From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with Galápagos Cruise 2020

18 Day River Cruise Lima to Quito

2020 Information

Experience the archaeological treasures and scenic beauty of Peru with the fascinating untamed rainforest of the Amazon and the stunning marine life and tropical waters of the Galápagos Islands. This amazing river cruise vacation offers a little something for everyone!

Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting astonishing Machu Picchu, built around 1450, and sitting majestically above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the entire world! Next, you’ll embark on a journey to one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions where biodiversity is at its greatest—the mighty Amazon. Board one of the world’s most luxurious small ships, the Delfin III, and enjoy fine wine, famous Peruvian cuisine, and all-inclusive comfort while venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife. Take naturalist-guided panga rides through the river tributaries, swim with pink dolphins, and visit native communities—all while returning to your plush five-star yacht.

Before this cruise adventure is complete, you’ll get a chance to explore the beautiful Galápagos Islands onboard the 16-passenger Treasure of Galápagos! Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, marine iguanas, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, short-eared owls, and other birds. You’ll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays. A perfect ending to this trip of a lifetime!


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Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Arrive Lima, Peru:Welcome to LimaDay 2 Lima:Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery and Larco Herrera Museum; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia AlvaradoDay 3 Lima—Cusco—Sacred Valley:Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko, visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac MarketDay 4 Sacred Valley—Machu Picchu:Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu PicchuDay 5 Machu Picchu—Cusco:Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to CuscoDay 6 Cusco:Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the CathedralDay 7 Cusco—Lima—Iquitos—Nauta (Embarkation)—Cruising Peruvian Amazon:Fly to Iquitos via Lima; Iquitos orientation tour; board the Delfin III; onboard welcome reception; wildlife viewing excursions during the afternoon and eveningDay 8 Cruising Peruvian Amazon:Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning and afternoon; cooking demonstration and Pisco Sour-making lessonDay 9 Cruising Peruvian Amazon:Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning, afternoon, and evening; visit Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; endemic fruit presentation; kayaking; piranha fishing; special farewell dinnerDay 10 Cruising Peruvian Amazon—Nauta (Disembarkation)—Iquitos—Lima:Disembark the Delfin III; visit the Manatee Rescue Center; fly to LimaDay 11 Lima—Quito:Welcome to QuitoDay 12 Quito:Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinnerDay 13 Quito—Baltra—Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)—Santa Cruz Island:Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz IslandDay 14 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Santiago & Bartolomé Islands:Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkelingDay 15 Galápagos Islands Cruising: North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet:Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkelingDay 16 Galápagos Islands Cruising: South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands:Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkelingDay 17 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation)—San Cristobal Island—Quito:Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to QuitoDay 18 Quito:Your vacation ends this morning

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Always Included

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind—offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different. Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board.

Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet’s unique ships.

Throughout the Ship
Suites & Staterooms
Avalon Choice® Shore Excursions
Dining

Throughout the Ship:

  • 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
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Access to resident paramedic
  • Radio and satellite communications
  • Included shore excursions with Local Naturalist
  • On board the Delfin III
    • Deluxe excursion skiffs with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and refreshments
    • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, and cooking classes
    • Small gym
    • Rainforest Spa
    • Refreshing plunge pool on the open-air deck
  • On board the Treasure of Galápagos
    • Complimentary snorkeling gear
    • 24-hour complimentary water, tea and coffee
    • Jacuzzi

Suites & Staterooms:

  • On board the Delfin III
    • Deluxe beds with fine linens & European-style duvets
    • Bedside tables with reading lamps
    • Premium bath amenities
    • Internal communication system
    • Individual climate control and in-room safe
    • Large mirror in bathroom
    • Daily maid service
    • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
    • Nightly turn-down service
    • Hairdryer
    • Easy under-bed luggage storage
    • Seating area
    • Pillow Menu
  • On board the Treasure of Galápagos
    • Bedside tables with reading lamps
    • Private bathroom with full shower, hairdryer & bath products
    • Individual climate control and in-room safe
    • Twice daily housekeeping
    • Closet for storage
    • Complimentary bottled water
    • Private balcony
    • Small table with two chairs

