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EC - Explorer Suite

NZ $12,889


- 14 night expedition cruise onboard Silver Explorer
- Fine dining onboard
- Inclusive room service
- Select wines, spirits & soft drinks served throughout the ship
- Personalized butler service for all guests
- Excursions & activities
- Complimentary use of selected expedition gear & equipment
- Educational destination focused lectures

Valid: 18 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019

Cruise Description

14 night expedition cruise

14 Night Cruise sailing from Guayaquil to Valparaiso aboard Silver Explorer.

From the Gateway of the Galapagos to the colourful jumble of Valparaiso, drink in the very best of Peru and Chile. Long hailed by savvy travellers as bucket list countries, prepare for the awe-inspiring mountain peaks of Peru and the majestic flora and fauna of Chile. These are noble countries, equal parts proud, humble and fierce; a journey here will ignite passion in your soul that will last long after you leave.

Highlights of this cruise:

The second major jumping off point for the Galapagos Islands after Quito, this is a little city with a big heart. A sea port first and foremost, the city’s personality has been founded on that, and all the better it is for it too. Almost Caribbean in feeling, the clement climate coupled with the intermingling rhythms floating from the windows and abundance of fresh seafood make this a very tropical destination. Once not even considered by the travel books as a potential destination in its own right, the city has undergone something of a resurgence in the past few years.

Located about nine hours north of Lima, Trujillo was founded in 1534 by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. The attractive, colonial city retains much of its original charm with elegant casonas, or mansions, lining the streets. Nearby is Chan Chan, the ancient capital of the Chimú, a local Indian tribe who came under the rule of the Incas. The area has several other Chimú sites, some dating back about 1500 years. The region is also famous as the home of the Peruvian Paso horses, as well as excellent beaches offering world-class surfing and other water sports.

When people discuss great South American cities, Lima is often overlooked. But Peru's capital can hold its own against its neighbors. It has an oceanfront setting, colonial-era splendor, sophisticated dining, and nonstop nightlife.It's true that the city—clogged with traffic and choked with fumes—doesn't make a good first impression, especially since the airport is in an industrial neighborhood.

Matarani is located on the south-western coast of Peru and gives access to the colonial city of Arequipa, 75 miles (121 km) inland. From here it is a 200 mile (322 km) drive to Lake Titicaca and 400 miles (644 km) to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. This major port is an important element in the current plan between the governments of Peru and Brazil to afford easy commercial movement between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans by both countries.

Situated between the ocean and the mountains of the Coastal Range is Chile’s largest city of the northern region. Antofagasta's role as port for the exportation of nitrate began in 1866. In 1872, when silver was discovered, the first municipality was established. Today, Antofagasta is still the centre of nitrate and copper mining, as well as an important hub for rail traffic to La Paz, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina. According to the treaty signed after the War of the Pacific, much of Bolivia's international commerce transits through Antofagasta.

Valparaíso's dramatic topography—45 cerros, or hills, overlooking the ocean—requires the use of winding pathways and wooden ascensores (funiculars) to get up many of the grades. The slopes are covered by candy-color houses—there are almost no apartments in the city—most of which have exteriors of corrugated metal peeled from shipping containers decades ago. Valparaíso has served as Santiago's port for centuries. Before the Panama Canal opened, Valparaíso was the busiest port in South America.

Terms & Conditions

Trade enquiries via GO Holidays. Valid for sales until 31 Mar 2019, unless sold out prior. Fares are cruise only (unless otherwise stated), per person, twin share in NZD based on the best available fares at time of publication, inclusive of taxes and charges (which are subject to change). Other suite categories may be available at a surcharge. Subject to availability at time of reservation. Applies to new bookings only. Cancellation and amendment fees may apply. Credit cards are not accepted unless agent acts as merchant. Travel Agent Professional Fees may apply. Payment: A non-refundable deposit of 25% of total booking is required within 6 days (by midday) of reservation. Final payment is due 120 days prior to sailing. Prices/offers are based on the exchange rate as at 15 Jan 2019 and is subject to currency fluctuation. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Further conditions apply, please contact your travel agent.