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Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Ecuador, Perú

Overland Latin America

An escape from the normal daily routine, this comfortable/luxurious overland adventure takes you to some of the most exciting & diverse places to visit in Latin America!!!

Chile

Beginning your epic adventure in the Atacama Desert is the perfect introduction to Latin America! You’ll explore this stark landscape of lakes, high plains, and adobe villages by vehicle and by foot. On the final day, you can relax in hot springs and see geysers spurt boiling water skyward. In between, there are opportunities to visit small desert communities, spot wildlife and get to know the hardy people that call this area home.

San Pedro de Atacama, located on an arid plateau, will be your base of operations during this trip. The small town of low-slung buildings is a popular destination for foreign travelers and offers a range of excellent accommodation and restaurant options. The Atacama area is best reached by flight to Calama airport, which is a 1.5-hour drive from San Pedro.

Bolivia

Moving on from San Pedro de Atacama you’ll be transported to the breathtaking Uyuni Salt Flats. You’ll be able to enjoy remote sites like the Tunupa Volcano, Incahuasi Island, and colored lagoons filled with flamingoes before heading back to La Paz to sample more Andean cuisine and stroll through markets filled with art and textiles.

Perú

Starting in Lima, the north of Peru, still undiscovered by mainstream tourism, rewards any traveler who ventures off the beaten path with untouched ruins and vistas. Then down along Peru’s West Coast, past beautiful beaches with year-round surfing, you’ll arrive at the mysterious Nazca lines, immense geoglyphs carved into the desert sand.

Transitioning down to Arequipa you’ll reach Colca Canyon, before boarding the Andean Belmond Explorer for the experience of a lifetime. Your first-class train journey takes you from Arequipa to Laka Titicaca before arriving in Cusco.

You’ll explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, the iconic ruins perched high above the Urubamba River. Arriving by first class train cabins you’ll be guided to explore the ruins with an expert guide in the citadel.

Flying out of Cusco, and heading to Iquitos, you’ll also experience the Peruvian Amazon onboard Delfin III, along the border of Brazil, which gives birth to many of the mighty tributaries of the Amazon River, full of wildlife, indigenous cultures, and pristine wilderness.

Ecuador

See contrasting sides of Ecuador, starting in Quito then moving to the Galápagos Islands to explore. Take a week-long cruise to discover the astonishing biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands, where you’ll meet playful sea lions, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises during stays on San Cristóbal and Santa Cruz. The country’s capital, Quito, sandwiches your island time—your springboard to discover Indigenous and colonial culture and the surrounding volcanic Andes.

Argentina/Brasil

City life in Buenos Aires is a constant blur and a must-see for any visitor interested in soaking up the exciting culture of this country. Argentina boasts a host of natural splendors as well, from the Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north to the icy beauty of Perito Moreno Glacier and the Andean salt flats. At this stage of the trip, you’ll agree that there’s nothing like a well-grilled Argentinian steak accompanied by a glass of local red wine!

Included Excluded
4-5* Hotels International flights
Domestic & Internal Flights Guide tips
Private Transportation for all transfers & overland tours All other additional expenses not mentioned in the itinerary
Professional Bilingual Guides Medical Expenses incurred as a result of injury or accident during the trip.
Delfin III Costs associated with logistical changes requested by Travellers during the duration of their trip.
Andean Belmond Explorer
Inca Rail Voyager
Galapagos Cruise
All other activities mentioned in the plan
All meals mentioned in the plan
Entrance Tickets for all Locations

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Vilma (USA) - Coast & Colca Canyon to Cusco, Machu Picchu & the Amazon Jungle

Valorado con 5,0 de 5
abril 16, 2024

Unu Raymi Tour Operator & Lodges is the best. They planned our amazing trip to Peru, Edwin our guide, Jesus our driver. James managed our trip through airport accidents and transportation strikes, making sure we didn’t miss any of the main highlights of our trip. Truly amazing! I highly recommend it and would certainly go back on our next incredible journey.

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Ben (Eng) - Backpacker Special, Perú

Valorado con 5,0 de 5
enero 21, 2024

We have had the time of our lives and the best is still to come. We are very happy with everything! We loved Puno and everything else has been amazing 🙂 Thanks

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Ben Connolly

Ben & Sofia (ENG) - Backpacker Special, Perú Edition

Valorado con 5,0 de 5
diciembre 30, 2023

An Unforgettable Peruvian Adventure with Unu Raymi Expeditions – dic. de 2023 • Pareja

Our trip to Peru with Unu Raymi Expeditions was incredible. Everything was so well-organized by the team. Peru blew us away with its breathtaking and diverse landscapes, and we saw way more than we ever expected.

