From Machu Picchu to the Caribbean

11 Day Tour + 7 Night Cruise + Flights + 2 BONUS Nights & Incl. $3000 BONUS Value

Deal Code: MC-76719

from $... per person
Book by August 31, 2019

Package Inclusions

  • 11 Day Tour
  • 7 Night Cruise
  • Return Flights
  • All Onboard Meals
  • Activities & Entertainment Onboard
  • Port Charges & Taxes Included

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • 1 BONUS Night in Miami
  • BONUS Services of a Professional Tour Director
  • BONUS Tour on a Private, Deluxe Motor Coach
  • Tour Highlights:
  • Sightseeing in Lima Visiting:
  • San Francisco Monastery
  • Sightseeing in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu
  • Sightseeing of the Machu Picchu Ruins
  • Sightseeing in Cusco Including:
  • Santo Domingo Monastery
  • Sightseeing at Lake Titicaca
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 7 Night Caribbean cruise from Miami onboard MSC Armonia in an Interior Cabin
  • Return Economy Class flights to Lima, returning from Miami including checked luggage
  • One-way Economy Class flight from Lima to Miami including checked luggage
  • 11 Day escorted Inca & Machu Picchu tour from Lima round-trip
  • 10 Nights accommodation including daily breakfast whilst on tour
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities, & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Holiday Savings
  • BONUS Transportation via private, deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach
  • BONUS Services of a professional tour director whilst on tour
  • BONUS 1 Night, pre-cruise accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Miami
  • Tour Highlights:
  • Guided sightseeing in Lima visiting San Francisco Monastery
  • Guided sightseeing in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
  • Guided sightseeing of the Machu Picchu ruins
  • Guided sightseeing in Cusco including Santo Domingo Monastery
  • Guided sightseeing at Lake Titicaca
  • Meals (1 lunch & 5 dinners whilst on tour)

General Sail Date Information

Tour Departs Thursday, April 2, 2020 and Set Sail on Monday, April 13, 2020.

 

 

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Day 1-2: Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima, Peru. Heralded as the "City of Kings" by Spanish conquistadors, Lima retains vestiges of its opulent past with its colonial buildings and world-class museums. Sightseeing today focuses on Lima's colonial heritage. Founded in 1535, Lima was once capital of Spain's South American Empire. Visit the baroque 11th-century SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY, with Spanish and Moorish architecture throughout. Continue to Plaza Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace that houses the presidential palace and was once the home of Francisco Pizarro, founder of Lima and conqueror of Peru. Nearby, see the cathedral where Pizarro's remains are buried. The remainder of your day is free to explore. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B/D)

Day 3: Lima — Cusco — Sacred Valley, Peru

Fly to Cusco high in the Andes and upon arrival, descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop at AWANAKANCHA and learn about the importance of camelids (llama, vicuna, alpaca, and guanaco) for Inca cultures. See them up close and learn how their coats are transformed into precious weaving fibres used in ancient weaving techniques still in use today. Continue to PISAC, a charming village with an infamous INDIAN MARKET, where you have plenty of time to browse the many colourful stalls selling handicrafts ranging from alpaca sweaters and blankets to painted vases and sterling silver. Later, arrive at your hotel in the peaceful Sacred Valley. (B/D)

Day 4: Sacred Valley, Peru

Start the day with a visit to the village of OLLANTAYTAMBO and the Inca ruins of the same name. Explore the archaeological site that was the scene of the Inca resistance during the Spanish conquest-the only place ever to resist Spanish attacks. See how the temple area at the top of the terraces was the perfect defensive stronghold, then visit a LOCAL HOME in this Incan town to experience life in a traditional village, which has been remarkably well preserved. Next, visit the SEMINARIO CERAMICS WORKSHOP to learn about Peruvian ancient and modern art. End your day at a local chicheria for a taste of a chicha, a typical Inca drink in Peru. (B)

Day 5: Sacred Valley — Machu Picchu, Peru

Board the VISTADOME train that cuts a path through the picturesque Urubamba Valley bound for Aguas Calientes, the quaint town closest to the "Lost City of the Incas." Ascend the mountainside through tropical forest to the sacred refuge of MACHU PICCHU. Listen as your guide recounts the many accomplishments of the Incas as you tour the terraced ruins dating back to the 15th century. Abandonded when the Inca Empire fell to the Spanish, these remarkable ruins remained undiscovered for nearly 400 years. Many mysteries surrounding Machu Picchu remain to this day. (B/D)

