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Baltra, Galapagos

Baltra Island, also known as South Seymour, is the gateway through which most people enter and depart the Galapagos Island. Upon arrival and once through immigrations procedures, visitors are transferred directly to a nearby dock to join the ship by Zodiac. The runway was first constructed here during World War II when the island was used as a US Army Air Base. Located near the geographic center of the Galapagos, the island itself is small, flat and arid. View more

Its dry environment hosts salt bushes, prickly pear cactus and palo santo trees, all of which support land iguanas that can occasionally be seen crossing the runway.

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5NT PRE-CRUISE: MACHU PICCHU GRANDE EXPLORER

5NT PRE-CRUISE: DEVIL'S NOSE AND ANDEAN

Quintessentially Ecuador, the Andean region (also known as the Sierra and the Highlands) is the most visited region in the country. Its cultural and natural diversity spans grassy highlands (páramo), cloud forests, mountain lakes, active volcanoes, thermal baths, Indian markets, colonial towns and haciendas. The engineering marvel that is the Ecuadorian train system is highlighted by a ride on the so-called "Devil's Nose", a hair-raising trip down the rocky slopes of the Andes through some of country's most breath-taking scenery.


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 - QUITO / 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 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 overnight. 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 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 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.


Accommodations this evening are at the Mansion Alcazar - Cuenca.


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.

· This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise 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 utilised 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 IS 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 wiewer 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 or BALTRA / LIMA

Depending upon your itinerary, you will disembark in either Baltra or San Cristobal and transfer to the airport. Upon arrival in Guyaquil, 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 in a Deluxe Ocean View Room at the Miraflores Park Hotel - Lima, Peru

Two, one-night stays in a Superior Room at the Hotel Monasterio - Cusco, Peru

One-night stay in a Standard 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: 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 travelling 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 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 PRE-CRUISE: MACHU PICCHU GRANDE EXPLORER

Indulge your senses with the scenic splendour and unique history of Peru. Board the Vistadome 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. Return to Cuzco aboard the legendary Hiram Bingham train.


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 Miraflores Park Hotel. After check-in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. All meals are on your own account.


Please note: If your flight is scheduled to arrive after 6:00pm, you should be aware that you will have very little time to rest at the hotel. In such cases, for your comfort and convenience, we strongly recommend adding an additional night's stay to your program.


Overnight at the Miraflores Park Hotel - Lima, Peru


DAY 2 - LIMA / MACHU PICCHU

An early departure from the hotel (approximately 6am) takes you to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Once there, transfer directly to the Ollantaytambo train station in the Sacred Valley where the Vistadome awaits.


During your time onboard, a snack service is provided. Arrangements have also been made to provide a boxed lunch so that you can begin sightseeing as soon as you arrive.


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 / CUSCO

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 today exploring on your own. Lunch is served at the lodge.


Later in the afternoon, transfer to the Aguas Calientes Station and board the Hiram Bingham. 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'. Dinner is served onboard.


Transfer to the Hotel Monasterio in Cusco. The balance of the evening is at your leisure.


Overnight at the Monasterio Hotel - Cusco, Peru



DAY 4 - CUSCO / QUITO

Depart for the airport early this morning for the flights to Quito. The Quito-based Silversea representative meets your flight and assist you with the transfer into the city. The balance of the day, including dinner, is at your leisure.


Overnight at the JW Marriott - Quito, Ecuador


DAY 5 - GALÁPAGOS

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


Program Inclusions:

One-night stay in an Ocean View Jr. Suite at the Miraflores Park Hotel

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

One-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Hotel Monasterio

One night stay in an Executive Room at the JW Marriott

Scheduled, Economy-Class flights: Lima /Cusco/Lima/Quito

Meals: Daily breakfast; one lunch, one box lunch, and two dinners

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

Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Transfers between airports and hotels in air-conditioned vehicles


Flight Details:

Day 2 - Lima/Cusco - approximately one hour and 20 minutes

Day 4 - Cusco/Lima - approximately one hour and 20 minutes

Lima/Quito - approximately two hours and 30 minutes

Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules


Luggage Information:

According to Peruvian law, only 8 kg of hand luggage will be allowed on the trains travelling 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 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.


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.

4NT PRE-CRUISE: MACHU PICCHU BASIC EXPLORER

Indulge your senses with the scenic splendour and unique history of Peru. Travel via Peru Rail's Vistadome train for the journey up and back from the historic site. Upon arrival, explore the 'Lost City of the Incas'. Overnight nearby in Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly called Aguas Calientes).