There are too many excursions deserving of special mention, but a highlight was spending Christmas with a local family on Amantani on Lake Titicaca. It was a unique and heartwarming experience that we’ll always cherish. Machu Pichu, Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake etc., were all dreams come true, however, the team at Unu Raymi showed that there is so much more to see in Peru! Every day was an adventure.

Each day, a local tour guide would pick us up and show us around. They were all amazing and we learned so much from them and about the country and its rich culture. A special mention must be made of Herbert, our guide for Machu Picchu. His expertise and passion for the site made our visit there all the more enjoyable.

Behind the scenes the coordination was flawless. A huge thank you to James and Edwin for planning and organizing everything. They went above and beyond, especially considering my health issues before the trip and the fact that we were on our honeymoon! They made sure we got to see and do everything we wanted, and more.

The whole team at Unu Raymi Expeditions made sure everything ran smoothly, from start to finish. They were always on time and made sure we didn’t miss a thing. If you’re into high-energy, action-packed adventures, we’d highly recommend Unu Raymi Expeditions. They made our trip to Peru the trip of our lives, and we will be choosing their services when we go and see the rest of South America in the years to come!

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Simon & Mimi (AUS) - South Perú Expedition

Valorado con 5,0 de 5
diciembre 17, 2023

Mimi and I have just completed a one-month trip of a lifetime with Unu Raymi Expeditions. We are experienced independent travelers who, as active retirees, enjoy private, escorted touring that is customized to our interests and abilities. Originally planned for early 2020, the trip was severely disrupted and reorganized many times due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Potentially, these changes could have spelled the end of our wish to visit Peru and all that went with it. However, James Mackender and his team worked overtime to maintain and amend our plans and ensure the trip went ahead when clear to do so.

The result was well worth the wait. At every turn, James and his team planned, booked, confirmed, and followed up on all details resulting in a stress-free visit which we cannot fault. The quality of accommodation, guides, transport, drivers, and advice was just as we anticipated and such a result does not occur without professional input.

Mimi and I would highly recommend Unu Raymi Expeditions and James and his team without reservation. If we return to South America on another visit, James will be the first person we call.

Accommodation.

Great.

-The staff at all locations were engaged and reacted rapidly to any concern. We appreciated and enjoyed each hotel’s facilities, food and locations/access to local sights and amenities (food, shopping, walking areas).

-Although the accommodations in the Iquitos Doubletree were very nice, we must comment on the internal noise impacting guest rooms/suites overlooking the pool. We would strongly recommend a plaza-side room in preference to a pool-side room. The noise (loud disco/club music) on the poolside was unremitting from morning through evening and far greater than the traffic on the plaza side. Additionally, this hotel was the only one of our accommodations that did not provide daily drinking water. Our personal complaints initially made to staff were subsequently reinforced to management by James. These complaints were heard and we were satisfied with the resolution. Our concerns are the loud music and lack of water represent the hotel management’s standard operating procedure, and this practice will remain. We would have preferred a bottle of drinking water each instead of a cookie!

The Lima Hilton hotel staff, particularly at the front desk, dining room and executive lounge, deserve special commendation for exemplary customer service and friendliness. We greatly appreciated this.

Of the hotels, El Albergue in Ollantaytambo was the stand-out. We loved the setting, the spacious room, the friendly staff and truly enjoyed being on the train platform. The restaurant staff was very accommodating with our requests for ‘light’ dinners and the staff stayed late as we chatted with fellow travelers after dinner over another (!) bottle of wine. Memorable.

The Amazon cruise with Delfin 1 was off the scale. We were accommodated, educated, fed, watered, and pampered beyond belief; strongly recommended. We were also very pleased we booked on the smallest of Delphin’s ships. This made the onboard and outstanding expedition experiences personal and so enjoyable. Delphin’s staff are exceptional.

Transport.

Excellent. The standard of the vehicle was most suitable and the drivers were very professional and safe. Jesus was particularly good.

As an aside I would recommend the Hiram Bingham train in preference to the Belmond Andean Explorer. This is due to sleep being extremely difficult on the Andean Explorer on night one due to sub-standard trackwork and altitude on night two. The train, food, staff and accommodation were magnificent but if you cannot get a good night’s sleep it makes for a less than wonderful activity. Again, the Belmond staff were exceptional.

