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Mysterious Machu Picchu Deluxe

Mysterious Machu Picchu Deluxe

Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

DAY 1 – Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Today in the early afternoon you take a flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. After arriving in Cusco you will drive to the Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

After returning to Cusco and checking into the luxurious Monasterio Hotel, you will embark on an evening panoramic tour of Cusco, with a stop in the main plaza. Here, we will have a photo opportunity including the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from nearby Sacsayhuaman.

After returning to the Monasterio, you will spend the evening at your leisure. As you will be dining on your own, you will receive a dinner certificate for a three-course meal and drink. The “dine around” certificate can be used at several participating restaurants.

DAY 2 – Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

This morning we descend from Cusco into the Sacred Valley. At the train station, you will board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape.

Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

Prior to visiting the ruins, you will enjoy a relaxing lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel at the site’s entrance. Once inside, architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board a bus back down to Aguas Calientes, and then board the Hiram Bingham, the deluxe Orient Express train named after the man who discovered Machu Picchu in 1911. During the journey, dinner will be served as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

DAY 3 – Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

After breakfast and check out transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight back to Lima.

Upon your arrival in Lima, you will be driven to Pisco to board the ship.

Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up.

Overland Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1 – Monday, February 2nd

12:30pm Transfer to the airport (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only)

12:50pm Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

2:35pm Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

3:55pm Arrival in Cusco

4:05pm Drive to Sacsayhuaman

4:20pm Visit Sacsayhuaman

5:05pm Drive to Monasterio Hotel

5:30pm Arrival to hotel and express check-in

6:00pm Drive to the main square

6:05pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity

6:30pm Drive to Monasterio Hotel

6:35pm Arrival to hotel

Dinner with “dine around” certificate

Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel

Day 2 – Tuesday, February 3rd

5:45am Wake up call

6:15am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

6:45am Drive to Sacred Valley

8:53am Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes

10:35am Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

11:10am Brunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel

12:15pm Guided visit of the Citadel

4:50pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

5:50pm Hiram Bingham train to Poroy (dinner aboard)

9:26pm Drive to Monasterio Hotel

9:40pm Arrival to hotel

Overnight at the Monasterio or similar hotel

Day 3 – Wednesday, February 4th

5:10am Wake up call

5:40am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

6:20am Drive to Cusco Airport

6:40am Arrival at airport and check-in

7:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

8:50am Arrival in Lima

9:15am Drive to Pisco

1:15pm Arrival at the port and embark the ship

Expected Weather:

February is normally rainy in the highlands. Average temperature in the highlands is 65ºF max /43ºF min while in Lima it is 80ºF max/68ºF min.

What to Bring:

• Bring comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and the time changes, so it’s best to bring shorts, as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

• Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

• A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

• A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho, and an umbrella.

• Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels. Sandals may not be comfortable for some sightseeing activities.

• Sunglasses with a strap, sun block, a sunhat, and insect repellent.

• Walking sticks are prohibited in Machu Picchu except for passengers with mobility problems.

Currency:

Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). The exchange rate with the U.S. dollar varies, although the current exchange rate is approximately S/. 2.80 per 1 US dollar.

Electricity:

The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

Luggage:

For domestic flights in Peru, you may check one piece of luggage weighing 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and one carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Any overweight or excess luggage fees are the responsibility of each guest.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

Accommodations:

Monasterio Hotel or similar in Cusco – Deluxe Room

Program includes:

•English-speaking drivers and tour conductor

•All entrance fees

•Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

•Lunch at Chicha Restaurant in Cusco (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

•One Dinner “dine around” in Cusco

•Lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (including unlimited non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages not included)

•Dinner on board the Hiram Bingham Train (including unlimited non-alcoholic and local alcoholic beverages)

•Breakfast daily

•Bottled water and snacks on coaches

•Flights between Lima and Cusco

•Airport transfers

•Accommodations per the program

Program excludes:

•Drinks and meals not mentioned above

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Oxygen-enriched rooms in Cusco – there is a surcharge for these rooms and they are based on availability

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion.