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 Westin Hotel. After check-in, the remainder of the day and evening are at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are on your own.


Please note: If your flight is scheduled to arrive after 6:00pm, you should be aware that you will have very little time to rest at the hotel. In such cases, for your comfort and convenience, we strongly recommend adding an additional night's stay to your program.


Overnight at the Westin Hotel - Lima, Peru


DAY 2 - LIMA / MACHU PICCHU

A very early departure from the hotel takes you to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Once there, transfer directly to the train station in the Sacred Valley where the Vistadome train awaits. As you make your way to Machu Picchu the train passes through villages and mountain gorges. Along the way you get a glimpse of a snow-covered Andean peak. As you approach the end of your journey, the outside temperature rises and jungle vegetation appears.


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.


A buffet lunch will be served at the famous Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge just outside the entrance to the ruins. The afternoon is then free to continue your exploration of the citadel. At the end of the afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly called Aguas Caliente). Settle in for the evening in a room with a skylighted ceiling that provides much-needed light through the lush vegetation. Dinner this evening is served at the hotel.


Overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel


DAY 3 - MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning, followed by some free time to explore the area on your own. There's a local handicraft market near the train station, or join one of the hotel's staff for a guided nature walk.


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.


Transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Cusco. This afternoon you are free to explore the area. Dinner this evening is on your own account.


Overnight at the J.W. Marriott Hotel - Cusco, Peru


DAY 4 - CUSCO / QUITO

Depart for the airport early this morning for the flights to Quito. The Quito-based Silversea representative meets your flight and assist you with the transfer into the city. The balance of the day, including dinner, is at your leisure.


Overnight at the JW Marriott - Quito, Ecuador


DAY 5 - GALÁPAGOS

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



Program Inclusions:

One-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Westin Hotel - Lima, Peru

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

One night stay in a Superior Room at the J.W. Marriott Hotel - Cusco, Peru

One night stay in a Deluxe Room at the JW Marriott - Quito, Ecuador

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

Meals: Daily breakfast; one lunch and one boxed lunch, and one dinner

Train: Roundtrip Vistadome service Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco

Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Transfers between airports and hotels in air-conditioned vehicles

Flight Details:

Day 2 - Lima/Cusco - approximately one hour and 20 minutes

Day 4 - Cusco/Lima - approximately one hour and 20 minutes

Lima/Quito - approximately two hours 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 travelling 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 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.

5+2NT PRE DEVIL'S NOSE AND ANDEAN ADVENTURE

Quintessentially Ecuador, the Andean region (also known as the Sierra and the Highlands) is the most visited region in the country. Its cultural and natural diversity spans grassy highlands (páramo), cloud forests, mountain lakes, active volcanoes, thermal baths, Indian markets, colonial towns and haciendas. The engineering marvel that is the Ecuadorian train system is highlighted by a ride on the so-called "Devil's Nose", a hair-raising trip down the rocky slopes of the Andes through some of country's most breath-taking scenery.


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 2-3 - QUITO

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel each morning. You can contact the local operator or the hotel's concierge with assistance with touring plans for Quito today. Lunch and dinner are on your own.


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


DAY 4 - QUITO / 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 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 overnight. 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 5 - COTOPAXI /QUILOTOA / RIOBAMBA

Today you will visit Laguna Quilotoa, a spectacular crater lake in the Andes after breakfast 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 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 6 - 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.


Accommodations this evening are at the Mansion Alcazar - Cuenca.


Overnight at the Mansión Alcázar - Cuenca, Ecuador


DAY 7 - 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 8 - GALÁPAGOS

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



Program Inclusions:

Three 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: Breakfast daily; 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.

· This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise 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 utilised 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.


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.

This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise 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 utilised 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). Your main cruise luggage can be stored with the bell staff at the JW Marriott and retrieved when you return there on the final nights.


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.

Hotels in Baltra, Galapagos

POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: Hotel Oro Verde

WHERE EUROPEAN SERVICE MEETS WARM ECUADORIAN HOSPITALITY

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.

POST-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: Hotel Oro Verde (Club Rooms)

WHERE EUROPEAN SERVICE MEETS WARM ECUADORIAN HOSPITALITY

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.

PRE-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: 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-panelled 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.

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: JW Marriott Hotel Quito

The JW Marriott Hotel Quito, located in the oldest city in the Western Hemisphere, attracts visitors from all countries to enjoy our churches and the 16th Century European architecture as well as natural sanctuary like rain forests and the highest active volcano of the world.

GALAPAGOS 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 organise 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.