Guayaquil to Valparaiso South America Expedition Cruise

Combining surreal landscapes with succulent dishes, this expedition voyage offers a bewildering variety of experiences for any epicurean. Join the Expedition team and guests chefs on a voyage that will treat both your eyes and palate. Distinguished Chilean wine, authentic Peruvian cuisine and an air-trip above the famous Nazca lines are just a handful of the surprises that await you.
Duration
14
Days
Departure
Oct 31
2016
Fares from
US$ 10,450
(per guest)
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Silver Explorer
  • Voyage 7625
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Included in the cruise fare

  • Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field (marine biologists, ornithologists, historians and more)
  • Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac®
  • Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, Haglöfs parka for polar expeditions
  • Personalised service with a butler for all suites and the highest crew to guest ratio in the industry
  • Fine dining even in the most remote places of the planet
  • Comfortable amenities with the largest expedition suites at sea
  • Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
  • Free WIFI throughout the ship
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Exclusive partnership with The Royal Geographical Society

Cruise itinerary

An expedition with Silversea is unlike any other form of travel – thrilling, awe-inspiring and humbling all at the same time. Below please find itinerary information about this adventurous expedition.
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ENRICHMENTS
Silversea's cruises offer you a chance to indulge your passions and enjoy experiences not found on a typical cruise
Hone your skills on a hands-on photography expedition
Photography Cruises
Epicurian adventures in authenticity
Culinary Expeditions

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Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite 728 ft² / 67m² including veranda Deck 7

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US$ 19,550
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 728 ft² / 67m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 4 guests

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board.  For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise.

Fares from US$ 19,550 (per guest)

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  • Teak style veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room with sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Laundry service
  • Illy espresso machine
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Free WiFi
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Grand Suite

Grand Suite 618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony Deck 7

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DIMENSIONS: 618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony

Number of guests: Up to 4 guests

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.

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  • Teak style balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room with sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Laundry service
  • Illy espresso machine
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Free WiFi
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Silver Suite

Silver Suite 422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies Deck 5

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US$ 15,750
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.

Fares from US$ 15,750 (per guest)

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  • Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Laundry service
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Free WiFi
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Medallion Suite

Medallion Suite 400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony Deck 7

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DIMENSIONS: 400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony

Number of guests: Up to 2 guests

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

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  • Teak style balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Free WiFi
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Laundry service
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Expedition Suite

Expedition Suite 388-397 ft² / 36-37m² with two view windows or two large picture windows Deck 3/4

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DIMENSIONS: 388-397 ft² / 36-37m² with two view windows or two large picture windows

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

Settle in to sumptuous surroundings and feel instantly “at home” in the Expedition Suite. With a spacious floor plan and two view windows, comfort comes easily in this warm and well-designed space. Unwind in your very own living room, complete with a convertible sofa for an additional guest. Journal the day’s incredible shore excursion experiences while seated at your writing desk. Rejuvenate with a hot shower or soak in the marbled bathroom’s full-sized tub. Rest comfortably among fine bed linens, assured you will be ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

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  • Two large picture windows (Deck 4 suites)
  • Two view windows (Deck 3 suites)
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Laundry service
  • Free WiFi
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Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite 206-216 ft² / 19-20m² including a French balcony Deck 5

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US$ 10,450
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 206-216 ft² / 19-20m² including a French balcony

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony.

Fares from US$ 10,450 (per guest)

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  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    (Suites 500, 501, 512 and 513 have a fixed queen bed)
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Free WiFi
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Vista Suite

Vista Suite 192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window Deck 4

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DIMENSIONS: 192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

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  • Large picture window: 47'' x 43'' / 120cm / 110cm
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Free WiFi
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View Suite

View Suite 192 ft² / 18m² with view window Deck 3

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DIMENSIONS: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window

Number of guests: Up to 2 guests

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

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  • View window
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Triple capacity that can accommodate young children on sofa bed (View Suites 310, 311, 312, 313)
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Free WiFi
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Explorer Suite

Explorer Suite 175-190 ft² / 16-18m² with view window Deck 4

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DIMENSIONS: 175-190 ft² / 16-18m² with view window

Number of guests: Up to 2 guests

Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Suites. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Explorer Suites accommodate up to two guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore.    