Due to the nature of this program, guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may be unsuitable for their individual situation.

$2,799 Per Guest


Overland Tours



Mysterious Machu Picchu Standard

Mysterious Machu Picchu Standard

Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, including famed Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, and other ancient temples, all precisely constructed without mortar.

DAY 1 – Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Today in the early afternoon you take a flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. After arriving in Cusco you will drive to the Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

After returning to Cusco and checking into the luxurious J.W. Marriott Hotel, you will embark on an evening panoramic tour of Cusco, with a stop in the main plaza. Here, we will have a photo opportunity including the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from nearby Sacsayhuaman.

After returning to the J.W. Marriott, you will spend the evening at your leisure. As you will be dining on your own, you will receive a dinner certificate for a three-course meal and drink. The “dine around” certificate can be used at several participating restaurants.

Note: All of the rooms at the JW Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help acclimate you to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

DAY 2 – Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

This morning we descend from Cusco into the Sacred Valley. Our first stop is the village of Chinchero, home to an incredible weaving cooperative run by Nilda Callañaupa. The Chinchero Project was created to revitalize and protect the ancient weaving traditions of the region. What started as a small project now counts over 100 women as members and their weavings are truly something to behold.

Following this visit, you will drive to the train station and board the Inca Rail train to Machu Picchu. Lunch will be served during the journey as you take in the spectacular Andean scenery.

Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Hiram Bingham discovered it largely intact.

Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train towards Cusco. Along the way, you will stop for dinner at the Sol Y Luna Hotel and then transfer back to the J.W. Marriott Hotel for the evening.

DAY 3 – Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

After breakfast and check out transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight back to Lima.

Upon your arrival in Lima, you will be driven to Pisco to board the ship.

Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes and we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up.

Overland Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1 – Monday, February 2nd

12:30pm Transfer to the airport (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only)

12:50pm Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

2:35pm Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

3:55pm Arrival in Cusco

4:05pm Drive to Sacsayhuaman

4:20pm Visit Sacsayhuaman

5:05pm Drive to J.W. Marriott Hotel

5:30pm Arrival to hotel and express check-in

6:00pm Drive to the main square

6:05pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity

6:30pm Drive to J.W. Marriott Hotel

6:35pm Arrival to hotel

Dinner with “dine around” certificate

Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel

Day 2 – Tuesday, February 3rd

7:00am Wake up call

7:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

8:15am Drive to Chinchero

9:00am Visit Chinchero

10:00am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

11:15am Inca Rail Train to Aguas Calientes (lunch aboard)

1:00pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

1:40pm Guided visit of the Citadel

5:10pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

6:10pm Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo

7:45pm Drive to Sol y Luna for dinner

8:05pm Dinner at Sol y Luna

9:15pm Transfer to your hotel for the evening

10:45pm Arrival at hotel

Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel

Day 3 – Wednesday, February 4th

5:10am Wake up call

5:40am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

6:20am Drive to Cusco Airport

6:40am Arrival at airport and check-in

7:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

8:50am Arrival in Lima

9:15am Drive to Pisco

1:15pm Arrival at the port and embark the ship

Expected Weather:

February is normally rainy in the highlands. Average temperature in the highlands is 65ºF max /43ºF min while in Lima it is 80ºF max/68ºF min.

What to Bring:

• Bring comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and the time changes, so it’s best to bring shorts, as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

• Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

• A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

• A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho, and an umbrella.

• Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels. Sandals may not be comfortable for some sightseeing activities.

• Sunglasses with a strap, sun block, a sunhat, and insect repellent.

• Walking sticks are prohibited in Machu Picchu except for passengers with mobility problems.

Currency:

Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). The exchange rate with the U.S. dollar varies, although the current exchange rate is approximately S/. 2.80 per 1 US dollar.