Food.

Excellent. We loved being introduced to the local fare, although we are not accustomed to big meals at lunchtime! All the restaurants were wonderful; we especially enjoyed the cooking lesson at the restaurant in Lima and the picnic at Ollantaytambo.

Locations.

Excellent. In our early planning process, we only personally chose Machu Picchu, Lake Titikaka and the Amazon. They were magnificent as expected, as were all the other sites recommended by Unu Raymi, especially in the Sacred Valley. All sites and experiences exceeded our expectations. We learned so much and since our return to Australia, we have referred to our books on Peru to review and seek additional information on our experiences.

We recommend visiting Colca Canyon as a 2-day trip. For us, it was too long a round-trip drive for a one-day experience (especially allowing for the altitude). But we loved seeing the condors soaring, and we would have not wanted to miss that.

Professionalism.

Excellent. Nothing needs to be added. We greatly appreciated James’ and Martha’s concern and willingness to help us retrieve a lost phone. Truly above and beyond the call of duty.

Communication.

Excellent. Before, during and after the trip communication was outstanding. During the trip James contacted us every day to confirm details and address any issues. We could not have asked for more.

Safety.

Excellent. Especially when it came to road transport. The drivers demonstrated the patience of Job, and they all kindly and consistently made our comfort, health and safety issues, especially in relation food and water, a priority. Our safety was clearly a concern of the guides during all of our activities.

Guides.

Excellent. All guides were well-chosen to manage visitors of our age. At no time did they attempt any activity before first confirming we were OK with the prospect. Additionally, at altitude and when climbing steps, the guides checked regularly on our comfort level. Their individual knowledge was wide-ranging, and we learnt so much more than anticipated due to the guides’ education and backgrounds and ability to put tours into a much-larger cultural and historic context. Martha, Herbert and Freddie were standouts. We commend Martha’s willingness to amend the itinerary on our final day. She and the driver literally made a u-turn and gave us a very special final experience at Pachacamac.

Finally, in addition to the history, culture and amazing sites, landscape, nature we experienced with the guides and drivers, we will long treasure the daily informal interactions we shared with the guides and drivers: Lots of laughter, family stories, and commonalities despite our supposed differences.

We also greatly appreciated the ‘down time’ built into the itinerary, especially around travel days.

Payment Process.

Needs Improvement. The problem may well have been due to international rules and Covid delays, but the process of payment requires addressing. In these days of global credit, it should not be difficult to pay/transfer funds.

Simon VL Willis and Miriam C Flaherty Willis

17 October 2022

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Andy (UK) - South Perú Expedition

Valorado con 5,0 de 5
diciembre 17, 2023

Unu Raymi tours helped me organize a three-week vacation in Peru. This allowed me to visit many of the country’s most important sites but with the flexibility to add some additional places to my itinerary. The planning was excellent in that all tours, transfers and hotel arrangements were very smooth and the various contacts were very helpful, considerate and professional. Although getting around Peru and seeing all the fabulous sites made for a quick vacation with lots of traveling, it was worth it as there is so much to see. The standards of the hotel, food and tour seemed to be very good value for money, within the budget, and I received plenty of extra guidance in planning my own aspects of the trip and support when an unexpected medical issue arose.

The website has interesting information and guidance that helped me plan accordingly; I think this could develop, although James was very helpful in helping me plan the vacation, including travel and packing considerations. Overall, it was a memorable few weeks for me.

