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.
Experience comfort, luxury, and style while exploring the enchanted Archipelago on board one of the most recognized and renowned expedition vessels sailing the Galapagos.
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.
Mingle with the locals during market visits in the Sacred Valley.
Traveling for me is like breathing.” So says Vantage Cruise Director 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.
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.
You can count on the best value in the industry when you travel solo with Vantage, beginning with one free Single Supplement on each departure of most Small Ship Cruises and Escorted Land Tours. We also offer among the lowest Single Supplements available. And you’ll enjoy single-occupancy staterooms on our fleet of deluxe river ships.