Electricity:

The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

Luggage:

For domestic flights in Peru, you may check one piece of luggage weighing 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and one carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

Accommodations:

J.W. Marriott Hotel or similar in Cusco – (Classic Inca Room with enriched oxygen)

Program includes:

•English-speaking drivers and tour conductor

•All entrance fees

•Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

•Lunch on board the Inca Rail Train (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

•Dinner at Sol Y Luna Hotel (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

•Dinner “dine around” in Cusco

•Breakfast daily

•Bottled water and snacks on coaches

•Flights between Lima and Cusco

•Airport transfers (may not be private)

•Accommodations per the program including enriched oxygen in Cusco

Program excludes:

•Drinks and meals not mentioned above

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion.

Due to the nature of this program, guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may be unsuitable for their individual situation.

$2,299 Per Guest


Overland Tours



Quito Experience

Quito Experience

DAY 1 – Thursday, January 29th, 2015

A flight will take the group from Manta to Quito – Ecuador’s capital and an official UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Your Quito experience begins with an exploration of the historic center. During our walk through the charming cobblestone streets of Quito’s “Old Town”, some of the highlights include the Cathedral and the church of La Compañia de Jesus. Rich in art treasures, fine woodcarvings, and flowering balconies, the historic centre is the lifeblood of Quito.

After returning to the Swissotel, you’ll enjoy lunch on the premises. Your afternoon is at leisure so you can relax and adjust to the altitude. You can enjoy the wonderful treatments at the Swissotel’s Amrita Spa or just relax by the swimming pool.

This evening you have the pleasure of dining at Pim’s Itchimbía, with one of the most spectacular views in all of Quito. Itchimbía hill is located just to the east of the historic center, and from its flanks the whole city is laid out before us. Pim’s is an Ecuadorian institution, with many local classics filling its menu.

DAY 2 – Friday, January 30th, 2015

After breakfast, the group heads to the Middle of the World (the Equator), whose location was determined by the scientists of the French Geodesic Mission in the 18th century. At the time, there was significant debate in the scientific community, specifically in the French Academy of Sciences (Academie des sciences), as to whether the circumference of the Earth was greater around the Equator or around the poles. Louis XV, then the King of France, and the Academy of Sciences sent two expeditions to determine the answer: one was sent to Ecuador where they determined what we all know today – there is indeed an equatorial bulge which makes the earth’s circumference greater around the Equator.

You’ll visit the Inti Ñan Museum, which has become a didactic center that promotes both the culture and the identity of Ecuador. The museum has the only solar clock in the world that has two faces on the equator line, an agricultural calendar, and a stone index that shows the four seasons as well as the solstices and equinoxes.

From the Equator you transfer directly to the Quito Airport for the flight to Guayaquil, where you will rejoin the ship. A box lunch is included.

Overland Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1 – Thursday, January 29th

7:15am Transfer to the airport (We suggest to fly with a carry-on only)

7:30am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

8:30am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Quito

9:15am Arrival to Quito Airport

9:30am Transfer to Quito’s Old Town

11:00am Walking tour of Old Town

12:30pm Drive to the Swissotel

1:00pm Check-in at the Swissotel

1:30pm Lunch at the Swissotel

3:00pm Time at leisure

6:30pm Transfer to Pim’s Itchimbía Restaurant

7:00pm Dinner at Pim’s Itchimbía Restaurant

8:30pm Transfer to Swissotel

Overnight at the Swissotel or similar hotel

Day 2 – Friday, January 30th

7:45am Wake up call

8:15am Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:00am Drive to the Equator

9:45am Visit the Equator and the on-site Inti Ñan Museum

11:45am Transfer to the Quito Airport

1:20pm Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

2:20pm Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Guayaquil

3:10pm Transfer to the pier

Expected Weather:

January is normally cool and rainy in the highlands, though strong sun can also appear.

What to Bring:

• Bring comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and the time changes, so it’s best to bring shorts, as well as long trousers and layered clothing. Religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

• Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

• A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

• A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho, and an umbrella.

• Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels. Sandals may not be comfortable for some sightseeing activities.

