Venture to Peru & the Amazon Venture to Peru & the Amazon

Venture to Peru & the Amazon

Commence your experience with our 7 day luxury pre-cruise land program of Peru which includes Cusco, Belmond Hotels, the Hiram Bingham Train, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley but to name a few. After our 7 day land program we’ll depart Lima for a short flight to Iquitos where we’ll board the brand new, ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture and discover the Amazon from start to finish.

Venture is designed to carry a complement of kayaks and 24 Zodiacs that can accommodate all onboard guests at once. In addition, two custom-built submarines are carried onboard providing an unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean’s surface. Seabourn Venture will feature 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites.

We'll explore the whole length of the Amazon from jungle-isolated Iquitos to the sea. Continue to Devil’s Island and the African ex-Portuguese island colony of Cape Verde. From Cape Verde, we'll take a short flight to Dakar where we'll have a myriad of options for you, take in a tour of Africa, Marrakech or Egypt, your choices are endless, we do hope you can join us.

"Our recent trip with Latitude 33 was truly one of our best holidays ever! Meticulous attention to detail, a unique itinerary, immersive experiences, luxurious accommodation and a great small group of like-minded travellers" - J. & B. Shaw 

Destinations: Africa, Amazon, South America

Commencing: Iquitos, Peru

Duration: 28 nights

Departure Date: 02 April 2022

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Highlights

  • Small group limited to only 20 guests
  • 7 day luxury pre cruise tour of Peru
  • English speaking local guides throughout Peru Tour
  • All transfers and tours as mentioned in itinerary
  • Hiram Bingham Train in Peru
  • Entrance fee's for Machu Picchu - day 4 and 5
  • Belmond hotels in Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • All meals including beverages with lunch and dinner at Belmond Machu Picchu
  • 22 nights all inclusive cruise on Seabourn Venture
  • Explore the Amazon from start to finish
  • Luggage handling
  • All tipping included
  • Fully hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host 
 

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

  • Day1

    Day 01

    Saturday 02 Apr 2022

    Lima

    Arrival in Lima. You will be met at the airport and transferred to Belmond Miraflores.

    Upon arrival our local representative will give you a short briefing about the rest of your stay.

    Welcome drinks and dinner are included at Tragaluz restaurant Belmond.

    Belmond Miraflores Park (D)

     

  • Day2

    Day 02

    Sunday 03 Apr 2022

    Lima / Cusco

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for our flight to Cusco. On arrival we will be met and transferred to the Belmond Monasterio. 

    Cusco is at 11,500 feet above sea level and based on experience, after settling in, we advise to relax around the hotel or if your feeling up to it, take a walk to the main square which is located close to the hotel. 

    Belmond Monasterio Cusco. (B)

  • Day3

    Day 03

    Monday 04 Apr 2022

    Cusco / Sacred Valley

    After breakfast, we'll leave our main bags behind and commence our journey to the Sacred Valley. We'll start with a Cusco city tour that starts at San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. We will then visit Saint Peter Market, where we will be able to appreciate the local flavors and learn about the local produce in this market where you can find everything and is the main supply center of the city. We will then continue to the Koricancha Temple that will welcome us with its splendor. The Golden Precinct is the meaning of its name in Quechua and we can still feel the sumptuousness of its walls that were once lined in gold sheets. From Saint Blas, the craftsmen’s quarters we will walk down along the Hatun Rumiyoc street, finding midway the Inca Roca Palace, today the Archbishop’s Palace; and we will have time to appreciate the worldwide famous Stone of the Twelve Angles. After our tour we'll make our way to the Sacred Valley. The afternoon is free to enjoy the hotel facilities.

