Silversea Expedition Cruises To SAN CRISTOBAL

SAN CRISTOBAL
SAN CRISTOBAL

Like so many of the islands in the Galapagos, San Cristobal is formed by dormant volcanoes. It lies to the east of the archipelago and is one of the oldest islands in the group. Approximately 6,000 people live on the island, making their living from tourism, fishing, in government offices, or off the rich volcanic soils with some limited farming existing in the highlands. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the southwestern tip of the island is the capital city of the Galapagos Islands. View more

A statue of Charles Darwin graces the harbor, marking one of the first places he likely stepped ashore in the 1830s.

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BALTRA To SAN CRISTOBAL
  • Departure
    Aug 22 2020
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SAN CRISTOBAL To BALTRA
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    Aug 29 2020
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BALTRA To SAN CRISTOBAL
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    Sep 05 2020
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SAN CRISTOBAL To BALTRA
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    Sep 12 2020
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    Sep 19 2020
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    Sep 26 2020
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    Oct 03 2020
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    Oct 10 2020
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    Oct 17 2020
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    Oct 24 2020
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Land programmes in SAN CRISTOBAL

5NT PRE-CRUISE: MACHU PICCHU & SACRED VALLEY

Indulge your senses with the scenic splendor and unique history of Peru. Board the legendary 'Hiram Bingham' train 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 and Ecuadorian 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 beautiful 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. Dinner is on your own.


Overnight at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel


DAY 2 - LIMA/ CUZCO/ URUBAMBA

Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning. Then return to the airport for the short 90-minute flight to Cuzco. Leaving the airport, stop for lunch at a local restaurant.


Afterwards drive to the hotel at the Sacred Valley to enjoy the facilities of the Tambo del Inka hotel. Dinner will be provided evening.


Overnight at Libertador Tambo del Inka Hotel


DAY 3 - URUBAMBA / MACHU PICCHU

Enjoy a light breakfast at the hotel this morning. After breakfast, we will continue to the massive fortress of Ollantaytambo. The fortress, a formidable stone structure, was the valley's main defense against the Antis and was the site of the Incas' greatest victory against the Spanish during the wars of conquest. Constructed of rose-colored granite, this huge installation was once a thriving complex of baths, temples and military barracks. Below the fortress lies a complete Incan town, still inhabited with original architecture.


Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station where the Hiram Bingham train awaits. Depart aboard the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. 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 on route.


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 artefacts 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 Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge or alternate hotel (e.g. Sumaq Hotel or Inkaterra Hotel)


DAY 4 - 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.


Return to lodge this afternoon for Lunch back at the lodge then shortly thereafter transfer to the Aguas Calientes to board Peru Rail's Vistadome train for the trip back to Ollantaytambo. On arrival at Ollantaytambo station, you are transferred to the hotel. Dinner is on your own this evening.


Overnight at Tambo del Inka Hotel


DAY 5 - CUZCO / QUITO

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Cusco city where you will enjoy a city tour. The main sights includes the Korikancha Temple, a Dominican church and convent that was built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the principal Inca religious building, dedicated to the worship of the sun. We continue to the beautiful square surrounded by stone arches and a spectacular arcade constructed during colonial times. Here we visit the Cathedral, whose construction began in 1560 and was consecrated in 1669. This incredible structure exhibits Gothic, Mannerist-Renaissance and Baroque influences.


After this, you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight to Quito. A box lunch will be provided. A Silversea representative will be waiting upon your arrival and transfer you to JW Marriott. Dinner will be provided this evening at the hotel.


Overnight at JW Marriott Hotel


DAY 6 - GALÁPAGOS

This morning you will receive an early an automatic wakeup call and the bell staff will collect all luggage outside your hotel room. Breakfast will be provided on the ground floor of the hotel. Afterwards a Silversea representative will give you your Galapagos Migration Card and assign your bus for the transfer back to the airport.


Upon arrival in Ecuador you will be transferred to the dock to board the Silver Galapagos and begin your Silversea cruise.



