13-night Cordillera and Andean Secrets Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Boreal
Destination:
Alicudi/Guayaquil
Departure Date:
3/14/2021
Length:
13
Offer ID:
1350332
from
$5840

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Talcahuano
3/14/2021
3/14/2021 6:00:00 PM

One of the best harbors in Chili, Talcahuano and its surrounding areas have some of the best seafood around!



Sites to see include the Peruvian warship Huascar, whose capture decisively established Chilean naval supremacy during the War of the Pacific (1879) that is anchored in the harbor. Also, a trip to the seaside promenade Ventana al Mar would be worthwhile. There are also beaches of Ramuntcho and Rocoto, a museum and of course, the fish market.

At Sea
3/15/2021
3/15/2021

No information currently available.

Coquimbo
3/16/2021
3/16/2021

Coquimbo is near the northern port city of La Serena and one of Chile’s regional capitals. It lies between the Atacama Desert and the central valley, rich in agriculture and is an important distribution center for fruit from the Elqui Valley. Some of the elaborate woodwork handcrafted on the buildings here by early British and American settlers still remains and these wooden buildings are among Chile’s most interesting historical structures. From here you can visit the resort town of La Serena (cathedral and churches), the mountain-topTololo Observatory and the Elqui Valley.

La Serena
3/16/2021
3/16/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/17/2021
3/17/2021

No information currently available.

Iquique
Suggested Private Excursion
3/18/2021
3/18/2021

Iquique is dominated mainly by the Atacama Desert and the Pacific Ocean. Its beautiful beaches, warm weather, varied landscape and exciting social activities make Iquique a desired destination. Probably the most visited attraction in Iquique are the giant geoglyphs in the area. In the main plaza in town, visitors can wonder through beautiful gardens, the clock tower and stop in a naval heroes of the War of the Pacific museum. For those interested in shopping, there is Zofri Shopping Mall, the Iquique Free Trade Zone's retail sales shopping center, where shoppers will find an extraordinary variety of imported products sold free from taxes.

Suggested Private Excursions

Iquique: Nitrate & Geoglyphs - 6 hours

Iquique - Highlights 3 hours

Arica
Suggested Private Excursion
3/19/2021
3/19/2021

This seaside oasis among golden sand dunes is Chile's northernmost gateway; it is also a rapidly developing resort. Located just 30 miles from the border of Peru and linked to Bolivia by land and air, Arica enjoys an interesting cultural exchange. The city lies at the foot of the Morro headland, with the Andes as a distant backdrop. A mild climate, with year-round temperatures of 70-75 degrees, gardens and parks brimming with luxuriant flora have earned Arica the name "City of Eternal Spring." Arica's most prominent site is the Morro, rising steeply above the city. It was the scene of a great victory by Chile over Peru in the War of the Pacific on June 7, 1880. At the foot of the Morro is the Plaza Colon with the cathedral of San Marcos, built in iron by Gustave Eiffel. He also designed the nearby Customs House.

Suggested Private Excursions

Arica: Lauca Park & Chungara Lake - 11 hours

Matarani
3/20/2021
3/20/2021

Matarani is a port city in the Arequipa Region of Peru.

At Sea
3/21/2021
3/21/2021

No information currently available.

Pisco
3/22/2021
3/22/2021

Pisco is the largest port between Callao and Matarani. There are two parts of this town, Pisco Pueblo with its colonial-style homes, and Pisco Puerto, which, apart from fisheries, has been replaced as a port by the deep-water Puerto General San Martin. From Pisco you can visit the Nazca Lines and Regional Museum of Ica, the Huacachina Lagoon, and Ballestas Island. This area was also home of the Paracas culture and in August 1820 in Pisco, the great liberator General San Martin landed on its coast, which became the birthplace of Peru's struggle for independence.

Lima (Callao)
Suggested Private Excursion
3/23/2021
3/23/2021

Callao is the port of Lima, located six miles from the city center. Among Callao’s attractions is the Real Felipe, a colonial-style fortress built in the 18th century to defend Lima from English and Dutch buccaneers.
Today, a visit to Lima may serve as a unique Peruvian experience that offers a glimpse into the Andean world, Spanish tradition and the country’s modern aspects.