Day 6: Machu Picchu — Cusco, Peru

Embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco that focuses on the city that was once the political, military, and cultural epicentre of the Incas until the Spanish toppled it. In fact, Inca foundations can still be found in Cusco, with the Spanish SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY, where these two forms of architecture are melded together with the temple of both cultures atop one another. Also, see the CATHEDRAL in the Plaza de Armas, housing a magnificent collection of artwork, including a depiction of The Last Supper that portrays the apostles dining on cuy (guinea pig). Continue to the hillside overlooking Cusco for a visit to the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN. Some of the best examples of Inca masonry can be found at this fortress, where stones weighing up to 350 tons are pieced together to form a complex that could house up to 10,000 men. Learn about the ceremonies and battles that took place here, then see the ruins of Kenko and Puca Pucara before returning to Cusco. (B/D)

Day 7: Cusco, Peru

Fly to Juliaca, then transfer to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Legend says the first Inca, Manco Capac, arose from the waters of the lake by the power of the sun god to found the Inca Empire. (B)

Day 8: Cusco — Juliaca — Puno, Peru

Fly to Juliaca, then transfer to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Legend says the first Inca, Manco Capac, arose from the waters of the lake by the power of the sun god to found the Inca Empire. (B)

Day 9: Puno (Excursion to Lake Titicaca), Peru

Experience fascinating LAKE TITICACA today as you embark on a motorboat tour of the highest navigable lake in the world and its manmade islands. On TAQUILE ISLAND/ see how the local people integrate their Inca and Spanish past. This is evident by the Spanish peasant dresses made of Andean textiles-the islanders make some of the finest in all of Peru. Continue to the UROS FLOATING ISLANDS, a group of approximately 40 artificially made islands. Learn how the Uros Indians construct their islands, homes, boats, and many other resources completely of tortora reed, a centuries-old practice. Enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director this evening. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Puno — Juliaca — Lima, Peru

Return to Juliaca, stopping at the pre-Incan burial grounds of SILLUSTANI en route. See the above-ground tombs, chullpas, in which the Aymara Indians buried their high priests. You will be welcomed into one of the locals' HOMES for an inside look at life here. Later, a short flight returns you to Lima, where you will transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 11: Lima, Peru

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning, your tour director can help you arrange a transfer to the airport for your flight onto Miami . (B)

Day 11: Miami (Florida), United States of America

Welcome to Miami! The Cuban influence of this city is evident through the many cafes and cigar shops situated in Little Havana. Spend a few hours down at the famous South Beach, explore the colourful art deco architecture, restaurants and invigorating nightclubs.

Day 12: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas

Ocean Cay is part of the Bimini chain of islands in the western Bahamas. MSC Cruises has helped this country set up an environmental paradise and an exclusive spot for vacationing in harmony with nature in one of its most astonishing locations.

Day 13: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 14: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A quaint port town on Jamaica’s northern coast, it has transformed from a fishing village to a hotel hot spot and cruise ship harbour. You’ll also find a vast rainforest, rivers and waterfalls.

Day 15: George Town, Grand Cayman

Capital of the Cayman Islands, George Town is a financial hub and port of call for a majority of cruise ships. The National Museum is housed in a 19th-century building on Harbour Drive, with displays of local history, culture and wildlife.

Day 16: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 17: Key West (Florida), United States of America

Day 18: Miami (Florida), United States of America

Welcome to Miami! The Cuban influence of this city is evident through the many cafes and cigar shops situated in Little Havana. Spend a few hours down at the famous South Beach, explore the colourful art deco architecture, restaurants and invigorating nightclubs.

Embark on a voyage of discovery aboard the luxurious MSC Armonia. Boasting a myriad of new features including spacious balcony cabins, an expanded restaurant and bar district, as well as a 330sq. metre area dedicated to music and dancing, this grand vessel has it all. For the little ones, new play areas, such as a thrilling Spray Park, have been developed with the help of partners like Chicco and LEGO. While the kids rejoice in their own world of adventure, the adults will receive some much-needed R&R at the MSC Aurea Spa or catch a world-class show at the Teatro Le Fenice theatre! With suites offering sprawling ocean views, plush bedding, a deep-soaking bathtub, wardrobe, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, minibar and air-conditioning you’ll experience a home away from home on MSC Armonia.

Travel based on tour date, April 2, 2020 & sail date, April 13, 2020.

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Surcharges may apply.

Flights may not be direct or operate daily.

Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.

Accommodation is subject to change and availability.

Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.

All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Gratuities for coach driver and tour director additional – paid locally – approx $200.

MSC charges a daily service charge to your cabin – for details please refer to the MSC website.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

  • Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas & explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Cruise the pristine Islands of the Caribbean
  • Visit MSC's exclusive Ocean Cay Marine Reserve in the Bahamas
  • "Tourism Cares" initiative - helping train local women to become guides for the Inca Trail

My Cruise Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Armonia
Departs: Miami (Florida), United States of America
Countries Visited: Peru, the United States of America, the Bahamas, Jamaica, & Cayman Islands

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