Indulge your senses with the scenic splendor 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 visas. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.
DAY 1 - GUAYAQUIL / LIMA
Disembark your Silversea ship and transfer to the Guayaquil airport. A box lunch is included during your flight to Lima.
Upon arrival in Lima, you are met and transferred from the airport to the beautiful Miraflores Park Hotel, 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 account.
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 or alternate hotel if advised (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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.