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

Treasures of Chile and Peru

Discover the highlights of South America's Pacific coast including the colonial towns of Chile and the fascinating archaeological sites of Peru on this 13-night cruise from Chile to Ecuador

Cruise Only
13 nights

Expedition Holiday
  • Chan Chan Ruins, Peru
  • Guayaquil
  • Street art of Valparaiso, Chile

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Discover the best of South America's Pacific coast on this exceptional expedition cruise exploring Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

Begin your cruise with an overnight stay in the vibrant Chilean city of Valparaiso which is home to extraordinary street art and a bustling nightlife and then explore the historic centre of Coquimbo. Get up close to sea lions, sea otters and Humboldt penguins at the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve and see some of the world's oldest mummies at one of Arica's archaeological sites.

In Peru, admire the impressive architecture of Arequipa, the 'White City' and witness the mysterious Nazca lines and geoglyphs of Pisco before heading to Peru's intriguing capital city. Then enjoy an optional visit to the ancient ruins of the Chimu Kingdom in the city of Chan Chan before cruising onto Ecuador.

N515 Operated by Hurtigruten


Treasures of Chile and Peru

Day 1-2 - Valparaiso (Chile)

Arrive in Chile and embark MS Roald Amundsen in the charming city of Valparaiso (Chile). The following day, spend some time discovering the highlights of Valparaiso including the fascinating street art before we set sail in the evening.

Day 3 - Coquimbo

Stroll through the beautifully restored historic centre of Coquimbo. Perhaps visit the bustling fish market or relax on Herradura Beach.

Day 4 - Humboldt Penguin National Reserve

The Humboldt Penguin National Reserve is the home to sea lions, sea otters, Humboldt penguins and a great variety of sea birds. If conditions allow, we will approach one of the islands with small boats, observing its wildlife from safe and non-disturbing distance.

Day 5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities during relaxing days at sea.

Day 6 - Iquique

Stroll along the charming beachfront broadwalk of Iquique and admire the Georgian-style architecture. Perhaps visit the UNESCO site of Humberstone in the Atacama Desert.

Day 7 - Arica

Explore the historic city of Arica which features archaeological sites with some of the world's oldest known mummies. Perhaps walk up the El Morro cliff to admire the magnificent panoramic views.

Day 8 - Matarani (Peru)

Explore Arequipa, known as "The White City" for its impressive architecture constructed primarily of white volcanic rock called sillar. Discover the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral as well as Santuario Andinos, home to the famous Sarita mummy and perhaps visit the impressive Dominican Santa Catalina Monastery. Enjoy the charm and beauty of this colonial gem, surrounded by snow-capped volcanic peaks.

Day 9 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities during relaxing days at sea.

Day 10 - Paracas

Paracas is the gateway to the charming town of Pisco which is home to the mysterious Nazca lines and geoglyphs. With spectacular landscapes, Paracas is home to millions of birds that live here year-round and many others that fly from the northern hemisphere and from further south. These include the guano birds and the Humboldt penguins.

Day 11 - Callao - Lima

Dock in the seaside city of Callao and head to the historic city of Lima, Peru's fascinating capital. Lima´s historic district was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1988. Explore the intriguing “City of Kings” and the city's historic heart, Plaza de Armas.

Day 12 - Salaverry

From Salaverry, enjoy an optional excursion to the city of Chan Chan to see the ruins of the ancient Chimu kingdom (700-1400 A.D.).

Day 13 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities during relaxing days at sea.

Day 14 - Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Disembark MS Roald Amundsen in Guayaquil.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 13-night full board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • House beer and wine, sodas and mineral water with meals on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • A La Carte restaurant (for suite guests only)
  • Fredheim restaurant meals (for suite guests only)
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats
  • English speaking Expedition Team on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities (at guests' discretion)