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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Antarctica in Depth with Highlights of Peru

Combine a tour of Peru’s Sacred Valley, including a visit to ancient Machu Picchu, with an all-inclusive luxury cruise to Antarctica’s great white wilderness. Includes hotel stays in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Buenos Aires, return flights from the UK, exciting Zodiac outings and the chance to enjoy thrilling submarine and helicopter excursions

Fly Cruise
22 nights from £14195pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu
  • Antarctica
  • Chinstrap Penguins, Antarctica
  • Antarctica

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Discover the culture, arts and cuisine of the communities of Peru and explore ancient ruins including the Incan Site of Machu Picchu then cruise in all-inclusive luxury to the great white continent of Antarctica.

After an overnight stay in Lima travel to the Sacred Valley for a 3-night hotel stay in the heart of this former Inca Empire. Excursions include a walking tour of Ollantaytambo and a visit to the astonishing Machu Picchu ruins towering high in the mountains. With a 3-night Special stay in the heart of historic Cuzco there is plenty of time to enjoy the city’s incredible architecture including the ruined Sacsayhuaman fortress.

Join Scenic Eclipse in Buenos Aires and sail past the dramatic scenery of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego then cross the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. The experienced Captain and the Discovery Team Leaders will navigate the beautiful waterways, with the route depending on the ice and weather conditions. Scenic Discovery excursions include Zodiac cruises around ice formations, kayaking trips and landings ashore to view vast penguin colonies and seals.

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Antarctica in Depth with Highlights of Peru Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lima (Peru)

Fly from the UK to Lima, the capital of colourful Peru. Start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay and meet your Tour Director on arrival.

Day 2 - Lima - Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley for your three night hotel stay. Your relaxing stay in the Sacred Valley 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. Harvest, prepare and cook with the close guidance of your chef, then sample your gourmet delights in the grounds of the hotel with the backdrop of the surrounding peaks. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Sacred Valley

Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. At Hacienda Huayoccari sample a delicious lunch of Andean specialities and see the Chinchero village weavers demonstrate their centuries old hand-woven techniques. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel. Enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in the hotel's organic garden. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Sacred Valley

Freechoice: Tour the impressive ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see the ruins of Moray and the Incan salt pans. Alternatively, at Chinchero meet a local family, learn about their lifestyle and explore this picturesque village. Tonight share stories of your excursion with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a tapas style dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Walk to the train station for your rail journey to Machu Picchu. The mighty Incan Empire built this astonishing World Heritage-listed Site in the 15th century. Standing 2,430 metres above sea level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the mighty rock escarpments. Abandoned when the Spanish conquistadors arrived and only rediscovered in 1911, you'll be amazed as your expert local guide shares the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax in your charming hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Explore the village of Machu Picchu at your leisure this morning. Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey through the incredible Andes. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco for your three night Special Stay, set in the heart of the historic centre. (B)

Day 7 - Cuzco

The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. On your walking tour you will uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site. Your final stop will be the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuaman fortress. Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils. (B)

Day 8 - Cuzco

Freechoice: Uncover the secrets of the iconic Peruvian coffee and Pisco on a tasting tour, or choose to explore the fascinating San Pedro food markets with a local guide followed by a cooking class. Alternatively, discover the picturesque San Blas artisan quarter on a walking tour. Freechoice Dining: Dine at the MAP Cafe restaurant or try the intimate Cicciolina restaurant. (B,D)

Day 9 - Cuzco - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia to embark on your luxurious cruise. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Later, set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel admiring the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah. (B,D)

Day 11 - At sea

Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what's to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - At sea

A day at sea. (B,L,D)

Days 13-18 - Antarctic Peninsula

Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18-20 hours of daylight. You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs and there may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.(B,L,D)

Days 19-20 - At sea

Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new-found friends. (B,L,D)

Day 21 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires

Your cruise ends this morning as you say your goodbyes to the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires for your overnight stay. (B)

Day 22 - Buenos Aires - UK

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK. (B)

Day 23 - Arrive UK

Welcome home.

Price Includes

  • 18-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 1-night hotel stay in Lima
  • 1-night hotel stay in Machu Picchu
  • Two overnight hotel stays in Buenos Aires
  • 3-night hotel stay in Cuzco
  • 3-night hotel stay in the Sacred Valley
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance

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