Lima was founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on the banks of the Rimac river that forms a splendid and strategically located valley. At 133 meters above sea level, Lima enjoys mild yet humid weather with almost little or no rain. The city of Lima is one of South America’s largest, and is Peru’s center of political, cultural and economic life. Lima is your gateway to the splendid ruins of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the ancient city in the clouds.

Port: Lima (Callao)
Experience

Lima (Callao)

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  • POST - CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU -STANDARD CODE: LIML24

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, April 25, 2020

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the site.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 3 – Monday, April 27, 2020

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Swissotel Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1

    6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima.)

    6:30am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to the restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 2

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    8:20am Board Vistadome Train(subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 3

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:40am Drive to the Cusco Airport

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00am Arrival in Lima

    12:45pm Drive to the hotel in Lima

    1:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Lunch and dinner are on your own

    Overnight at the Swissotel or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available

    at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Should you book any additional nights via through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your flight details. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, transfers will not be included.

    Expected Weather:

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): TBA

    Accommodations:

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •1 night in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (soft drink or water and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights Lima – Cusco - Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - UK PROMO - CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU - STANDARD CODE: LIML82

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, November 16th, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, November 17, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant before entering the site.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 3 – Monday, November 18, 2019

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Swissotel Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1 - TIMINGS MAY VARY DEPENDING ON FLIGHTS

    6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima.)

    6:30am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to the restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 2

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    8:20am Board Vistadome Train(subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 3 - TIMINGS MAY VARY DEPENDINGO ON FLIGHTS

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:40am Drive to the Cusco Airport

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00am Arrival in Lima

    12:45pm Drive to the hotel in Lima

    1:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Lunch and dinner are on your own

    Overnight at the Swissotel or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm.

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •1 night in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (soft drink or water and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights Lima – Cusco - Lima - direct flights not guaranteed

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST-ANDEAN EXPLORER (SPIRIT) & MACHU PICCHU - CL CODE: LIML83

    Train lovers rejoice! Enjoy Belmond’s world-class service aboard both the Hiram Bingham Train as well as the luxurious Andean Explorer which travels through the Peruvian Andes. Visits on this program include Machu Picchu, Raqchi Archaeological site and the alluring Lake Titicaca.

    Cancellation Policy - Due to the extremely limited cabin space and Belmond cancellation policies, this program is completely non-refundable within 90 days of the start date of the program. Should guests need to cancel on or after August 18, 2019, a refund will not be given.

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, November 16th, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred to your hotel in Miraflores.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If your room is not ready, should you wish, you may leave your luggage at Reception and head out to explore the sites of Lima.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure and meals are on your own.

    Overnight at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel or similar

    DAY 2 – Sunday, November 17th , 2019

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cusco.

    Arriving into Cusco you will embark on a city tour of Cusco starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures.

    After lunch, continue with the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Then, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Belmond Monasterio Hotel or similar. Dinner is on your own

    DAY 3 – Monday, November 18th, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Hiram Bingham train. Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas". You will enjoy brunch on board the train.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Hiram Bingham train back towards Cusco. Enjoy dinner on board. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to your hotel for the evening.

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station to board the Andean Explorer. Then, you will enjoy a delicious lunch on board before your visit to Raqchi Archaeological site. Enjoy a sunset on La Raya.

    Cabin – twin bed - Admire passing scenery, or freshen up in your en suite bathroom. During the day, these 7.4m2 cabins are configured with a long banquette and comfy seats. Stewards convert this into two ground-level single beds come nightfall.

    In contrast to the striking landscape that glides past, each twin cabin offers a soothing blend of signature Peruvian accents and in-built oxygen for additional comfort at high altitudes. Hand-woven fabrics and soft, Alpaca-style textures invite a leisurely rest.

    Your cabin includes an en-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC, wardrobe, 24/7 call buttons, air conditioning, 220v electrical outlets, oxygen tanks and masks, adapters available, robe and slippers, medical assistance on board

    Cocktails and dinner on board. Overnight stay on board.

    DAY 5 – Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

    Enjoy the sunrise at Lake Titicaca.

    Today will start with breakfast on board, and then explore Lake Titicaca and enjoy a boat ride to Uros and Taquile Islands. There, you will experience traditional dances and artisanal craft displays.

    Enjoy lunch on one of the islands, and then return to Puno. From here, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima.

    Arrival and transfer to the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel or similar for the night. Dinner is on your own.

    DAY 6 – Thursday, November 21st, 2019

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details.

    For guests with late flights, luggage storage is available at the hotel.

    Land Program Details Step by Step:

    •Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed.

    •Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    •The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    •Cancellation Policy - Due to the extremely limited cabin space and Belmond cancellation policies, this program is completely non-refundable within 90 days of the start date of the program. Should guests need to cancel on or after August 18, 2019, a refund will not be given.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, November 16th, 2019

    TBA Disembark the ship and transfer to your hotel in Lima

    3:00pm Check in time at the hotel

    The day is at your leisure and meals are on your own.

    Overnight at the Belmond Miraflores Park or similar hotel.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, November 17th , 2019

    8:30am Transfer to the airport. (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will

    be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima)

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    10:14am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    11:41am Arrival in Cusco

    12:10pm Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:40pm Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    1:40pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    3:10pm Drive to the main square

    3:20pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    4:10pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    4:15pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    5:00pm Transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Belmond Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3 – Monday, November 18th, 2019

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes . Brunch on board

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:00pm Tea time at Sanctuary lodge restaurant

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:30pm Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    5:50pm Hiram Bingham Train return trip. Dinner on board.

    9:16pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    10:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight.

    Overnight at the Belmond Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    AM Breakfast at your hotel

    TBA Transfer to the train station

    11:00am Depart from Cusco - Wanchaq Station (Cusco)

    12:30pm Lunch on board the train

    1:55pm Tour of Raqchi

    3:30pm Afternoon tea on board the train

    5:45pm Tour of La Raya

    7:00pm Pre-dinner cocktails

    7:30pm Dinner on board the train

    11:30pm Arrive at Puno - Lake Titicaca Station

    Overnight stay on board at Lake Station station (Puno)

    DAY 5 – Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

    Sunrise at Lake Titicaca

    6:00am Breakfast on board the train

    7:10am Disembark at Lake Titicaca Station (Puno)

    7:20am Full day tour to Uros and Taquile. Lunch on the Island.

    5:00pm Transfer to the airport

    6:00pm Arrival al the airport

    7:55pm Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    9:29pm Arrival in Lima

    10:00pm Transfer to the hotel in Lima

    11:00pm Arrival to the hotel. Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Belmond Miraflores Park or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 6 – Thursday, November 21st, 2019

    AM Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out.

    Transfers will be arranged based on your flight details.

    Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 14 days before your cruise start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm. Day rooms can only be purchased directly through the hotel.

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend you bring your own travel adaptor should you require one.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person.

    Guests not wishing to take excess luggage with them to Cusco and on the train journey may store it at the hotel in Lima where you will be reunited with it on Day 5. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    On the train - Belmond Andean Explorer - permitted luggage in cabins should not exceed 5 kg / 11 lbs per passenger. In case of larger luggage, the train has a luggage storage wagon. We recommend you to pack a small bag accordingly with everything you consider necessary for your two nights on board the train as access to the luggage storage wagon will not be permitted while en-route.

    Please ensure that all bags are labelled with your name, ship name and cabin number on the ship. Oceania Cruises, our local ground operator in Peru nor Belmond Andean Explorer take any responsibility for lost or damaged items. Please do not pack valuables in the suitcases that will go in the luggage storage wagon on the train.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    Airbus 319/320

    Peruvian Rail Information:

    •Due to the geography along the route, the standard speeds permitted for this journey range from 30 to 45 kilometers per hour. Although guests spend their nights on the train, the train does not actually move at night.

    •Vegetarian options are listed on the menu, so there is no need to make a reservation. However, passengers with vegan or kosher diets should inform Oceania Cruises ahead of travel so that your requests may be forwarded in a timely manner.

    •On board the lounge car is also a piano bar, there are two elegant dining carriages, you may enjoy luxurious treatments in the spa car (additional costs apply), and the observation car includes comfortable seating, a bar and an outdoor observation deck.

    •Both Peruvian Nuevo Sol and US Dollars are accepted on board.

    •The train portion of this program is not guided. While on board the Andean Explorer, guests are under the care of the Belmond Andean Explorer staff.

    Hotel Accommodations:

    Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel – Ocean view Junior Suite

    Av. Malecón de la Reserva 1035, Miraflores LIMA 18, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6104000

    Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Plazoleta Nazarenas 337, Cusco 08000, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    CLASSIC Program includes:

    •English-speaking licensed guide on tours

    •2 nights in an Ocean View Junior Suite at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel or similar in Lima on a bed & break-fast basis.

    •2 nights in a Deluxe Room at the Belmond Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •1 night in a TWIN Bedded Cabin on the Andean Explorer with full board

    •Entrance fees to Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Maras & Machu Picchu

    •Full day to Uros and Taquile Islands with lunch included in the island (shared boat/private guide)

    •Round trip Hiram Bingham train ticket to/from Machu Picchu station

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in a local restaurant in Cusco (includes 1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 brunch and 1 dinner on board the Hiram Bingham Train (unlimited local non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •1 dinner and 2 lunches on board the Andean Explorer Train (unlimited local non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water on coaches

    •Domestic flights Lima – Cusco – Juliaca - Lima (direct flights not guaranteed)

    The TWIN bedded cabin includes: En-suite cabin with day and night configuration, all lower level, 2 single beds, side by side in night position, 1 banquette and 1 seat in day position, Shower, washbasin, WC, 110v/220v shaver socket outlet, Total area of each compartment: 7.4 m2

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar, spa services on the train

    Gratuities to drivers and guides and train staff

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. This land program must be purchased no later than August 19, 2019. Cancellations made after this date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program.

