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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Latin America Delights

Journey along the coast of South America on board luxury expedition ship Scenic Eclipse and discover the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the mysterious Nazca Lines and the fascinating wildlife of Chile's Isla Pan de Azucar. Includes hotel stay in Lima, shore excursions and return flights from the UK

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Arequipa
  • Atacama Desert, Chile

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Be amazed at some of the most stunning landscapes in the world on this luxury expedition cruise along the coasts of Peru and Chile.

After an overnight hotel stay in Lima join Scenic Eclipse in Callao and sail to Paracas, gateway to the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, home to sea lions, pelicans and Humbaldt penguins. The Paracas Pensinsula's Candelabra is a vast prehistoric geoglyph which is etched into a hillside. From Matarani travel to Arequipe, founded by Spanish conquistadores in 1540 and dominated by the El Misti volcano. Arica in Chile is home to an interesting archaeological museum which claims to have the world's oldest mummies, and a mystical pre-Hispanic village.

The atmosphere of Iquique brings to mind an old saloon town from the Mid-West with its original saloon-like buildings dating back to the mining boom of the 1800s. Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to Isla Pan de Azucar which is home to thousands of Humboldt penguins as well as Peruvian boobies, pelicans, sea lions and the reclusive South American marine otter.

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Latin America Delights Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lima (Peru)

Fly from the UK to Lima and stay one night stay in a luxury hotel. Regional airports available on request.

Day 2 - Callao

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 3 - Paracas

Paracas is a town on Peru's west coast. It is known for its beaches, like El Chaco, set on sheltered Paracas Bay. The town is a launch point for the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, home to sea lions, pelicans and Humboldt penguins. Rugged, wildlife-rich Paracas National Reserve spans desert, ocean, islands and the Paracas Peninsula. The peninsula's Paracas Candelabra is a vast prehistoric geoglyph, etched into a hillside.

Day 4 - At Sea

Relaxation beckons with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities including a class in Scenic Epicure, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.

Day 5 - Matarani

Peru's port of Matarani is a gateway to one of the country's most fascinating cities: Arequipa, which sits 2,335 meters (7,661 feet) above sea level in an Andean valley 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the Pacific. In the background is the nearby volcano El Misti, which looms over the city at a height of 5,822 meters (19,101 feet). Spanish conquistadores founded Arequipa in 1540, but due to its remote location, it developed a distinct identity, known for its outspoken politicians and spicy cuisine.

Day 6 - Arica (Chile)

Chile's northernmost city, Arica, is characteristically arid for the region, which is home to the world's driest desert, the Atacama. The attractions include a fascinating archaeological museum that claims to have the world's oldest mummies, and a village that dates to the pre-Hispanic era and retains some of its mystical allure. There's also a cathedral featuring a door that came straight from Eiffel's Parisian workshop and a local wine called Pintatani made from grapes that grow in an unusually fertile part of Arica.

Day 7 - Iquique

Iquique is a coastal city in northern Chile, to the west of the Atacama Desert. You may enjoy strolling down Baquedano Street towards the centre of town which will have you thinking you're in Texas, not a coastal Chilean town. This street's faded wooden buildings with window shutters and grand doors will also have you expecting to see a cowboy pushing through any of the saloon-like doors. However, the buildings on Baquedano Street are original to the centre of Iquique when the city started to expand during the mining boom of the 1800s.

Day 8 - Isla Pan de Azucar

The rugged shores of Isla Pan de Azucar (or Sugarloaf Island) are home to thousands of Humboldt Penguins. The penguins come to this arid island to breed and spend their days fishing, swimming and diving, as do many of the other birds found here. The waters around Isla Pan de Azucar also support Kelp Gulls, Blackish Oystercatchers, Peruvian Boobies, pelicans, sea lions and the reclusive South American marine otter.

Day 9 - At Sea

Today the relaxation continues. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or tempt your palate with a wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure.

Day 10 - Valparaiso - Santiago - UK

Your cruise ends this morning in Valparaiso as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 11 - Arrive UK

Welcome home.

Price Includes

  • 8-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 1-night hotel stay in Lima
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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