    Tambo Del Inka Sacred Valley  (B)

  • Day4

    Day 04

    Tuesday 05 Apr 2022

    Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

    We will embark on one of the most spectacular rides on board the exclusive Hiram Bingham deluxe train. The experience on board is purely first class. The train’s incredible classic style goes perfectly with the dining room arrangement, making it easy to taste the delightful dishes carefully prepared for us by experienced chefs. The landscapes are breathtaking as we follow the Urubamba River course getting closer and closer to the canyon. our final destination will be Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. From here we will take a bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu and our unrivalled accommodation at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge located just outside the main entrance to the Machu Picchu complex. The Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and the solar clock or Intihuatana, all this amid a special atmosphere and on a guided tour.

    Brunch on board

    Dinner at hotel

    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Macchu Picchu (B - L -D)

  • Day5

    Day 05

    Wednesday 06 Apr 2022

    Machu Picchu / Cusco

    Today we will have our second guided entrance to Machu Picchu. Lunch will be at the hotel.

    At the arranged time we will take the train back to Sacred Valley and at the end of our train journey transfer by coach back to Cusco. Entertainment and fine gourmet dinner are included on board. 

    Belmond Monasterio Cusco (B - L - D)

  • Day6

    Day 06

    Thursday 07 Apr 2022

    Cusco / Lima

    Today we will transfer to the airport to take our flight to Lima. On arrival into Lima we will be met and transferred to the hotel.

    In the afternoon, we go to Lima’s Historic Center, where you can admire and learn about the numerous architectural relics that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin in the magnificent Santo Domingo Convent, which was built during Lima’s foundation, and originally housed the San Marcos University – the oldest university in the Americas. Stepping into the convent is like stepping into the past. The oldest chairs in the country sit in the chorus area, while the library – with its 25,000 books from the Dominicans, some of which were printed in the XV Century – is of incredible historic value. The Santo Domingo Convent was transited by all the major Saints of Lima, and currently houses the remains of San Martín de Porres, San Juan Masías y Santa Rosa de Lima. From here, cross through Lima’s Main Plaza – which contains the Government and Municipal Palaces – as you make your way towards the Lima Cathedral. The Cathedral is containing numerous religious art gems, and is considered an integral part of Lima’s history. The paintings housed within it take us on a visual tour through moments of Lima’s past. Then, make your way to the Larco Museum, located 30 minutes from Lima’s city center. The museum, named one of the Worlds 25 Best Museums by Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards, has many different displays that offer visitors a journey through the beauty and history of Peru’s ancient cultures. Meanwhile, the warehouse contains an impressive amount of ceramic pieces that depict faces, objects, fruits, birds, and many other aspects of day-to-day life in ancient Peru.

    Belmond Miraflores Park (B)

  • Day7

    Day 07

    Friday 08 Apr 2022

    Iquitos, Peru | Embark

    Today we'll take a short flight to Iquitos where we'll embark Seabourn Venture. Join us on a journey through the mightiest River in the world commencing with an overnight on board in Iquitos. 

    Seabourn Venture (B- L -D) 

  • Day8

    Day 08

    Saturday 09 Apr 2022

    Iquitos, Peru

    Known as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon", Iquitos is a major cosmopolitan city featuring a complex history and cuisine, Amazonian landscapes, nightlife, and a growing cultural movement. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

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    Day 09

    Sunday 10 Apr 2022

    Amazon Experience

    Depending on the water levels and other changing conditions, your captain and veteran expedition leader will choose from among the innumerable fascinating sites along this particular stretch of the Amazon River to plot itineraries for Zodiac and kayak explorations, treks and visits to places and people of interest.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

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    Day 10

    Monday 11 Apr 2022

    Amazon Experience

    Your Amazon Experience is just getting started. Expedition team members will be on deck and in observation lounges offering insights into the passing terrain and pointing out wildlife and other highlights while the ship is at anchor or cruising the river.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day11

    Day 11

    Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

    Amazon Experience

    Your Amazon Experience continues. As you make your way through one of the earth's most astonishing destinations, sit back and relax with a glass of champagne between landings. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day12