  • POST-ANDEAN EXPLORER (SPIRIT) & MACHU PICCHU - PM CODE: LIML89

    Train lovers rejoice! Enjoy Belmond’s world-class service aboard both the Hiram Bingham Train as well as the luxurious Andean Explorer which travels through the Peruvian Andes. Visits on this program include Machu Picchu, Raqchi Archaeological site and the alluring Lake Titicaca.

    Cancellation Policy - Due to the extremely limited cabin space and Belmond cancellation policies, this program is completely non-refundable within 90 days of the start date of the program. Should guests need to cancel on or after August 18, 2019, a refund will not be given.

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, November 16th, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred to your hotel in Miraflores.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure and meals are on your own.

    Overnight at the Miraflores Park Hotel or similar

    DAY 2 – Sunday, November 17th , 2019

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cusco.

    Arriving into Cusco you will embark on a city tour of Cusco starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures.

    After lunch, continue with the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Then, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Belmond Monasterio Hotel or similar. Dinner is on your own

    DAY 3 – Monday, November 18th, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Hiram Bingham train. Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas". You will enjoy brunch on board the train.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Hiram Bingham train back towards Cusco. Enjoy dinner on board. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to your hotel for the evening.

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station to board the Andean Explorer. Then, you will enjoy a delicious lunch on board before your visit to Raqchi Archaeological site. Enjoy a sunset on La Raya.

    Cabin – Junior Bed - These cabins feature one plush double bed and cozy seating area with two chairs and a table–perfect for journaling your highlights. Fitted with a compact wardrobe, small en suite with shower, washbasin and toilet, this 13.1m2 space is an elegant onboard retreat

    In contrast to the striking landscape that glides past, each double cabin offers a soothing blend of signature Peruvian accents and in-built oxygen for additional comfort at high altitudes. Hand-woven fabrics and soft, Alpaca-style textures invite a leisurely rest.

    Your cabin includes an en-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC, wardrobe, 24/7 call buttons, air conditioning, 220v electrical outlets, oxygen tanks and masks, adapters available, robe and slippers, medical assistance on board

    Cocktails and dinner on board. Overnight stay on board.

    DAY 5 – Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

    Enjoy the sunrise at Lake Titicaca.

    Today will start with breakfast on board, and then explore Lake Titicaca and enjoy a boat ride to Uros and Taquile Islands. There, you will experience traditional dances and artisanal craft displays.

    Enjoy lunch on one of the islands, and then return to Puno. From here, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima.

    Arrival and transfer to the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel or similar for the night. Dinner is on your own.

    DAY 6 – Thursday, November 21st, 2019

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details.

    For guests with late flights, luggage storage is available at the hotel.

    Land Program Details Step by Step:

    •Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed.

    •Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    •The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    •Cancellation Policy - Due to the extremely limited cabin space and Belmond cancellation policies, this program is completely non-refundable within 90 days of the start date of the program. Should guests need to cancel on or after August 18, 2019, a refund will not be given

    DAY 1 – Saturday, November 16th, 2019

    TBA Disembark the ship and transfer to your hotel in Lima

    3:00pm Check in time at the hotel

    The day is at your leisure and meals are on your own.

    Overnight at the Belmond Miraflores Park or similar hotel.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, November 17th , 2019

    8:30am Transfer to the airport. (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will

    be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima)

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    10:14am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    11:41am Arrival in Cusco

    12:10pm Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:40pm Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    1:40pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    3:10pm Drive to the main square

    3:20pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    4:10pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    4:15pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    5:00pm Transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Belmond Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3 – Monday, November 18th, 2019

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes . Brunch on board

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:00pm Tea time at Sanctuary lodge restaurant

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:30pm Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    5:50pm Hiram Bingham Train return trip. Dinner on board.

    9:16pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    10:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight.

    Overnight at the Belmond Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    AM Breakfast at your hotel

    TBA Transfer to the train station

    11:00am Depart from Cusco - Wanchaq Station (Cusco)

    12:30pm Lunch on board the train

    1:55pm Tour of Raqchi

    3:30pm Afternoon tea on board the train

    5:45pm Tour of La Raya

    7:00pm Pre-dinner cocktails

    7:30pm Dinner on board the train

    11:30pm Arrive at Puno - Lake Titicaca Station

    Overnight stay on board at Lake Station station (Puno)

    DAY 5 – Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

    Sunrise at Lake Titicaca

    6:00am Breakfast on board the train

    7:10am Disembark at Lake Titicaca Station (Puno)

    7:20am Full day tour to Uros and Taquile. Lunch on the Island.

    5:00pm Transfer to the airport

    6:00pm Arrival al the airport

    7:55pm Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    9:29pm Arrival in Lima

    10:00pm Transfer to the hotel in Lima

    11:00pm Arrival to the hotel. Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Belmond Miraflores Park or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 6 – Thursday, November 21st, 2019

    AM Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out.

    Transfers will be arranged based on your flight details.

    Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 14 days before your cruise start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm. Day rooms can only be purchased directly through the hotel.

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend you bring your own travel adaptor should you require one.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person.

    Guests not wishing to take excess luggage with them to Cusco and on the train journey may store it at the hotel in Lima where you will be reunited with it on Day 5. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    On the train - Belmond Andean Explorer - permitted luggage in cabins should not exceed 5 kg / 11 lbs per passenger. In case of larger luggage, the train has a luggage storage wagon. We recommend you to pack a small bag accordingly with everything you consider necessary for your two nights on board the train as access to the luggage storage wagon will not be permitted while en-route.

    Please ensure that all bags are labelled with your name, ship name and cabin number on the ship. Oceania Cruises, our local ground operator in Peru nor Belmond Andean Explorer take any responsibility for lost or damaged items. Please do not pack valuables in the suitcases that will go in the luggage storage wagon on the train.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    Airbus 319/320

    Peruvian Rail Information:

    •Due to the geography along the route, the standard speeds permitted for this journey range from 30 to 45 kilometers per hour. Although guests spend their nights on the train, the train does not actually move at night.

    •Vegetarian options are listed on the menu, so there is no need to make a reservation. However, passengers with vegan or kosher diets should inform Oceania Cruises ahead of travel so that your requests may be forwarded in a timely manner.

    •On board the lounge car is also a piano bar, there are two elegant dining carriages, you may enjoy luxurious treatments in the spa car (additional costs apply), and the observation car includes comfortable seating, a bar and an outdoor observation deck.

    •Both Peruvian Nuevo Sol and US Dollars are accepted on board.

    •The train portion of this program is not guided. While on board the Andean Explorer, guests are under the care of the Belmond Andean Explorer staff.

    Hotel Accommodations:

    Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel – Ocean view Junior Suite

    Av. Malecón de la Reserva 1035, Miraflores LIMA 18, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6104000

    Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Plazoleta Nazarenas 337, Cusco 08000, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    PREMIUM Program includes:

    •English-speaking licensed guide on tours

    •2 nights in an Ocean View Junior Suite at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel or similar in Lima on a bed & break-fast basis.

    •2 nights in a Deluxe Room at the Belmond Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •1 night in a JUNIOR Double Size Bedded Cabin on the Andean Explorer with full board

    •Entrance fees to Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Maras & Machu Picchu

    •Full day to Uros and Taquile Islands with lunch included in the island (shared boat/private guide)

    •Round trip Hiram Bingham train ticket to/from Machu Picchu station

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in a local restaurant in Cusco (includes 1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 brunch and 1 dinner on board the Hiram Bingham Train (unlimited local non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •1 dinner and 2 lunches on board the Andean Explorer Train (unlimited local non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water on coaches

    •Domestic flights Lima – Cusco – Juliaca - Lima (direct flights not guaranteed)

    The JUNIOR double size bedded cabin includes: En-suite cabins with one double bed, Sitting area (2 seats), Wardrobe, Small, private bathroom with a washbasin, shower and toilet (1.75m2), Small mirror in front of the washbasin, Coat rack, 110v/220v shaver socket outlet, Total area of each compartment:13.1 m2

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar, spa services on the train

    Gratuities to drivers and guides and train staff

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. This land program must be purchased no later than August 18, 2019. Cancellations made after this date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

  • POST - MACHU PICCHU & THE SACRED VALLEY - DELUXE CODE: LIML93

  • xxnnnn CODE: LIML07

  • ANDEAN RAIL& MACHU PICCHU-OXYGEN UPGRADE CODE: LIML12

    Oxygenated Room on your Machu Picchu Land Program. These rooms help to reduce the effects of altitude by piping an oxygen supplement into the room.

  • PRE - CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU STANDARD 2019 CODE: LIML27

    Note: This program starts in Lima and ands in San Antonio, Chile, therefore arriving flights must be booked into the Lima International Airport.

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – February 13, 2019

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the Swissotel Hotel in San Isidro district, a five-star hotel in the heart of Lima.

    Afterwards, enjoy lunch and dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening.

    Should your flight arrive early in the morning you may wish to book an extra night so your room is ready upon your arrival. Hotel check in time is at 3:00pm.

    DAY 2 – February 14, 2019

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, you will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    Note: All luggage will accompany guests on the flight to Cusco. See further below for luggage restrictions and fees for excess and overweight luggage.

    DAY 3 – February 15, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – February 16, 2019

    After flying back to Lima, you will be assisted at Lima airport for your connecting flight to Santiago.

    Upon arrival in Santiago you will transferred to the hotel for overnight.

    Lunch and dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Renaissance Santiago Hotel or similar hotel.

    Note: All luggage will accompany guests on the flight to Santiago. See further below for luggage restrictions and fees for excess and overweight luggage.

    DAY 5 – February 17, 2019

    After breakfast and check out, you will have a panoramic tour of Santiago ending at the port of San Antonio, Chile where you will embark the ship.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Direct flights are not guaranteed.

    Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in time is 3:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers from the airport can be arranged. If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own because your flight arrives before the first day of the program, transfers are not included.

    *Should you have an early arriving flight you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 3:00pm.

    DAY 1 (for guests without extra nights)

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Swissotel hotel (or similar hotel), where you will spend a relaxing evening. Any meals are on your own today.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 2:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    DAY 2 – Below timing is dependent on flights once confirmed

    5:00am Wake up-call

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    09:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to a restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    8:20am Board Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 4 – Below timing is dependent on flights once confirmed

    5:00am Wake-up call

    5:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:30am Drive to Cusco Airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    8:45am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Santiago with a stop in

    Lima

    4:30pm Arrival in Santiago and transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Renaissance Santiago Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 5

    Breakfast at the hotel

    10:15am Drive to the port of San Antonio, panoramic tour of Santiago en route.

    1:45pm Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    From mid-November until the end of April is considered to be the wet season, with the peak rainfall occurring during January and February. Although it may not rain every day or for even for a few days at a time, there is a significant chance that you will encounter wet weather. Be prepared with appropriate clothing and even an umbrella. Daily temperatures average 18 °C (64 °F), but unlike the dry season, night time temperatures are just a few degrees lower.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices if they do not conform to the above voltage.

    Luggage information:

    For all flights on this program, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Guests having excess or overweight luggage will be charged upon check in at the airport. Fees: $90 for overweight luggage (up to 23kg) / $90 for additional bags (cost per piece of luggage up to 23kg). Luggage fees subject to change by the airlines.

    Guests not wishing to travel with all of their luggage might consider contacting “Luggage Forward” www.luggageforward.com. Phone: 877-231-5131

    They can provide the service of shipping luggage from your home to the ship or vice versa. There is an additional fee for this.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    Renaissance Santiago Hotel – Chilean/European

    Presidente Kennedy 4700, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Phone: +56 2 2678 8888

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •1 night in Chilean/European rooms at the Renaissance Santiago Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (soft drink or water and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Economy class flights Lima – Cusco – Lima - Santiago

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Club Lounge access at the Renaissance Santiago Hotel

    •Excess and /or overweight fees for luggage on flights

    •Service of Luggage Forward

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU DELUXE - 2019 CODE: LIML28

    Note: This program starts in Lima and ands in San Antonio, therefore arriving flights must be booked into the Lima International Airport.

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – February 13, 2019

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the elegant Country Club Lima Hotel. This five-star property stands proudly among the grand embassies in the capital’s affluent San Isidro district.

    Afterwards, enjoy lunch and dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening in a spacious Master Room.

    Should you have an early arrival you may wish to book an extra night so that you have a room available upon your arrival. Hotel check in is not until 3:00pm.

    DAY 2 – February 14, 2019

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, you will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted |from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Monasterio Hotel for overnight. Dinner at the hotel.

    Note: All luggage will accompany guests on the flight to Cusco. See further below for luggage restrictions and fees for excess and overweight luggage.

    DAY 3 – February 15, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back to Ollantaytambo station. Transfer to Cusco. Dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – February 16, 2019

    After flying back to Lima, you will be assisted at Lima airport for your connecting flight to Santiago, Chile.

    Upon arrival in Santiago you will transferred to the hotel for overnight.

    Lunch and dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 5 – February 17, 2019

    After breakfast and check out, you will have a panoramic tour of Santiago ending at the port of San Antonio where you will embark the ship.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Direct flights are not guaranteed.

    Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in time is 3:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers from the airport can be arranged. If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own because your flight arrives before the first day of the program, transfers are not included.

    *Should you have an early arriving flight you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 3:00pm.

    DAY 1 (for guests without extra nights)

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Country Club Lima Hotel, where you will spend a relaxing evening in a Master Room. Any meal is on your own.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    DAY 2 - Below timing is dependent on flights once confirmed

    5:00am Wake-up call

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes (brunch on board)

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 4 - Below timing is dependent on flights once confirmed

    5:00am Wake-up call

    5:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:30am Drive to Cusco Airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    8:45am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Santiago with a stop in Lima en route

    16:30pm Arrival in Santiago and transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel or similar

    DAY 5

    Breakfast at the hotel

    10:00am Drive to the port of San Antonio, panoramic tour of Santiago en route.

    1:30pm Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    From mid-November until the end of April is considered to be the wet season, with the peak rainfall occurring during January and February. Although it may not rain every day or for even for a few days at a time, there is a significant chance that you will encounter wet weather. Be prepared with appropriate clothing and even an umbrella. Daily temperatures average 18 °C (64 °F), but unlike the dry season, night time temperatures are just a few degrees lower.

    What to Bring:

    • Bring comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and the time changes, so it’s best to bring shorts, as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho, and an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses with a strap, sun block, a sunhat, and insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems.

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices if they do not conform to the above voltage.

    Luggage information:

    For all flights on this program, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Guests having excess or overweight luggage will be charged upon check in at the airport. Fees: $90 for overweight luggage (up to 23kg) / $90 for additional bags (cost per piece of luggage up to 23kg). Luggage fees subject to change by the airlines.

    Guests not wishing to travel with all of their luggage might consider contacting “Luggage Forward” www.luggageforward.com. Phone: 877-231-5131

    They can provide the service of shipping luggage from your home to the ship or vice versa. There is an additional fee for this.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119000

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Palacios 136, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center – Classic Room

    Sta María 1742, Santiago, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Phone: +56 2 2233 5000

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 nights in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •1 night in Classic rooms at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the hotel in Cusco (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including 2 non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Economy class flights Lima – Cusco – Lima - Santiago

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco - there is a charge for these rooms and they are subject to availability

    •Excess and or overweight luggage fees on flights

    •Service of Luggage Forward

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU - STANDARD CODE: LIML25

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the Swissotel Hotel in San Isidro district, a four-star hotel in the heart of Lima.

    Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening.

    DAY 2 – Thursday, April 23, 2020

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    DAY 3 – Friday, April 24, 2020

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Saturday, April 25, 2020

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the port of Callao to embark the ship.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights via through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to your Lima hotel. Note that check in time is 3:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.

    DAY 1 – Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Swissotel hotel (or similar hotel), where you will spend a relaxing evening. Any meals are on your own today.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 2:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    DAY 2 – Thursday, March 14, 2019

    5:00am Wake up-call (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and brought to the pier on your return to Lima.)

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    09:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to a restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3 – Friday, March 15, 2019

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    8:20am Board Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 4 – Saturday, March 16, 2019

    7:00am Wake-up call

    7:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:20am Drive to Cusco Airport

    8:40am Arrival at airport and check-in

    9:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and (subject to change) to Lima

    10:50am Arrival in Lima

    11:20am Drive to the port of Callao

    11:40am Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at the hotel and brought directly to the ship upon your return to Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): TBA

    Accommodations:

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 nights in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (soft drink or water and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic Flights Lima – Cusco - Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE 2019 CODE: LIML30

    NOTE: this program begins in San Antonio, Chile and ends in Lima therefore outbound flights need to be booked from the Lima International Airport.

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to the Country Club hotel in San Isidro district, a five-star hotel in the heart of Lima.

    Afterwards, enjoy lunch and dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening.

    Note: All luggage will accompany guests on the flight to Lima. See further below for luggage restrictions and fees for excess.

    DAY 2 – Monday, February 18, 2019

    After breakfast, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

    Upon arrival, you will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Monasterio Hotel for overnight. Dinner at the hotel.

    NOTE: Excess luggage may be stored with our ground operator in Lima and transferred to your hotel on Day 4

    DAY 3 – Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back to Ollantaytambo station. Transfer to Cusco to the Monasterio Hotel. Dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure.

    Enjoy lunch at the hotel and transfer to the airport.

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Country Club Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 5 – Tuesday, February 21, 2019

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1 – Below timing is dependent on flights once confirmed

    10:00am Disembark the ship in San Antonio, Chile

    10:30am Transfer to the Santiago airport with all luggage

    12:00 Arrival at the airport and check-in for your flight

    14:55 Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) from Santiago to Lima

    16:50 Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Lima

    Lunch and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Hotel Country Club or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 2

    5:00am Breakfast at the hotel

    5:30am Meet at the hotel (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima on Day 4.)

    6:00am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to the restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes (brunch on board)

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 4 – Below timing is dependent on flights once confirmed

    6:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private) and morning at leisure

    12:00pm Lunch at the hotel

    1:15pm Drive to the Cusco Airport

    1:45pm Arrival at airport and check-in

    3:15pm Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    4:40pm Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel in Lima

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Dinner is on your own

    Overnight at the Hotel Country Club or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 5

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 5 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm.

    Expected Weather:

    From mid-November until the end of April is considered to be the wet season, with the peak rainfall occurring during January and February. Although it may not rain every day or for even for a few days at a time, there is a significant chance that you will encounter wet weather. Be prepared with appropriate clothing and even an umbrella. Daily temperatures average 18 °C (64 °F), but unlike the dry season, night time temperatures are just a few degrees lower.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices if they do not conform to the above voltage.

    Luggage information:

    For all flights on this program, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Guests having excess or overweight luggage will be charged upon check in at the airport. Fees: $90 for overweight luggage (up to 23kg) / $90 for additional bags (cost per piece of luggage up to 23kg) – fees subject to change by the airlines.

    Guests not wishing to travel with all of their luggage might consider contacting “Luggage Forward” www.luggageforward.com. Phone: 877-231-5131

    They can provide the service of shipping luggage from your home to the ship or vice versa. There is an additional fee for this.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Palacios 136, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119000

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 nights in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •2 lunch at local restaurant (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including 2 non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Economy class flights Santiago - Lima – Cusco – Lima

    •Luggage storage Day 2 – 4 in Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco - there is a charge for these rooms and they are subject to availability

    •Excess and/or overweight luggage fees on flights

    •Service of Luggage Forward

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE CODE: LIML33

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, April 25th, 2020

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Monasterio Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Monasterio Hotel for overnight. Dinner at the hotel.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, April 26th, 2020

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back Ollantaytambo and then to Cusco. Dinner on your own.

