Cordillera & Andean Secrets

13 days / 12 nights
    Back to back offer
    Excursions included
    Cordillera & Andean Secrets

    Cruise Latin America

    from 17 March 2019 to 29 March 2019
    13 days / 12 nights

    Departure Port : Valparaiso
    Arrival Port : Guayaquil

    Ship : LE BOREAL

    • Ref : B170319

    In partnership with the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac 

    PONANT invites you to discover the ancient Inca Empire and 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 find Humberstone, 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, the gigantic lost city, an architectural gem listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Le Boréal will stop at Salaverry, an opportunity to discover the ruins of Chan Chan, the largest adobe citadel of Pre-Colombian America and former capital of the Chimu kingdom.

    Your cruise will end in Guayaquil, after a unforgettable journey full of cultural discoveries.

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    Special offer(s) :

    CONSECUTIVE CRUISES  

    Take advantage of our special consecutive cruises offers*

    -When this cruise is in 2nd position get a -20% discount

    -When this cruise is in 3rd position get a -30% discount

    - When this cruise is in 4th position get a -40% discount

    - When this cruise is in 5th position get a -50% discount

    - When this cruise is in 6th position get a -60% discount

    - When this cruise is in 7th position get a -70% discount

    *Reduction does not apply to the first cruise and relates to the port/port fare excluding port taxes, non available for Ocean Voyages and subject to availability. The offer is only available on selected cruises. Please, contact us.

    Highlights

    • In partnership with the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.
    • Paz Núñez-Regueiro, chief curator of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, will be on board and will hold conferences.
    • Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Valparaiso, the saltpeter mining towns of Iquique, the historic centre of Lima, Cuzco, the site of Machu Picchu, the archeological zone of Chan Chan;
    • Discover the major pre-Colombian sites and the mysterious geoglyphs;
    • Exceptional architectural heritage, testimony to the colonial era;
    • Discover Arequipa from Matarani.
    • Specialist lecturers aboard to share their passion for their subject and their knowledge with you.

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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

      17 March 2019 – Coquimbo

      Valparaiso

      Embarkation 17/03/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 17/03/2019 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.

      18 March 2019 – Coquimbo

      18 March 2019 – Coquimbo

      Arrival 18/03/2019 late morning. Departure 18/03/2019 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.

      19 March 2019 – At sea

      19 March 2019 – At sea

      Arrival 19/03/2019. Departure 19/03/2019.

      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 observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      20 March 2019 – Iquique

      20 March 2019 – Iquique

      Arrival 20/03/2019 midday. Departure 20/03/2019 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.

      21 March 2019 – Arica

      21 March 2019 – Arica

      Arrival 21/03/2019 early morning. Departure 21/03/2019 early evening.

      Located at the gateway to the Atacama desert, Arica, the Northernmost town in Chile, owes its reputation to the richness and beauty of its landscapes: long white sandy beaches edging the Pacific, millennial geoglyphs, arid valleys of the cordillera foothills, fertile altiplano and dormant volcanoes are just some of the sites that the “City of Eternal Spring” has in store for you. Let yourself be swept back in time and discover the culture, traditions and mummies of the Chinchorro people, this Indian civilisation, some 7,000 years old, which was the first in the world to develop mummification techniques.

      22 March 2019 – Matarani

      22 March 2019 – Matarani

      Arrival 22/03/2019 early morning. Departure 22/03/2019 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.  

      23 March 2019 – At sea

      23 March 2019 – At sea

      Arrival 23/03/2019. Departure 23/03/2019.

      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 observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      24 March 2019 – Pisco

      24 March 2019 – Pisco

      Arrival 24/03/2019 early morning. Departure 24/03/2019 early evening.

      In the south of Peru, discover the small port town of Pisco, named in reference to the Quechua word Pisscu, meaning “bird”. The region is indeed renowned for its wide variety of birdlife that you can observe in the Ballestas Islands. In addition to this exceptionally well-preserved nature, the province also boasts major historical treasures such as the archaeological site of Tambo Colorado, vestige of the Inca civilisation, the Nazca Lines, very precise traces representing geometric figures on the arid earth of the Peruvian plain, or the Candelabra, a mysterious hieroglyph sculpted into the rock by the Paracas, a pre-Inca civilisation.

      25 March 2019 – Callao

      25 March 2019 – Callao

      Arrival 25/03/2019 early morning. Departure 25/03/2019.

      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.

      26 March 2019 – Callao

      26 March 2019 – Callao

      Arrival 26/03/2019. Departure 26/03/2019 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.

      27 March 2019 – Salaverry

      27 March 2019 – Salaverry

      Arrival 27/03/2019 early morning. Departure 27/03/2019 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.

      28 March 2019 – At sea

      28 March 2019 – At sea

      Arrival 28/03/2019. Departure 28/03/2019.

      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 observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      29 March 2019▸28 March 2019 – Guayaquil

      Guayaquil

      Disembarkation 29/03/2019 at 07H00 .

      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.

      • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

      • Chile: Australian citizens entering/exiting Chile must 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.

      • If you have booked the Machu Picchu programme, a medical certificate is required in order to participate in this program. At time of booking, you will receive a document to be completed by your physician. The city of Cuzco lies at an altitude of around 3 350m / 11 700 ft and Machu Picchu at 2 500m / 8 250 ft.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Paz Núñez-Regueiro

      Paz Núñez-Regueiro

      Paz Núñez-Regueiro is the Heritage Curator responsible for collections from the Americas at the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum, which she joined in 2005.

      A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne University, her research and collaborations with different European and North- South American museums has led her to specialise in the history of museum collections and fabric culture in the Andes and southern region of South America. Her doctoral thesis examined collection strategies of Western museums in Patagonia, Terra del Fuego and Araucania at the turn of the 20th century. In 2015, she curated the exhibition “The Inca and the Conquistador”, which retraced key moments in the conquest of Peru (1532-1548) by examining portraits of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro and the Inca ruler Atahualpa. Author of many articles and books on topics such as Andean textiles and the Inca goldsmith trade, she teaches pre-Hispanic Andes art at the Ecole du Louvre. 

      Languages spoken: French, English

       

      Photo credit: ARR

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. During your cruise

        24/03/2019 – Flight over the Nazca lines

        545.00 € **

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        25/03/2019 – MACHU PICCHU

        2490.00 € **

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      2. Before your cruise

        16/03/2019 – FROM SANTIAGO TO VALPARAISO (1 NIGHT)

        560.00 € **

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        14/03/2019 – THE ATACAMA DESERT (3 NIGHTS)

        2590.02 € **

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      3. After your cruise

        29/03/2019 – Ecuagenera orchid farm and Guayaquil Historical Park

        190.00 € **

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        29/03/2019 – From Quito to Cuenca, via the Andes route (3 Nights)

        For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
        The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
        His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
        1890.00 € **

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      4. Your packages

        15/03/2019 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Santiago to Valparaiso 1N (Pre) + Ecuagenera Orchid Farm and Parque Historico of Guayaquil (Post)

        2040.00 € **

        13/03/2019 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + The Atacama Desert 3N (Pre) + Ecuagenera Orchid Farm and Parque Historico of Guayaquil (Post)

        4070.02 € **

        15/03/2019 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + From Santiago to Valparaiso 1N (Pre) + From Quito to Cuenca, via the Andes route 3N (Post)

        3740.00 € **
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