Optional Pre-Cruise Add-on Program Inclusions:
One-night stay at The Westin Hotel - Lima, Peru
Two-night stay at the Tambo del Inca - Urubamba
One-night stay at the Palacio del Inka - Cusco
Scheduled, Economy-Class flights: Lima / Cusco / Lima
Meals: Daily breakfast, three lunches, and three dinners
Train: round trip Vistadome to/from Ollantaytambo station
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Transfers between airports and hotels in air-conditioned vehicles
Day 2 - Lima / Cusco - approximately 1h30m
Day 5 - Cusco / Lima - approximately 1h30m
Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules
$1799pp (double occupancy)
$2299pp (single occupancy)
NOTE: This Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, some of which is on cobblestone paths and unpaved trails, with uneven surfaces. There are many steps to climb. This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair. Altitude sickness may be a problem for guests suffering from palpitations, shortness of breath or severe headaches.
DAY 1 - LIMA
Upon arrival in Lima, you are met and transferred from the airport to the hotel. After check-in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. All meals are on your own account.
Overnight at the Westin Lima Libertador - Lima, Peru
DAY 2 - LIMA / CUSCO/ SACRED VALLEY
Begin your day with breakfast in the hotel restaurant and then return to Lima's airport for your flight to Cusco. If the sky is clear, the 80-minute flight offers impressive views of the Andes. Upon arrival in Cusco, claim your baggage and then board the coach.
You will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the village of Chinchero, which was one of the most important populations during the Inca Empire. However, as much of its annexes, it was also a victim of the "extirpation of idolatries", action that replaced the traditional deities by Catholic ones to transform the popular beliefs. In this way important monuments and buildings completely disappeared.
Lunch and dinner will be provided at the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities.
Overnight at the Tambo Del Inka - Urubamba
DAY 3 - SACRED VALLEY
Breakfast is provided at the hotel, before your visit to Ollantaytambo a town, which has been inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times.
Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo at a local restaurant and enjoy a superior Andean gastronomy experience, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cozy atmosphere! Delight yourself with the surprising variety of recipes prepared under the careful tutelage of renowned chefs. The ingredients used come from the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas, and are rich in nutrients and flavor.
After lunch enjoy a show with Peruvian Paso horses, renowned for the smoothest gait in the world. Stunning equestrian demonstrations, to the rhythm of marinera music.
At the end of this activity, you will be transferred back to your hotel to enjoy the evening and dinner (provided at the hotel).
Overnight at the Tambo Del Inka - Urubamba
DAY 4 - URUBAMBA/ MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
Breakfast is provided at the hotel this morning before your transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station. Relax on the two hour Vistadome train on your way to Aguas Calientes. Aguas Calientes is also known as "Machu Picchu pueblo" and is the last stop before the entrance to the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru.
Finally, after a short transfer you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed to have served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec (1438 - 1572). Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
Upon arrival at the site, commence a guided tour of the marvelous Citadel, then take a stroll through this impressive archaeological site on your own. Explore the famous "Lost City of the Incas" and feel its pulse while visualizing the lives of the priests, craftsmen, and servants who lived in this seemingly incredible site. Excavations have only added to the mystery, revealing the skeletons of 173 people along with artifacts and woolen clothing, though no gold.
Afterward, enjoy lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge restaurant.
In the afternoon return by Vistadome train and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco. A boxed dinner will be provided this evening.
Overnight at the Palacio Del Inka - Cusco
DAY 5 - CUSCO / CALLAO
Breakfast is provided before it is time to check-out of the hotel. Start your day with a visit to the Koricancha, also known as the "Temple of the Sun" (or "Premises of the Gilded One"), the construction of which was ordered by Inca Pachacutec (1438-1471) and was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is when the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshipped during the Inca Empire and at the time of the Incas, its walls were fully covered with gold sheets and its courtyards were planted with golden corn and life-size llamas.
Afterwards visit the Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square and one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America, which is shaped as a Latin Cross and houses about 400 colonial paintings from the Cusco art school, an impressive goldsmith, silversmith and precious stones works. Its construction lasted almost a century; it started in 1560 and ended in 1654. The Ecclesiastical Chapter ordered to extract and transport hundreds of stones from the Sacsayhuaman fortress for this purpose.
Transfer back to the airport for your flight into Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, you will be transferred to Callao pier. Our representatives will assist you at the airport and will transfer you the pier. Bon voyage!
Machu Picchu Discovery
TO ADD THIS AS A PRE-CRUISE:
Call us at: 516-626-9000 or 1-800-807-7009
Important info about this program
According to Peruvian law, only 5kg (11lbs) of hand luggage will be allowed on the trains (Vistadome, Hiram Bingham, etc.),
1 personal item per person (such as a purse)
1 carry-on per person conforming to the following requirements:
· Maximum 8kg/17.5lbs
· Maximum 157cm/62 inches combined height, length, width
Luggage is restricted to a maximum of 44 pounds (20 kilograms) for domestic flights in Peru. Weight restrictions are very strict on domestic Peruvian flights; at the time of printing, overweight charges are US $35.40 for overweight luggage/ $70.80 per extra piece of luggage. Guests are responsible for any charges imposed by the airlines for overweight luggage. Please pack a small overnight bag (8kg max) to travel to Machu Picchu on Day 2. The remainder of your luggage will be held at the hotel in Cusco.
Please check with your travel professional for details regarding Peruvian visas. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.
The contents and order of activities of this excursion are subject to change by the local operator without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or other unavoidable disruptions.
Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.
All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing.
This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.