    DAY 3 – Monday, April 27th, 2020

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Country Club Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1

    6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima)

    6:30am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 2

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train(subject to change)

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    9:00am Drive to Cusco Airport

    9:15am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00am Arrival in Lima

    12:45pm Drive to hotel in Lima

    13:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Lunch and dinner are on your own

    Overnight at the Hotel Country Club or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Should you book any additional nights via through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your flight details. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, transfers will not be included.

    Expected Weather:

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). The exchange rate with the U.S. Dollar varies although the current approximate exchange rate is S/. 3.20 per 1 US dollar.

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): TBA

    Accommodations:

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Palacios 136, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119000

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •1 night in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including 2 non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights – Lima – Cusco - Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco - there is a charge for these rooms and they are subject to availability

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - MACHU PICCHU- BODY AND SOUL CODE: LIML72

    Note: As this is an active program at high altitudes, we strongly recommend prior to signing up that guests consult with their physicians regarding their ability to participate. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Travel in a small group up to only 20 guests, providing you with an enlightening experience at ancient Inca landmarks, traditional Andean villages and yoga sessions at the hotel spa.

    DAY 1

    Upon arrival in Callao port, you will disembark and transfer to the Lima airport for your flight to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. We suggest bringing only a carry-on bag, as other luggage can be kept in the hotel storage where you will be re-united with it on Day 4.

    Upon arrival, you will drive to Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones of up to 200 tons fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After this visit, you will transfer to the Sacred Valley and check into the Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa (or similar hotel) in Valle Sagrado.

    You will then have the opportunity to hand-pick the ingredients for your lunch from the greenhouse. It’s an enjoyable and creative way to ensure that the meal will suit your taste.

    Later, you will enjoy a private yoga session with a certified instructor, starting with some breathing exercises that will help you to relax. A $100 certificate per person is included for a later spa service, and we recommend that you book it at this time.

    You will spend the evening at the hotel and dinner will be on your own.

    Overnight at Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Valle Sagrado – or similar hotel

    NOTE: Additional oxygen, if required, is available in the lobby of the hotel at no extra cost. The hotel is located in the Sacred Valley which is at a lower altitude than Cusco therefore it should not be required.

    DAY 2

    Your group will start the day with a private yoga session with a certified instructor. Then, following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore the famed “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, perhaps because of a smallpox epidemic. Spanish conquistadors never found the hidden city of Machu Picchu, so it was largely intact when archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, numerous other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone on a raised platform above the main plaza that may have been used for astronomical observations. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before re-boarding the Vistadome train. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer to the hotel for the evening and enjoy dinner on your own.

    DAY 3

    Your group will start the day with a private yoga session with a certified instructor. Then, following breakfast, you will transfer to the Andean highland village at Chincheros. During this half-day visit, you will meet the Quechua-speaking farmers and weavers and through personal encounters learn how traditional people live today in the Andean countryside.

    You will also participate in daily activities that include visiting the kitchens to observe the local foods and how they are prepared and cooked in wood-fired mud-brick stoves.

    Later, to the accompaniment of flutes and drums, you will follow the villagers to their mountainous farmland to see how they hand-till the soil. Feel free to join them in blessing their animals and newly plowed land, an Andean tradition inherited from the Incas.

    A demonstration of traditional textile technique and design follows, during which the villagers will reveal the symbolic meanings encoded into their fabrics and styles of dress.

    Following lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari, you will enjoy a leisurely horseback ride past several villages, during which you can expect to see colonial homes and farmers tending their corn in terraced fields from the Inca days. The horseback ride offers breath-taking views, particularly of Urubamba Valley.

    You will then return to the hotel for the evening and enjoy dinner on your own.

    Overnight at Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Valle Sagrado – or similar hotel

    Note: long pants and closed toe shoes are required for the horseback ride

    DAY 4

    After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and embark on a fascinating city tour of Cusco. Stopping at the sacred site of Koricancha, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    You will also visit Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    After the city tour, you will be transferred to the airport to fly back to Lima.

    Upon arrival, our representative will be waiting for you in order to transfer you to your hotel in Lima where the remainder of the day is at your leisure and dinner is on your own.

    Overnight at the Swissotel, Lima or similar hotel

    DAY 5

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and transferring to the airport in order to take your international flight home. Transfers will be based on your flight time. Check out time is at 12:00pm. Should you have a late flight, luggage storage is available at the hotel. You may wish to book an extra night in order to keep your room until your transfer time.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1

    7:00am Disembark the ship (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage where you will be re-united with it on Day 4.

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco

    7:30am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    10:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    11:35am Arrival in Cusco

    12:00pm Transfer to and visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    1:20pm Drive to your hotel and check in

    2:45pm Greenhouse tour and lunch at the hotel

    6:00pm Private group yoga session at the hotel

    7:00pm Remainder of the day is at your leisure

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Sacred Valley

    DAY 2

    6:00am Private group yoga session at the hotel

    7:00am Breakfast at the hotel

    9:30am Transfer to the train station

    10:32am Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu

    12:11pm Arrive – 5 min walk to bus transfer station

    12:15pm Board bus to the citadel

    12:45pm Lunch

    1:45pm Guided visit of Machu Picchu

    4:45pm Bus back to Aguas Calientes

    5:20pm Board the Vistadome Train

    6:10pm Train back to Ollanta Station

    7:51pm Transfer from the train station to the hotel

    8:20pm Arrive back at the hotel, dinner on own

    Overnight at the Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Sacred Valley

    DAY 3

    5:00am Private group yoga session at the hotel

    7:00am Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Transfer to Chinchero

    9:15am Andean Village experience

    11:15am Transfer to lunch venue

    12:30pm Lunch

    2:00pm Horseback riding tour

    4:00pm Return to the hotel, dinner on own, perhaps book a spa session

    Overnight at the Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Sacred Valley

    DAY 4

    7:00am Breakfast at the hotel and check out

    9:00am City tour of Cusco including a visit to Koricancha and the Cusco Cathedral

    12:00pm Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima

    2:15pm Flight to Lima (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change)

    4:00pm Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel

    5:00pm Approximate arrival time at your hotel and check in

    Dinner on own

    Overnight at the Swissotel Lima or similar hotel

    DAY 5

    Morning Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Note: If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Should you book any additional nights via through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your flight details. Check out time is at 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 5. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, transfers will not be included.

    Expected Weather:

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring

    •Weather-appropriate comfortable, casual clothing in natural, breathable fabrics. Temperatures will change with altitudes and times of day, so it is best to bring shorts as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress for men and women that covers arms, legs and shoulders.

    •Yoga clothing

    •Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    •A sweater or lightweight jacket for cooler evening temperatures common in the highlands.

    •A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho and an umbrella.

    •Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    •Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block, a sunhat and insect repellent.

    •Long pants and closed toe shoes are required for the horseback ride

    •Walking sticks are prohibited in Machu Picchu except for guests with mobility problems.

    Local Currency

    The currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol.

    Electricity

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but it should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor if you have electronic devices.

    Luggage

    For domestic flights in Peru, each traveler may check one piece of luggage weighing 23Kg (50 pounds) and take one carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds). Excess luggage will be stored at the hotel in Lima where you will be re-united with it on Day 4). It is important that stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change)

    TBA

    Accommodations

    Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa, Valle Sagrado

    Avenida Ferrocarril S/N, Sacred Valley, Urubamba 08660, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 581777

    Swissotel in Lima (Swiss Advantage Room)

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    Program includes

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in a Swiss Advantage Room at the Swissotel in Lima (or similar hotel) on a bed & breakfast basis

    •3 nights in a Superior Room at the Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa (or similar hotel)on a bed & breakfast basis

    •$100 per person spa credit to be used at Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa (unused credits are non-refundable)

    •2 private group yoga sessions at Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa

    •Horseback riding tour

    •Entrance fees per the sites visited on the itinerary

    •Vistadome train round-trip to and from Machu Picchu

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage (1 bag, 44 lbs per person) and restaurants

    •2 lunches at a restaurant in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage and 1 glass of wine or beer)

    •Greenhouse tour and lunch including 2 Peruvian dishes and water, 1 hot beverage and 1 glass of wine or beer

    •Bottled water on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic economy-class flights per the program

    Please note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has updated arrival information so your transfers can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Activities and spa packages at the resort not included in the program

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE CODE: LIML75

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the elegant Country Club Lima Hotel. This five-star property stands proudly among the grand embassies in the capital’s affluent San Isidro district.

    Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening in a spacious Master Room.

    DAY 2 – Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Monasterio Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Monasterio Hotel for overnight. Dinner at the hotel.

    DAY 3 – Friday, November 15, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back to Ollantaytambo station. Transfer to Cusco. Dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Saturday, November 16, 2019

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the port of Callao to embark the ship.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Direct flights are not guaranteed.

    Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in time is 3:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers from the airport can be arranged. If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own because your flight arrives before the first day of the program, transfers are not included.

    *Should you have an early arriving flight you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 3:00pm.

    DAY 1

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Country Club Lima Hotel, where you will spend a relaxing evening in a Master Room.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    DAY 2

    5:00am Wake-up call (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and brought to the pier on your return to Lima.)

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 4

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:40am Drive to Cusco Airport

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00pm Arrival in Lima

    12:25pm Drive to the port of Callao

    12:45pm Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Bring comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and the time changes, so it’s best to bring shorts, as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho, and an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses with a strap, sun block, a sunhat, and insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems.

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend you bring your own travel adaptor if necessary.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119000

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Palacios 136, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 night in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the Monasterio Hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including 2 non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights – Lima – Cusco - Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco - there is a charge for these rooms and they are subject to availability

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE CODE: LIML77

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, November 16, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Monasterio Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Monasterio Hotel for overnight. Dinner at the hotel.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, November 17, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back Ollantaytambo and then to Cusco. Dinner on your own.