    Day 12

    Wednesday 13 Apr 2022

    Amazon Experience

    The river is home to a range of exotic aquatic life not found anywhere else in the world, species that are as magnificent and unique as the river itself. Scenic cruising with zodiac landings. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day13

    Day 13

    Thursday 14 Apr 2022

    Amazon Experience

    The river is home to a range of exotic aquatic life not found anywhere else in the world, species that are as magnificent and unique as the river itself. Scenic cruising with zodiac landings. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

     

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    Day 14

    Friday 15 Apr 2022

    Amazon Experience

    The river is home to a range of exotic aquatic life not found anywhere else in the world, species that are as magnificent and unique as the river itself. Scenic cruising with zodiac landings. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

     

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    Day 15

    Saturday 16 Apr 2022

    Amazon Experience

    The river is home to a range of exotic aquatic life not found anywhere else in the world, species that are as magnificent and unique as the river itself. Scenic cruising with zodiac landings. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

     

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    Day 16

    Sunday 17 Apr 2022

    Amazon Experience

    The river is home to a range of exotic aquatic life not found anywhere else in the world, species that are as magnificent and unique as the river itself.  Scenic cruising with zodiac landings. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

     

  • Day17

    Day 17

    Monday 18 Apr 2022

    Manaus, Brazil

    The largest city on the Amazon and the main port for export and import on the river. It is actually located on the Rio Negro a few miles from where it meets the Rio Solimoes to form the Amazon at the famous Meeting of the Waters. The Teatro Amazonas is an Italian Renaissance Opera House constructed of imported materials, which hosted world-famous artists at the height of the rubber boom.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day18

    Day 18

    Tuesday 19 Apr 2022

    Boca Dos Botos & Parintins, Brazil

    The name of this spot along the Amazon refers in Portuguese to Botos, the famous pink dolphins native to this river. Time-honored Caboclo legend has it that these graceful, intelligent creatures possess the ability to transform themselves at night into handsome young men, who court and seduce the unsuspecting maidens of the riverside villages. It is just one example of the ways all living things here are entwined with the river and its fluctuations.

    At Boca dos Botos, your Ventures by Seabourn expedition team provides opportunities to visit a “flooded forest,” resulting from the dramatic seasonal change from dry ground to river bottom. The flora and fauna of the region are perfectly adapted to, and in fact dependent on this cycle. As you explore the area, you are likely to see animals such as sloths, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys and colorful birds in activities they pursue during this sub-aquatic part of their invisible calendar.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day19

    Day 19

    Wednesday 20 Apr 2022

    Santarem, Brazil

    Santarem is a busy port for the trade flowing up and down the Amazon between the Atlantic and the inland forests. The most famous site for visitors is the “Wedding of the Waters” where the clear, dark Tapajos River meets the muddy ochre Amazon. Local markets are fun to explore, and other excursions include visiting the smaller tributaries and forests, and fishing for the infamous piranha fish.

    Seabourn Venture (B-D) 

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    Day 20

    Thursday 21 Apr 2022

    Guajara, Brazil

    Today you will have an optional opportunity to join the naturalists among your onboard Ventures by Seabourn expedition team on a zodiac adventure exploring the banks of the Guajara River - a tributary of the Amazon. At riverside buffalo farms, take advantage of the chance to interact with the 'caboclos' - the people who have adapted to living and working in close association with the river, and to learn about their lifestyle.

    As you pass through an area of gallery forest, keep an eye out for some of the many colorful tropical bird species that inhabit the region, as well as reptiles and mammals that may be glimpsed either in the trees or on the banks. The elusive pink river dolphins called 'botos’ frequent this area as well. Caboclo legend maintains that the dolphins possess the capability to transform themselves into handsome young men at night, and seduce unwary maidens living in the riverside communities. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-D) 

  • Day21

    Day 21

    Friday 22 Apr 2022

    Macapa, Brazil | Equator Crossing

    If you are a “pollywog,” who has never crossed the line at sea, you will be expected to undergo a mock trial by King Neptune and his court for the entertainment of the “shellbacks” who have already done so. Mild but hilarious indignities will be conjured, and in the end a good time will be had by most, if not all. On the north channel of the Amazon, at the river’s broad mouth, Macapá sits smack on the Equator, cut off from the rest of Brazil.