Program Inclusions:

  • One-night stay in an Ocean View Junior Suite room at Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel or similar
  • Two-nights stay in a Superior room at Libertador Tambo del Inka Hotel or similar
  • One-night stay in a Standard Patio Room at Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel or similar
  • One night stay in an Executive Room at the JW Marriott Hotel (Quito) or similar
  • Scheduled, Economy-Class flights: Lima / Cusco / Lima / Quito
  • Meals & Drinks: Daily breakfast; 1 box lunch, 3 lunches and 2 dinners. Water or Soda, Coffee or infusion, local cup of wine or local beer.
  • Train: Hiram Bingham - Ollantaytambo Train Station to Machu Picchu and Vistadome- from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Transfers between airports and hotels in air-conditioned vehicles

Flight Details:

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

Day 5 - Cusco/Lima - approximately one hour and 15 minutes

Lima/Quito - approximately two hours and 30 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; 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.


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:

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


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 will be provided flights on LAN Chile/LAN Peru and TACA in order to participate in this 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 or hotels 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.

5NT PRE-CRUISE: DEVIL'S NOSE & ANDEAN ADVENTURE

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Quintessentially Ecuador, the Andean region (also known as the Sierra and the Highlands) is the most visited region in the country. Enjoy the World's highest active volcano - Cotopaxi and ride the Devil's Nose Train, a hair-raising trip down the rocky slopes of the Andes. Finish up with a panoramic city tour of Cuenca, often hailed as "the hidden treasure of Ecuador and a final stop to the vast El Cajas National park.


Please note: Participants in this program should schedule their arrival flight into Quito, Ecuador.


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


DAY 1 - QUITO

Upon arrival in Quito, you are met and transferred from the airport to the J.W. Marriott Hotel. After check-in, the remainder of the day and evening are at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are on your own.


Overnight at the J.W. Marriott Hotel - Quito, Ecuador


DAY 2 - COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, check-out and meet at the appointed time.


Drive south from Quito along the stunning Avenue of the Volcanoes, a nickname bestowed by Alexander Von Humboldt, the German scientist who came to Ecuador in the 18th century and gathered valuable information on the biology and geography of the country. The park is named for its volcano, the perfectly cone-shaped Volcán Cotopaxi. One of the highest active volcanoes in the world at 19,356 feet (5,900 metres), Cotopaxi dominates the landscape.


While in the park, walk around the beautiful Laguna Limpiopungo or visit the Salitre pre-Inca ruins. Keep an eye out for wild horses and the endangered Andean Condor.


Lunch is served at Hacienda La Ciénega, a 400 year-old hacienda whose first guest was Von Humboldt himself. Continue to Hacienda San Agustín de Callo for dinner and your overnight stay. This hacienda's origins even predate those of La Ciénega. Originally a 15th Century Inca palace, San Agustín was eventually taken over by colonialists and then the Augustinians. Inca walls are still visible throughout the structure, with additional Colonial and Republican construction from the 18th and 19th Centuries, respectively.


Overnight at Hacienda San Agustín de Callo - Lasso, Ecuador


DAY 3 - COTOPAXI /QUILOTOA / RIOBAMBA

Today you will visit Laguna Quilotoa, a spectacular crater lake in the Andes after breakfast is provided at the hotel.


Drive through a fantastic mountain landscape towards the western side of the Andes. Observe small villages and fields sprinkled with farmers and shepherds along the way. One cannot see the breath-taking, aquamarine Quilotoa until the last few steps approaching the rim. Then the whole lake and its vista appears in all its splendour. All sides of the volcano have a ragged, rugged ridge which drops over 1,320 feet (400 metres) down to the shore.


While in the area, visit the villages of Tigua and Pujilí, each known for their local artisans.


After enjoying a boxed lunch, continue on to Riobamba. Surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks such as Chimborazo, Ecuador's highest peak at 20,565 feet, (6,310 metre), Riobamba, the former capital of Ecuador, is known as the Sultan of the Andes.