    DAY 3 – Monday, November 18, 2019

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Country Club Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1

    6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima)

    6:30am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 2

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train(subject to change)

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    9:00am Drive to Cusco Airport

    9:15am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00am Arrival in Lima

    12:45pm Drive to hotel in Lima

    13:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Lunch and dinner are on your own

    Overnight at the Hotel Country Club or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm.

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). The exchange rate with the U.S. Dollar varies although the current approximate exchange rate is S/. 3.20 per 1 US dollar.

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Palacios 136, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119000

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •1 night in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including 2 non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights – Lima – Cusco - Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco - there is a charge for these rooms and they are subject to availability

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - 3 NIGHT CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU - STANDARD CODE: LIML01

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the Swissotel Hotel in San Isidro district, a four-star hotel in the heart of Lima.

    Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening.

    DAY 2

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights return to your hotel for the evening. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    DAY 3

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the port of Callao to embark the ship.

    Land Program Details Step by Step:

    •Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed.

    •Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review that Welcome Letter and your final itinerary carefully for any further amendments.

    •The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    Extra Nights

    •If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in is 2:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    •If you have an early-arriving flight, you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 2:00pm.

    •If you book extra nights on your own, transfers are not included.

    DAY 1

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Swissotel hotel (or similar hotel), where you will spend a relaxing evening. Any meals are on your own today.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 2:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    Meet and Greet and transfers

    •Final cruise documents will be emailed 21 days prior to sailing. The local ground agent’s telephone number will be on page 1, if you can’t locate the meet-and-greet representative upon arrival. Be aware that the representative may be assisting others and may not be in sight when you first exit Customs and the luggage claim area.

    •Look for someone holding a sign with the cruise line logo and possibly your name. If in doubt, ask the airport staff to direct you to the meeting area for transfers or to page our representative.

    •Meet and Greet and transfers for guests arriving on Day 1 of a land program or for extra nights booked through the cruise line are arranged based on the flight details received by guests at least 14 days before sailing.

    •If we have not received your flight details or your flights have changed and the Destination Services Land Team has not been notified, then a transfer cannot be provided and guests will be responsible for getting to the land program hotel at their own expense. Please immediately contact our Reservations Department for any flight changes before departure.

    DAY 2 - timings subject to change based on actual flight details

    5:00am Wake up-call (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and brought to the pier on your return to Lima.)

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to a restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes 8:20am Board Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 4 - timings subject to change based on actual flight details

    7:00am Wake-up call

    7:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:20am Drive to Cusco Airport

    8:40am Arrival at airport and check-in

    9:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and (subject to change) to Lima

    10:50am Arrival in Lima

    11:20am Drive to the port of Callao

    11:40am Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at the hotel and brought directly to the ship upon your return to Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): TBA

    Accommodations:

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of changes before departure, then the hotel(s) listed in this program will be used

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 nights in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in Cusco (1 glass of wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (1 glass of wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic Flights Lima – Cusco – Lima – direct flights not guaranteed

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

  • POST - 3 NIGHT CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU - STANDARD CODE: LIML03

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, return to the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    DAY 2

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the site.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 3

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Swissotel Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1 - timings subject to change based on actual flight times 6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will

    be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima.)

    6:30am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to the restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 2

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes 8:20am Board Vistadome Train(subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 3 - timings subject to change based on actual flight times

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:40am Drive to the Cusco Airport

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00am Arrival in Lima

    12:45pm Drive to the hotel in Lima

    1:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Lunch and dinner are on your own

    Overnight at the Swissotel or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available

    at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm.

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be separated when you disembark the ship and stored at your hotel in Lima where you will be re-united with it on Day 3. Please pack accordingly before you disembark. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): TBA

    Accommodations:

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of changes before departure, then the hotel(s) listed in this program will be used

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •1 night in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in Cusco (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights Lima – Cusco – Lima – direct flights not guaranteed

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program.

  • PRE - LIMA MOSAIC CODE: LIML10

    Become immersed in the Peruvian culture, past and present, through historical landmarks, the ruins of a pre-Columbian city, live performances and a demonstration by Peruvian Paso horses.

    DAY 1

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center, where you will spend the next three nights.

    Check in time is at 3:00pm. Should you have an early arriving flight, you may wish to book an extra night so that your room is guaranteed to be available when you arrive.

    Later in the day, you will enjoy dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants before retiring for the evening.

    DAY 2

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the Larco Herrera Museum, which is housed in an elegant vice-royal colonial mansion from the 18th century. Its exhibits present more than 3,000 years of pre-Columbian history, including the finest collection of gold, silver and semiprecious stone artistry in Peru. You will also see ancient Incan textiles, huaco ceramics and tools used to fashion these timeless treasures.

    You will continue on to Lima’s main square, where Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the “City of Kings” in 1535. The Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Lima Cathedral all surround the square. You will visit the cathedral where Pizarro is buried.

    Next, you will see the Santo Domingo Convent, the oldest church and convent in Lima. The foundation of Santo Domingo was conceived by Friar Tomas de San Martin, who later served as the Preceptor Prior of the Dominican Order.

    Construction began in 1540, and the convent was later renovated to its present neo-classical style in the 18th century. It is a city within a city of sorts, comprised of a succession of cloisters and yards surrounded by service areas and communal rooms. Spanish Saint San Juan Masias is buried in the convent.

    You will then savor a spectacular lunch at Casa Garcia Alvarado, an Art Deco mansion in nearby Miraflores, one of Lima’s first residential neighborhoods for the affluent who didn’t want to live downtown. As you dine, you will watch a performance of traditional dances.

    Back at the hotel, the remainder of the afternoon will be at your leisure. Dinner will be served at the hotel, accompanied by a live musical performance.

    DAY 3

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the outskirts of Lima to explore the ruins of Pachacamac. This large excavated pre-Columbian complex of buildings includes an extraordinary pyramid and temples and a highly sophisticated irrigation and reservoir system. Pachacamac may have been the site of an oracle, as pilgrims visited for centuries.

    For a more contemporary look at life in the country, you will visit Hacienda Mamacona, an estate where Peruvian Paso horses are bred. Known for its unique high stepping and comfortable gait, the Peruvian Paso horse has become a symbol for the coastal region of Peru. The horses will display their skills as you learn about their origins and uses over lunch.

    Upon returning to the hotel, you will enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure with dinner on your own.

    DAY 4

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the port and board the cruise ship.

    Land Program Details Step by Step

    •The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program times are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    •Itineraries with the up-to-date details will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive a final itinerary from our ground op-erator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review the letter and your final itinerary carefully for further amendments.

    •The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    Extra Nights

    •If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in is 3:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    •If you have an early-arriving flight, you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 3:00pm.

    •If you book extra nights on your own, transfers are not included.

    DAY 1

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to your hotel.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed.

    Meals are on your own.

    Overnight at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or similar hotel.

    Meet and Greet and transfers

    •Final cruise documents will be emailed 21 days prior to sailing. The local ground agent’s tele-phone number will be on page 1, if you can’t locate the meet-and-greet representative upon arrival. Be aware that the representative may be assisting others and may not be in sight when you first exit Customs and the luggage claim area.

    •Look for someone holding a sign with the cruise line logo and possibly your name. If in doubt, ask the airport staff to direct you to the meeting area for transfers or to page our representative.

    •Meet and Greet and transfers for guests arriving on Day 1 of a land program or for extra nights booked through the cruise line are arranged based on the flight details received by guests at least 14 days before sailing.

    •If we have not received your flight details or your flights have changed and the Destination Services Land Team has not been notified, then a transfer cannot be provided and guests will be responsible for getting to the land program hotel at their own expense. Please immediately contact our Reservations Department for any flight changes before departure.

    DAY 2

    7:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

    8:30am Transfer to the Larco Herrera Museum

    9:30am Visit the Larco Herrera Museum

    10:30am Transfer to the cathedral

    11:15am Visit the cathedral

    12:15pm Walk to the Santo Domingo Convent

    12:20am Visit the Santo Domingo Convent

    1:20pm Transfer to Casa Garcia Alvarado

    2:00pm Lunch at Casa Garcia Alvarado

    3:00pm Transfer back to the hotel

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure

    Dinner included at the hotel

    Overnight at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    7:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

    9:00am Transfer to Pachacamac

    10:00am Visit Pachacamac

    12:00pm Transfer to the Hacienda Mamacona

    12:10pm Lunch and show at the Hacienda Mamacona

    2:00pm Return to the hotel

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure

    Dinner is on your own

    Overnight at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    7:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Drive to the port in Callao for embarkation

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring

    Light loose clothing, comfortable walking shoes and a light sweater and rain jacket.

    Local Currency

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. Bring a travel adaptor if necessary.

    Documents and Visa Requirements

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Accommodations

    Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

    Calle Las Begonias 450. San Isidro, Lima 15001, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 2015000

    If similar hotels are required due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified of the changes before traveling.

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking licensed guides

    •3 nights in a deluxe room at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or similar on a bed and breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Convent, Larco Herrera Museum and Pacha-camac

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at Casa Garcia Alvarado with show (includes 1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Hacienda Mamacona (includes 1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the hotel with live music (includes 1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water on coaches

    •Transfers

    Please Note

    Guests booking their own flights independent of the cruise line are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, mini bar and room service

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns should check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space will be released.

  • PRE - CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE CODE: LIML26

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the elegant Country Club Lima Hotel. This five-star property stands proudly among the grand embassies in the capital’s affluent San Isidro district.

    Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening in a spacious Master Room.

    DAY 2 – Thursday, April 23, 2020

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Monasterio Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Monasterio Hotel for overnight. Dinner at the hotel.

