Cordillera & Andean secrets

13 days / 12 nights
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    Cordillera & Andean secrets

    Cruise Latin America

    from 20 March 2018 to 1 April 2018
    13 days / 12 nights

    Departure Port : Valparaiso
    Arrival Port : Guayaquil

    Ship : LE BOREAL

    • Ref : B200318

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    PONANT invites you to discover the ancient Inca Empireand its stunning slumbering citadels.

    From Valparaiso, set sail aboard the Le Boréal for a 13-day cruise along the coasts of Chile and Peru.

    You will visit Iquique and its exceptional historic centre inherited from the Gold Rush. Not far, you will findHumberstone, a disused mining town where the buildings now house museums listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Arica, the ‘city of eternal spring’ where the climate is temperate and sunny year round, is very popular for its beautiful beaches and its sites brimming with history. You will be captivated by this surprising city where the Inca people once lived.

    From the Port of Callao near Lima, you will be able to visit the ancient city of Cusco, discovered in 1533 by the conquistadors, as well as the famous site of Machu Picchu, an architectural gem listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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      LE BOREAL

      Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

      Interior Design
      Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

      Port of call & excursions

      20 March 2018 – Coquimbo

      Valparaiso

      Embarkation 20/03/2018 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 20/03/2018 at 19H00 .

      Located about 100 kilometres south of Santiago, the legendary Valparaiso is the second largest city in Chile. It is also a splendid city, full of history: two qualities justifying its nickname “gem of the Pacific” and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can stroll along the steep streets, on foot or by cable car, and explore the many admirable sites like the delicate Iglesia de la Matriz, Sotomayor square, Bellavista hill, or Sebastiana house where the author Pablo Neruda lived. At every turning, you’ll get a refreshing view of the sea.

      21 March 2018 – Coquimbo

      21 March 2018 – Coquimbo

      Arrival 21/03/2018 late morning. Departure 21/03/2018 late afternoon.

      On Chile'sᅠNorte Chico (Little North) is the port of Coquimbo where peace and harmony reign, sheltered in the inlet of the La Herradura Bay. This charming seaside town is mere minutes away from La Serena. Set off to discover this site along the Pacific Ocean and its spectacular sandy beaches. Founded in 1544, this old town has retained its beautiful colonial architecture that bears traces of Spanish and neoclassical influences. Venture deeper inland to the Elqui Valley, one of the country's largest and most spectacular. This valley was the birthplace of Gabriela Mistral, the renowned poet, and is also where Chile's famous pisco is made.

      22 March 2018 – At sea

      22 March 2018 – At sea

      Arrival 22/03/2018. Departure 22/03/2018.

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      23 March 2018 – Iquique

      23 March 2018 – Iquique

      Arrival 23/03/2018 midday. Departure 23/03/2018 evening.

      Coastal town in the north of Chile, capital of the Tarapacà region, Iquique enjoys a unique location between the Pacific and the cliffs of the Cordillera de la Costa. Although the bustle of its harbour makes this a modern city, it also has many admirable relics from Chile’s past. You’ll love to stroll in the old centre, which is one of many preserved structures, such as the old aristocratic district of Paseo Baquedano or the neoclassical style municipal theatre.

      24 March 2018 – Arica

      24 March 2018 – Arica

      Arrival 24/03/2018 early morning. Departure 24/03/2018 early evening.

      25 March 2018 – Matarani

      25 March 2018 – Matarani

      Arrival 25/03/2018 early morning. Departure 25/03/2018 evening.

      On the southern coast of Peru, the port of Matarani is the doorway into the Arequipa region, one of the most prosperous in the country. From the city, you can get to the famous city of Arequipa, overlooked by three majestic volcanoes, the Misti, the Chacani and the Pichu Pichu. Apart from the Andean mountains, the Matarini region also houses impressive landscapes of desert, scattered with green oasis.  

      26 March 2018 – At sea

      26 March 2018 – At sea

      Arrival 26/03/2018. Departure 26/03/2018.

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      27 March 2018 – Pisco

      27 March 2018 – Pisco

      Arrival 27/03/2018 early morning. Departure 27/03/2018 early evening.

