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

Galapagos Islands to Peru and Chile

Discover the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, see the enigmatic Nazca Lines and explore the breathtaking scenery of Chile's Luaca National Park on this superb cruise holiday. Includes hotel stays in Quito, Santa Cruz Island and Lima, with two days exploring the Galapagos Islands

Expedition Holiday
  • Quito
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Blue-footed booby
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Galapagos Islands
  • La Serena
  • Lauca National Park
  • Valparaiso

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After a hotel stay in Ecuador's fascinating capital, Quito, uncover the fascinating flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands then board your brand new expedition ship Roald Amundsen to sail along the coast of Peru and Chile on this unique cruise holiday.

Discover spectacular Quito in Ecuador with a 2-night hotel stay in the city then head to the remarkable Galapagos Islands. Look out for the famous finches and Galapagos land tortoises, hike through incredible lava tunnels and join a trip to the Charles Darwin Research Station. Spend two full days touring the islands before flying to Lima for an overnight stay and a half-day excursion to explore the city's historic centre.

Embark Roald Amundsen in Callao and sail along the coast of Peru. Travel to the ancient Nazca lines and geoglyphs then uncover the historic sites of Arica, gateway to the stunning scenery of the Lauca National Park. Explore the sights of La Serena, one of the oldest cities in Chile, or perhaps relax on its long golden beach, before ending this unique journey in the colourful city of Valparaiso.

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Galapagos Islands to Peru and Chile Itinerary

Day 1 - Quito (Ecuador)

Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito.

Day 2 - Quito

This morning, drive North to the Equator and enjoy a visit to the Inti Ñan Museum before ascending the Teleférico for spectacular views of the city. Return to the city centre for a delicious lunch in the lovely charming quarter and spend the afternoon exploring Quito's historical landmarks.

Day 3 - Quito - Baltra Island (Galapagos) - Santa Cruz Island

This morning, fly from Quito Airport to Baltra Island via Guayaquil then transfer to Santa Cruz Island. Look out for finches which are famous for being the basis of Darwin's theory of evolution and see the famous Galapagos land tortoises in their natural environment. After lunch in the highlands join a spectacular half hour hike through one of the fascinating Lava Tunnels formed by lava from the volcanoes. After settling into your Puerto Ayora hotel for a 3-night stay, walk to the nearby Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the history and development of the Galapagos Islands and observe the giant land tortoises. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4-5 - Galapagos Islands

Spend two full days touring two of the nearby uninhabited islands by boat. Please note only one island will be visited per day, these may include Bartolomé Island, famous for Pinnacle Rock and Galápagos penguins; South Plaza Island, home to a colony of land iguanas; Santa Fe Island, known for having the islands´ most sea beautiful coves; or North Seymour Island, considered a microcosm of the entire archipelago. The visits are regulated by the Galápagos National Park and we are notified of permission 30 days prior to the visit.

Day 6 - Baltra Island - Lima (Peru)

After breakfast transfer to Baltra airport for the flight to Lima via Guayaquil. En-route to the airport stop to admire The Twins - impressive volcanic depressions in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. In Lima transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7 - Lima - Callao

After breakfast enjoy a half day tour of Lima's highights, including a visit to the historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See Casa Aliaga, an almost 500-year old mansion built for one of Pizarro’s lieutenants, and the well-preserved Santo Domingo Convent before embarking Roald Amundsen to continue your expedition at sea.

Day 8 - Puerto General San Martin

Puerto General San Martin is the gateway to the enigmatic Nazca Lines and geoglyphs which were etched into the ground between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D., and are several kilometres long. These ancient creations illustrate living creatures, stylised plants, imaginary beings and geometric figures. Optional excursions here include a scenic flight for a birds eye view of the mysterious lines, a visit to the archaeological site of Tambo Colorado and a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands to see endangered Humboldt penguins, marine birds and sea lions.

Day 9 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 10 - Arica (Chile)

Spend a full day in Arica, where there is the chance to exlore the city, enjoy panoramic views from walk up to the cliff top at El Morro or visit archaeological sites to see some of the world's oldest known mummies in Azapa Valley. You can also join the Expedition team and visit the nearby Lauca National Park, home to breathtaking scenery, including snow-capped volcanoes, sparkling lakes and isolated hot springs. Numerous sites and paths found in this region are associated with the Chilean Inca trail.

Day 11-12 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 13 - La Serena

La Serena is one of the oldest cities in Chile. In the archaeological museum, you can learn about the ancient Diaguita culture that lived in the area before the Incan conquest, and in the popular La Recova market you can buy handicrafts and typical products from the region. Perhaps relax on La Serena's long golden shoreline or visit the beautiful rural Elqui Valley to sample Pisco, the national drink of Chile.

Day 14 - Valparaiso

Disembark Roald Amundsen in Valparaiso.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • 2-night pre-cruise overnight hotel stay in Quito
  • 3-night post-cruise hotel stay in Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos)
  • Overnight pre-cruise hotel stay in Lima
  • Flight from Quito to Baltra and Baltra to Lima (via Guayaquil)
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team giving lectures onboard
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
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