Avalon Choice® Shore Excursions:

Selection of 3 types of included shore excursions on every cruise:

  • Classic: must-see sights with a Certified Local Guide
  • Discovery: inspiring and interactive activities designed to spark your interest
  • Active: energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP

Dining

  • Innovative menu of traditional Peruvian specialties as well as Western favorites
  • Complimentary regional wines at dinner
  • Complimentary water, coffee, tea, select soft drinks, local beer, and Pisco-based cocktails
  • throughout the day at the bar (Amazon portion only)
  • Open seating for all meals
  • A lounge serving premium spirit cocktails

Day-By-Day Itinerary

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

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 rises tower above ancient temples and colorful colonial architecture.

Day 2

(B, D)

LIMA

Peruvian Treasures, Presidential Palaces, and Pizarro’s Conquests

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

Day 3

(B, L, D)

SACRED VALLEY

Alpacas, Llamas, and Ancient Rituals of the Andes

Classic
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
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.

Day 4

(B, D)

SACRED VALLEY

Stone Temples and Formidable Fortresses

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

Day 5

(B, L)

MACHU PICCHU

A Miraculous Sanctuary in a Tropical Mountain Cloud Forest

Classic
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.

Day 6

(B, D)

CUSCO

Conquistadors, Churches, and the Colorful Culture of Peru

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

Day 7

(B, L, D)

IQUITOS

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

Classic
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
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.

Day 8

(B, L, D)

PERUVIAN AMAZON

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

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

Day 9

(B, L, D)

PERUVIAN AMAZON

Exotic Birds, Night Creatures, and Natural Remedies

Active
ACTIVE Join a morning Naturalist Guided Walk to explore tropical flora, including epiphytes, orchids, and indigenous jungle vegetation below the rainforest’s canopy.
Discovery
DISCOVERY Attend an onboard Nature Presentation about indigenous and medicinal plants, fruits, and vegetation used in the Amazonian culture for centuries.
Classic
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
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
DISCOVERY Later tonight, enjoy Live Entertainment by the Delfin III crew of local performers to celebrate your Amazon adventure with music and dance.

Day 10

(B)

IQUITOS (DISEMBARKATION)

A Manatee Introduction and an Amazon Farewell

Discovery
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.

Day 11

(B)

LIMA–QUITO

Fly from Lima to Quito. Take free time today to relax and prepare for your upcoming Galápagos adventure, or walk through the historic city to sample ceviche or helado (Latin-American ice cream). Dine out tonight or ask about the best clubs for music and dancing.

Day 12

(B, D)

QUITO

A Gold Altar, Artistic Avenues, and Two Hemispheres in One Day

Classic
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Quito that showcases the colonial city’s historic sites, including the impressive Legislative Palace with its enormous sculpted mural of Ecuadorean history. You’ll also see Independence Plaza and visit the 16th-century San Francisco Monastery, and La Compañía Church—the exquisite Jesuit cathedral with its spectacular Spanish baroque architecture—more than 160 years in the making.
Discovery
Take a Guided Walk down Calle La Ronda—one of Quito’s oldest streets—with a wealth of artist’s workshops and galleries where you’ll meet local artists and learn about their original works. Later, visit a local chocolate factory for a tour and a tasting to discover why Ecuador is one of the world’s finest chocolate producers.
Classic
Your day in Quito ends with a Guided Excursion to the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo—a monument to the Equator—the “middle of the world.” Stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the same time at the exact location of the Earth’s Equator. Observe the equatorial effects of the dual-spiraling directions of water and balancing eggs on end.

This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with delicious regional cuisine.

Day 13

(B, L, D)

BALTRA–GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS (EMBARKATION)—SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

The Theory of Evolution—and Giant Babies

This morning, take a flight to the Galápagos island of Baltra where you’ll embark on your five-day cruise aboard the Treasure of Galápagos.