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Itinerary

landscape photo of a city skyline at duskArrival to Santiago, Chile. Collection & Transfer to your hotel.
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Santiago Airport
empty road during daytimePrivate Transfer from your Hotel to the Airport. Fly to Calama and transfer by car to San Pedro de Atacama. Domestic Flights with Latam.
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro San Pedro De Atacama
a group of flamingos standing in a lake with mountains in the backgroundPrivate Tour to the Piedras Rojas, Salar of Atacama y Lakes of the Altiplano. After breakfast, you'll be taken by car to the Atacama Salt Flat and the Altiplanic lakes. We'll spot flamingoes at Lake Chaxa and then take a road into the highlands to visit the Miscanti and Miñiques lakes, starkly beautiful bodies of water located some 13,800 ft above sea level in the Andes Mountains. You'll have a traditional Chilean lunch in Socaire village and then visit the town of  Toconao, a desert community at 8153 ft above sea level. Tocanao is best known for its three-tiered bell tower, separated from the main church, and built in the year 1750.
  • Full Day
  • Private Car and local guide
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro San Pedro De Atacama
Tour white smoke coming out from a brown fieldgéiseres de El Tatio y Laguna Machuca After a very early morning pick up, we travel to the Tatio Geysers, where steam and boiling water spurt from the earth. Here we will enjoy an outdoor breakfast while taking in excellent views of the Andes mountains.  The show of gurgling and steaming water fizzles out by 10 am, not starting again until the following day. Next, we set off for Pozon Rustico hot pools, where you can soak in hot natural spring water. Taking the road back to San Pedro, we'll pass through beautiful landscapes and make a stop in Machuca, a small adobe village home to several llama shepherds. Many of its residents earn a living producing Andean handicrafts. This is a nice town to enjoy freshly cooked Llama meat and empanadas. Finally, we visit the Church of San Santiago, a small adobe church and bell tower.
  • Private Car and local guide
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro San Pedro De Atacama
a couple of boats on waterPrivate Uyuni Salt Flat Express (3 days) Start: Day 1 at 7:00 am at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. You'll be picked up at your accommodation to go by a 4x4 vehicle to the border between Chile and Bolivia. After the border procedures we will begin the tour, starting with the Verde and Blanca lagoons that are located on the slopes of the Licancábur Volcano. After that, you'll visit the Polques Hot Springs and the Sol de Mañana Geysers. Then, we will visit the Colorada Lagoon, nesting center of flamingos, before reaching our accommodation for dinner and rest.
  • Private Car
  • 1st night in Hotel Tayka Desierto (or Hotel Mallku Cueva, according to availability)
body of water during daytimeYou'll get up early to take the road that passes through the Bolivian altiplanos lagoons, before take the diversion to the Rocks' Valley. After visiting this place, you'll pass by the Anaconda Canyon and you'll take the route by Villa Alota that will take us to Villa Martín. From this place we'll enter the Uyuni Salt Flat, where we will be able to see the hexagonal formations of salt. After a little stop and the corresponding photos, we will visit the Incahuasi Island, with some time for going over, and the Salt Museum, before getting settled to see the sunset in the salt flat. You'll pass by Colchani and the Train Cemetery, before reaching our accommodation to rest.
  • Private Car
  • 2nd night in Hotel Luna Salada (Hotel Palacio de Sal or Hotel Cristal Samaña, according to availability).
silhouette photography of person sitting on car roofYou'll leave very early from the Salar de Uyuni in our private transportation, and you'll arrive to Uyuni town to finish your tour.
  • Private car
  • Hotel Jardines de Uyuni Casa de Sal - Salt Hotel (according to availability).
white and brown mountain under blue sky during daytimeTransfer by Bus from Uyuni to La Paz, Bolivia.
  • 7 hours Bus
  • Ritz Apart Hotel
City Tour You'll meet in our meeting point in the San Francisco Church, part of the Plaza Mayor de San Francisco Complex. From that point you will start the La Paz City Tour & Cable Cars, a tour by the most important historic and tourist attractions of the administrative capital of Bolivia. You will visit the Mercado de las Brujas (Witches Market) in Linares Street, in downtown La Paz, where you can find local products for the yatiris or local walocks. Then, you will go to the Mercado Tradicional Rodríguez (Rodriguez Traditional Market), the largest in the city, where you can find different products, like food and fabrics. Then, you will go to the Plaza San Pedro, one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city of La Paz and where the famous San Pedro Jail is located. After that, you will take the cable cars line with which you will have an absolutely different perspective of the city.
  • Ritz Apart Hotel
city on island during dayToday you'll fly from La Paz to Lima, Perú and connect to Arequipa to see the town and Colca Cañon.
  • Casa Andina Premium Arequipa