Tonight's accommodation is at Hacienda La Andaluza, surrounded by the magnificence of the Ecuadorian Andes. This 16th-century hacienda has been declared a Cultural Heritage of Ecuador. Recent updates brought many modern touches which are blended seamlessly with the historic building. For instance, all rooms have specially heated walls to insure you stay warm and cozy despite the brisk Andean nights.


Overnight at Hacienda La Andaluza - Riobamba, Ecuador


DAY 4 - RIOBAMBA / DEVIL'S NOSE TRAIN / CUENCA

Depart early this morning for one of the most beautiful and impressive train journeys on the continent. Today, this classic train ride is run purely for visitors who can enjoy the experience of travelling through the fantastic Andean scenery from Riobamba to Alausi, then the adventure of travelling down the Devil's Nose section of the line which zigzags along the edge of the Andes in a truly exhilarating and exciting ride of a lifetime. This train journey is classed amongst the most spectacular in the world. Learn about the Incas during their short time in Ecuadorian Lands and visit the monuments they left during this time.


Upon arriving in the quaint town of Alausí, board the classic train to the Devil's Nose. Along the way, we encounter breath-taking Andean scenery, the Palmira desert and, finally, the Devil's Nose itself. One of the most unique train routes in the world, and certainly one of the best known in South America, the Devil's Nose is truly an amazing feat of engineering. While constructing the Quito-Guayaquil train line in the early 20th Century, the engineers were faced with a major obstacle - The Andes. With no clear path into and out of the forbidding range, the engineers finally decided to tackle the problem head on. They created a series of switchbacks that allow the train to navigate a 45 degree rock slope while descending over 2,600 feet (800 metres). It makes for a spectacular journey through one of Ecuador's most scenic landscapes. Recently re-opened after years of reconstruction, it is now available to experience just as it was a century ago.


After descending the Devil's Nose, stop to enjoy some refreshments while exploring the beautiful surroundings. There is also a charming museum offering information about local culture, history, flora, and fauna in the area.


Arriving back in Alausí, head to the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. Before your visit, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Ingapirca, meaning "The Inca wall" in Quichua, is the most important complex of ruins existing in the country and it was built on top of Cañari constructions which go back to 1200 AD. The site was used as a political and religious centre until the Incas conquered the Cañari and started the construction of a temple in 1460. Upon completion it served as a site for Sun worship and as a calendar for agricultural purposes. The complex also has other important sections such as the ancient residing place of the virgins of the sun, the Inca baths, and more. There is also a small museum on-site featuring artefacts from both Cañari and Inca civilizations.


Drive for about 90 minutes to Cuenca, where dinner and your hotel await.


Overnight at the Mansión Alcázar - Cuenca, Ecuador


DAY 5 - CUENCA / GUAYAQUIL

Rise and enjoy breakfast and check-out of the hotel before embarking on a panoramic tour of the city of Cuenca. Cuenca is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in the country and is often hailed as "The hidden treasure of Ecuador". It was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, primarily for having been able to preserve the most valuable cultural and architectural features found in its historic centre.


Drive along Cuenca's cobblestoned streets, visiting flowery plazas and picturesque sites. See Cuenca's famous flower market and its dazzlingly colourful displays of arum lilies, orchids, and roses. Continue to the neo-Gothic 'New Cathedral' and its distinctive blue domes which dominate the skyline. Construction on the New Cathedral began in 1880; it was erected to replace the Old Cathedral (still standing across from the new one), built by the Spanish in 1557, the year the city was founded.


This afternoon, marvel at the diversity of the landscape as you drive from Andean highlands to coastal Guayaquil. During the 3-hour drive, stop at El Cajas National Park, a must-see destination for nature lovers - exotic flowers, rock formations and over 200 glacial lakes make for striking photos. Check-in at the Oro Verde Hotel in the heart of the city. Dinner tonight is on your own.


Overnight at the Oro Verde Hotel - Guayaquil, Ecuador


DAY 6 - GALÁPAGOS

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the onward flight to the Galápagos. Bon voyage!



