A South American Adventure, Diva Style
Iconic South America in style
PLEASE NOTE THIS JOURNEY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Please contact us for alternative suggestions or to register your interest for similar future itineraries.
This Secret Women’s Series journey, led by Andrea Powis of Travelling Divas is a journey of a lifetime. South America boasts huge diversity and spectacular scenery, astonishing wildlife , incredible food, fascinating people and cultures ancient and modern! It is impossible not to be moved by the past as you travel through the country, hearing the stories of the Spanish invasion, the mystery of the Incas and those who came before....
This epic journey begins in the capital of Ecuador, Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1978. It has a fascinating history starting in Pre-Colombian times, followed by invasions by the Incas and then the Spaniards. Now a modern city exists, with a beautifully preserved historical centre where colonial churches stand side-by-side with elegant Republican homes on airy squares. There is an impressive theatre culture, a lively art scene and the city's gastronomic reputation is thriving.
From Quito you will head to the Galapagos Islands one of the last, most highly protected and pristine environments left on earth and a living museum showcasing evolution before your eyes. Spending 3 nights at the extraordinary Galapagos Safari Camp you’ll come face-to-face with the islands’ extraordinary wildlife and snorkel the clear blue ocean.
Then it is to Peru, to explore the sophistication and foodie scene of Lima, the mystery and beauty of the Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and finally Cusco where the influences on local culture by the history of the Incas and the Spanish combine with the modern Peru to deliver an amazing grass-roots experience. Then there is the extreme beauty of Lake Titicaca and its surrounds, coupled with the luxurious Relais & Chateaux Titilaka Lodge.
Throughout the journey you will enjoy all the elements of a ‘Secret Women’s Series’ journey – exquisite cuisine, expert guides, authentic experiences and of course the companionship of a small group of likeminded ladies. You will stay in a handpicked selection of stylish lodges and boutique hotels, each showcasing the best in South American design and hospitality.
If you are looking to explore this beautiful destination in style, soak up an unhurried pace of life, experience unique cultures and luxuriate in some of the most beautiful environments on earth, this is the journey for you.
Why we like it
Iconic Machu Picchu
The wonder of the Galapagos
Ancient Inca culture
Stylish boutique hotels
Fine dining at Astrid & Gaston, Lima
Small scale artisans, potters and weavers
Small group of like-minded ladies
At a Glance
Day 1 | Arrive Quito | Casa Gangotena (2 nights)
Day 2 | Explore Quito
Day 3 | Quick flight to The Galapagos | Galapagos Safari Camp (3 nights)
Day 4 | Explore the Galapagos; boats excursions; snorkelling; wildlife encounters
Day 5 | Explore the Galapagos; wildlife encounters; optional hiking and cycling
Day 6 | Fly to Lima, Peru | Casa Premium Andina (2 nights)
Day 7 | Explore lima; browse private art collection; optional dinner at world renowned Astrid & Gaston
Day 8 | Fly to Cusco | Belmond Rio Sagardo (2 nights)
Day 9 | Explore the sacred valley; shop for textiles
Day 10 | Machu Picchu; evening train to Cusco
Day 11 | Explore Cusco | La Casona (2 nights)
Day 12 | Cusco’s markets; cooking class; pisco sours
Day 13 | Fly to Lake Titicaca | Titilaka Lodge (2 nights)
Day 14 | Explore Lake Titicaca – visit floating reed islands of the Uros people; hiking; cycling etc
Day 15 | Day of departure; fly to Lima then continue with onward arrangements or begin your journey home
Escorted by Andrea Powis of Travelling Divas
6 - 20 October 2018
Begins: Quito, Ecuador | Ends: Lima, Peru
USD$10,995 per person twin share
Single Supplement USD$2,965. A ‘willing to share’ option is available subject to availability
THIS JOURNEY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR ALTERNATIVE SUGGESTIONS OR TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR SIMILAR FUTURE ITINERARIES.