Treasures of South American & Galápagos Cruise Loyalty Departure

Discover the Galápagos & South America on a luxury tour with special member benefits such as a helicopter ride over Iguazu Falls & two days in Mendoza.

26 Days
Guayaquil to Buenos Aires
From (NZD)
$ 23,095
Dates & Pricing

2019 Guayaquil > Buenos Aires

Epic mountains, sacred valleys and vast stretches of water are explored on this journey of a lifetime, exclusive for Scenic Emerald, Diamond and Platinum guests.
Journey through five countries that will fascinate with their rich history, beautiful environment and iconic cultures - Cruise the Galapagos Islands with her astonishing natural diversity, explore the majestic ruins of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, discover the colourful cities of Cuzco, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, delight in the thundering roar of Iguazu Falls and explore the bustling food and wine capital of Mendoza.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
SAG
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
Guayaquil
Return City:
Buenos Aires

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Guayaquil

    Your journey into wonder begins in colourful Ecuador with an overnight stay in Guayaquil.

  2. Day 2 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Over the next five days you will see a rich variety of landscapes, fearless marine and land animals, and birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. Enjoy a range of shore excursions all escorted by a naturalist guide. Your home for the next four nights is the stylish Santa Cruz II, in an air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows. This afternoon take your first excursion onto the islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Galápagos Islands

    Each day brings a new discovery as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago. You’ll take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by your expert naturalist guides. There will be the opportunity to snorkel and even kayak. Depending on the season you’ll witness different species of birds including the unusual Blue-footed boobies. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galápagos sea lion and discover the slow moving Galápagos giant tortoise.

    Sundowners

    Toast the end of your first day as the sun sets over the ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by your expert naturalist guides.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by your expert naturalist guides.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands > Lima

    Bid a fond farewell to the crew as you disembark and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Lima > Sacred Valley

    This morning fly to Cuzco and then travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, set at a lower altitude. Your exclusive three night stay allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca Empire.
    This evening delight in a Farm to Table dining experience at Tambo del Inka. Harvest, prepare and cook with the close guidance of your chef, enjoy a fresh and delicious meal right next to the river, in front of the organic farm, with a fantastic view of surrounding peaks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Sacred Valley

    Join your expert local guide for a tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. At Hacienda Huayoccari sample a delicious lunch and see the Chinchero village weavers demonstrate their centuries old hand-woven techniques. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the charming village of Urubumba at your leisure.

    Sundowners

    Tonight share stories of your excursion with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented by a tapas style dinner.     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

    Enjoy Pisac ruins and markets; or Moray and Inca salt pans.

    Enrich

    Enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked in five different ways over an open flame, with spices and other ingredients grown in Tambo’s own organic garden.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    Take a rail journey to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu then spend a full day at the ancient Inca site. Enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey, then continue to Cuzco for your two night Special Stay.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a Scenic Sundowners event of wine and cheeses at the Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection, Cuzco

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Cuzco

    A city like no other, Cuzco, a World Heritage-listed Site, is the former capital of the Incan Empire, a city with incredible architecture resulting from the combination of Incan and Spanish colonial styles, which you will discover on your walking tour.

    Enrich

    Visit a community exclusively supported by Scenic. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle.

    Freechoice Dining

    Dine at Cicciolina restaurant or Restaurante Inti Raymi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cuzco > Lima

    Fly to Lima for an overnight stay in Lima.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Lima > Rio de Janeiro

    Fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.
    A highlight will be your Special Stay hotel for three nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Rio de Janeiro

    Discover the beating heart of this exotic city. See the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and visit Sugarloaf Mountain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Rio de Janeiro

    Freechoice

    Walk through the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) while learning about its unique history, or discover how the old and modern parts of Rio’s downtown co-exist on a historical walking tour.

    Enrich

    A highlight awaits at our private dinner in the elegant Library where you will sample a delicious three course gourmet meal.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Rio de Janeiro > Iguazú Falls

    Fly to the magnificent natural wonder of Iguazú Falls for your three night Special Stay, uniquely set inside the park gates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Iguazú Falls

    Explore the Brazilian Falls.  Be awed by the world’s largest volume waterfall and experience an exciting jet boat adventure. Explore Parque das Aves and be amazed by the colourful array of rare birds flying in the huge aviaries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Iguazú Falls

    See the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’ as you traverse the walkways on the Argentinean side. Take part in an optional helicopter ride (additional cost).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  20. Day 20 - Iguazú Falls > Mendoza

    Fly to Mendoza for a three night stay.
    This evening is free to enjoy at your leisure and explore the local eateries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - Mendoza

    Enjoy a City Orientation tour, including Mendoza’s foundation Museum, Alameda and General San Martin’s Park. After lunch, travel to the innovative Renacer Winery, located in Perdriel, a unique zone in Mendoza, where the soil, altitude, climate and water come together to create the perfect growing environment for Malbec. With a bank of high definition 360° images and videos, visitors can put on VR (virtual reality) goggles and experience the action of winemaking and the vines laden with grapes any time of the year. At the end of your guided tour, create your own Blend & Tasting of their Punto Final Sauvignon Blanc, Reserve Chardonnay, Reserve Malbec and Milamore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  22. Day 22 - Mendoza

    Freechoice

    Discover Mendoza’s fine wines and gourmet food with a traditional fire cookery class at Finca Agostino or visit an Organic Farm, tasting olives & enjoy a hands on cooking class at Familiar Zuccardi. For the more active jump on Horseback or trek Quebrada del Condor.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  23. Day 23 - Mendoza > Buenos Aires

    Fly to Buenos Aires for a three night stay. Tonight enjoy the Gala Tango show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Buenos Aires

    An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, today you’ll discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  25. Day 25 - Buenos Aires

    Freechoice

    Discover the vibrant urban art scene of Buenos Aires. Alternatively discover some of the secrets of Argentinean cuisine.

    In the evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Buenos Aires

    Say farewell as you transfer to Buenos Aires airport, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

EXCLUSIVE member benefits
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience including sampling the traditional flavours of the Andes with the hotel’s Executive Chef, serving Incan cuisine made with organic ingredients at Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection
  • Additional Scenic Enrich dining experience at the Library at Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Scenic Sundowners event of wine and cheeses at Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection, Cuzco
  • Helicopter ride over the amazing Iguazú Falls
  • Enjoy two days in Mendoza, Argentina

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