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Best Of South America With The Galapagos Islands

Combine land and luxury expedition on your complete South American Adventure including the Antarctic Peninsula and the beautiful Galapagos Islands.

Visit one of the worlds most spectacular cities, Rio de Janeiro.

Discover Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.

See Iguassu Falls, an impressive series of waterfalls which straddle the borders of Argentina and Brazil.

Explore the worlds most untouched continent and it's major attraction - awe-inspiring landscapes and spectacular wildlife.

Learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created.

Travel to Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour of the ruins.

Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope.

Explore the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe.
24 January, 2018 to 27 February, 2018 Make a booking request for Best Of South America With The Galapagos Islands, departing on 24 January, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Superior Stateroom £ 20993 GBP pp
8 superior staterooms of 226 sq.ft.located on Deck 3. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
DeLuxe Stateroom £ 22295 GBP pp
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) 28 Deluxe Staterooms of 200 sq.ft.with private balcony. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4 £ 22614 GBP pp
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) 72 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony of which 22 are convertibles in 11 Prestige Suites. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5 £ 23600 GBP pp
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) 72 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony of which 22 are convertibles in 11 Prestige Suites. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6 £ 23919 GBP pp
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) 72 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony of which 22 are convertibles in 11 Prestige Suites. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Deluxe Suite £ 28153 GBP pp
(290 sq.ft. + 54 sq.ft. private balcony) On Deck 6 you will find 3 Deluxe Suites with private balcony. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table
Prestige Suite - Deck 5 £ 30096 GBP pp
(398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony) 11 Prestige Suites with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Shower, Minibar, Flat screen, satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table
Privilege Suite £ 30734 GBP pp
(398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony) 7 Privilege Suites with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower and Bathtube, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi
Grand Deluxe Suite £ 31372 GBP pp
(484 sq.ft. + 96 sq.ft. private balcony) 1 Grand Deluxe Suite of 484 sq.ft.with private balcony. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower and Bathtube/Jacuzzi, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Owners suite £ 37230 GBP pp
(592 sq.ft + 129 sq.ft. private balcony) The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6. It has been decorated by French interior designers and will provide you a breathtakting panoramic sea view. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Bathtub/Jacuzzi and shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Sofa, Table with 4 chairs, Armchair & Pedestal table

Best Of South America With The Galapagos Islands itinerary:

