Peru: Journey to a Lost World

11-day Independent or Escorted Tour
South America

Experience Peru by luxury rail: the most exciting and comfortable way to drink in the majestic peaks of the Andes, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, and the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca.

IRT’s exclusive journey combines two phenomenal rail experiences: the Belmond Hiram Bingham day train, and the brand-new for 2017 Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train.

When not in your luxury cabin aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer, enjoy stays at five-star properties including Belmond Miraflores Park, Belmond Rio Sagrado, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge and Belmond Hotel Monasterio.

Our members have said this was one of the most “Wow!” journeys they had ever taken.

Click here to read more about the Belmond Andean Explorer, new for 2017.

Enthralling Ecuador featuring Tren Crucero

11-day Independent Tour
South America

Explore Ecuador: mountains, volcanoes, rainforests and coast. This tour features the new Tren Crucero, a 4-day/3-night adventure from the mountainous landscape of the Andes to the coastal plains, including traveling along the famed “Devil’s Nose.” Begin in Quito, Ecuador’s colonial capital; then travel to the Andes’ rainforest for a three-day stay at the fabulous Mashpi Lodge, a must for nature and bird-lovers. Finally, watch the beautiful scenery unfold as you travel aboard the Tren Crucero to Guayaquil. Extend your journey with a Galapagos cruise–a perfect add-on to this adventure!

South Georgia & the Falkland Islands aboard the National Geographic Explorer

18-day cruise
South America

Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: literally 200,000 stately king penguins on a single beach. See the human face of the region in the Falklands, reminiscent of Great Britain, with grazing sheep, tea and crumpets. And in this privileged place, the albatross reveal the beauty of their mysterious lives. All aboard your luxurious vessel, the National Geographic Explorer.

Amazon Voyage

10 Day voyage aboard La Estrella Amazonica
South America

The rainforest of the Amazon Basin fires the imagination of dreamers and explorers, hinting at an adventure like no other. On this Amazon Voyage, daily excursions allow you to discover the secrets hidden under the rich canopy and along narrow tributaries beyond the river’s edge. Be amazed by the symphony of cicadas and tree frogs, howls from the howler monkeys and songs from the many species of birds found here. Spend evenings cruising the headwaters of Earth’s most legendary river, stargazing and storytelling as Peruvian lore becomes part of your personal story.

La Estrella Amazonica is a riverboat featuring gracious, 21st-century comfort. Each of the 15 airy cabins is air-conditioned with private balcony, and has floor-to-ceiling windows so you are constantly surrounded by rainforest vistas. This riverboat boasts unrivaled public spaces, including the Amazon’s largest open-air Observation Deck, a modern Lecture Room and even a Fitness Room. Two highly trained chefs serve a variety of Peruvian cuisine, and each night you enjoy a guides’ reception.  As a special perk, you can take advantage of complimentary laundry service during your seven nights onboard.

The Amazon Voyage includes a variety of flexible activity options, such as swimming, bird watching, jungle walks, kayaking, village visits, peaceful excursion boat rides, cooking demonstrations and more, so that you enjoy an enriching and fun adventure. Against a backdrop of rainforest and water, create a lifetime of memories. Join us in exploring the diverse ecosystems that comprise the heart of Earth’s greatest wilderness.