Colca Cañon Tour

aerial view of city during daytimeYou'll be picked up at your hotel very early to depart from Arequipa towards the city of Chivay, a 3-hour road trip. The Full Day Colca Canyon tour really begins upon arrival to Yanque, where we will eat breakfast. Once we have replenished our energy after the long trip and waking up early, from here we will continue on our way until reaching the Cruz del Cóndor (Cross of the Condor), a nesting site for condors with a wingspan of up to 3 meters (almost 10 feet). We will be able to tour the lookout point and observe them in flight. Then, we will continue on in our vehicle to Choquetico, Maca, and Antahuilque, a lookout point where we will be able to behold the Colca Valley in all of its splendor, as well as the pre-Inca terraces that are still used today for planting grains and other crops.
  • Casa Andina Premium Arequipa
Today you'll board the train in the baroque city of Arequipa and journey to Puno.
    • 19:00 Check in at Arequipa Station
      20:00 Departure from Arequipa
      20:45 Dinner on board
  • Belmond Andean Explorer
houses between body of waterIn the morning you'll explore Lake Titicaca.
  • 6:00 Breakfast on board
    9:00 Tour of Lake Titicaca - Visit to the floating island of Uros Lunch in Taquile - Visit to the beach of Collata.
    16:00 Afternoon Tea Time
    16:50 Departure to la Raya
    19:00 Cocktails and canapés on board
    19:30 Dinner on board
    22:40 Arrival at la Raya
    ● Overnight at la Raya
  • Belmond Andean Explorer
In the afternoon you'll arrive in Cusco City and you'll be greeted by private transfer to your hotel.
    • ● Sunrise at la Raya
      6:00 Breakfast on board
      8:30 Departure to Cusco
      11:30 Brunch at the bar car
      13:30 Arrival at Cusco - Wanchaq Station
      NOTE: Schedule may vary due to operational issues. The train does not run in February.
  • Belmond Andean Explorer
  • Marriott Hotel
a stone wall made of rocks in the desertCity Tour You'll begin this Cusco City Tour from our meeting point at the agreed time to visit the Cusco Cathedral, main christian temple of the city and that has a lot of paintings from the Escuela Cusqueña. Then, you'll visit the Qorikancha Temple (entry ticket not included). Here, the guide will give us information about the tongue and groove technique, used for its construction, and we will have some free time to take pictures. Then, you'll visit the archaeological sites of Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and Sacsayhuamán. In this last place, we will stay for 30 minutes to hear information from the guide about the construction and to take some pictures of the sunset in the ruins. Finally, you'll visit Qenqo, before going back to Cusco and ending the tour, after 5 hours, in a point close to the Main Square.
  • Marriott Hotel
a large rock cliff with people walking up itYou'll be picked up in the morning to begin your trip by vehicle towards the north of Cusco. We will make a stop at a lookout point to catch our first glimpse of the Sacred Valley, as well as to receive a presentation from our tour guide. Then, we will reach Písac, where we will visit the archaeological site with terraces used by the Quechua for cultivation. We will reach an altitude of 3,400 meters (11,154 ft.) or even 3,500 meters (11,483 ft.) if we have the energy to explore the highest part. After this, we will go back to the town where we will be able to visit the handicraft market. Next, we will drive on towards Ollantaytambo while skirting the Urubamba River. Once we are there*, you'll visit the terraces and the Temple of the Sun ruins, and you'll also have an exceptional view of the surrounding valleys. Finally, you'll visit chincheros town textile places.
  • Marriott Hotel
Inca Rail Voyager Luxury train to Machu Picchu.
  • You'll go with your guide to the Inca Rail ticket office in Cusco located at Avenida El Sol to take you to the station where you will take The Voyager Machu Picchu Train to Machu Picchu Town, also known as Aguas Calientes.
  • With your guide you'll start with your visit to the Citadel in the Consettur bus, which takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • Once at the top, you'll take the guided tour of Machu Picchu, where you'll learn the history and mysteries of this Sanctuary, considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
  • At the end of your visit inside the Citadel, you will descend and spend free time in Machu Picchu Town. 
  • Finally, you'll board The Voyager Machu Picchu Train for your return trip. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Cusco. 
  • Inca Rail Voyager
  • Marriott Hotel
man riding horse statue near white concrete building during daytimeFly to Lima and in the afternoon city tour.
  • LATAM
  • Marriott Lima
5:00 AM Departure from HOTEL 9:00 AM Boarding the slides, putting on a life jacket and beginning of the guided maritime tour of the Ballestas Islands and observation of the Candelabro Enriching tour of approximately 2 hours. for the capricious natural rock formations that house important marine fauna, such as large colonies of guano birds, Humboldt Penguins, the friendly Sea Lions, Dolphins, Guanayes, Boobies and more 3:30 PM Visit to Huacachina where you will have free time to walk, have lunch and do other activities such as boat rides in the lagoon (we suggest adding another activity) 04:00 PM Start of the adventure circuit in the dunes of Huacachina, where you will take a pure adrenaline ride in sand carts (buggies) and you will also be able to sandboard (sliding on boards), a circuit that lasts approximately one hour. Then they will have free time to walk through the Oasis, ride boats, take photos and buy crafts. 6:00 PM Transfer from Huacachina to Nazca
  • Private Car
  • Ballestas group service
  • Sandboarding group service
  • Casa Hacienda Nasca Oasis
Enjoy a Flight over Nazca Lines, on a tour of the 13 Most Important Nazca Figures, discover the Enigma that these Ancient Geoglyphs have maintained for hundreds of years. In this Air Tour in a Cessna Airplane, with individual seats and Panoramic windows you can capture in Photos and Videos the incredible shapes drawn in the Nazca Desert.
  • Marriott Lima
Domestic Flight from Lima to Iquitos Latam - Private Transfer to Main Square
  • Doubletree By Hilton Iquitos
Pick up directly from your hotel and transfer to the cruise embarkation point. PM: Arrive at the Amazon city of Iquitos Embarkation & Orientation. Arrive at the Amazon city of Iquitos: Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transferring all together in our comfortable private vehicle. You'll start off with a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta. Arrive at Nauta port: Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you. Embarkation: Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for an experienced traveler like yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and a private bathroom with Spanish-style hot water showers are all framed with a spacious private terrace we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest. Orientation: While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on our third deck. Your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details. Enjoy a beautiful and interesting documentary in the indoor lounge: Rivers of the Sun.
  • Delfin III
Jungle Cruise AM: Yanallpa PM: Dorado River Yanallpa: Here in the Amazon Rainforest, we can have dry mornings with beautiful sunrises. This is all we need to have a successful pre-breakfast exploration of the forest! The early morning hours are the best time of day to watch birds, observe their special displays and listen to their songs. We will jump on the skiffs and head to the shores of the Ucayali River. This area is green with large trees and old palm trees as well, and these components favor the presence of several parrot species. This particular spot also has a great number of other birds of different species. Perhaps spot a large flock of red-bellied macaws, as well as different types of raptors, woodpeckers, and swallows. If you are very lucky you will hear loud and distinctive sounds of blue and yellow macaws! Dorado River: We will look for the famous hoatzins nesting a few feet above the water, and perhaps a sloth or two of the three-toed kind. The Dorado River can also be home to troops of brown capuchin monkeys mixed up with squirrel monkeys. As the sun sets our aim will be looking for black and white caiman, fishing bats, and Noisy Nights Monkeys where you will encounter a whole new world of adventure.
  • Delfin III
Jungle Cruise AM: Pacaya River PM: Magdalena Pacaya River: The Pacaya River is at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 millimeters, by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. You will also have the chance to explore one of the pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region! On board our skiffs, you will visit a community to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. You may step into a typical schoolhouse where the children will be very happy to have visitors, and then stop by an area to see the women of this community who have a most amazing arts & crafts market. Magdalena: Our skiff will speed along the main river to reach the narrower channels where we will explore the thick rainforest adjacent to the water. During our explorations, we will look for some of the more typical and iconic birds of the New World tropics, such as the lettered aracari toucan, the straight-billed woodcreeper, and the white-eared jacamar. Later on, travel near Flor de Castaña, for an opportunity to swim among pink dolphins. If you are thinking Piranhas, as many people have in their minds when they think about the Amazon River! But don’t worry; the aggressiveness of this characteristic fish of the Amazon is really extremely overrated. After dinner, join us on a movie night to watch “Fitzcarraldo” at the indoor lounge.
  • Delfin III
Jungle Cruise AM: Yarapa River PM: Fundo Casual Yarapa River: Along the Yarapa River, you will get to explore this tributary intimately. Listen closely to the sounds from within the mysterious jungle. We travel downriver to this wide creek that leads to an attractive hidden lagoon. As we absorb the beauty of the landscape, we will have the chance to reflect on the wildlife. Hawks, terns, herons, and monkeys which are part of our everyday excursions are readily close by; in this area, we will notice many more inhabitants of the Amazon, the rivereños. People being an important part of this complex bio network only reinforce the fact that we are part of their lives and how our presence here and now could make a difference to the future of this magical land of the Incas. Look out for specific types of Monkeys like the pygmy marmoset, squirrel monkey, and our first Monk Saki. This medium-sized monkey with thick fur and a bushy tail looks more like he is dressed for the Arctic than the Amazon. Fundo Casual: The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on terra firm (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises! It's almost unbelievable how with every step you find something along the way. Almost definitely Anaconda, Rainbow Boas, Tarantulas, Poison Frogs, and most recently porcupines have been spotted. This is one of the very few places in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Amazon Rainforest where you will spot the ever so elusive 2-toed sloth. Confluence / Pihuichal: As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, the landscape adorned by the usual colors of the sun’s reflections is a great photo opportunity as you witness your last Amazon Rainforest Sunset.
