Callao (Lima), Peru
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3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1 (L/D)
Leaving the ship in Callao, you will transfer 45 minutes to the airport in Lima for a flight to Cusco. Meet your guide upon arrival and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
In Cusco, you'll visit Cusco's Coricancha Temple of the Sun, built by the Inca Pachacutec (1438 - 1572). Admire the cathedral in the Plaza de Armas one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in the Americas.
Check in with dinner and cultural show at the hotel ( Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar).
Day 2 (B/L/D)
Begin your day with a 2-hour coach ride from Cusco to Rio Sagrado Station. Board the Hiram Bingham train for a 2.75-hour train ride skirting the Urubamba River, which snakes through the Sacred Valley, continually losing elevation from a starting point of approximately 9,350 feet above sea level. Enjoy a welcome drink, a gourmet lunch and an excellent selection of wines. Warm hues, elegant upholstery, two dining cars and a bar make the Hiram Bingham train a pleasant experience indeed.
The timing of this very special adventure enables you to explore the site of Machu Picchu during a less-crowded time, for a more intimate and up-close look at this remarkable historic landmark. From the Aguas Calientes train station, walk to the bus loading area. A 25-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu, at an elevation of 7,874 feet, is on steep, unpaved, switchback roads. The end reward is to immerse yourself in the timeless history and intangible magic of this strange and wondrous ancient citadel. You'll have plenty of time to explore Machu Picchu -- an awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime experience. This stone city was constructed by incredibly sophisticated techniques with huge blocks of stone fitted together perfectly. Refuel with an afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, transferring back to Aguas Calientes afterwards to re-board the Hiram Bingham train. On the 2¾-hour train ride back to Rio Sagrado station, relax over a cocktail; then, dinner is served in the dining car.
You will arrive back in Cusco in the late evening, after a day of dazzling sightseeing and wonderful memories.
Day 3 (B/L)
Rise early and transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. A road transfer (approximately six hours) brings you to General San Martin, where the ship is waiting for you.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. You must book this tour PRIOR to sailing. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour. Final hotel/flight manifests must be provided well in advance of the tour, therefore we recommend booking no later than 60 days prior to your voyage. The tour is non-refundable unless cancelled 60 days prior to the call at Callao. The tour to Machu Picchu requires traveling from sea level to an elevation of 11,200 feet in Cusco, which may cause altitude sickness for some guests. The bus route to reach the site is winding. Guests who are prone to motion sickness should consider this before booking and/or take appropriate medication. Touring the ruins of Machu Picchu requires climbing many stairs and negotiating uneven and rugged terrain in rarefied air at 7,874 feet above sea level. Guests with a heart condition and/or known respiratory difficulties should consult their physician prior to booking this tour. There are two paths at the ruins from which guests may choose; both are fully guided. One requires moderate walking and the other requires considerable walking. If you feel more comfortable touring the site independently at your own pace, you will be given directions regarding where and when to meet back up with the guide. Wear comfortable, casual clothing in natural, breathable fabrics. Wear comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing in breathable fabrics. Temperatures will vary as elevations and time of day change, so it's best to bring shorts as well as long pants, and clothing you can layer. A sweater or lightweight jacket will be needed for the cooler evening temperatures common in upland regions. Heavy, unpredictable, seasonal rainfall can change some operational aspects of this tour. Should this occur, Seabourn will notify guests in advance of any significant changes and participants will be given the opportunity to cancel their reservation without penalty. All meals are included unless specifically noted otherwise. The tour is guided; an escort from the ship's staff may or may not also accompany the group.
Important: It is solely each guest's responsibility to obtain (before traveling) any visas, vaccinations or tourist cards that are required for participating in Mid-Cruise Adventures or Overnight Journeys, unless noted otherwise in the description. Please be aware that you may need a visa for any and/or all countries that you will depart from and travel through as part of your Mid-Cruise Adventure or Overnight Journey, and for the country in which you will re-join the ship. Your travel agent can assist you with your visa needs. If you require further assistance, Seabourn's preferred visa service is CIBTvisas. Residents of the USA and Canada phone: 866-935-8472; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. CIBTvisas' phone numbers and email addresses for residents of Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom can be found on our website. Applications and additional information can be downloaded from the CIBTvisas website at https://CIBTvisas.com/seabourn. You must advise CIBTvisas of your Mid-Cruise Adventures or Overnight Journeys, as the visa requirements for these vacation enhancements may vary from those required for your cruise. This tour is available only to guests whose cruise does not end in Callao.