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Culinary cruise along the Humboldt Current - 23 Oct 2017

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Culinary cruise along the Humboldt Current - 23 Oct 2017


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Travelling on Silversea’s small luxury cruise ship Silver Explorer, you will take a truly unique cruise. Not only will you dock at a few of South America’s great cities but you have many opportunities to venture inland to visit cultural and landscape highlights including Peru’s famous Nazca Lines and the national parks and lunar landscapes of the Atacama desert in Chile. from Ecuador’s second city, tropical Guayaquil, via Lima, Peru’s City of Kings south to the port of Valparaiso, the gateway to Chile’s capital, Santiago.

It’s a voyage packed with on and off shore experiences during which you’ll sample outstanding Peruvian and Chilean food and wines with cuisine prepared by invited executive chefs and Silversea’s Culinary Director. Enthused by the delicious meals, you can take part in workshops and discussions about the gastronomical specialties of South America’s west coast.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Quito, Ecuador, transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Private guided city tour with Equator visit.

Day 3

Fly to the port Guayaquil and embark expedition ship Silver Explorer.

Day 4

At sea, cross into Peruvian waters.

Day 5

Explore Isla Lobos de Tierra, Peru.

Day 6

Arrive Salaverry, Peru. Visit Moche archaeological site and Isla Guañape.

Day 7

Dock at Callao. Visit Larco Herrera museum in Lima.

Day 8

Arrive Paracas. Visit Tambo Colorado and the Ballestas Islands.

Day 9

At sea.

Day 10

Drop anchor at Matarani and visit Arequipa with city tour.

Day 11

Arica, Chile. Excursion into the Andean Atacama desert.

Day 12

At sea.

Day 13

Arrive Antofagasta. Full day excursion to San Pedro de Atacama and Valley of the Moon.

Day 14

Zodiac tour of Pan de Azucar island.

Day 15

Explore Chañaral island, breeding ground for Humboldt penguins.

Day 16

Coquimbo, Chile. Head inland to Elqui valley, where pisco is produced.

Day 17

Arrive in the port of Valparaiso. Transfer inland to Santiago.

Day 18

Transfer to airport for international flight.

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Places visited

Desert etchings
Things to do

Casa Gangotena


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