  • Delfin III
Jungle cruise AM: Disembarkation Amazon Forever & Airport departure. Disembarkation: With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, our ground crew will be waiting to take you by our private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road. Amazon Forever: On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. As well, there are also some other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture with the intention of being turned into pets and under other threatening conditions. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give you your boarding passes and help you check-in. Airport departure: Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at Cornel. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. At the security gate, your guide and Delfin crew will say goodbye. We truly hope that you enjoyed your stay and Amazon travel experience with us!
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Today is a free day in Lima for you to relax and explore
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white and brown concrete building near green mountain under blue sky during daytimeTransfer in the morning from your hotel in Lima & late morning/early afternoon flight to Quito Ecuador.
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MINDO CLOUD FOREST The Hummingbird Reserve On our way to Mindo, a stop in a secret garden with green landscapes inside the cloud forest is organized. Here, we will enjoy birdwatching and nature. The Butterfly Sanctuary Once in Mindo, you will learn about the different kind of species that exist in this diverse area of Ecuador. Moreover, you will be able to take pictures of them. Mindo-Nambillo waterfall First, have a stunning view of the cloud forest from a cable car. After this short ride, you'll walk along a path towards the waterfall. Enjoy the walk surrounded by a dense forest.
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Today you'll have a City Tour of Quito.
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Baltra Island - Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach Arrive at Baltra airport. Reception at the airport. Transfer IN. Welcome on board EcoGalaxy Cruise. Welcome drink and lunch. Bachas Beach: This beautiful beach is located in the north of Santa Cruz Island; the beach is one km long. The site was named during WWII (World War II) when the American army left two barges on the beach.  The early colonists couldn’t pronounce barges correctly, so they called the area “Bachas”.
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Santiago Island & Bartolome Islands Sullivan Bay: wet landing and hiking. Description of the place: all the roads and the island are composed of lava flows that have not eroded and cover an extensive area, lava pahoehoe or of cords, hornitos, Mollugo, this plant grows in the lava. Lava Colonizers. Snacks and refreshing beverages expect for you. Lunch Bartolome Island: Dry landing, wet landing for the beach. Activities on this island include walking, swimming, snorkeling, and photography.  We will follow a path to the top (114m) where we can see pioneering plants such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia.  The island has been formed by cones, lava pipes where lava once flowed. Following the wet landing at the beach, we will follow a path through mangrove swamps and sand dune vegetation, to the south beach. At the north beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkeling.  From the top of Bartolome, we will be able to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela.  We will see penguins in the Rock Pinnacle.  Dinner
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Santa Cruz Island: Highlands & Charles Darwin Station Highlands of Santa Cruz: Our first visit was to the Highlands of Santa Cruz, where you'll go trekking in search of the giant tortoises in their natural habitat, this is a natural spectacular. For this visit, we recommend wearing sports shoes, long pants, raincoats, a hat, and sunblock. Lunch. Charles Darwin Station: is located in the main port on Santa Cruz Island; we will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction on the various islands are maintained in captivity.  Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some species are being saved. Here lived Lonesome George, the famous last survivor of the giant tortoise species found on Pinta Island. Dinner.
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landscape photo of mountain islandFloreana Island Punta Cormorant: wet landing, snorkeling, and short trekking. This point is located west of Floreana Island and it is famous for its dark green beach (due to the great number of olivine crystals). You can see many marine invertebrates, as well as sea lions, sea iguanas, frigates, and pelicans. Second visit: Devil's Crown: Activities in this place: panga ride and optional swimming. Enjoy a panga ride around a small island, a satellite islet of Floreana Island. Here, we will find a group of rocks that resemble a Crown due to the constant erosion caused by the sea. It is one of the better places to snorkel (shallow diving) in the interior and around the crown. Excellent visibility allows guests to admire a great variety of fish and sea animals. Lunch. Post Office (Mail Bay): Wet landing. Activities: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, explanation of the mail system. Description: Mail Bay is located on the north side of Floreana Island. Captain James Colnett installed an empty barrel to be used as a post office for the whaling fleets that stopped at the Galapagos Islands. You can leave postcards with your friends and relatives here and/or pick up mail to deliver. Back at the ship, delicious snacks and beverages are waiting for you.
