See the unmissable highlights of Peru, through a lens of culture and culinary delights. Hit all the hotspots, including Lima, Cuzco and of course Machu Picchu, while immersing yourself in Peruvian life and flavors through special experiences only available in this package. Enjoy a cooking demonstration after a visit to the main market in Lima; paddle board or kayak on a tranquil lagoon in the Sacred Valley; visit an Andean community to see the current way of life in this ancient Incan empire, dining with your hosts and enjoying a traditional musical performance. Through cultural exchange and a deep dive into the world-famous foods of Peru, get to know this spectacular country like the locals do.
Combine the culture and sophistication of two South American capitals with the rugged beauty of adventurous Patagonia. Explore the remote, spectacular landscape of Patagonia, a nature lover’s paradise shared by Chile and Argentina at the southern tip of the Americas. Centuries ago, this was the end of the known world. You’ll never forget the sights here; jaw-droppingly beautiful mountains, calving glaciers, turquoise lakes and abundant wildlife. This adventure in the wild is bookended by stays in two of South America’s most fascinating cities, Santiago and Buenos Aires. Truly, the trip of a lifetime. Along with local partners, Avanti will be with you every step of the way while you travel.
Experience magical Ecuador – its culture, history, landscapes and biodiversity. Begin in Quito, situated at 9300 feet in the heart of the Andes, just south of the Equatorial Line. The country's colonial history is reflected in Quito's Historic Centre and the lovely city of Cuenca, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Get In touch with indigenous culture at the famous handicrafts market at Otavalo, and the surrounding villages. Visit Ecuador's other major city, Guayaquil, before flying to the Galapagos Islands for a 4 night cruise that will introduce you to the amazing wildlife that is unique to this environment.
Explore the scenic highlands of Peru by Luxury rail. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s and immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of Peru. Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu to explore these famous ruins. From Cuzco, board South America’s first luxury sleeper train, and journey on a spectacular ride through Peru’s majestic highlands to Arequipa, known for its volcano views and colonial buildings. Along with local partners, Avanti will be with you every step of the way while you travel.
Experience the essence of Ecuador with the Colonial city of Quito and the islands of the Galapagos. Along with local partners, Avanti will be with you every step of the way while you travel.
A visit to the islands offers a front-row seat to famed (and endangered) Galapagos creatures, among them penguins and sea lions living on the equator, marine iguanas, giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and the Galapagos albatross.
South American Triangle One of our most popular programs, the South America Triangle will give you an introduction to three of South America’s most exciting destinations. It combines visits to two of the most beautiful cities in the world – Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires – with the impressive grandeur of Iguassu Falls, the largest waterfalls in the Western Hemisphere. Includes: All Ground Transfers3 Nights Buenos AiresCity TourTango Show with Dinner2 Nights Iguassu FallsBrazil and Argentina Falls Tour3 Nights Rio de JaneiroSugar Loaf and Corcovado Tour with LunchDaily Breakfast
Sun Trail Trek Departing from Cuzco, drive north across Antapampa into the Apurimac watershed. Mollepata is the starting point of our five day trek across the Cordillera Vilcabamba, past Mt. Humantay and Salkantay into the headwaters of the Santa Teresa valley. Hiking down this cloud forest area we ascend to the Pass of Paltallacta. Great views of Machu Picchu from a different perspective. Hike into the Aobamba Valley and arrive near the hydroelectric works, downriver from the citadel, spend the night in Aguas Calientes. Next morning we will visit Machu Picchu ruins before heading back to Cuzco. Includes: Roundtrip Ground Transfers with Return Train3 Nights Camping with All MealsTentSleeping PadGuideand Porter Service1 Night Machu Picchu with Breakfast1 Entrance to Machu Picchu with 1 Guided Tour and Lunch
Hiking Machu Picchu You have always dreamed about hiking the legendary Inca Trail, but you are short on time, or the season is wrong, or you just don’t enjoy camping. The 2 day Express Trail may just be the program for you. Includes: Roundtrip Ground Transfers plus Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and ReturnHiking Tour with LunchPermit for Inca Trail1 Night Aguas Calientes with Breakfast2 Entrances to Machu Picchu with 1 Guided Tour and Lunch