Save $700CAD Per Couple - From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon Vacation

    From its amazing archaeological treasures and gastronomic delights to its scenic beauty and melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions | Offer expires May 30, 2022

    Save $700CAD Per Couple - From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon Vacation with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $7,435CAD Per Person

    (Featured price is per person, land/cruise only, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy in the D1 Suite, on the departure dates indicated, and includes taxes and fees, intra-vacation flights, and the Avalon $350 per person discount.)

    Savings: $350CAD Per Person

    Departure Date: November 27, 2022

    Return Date: December 7, 2022

    Photo: Delfin III on the Amazon


    On the Delfin III

    • Luxurious standards in elegant atmosphere
    • Expedition team of multilingual Naturalists
    • Daily multi-media natural history lectures
    • Observation area to watch local fauna
    • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director
    • Floor to ceiling panoramic windows
    • Refreshing plunge pool on the open-air deck
    • Included shore excursions with Local Naturalist
    • Deluxe excursion skiffs with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and refreshments
    • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, and cooking classes


    • 3-nights in an outside suite on the Delfin III
    • 3-nights in a deluxe hotel in Lima
    • 2-nights in a deluxe hotel in Cusco
    • 1-night in a deluxe hotel in Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley

    Photo: Map of From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon Itinerary

    From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon Itinerary

    Day 1: Lima, Peru

    Welcome to Lima—Cosmopolitan, Colonial, and Pre-Columbian Culture

    Enjoy free time today before your Andes and Amazon adventure begins. Explore the fascinating Peruvian capital—where high-rise buildings tower above ancient temples and colorful colonial architecture.

    Day 2: Lima

    Peruvian Treasures, Presidential Palaces, and Pizarro’s Conquests

    Classic - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Lima to see the colonial Old Quarter, Plaza de Armas, the presidential Government Palace, and the Lima Cathedral. Visit San Francisco Monastery to see the famous catacombs followed by the Larco Herrera Museum—with the world’s largest private collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian art.

    Discovery - Later, enjoy a Culinary Experience with an authentic Peruvian welcome dinner in the exquisite, historic mansion—Casa Garcia Alvarado.

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Dinner

    Day 3: Sacred Valley

    Alpacas, Llamas, and Ancient Rituals of the Andes

    Classic - Fly to Cusco, the ancient Andean city and former capital of the Inca Empire. A Guided Excursion into the Sacred Valley reveals the hillside Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Marvel at the remarkable Inca stonework of this 15th-century fortress that was once the site of the largest battle between the Incas and the Spanish. The Spanish were ultimately victorious in 1536, disassembling part of the site to build homes in Cusco and leaving behind the ruins we find today. You will also see the Inca military post of Puca Pucara and visit the ceremonial site of Kenko where ancient Peruvian rituals and sacrifices were performed.

    Discovery - Take a Guided Tour of Awanakancha to encounter llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos and learn about their vital role in Peruvian culture. Continue to the old mountain village of Pisac. Take time to shop in Pisac’s large Indian market for treasures such as alpaca sweaters, woven blankets, and handmade jewelry.

    This evening, enjoy dinner featuring Andean and Western dishes with wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Stone Temples and Formidable Fortresses

    Classic - Join a Guided Tour of the adobe village of Ollantaytambo this morning to visit the ruins of an Inca fortress. See the massive stones and amazing engineering design, including the Sun Temple and Princess Baths fountain.

    Discovery - Join an Escorted Visit to a native Incan home to experience the way of life that has endured since the 13th century.

    Machu Picchu

    Andean Heights and Hidden Secrets of the Inca’s Lost City

    Classic - Join a Guided Excursion aboard the 360° Machu Picchu Train boasting spectacular panoramic views of the lush countryside of Urubamba Valley from its panoramic windows and an observation outdoor carriage. Travel by rail to Aguas Calientes to take the winding road to legendary Machu Picchu.

    Active - Take a Guided Walk to explore the “Lost City of the Incas” high atop the Andes once overlaid with dense forest. Learn about the lives and mysteries still hidden in this ancient citadel and the amazing structures built by the pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land.

    Discovery - Enjoy your overnight stay at the foot of the mountain where Machu Picchu is found with a gourmet Peruvian dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Dinner

    Day 5: Machu Picchu

    A Miraculous Sanctuary in a Tropical Mountain Cloud Forest

    Classic - Take a second included Guided Excursion to Machu Picchu. Set out early to see the sunrise over the ruins, explore the terraces or perhaps venture up to see the Sun Gate, once used as the ancient entrance to the Sanctuary.

