South America Galápagos and Cruising the Cape

Discover the real South America with our unique and exclusive local experiences included on this 38 day South America Galápagos and Cruising the Cape tour.

38 Days
Quito to Santiago
From (AUD)
$ 18,795
Dates & Pricing

2020 Quito > Santiago

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38 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Quito, Ecuador

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Quito, the capital of Ecuador that sits right on the equator. You will be met and transferred to your boutique hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Quito

  2. Day 2 - Quito

    Take a walking tour of the Colonial old city centre before making our way to the middle of the world to put one foot on either side of the equator. Finish with a visit to the fascinating Intiñan Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Quito – Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands for a cruise through one of the world’s most unique environments. Sailing schedule varies depending on your vessel and local conditions.
    Three Night Cruise: MY Coral I or II

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Galápagos Islands

    Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the wonders of Galápagos. Each day, you will be taken on guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife, such as giant Galápagos tortoise, sea lion colonies, green sea turtles, land and marine iguanas, and a variety of bird life. Note: Daily cruise schedule is subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

    Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the wonders of Galápagos. Each day, you will be taken on guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands – Lima, Peru

    Bid farewell to this natural wonderland and fly to Lima, Peru, home of ancient civilizations, rich cultures, majestic ruins, snow-capped mountains and fertile jungle.
    Two Night Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Lima

    Afternoon city tour of Lima visiting an ancient pyramid, the main plaza and Santo Domingo Church. You’re Invited: Guided tour of the Larco Museum. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at the museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Lima – Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, transfer to the breathtaking Sacred Valley stopping at a llama farm and textile centre and Pisac markets.
    Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Sacred Valley

    Ollantaytambo walking tour. You’re Invited: Visit a community and meet the locals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

    Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” for a guided tour of the ruins.
    Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Machu Picchu – Cuzco

    Board the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
    Three Night Stay: Cuzco

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Cuzco

    Guided walking tour of Cuzco, the former capital of the Incas. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cuzco

    Today is free to explore Cuzco.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Cuzco – Lake Titicaca

    Fly to Lake Titicaca and enjoy an excursion to the floating islands of Uros.
    Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Puno – Lima

    Transfer to the airport and fly to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Lima – Iguazú Falls, Brazil

    Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls.
    Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Iguazú Falls

    See the Argentinian side of the falls including the “Devil’s Throat” viewpoint.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Iguazú Falls – Rio de Janeiro

    Visit the majestic Brazilian falls before flying to Rio de Janeiro.
    Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Rio de Janeiro

    Tour the marvellous sights of Rio de Janeiro. You’re Invited: Visit the Sambadrome, and try on carnival costumes#. This evening, feast like a local at a Brazilian Churrascaria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Rio de Janeiro

    Today is free to explore Rio.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Aires

    Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country rich in history and culture. With a strong European influence, Buenos Aires is wonderful city to discover.
    Two Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Buenos Aires

    Tour this beautiful city visiting the central square, Plaza de Mayo. Drop in to a traditional café before travelling through San Telmo and down the colourful roads of La Boca. Finish at Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing above ground cemetery. You’re Invited: This evening, soak up a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Buenos Aires – 14 night cruise

    Transfer to the pier and board your luxurious Holland America cruise ship. Check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) and settle-in for an unforgettable voyage around Cape Horn and through the magnificent Chilean Fjords
    Fourteen Night Stay: MS Zaandam

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Buenos Aires

    Make use of the on board facilities or go ashore to make the most of your final day in Buenos Aires.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    Montevideo is a charming city with colonial customs, and the old town is a delight to explore. Nearby is Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in Uruguay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - At Sea

    Relax as you cruise south towards the Falkland Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - At Sea

    Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply watch the scenery glide by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Falkland Islands

    Reach the remote Falkland Islands, a country with a long and fascinating history, unique culture and natural beauty. Weather permitting, we visit the capital Port Stanley, which is easily explored on foot. Further afield, there are large colonies of king, gentoo and Magellanic penguins (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Strait of Magellan

    Cruise back to the mainland and the spectacular Patagonian Argentina. The Strait of Magellan lies between mainland South America and the island of Tierra del Fuego (the land of fire). It is a narrow and important stretch of water and an important trade route. Lined with snowbound mountains and forest, it is often likened to the Inside Passage in Alaska.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Punta Arenas, Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley

    Punta Arenas grew to prominence due to trade through the Magellan Strait. Today, it is the largest town and the capital of Southern Chile. Highly recommended is a visit to Torres del Paine National Park with its unique geography. Make your way into the Cockburn Channel connecting the Strait of Magellan to the Beagle Channel, named after the HMS Beagle that carried Charles Darwin through this region and on to the Galápagos Islands. Finish the day cruising through Glacier Alley, an extraordinary piece of nature with numerous tongues of glaciers that snake down to the sea (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Ushuaia

    The southernmost town in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides and the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel. Ushuaia is a quaint town perfect for exploring on foot.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Cape Horn

    Known as a landmark in cruising and navigation, Cape Horn is the most southerly mainland point in the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - Canal Sarmiento

    Continue through the iconic and breathtaking scenery of the Chilean Fjords. Be among the lucky few to spend a glorious day scenic cruising through Tierra del Fuego and the snow-capped peaks and ethereal blue glaciers of Canal Sarmiento. This majestic waterway is surrounded by other-worldly beauty, and in many places, massive glaciers run down to the sea. All kinds of marine animals live in this dramatic landscape.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - Chilean Fjords

    Sail through the beautiful maze of islets known as the Chilean Fjords. Renowned as being some of the most spectacular in the world and rivalling those of Norway and Alaska, this region consists of a 1,000-mile maze of virgin-forested islands, glistening glaciers and beautifully sculpted mountains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - Puerto Montt

    Puerto Montt is the gateway to the scenic Lakes District and contains a series of pine forests, icy lakes, Bavarian hamlets and snow-capped volcanoes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - At Sea

    Spend the day cruising the coast of Chile reflecting on all the marvels you have seen.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  37. Day 37 - San Antonio – Santiago, Chile

    Disembark in the morning at San Antonio and bid farewell to your crew. Transfer to Valparaiso, a steep amphitheatre renowned for its brightly coloured residences and church steeples. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage site. Ride one of the city’s many funiculars and take in the views. Make our way to Santiago, the country’s capital. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Overnight Stay: Santiago

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  38. Day 38 - Depart Santiago

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

    # Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director †
  • The services of expert Local Guides
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers
  • Premium First Class hotels including all service charges and porterage
  • Three night Galápagos Islands cruise on board the MY Coral I or II
  • 14 night South America cruise around Cape Horn and through the Chilean Fjords on board the MS Zaandam
  • All on-tour flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by air conditioned coaches
  • Quito city tour including a trip to the “middle of the world”
  • Cruising through the incredible landscapes and viewing unique wildlife in Galápagos
  • Lima City Tour of colonial and modern Lima
  • Tour the Sacred Valley visiting the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm
  • Explore the quaint town and imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu
  • In Cuzco, marvel at the Incan, Spanish and modern architecture on a walking tour
  • Tour the fascinating floating Uros islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain and cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Explore some of the most remote and spectacular lands in the world cruising around Cape Horn and through the
  • Chilean Fjords

  • 80 superb meals including: 37 Full Breakfasts (FB), 16 Lunches (L), 24 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Dinner at the superb Larco Museum
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro

  • Learn of Inca and pre Inca cultures followed by a dinner at the Larco Museum in Lima
  • Interact with and learn from students at a local school in the Sacred Valley
  • Enjoy the Rio carnival spirit and try on some parade costumes at the Sambadrome#
  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires

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