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DAY 1 Arrive Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)
On arrival in one of the worlds most spectacular cities, Rio de Janeiro, transfer to your hotel. Stay: Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace
DAY 2 Rio De Janeiro
Travel to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and stand on the platform at its peak for stunning views across the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain before heading to a local restaurant for a delicious Brazilian BBQ.
DAY 3 Rio De Janeiro, Freedom Of Choice
This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. You may wish to embark on a tour through the local favelas. Alternatively, experience the stunning beauty of the Botanical Gardens and the Tijuca National Park; or perhaps join a tour of the citys fascinating historical sights, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.
DAY 4 Rio De Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (Brazil)
Board your flight to Iguassu Falls, an impressive series of waterfalls which straddle the borders of Argentina and Brazil. This afternoon walk to a viewing platform for a panoramic view of the falls. Get up close to the thundering cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari. Tonight dine at Ipe Grill at your hotel. Stay: Two Nights: Iguassu Falls, Hotel das Cataratas
DAY 5 Iguassu Falls
Today we venture into the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one directly over the 82 metre-deep Devils Throat.
DAY 6 Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Visit the Parque das Aves Bird Park and walk through the aviaries to see the iconic toucan. This afternoon fly to the colourful and vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel
DAY 7 Buenos Aires
Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the citys oldest barrio (district). Later, head to Esquina Carlos Gardel for dinner and a tango show.
DAY 8 Buenos Aires, Freedom Of Choice
This morning, embark on your chosen activity. Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre where you can enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Parana Delta. Alternatively, explore the ways in which Buenos Aires has been influenced by Paris during a walking tour, or perhaps head to Teatro Colon to absorb the remarkable ambience and grandeur of one of the finest opera houses in the world. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your own pace.
DAY 9 Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise
Transfer to the airport and take your included flight to Ushuaia. On arrival, youll board your luxurious ship, Le Lyrial. This evening, enjoy the Captains Welcome Dinner and cruise the Beagle Channel.
DAYS 10 - 11 Drake Passage
Over the course of the next two days, youll cross the waters of the Drake Passage to Antarctica.
DAYS 12 - 16 Antarctic Peninsula
On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. For the next five days, youll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you see penguin rookeries, seal colonies, orca, humpback whales and minke whales.
DAYS 17 - 18 Drake Passage
The adventure, and the wildlife spotting, continues as you bid farewell to the beautiful waters surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula and return across the Drake Passage back towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia.
DAY 19 Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Fly To Buenos Aires
Bid farewell to Le Lyrial as you disembark in Ushuaia and travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, youll be transferred to your hotel. Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel
DAY 20 Buenos Aires, Lima (Peru)
Today, fly to Lima, the starting point of your Peruvian discovery. Settle into your room, taking in the magnificent ocean views. Stay: Two Nights: JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Ocean View Rooms
DAY 21 Lima
Enjoy the morning at leisure. Later, spend a fun afternoon at a private hacienda. Arrive to live music and dance before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show .
DAY 22 Lima, Cusco, Chincheros, Sacred Valley
Fly to Cusco, then travel by coach to Chincheros. During an interesting traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created. Stay: Two Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood
DAY 23 Sacred Valley
An exploration of the area begins with a visit to the markets of Pisac, a hilltop village that lies near ancient Incan ruins. Enjoy lunch in the beautiful setting of the Sacred Valley before making the most of your time at leisure.
DAY 24 Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Board PeruRails Vistadome train and admire the mountainous Andean landscape through your large panoramic windows as you travel to Machu Picchu. On arrival, set off on a locally-guided tour. After your unforgettable time here, settle into your charming hotel. Stay: Sumaq Hotel or similar
DAY 25 Machu Picchu, Cusco
Board PeruRails Vistadome to the Sacred Valley. Watch the picturesque scenery pass by before disembarking and transferring by coach to Cusco. Stay: Three Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel
DAY 26 Cusco, Freedom Of Choice
This morning, youll enjoy a walking tour around the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco. At lunch, choose from three restaurants.
DAY 27 Cusco
Enjoy time to explore the wonders of Cusco at your own pace. Once the thriving capital of the Incan Empire, there is plenty to see here.
DAY 28 Cusco, Lima
Fly back to Lima and be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow guests. Stay: JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Ocean View Rooms
DAY 29 Lima, Quito
Fly to Quito, Ecuador settle in and afternoon city tour. Stay: Two nights: Quito: Casa Gangotena Hotel
DAY 30 Quito
Free day to enjoy the city.
DAY 31 Galapagos Islands Cruise, Santa Cruz Island
Fly to Baltra Island take a small ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island and transfer to Finch Bay Eco Lodge, situated in a secluded bay by the beach and near Puerto Aroyo . This is the perfect base to explore the Galapagos Islands National Park on day trips aboard their yacht or island tours to see the turtles. Kayaks and snorkelling equipment are also included. Stay: Three Nights: Finch Bay Eco Lodge
DAY 32 Full Day Galapagos Island By Yacht
Santa Cruz is the central hub for the Galapagos Islands. During our stay the hotel Yacht will offer day trips to different sites within the National Park. Visitor sites include the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe. Be part of a small group of only 20 guests, aboard the Sea Lion Yacht with 4 crew members, delicious buffet lunch, air-conditioned interiors & viewing decks.
DAY 33 Full Day Island Exploration
Choice of day exploration tours such as these two tours. Highlands giant tortoises with lunch and guide, OR Tortuga Bay and see Charles Darwin Research Centre which is now interpretation centre with a turtle breeding program.
DAY 34 Santa Cruz, Baltra Island, Guayaquil
This morning we make our way to Baltra Island and head to the airport for your return flight to Guayaquil. Stay: Guayaquil, Hilton Hotel
DAY 35 Depart Guayaquil
This morning your tour concludes with an airport transfer.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Best Of South America With The Galapagos Islands reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Itineraries are subject to change.
DAY 35 Depart Guayaquil *
This morning your tour concludes with an airport transfer.
DAY 34 Santa Cruz, Baltra Island, Guayaquil *
This morning we make our way to Baltra Island and head to the airport for your return flight to Guayaquil. Stay: Guayaquil, Hilton Hotel
DAY 33 Full Day Island Exploration *
Choice of day exploration tours such as these two tours. Highlands giant tortoises with lunch and guide, OR Tortuga Bay and see Charles Darwin Research Centre which is now interpretation centre with a turtle breeding program.
DAY 32 Full Day Galapagos Island By Yacht *
Santa Cruz is the central hub for the Galapagos Islands. During our stay the hotel Yacht will offer day trips to different sites within the National Park. Visitor sites include the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe. Be part of a small group of only 20 guests, aboard the Sea Lion Yacht with 4 crew members, delicious buffet lunch, air-conditioned interiors & viewing decks.