    DAY 3 – Friday, April 24, 2020

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back to Ollantaytambo station. Transfer to Cusco. Dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Saturday, April 25, 2020

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the port of Callao to embark the ship.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights via through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to your Lima hotel. Note that check in time is 3:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.

    DAY 1

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Country Club Lima Hotel, where you will spend a relaxing evening in a Master Room.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    DAY 2

    5:00am Wake-up call (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and brought to the pier on your return to Lima)

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 4

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:40am Drive to Cusco Airport

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00pm Arrival in Lima

    12:25pm Drive to the port of Callao

    12:45pm Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Bring comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and the time changes, so it’s best to bring shorts, as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho, and an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses with a strap, sun block, a sunhat, and insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems.

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices if they do not conform to the above voltage.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): TBA

    Accommodations:

    Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119000

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Palacios 136, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 night in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the Monasterio Hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including 2 non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights – Lima – Cusco - Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, am arrival transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco - there is a charge for these rooms and they are subject to availability

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU - STANDARD CODE: LIML76

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, November 16th, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, November 17, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant before entering the site.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 3 – Monday, November 18, 2019

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Swissotel Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1

    6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima.)

    6:30am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to the restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 2

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    8:20am Board Vistadome Train(subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 3

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:40am Drive to the Cusco Airport

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00am Arrival in Lima

    12:45pm Drive to the hotel in Lima

    1:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Lunch and dinner are on your own

    Overnight at the Swissotel or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm.

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •1 night in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (soft drink or water and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights Lima – Cusco - Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - MACHU PICCHU & THE SACRED VALLEY - DELUXE CODE: LIML91

  • PRE - 3 NIGHT CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE CODE: LIML02

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the elegant Country Club Lima Hotel. This five-star property stands proudly among the grand embassies in the capital’s affluent San Isidro district.

    Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening in a spacious Master Room.

    DAY 2

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Monasterio Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, return to your hotel for the evening. Dinner is included at the hotel.

    DAY 3

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, return to the train station and board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back to Cuzco. Dinner on own.

    DAY 4

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the port of Callao to embark the ship.

    Land Program Details Step by Step:

    •Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed.

    •Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review that Welcome Letter and your final itinerary carefully for any further amendments.

    •The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    Extra Nights

    •If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in is 3:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    •If you have an early-arriving flight, you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 3:00pm.

    •If you book extra nights on your own, transfers are not included.

    DAY 1

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Country Club Lima Hotel, where you will spend a relaxing evening in a Master Room.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    Meet and Greet and transfers

    •Final cruise documents will be emailed 21 days prior to sailing. The local ground agent’s telephone number will be on page 1, if you can’t locate the meet-and-greet representative upon arrival. Be aware that the representative may be assisting others and may not be in sight when you first exit Customs and the luggage claim area.

    •Look for someone holding a sign with the cruise line logo and possibly your name. If in doubt, ask the airport staff to direct you to the meeting area for transfers or to page our representative.

    •Meet and Greet and transfers for guests arriving on Day 1 of a land program or for extra nights booked through the cruise line are arranged based on the flight details received by guests at least 14 days before sailing.

    •If we have not received your flight details or your flights have changed and the Destination Services Land Team has not been notified, then a transfer cannot be provided and guests will be responsible for getting to the land program hotel at their own expense. Please immediately contact our Reservations Department for any flight changes before departure.

    DAY 2 - timings subject to change based on actual flight details

    5:00am Wake-up call (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in

    hotel storage and brought to the pier on your return to Lima)

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 4 - timings subject to change based on actual flight details

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:40am Drive to Cusco Airport

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00pm Arrival in Lima

    12:25pm Drive to the port of Callao

    12:45pm Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Bring comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and the time changes, so it’s best to bring shorts, as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho, and an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses with a strap, sun block, a sunhat, and insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems.

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices if they do not conform to the above voltage.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    TBA

    Accommodations:

    Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119000

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Palacios 136, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of changes before departure, then the hotel(s) listed in this program will be used

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 night in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the Monasterio Hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights – Lima – Cusco – Lima – direct flights not guaranteed

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, am arrival transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco - there is a charge for these rooms as they are limited and subject to availability

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

  • POST - 3 NIGHT CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE CODE: LIML04

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Monasterio Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, return to the Monasterio Hotel for overnight. Dinner is included at the hotel.

    DAY 2

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, return to the train station and board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back to Cuzco. Dinner on own.

    DAY 3

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Country Club Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Details Step by Step:

    •Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed.

    •Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    •The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    DAY 1 - timings subject to change based on actual flight times

    6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest guests fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima)

    6:30am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 2

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change)

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train(subject to change)

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3 - timings subject to change based on actual flight times

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    9:00am Drive to Cusco Airport

    9:15am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00am Arrival in Lima

    12:45pm Drive to hotel in Lima

    13:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Lunch and dinner are on your own

    Overnight at the Hotel Country Club or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available

    at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 14 days before your cruise start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm. Day rooms can only be purchased directly through the hotel.

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). The exchange rate with the U.S. Dollar varies although the current approximate exchange rate is S/. 3.20 per 1 US dollar.

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be separated when you disembark the ship and stored at your hotel in Lima where you will be re-united with it on Day 3. Please pack accordingly before you disembark. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): TBA

    Accommodations:

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

    Palacios 136, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 604000

    Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Calle Los Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119000

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of changes before departure, then the hotel(s) listed in this program will be used

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •1 night in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights – Lima – Cusco – Lima – direct flights not guaranteed

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco - there is a charge for these rooms as they are limited and subject to availability

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program.

  • POST - LIMA MOSAIC CODE: LIML11

    Become immersed in the Peruvian culture, past and present, through historical landmarks, the ruins of a pre-Columbian city, live performances and a demonstration by Peruvian Paso horses.

    DAY 1

    After disembarking the ship in Lima, you will be met by a representative at the port and transferred to the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center, where you will spend the next three nights.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 2

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the Larco Herrera Museum, which is housed in an elegant vice-royal colonial mansion from the 18th century. Its exhibits present more than 3,000 years of pre-Columbian history, including the finest collection of gold, silver and semiprecious stone artistry in Peru. You will also see ancient Incan textiles, huaco ceramics and tools used to fashion these timeless treasures.

    You will continue on to Lima’s main square, where Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the “City of Kings” in 1535. The Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Lima Cathedral all surround the square. You will visit the cathedral where Pizarro is buried.

    Next, you will see the Santo Domingo Convent, the oldest church and convent in Lima. The foundation of Santo Domingo was conceived by Friar Tomas de San Martin, who later served as the Preceptor Prior of the Dominican Order.

    Construction began in 1540, and the convent was later renovated to its present neo-classical style in the 18th century. It is a city within a city of sorts, comprised of a succession of cloisters and yards surrounded by service areas and communal rooms. Spanish Saint San Juan Masias is buried in the convent.

    You will then savor a spectacular lunch at Casa Garcia Alvarado, an Art Deco mansion in nearby Miraflores, one of Lima’s first residential neighborhoods for the affluent who didn’t want to live downtown. As you dine, you will watch a performance of traditional dances.

    Back at the hotel, the remainder of the afternoon will be at your leisure. Dinner will be served at the hotel, accompanied by a live musical performance.

    DAY 3

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the outskirts of Lima to explore the ruins of Pachacamac. This large excavated pre-Columbian complex of buildings includes an extraordinary pyramid and temples and a highly sophisticated irrigation and reservoir system. Pachacamac may have been the site of an oracle, as pilgrims visited for centuries.

    For a more contemporary look at life in the country, you will visit Hacienda Mamacona, an estate where Peruvian Paso horses are bred. Known for its unique high stepping and comfortable gait, the Peruvian Paso horse has become a symbol for the coastal region of Peru. The horses will display their skills as you learn about their origins and uses over lunch.

    Upon returning to the hotel, you will enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure with dinner on your own.

    DAY 4

    After breakfast at the hotel and checking out, you will be transferred to the Lima International Airport based on the flight details provided.

    Land Program Details Step by Step:

    •Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program timings are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    •Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    •The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

    DAY 1

    Disembark the ship and transfer to your hotel.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed.

    Meals are on your own.

    Overnight at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or similar hotel.

    DAY 2

    From 7:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

    8:30am Transfer to the Larco Herrera Museum

    9:30am Visit the Larco Herrera Museum

    10:30am Transfer to the cathedral

    11:15am Visit the cathedral

    12:15pm Walk to the Santo Domingo Convent

    12:20am Visit the Santo Domingo Convent

    1:20pm Transfer to Casa Garcia Alvarado

    2:00pm Lunch at Casa Garcia Alvarado

    3:00pm Transfer back to the hotel

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure

    Dinner included at the hotel

    Overnight at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    From 7:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

    9:00am Transfer to Pachacamac

    10:00am Visit Pachacamac

    12:00pm Transfer to the Hacienda Mamacona

    12:10pm Lunch and show at the Hacienda Mamacona

    2:00pm Return to the hotel

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure

    Dinner is on your own

    Overnight at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    From 7:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out time

    TBA Transfer to the airport according to your flight details. Should you have a late flight, luggage storage is available at the hotel until your transfer.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 14 days before your cruise start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm. Day rooms can only be purchased directly through the hotel.

    Expected Weather

    Seasons in South America are the opposite of those in North America. It can rain any time of the year. Summers (December-March) are hot and humid. The warmest months in Lima are January, February and March, with highs around 82.6°F (28.1°C). Temperatures rarely drop below 70.3°F (21.3°C) at night.

    What to Bring

    Light loose clothing, comfortable walking shoes and a light sweater and rain jacket.

    Local Currency

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. Bring a travel adaptor if necessary.

    Documents and Visa Requirements

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Accommodations

    Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

    Calle Las Begonias 450, San Isidro, Lima 15001, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 2015000

    If similar hotels are required due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified of the changes before traveling.