      28 March 2018 – Callao

      28 March 2018 – Callao

      Arrival 28/03/2018 early morning. Departure 28/03/2018.

      29 March 2018 – Callao

      29 March 2018 – Callao

      Arrival 29/03/2018. Departure 29/03/2018 midday.

      As the country's primary fishing and trading port, Callao is the maritime gateway to Peru. From the town centre, journey on to the capital, Lima, and wander around the Plaza Mayor (formerly Plaza de Armas), crowned with its gorgeous bronze fountain. Embellished with neo-colonial buildings such as the Government Palace or the Cathedral of Lima, the esplanade is a symbol of the city's founding by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Two streets away is the Monastery of San Francisco, one of the city's best-preserved colonial structures. Further south, don't miss the superb cloisters and patios of the Casona San Marcos.

      30 March 2018 – Salaverry

      30 March 2018 – Salaverry

      Arrival 30/03/2018 early morning. Departure 30/03/2018 evening.

      When your ship calls at Salaverry, this is the occasion to discover Trujillo, an elegant colonial town with brightly coloured façades, decorated with ornate wooden balconies. With its yesteryear charm, this city is also a cultural symbol of Peru, as it is home to the vestiges of the Chimú and  Mochica civilizations. Chan Chan, the former capital of the Chimù kingdom is the largest adobe citadel in pre-Colombian America, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Admire the Moche pyramids, the Huaca del Sol and the Huaca de la Luna, decorated with colourful mythological frescoes.

      31 March 2018 – At sea

      31 March 2018 – At sea

      Arrival 31/03/2018. Departure 31/03/2018.

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      1 April 2018▸31 March 2018 – Guayaquil

      Guayaquil

      Disembarkation 01/04/2018 at 08H00 .

      Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Pacific”, Guayaquil is the most inhabited city in Ecuador. Founded by the conquistadors in 1535, it borders the coasts of the province of Guayas. You can stroll without any cares in the world, in the upper part of the city, next to the Las Peñas district. This Bohemian district with its colourful houses offers an impressive view of the city, if you’re courageous enough to climb the steps which separate the chapel rooms from Cerro Santa Ana lighthouse. The city is also blessed with many parks and gardens, perfect for taking a breather.

      Formalities

      • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

      • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

      • Chile: Entry/Exit requirements for Australian and Mexican citizens entering/exiting Chile must have a valid passport and pay a RECIPROCITY TAX that will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment. Currently, the fee is only charged at the Santiago International Airport. Payment can be made in U.S. currency or by credit card. At time of print, the fees were as follow (subject to change without notice): Australia: US$117 - Mexico: US$23

      Important information

      Machu Picchu program: A medical certificate is compulsory. The city of Cuzco’s altitude is around 3 350 meters.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. After your cruise

        01/04/2018 – From Quito to Cuenca via the Andes Route (4 days/3 nights)

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        01/04/2018 – Ecuagenera Orchid Farm and Parque Historico of Guayaquil (1 day)

        230.00 AU$ **

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        01/04/2018 – Galápagos Islands – Nature’s Paradise (5 days/4 nights)

        6210.00 AU$ **

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      2. During your cruise

        27/03/2018 – Flight over the Nazca Lines (half-day)

        770.00 AU$ **

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        28/03/2018 – Cuzco & Machu Picchu (3 days/2 nights)

        3290.00 AU$ **

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      3. Before your cruise

        17/03/2018 – The Atacama Desert (4 days/3 nights)

        3230.01 AU$ **

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        19/03/2018 – From Santiago to Valparaiso (2 days/1 night)

        690.00 AU$ **

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      4. Your packages

        16/03/2018 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Atacama Desert 3N (Pre) + Orchids Farm and Guayaquil Exploration (Post)

        18/03/2018 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Santiago to Valparaiso 1N (Pre) + From Quito to Cuenca by the Andes Route 3N (Post)

        18/03/2018 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Santiago to Valparaiso 1N + The Galapagos Islands 4N (Post)

        18/03/2018 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Santiago to Valparaiso 1N (Pre) + Orchids Farm and Guayaquil Exploration (Post)

      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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