Machu Picchu

If you're considering a Silver Galapagos expedition voyage to explore the remarkable natural wonders of the Galápagos Islands, and looking to gain an even richer experience, you now have the opportunity to extend your expedition cruise holiday with extraordinary journeys to South America.

These 4 new optional land extensions have been carefully curated to showcase the breathtaking landscapes and intriguing cultures of the Andes and the Amazon, while delivering the signature comfort and style that Silversea guests expect.

Each of the new programmes features deluxe accommodation, all transportation, transfers, guided sightseeing and some meals.

AMAZON EXPLORER -- Travellers on this unique journey to Peru's Amazon basin may witness pygmy marmosets, howler monkeys, colourful toucans and other exotic wildlife that inhabit the region's lowland forests. Participants will cruise the Amazon in all-suite luxury aboard m/v Aqua, dining on perhaps the finest Amazonian-Peruvian gourmet cuisine on the river. Expert naturalists will be on hand to share insights about this amazing and fragile ecosystem. This six-night, post-cruise programme departs from Lima. 

Floating Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca

PUNO & LAKE TITICACA -- The magnificent Andes and Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, are the setting for this four-night, pre-cruise adventure from Lima. Highlights include a visit to the Sillustani tombs, a cruise to the floating reed islands of the Uros people with their centuries-old way of life, and a visit to Taquile Island to admire ancient weaving traditions.

MACHU PICCHU EXPLORER -- Set high in the Peruvian Andes, amid craggy peaks and billowing clouds, is the glorious Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. In addition to exploring this spectacular monument of human achievement, participants will enjoy a scenic roundtrip journey in Peru's Vistadome train. Departing from Lima, the programme is available as a pre- or post-cruise option of 3 or 4 nights.

MACHU PICCHU GRANDE EXPLORER -- Similar to Machu Picchu Explorer, this three- or four-night land programme features a journey to Machu Picchu aboard the legendary Hiram Bingham, one of the world's top ten rail journeys. Travellers will enjoy brunch with live music as they journey through the dramatic Andean scenery. Also included is an overnight stay at the famed Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel just steps away from the ancient Inca citadel. Departing from Lima, the programme is available as a pre- or post-cruise option.

Silver Galapagos sails Saturday to Saturday on seven-day roundtrip voyages from Baltra Island, following either a western or north central route. These expedition cruises offer adventurous travellers the life-enriching chance to discover a wild, pristine paradise that has long been regarded as a natural laboratory of evolution. On complimentary expeditions ashore guided by an experienced expedition team (certified by the Galápagos National Park Service), Silversea's guests may experience up-close encounters with an abundance of wildlife that includes sun-basking land iguanas, giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, colourful marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins and Darwin's famous finches.

Click here for a list of upcoming Silver Galapagos voyages.

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