels, amenities and photos.

Price is per person based on double occupancy, availability and subject to change without notice. Save $1,000 per couple must be booked by October 23, 2018 for travel in 2019. Combinable only with repeat traveler benefit. This offer is for new bookings ONLY and not applicable on suites. Additional restrictions may apply.