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13 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Lima to Lima 2022
From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with the Nazca Lines
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River Cruise DescriptionExperience the fascinating Nazca Lines, archaeological treasures, and gastronomic delights of Peru, with the untamed rainforest of the Amazon, on this thrilling river cruise adventure that 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.Your unforgettable trip to Peru is not complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the earth. Wonderful scenery, historical treasures, learning opportunities, and so much more-all are available on this thrilling river cruise vacation to Peru and the Amazon!
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|Jul 8, 2022||Delfin III||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Aug 19, 2022||Delfin III||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Sep 2, 2022||Delfin III||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Oct 21, 2022||Delfin III||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Oct 28, 2022||Delfin III||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Nov 11, 2022||Delfin III||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Nov 25, 2022||Delfin III||Waitlist||Call Us!|
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERUArrive in Lima where you will be met by your Local Guide.
Day 2 LIMA–PISCO–PARACAS & NAZCA LINESDrive south along the scenic Pan-American Highway to Pisco, the wine capital of Peru, and take a guided two-hour flight over the Nazca Lines—a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil—some up to 1,000 feet long—believed by some to be the astronomical calendar of the ancient Peruvians.
Day 3 PARACAS–BALLESTAS ISLAND CRUISE–LIMAThis morning, head to the Bay of Paracas and take a cruise to the Ballestas Islands—home to a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds. See the huge Candelabro, a candelabra-shaped etching on the Paracas cliffside. Later, return to Lima where you will have free time to explore the fascinating Peruvian capital – where high rises tower above ancient temples and colorful colonial architecture.
Day 4 LIMA
Day 5 SACRED VALLEY
Day 6 SACRED VALLEY
Day 7 MACHU PICCHU
Day 8 CUSCO
Day 9 IQUITOS
Day 10 PERUVIAN AMAZON
Day 11 PERUVIAN AMAZON
Day 12 IQUITOS (DISEMBARKATION)
Day 13 LIMAYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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