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  • View window (31.5'' x 31.5'' / 80cm x 80cm)
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Free WiFi
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Adventurer Suite

Adventurer Suite 157-167 ft² / 14-15m² with 2 portholes Deck 3

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DIMENSIONS: 157-167 ft² / 14-15m² with 2 portholes

Number of guests: Up to 2 guests

Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens ­– with your choice of nine pillow types.

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  • Two portholes (15.75'' / 40cm in diameter)
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Free WiFi
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Silver Explorer

Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions.  A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

Guests: 130
Crew: 117
Length: 354 Feet / 107.9 Meters

Suites

"Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite. "

Owner's Suite

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board.  For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise.

Grand Suite

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.

Medallion Suite

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury.
The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

Silver Suite

Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony.

Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.

Expedition Suite

Settle in to sumptuous surroundings and feel instantly “at home” in the Expedition Suite. With a spacious floor plan and two view windows, comfort comes easily in this warm and well-designed space.

Unwind in your very own living room, complete with a convertible sofa for an additional guest. Journal the day’s incredible shore excursion experiences while seated at your writing desk. Rejuvenate with a hot shower or soak in the marbled bathroom’s full-sized tub. Rest comfortably among fine bed linens, assured you will be ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

Veranda Suite

A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony.

Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views.
The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

View Suite

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window.

Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

Explorer Suite

Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Suites. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Explorer Suites accommodate up to two guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore.

 

 

Adventurer Suite

Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub.

Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens ­– with your choice of nine pillow types.

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

Guayaquil
Guayaquil
Monday Oct 31
3NT PRE-CRUISE: MACHU PICCHU GRANDE EXPLORER Indulge your senses with the scenic splendour and unique history of Peru.  Board the legendary 'Hiram Bingham' for a picturesque train-ride to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, explore the 'Lost City of the Incas'.  Your overnight stay at…

Indulge your senses with the scenic splendour and unique history of Peru.  Board the legendary ‘Hiram Bingham’ for a picturesque train-ride to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, explore the ‘Lost City of the Incas’.  Your overnight stay at the famed Sanctuary Lodge allows you to spend additional time at the historic site with fewer tourists.  

Please note: Participants in this program should schedule their arrival flight into Lima, Peru.

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.

DAY 1 – LIMA

Upon arrival in Lima, you are met and transferred from the airport to the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, which is renowned for its location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After check-in, the remainder of the day and evening are at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Overnight at the Miraflores Park- Lima, Peru

DAY 2 – LIMA / MACHU PICCHU

Please be aware that in order to arrive into Cuzco in time for your train journey, a very early departure from the hotel is necessary to take you to the airport for your flight to Cusco.  Once there, transfer directly to the train station in the Sacred Valley where the Hiram Bingham awaits.   Your rail journey celebrates the spirit of expedition and perseverance that is the hallmark of the railways of Peru, taking its name from the explorer Hiram Bingham who discovered the ‘Lost City of the Incas’.

Brunch is served en route. Upon arrival at the site, commence a guided tour of the marvellous 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, relax with afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located within the very grounds of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary citadel.  Dinner is served at the Lodge.

Overnight at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

DAY 3 – MACHU PICCHU / CUZCO

After an early-morning breakfast at the lodge, depart for an opportunity to witness an incomparable sight (weather permitting); the sun rising over Machu Picchu.  Due to the proximity of the hotel to the site, overnight guests have time in the morning to enjoy the citadel with very few other visitors around.  

Later in the morning, transfer to the Aguas Calientes Station and board Peru Rail’s Vistadome train for the trip to Ollytaytambo station where transportation is waiting to continue on to Cusco.  A box lunch is provided.