• Sunglasses with a strap, sun block, a sunhat, and insect repellent.

Currency:

US Dollar

Electricity:

The current is 110 volts AC

Luggage:

The airline will permit each guest to bring 1 suitcase maximum 23 kg /50 lbs for checked baggage and 1 carry on is allowed at 8 kgs / 17 lbs. Any excess or overweight baggage fees are the responsibility of each guest.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Foreign passengers entering Ecuador must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Ecuador.

Accommodations:

Swissotel or similar hotel in Quito – Standard Room

Program includes:

•English-speaking guides and tour conductor

•All entrance fees

•Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

•Lunch at Swissotel in Quito (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

•Dinner at Pim’s Itchimbía Restaurant in Quito (1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

•Breakfast daily

•Bottled water and snacks on coaches

•Airport transfers

•Accommodations per the program

•Economy class airfare from Manta to Quito and return

Program excludes:

•Drinks and meals not mentioned above

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, and minibar

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion.

Due to the nature of this program, guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may be unsuitable for their individual situation.

$999 Per Guest


Overland Tours



Culinary Creations: Chile at its Best

Culinary Creations: Chile at its Best

Chile’s passion for food and wine take center stage on this wonderful excursion of hands-on cooking classes and winery tours, punctuated by explorations of Chile’s historical architecture and German-style alpine villages.

DAY 1:

After disembarking in Valparaiso, you will accompany a local guide and chef to the fish market at Caleta Portales. Here, you will pick up all the necessary ingredients to prepare the traditional Chilean dish “Caldillo de Congrio,” a dish so culturally important that Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote an ode to it.

Then, it’s on to the Cardonal Green Market, another bustling marketplace with stands overflowing with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. As no traditional meal is complete without an aperitif, the chef will purchase the ingredients for the ritual preparation of Chile’s iconic Pisco sour.

Afterwards, the chef will continue on to prepare the kitchen for your cooking class, while you explore Valparaiso, a city whose architecture earned it a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage distinction. During the tour, you will meander through the hilly old part of Valparaiso, as well as the impressive downtown section.

You will also ride two “ascensores” or funiculars; one of them climbing to the top of Concepción Hill, an area revered for its boutiques, mansions and restaurants. The chef will be waiting at the Hotel Gervasoni, where everything has been arranged for your culinary experience.

Following your immersion into Chilean cuisine and additional time to further explore this part of Valparaiso, you will check in to the Hotel Gervasoni to spend the evening. Dinner is on your own.

DAY 2:

After departing from the hotel, you will travel east into the beautiful Casablanca Valley, a wine-producing area since 1875. The growing conditions are ideal and similar to those in California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys. The valley is oriented in such a way that daily ocean breezes cool the grapes on the vine and result in intensely fruity wines.

Here, you will visit two signature wineries in Casablanca: William Cole and nearby Casas del Bosque. You will enjoy tours and tastings at both wineries. The white wine produced in the Casablanca Valley is particularly noteworthy.

Following the winery tours, you will visit the esteemed Puro Caballo Ranch, where you will discover the unique qualities of the Chilean horses and watch the gauchos skillfully ride them. Then, after a pisco sour cocktail near the stables, you will enjoy a traditional Chilean barbecue lunch featuring various grilled meats. You will also learn how to prepare the meal.

Then, it’s on to Santiago for a panoramic tour of the city, during which you will see the Presidential Palace and main square downtown, among other attractions. After checking in to the Hotel Noi Vitacura, the remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure, with dinner on your own.

DAY 3:

After breakfast, you will check out of the Hotel Noi Vitacura and transfer to the airport to fly to Puerto Montt. Upon arriving, you will be met by a local guide and begin a panoramic tour of the city. One of the highlights is the city cathedral, which was built of wood in 1856 and topped with a copper cupola.

