Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
Today you will drive to a local market where you will enjoy Peruvian fruit tasting and pick out a few choice ingredients. Then cooking demonstration at Senorio de Sulco restaurant, also you will learn the secrets of the Peruvian classic-the Pisco Sour.
There are many ways to get to know a city but one of the most gratifying and interesting is through its food. Visit Penelope Alzamora residence in Barranco and enjoy lunch after a cooking class demonstration.
Visit the most famous archaeological site of the region, the Pachacamac temple. Located 31 km south of Lima, it was one of the most important ceremonial centers in Pre-Hispanic America. It dates from 300 AD, but lasted through 4 different cultures in the area, the last of which was the Incas themselves, prior to its fall in importance following the Spanish conquest. Today we can still see the Old Temple, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Urpi Wachack, and the Temple of the Moon. It is said that when Atahualpa was held to ransom by the Spanish in Cajamarca in northern Peru, much of the gold sent for his release came from this religious sanctuary. After lunch return to the ship.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.