    The Marco Zero monument is a place where you can hop from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern. San Jose de Macapá Fortress, which supposedly guarded against riverine invasions, is an historic site, in a rather subdued way. Apa do Curiaú is a village of descendants of escaped slaves, with some unique local customs and commemorations. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day22

    Day 22

    Saturday 23 Apr 2022

    Cruising

    Take the time today to relax and share your incredible experiences with a glass of fine wine in the Expedition Lounge or, relax in the spa. 

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day23

    Day 23

    Sunday 24 Apr 2022

    Devils Island, French Guiana

    All three islands, popularly known as Devil's Island, were used as a prison from 1852 to 1953. Today, tropical vegetation is invading and covering the ruins, creating an eerie ambience.

    Before they were a notorious penal colony, the Iles de Salut (Islands of Salvation) provided French colonists with a welcome escape from the fever-ridden jungles of the Guiana mainland. Lying ten miles off the coastline, and swept by treacherous ocean currents, the trio of small islands provided a perfect isolated location for incarcerating criminals without danger or expense, since the shark-infested sea and the trackless jungles ashore precluded any possibility of escape. All three islands, popularly known as Devil's Island, were used as a prison from 1852 to 1953. Your day is free to explore the prison ruins or search for signs of the surprisingly abundant wildlife.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day24

    Day 24

    Monday 25 Apr 2022

    Cruising

    Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day25

    Day 25

    Tuesday 26 Apr 2022

    Cruising

    Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day26

    Day 26

    Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

    Cruising

    Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day27

    Day 27

    Thursday 28 Apr 2022

    Cruising

    Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

    Seabourn Venture (B-L-D) 

  • Day28

    Day 28

    Friday 29 Apr 2022

    Praia, Ilha De Santiago, Cape Verde

    Praia is the capital city of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. The city is on the southern coast of Santiago Island. Take one of our optional tours today.

    Seabourn Venture (B-D) 

  • Day29

    Day 29

    Saturday 30 Apr 2022

    Praia, Ilha De Santiago, Cape Verde | Disembark

    Disembark and fly home or take one of our optional extensions, ask for details. 

    Seabourn Venture (B) 

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Inclusions

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01 | FLIGHTS AND TRANSFER

  • Return airport transfers in Australia*
  • Return International Economy Class airfares from Australia (Premium & Business Class Upgrades Available)
  • All transfers and baggage handling on tour 
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

  • 1 night pre tour Belmond Miraflores Park Lima
  • 2 nights Belmond Monasterio Cusco (1 pre & 1 post Machu Picchu)
  • 1 night Tambo Del Inka Sacred Valley  
  • 1 night Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Macchu Picchu 
  • 1 night post tour Belmond Miraflores Park Lima
  • 22 nights Seabourn Venture 
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  • Seabourn expedition ships - Wintergarden Suite (Living Room)
  • Seabourn expedition ships - Signature Suite (Living Room)
  • Seabourn expedition ships - Wintergarden Suite (Bedroom)
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03 | SEABOURN VENTURE

  • Inclusive of all meals, drinks and onboard activities 
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Complimentary expedition gear: expedition-grade parka and daypack
  • Seabourn Conversations with special guest speakers,including knowledgeable Expedition Team of Naturalists,  Ornithologist and more
  • Complimentary Zodiac landings and tours 
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04 | HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN

  • Includes all meals and beverages on board
  • Toast the morning with a glass of champagne
  • Savor a brunch and gourmet lunch as you admire the ever-changing scenery in the early light as you glide through the Andes. 
  • Includes dinner and beverages on our return journey

 

 
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