Departing from Puerto Montt, you will head towards Frutillar, an area where many Germans settled beginning in the 1850s. The majority of the houses were built in a style reminiscent of those in Germany’s Black Forest region. Upon arriving at the Se Cocina Restaurant, which overlooks Lake Llanquihue, you will participate in a hands-on cooking class and then dine on the traditional dishes that you have prepared.

Afterwards, you will drive along the Pan-American Highway to Puerto Varas, another city known for its alpine, German-style architecture. It too overlooks Lake Llanquihue, where the perpetually snow-covered Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes are reflected in the lake’s clear waters. Following free time to shop and explore the handicrafts market near the main square, you will transfer to the pier in Puerto Montt and embark the ship.

Land Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are approximate, given here only for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

DAY 1

8:30am Disembark at Valparaiso port

9:00am Visit the fish market in Caleta Portales

9:45am Visit the Cardonal Green Market

10:30am Tour Valparaiso

11:30am Ride the funicular to Concepcion Hill

12:00pm Arrive at the Hotel Gervasoni

12:30pm Cooking activity and lunch at the hotel

2:30pm Check in to the hotel

4:00pm Walking tour of Valparaiso

7:00pm Dinner on your own and evening at your leisure

Overnight at the Hotel Gervasoni or similar hotel

DAY 2

9:00am Depart from the hotel

10:00am Private tour of the William Cole Winery

11:15am Private tour of Casas del Bosque Winery

12:30pm Arrive at the Puro Caballo Ranch

12:40pm Enjoy a cocktail near the stables

1:10pm Watch a Chilean rodeo show

1:40pm Enjoy a traditional BBQ lunch

3:00pm Depart from Puro Caballo Ranch

4:15pm Tour Santiago

6:00pm Arrive at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner on your own.

Overnight at the Hotel Noi Vitacura or similar hotel

DAY 3

6:45am Depart from the hotel

7:15am Arrive at the Santiago airport for flight

(LA 289, 8:45am, subject to change)

10:30am Meet guide at the Puerto Montt airport

10:45am Depart from the airport for Frutillar

11:45am Arrive at the Se Cocina Restaurant

12:00pm Cooking class at Se Cocina

1:00pm Lunch

2:30pm Depart for Puerto Varas

3:15pm Visit Puerto Varas

4:30pm Depart from Puerto Varas

5:00pm Arrive at the Puerto Montt pier

Expected Weather:

Santiago: Sunny and dry with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F)

Puerto Varas: Occasionally cloudy with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 24°C (46°F to 75°F)

What to Bring:

Due to varying weather conditions, bring clothing that allows you to dress in layers. Weather-appropriate clothing such as hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Local Currency: Chilean Peso

Electricity: 220 volts

Luggage:

As you will be flying domestically with LAN, the checked luggage allowance is 23 kilos (50 pounds) per person. The carry-on allowance is one bag weighing no more than 8 kilos (17 pounds) and one personal item such as a purse or laptop. In addition, articles such as jackets, walking sticks, umbrellas, small cameras, binoculars, reading material or a small bag of duty-free goods may be carried on, provided that they are in the passenger’s possession and can be stowed under the seat in front of the passenger. Overweight or excess luggage fees are the guest’s responsibility.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

A passport valid for 6 months after travel is required.

Hotel addresses:

Valparaiso: Hotel Gervasoni

Paseo Gervasoni Nº1, Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso, Chile?

Phone: (56 - 32) 223 92 36?

Santiago: Hotel Noi Vitacura

Av. Nueva Costanera 3736

Vitacura, Santiago - Chile

Teléfono: (+56 2) 294 18 100

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program Includes:

• 1 night in Valparaiso and 1 night in Santiago

• 2 breakfasts

• 3 lunches including ½ bottle of wine and 1 mineral water

• Entrance fees

• Gratuities at restaurants where meals are included

• Domestic flight (economy class) from Valparaiso to Puerto Montt

• Touring per the itinerary

Program Excludes:

• Hotel incidentals including mini bar

• Gratuities for drivers and guides

• Personal expenses

• Meals and beverages not listed above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

$1,899 Per Guest



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