3NT POST-CRUISE: MACHU PICCHU GRANDE EXPLORER

Tour description

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.  


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Please note: Participants in this program should schedule their departure flight from Lima, Peru for departure after 8:00PM.


Please check with your travel professional for details regarding Peruvian and Ecuadorian visas. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.


DAY 1 - BALTRA / LIMA

Disembark in Baltra and transfer to the airport.  Upon arrival in Guayquil, transfer within the airport for the flight to Lima.  Once there, you are met and transferred from the airport to the Miraflores Park/Orient Express 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/Orient Express Hotel - Lima, Peru



DAY 2 - LIMA/CUZCO

Enjoy a very early breakfast at the hotel this morning before returning to the airport for the short flight to Cuzco.  Once there, transfer to the hotel.  After a quick stop to freshen up, continue on for lunch at a local restaurant.  


Begin this afternoon on a city tour of Cusco and the main sights including the Korikancha Temple, a Dominican church and convent that was built on the foundations of the Korikancha, or palace of gold, the principal Inca religious building, dedicated to the worship of the sun.   Continue to the beautiful square surrounded by stone arches and a spectacular arcade constructed during colonial times.  Visit the Cathedral, whose construction was begun in 1560 and was consecrated in 1669. This incredible structure exhibits Gothic, Mannerist-Renaissance and Baroque influences.


Overnight at the Monasterio Hotel - Cuzco, Peru


DAY 3 - CUZCO / MACHU PICCHU

Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning.  Later, transfer to the train station in the Sacred Valley where the Hiram Bingham train 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 4 - MACHU PICCHU / LIMA

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 return trip to Cusco.  A box lunch is provided.   From Cuzco's train station, you are transferred to the airport for the flight to Lima.

Please Note:  Do not schedule your international departing flight for any earlier than 8:00 PM.    


Program Inclusions:

One-night stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Room at the Miraflores Park Hotel/Orient Express - Lima, Peru

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

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

Scheduled, Economy-Class flights: Guayaquil/Lima /Cusco/Lima - upgrades to Business Class are available for an additional cost only on the Guayaquil / Lima portion of this trip.  

Meals:  Three breakfasts; one brunch; two lunches and one dinners

Train: Hiram Bingham - Cusco to Machu Picchu;  Vistadome - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Transfers between airports and hotels in air-conditioned vehicles

Flight Details:

Day 1 - Guayaquil / Lima - approximately one hour and 55 minutes

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

Day 4 - Cuzco / Lima - approximately one hour and 15 minutes

         Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules


Luggage Information:

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; as of January 2013, 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 3.  The remainder of your luggage will be held at the hotel in Cusco.

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding Peruvian and Ecuadorian 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.