Discovery
DISCOVERY Join your naturalist on a Guided Excursion to Santa Cruz Island to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station— established to help conserve the Galápagos’ natural habitat and protect the famous giant tortoises. While here, learn about the tortoise-rearing program and see many of the various islands’ tortoises.

Later on board your ship, join in a briefing of the next day’s adventures, and enjoy a Captain’s welcome with cocktails and dinner.

Note:
The ship’s itinerary may vary according to Galápagos National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, and seasonal changes to create the perfect cross-section of sites visited.

Day 14

(B, L, D)

SANTIAGO ISLAND

Volcanos, Marine Life, and Lunar Landscapes

Discovery
DISCOVERY This morning, you will find yourself anchored in the western-central part of the archipelago where volcanoes are still active, attributing to the dramatic scenery. Take a Naturalist Led Excursion of Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island where you will walk on newly-formed (less than 100 years ago) lava flows reminiscent of the lunar landscape. You can catch sight of lava lizards, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and even the Galápagos penguin.

This afternoon, cruise to Bartolomé Island.

BARTOLOMÉ ISLAND

Hike the Summit, Snorkel, and Swim

Active
ACTIVE Take a Guided Hike to Bartolome’s 114-meter summit for spectacular panoramic views of the region with two beautiful bays and fascinating formations of lava flows and spatter cones, including the iconic Pinnacle Rock. Later, take a snorkel and swim off the beach here—home to playful sea lions, Pacific green turtles, white tip reef sharks, and Galápagos penguins.

Day 15

(B, L, D)

NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND

Masterful Marine Iguanas and Birds of a Different Color

Classic
CLASSIC Take a Naturalist-Led Excursion to see colonies of remarkable bird species, including blue-footed boobies, great frigate birds, and magnificent frigate birds—with its inflated red chest and nearly 7-foot wingspread. Watch for gulls and herons of all assortments.
Active
Take a Guided Snorkeling Excursion in the aqua blue waters just off North Seymour Island’s shore—teeming with sea lions and amphibious marine iguanas—found only in the Galápagos.

This afternoon, cruise for the sandy island of Mosquera Islet.

MOSQUERA ISLET

A Sea Lion Haven of White Coral Sand

Discovery
Take a Guided Walk on the white coral beaches to the islands’ largest congregation of Galápagos sea lions. You’ll see a wide variety of shore birds reflecting the island’s amazing biodiversity—from the deep-gray lava gull to the yellow-crowned night heron.

Day 16

(B, L, D)

SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND

Tracing Darwin’s Footsteps and Audubon’s Muses

Discovery
DISCOVERY This morning, take a Naturalist-Led Excursion to South Plaza Island to observe wildlife, including sea lions, land iguanas, marine iguanas, and hybrid iguanas (only found on this island and a result of a cross between land and marine iguanas). You will see blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, Audubon’s shearwaters, and many other species.

This afternoon, cruise to Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal Island.

SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

Blue Herons, Blue Lagoons, and a Sleeping Lion

Active
ACTIVE Take a Guided Walk at the site where Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos. See the volcanic remains of magnificent Kicker Rock—also called León Dormido (Sleeping Lion). Walk beside one of the island’s blue lagoons to see a number of migratory birds, including pelicans and great blue herons.

Day 17

(B)

GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS (DISEMBARKATION)–SAN CRISTOBAL–QUITO

The Geological Genesis of a Magical Archipelago

Discovery
DISCOVERY This morning, cruise to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno for a Naturalist Guided Tour of the San Cristobal Interpretation Center. You’ll learn about the Galápagos’ fascinating volcanic origins, remote location, climate, and the arrival of diverse species that inspire both imagination and science.

This afternoon, you’ll say farewell to the magical islands of Galápagos and fly to Quito. This evening, spend free time relaxing or enjoy one of Quito’s many fine restaurants.

Day 18

(B)

QUITO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Notes

  • Maximum elevation on tour: 11,200 ft.
  • The ship’s itinerary may vary according to water levels, National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, and seasonal changes to create the perfect cross-section of sites visited.
  • Small Group Discovery - We never allow more than 24 passengers on our Small Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.


