Silversea Cruises Reveals 2015 Overland Tours

Eleven new overland tours are among more than 60 extended mid-voyage excursions Silversea Cruises will be offering in 2015. Unlike a partial-day shore tour, single- or multiple-day inland adventures offer an in-depth encounter with the local people, history, wildlife and natural attractions. 

The following is a sampling of the new mid-voyage land adventures for 2015:


Tsavo East National Park Bush-Walking Safari
(Two Days / One Night -- Depart / Rejoin Ship: Mombasa)
The Tsavo East National Park offers an arena of arid bush washed by the azure and emerald meandering of the Galana River. Visitors who explore the diversity of the park on foot may observe lions, cheetahs, serval cats, zebras, elephants, monitor lizards and more. Two game drives are included. Available on Silver Whisper's March 6 voyage (#4506).

Gorillas in the Forest
(Six Days / Five Nights -- Depart: Cape Town / Rejoin Ship: Luanda)
A visit to the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, nestled inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda and home to half the world's mountain gorillas, shows guests the ideal base for launching guided safaris to track and interact with gorrillas in the wild. Available on Silver Whisper's April 5 voyage (#4508).


Taj Mahal & Jaipur – A Magical Journey to India
(Four and a Half Days / Four Nights -- Depart: Phuket / Rejoin Ship: Colombo)
Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra holds some of the Mughals most famous monuments. Guests visit the Pink City of Jaipur. Available on Silver Whisper's March 6 voyage (#4506).


Over-the-Water Overnight
(One and a Half Days / One Night  -- Depart: Moorea / Rejoin Ship: Papeete)           
Perched above the water on stilts, the overwater bungalows of Moorea's InterContinental Resort & Spa allow guests to watch marine life from their balcony or climb down steps to snorkel directly in a Pacific lagoon. Available on Silver Whisper's Jan. 5 voyage (#4501) and Silver Spirit's sailing of Jan. 22 (#5502).

New Zealand Explorer
(Four Days / Three Nights -- Depart: Akaroa / Rejoin Ship: Milford Sound)
New Zealand's highest peaks, longest glaciers, and many of its lakes are revealed in two famous national parks – Mount Cook and Fiordland – both located in the Te Wahipounamu area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include a ski plane flight to the Tasman Glacier, a cruise on Lake Tasman, and a jet boat excursion on the Shotover River. Available on Silver Spirit's Feb. 12 voyage (#5504).


The Andes & the Train to the Devil's Nose
(Five Days / Four Nights -- Depart: Manta / Rejoin Ship: Callao)            
Travelers can immerse themselves in Ecuador's Andean region, witnessing its grassy highlands, cloud forests, mountain lakes, active volcanoes, colonial towns and haciendas. Highlighting the program is the Devil's Nose, a train ride through the Andes with a 45-degree descent. Available on Silver Shadow's Jan. 7 voyage (#3501).

Galápagos Adventure
(Five Days / Four Nights -- Depart: Manta / Rejoin Ship: Callao)
Visitors may have a chance to meet a giant tortoise, blue-footed boobies and sea lions. The program includes two days exploring the islands by boat, plus accommodations at the Royal Palm Hotel, located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Available on Silver Shadow's Jan. 7 voyage (#3501).

Patagonia Express
(Three Days / Two Nights  --  Depart: Punta Arenas / Rejoin Ship: Ushuaia)     
The southern cone of South America, known as Patagonia, is home to mountain peaks, forests, lakes and glaciers. Visitors can experience this scenery in the national parks of Torres del Paine, in Chile, and Los Glaciares, in Argentina, both included in this tour. Available on Silver Shadow's Jan. 25 voyage (#3502).

The optional mid-voyage land programs feature deluxe accommodations (if overnight stays are required), all transportation, transfers, guided sightseeing and some meals. Prices for the above-listed adventures range from $1,899 to $8,999 per person, based on double occupancy. 

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