    After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by train and then continue on to Cusco.

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch

    Day 6: Cusco

    Conquistadors, Churches, and the Colorful Culture of Peru

    Classic - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Cusco and learn about the Inca culture and the Spanish invasion that threatened their way of life and very existence. Visit Santo Domingo Monastery, originally called Koricancha and built by the Incas as a Temple of the Sun with extraordinary engineering and masonry design. Continue to the Plaza de Armas to visit the Cusco Cathedral.

    Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore Cusco’s colorful culture.

    Discovery - Tonight, an elegant dinner includes wine and a menu inspired by Peru’s eclectic mix of cultures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Dinner

    Photo: Amazon Rainforest in Peru

    Day 7: Iquitos

    Turn-of-the-Century Barons and the House that Eiffel Built

    Classic - Today, you’ll travel by air to Lima and then onto Iquitos where you take a Guided Orientation of this 19th-century boom town with ornate homes built by the “rubber barons” of the day, such as La Casa de Fierro (The Iron House) designed by architect Gustave Eiffel.

    Nauta–Peruvian Amazon River (Embarkation)

    Travel to Nauta and embark the luxurious vessel, the Delfin III, to cruise the Peruvian Amazon in comfort and convenience. Settle in to your spacious suite before meeting your onboard Naturalist and Cruise Director.

    Discovery - Attend an onboard Welcome Reception to gain an overview of your upcoming Amazon experience. Your Naturalist Guide will offer information about the animal species of the Amazon ecosystem, the native villagers you’ll meet, and the spectacular plant life that thrives in this astonishing environment. See the two powerful Amazon tributaries—the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers—which converge to create the mighty Peruvian Amazon.

    Later, on board, enjoy an unforgettable dinner featuring Peruvian cuisine with the freshest local ingredients.

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 8: Peruvian Amazon

    Spider Monkeys, Pink Dolphins, and Peru’s Favorite Cocktail

    Classic - Rise early this morning for your first glimpse of the majestic Amazon at sunrise to experience the sights and sounds. After breakfast, take a Guided Panga Ride down one of the Amazon’s tributaries in search of the incredible wildlife. Your Naturalist Guide helps to spot capuchin, howler, tamarin, and spider monkeys, as well as iguanas, sloths, freshwater pink dolphins, and a stunning array of birdlife. Watch for the extraordinary giant Amazonian water lily.

    Classic - This afternoon, a Guided Excursion to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve allows you to witness the activity of exotic birds, including trogons, macaws, parrots, falcons, and jacamars.

    Active - Take a refreshing Swim in this unique area of the Amazon—with the chance to encounter the Amazon’s amazing pink dolphins.

    Discovery - Join in an onboard Cooking Class to learn about native fruits, vegetables, and fish. You’ll learn about local ingredients for delicious recipes. In the evening, enjoy a Mixology Lesson to create Peru’s famous cocktail, the Pisco Sour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 9: Peruvian Amazon

    Exotic Birds, Night Creatures, and Natural Remedies

    Active - Join a morning Naturalist Guided Walk to explore tropical flora, including epiphytes, orchids, and indigenous jungle vegetation below the rainforest’s canopy.

    Discovery - Attend an onboard Nature Presentation about indigenous and medicinal plants, fruits, and vegetation used in the Amazonian culture for centuries.

    Classic - This afternoon, a Guided Excursion to the Amazon community of San Francisco introduces you local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations.

    Active - Join a Night Safari Excursion to spot nocturnal creatures, including caiman, frogs, bats, and boa constrictors. You will also have the chance to try fishing for piranhas!

    Discovery - Later tonight, enjoy Live Entertainment by the Delfin III crew of local performers to celebrate your Amazon adventure with music and dance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 10: Iquitos (Disembarkation)

    A Manatee Introduction and an Amazon Farewell

    Discovery - This morning, disembark and bid your ship’s crew farewell. On the way to Iquitos, join an Escorted Visit to the Manatee Rescue Center to learn about these endangered Amazon species and the conservation efforts to save these gentle giants before flying to Lima.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 11: Lima

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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    Book a 2022 Avalon Waterways From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon (WAM, WAMQ) vacation to receive $350 off per person on the cruise/land price. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between April 20, 2021 and May 30, 2022 for travel in 2022. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Only combinable with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Not Applicable on Owner's Suite. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

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