DAY 31 Galapagos Islands Cruise, Santa Cruz Island *
Fly to Baltra Island take a small ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island and transfer to Finch Bay Eco Lodge, situated in a secluded bay by the beach and near Puerto Aroyo . This is the perfect base to explore the Galapagos Islands National Park on day trips aboard their yacht or island tours to see the turtles. Kayaks and snorkelling equipment are also included. Stay: Three Nights: Finch Bay Eco Lodge
DAY 30 Quito *
Free day to enjoy the city.
DAY 29 Lima, Quito *
Fly to Quito, Ecuador settle in and afternoon city tour. Stay: Two nights: Quito: Casa Gangotena Hotel
DAY 28 Cusco, Lima *
Fly back to Lima and be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow guests. Stay: JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Ocean View Rooms
DAY 27 Cusco *
Enjoy time to explore the wonders of Cusco at your own pace. Once the thriving capital of the Incan Empire, there is plenty to see here.
DAY 26 Cusco, Freedom Of Choice *
This morning, youll enjoy a walking tour around the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco. At lunch, choose from three restaurants.
DAY 25 Machu Picchu, Cusco *
Board PeruRails Vistadome to the Sacred Valley. Watch the picturesque scenery pass by before disembarking and transferring by coach to Cusco. Stay: Three Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel
DAY 24 Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu *
Board PeruRails Vistadome train and admire the mountainous Andean landscape through your large panoramic windows as you travel to Machu Picchu. On arrival, set off on a locally-guided tour. After your unforgettable time here, settle into your charming hotel. Stay: Sumaq Hotel or similar
DAY 23 Sacred Valley *
An exploration of the area begins with a visit to the markets of Pisac, a hilltop village that lies near ancient Incan ruins. Enjoy lunch in the beautiful setting of the Sacred Valley before making the most of your time at leisure.
DAY 22 Lima, Cusco, Chincheros, Sacred Valley *
Fly to Cusco, then travel by coach to Chincheros. During an interesting traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created. Stay: Two Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood
DAY 21 Lima *
Enjoy the morning at leisure. Later, spend a fun afternoon at a private hacienda. Arrive to live music and dance before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show .
DAY 20 Buenos Aires, Lima (Peru) *
Today, fly to Lima, the starting point of your Peruvian discovery. Settle into your room, taking in the magnificent ocean views. Stay: Two Nights: JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Ocean View Rooms
DAY 19 Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Fly To Buenos Aires *
Bid farewell to Le Lyrial as you disembark in Ushuaia and travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, youll be transferred to your hotel. Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel
DAYS 17 - 18 Drake Passage *
The adventure, and the wildlife spotting, continues as you bid farewell to the beautiful waters surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula and return across the Drake Passage back towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia.
DAYS 12 - 16 Antarctic Peninsula *
On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. For the next five days, youll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you see penguin rookeries, seal colonies, orca, humpback whales and minke whales.
DAYS 10 - 11 Drake Passage *
Over the course of the next two days, youll cross the waters of the Drake Passage to Antarctica.
DAY 9 Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise *
Transfer to the airport and take your included flight to Ushuaia. On arrival, youll board your luxurious ship, Le Lyrial. This evening, enjoy the Captains Welcome Dinner and cruise the Beagle Channel.
DAY 8 Buenos Aires, Freedom Of Choice *
This morning, embark on your chosen activity. Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre where you can enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Parana Delta. Alternatively, explore the ways in which Buenos Aires has been influenced by Paris during a walking tour, or perhaps head to Teatro Colon to absorb the remarkable ambience and grandeur of one of the finest opera houses in the world. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your own pace.
DAY 7 Buenos Aires *
Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the citys oldest barrio (district). Later, head to Esquina Carlos Gardel for dinner and a tango show.
DAY 6 Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires (Argentina) *
Visit the Parque das Aves Bird Park and walk through the aviaries to see the iconic toucan. This afternoon fly to the colourful and vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel
DAY 5 Iguassu Falls *
Today we venture into the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one directly over the 82 metre-deep Devils Throat.
DAY 4 Rio De Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (Brazil) *
Board your flight to Iguassu Falls, an impressive series of waterfalls which straddle the borders of Argentina and Brazil. This afternoon walk to a viewing platform for a panoramic view of the falls. Get up close to the thundering cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari. Tonight dine at Ipe Grill at your hotel. Stay: Two Nights: Iguassu Falls, Hotel das Cataratas
DAY 3 Rio De Janeiro, Freedom Of Choice *
This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. You may wish to embark on a tour through the local favelas. Alternatively, experience the stunning beauty of the Botanical Gardens and the Tijuca National Park; or perhaps join a tour of the citys fascinating historical sights, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.
DAY 2 Rio De Janeiro *
Travel to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and stand on the platform at its peak for stunning views across the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain before heading to a local restaurant for a delicious Brazilian BBQ.
DAY 1 Arrive Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) *
On arrival in one of the worlds most spectacular cities, Rio de Janeiro, transfer to your hotel. Stay: Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace
* = Indicative
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Le Lyrial, the ship servicing Best Of South America With The Galapagos Islands

Le Lyrial

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 142 metres

Passenger Capacity: 224

Launched: 2015

A sleek silhouette, a welcoming intimate atmosphere, discover aboard this new ship the philosophy that has made our sisterships such a success: the spirit of Yacht Cruises.

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 122 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, will join our fleet in April 2015. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the our destinations and the blue light of the Vega star in the Lyra constellation. The result is a subtle variation around a palette of blues, ranging from the  luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in  Mediterranean coves

A refined ambiance is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat’s hull, while the central sculpture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

   

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Visit one of the worlds most spectacular cities, Rio de Janeiro.

Discover Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.

See Iguassu Falls, an impressive series of waterfalls which straddle the borders of Argentina and Brazil.

Explore the worlds most untouched continent and it's major attraction - awe-inspiring landscapes and spectacular wildlife.

Learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created.

Travel to Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour of the ruins.

Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope.

Explore the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe.
Enquire now about Best Of South America With The Galapagos Islands

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