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Ship Details

Delfin III
Treasure of Galapagos

Delfin III

The 169-foot-long, Delfin III has been tailor made to suit its environment, while maintaining its integrity as a true luxury river cruise ship. The Delfin III offers an extraordinary level of comfort and style. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 44 cruise ship guests in 4 different styles of suites featuring floor to ceiling panoramic picture-windows. Cruise along the Amazon enjoying views of the vast rainforest full of wildlife and natural beauty from the comfort of your air-conditioned suite. This luxury river cruise ship is the perfect size to sail along the Amazon River, providing an extremely comfortable indoor and outdoor lounge, outdoor plunge pool, exercise room, spa, dining room, and sleeping accommodations.

Included Amenities

  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director
  • Multilingual Naturalists
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Spacious, open seating restaurant
  • Floor to Ceiling Panoramic Windows
  • Indoor/outdoor Bar & Lounge
  • Free flow house wine with dinner
  • Rainforest Spa
  • Comprehensive shore excursion program
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks and cooking class
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Upscale bar serving premium spirits
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Air-conditioned indoor lounge with nightly entertainment
  • Small gym
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, mineral water, select soft drinks, local beer, and Pisco-based cocktails throughout
  • Open-air deck with shade system & premium lounge chairs
  • Outdoor Plunge pool on open-air deck
  • Deluxe excursion skiffs with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and refreshments

Staterooms & Suites

Suite - 237 sq. ft.
Features
  • Deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Internal communication system
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Daily maid service
  • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
  • European-style duvets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Seating area
  • Pillow menu
  • Complimentary filtered water
Upper Suite - 237 sq. ft.
Features
  • Deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Internal communication system
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Daily maid service
  • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
  • European-style duvets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Seating area
  • Pillow menu
  • Complimentary filtered water
Corner Suite - 253 sq. ft.
Features
  • King size bed
  • European-style duvets
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Internal communication system
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Daily maid service
  • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
  • Stocked mini-bar
  • Complimentary laundry (limited to 10 pieces twice per cruise)
  • Deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Seating area
  • Pillow menu
  • One complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest
  • Scented bath upon request
  • Complimentary filtered water
Owner's Suite - 597 sq. ft.
Features
  • King size bed
  • European-style duvets
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Internal communication system
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Daily maid service
  • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
  • Stocked mini-bar
  • Complimentary laundry (limited to 10 pieces twice per cruise)
  • Deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Seating area
  • Pillow menu
  • One complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest
  • Scented bath upon request
  • Complimentary filtered water
DECK PLANS

Treasure of Galapagos

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.

Included Amenities

  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director
  • Multilingual Naturalists
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Spacious, open seating restaurant
  • Floor to Ceiling Panoramic Windows
  • Indoor/outdoor Bar & Lounge
  • Free flow house wine with dinner
  • Rainforest Spa
  • Comprehensive shore excursion program
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks and cooking class
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Upscale bar serving premium spirits
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Air-conditioned indoor lounge with nightly entertainment
  • Small gym
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, mineral water, select soft drinks, local beer, and Pisco-based cocktails throughout
  • Open-air deck with shade system & premium lounge chairs
  • Outdoor Plunge pool on open-air deck
  • Deluxe excursion skiffs with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and refreshments

Staterooms & Suites

Suite - 215 sq. ft.
Features
  • 5 twin cabins with 2 single beds (cabins 2, 3, 4, 8, & 9)
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Bedside tables with reading lights
  • Private bathroom with full shower, hairdryer & bath products
  • Closet for storage
  • 3 double cabins with 1 queen bed (cabins 5, 6 & 7)
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Twice-daily housekeeping
  • Private balcony
  • Small table with two chairs
Master Suite - 430 sq. ft.
Features
  • King size bed
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Twice-daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom with full shower, hairdryer & bath products
  • Closet for storage
  • Private living area with sofa bed
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Bedside tables with reading lights
  • Small table with two chairs
  • Two private balconies
DECK PLANS

Hotels

Lima
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Cusco
Quito

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyAvalon site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.