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking licensed guides

    •3 nights in a deluxe room at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or similar on a bed and breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Convent, Larco Herrera Museum and Pacha-camac

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at Casa Garcia Alvarado with show (includes 1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Hacienda Mamacona (includes 1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the hotel with live music (includes 1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water on coaches

    •Transfers

    Please Note

    Guests booking their own flights independent of the cruise line are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, mini bar and room service

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program.

  • POST - CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU - STANDARD 2019 CODE: LIML29

    NOTE: this program begins in San Antonio, Chile and ends in Lima therefore outbound flights need to be booked from the Lima International Airport.

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to the Swissotel in San Isidro district, a five-star hotel in the heart of Lima.

    Afterwards, enjoy lunch and dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening.

    Note: All luggage will accompany guests on the flight to Lima. See further below for luggage restrictions and fees for excess.

    DAY 2 – Monday, February 18, 2019

    After breakfast, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

    Upon arrival, you will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    NOTE: Luggage storage will be available in Lima from Days 2 – 4

    DAY 3 – Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    You will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Enjoy lunch at the hotel and transfer to the airport.

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Swissotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 5 – Thursday, February 21 2019

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1 – Below timing is dependent on flights once confirmed

    10:00am Disembark in San Antonio, Chile

    10:30am Transfer to the Santiago airport

    12:00pm Arrival at the airport and check-in for your flight

    2:55pm Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) from Santiago to Lima

    4:50pm Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Lima

    Lunch and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Swissotel or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 2

    5:00am Breakfast at the hotel

    5:30am Meet at the hotel (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima on Day 4.)

    6:00am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to the restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    8:20am Board Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 4 – Below timing is dependent on flights once confirmed

    6:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private) and morning at leisure

    12:00pm Lunch at the hotel

    1:15pm Drive to the Cusco Airport

    1:45pm Arrival at airport and check-in

    3:15pm Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    4:40pm Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel in Lima

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Dinner is on your own

    Overnight at the Swissotel or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 5

    AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details.

    Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 5 of your program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. . If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

    Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm.

    Expected Weather:

    From mid-November until the end of April is considered to be the wet season, with the peak rainfall occurring during January and February. Although it may not rain every day or for even for a few days at a time, there is a significant chance that you will encounter wet weather. Be prepared with appropriate clothing and even an umbrella. Daily temperatures average 18 °C (64 °F), but unlike the dry season, night time temperatures are just a few degrees lower.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices if they do not conform to the above voltage.

    Luggage information:

    For all flights on this program, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Guests having excess or overweight luggage will be charged upon check in at the airport. Fees: $90 for overweight luggage (up to 23kg) / $90 for additional bags (cost per piece of luggage up to 23kg). Fees subject to change by the airlines.

    Guests not wishing to travel with all of their luggage might consider contacting “Luggage Forward” www.luggageforward.com. Phone: 877-231-5131

    They can provide the service of shipping luggage from your home to the ship or vice versa. There is an additional fee for this.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •2 nights in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •2 lunches in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (soft drink or water and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Economy class flights Santiago - Lima – Cusco – Lima

    •Luggage storage in Lima from days 2- 4

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Excess or overweight luggage fees on flights

    •Service of Luggage Forward

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE CODE: LIML70

    As this is an active program which takes place at high altitudes, we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Monasterio Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the Monasterio Hotel for overnight. Dinner included at your hotel.

    DAY 2 – Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the deluxe Hiram Bingham train, named for the American archaeologist who initiated the excavation of Machu Picchu in 1911. Brunch will be served during the journey, as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cuzco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will enjoy afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel at the site’s entrance, and then board the Vistadome Train to begin your journey back to Cuzco. Dinner on own.

    DAY 3 – Thursday, January 25, 2018

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Country Club Hotel or similar.

    The rest of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Friday, January 26, 2018

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1 - timings each day are subject to change based on final flight / train details.

    6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will

    be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima)

    6:30am Transfer to the airport

    7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at your hotel

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 2

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    7:45am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    9:10am Board the Hiram Bingham Train

    9:40am Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes (subject to change)

    12:24pm Walk to bus station

    12:35pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    1:10pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:50am High tea at Sanctuary Lodge

    4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:05pm Walk to the train station

    5:15pm Board the Vistadome Train

    5:27pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:56pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:10pm Arrival at the hotel, dinner on own

    Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    9:00am Drive to Cusco Airport

    9:15am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00am Arrival in Lima

    12:45pm Drive to hotel in Lima

    13:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

    The remainder of the day is at leisure

    Lunch and dinner are on your own

    Overnight at the Hotel Country Club or similar hotel in Lima

    DAY 4

    Morning Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

    12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Should you book any additional nights via the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your flight details. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, transfers will not be included.

    Expected Weather:

    January is normally rainy in the highlands. The average temperature in the highlands is max 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is max 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor if you have electronic devices.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Boeing 737

    Accommodations:

    Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cuzco – Deluxe Room

    Calle Palacio 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cuzco, Perú

    Tel: +51 84 60 4000

    Country Club or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Los Eucaliptos 590, San Isidro, Lima 27, Peru

    Tel: 51 1 6119001

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •2 O/N in Deluxe Rooms at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •1 O/N in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the Monasterio Hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 Brunch on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including 2 non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Afternoon Tea at Sanctuary Lodge

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic economy class flights per the program

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Oxygen enriched rooms in Cuzco (there is a cost to upgrade and upgrades are based on availability)

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - MACHU PICCHU- BODY AND SOUL CODE: LIML71

    Note: As this is an active program at high altitudes, we strongly recommend prior to signing up that guests consult with their physicians regarding their ability to participate. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Travel in a small group up to only 20 guests, providing you with an enlightening experience at ancient Inca landmarks, traditional Andean villages and yoga sessions at the hotel spa.

    DAY 1

    Upon arrival in Lima, you will accompany our representative to the Swissotel (or similar hotel) in Lima, where you will spend the night. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure with meals on your own.

    DAY 2

    Following an early-morning breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the airport and fly to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca empire. We suggest bringing only a carry-on bag, as other luggage can be kept in the hotel storage and brought to the pier when you return to Lima.

    Upon arrival, you will drive to Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones of up to 200 tons fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After this visit, you will transfer to the Sacred Valley and check into the Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa (or similar hotel) in Valle Sagrado.

    You will then have the opportunity to hand-pick the ingredients for your lunch from the greenhouse. It’s an enjoyable and creative way to ensure that the meal will suit your taste.

    Later, you will enjoy a private yoga session with a certified instructor, starting with some breathing exercises that will help you to relax. A $100 certificate per person is included for a later spa service, and we recommend that you book it at this time.

    You will spend the evening at the hotel and dinner will be on your own.

    NOTE: Additional oxygen, if required, is available in the lobby of the hotel at no extra cost. The hotel is located in the Sacred Valley which is at a lower altitude than Cusco therefore it should not be required.

    DAY 3

    Your group will start the day with a private yoga session with a certified instructor. Then, following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore the famed “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, perhaps because of a smallpox epidemic. Spanish conquistadors never found the hidden city of Machu Picchu, so it was largely intact when archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, numerous other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone on a raised platform above the main plaza that may have been used for astronomical observations. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before re-boarding the Vistadome train. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer to the hotel for the evening and enjoy dinner on your own.

    DAY 4

    Your group will start the day with a private yoga session with a certified instructor. Then, following breakfast, you will transfer to the Andean highland village at Chincheros. During this half-day visit, you will meet the Quechua-speaking farmers and weavers and through personal encounters learn how traditional people live today in the Andean countryside.

    You will also participate in daily activities that include visiting the kitchens to observe the local foods and how they are prepared and cooked in wood-fired mud-brick stoves.

    Later, to the accompaniment of flutes and drums, you will follow the villagers to their mountainous farmland to see how they hand-till the soil. Feel free to join them in blessing their animals and newly plowed land, an Andean tradition inherited from the Incas.

    A demonstration of traditional textile technique and design follows, during which the villagers will reveal the symbolic meanings encoded into their fabrics and styles of dress.

    Following lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari, you will enjoy a leisurely horseback ride past several villages, during which you can expect to see colonial homes and farmers tending their corn in terraced fields from the Inca days. The horseback ride offers breath-taking views, particularly of Urubamba Valley.

    You will then return to the hotel for the evening and enjoy dinner on your own.

    Note: long pants and closed toe shoes are required for the horseback ride

    DAY 5

    After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and embark on a fascinating city tour of Cusco. Stopping at the sacred site of Koricancha, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    You will also visit Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    After the city tour, you will be transferred to the airport to fly back to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, our representative will accompany you to the port, where you will embark the ship.

    Land Program Step by Step

    The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including times and flights indicated are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with up-to-date details will be issued upon receiving your final cruise documents approximately 21 days prior to sailing. Upon arrival, you will receive a final itinerary and welcome letter from our ground operator. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments

    Additional Nights: If you book extra nights via the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Swissotel Lima. Check in is 3:00pm. Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Be sure that the cruise line has your up-to-date flight details.

