Cuzco & Machu Picchu Overland – Single Occupancy

72 hours | Lima (Callao) | C A 2 - 8 1 1
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

DAY ONE –
WHAT YOU VISIT
Cusco
Capital of the Inca Empire, the UNESCO World Heritage city is known for its preservation of its Incan and Spanish past.

Cusco Cathedral
With a combination of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architectural styles, the 16th century Cusco Cathedral is one of the most beautiful and important monuments of the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lunch will be served at a Local Restaurant.

Koricancha
The lovely Santo Domingo Cathedral 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.

Sacsayhuamán Fortress
Overlooking Cusco, the archaeological complex was constructed without mortar. Yet the massive stones - some weighing up to 300 tons - fit perfectly together. It's believed that more than 20,000 men extracted the stones from the nearby quarries and moved them 12 miles to the hill overlooking Cusco. From here you can see the summits of Ausangate, Pachatusán and Cinca, considered sacred to the Incas.

Tambo del Inka Hotel & Spa
Located in the Sacred Valley, your overnight stay in a Deluxe Room also includes dinner.

DAY TWO –
WHAT YOU VISIT
Machu Picchu
Standing over 7,970 feet above sea level in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, this complex of palaces and plazas, temples and homes is recognized as a UNESCO world Heritage Site. Constructed as a royal retreat for the emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, it may have also been used as a ceremonial site and a military stronghold. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden gem, explorer Hiram Bingham discovered it largely intact. Efforts to restore the site after centuries of weathering are still ongoing. Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun along with several other temples, hundreds of terraces and a mysterious carved stone towering above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but because the Inca had no written language, the stone and other mysteries of Machu Picchu remain unsolved.

The train ride includes lunch and dinner onboard.

Tambo del Inka Hotel & Spa
Located in the Sacred Valley, your overnight stay in a Deluxe Room.

DAY THREE –
Sacred Valley / Lima / PISCO
Following a box breakfast at your hotel, you'll travel to Cusco Airport. After flying back to Lima, a motorcoach will take you to the port of Pisco where your ship is waiting. Box lunch is included on the way to Pisco

MEALS
Meal plans vary each day of your trip.

Special Notes:

The tour is non-refundable unless cancelled 60 days prior to the cruise. Wait-listed requests also become non-refundable if confirmed either onboard or within the 60-day period prior to the cruise. Any cancelled requests inside of 60 days prior to the voyage (i.e. bookings cancelled on the Cruise Personalizer) will be assessed cancellation fees on your shipboard account. Waitlisted requests will be cleared in the order received and are subject to the same cancellation policy; waitlisted requests must be cancelled 60 days prior to the cruise to avoid cancellation costs in the case we are able to accommodate you on the tour.

Final hotel/flight manifests must be provided well in advance of the tour; therefore we recommend passengers book overland options no later than 60 days prior to your voyage.

Plastic containers are prohibited at Machu Picchu.
Tour itinerary may be changed based on flight schedules or hotel availability. All sightseeing is subject to flight arrival times, and arrival to Cuzco City.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IF PARTICIPATING ON THE MACHU PICCHU OVERLAND TOUR

TOURING AT HIGH ELEVATIONS
Your excursion to Cuzco and Machu Picchu will require traveling to an elevation of 13,300 feet. Altitude sickness can affect anyone. When planning an overland excursion, receive a full medical check-up prior to embarkation. Ask your physician or a doctor specializing in travel medicine about preventive measures to prevent or alleviate altitude sickness. While at high elevations, eat light and avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. Should you feel the effects of altitude sickness, our buses will be equipped with oxygen which is available for an additional charge.
Maximum elevation during train journey - 9,200 feet
Cuzco - 11,200 feet
Machu Picchu - 8,000 feet


TRAVEL
Flights to and from Cuzco generally depart in the morning. All tours include domestic flights within Peru. Air travel can be subject to delays. We request your patience and understanding in the event of delays caused by weather, mechanical problems or schedule changes. A photo ID will be required to board flights and the train to Machu Picchu.

LUGGAGE
Please limit your luggage to one carry-on bag per person (23kg), or one suitcase for two people.

WHAT TO PACK
A waterproof jacket and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes are essential. Include long pants and clothing to layer, such as undershirts, an over shirt, and sweatshirt during the day. Evenings at the hotels are casual; there is no need for formal clothes. Always pack an extra pair of socks. Include any medicines you require. Bring a backpack or zippered tote to carry other essentials such as sunglasses, hat, collapsible umbrella, binoculars, camera and film, sunscreen and insect repellent. Lockers are available at Machu Picchu to store items you don't wish to carry; the cost is about one U.S. dollar. Hotel rooms are equipped with hair dryers. Outlets operate on a dual 110/220 current. Bring an adapter for recharging camera equipment or other items.

PURCHASES
Many vendors in Cuzco and Machu Picchu accept U.S. currency; we recommend carrying small amounts of local currency for small purchases. You can exchange currency at your Cuzco hotel. Exchanging travelers' checks requires a passport and will involve a significant fee. Hotels accept payment in U.S. dollars, credit cards and travelers' checks for incidental expenses.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
The tour price does not include refreshments, bottled water, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor's visits and prescriptions/medications.

Medical Restriction:

Not recommended to passengers with walking challenges

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from the ship to the Lima airport for the flight to Cuzco

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Transfer from Hotel to Ollantaytambo Station to take the train to Machu Picchu. Lunch included on board.

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
200
Travel time:
01:25
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer and tour of Machu Picchu

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Transfer from Hotel to Aguas Calientes Station to take the train to Ollantaytambo. Dinner included on board.

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
200
Travel time:
01:35

Transfer to the hotel Tambo del Inka Hotel

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Overnight at Tambo del Inka

Breakfast at the hotel

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer to the airport

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
02:00
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Flight to Lima

Transport type:
Jet Aircraft
Transport Capacity:
90
Travel time:
01:10
Time at site:
01:20
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer to the ship in Pisco. Box lunch will be provided.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
04:00
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Flight from Lima to Cuzco

Transport type:
Jet Aircraft
Transport Capacity:
90
Travel time:
01:35
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Transfer and visit Cathedral and main square

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Board a motorcoach and transfer to local restaurant for lunch

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Koricancha

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Transfer and visit Sacsayhuaman

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
500
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer to hotel in the Sacred Valley

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Dinner at hotel and Overnight at Tambo del Inka

Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Breakfast at the hotel

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes