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ROMANTIC ESCAPADE - THALASSO

ROMANTIC ESCAPADE - THALASSO

Known as the most romantic island in the world, Bora Bora is surrounded by an inspiring lagoon, resembling an artist's palette of blues and greens, sparking a love at first sight with all its visitors. Romantics from around the world have laid claim to this island where the castle-like Mount Otemanu pierces the sky. Lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the illuminated lagoon like a delicate necklace. Perfect white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where colored fish animate the coral gardens as they greet the giant manta rays. This could be easily be described as the center of the romantic universe, where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatched roof villas, and fabled ambience.

Disembark the ship and tender ashore in Bora Bora. You will be met by your guide and transferred to your resort. After check-in, you are free to enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. From sunrise to sunset, each resort has designed their own blend of unique romantic experiences for their guests to choose from.

Enjoy a unique opportunity to stay at one of the most precious resorts in Bora Bora. Relax and indulge yourself on the idyllic beach and take a breathtaking look at the amazing crystal waters surrounding you. Your overnight stay will include a romantic dinner and a canoe breakfast served in your bungalow the following morning and one of the most luxurious accommodations available: an overwater bungalow. You can simply relax or fill your time with some of the many activities the hotel offers, from Kayaks and canoes to snorkeling or indulging yourself in the hotel spa.

Overland Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

DAY ONE

You will be met on the tender dock in VAITAPE for your transfer to the resort. Timing TBA

Check in will be done and the rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy the pleasure of staying in an overwater bungalow. During your stay you will have the opportunity to use the hotel facilities, pool, beach, non motorized water toys. A Romantic Dinner is included.

DAY TWO

In the morning, a canoe breakfast will be served to your overwater bungalow. Enjoy your morning at leisure. Transfer to the ship in Bora Bora will be done by the end of the morning.

Expected Weather:

The climate on the Island of Bora Bora and the rest of the Society Islands is considered tropical and can be divided into two basic seasons: the wet season and the dry season.

The wet season (Polynesian Summer), is between the months of November to April, receiving approximately 3/4ths of the annual rainfall of French Polynesia between these months. The humidity during this time can be quite heavy and muggy and cloud cover is common. Storms are frequent, brief, and unpredictable. Temperatures will range from 27 - 30 degrees C, with the hottest months being February and March.

By contrast, the "dry season" - May through October, is the Polynesian winter. Temperatures generally range from between 24-28 degrees C, and rain is rare.

Day to night temperature fluctuations are minimal.

What to Bring: Personal effects for 1 night

Currency: Euro

Electricity: European plugs

Luggage: 1 per person

Documents and Visa Requirements: Please consult your embassy for entry requirements

Accommodation: 1 Night Overwater Bungalow at the Intercontinental Thalasso Resort

Included

" Taxi from Vaitape to Le Moana

" Boat Transfer (non private) Le Moana to Thalasso Resort

" VIP Welcome with non alcoholic drink and flower lei

" Fruit basket

" Dinner with Champagne

" Diamond Villa

" City tax

" Canoe Breakfast

" Return boat transfer (non private)to Le Moana

" Transfer by Taxi to Vaitape

Not Included:

Alcohol, mini-bar consumption in the rooms, spa treatments, personal laundry, telecommunications and any other items of a personal nature; any other items and meals not mentioned above including gratuities

$1,499 Per Guest


Overland Tours



ROMANTIC ESCAPADE - PEARL

ROMANTIC ESCAPADE - PEARL

Known as the most romantic island in the world, Bora Bora is surrounded by an inspiring lagoon, resembling an artist's palette of blues and greens, sparking a love at first sight with all its visitors. Romantics from around the world have laid claim to this island where the castle-like Mount Otemanu pierces the sky. Lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the illuminated lagoon like a delicate necklace. Perfect white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where colored fish animate the coral gardens as they greet the giant manta rays. This could be easily be described as the center of the romantic universe, where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatched roof villas, and fabled ambience.

Disembark the ship and tender ashore in Bora Bora. You will be met by your guide and transferred to your resort. After check-in, you are free to enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. From sunrise to sunset, each resort has designed their own blend of unique romantic experiences for their guests to choose from.

Enjoy a unique opportunity to stay at one of the most precious resorts in Bora Bora. Relax and indulge yourself on the idyllic beach and take a breathtaking look at the amazing crystal waters surrounding you. Your overnight stay will include a romantic dinner and a canoe breakfast served in your bungalow the following morning and one of the most luxurious accommodations available: an overwater bungalow. You can simply relax or fill your time with some of the many activities the hotel offers, from Kayaks and canoes to snorkeling or indulging yourself in the hotel spa.

Overland Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

DAY ONE

You will be met on the tender dock in VAITAPE for your transfer to the resort. Timing TBA

Check in will be done and the rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy the pleasure of staying in an overwater bungalow. During your stay you will have the opportunity to use the hotel facilities, pool, beach, non motorized water toys. A Romantic Dinner is included.

DAY TWO

In the morning, a canoe breakfast will be served to your overwater bungalow. Enjoy your morning at leisure. Transfer to the ship in Bora Bora will be done by the end of the morning.

Expected Weather:

The climate on the Island of Bora Bora and the rest of the Society Islands is considered tropical and can be divided into two basic seasons: the wet season and the dry season.

The wet season (Polynesian Summer), is between the months of November to April, receiving approximately 3/4ths of the annual rainfall of French Polynesia between these months. The humidity during this time can be quite heavy and muggy and cloud cover is common. Storms are frequent, brief, and unpredictable. Temperatures will range from 27 - 30 degrees C, with the hottest months being February and March.

By contrast, the "dry season" - May through October, is the Polynesian winter. Temperatures generally range from between 24-28 degrees C, and rain is rare.

Day to night temperature fluctuations are minimal.

What to Bring: Personal effects for 1 night

Currency: Euro

Electricity: European plugs

Luggage: 1 per person

Documents and Visa Requirements: Please consult your embassy for entry requirements

Accommodation: 1 Night Overwater Bungalow at the Bora Bora Pearl Resort

Included

Boat Transfer (non private) VAITAPE / PEARL

Welcome cocktail and flower lei

Fruit basket in room

½ Bottle champagne

Romantic Dinner

Canoe breakfast

1 night OVERWATER BUNGALOW

Boat Transfer (non private) PEARL / VAITAPE 11:00am

City tax

Not Included:

Alcohol, mini-bar consumption in the rooms, spa treatments, personal laundry, telecommunications and any other items of a personal nature; any other items and meals not mentioned above including gratuities

$1,099 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



PO - CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU -ST1

PO - CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU -ST1

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, May 6th, 2014

Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the Libertador Palacio Del Inka Hotel. Lunch is on your own today.

In the afternoon, you will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with 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.

Continuing on, 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, your next stop.

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.

Nearby, you will see other Inca landmarks such as the Temple at Qenquo, named for its zig-zag canal, a shrine dedicated to Mother Earth, and the pinkish stone fortress of Puka Pukara.

After returning to your hotel, you will spend the evening at your leisure. As you will be dining on your own, you will receive a dinner certificate for a three-course meal and drink. The "dine around" certificate can be used at several participating restaurants.

DAY 2 - Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Following breakfast, you will drive to Cusco's 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.

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 enjoy a relaxing lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel at the site's entrance, and then board the Vistadome Train for a scenic ride back to Cusco. Upon arriving, you will transfer back to the Libertador Palacio del Inka for the evening and dinner on your own.

DAY 3 - Thursday, May 8th, 2014

After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Hotel.

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

DAY 4 - Friday, May 9th, 2014

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel

Check out is at 12 noon. 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 12noon.

Overland Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 6th

7:15am 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.)

7:30am Transfer to the airport

7:55am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

9:30am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

10:40am Arrival in Cusco

11:00am Transfer to your hotel

11:25am Arrival at your hotel and express Check-in

11:40am Time at leisure to relax and get used to the altitude

Lunch is on your own

2:00pm Walk to Korikancha Temple

2:05pm Visit Korikancha Temple

2:45pm Drive to the main square

2:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

3:35pm Drive to Sacsayhuaman

3:55pm Visit Sacsayhuaman

5:10pm Drive back to hotel

5:30pm Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Dinner with “dine around” certificate

Overnight at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2 – Wednesday, May 7th

5:00am Wake up call

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

6:15am Drive to train station to board train to Aquas Calientes 8:00am Board Vistadome Train

8:29am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

9:52am Walk to bus station

10:15am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

11:00am Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel

12:15pm Guided visit of the Citadel

2:20pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

2:50pm Walk to train station

3:00pm Board the Vistadome Train

3:20pm Vistadome Train return trip

5:10pm Drive back to your hotel

7:00pm Arrival at hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

Overnight at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel

Day 3 –Thursday, May 8th

8:15am Wake up call

8:40am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

9:10am Drive to Cusco Airport

9:35am Arrival at airport and check-in

11:10am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

12:20am Arrival in Lima

12:45pm Drive to hotel in Lima

1:20pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

The remainder of the day is at leisure

Lunch and dinner are on own

Overnight at the Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Hotel or similar hotel

Day 4 - Friday, May 9th

AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

12:00nn 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 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:

May is normally cool in the highlands with average temperatures in the highlands being 67ºF max /36ºF min while in Lima they are 73ºF max/62ºF min.

What to Bring:

o 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.

o 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.

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

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

o Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels. Sandals may not be comfortable for some sightseeing activities.

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

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

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/. 2.80 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:

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

Accommodations: We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Hotel or similar hotel in Lima (superior room) and Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel in Cusco (superior room)

Program includes:

" English-speaking drivers and tour conductor

" All entrance fees

" Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

" Buffet lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

" Non-alcoholic drinks with lunch at Sanctuary Lodge

" Dinner "dine around" in Cusco

" Breakfasts daily

" Bottled water and snacks on coaches

" Internal flight from Lima to Cusco and return to Lima

" Airport transfers (may not be private)

" Accommodations 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:

" Any drinks and meals not listed above

" Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, 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.

Due to the nature of this program, 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.

$1,999 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU - DE

POST CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU - DE

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, May 6th, 2014

Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the luxurious Hotel Monasterio. You will enjoy some free time to acclimate to the elevation (11,152 feet above sea level) and explore a bit on your own.

In the early afternoon, you will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with 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.

Continuing on, 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, your next stop.

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.

Nearby, you will see other Inca landmarks such as the Temple at Qenquo, named for its zig-zag canal, a shrine dedicated to Mother Earth, and the pinkish stone fortress of Puka Pukara.

After returning to the Hotel Monasterio, you will spend the evening at your leisure. As you will be dining on your own, you will receive a dinner certificate for a three-course meal and drink. The "dine around" certificate can be used at several participating restaurants.

DAY 2 - Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Following breakfast, you will drive to Cusco's 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 enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel at the site's entrance, and then board the Vistadome Train for a scenic ride back towards Cusco. Back in Cusco transfer to your hotel where you will enjoy dinner and the remainder of the evening.

DAY 3 - Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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, May 9th, 2014

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel

Check out is at 12 noon. 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 12noon.

Overland Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 6th

7:15am 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.)

7:30am Transfer to the airport

7:55am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

9:30am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

10:40am Arrival in Cusco

11:00am Transfer to your hotel

11:25am Arrival at your hotel and express Check-in

11:40am Time at leisure to relax and get used to the altitude

Lunch is on your own

2:00pm Walk to Korikancha Temple

2:05pm Visit Korikancha Temple

2:45pm Drive to the main square

2:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

3:35pm Drive to Sacsayhuaman

3:55pm Visit Sacsayhuaman

5:10pm Drive back to hotel

5:30pm Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Dinner with “dine around” certificate

Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel

Day 2 – Wednesday, May 7th

6:30am Wake up call

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

7:40am Drive to train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

9:10am Board Hiram Bingham Train

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

3:50pm Afternoon Tea at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel

4:35pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

5:05pm Walk to train station

5:27pm Board the Vistadome Train

6:56pm Return to your hotel

7:20pm Dinner at your hotel

Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel

Day 3 – Thursday, May 8th

8:15am Wake up call

8:40am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

9:10am Drive to Cusco Airport

9:35am Arrival at airport and check-in

11:10am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

12:20pm Arrival in Lima

12:45pm Drive to hotel in Lima

1:20pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

The remainder of the day is at leisure

Lunch and dinner are on own

Overnight at the Hotel Country Club or similar hotel

Day 4 - Friday, May 9th

AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

12:00nn 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 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:

May is normally cool in the highlands. The average temperature in the highlands is 67ºF max /36ºF min while in Lima it is 73ºF max/62ºF min.

What to Bring:

o 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.

o 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.

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

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

o Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels. Sandals may not be comfortable for some sightseeing activities.

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

o Walking sticks are prohibited in Machu Picchu except for passengers with mobility problems.

Currency:

Peru's currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). The exchange rate with the U.S. dollar varies, although the current exchange rate is approximately S/. 2.80 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:

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.

Accommodations: We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Country Club Hotel or similar in Lima - Master Room

Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco - Deluxe Room

Program includes:

" English-speaking drivers and tour conductor

" All entrance fees

" Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

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

" Afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

" 1 Dinner at Hotel Monasterio (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

" Dinner "dine around" in Cusco

" Breakfast daily

" Bottled water and snacks on coaches

" Flights between Lima and Cusco

" Airport transfers (may not be private)

" Accommodations 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 Cusco. These can be requested for an additional fee.

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.

Due to the nature of this program, 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 be unsuitable for their individual situation.

$2,899 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST - THE ALMIGHTY AMAZON

POST - THE ALMIGHTY AMAZON

Fly inland to Iquitos, where you will head even deeper into the rainforest, exploring by boat, along a soaring canopy walkway, and by walking a jungle trail to observe the wildlife and exotic vegetation.

DAY 1

Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Iquitos. Upon your arrival in Iquitos, you will be met at the airport for a brief orientation of the city followed by a leisurely 25-mile boat ride downstream. Along the way, you will pass through one of the country's most biologically diverse regions. Rainforest lines the riverbanks and wildlife abounds.

Within an hour or so, you will arrive at Ceiba Tops, a magnificent lodge named for the giant "ceiba" or kapok tree in the private reserve adjoining it. After settling in over lunch, you will head into the rainforest on a guided walking tour.

The lush protected landscape supports countless species, including colorful parrots, playful monkeys, and exotic reptiles and amphibians. While there is no telling what you will see, you can be sure it will be spectacular. You may notice blooming orchids and epiphytes or "air plants" clinging to many of the towering trees for support, as they draw their nutrients from the rain.

Following your walk through the rainforest, you will return to the lodge for dinner and a relaxing evening.

DAY 2

You will spend today in one of two ways, whichever you find more fascinating.

The first option involves a morning boat ride on the Amazon, where you may see dolphin frolicking and a variety of raucous birds. Upon arriving in the rainforest village of Yagua, you will meet the native people who explain how early explorers and modern civilization have affected their culture over the centuries. There will also be an opportunity for you to observe the local crafts and enjoy a demonstration of the blowgun, which is still used for hunting on occasion.

Then, following lunch back at Ceiba Tops, you will walk to the neighboring town of Indiana. Originally a Franciscan mission, it has grown into a large community with a genuine jungle flair.

The second option is an excursion by boat to the Explornapo Lodge, where you will head into the rainforest on the Canopy Walkway. Soaring more than 100 feet above the jungle floor, the walkway offers an unparalleled view of the rainforest from the treetops. There is no better vantage point for observing wildlife and the immensity of the landscape. The suspended walkway spans 14 huge rainforest trees and stretches nearly one-third of a mile long, making one of the world's lengthiest canopy walkways. The walkway is accessible to everyone and requires no special skills or equipment to fully enjoy it.

Then, following lunch at the Explornapo Lodge, you will walk to a nearby Ethnobotanical Garden, which is usually tended by a local shaman and his apprentices. They will explain how many of the hundreds of different plants here are used by the locals, often for medicinal purposes.

Regardless of which option you choose, you will also enjoy leisure time at Ceiba Tops and a wonderful dinner, accompanied by a dance presentation.

DAY 3

Today you have your choice of a morning walking or boating excursion to further enjoy the rainforest and Amazon River.

In the afternoon you will transfer to Iquitos and to the airport for the flight back to Lima where you will be met and transferred to the Libertador Lima Hotel.

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

DAY 4

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Check-out time is 12:00pm. 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. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

Overland Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and times indicated are approximate, given here for general reference purposes, and are subject to change.

Day 1

6:30am Transfer from ship to airport

7:00am Arrive at Lima airport and check-in

8:00am Fly from Lima to Iquitos (Star Peru 3217 LIM IQT 0800 1040)

10:40am Drive to the dock

11:10am Boat ride to Ceiba Tops Lodge

12:10pm Arrive at Ceiba Tops for check-in and lunch

2:30pm Walk in the rainforest

5:30pm Time at leisure

7:30pm Buffet dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Ceiba Tops or similar

Day 2

Option A

6:30am Wake up

7:30am Buffet breakfast at lodge

8:30am Half day excursion to Yagua village and boat ride

11:30am Return to lodge

12:30pm Buffet lunch at lodge

Time to rest

2:30pm Visit Indiana town

5:30pm Return to the hotel

Rest of the afternoon at leisure

7:30pm Buffet dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Ceiba Tops or similar

Option B

5:00am Wake up

6:00am Departure by boat to Explornapo lodge

7:45am Buffet breakfast at lodge

8:45am Walk to Canopy center

9:25am Start Canopy excursion

12:25pm Return to Explornapo lodge

1:05pm Buffet lunch at lodge

2:05pm Walk to Ethnobotanical garden

2:15pm Visit Ethnobotanical garden

3:15pm Return to Ceiba Tops

5:00pm Afternoon at leisure

7:30pm Buffet dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Ceiba Tops or similar

Day 3

5:30am Wake up

6:00am Buffet breakfast

7:00am Morning excursion

10:00am Return to the lodge

11:00am Boat ride to Iquitos

1:20pm Transfer to the airport

1:50pm Check-in at airport

3:55pm Fly from Iquitos to Lima (Star Peru IQT LIM 1555 1850)

6:50pm Arrive Lima and transfer to the hotel

7:40pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

Dinner is on your own

Overnight at the Libertador Lima Hotel or similar

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: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00nn. 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.

Expected Weather:

The rainforest surrounding Iquitos lacks a specific rainy or dry season. However, there is a high-water period (December through May), which is caused by snowmelt from the Andes as summer begins, combined with rain in the upper jungle. The low-water period begins in June and ends in November. While the water level can fluctuate more than 45 feet, the warm and humid climate remains relatively constant throughout the year, giving this area its botanical category of "Everwet Tropical Forest." Normal daytime highs are 88°F and nighttime lows are 72°F.

What to Bring:

Keep your baggage to a comfortable minimum. Pack light with drip-dry cotton or safari clothing, including one long-sleeved shirt and sweater. Hiking shoes or sneakers are recommended, as jungle trails are frequently muddy. Also bring a plastic raincoat or poncho, wide-brimmed hat, insect repellent, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, and a small flashlight.

Currency: Nuevos Soles

Electricity:

In Ceiba Tops, the electricity is 220 V throughout the lodge with one 110 V outlet in each room. In the other lodges, there is very limited 220V current for charging batteries and only during certain hours. Most electronics (such as laptops, cameras, cell phones and iPods) can be safely charged using 220 V current, but please check your owner's manuals first.

Luggage:

For the flight to Iquitos, each guest may bring 2 pieces of checked luggage with a combined weight of 23kg / 50lbs. Carry on luggage is restricted to 1 piece per person maximum 8 kgs / 17 lbs.

However, please note that each guest may only take 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of luggage on the boats to the lodges. If your luggage weighs more, plan to store the extra amount in Iquitos in the Explorama office in the secure storage area until returning. Please ensure that all luggage is properly tagged with your name and cabin number. Any excess or overweight luggage fees are the responsibility of each guest.

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:

Libertador Lima Hotel or similar hotel in Lima (superior room)

Ceiba Tops Lodge or similar (standard room)

Program includes:

" English-speaking guide

" All entrance fees

" Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

" Breakfasts daily

" Three buffet lunches and two buffet dinners at Ceiba Tops Lodge (water and tea included)

" Airport transfers (may not be private)

" Accommodations per the program

" Airfare between Lima and Iquitos

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 additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

Program Excludes:

" Drinks and meals not listed 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. Due to the nature of this program, 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.

$1,799 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU - OXYGENATED ROOM

$99 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



PST-CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU- ST 2

PST-CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU- ST 2

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, May 6th, 2014

Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the Libertador Palacio Del Inka Hotel. Lunch is on your own today.

In the afternoon, you will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with 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.

Continuing on, 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, your next stop.

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.

Nearby, you will see other Inca landmarks such as the Temple at Qenquo, named for its zig-zag canal, a shrine dedicated to Mother Earth, and the pinkish stone fortress of Puka Pukara.

After returning to your hotel, you will spend the evening at your leisure. As you will be dining on your own, you will receive a dinner certificate for a three-course meal and drink. The "dine around" certificate can be used at several participating restaurants.

DAY 2 - Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Following breakfast, you will drive to Cusco's 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.

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 enjoy a relaxing lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel at the site's entrance, and then board the Vistadome Train for a scenic ride back to Cusco. Upon arriving, you will transfer back to the Libertador Palacio del Inka for the evening and dinner on your own.

DAY 3 - Thursday, May 8th, 2014

After flying back to Lima, you will transfer to the Estelar Hotel in Lima.

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

DAY 4 - Friday, May 9th, 2014

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel

Check out is at 12 noon. 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 12noon.

Overland Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 6th

7:15am 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.)

7:30am Transfer to the airport

7:55am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

9:30am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

10:40am Arrival in Cusco

11:00am Transfer to your hotel

11:25am Arrival at your hotel and express Check-in

11:40am Time at leisure to relax and get used to the altitude

Lunch is on your own

2:00pm Walk to Korikancha Temple

2:05pm Visit Korikancha Temple

2:45pm Drive to the main square

2:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

3:35pm Drive to Sacsayhuaman

3:55pm Visit Sacsayhuaman

5:10pm Drive back to hotel

5:30pm Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Dinner with “dine around” certificate

Overnight at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2 – Wednesday, May 7th

5:00am Wake up call

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

6:15am Drive to train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

8:00am Board Vistadome Train

8:29am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

9:52am Walk to bus station

10:15am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

11:00am Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel

12:15am Guided visit of the Citadel

2:20pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

2:50pm Walk to train station

3:00pm Board the Vistadome Train

3:20pm Vistadome Train return trip

5:10pm Drive back to your hotel

7:00pm Arrival at hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight.

Overnight at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel

Day 3 –Thursday, May 8th

8:15am Wake up call

8:40am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

9:10am Drive to Cusco Airport

9:35am Arrival at airport and check-in

11:10am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

12:20pm Arrival in Lima

12:45pm Drive to hotel in Lima

1:20pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

The remainder of the day is at leisure

Lunch and dinner are on own

Overnight at the Estelar Hotel or similar hotel

Day 4 - Friday, May 9th

AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

12:00nn 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:

May is normally cool in the highlands with average temperatures in the highlands being 67ºF max /36ºF min while in Lima they are 73ºF max/62ºF min.

What to Bring:

o 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.

o 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.

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

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

o Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels. Sandals may not be comfortable for some sightseeing activities.

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

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

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/. 2.80 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:

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

Accommodations:

Estelar Hotel or similar hotel in Lima (superior room)

Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel or similar hotel in Cusco (superior room)

Program includes:

" English-speaking drivers and tour conductor

" All entrance fees

" Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

" Buffet lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

" Non-alcoholic drinks with lunch at Sanctuary Lodge

" Dinner "dine around" in Cusco

" Breakfasts daily

" Bottled water and snacks on coaches

" Internal flight from Lima to Cusco and return to Lima

" Airport transfers (may not be private)

" Accommodations 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; however, should you book any additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

Program Excludes:

" Any drinks and meals not listed above

" Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls,

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.

Due to the nature of this program, 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.

$1,999 Per Guest



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