Program Inclusions:

  • One night stay in a Deluxe Room at the JW Marriott Hotel - Quito, Ecuador
  • One night stay in a Standard Room at the Hacienda San Agustín de Callo - Lasso, Ecuador
  • One night stay in a Standard Room at the Hacienda La Andaluza - Riobamba, Ecuador
  • One night stay in a Standard Room at the Mansion Alcazar - Cuenca, Ecuador
  • One night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Oro Verde Hotel - Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Meals: Five breakfasts; four lunches (including 1 boxed lunch) and three dinners
  • Transfers between airports and hotels in air-conditioned vehicles

Please note:

  • This program 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. As a result, 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.
  • This programme involves fairly long drives. All vehicles utilized are the best available.
  • Pack carefully; luggage weight restriction is limited to 50 lb. (23 kg). Warm clothes are necessary; trekking or comfortable walking shoes with non-slip soles are important. Plan on wearing layers of clothing. You will be at higher altitude so sunblock, wide-brimmed, expedition-style hats and sunglasses are necessary.
  • This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to warm, humid and/or wet weather and insects. Bring rain gear and insect repellent.

Luggage Information:

For your convenience we recommend bringing a small suitcase with the necessary items for this program with you (limit: maximum of 50 pounds (23 kilograms). At the JW Marriott in Quito, you can work with the Silversea representative at the Hospitality Desk to leave your larger luggage pieces. They will include your pieces with the group departing the hotel on Saturday morning and you will find them in your suite onboard.


Visa Information:

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


Accessibility:

This program requires participants to be physically fit and able to walk through uneven and/or slippery terrain. 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.


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.

4NT POST-CRUISE: MACHU PICCHU GRANDE EXPLORER

Program Subject to Change


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 departure flight from Lima, Peru for departure after 10:00PM.


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 - SAN CRISTOBAL / LIMA

Disembark in San Cristobal and transfer to the airport. Upon arrival in Guayaquil, the local Silversea representative is on hand to meet you and provide the tickets for your onward flight and a boxed lunch. Once in Lima, you are met and transferred from the airport to the beautiful Miraflores Park Hotel.


Overnight at the Miraflores Park Hotel - Lima, Peru


DAY 2 - LIMA / CUZCO

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before returning to the airport for the short flight (90 minutes) to Cuzco. Once there, transfer to the hotel. After a quick stop to freshen up, continue on for lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy some free time this afternoon.


Overnight at the Monasterio Hotel - Cuzco, Peru


DAY 3 - CUZCO / MACHU PICCHU

A light breakfast is recommended 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 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, 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 / 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.


Spend ample time at the ruins this morning exploring on your own. An early lunch is served at the lodge. Then it's time to board the Vistadome train for the return to Cuzco. Upon arrival, return to the Hotel Monasterio. The balance of the day, including dinner, is at your leisure.


Overnight at the Monasterio Hotel - Cuzco, Peru


DAY 5 - CUZCO / LIMA

Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning. Following check-out, begin a city tour of Cuzco 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.


Your Machu Picchu adventure comes to an end when you arrive at the airport for your homeward-bound flight. Your flight to Lima is scheduled to arrive there at approximately 7:30pm. Please make sure to schedule your onward return flight for departure after 10:00pm.


Program Inclusions:

  • One-night stay at the Miraflores Park Hotel - Lima, Peru
  • Two, one-night stays at the Hotel Monasterio - Cusco, Peru
  • One-night stay 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: Breakfast daily; 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 / Cusco - approximately one hour and 30 minutes

Day 5 - Cusco / Lima - approximately one hour and 30 minutes

Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules


Luggage Information:

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


1 personal item per person (such as a purse)

1 carry-on per person conforming to 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 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 or hotels 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.

6NT POST-CRUISE: MACHU PICCHU & SPIRIT OF THE WATER

Visit the natural beauty and mystery that Peru has to offer on this 7 day program. Indulge your senses with the scenic splendor and unique history of Peru. Board the legendary 'Hiram Bingham' train for a picturesque train-ride to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, explore the 'Lost City of the Incas'. Your adventure continues with an exclusive train ride to the highest elevated lake in the world, Lake Titicaca.


Please note: Participants in this program should schedule their departure flight from 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.


Due to the exclusivity of the Titilaka Lodge, this land program imposes strict payment and cancellation penalties. A $500 per person non-refundable deposit must be made in order to confirm your reservation.


DAY 1 - BALTRA OR SAN CRISTOBAL / LIMA

Disembark in Baltra/ San Cristobal and transfer to the airport. Upon arrival in Guayaquil, you are provided a boxed lunch and assisted with your transfer within the airport for the flight to Lima. Once there, you are met and transferred from the airport to the hotel in Lima, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After check-in, the remainder of the evening is at your leisure. Dinner this evening is on your own account.


Overnight at the Miraflores Park Hotel- Lima, Peru


DAY 2 - LIMA/ CUSCO

Enjoy breakfast this morning at the hotel before checking out of the hotel and transferring to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, a Silversea representative meets you and transfers you to your hotel to check-in.


Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. This afternoon the remainder of your day is at your leisure.


Later this evening dinner will be provided at a local restaurant, where one can enjoy some local dishes and pisco sours.


Overnight at the Monasterio Hotel- Cusco, Peru


DAY 3 - CUSCO/ MACHU PICCHU/ CUSCO

Enjoy a light breakfast at the hotel this morning before your morning transfer to the Poroy station where the Hiram Bingham train awaits to take you to the impressive Citadel. Your rail journey celebrates the spirit of expedition and perseverance that is the hallmark of the railways in Peru. Taking its name from the explorer Hiram Bingham who discovered the 'Lost City of the Incas.' Brunch is served enroute.


Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, your guided tour of the marvelous Citadel starts. Then take a stroll through this impressive archaeological site on your own to take in the beauty of the city in the clouds. 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.


Afterward, relax with afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located within the very ground of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary citadel.


Early evening transfer to Aguas Calientes and board Peru's Vistadome train for the trip to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.


Dinner this evening is on your own.


Overnight at the Monasterio Hotel- Cusco, Peru


DAY 4 - ANDEAN EXPLORER

Breakfast is provided this morning at the hotel, before being transferred to Wanchaq train station where your full day on the Andean Explorer train begins.


Lunch is provided on board the train. In the afternoon stop for a short tour of Raqchi, an Inca archaeological site in Peru. Also known as the Temple of Wiracocha, it is approximately 3480 meteres above sea level and was thought to be a used as a defense fortress.


Re-board the train and enjoy some canapes provided in the bar car. Your next stop is to La Raya, approximately 4335 meters above sea level that provides beautiful views of the Andes rising high above aplaca farms.


This evening dinner and cocktails are provided onboard before our final stop at Puno.


Overnight stay at Puno- Late Titicaca Station


DAY 5 - ANDEAN EXPLORER/ PUNO

Breakfast is provided onboard the train this morning. Gather your belonging and disembark the train at the Lake Titicaca Station in Puno. Afterwards you are transferred to the Titilaka Hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. The Titilaka Lodge offers some experiences that let you enjoy Lake Titicaca and the surrounding city. Any activities booked through the hotel will be the guest's responsibility.


Dinner is provided at the hotel this evening.


Overnight at the Titilaka Hotel- Puno, Peru


DAY 6 PUNO/ LIMA

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. The remainder of the day is on your own. Again you can participate in some of the tours provided by the hotel.


Lunch is provided at the hotel.


Early evening transfer to the airport for your flight into Lima. Dinner is on your own this evening.


Overnight at the Miraflores Park Hotel- Lima, Peru


DAY 7 LIMA

Your last day exploring Peru comes to an end. Breakfast is provided this morning.


At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight home.