Transfer to the Hotel Monasterio in Cusco.  The balance of the afternoon is free for you to explore the area.  Dinner this evening is served at a local restaurant.  

Overnight at the Monasterio Hotel – Cusco, Peru

DAY 4 – CUZCO / LIMA / GUAYAQUIL

Depart for the airport this morning for the flight to Guayaquil (via Lima).   Once there, transfer directly to the pier and the waiting Silver Explorer.    Bon voyage!

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Program Inclusions:

One-night stay in an Ocean View Club Junior Suite at the Miraflores Park Hotel – Lima, Peru

One-night stay in a Superior Room at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel – Machu Picchu, Peru

One-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Hotel Monasterio – Cuzco, Peru

Scheduled, Economy-Class flights: Lima /Cuzco/Lima/Guayaquil

Meals:  Three breakfasts; one brunch; one boxed lunch and two dinners

Trains: Hiram Bingham - Cuzco to Machu Picchu;  Vistadome- Machu Picchu to Cuzco

Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Transfers between airports and hotels in air-conditioned vehicles

Flight Details:

Day 2 – Lima/Cuzco – approximately one hour and 15 minutes

Day 4 – Cuzco/Lima/Guayaquil – approximately four hours

Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules

Luggage Information:

Due to Peruvian law, only the following baggage will be allowed on the trains travelling between Cuzco and Machu Picchu (Vistadome, Hiram Bingham, etc.):

1 personal item per person (such as a purse)

1 carry-on per person fitting the following requirements:

·        Maximum 5kg/11lbs

·        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 to travel to Machu Picchu on Day 2.  The remainder of your luggage will be held at the hotel in Lima.

Visa Information:

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.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.

Please note: 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.  Silversea Air Programme guests may be provided flights on LAN Peru in order to participate in this program.   Flights are subject to availability, and any changes to the carrier will affect the selling price of the program.

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.

Paracas
Paracas
Saturday Nov 05
Silver Shore Expedition: Nazca Overflight This tour may only be reserved by calling Silversea Reservations.  This programme will become 100% non-refundable within 90 days prior to sailing.   Fly over the Nazca Lines during this unforgettable tour.  Believed to have been created on…

This tour may only be reserved by calling Silversea Reservations.  This programme will become 100% non-refundable within 90 days prior to sailing.  

Fly over the Nazca Lines during this unforgettable tour.  Believed to have been created on the dry Peruvian coastal plain between 500 BC and 500 AD, the lines remain one of the greatest enigmas in the field of archaeology.  

Depart the pier for a transfer to the Pisco Airport where you board your plane for an unforgettable flight over the Nazca Lines.

The Nazca Lines are an amazing series of drawings of animals, geometric figures, and birds ranging up to 1,000 feet in size. Although these incredible drawings are incredible from many viewpoints, the full impact of these mysterious drawings can only be appreciated from the air.  

Believed to have been created on the dry Peruvian coastal plain between 500 BC and 500 AD, the lines remain one of the greatest enigmas in the field of archaeology.  Preserved for thousands of years on this desert crust, the lines have prompted many theories of their creation; from pre-Inca irrigation systems, to pleas from the ancient Peruvians to the gods above to help with their farming, to extra-terrestrial intervention.  You will have to come to your own conclusion.

After a short comfort break at the airport, return to the pier.

Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 200 yards (185 metres) with some steps to climb to embark the transfer vehicle and aircraft.  Guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of a small plane with little assistance.  This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. It is not recommended to guests prone to motion sickness as aircraft may bank and make tight turns. Flying time is approximately 1.5 hours. This tour operates in small 10-seater aircraft and all seats are utilised.  Seating is at the discretion of the pilot.  Participation in this tour is limited to a minimum/maximum of 10 guests per aircraft. The order of sights seen may vary. Operation of this tour is weather dependent and it may be cancelled on short notice. Wear lightweight clothing and bringing sun protection, including sun glasses. Bring your camera and/or binoculars from your suite.