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a group of birds sitting on top of rocks near the oceanEspañola Island Suarez Point: Dry landing.  Activities: Walking, sight-seeing. We recommend sports shoes, a hat or cap, and sunscreen. There is no color more amazing and outstanding in this tropical desert island than that of the blue-foot boobies. These birds have an impressive form of “greeting” and it is a real thrill to see their mating dance. The blue-footed booby can be seen on several of the islands as nesting grounds and feed is located in several coastal locations. The albatross, an aristocratic bird weighing up to four kilograms, can be observed here. One of the largest birds of the islands, approximately 12,000 couples' nest on Espanola Island, and a smaller number nest on Silver Island, near mainland Ecuador. This species is considered endemic to this island; during our walk, we will observe these fantastic birds while taking in the beautiful landscapes offered by this island.  It is important to note that albatrosses will not be seen between January and March (non-breeding) season. We will also see colonies of marine iguanas, zayapas, masked boobies, finches, Espanola cucuves, and seagulls unique to the islands. Our walk will be on lava rock where we will be able to see lava tubes. Red mangroves are found here. Delicious snacks and fresh beverages are waiting for you on the ship. Lunch. Gardner Bay: wet landing, activities for this visit: short walk, swimming, snorkeling, and observation of seal colony. The sea lion is one of the animals in Galapagos which gets the total attention of the visitors in the Galapagos: they are curious and playful, but at times aggressive; they are nice and loving, but also lazy. In Gardner Bay, we are going to find many of them relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun. In addition to observing these fascinating animals, while snorkeling, we will be able to swim with sea lions, sea turtles, a diversity of tropical fish, marine iguanas, etc. We will return to the ship and sail to Gardner and Osborn Islets. Dinner.
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San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center - Transfer out Interpretation Center: Dry landing. This center is located in the main port. After breakfast, our first visit is to the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal. This modern and sophisticated architectural space was designed for the natural interpretation of the Galapagos. You will learn about the volcanic formation of the islands, the evolution of the species, the history of human settlement, and complex systems and management models. Transfer out. * This itinerary is subject to change without notice; due to seasonal changes, weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations. ** Onboard this comfortable and new catamaran, we will present you with a wonderful and unforgettable lifetime! You will have the opportunity to enjoy the best that the Galapagos Islands have to offer, with fun days, a great educational experience, a leisurely excursion with lots of adventure; all of this presented to you with our unmatched high-quality service, delicious food, knowledgeable and helpful guides, and professional crew. One of the main characteristics of this catamaran is that it was built based on ecological parameters; propose: reduce the negative environmental impact of tourism.
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Private transfer from your hotel. Domestic flight from Quito connected to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires - City Tours
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Colonia de Sacramento Founded in 1680, Colonia is one of the oldest towns in Uruguay, and its historic quarter is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architecture and history. It’s safe, easy, and inexpensive to visit Colonia Del Sacramento on a day trip from Argentina, and aside from enjoying this nice town and everything it has to offer, there’s also the novelty of seeing another South American country and renewing your visa.
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clear waterfallsIguazu Falls are one of the most impressive natural landscapes in the world. On this tour, we'll explore these spectacular waterfalls and their surroundings on the Brazilian side of the border– it was even declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011!
  • Private car
  • Rio Hotel by Bourbon
Transfer from Brasil to Argentina and free day.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton - Foz do Iguaçu
Iguazu Falls are one of the most impressive natural landscapes in the world. On this tour, we'll explore these spectacular waterfalls and their surroundings on the Argentinian side of the border– it was even declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011!
  • DoubleTree by Hilton - Foz do Iguaçu
Private Transfer & domestic flight to Buenos Aires Argentina. Collection on arrival and transfer to your hotel, rest of the day free.
  • Private car
  • Duhau Palacio
Free day to explore Buenos Aires at your leisure.
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Private Transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport & connection for your international flight out. It's never goodbye, only until the next time!

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