Suggested Private Excursions

Interactive Culinary Experience (5 hours)

Lima - City of the Kings (4 hours)

The Gold Museum of Lima (4 hours)

Barranco : Art and Culture (7.5 hours)

Pachacamac and the Paso Horses (8 hours)

Lima - Magic Fountains (4 hours)

Lima (Callao)
Suggested Private Excursion
3/24/2021
3/24/2021

Callao is the port of Lima, located six miles from the city center. Among Callao’s attractions is the Real Felipe, a colonial-style fortress built in the 18th century to defend Lima from English and Dutch buccaneers.
Today, a visit to Lima may serve as a unique Peruvian experience that offers a glimpse into the Andean world, Spanish tradition and the country’s modern aspects.

Suggested Private Excursions

Interactive Culinary Experience (5 hours)

Lima - City of the Kings (4 hours)

The Gold Museum of Lima (4 hours)

Barranco : Art and Culture (7.5 hours)

Pachacamac and the Paso Horses (8 hours)

Lima - Magic Fountains (4 hours)

Salaverry
3/25/2021
3/25/2021

This is the port for Trujillo, the "Lordly City," whose elegant mansions and churches reflect the aristocracy of the Spanish colonial era. Here you may opt for a thrilling excursion to Chan-Chan, an immense and magnificent enclave that since A.D. 1300 has been the center of the sophisticated Chim culture.

Trujillo (Salaverry), Peru
3/25/2021
3/25/2021

The essence of Trujillo. Trujillo, Peru - Peru's most important northern city, is summed up each year during the floral Spring Festival. Barefoot women wearing white lace skirts and blouses, with ornate gold filigree ornaments dangling from their earlobes, spin and whirl through the streets in the traditional marinera dance. Charming, simple, formal and delicate - all are characteristics of this coastal city, making it the perfect spot to explore Peru's gentle but fiercely patriotic north. Trujillo is also noted for its colorful colonial architecture, with building painted in bright blues, yellows, reds and oranges. A circular street called Espana encloses the center of town, and most of the fascinating city sites are within this ring. Trujillo is an excellent place to sample ceviche ( a mixture of raw fishes marinated in a lime juice marinade) and other local seafood. On the fringe of Trujillo are the ruins of Chan Chan, possible the world's largest adobe city that was, at one time, home to the Chimu Indian tribe. Nearby Huanchaco Beach is a great spot for surfers, and an outgoing, friendly fishing village. The fisherman still utilize the handmade totora reed boats, called caballitos (little horses) because of the way they are ridden: riders do not sit on the boats, but straddle them on their knees. The design of these curved, peapod-shaped boats has changed little from the craft used by pre-Inca fishing tribes. Further north is Piura, Peru, a hot commercial city best known for its folk dance, the tondero, and the black magic practiced by the descendents of black slaves. The tondero is a lively, barefoot Afro-Peruvian dance accompanied by strong rhythmic music and dancers in multicolored outfids. Many Lima business executives travel to this region every year to consult with the area's brujos - witches, folk healers and fortune tellers.

Chan Chan
3/25/2021
3/25/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/26/2021
3/26/2021

No information currently available.

Guayaquil
3/27/2021
3/27/2021

This tropical city of over two million people spreads out along the banks of chocolate-colored Guayas River, about 12 miles from Gulf of Guayaquil. The river, navigable for the largest of ocean vessels, makes this one of the Pacific's most important and best-protected ports. Visitors find the city itself is primarily valued as a gateway for the Galapagos Island and the rest of the country. Ecuador's scenic capital Quito can be reached via a 45-minute flight from Guayaquil. Lush green hillsides, snow-capped volcano cones and brilliant sunshine combine to make the city a charming surprise. Guayaquil offers a rich and interesting history. The meeting of Bolivar and San Martin is commemorated with the colonnaded La Rotunda facing the river. Other attractions include Colon Park where the city was founded, the Santo Domingo Church and the cemetery, often called the White City. With its elaborate tombs and monuments, this is one of South America's most striking burial grounds.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
3/14/2021
Number of Nights
13
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the saltpeter mining towns of Iquique, the historic centre of Arequipa from Matarani, the historic centre of Lima, Cuzco, the site of Machu Picchu, the archeological zone of Chan Chan from Salaverry.
  • Discovering the major pre-Columbian sites and the mysterious geoglyphs.
  • Exceptional architectural heritage, testimony to the colonial era.
  • Discovering Arequipa and the Santa Catalina Convent from Matarani.
  • Specialist lecturers aboard to share their passion for their subject and their knowledge with you.
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
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