    DAY 1 (for guests without extra nights)

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Swissotel (or similar hotel), where you will spend a relaxing evening. Meals will be on your own.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    DAY 2

    5:00am Wake-up call

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:00am Transfer to the airport ((We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and brought to the ship for embarkation)

    7:25am Check in for the flight to Cusco

    9:00am Fly to Cusco (airline and flight number TBA and subject to change)

    10:35am Arrive in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuaman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuaman fortress

    12:20pm Drive to the hotel and check in

    1:40pm Greenhouse tour and lunch at the hotel

    5:00pm Private group yoga session at the hotel

    6:00pm Remainder of the day is at your leisure

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

    DAY 3

    6:00am Private group yoga session at the hotel

    7:00am Breakfast at the hotel

    9:30am Transfer to the train station

    10:32am Ride the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu

    12:11pm Arrive and walk 5 minutes to bus transfer station

    12:15pm Board bus to the citadel

    12:45pm Lunch

    1:45pm Guided tour of Machu Picchu

    4:45pm Ride bus back to Aguas Calientes

    5:20pm Board the Vistadome train

    6:10pm Ride the train to Ollanta Station

    7:51pm Transfer from the train station to the hotel

    8:20pm Arrive at the hotel and enjoy dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

    DAY 4

    6:00am Private group yoga session at the hotel

    7:00am Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Transfer to Chinchero

    9:15am Andean village experience

    11:15am Transfer to lunch venue

    12:30pm Lunch

    2:00pm Horseback riding

    4:00pm Return to the hotel and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

    DAY 5

    7:00am Breakfast at the hotel and check out

    9:00am Tour Cusco, visiting Koricancha and the Cusco Cathedral

    12:00pm Transfer to the airport

    2:15pm Fly to Lima (airline and flight number TBA and subject to change)

    4:00pm Arrive in Lima and transfer to the ship

    4:40pm Arrive at the ship

    Expected Weather:

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring

    •Weather-appropriate comfortable, casual clothing in natural, breathable fabrics. Temperatures will change with altitudes and times of day, so it is best to bring shorts as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress for men and women that covers arms, legs and shoulders.

    •Yoga clothing

    •Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    •A sweater or lightweight jacket for cooler evening temperatures common in the highlands.

    •A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho and an umbrella.

    •Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    •Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block, a sunhat and insect repellent.

    •Long pants and closed toe shoes are required for the horseback ride

    •Walking sticks are prohibited in Machu Picchu except for guests with mobility problems.

    Local Currency

    The currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol.

    Electricity

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but it should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor if you have electronic devices.

    Luggage

    For domestic flights in Peru, each traveler may check one piece of luggage weighing 23Kg (50 pounds) and take one carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds). Excess luggage will be stored at the hotel and brought directly to the ship upon your return to Lima. It is important that stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change)

    TBA

    Accommodations

    Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa, Valle Sagrado

    Avenida Ferrocarril S/N, Sacred Valley, Urubamba 08660, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 581777

    Swissotel in Lima (Swiss Advantage Room)

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    Program includes

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in a Swiss Advantage Room at the Swissotel in Lima (or similar hotel) on a bed & breakfast basis

    •3 nights in a Superior Room at the Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa (or similar hotel)on a bed & breakfast basis

    •$100 per person spa credit to be used at Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa (unused credits are non-refundable)

    •2 private group yoga sessions at Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa

    •Horseback riding tour

    •Entrance fees per the sites visited on the itinerary

    •Vistadome train round-trip to and from Machu Picchu

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage (1 bag, 44 lbs per person) and restaurants

    •2 lunches at a restaurant in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage and 1 glass of wine or beer)

    •Greenhouse tour and lunch including 2 Peruvian dishes and water, 1 hot beverage and 1 glass of wine or beer

    •Bottled water on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic economy-class flights per the program

    Please note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has updated arrival information so your transfers can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Activities and spa packages at the resort not included in the program

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU - STANDARD CODE: LIML74

    Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the Swissotel Hotel in San Isidro district, a four-star hotel in the heart of Lima.

    Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening.

    DAY 2 – Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

    You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and sights, check into the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner on your own.

    NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

    DAY 3 – Friday, November 15, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant prior to visiting the site.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening and dinner on your own.

    DAY 4 – Saturday, November 16, 2019

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the port of Callao to embark the ship.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Direct flights are not guaranteed.

    Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in time is 3:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers from the airport can be arranged. If flight details are not received 10 days before your program start date, transfers will not be arranged.

    Should you book any extra nights on your own because your flight arrives before the first day of the program, transfers are not included.

    *Should you have an early arriving flight you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 3:00pm.

    DAY 1

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Swissotel hotel (or similar hotel), where you will spend a relaxing evening. Any meals are on your own today.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 2:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    DAY 2

    5:00am Wake up-call (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and brought to the pier on your return to Lima.)

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to a restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3

    5:20am Wake-up call

    5:50am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    6:35am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    8:20am Board Vistadome Train (subject to change)

    8:53am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    10:29am Walk to bus station

    10:45am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    11:15am Lunch at local restaurant

    12:30pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    3:15pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    3:45pm Walk to train station

    4:22pm Vistadome Train return trip (subject to change)

    6:00pm Drive back to your hotel

    8:10pm Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

    Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

    DAY 4

    7:00am Wake-up call

    7:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:20am Drive to Cusco Airport

    8:40am Arrival at airport and check-in

    9:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and (subject to change) to Lima

    10:50am Arrival in Lima

    11:20am Drive to the port of Callao

    11:40am Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    In January and February the average temperature in the highlands is approximately 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is approximately 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF.

    For programs taking place in in April and March, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 - 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 - 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (15- 18°C)

    For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 - 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 - 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 - 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 - 64° F (16- 18°C)

    Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

    What to Bring:

    • Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, "breathable" fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.)

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend you bring your own travel adaptor should you require one.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at the hotel and brought directly to the ship upon your return to Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Airbus 320

    Accommodations:

    Swissotel Hotel in Lima or similar – Swiss Advantage Room

    Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central 150 Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 4214400

    J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco – Classic Inca Room

    Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 582200

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in Swiss Advantage Rooms at the Swissotel Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 nights in Classic Inca Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train round-trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch in Cusco (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 lunch at Machu Picchu town (soft drink or water and 1 hot beverage)

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic flights Lima – Cusco - Lima

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - CUZCO AND MACHU PICCHU - DELUXE GROUP 2 CODE: LIML81

    As this is an active program which takes place at high altitudes, we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up.

    Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

    DAY 1 – Saturday, January 20, 2018

    After flying into Lima International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the elegant Country Club Lima Hotel. This five-star property stands proudly among the grand embassies in the capital’s affluent San Isidro district.

    Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own in the hotel or in one of the nearby restaurants and then retire for the evening in a spacious room.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, January 21, 2018

    Much of the morning is devoted to the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the city.

    First you will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

    Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

    After the visit of the city and its sights, check into Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel for your overnight. Dinner is included at the hotel.

    NOTE: Your suite at the Libertador Palacio Del Inka has an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude.

    DAY 3 – Monday, January 22, 2018

    Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape. Boxed lunches will be served on board.

    Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

    Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Hiram Bingham Train to begin your journey back to Cusco. Dinner will be served aboard the train.

    Overnight at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the port of Callao to embark the ship.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights via the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Country Club Hotel. Note that check in time is 3:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.

    Day 1 (for guests without extra nights)

    After arriving at the Lima International Airport, you will transfer to the Country Club Lima Hotel, where you will spend a relaxing evening.

    Although every effort will be made to have the room available before the 3:00pm check in, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early, you may wish to book an extra night to ensure that a room is ready upon your arrival.

    Meals are on your own.

    DAY 2 – Sunday, January 21, 2018

    5:00am Wake-up call (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and brought to the pier on your return to Lima.)

    5:30am Breakfast

    6:25am Transfer to the airport

    7:25am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

    9:05am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

    10:25am Arrival in Cusco

    11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

    11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

    12:15pm Drive to local restaurant for lunch

    1:45pm Drive to the main square

    1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

    3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

    3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

    4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

    Dinner at the hotel

    Overnight at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 3 – Monday, January 22, 2018

    6:30am Wake-up call

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:10am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

    10:10am Board the Vistadome Train(subject to change) Box lunch on board

    10:32am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

    12:12pm Walk to bus station

    12:20pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

    12:45pm Guided visit of the Citadel

    4:00pm Afternoon Tea at Sanctuary Lodge Hotel

    4:30pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

    5:00pm Walk to the train station

    5:40pm Board the Hiram Bingham Train (subject to change) - Dinner on board

    5:50pm Hiram Bingham Train return trip

    7:28pm Arrival to the station and drive back to your hotel

    9:30pm Arrival at the hotel.

    Overnight at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel in Cusco

    DAY 4 – Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    7:00am Wake-up call

    8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

    8:40am Drive to Cusco Airport

    9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

    10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

    12:00pm Arrival in Lima

    12:25pm Drive to the port of Callao

    12:45pm Arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    January is normally rainy in the highlands. The average temperature in the highlands is max 23 ºC/ 74 ºF and min 6 ºC / 44 ºF while in Lima it is max 29ºC/85ºF and min 21ºC/71ºF

    What to Bring:

    • Bring comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and the time changes, so it’s best to bring shorts, as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

    • Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    • A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

    • A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho, and an umbrella.

    • Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

    • Sunglasses with a strap, sun block, a sunhat, and insect repellent.

    • Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems.

    Local Currency:

    Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol

    Electricity:

    The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor if you have electronic devices.

    Luggage information:

    For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be stored at your hotel in Lima. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): Boeing 737

    Accommodations:

    Libertador Palacio Del Inka Luxury Collection hotel or similar in Cusco – Suite with oxygen

    Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259, Cusco 08002, Peru

    Phone: +51 84 231961

    Country Club or similar in Lima – Master Room

    Los Eucaliptos 590, San Isidro, Lima 27, Peru

    Phone: +51 1 6119001

    Program includes:

    •English-speaking guides and tour conductor

    •1 night in Master Rooms at the Country Club Hotel in Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

    •2 nights in an oxygen enriched suite at the Libertador Palacio Luxury Collection hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

    •Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    •Hiram Bingham train one-way Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

    •Vistadome train one-way Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo including box lunch

    •Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

    •1 lunch at local restaurant (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner at the Libertador Palacio Luxury Collection Hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

    •1 dinner on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including 2 non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages)

    •Afternoon tea at Sanctuary Lodge

    •Bottled water and snacks on coaches

    •Airport transfers

    •Domestic economy class flights per the program

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

    Program excludes:

    •Drinks and meals not mentioned above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - MACHU PICCHU & THE SACRED VALLEY - STANDARD CODE: LIML90

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