For a limited time only you can save up to 25% on your cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer. Offer applies to select cabins only and is subject to availability.

INTRODUCTION

Between Chile’s cosmopolitan capital Santiago to Guayaquil, gateway to Ecuador’s incredible Galápagos Islands, experience dazzling coastal desert scenery teeming with wildlife, UNESCO World Heritage gems, and ancient pre-Hispanic cultures. Encounter impressive cultural, natural, and archaeological marvels including Nazca Lines, Chinchorro mummies, and Chan Chan ancient city. You may cross paths with guanacos, flamingos, dolphins, fur seals, and Humboldt penguins one day, and sample Peru’s gastronomic flavours in Arequipa and Lima the next as we sail the coast of Chile and Peru aboard the state-of-the-art small ship expedition vessel Greg Mortimer.

Voyage Highlights

  • Marvel at the dazzling coastal landscape of the Atacama Desert

  • Soak up the charm of three UNESCO-protected cities – Valparaíso, Lima and Arequipa

  • Look for Humboldt Penguins on a Zodiac cruise around Pan de Azúcar Island

  • Discover Chan Chan, an ancient pre-Hispanic city

  • A scenic flight over the Nazca Lines offers a bird’s eye view over this mysterious ancient wonder

 

DAYS 1

Depart the UK on an overnigth flight to Santiago.

DAYS 2 - 3

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel where you will find others from the cruise checking in througout the day. The next morning, enjoy a city tour of Santiago before driving to Valparaiso to explore the city’s colourful street-art-covered hills and board the Greg Mortimer in late afternoon.

DAY 4

At sea.

DAY 5

Search for Humboldt Penguins on a Zodiac cruise around Isla Pan de
Azúcar.

DAY 6

Enjoy onboard talks and presentations from our team of experts.

DAY 7

In Arica, encounter the world's oldest mummies that are over 7000
years old.

DAY 8

Encounter spectacular desert scenery on the drive to Arequipa, a
charming UNESCO-protected colonial gem in the shadow of Misti Volcano.
Alternatively, explore Mejía wetlands, a sanctuary for migratory birds.

DAY 9

At sea.

DAY 10

Breathtaking coastal desert landscapes await at Paracas National
Reserve. Zodiac cruise to Ballestas Islands, home to fur seals, Humboldt
penguins and seabird colonies. Scenic flight over Nazca Lines (surcharged).

DAY 11

Peru’s capital Lima is a rich kaleidoscope of colonial architectural
jewels, revered pre-Columbian sites and vibrant shopping districts perched
over the blue Pacific.

DAY 12

At sea.

DAY 13

Explore the archaeological complex of Chan Chan of the Chimú
culture which stubbornly resisted the expanding Incan empire.

DAY 14

At sea.

DAY 15 - 16

Disembark in Guayaquil and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. However, why not add on an extension to the Galápagos Islands? Speak to one of our Travel Specialists if you would like to look at options for this.

Dates & Prices

Depart UK 15th April 2020

Prices from £4,999 per person (including saving)

From price based on a stateroom with porthole - upgrade to a stateroom with a balcony from £1,449 per person (including saving)

Inclusions

- International flights from London in economy class
- Transfer from Santiago to Hotel in Valparaiso
- Cruise package inclusions and exclusions (see attached, cruise includes overnight in Valparaiso)
- Transfer from port to your hotel in Guayaquil
- overnight at 3* hotel in Guayaquil
- Transfer from hotel in Guayaquil to airport

Terms and conditions

  • From price includes advertised saving
  • Valid on new bookings only.
  • Valid on Aurora Staterooms and Balcony Staterooms only.
  • Not available in conjunction with triple share priced cabins.
  • Offer ends on 30 September 2018, or until sold out, whichever comes first.
  • Subject to availability and strictly inventory controlled.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer and can be withdrawn at any time.
  • Not combinable with any other promotion.
  • Offers, prices and availability are subject to change.
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