Latin America Delights

Tour Name: Latin America Delights
Tour Code: 101L
Days: 9
Day 1 Sat, 22 Oct Callao (Lima), Peru (D)

Welcome to Callao – a seaside city on the Pacific Ocean, and one of Peru’s chief seaports, where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

Day 2 Sun, 23 Oct Paracas (B,L,D)

Paracas is a town on Peru’s west coast. It’s known for its idyllic beaches, rich heritage, and an abundance of wildlife, so much so that Paracas Peninsula has been declared a national reserve spanning desert, ocean, and islands. Board local boats for a journey to the uninhabited Ballestas Islands. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the fascinating Peruvian coastal wildlife including marine animals like sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and an endless number of migratory birds.?Tonight, enjoy the ‘Somos Ebano’ group as they join us in the theatre. Formed by young people from the district of El Carmen, they demonstrate the rescue of Afro-Peruvian culture through the practice and experience of their dance and music. 

Discovery: Kayak or stand up paddleboard in the wildlife rich waters of Paracas Bay.

Day 3 Mon, 24 Oct At Sea (B,L,D)

Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the many therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the outstanding dining venues on board or delight in the excellent selection of fine wines created by a Master of Wine. 

Day 4 Tue, 25 Oct Matarani (B,L,D)

Located on the southern coast of Peru, Matarani provides access to some of Peru's best attractions such as the historical centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover why Arequipa is often called 'Ciudad Blanca' (White City) as this charming town showcases the finest of Mestizo Baroque architecture.

Freechoice: Visit the beautiful Mollendo & Mejia Lagoons. Alternatively spend the day exploring the extraordinary architecture and surreal landscapes around Arequipa.

Day 5 Wed, 26 Oct Arica, Chile (B,L,D)

Chile’s northernmost city is known as the ‘driest city in the world’, although this doesn’t distract from Arica’s world-famous surfing beaches, delicious seafood and national parks located close to the port. Morro de Arica is the perfect location to take in great views of the city and Pacific Ocean and learn about the War of the Pacific that took place on Morro de Arica in 1880.

Freechoice: Learn of the history of humankind in this desert region including a visit to an archaeological museum that claims to have the world’s oldest mummies. Alternatively, visit a village that dates to the pre-Hispanic era and retains some of its mystical allure.

Day 6 Thu, 27 Oct Iquique (B,L,D)

Iquique is a coastal city in northern Chile, to the west of the Atacama Desert and home to UNESCO World Heritage landmarks such as Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, once used for creating fertilisers and fireworks. Take a stroll through Baquedano Street towards the centre of town and soak in its Texas-esque vibe. The street’s faded wooden buildings with window shutters and grand doors will have you expecting to see a cowboy pushing through a saloon door at any moment.

Freechoice: Take a panoramic drive to fully appreciate the town’s peculiar beauty or visit a ghost town that was abandoned after mining operations ceased on your way to the Pintados Geoglyphs. 

Day 7 Fri, 28 Oct At Sea (B,L,D)

Continue to relax on board today. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or take in the sea views from your luxurious suite’s verandah.

Day 8 Sat, 29 Oct Coquimbo (B,L,D)

Coquimbo is the gateway to La Serena, once known for its fine jewellery and ceramics and home to the pre-Columbian Diaguita and El Molle cultures. Some of the region's most beautiful architecture from both the colonial and neo-colonial can be found at central Plaza de Armas and La Recova.

Freechoice: Venture to the Elqui Valley and follow in the footsteps of ancient astronomers. Alternatively visit a Pisco distillery and sample the flavours of Chile.

Day 9 Sun, 30 Oct Valparaíso (B)

Your cruise ends this morning in Valparaíso as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight homeward.

Helicopter and submarine experiences may not be available at every location. These experiences are at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions.

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