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Channel your inner explorer as you embark on a spectacular small-group journey that explores two of South America’s most extraordinary wonders. You’ll begin by delving into the ancient world of the Inca as we explore the Sacred Valley and the Spanish colonial empire of Cusco. Then, ride the rails to the architectural marvel of Machu Picchu, which we’ll discover on two in-depth guided tours that are sure to amaze. The adventure continues with an unforgettable five-day expedition cruise of the pristine Galapagos Islands.
Abandoned after the collapse of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu, Peru, was revealed to the world in 1911. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this ancient majestic site is a highlight of your Vantage journey to South America.
Join us aboard the deluxe train for a scenic rail journey along the spectacular Urubamba Valley. The mere anticipation of finally laying eyes on Machu Picchu is part of the whole experience, and we’ll add to your building excitement by making your journey there something magical in and of itself.
Join an onboard astronomy discussion on the deck of the mv Santa Cruz II. Our onboard naturalists will offer a presentation on Galapagos stargazing, with tips on what to look for.
Mingle with the locals during market visits in the Sacred Valley.
Traveling for me is like breathing.” So says Vantage Adventure Leader Enrique Virto, who was born in Cusco; Peru, and has led travelers to 30 different countries on five continents. Enrique studied Peruvian history in Cusco, Philosophy and Psychology in Paris; and ultimately received a degree with licensure in tourism. As an avid outdoorsman, Enrique says his favorite places are those where he can introduce travelers to natural wonders and variable terrain, among them Machu Picchu, and the Galapagos.
Specifically designed for navigating the waters surrounding the Galapagos, the First Class mv Santa Cruz II has all the amenities of a large cruise liner, yet it is small enough for a close-up experience with nature. It is a 90-passenger luxury expedition vehicle with a crew-to-passenger ratio of less-than 1:2, allowing for personalized service and a more intimate experience.
Built on the grounds of an old 17th-century colonial hacienda next to the Urubamba River, the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness offers supremely beautiful landscapes and modern amenities.
Savor the peaceful ambience of the El MaPi Hotel, located close to Pueblo’s main market and the train that will carry you to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Loft ceilings and panoramic windows are perfect for enjoying your incredible surroundings. Visit the game room or health club, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or enjoy a traditional pisco sour at the bar during your downtime here.
Just two blocks from Cusco’s main square, the 5-star Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is located inside a former 16th-century colonial mansion and features more than 300 artworks spanning decades.
Located on the serene bay of Paracas, the Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa features all modern amenities, including a veranda restaurant, pier-side lounge and bar, tennis court, on-site spa, and two pools.
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