A Journey to Lima
Ship: Silver Cloud
Voyage Number: 1923 (Post-cruise)
Sailing departure: 11 October 2019
Program departure: 30 October 2019
Nights: 4 Nights
Disembarkation port start: Callao (Lima)
Gateway airport end: Lima
● Luxury accommodation throughout your stay
● Discover the ancient history of Lima with specialist John Alfredo Davis Benavides and Javier Lizarzaburu
● Enjoy private visits to Art Collectors' homes with exclusive access to museums
● Gain a deeper understanding of Pachacamac; one of the most religious centers for indigenous people of the Americas
● Interactive dinner cooked by Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino at his award- winning restaurant Malabar
Day 1 - Disembark in Lima where there will enjoy a private transportation to Port of Callao Hotel. Enjoy a morning at your own leisure followed by lunch at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant. Located right within the Huaca Pucllana archaeological complex guests dine alongside an ancient pre-Inca sacred pyramids that date to the 5th Century AD. Afternoon spent on a half day exploring the historical sites of the city of Lima. Cocktails and Dinner at Casa Aliaga: the oldest home on the continent and a superb location for appreciating interior treatments from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
Day 2 - Explore art in Lima. Not only is Lima at the forefront of a thriving contemporary art movement in Latin America, it is firmly grounded in artistic traditions born in pre- Columbian times and developed throughout the colonial period. Spend the day exploring the most important museums and art galleries with the help of a local specialist. Stops include visits to the seaside home of artist and art collector Augusta Barreda, who has presented her art around the world, the Museo de Arte de Lima, The Amano Museum, and much more. Lunch is followed by a visit at the Pedro de Osma museum led by a curator and the museum director who will treat you to an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Finish this fantastic day with dinner at one of Lima's highly rated restaurants.
Day 3 - Enjoy a day themed "Lima with Zest" where the focus will be Lima's culinary treasures. Spend the day with top chef Penelope Alzamora who will give much more than a demonstration: you'll get to search for a variety of local and seasonal ingredients from vendors at a local market before engaging in preparation of a cuisine that is based on ancient traditions and long-established culinary styles. After the interactive cooking experience there will be time to enjoy your delectable creation. The afternoon has been left open for private exploring or relaxation, followed by a private dinner at the luxurious Museo Amano.
Day 4 -Embark on a journey into the ancient pre-Columbian religious complex at Pachacamac. Guided by archaeologist Luis Felipe Villacorta you will learn how this site, constructed 200-600 AD, has been of great significance to the Huari tribe and the Inca civilization. Stand in awe by the Temple of the Sun and many other structures. Reflect on this experience with lunch hosted by the distinguished Navarro Reategui Family at Hacienda Santa Rosa, located in a villa near the ocean to the south of Lima. In addition to a sumptuous three-course meal you'll enjoy a superbly orchestrated demonstration of the Paso Fino horses, as well as folkloric dancing and an art collection preview. For dinner watch esteemed chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino conduct a cooking demonstration at Malabar, one of Latin' America's 50 Best Restaurants according to the San Pellegrino List.
Day 5 - Participate in an optional activity determined by your flight time such as the food tour "Urban Eats." Start at a lively local market where you'll be introduced to local staples and unique "super food" ingredients like cañihua, sacha inchi, maca and kiwicha. After experiencing these Peruvian classics there will be a drive to the bohemian district of Barranco to try home-style dishes at a multitude of carefully selected establishments before transfer to international airport for homeward flight or continued independent travel.
· 4 nights luxury accommodation at Hotel B
· Meals and beverages as specified
· Excursions and transfers
· Silversea representative throughout