Program Inclusions:

  • Two One-night stay in an Ocean View Jr. Suite at Miraflores Park Hotel
  • Two nights stay in a Deluxe Room at the Monasterio Hotel
  • One night stay in a Suite aboard the Andean Explorer
  • One night stay in Dawn or Dusk Room at Titilaka Hotel
  • Scheduled, Economy-Class flights: Guayaquil/Lima/Cusco/Puno/Lima - upgrades to Business Class are available for an additional cost only on the Guayaquil / Lima portion of this trip.
  • Meals: Daily breakfast; 6 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Transfers between airports and hotels in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All mentioned tours

Flight Details:

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

Day 2 - Lima / Cusco - approximately one hour and 30 minutes

Day 7 - Puno / Lima - approximately one hour and 45 minutes

Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules


Luggage Information:

Checked luggage is restricted to a maximum of 44 pounds (23 kilograms) for domestic flights in Peru. In addition guests will be allowed 1 carry-on luggage of 8kg. 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 excess or overweight luggage.


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:

This program requires participants to be physically fit and able to walk through uneven and/or slippery terrain, and areas of high altitude. 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 utilize 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 and shipboard staff, and meals other than those noted in itinerary, are not included in the price of this program.
  • Individual, personal expenses are not included in the price of 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.

Hotels in SAN CRISTOBAL

SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

GRANDE HOTEL: CASA GANGOTENA

Casa Gangotena

Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel harbours 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technologies and quintessential comforts.

Beautifully- and eclectically-appointed, the hotel invites its guests to explore and to relax, whether in the dining room, glassed-in patio, garden redolent with the perfume of native flowers, wood-paneled library, or else atop its panoramic third-floor terrace.

Beyond its doors, the world heritage wonders of Quito, as well the vastly-different and diverse worlds of Ecuador itself, await. Sophisticated and eclectic, historic yet contemporary, at Casa Gangotena style, passion and service blend seamlessly and delightfully.

SIMPLY HOTEL: JW Marriott Hotel Quito

JW Marriott Quito


When you stay at JW Marriott Hotel Quito, experience ultimate luxury, providing easy access to popular nearby attractions such as the Galapagos Islands and Santo Domingo's Church. Our upscale hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Ecuador a mere 3 km from the La Capilla del Hombre museum and 4 km from Basílica del Voto Nacional.


Wake up to breathtaking views of the city in your renovated room or suite. Dining options consist of a restaurant, a steakhouse and a cafe, while a lobby bar serves sushi and cocktails. Other amenities include a gym, a hot tub and an outdoor pool with a kids' section, plus a spa with a steam room, and meeting and event space.

GRANDE HOTEL: HOTEL ORO VERDE (CLUB ROOMS)

Hotel Oro Verde (Club Rooms)

Welcome to the Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where elegant service in a timeless European service is our promise. This full-service, downtown hotel offers the ultimate in sophistication and comfort for business and leisure travelers alike.

The hotel's superb location in the Guayaquil commercial and financial district means you are within walking distance of popular tourist attractions, entertainment and shopping, and cultural and historical sites.

SIMPLY HOTEL: Hotel Oro Verde

Hotel Oro Verde

Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil was born from a perfect combination of the European hotel experience and authentic Ecuadorian service. For more than 30 years, it has been regarded as an icon of Ecuadorian hospitality. Savor fresh, local cruisine and international specialties at one of the five restaurants and bars or relax in one of the recently refurbished rooms.This full-service, downtown hotel offers the ultimate in sophistication and comfort.

GRANDE HOTEL: HOTEL DEL PARQUE

Hotel Del Parque

Hotel del Parque is a boutique, unforgettable experience of history and elegance. Set in a tropical oasis caught in time, perfectly placed within the affluent Samborondón neighborhood, from where you'll begin your Ecuadorian adventure. The historic 19th century property offers refreshing sophistication. Here you'll find Ecuadorian furnishings in cooling hues, impressive marble bathrooms and full air conditioning.

During your stay, you'll dine on fresh seafood in the refined, waterfront restaurant, or enjoy a massage or beauty treatments in a unique setting within the wood-beamed bell tower of the original restored chapel. Enhance your experience with cultural encounters such as chocolate tasting, coffee roasting and wildlife walks in the stunning tropical grounds.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.