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Awe-inspiring landscape of Chile

Coastal and Caribbean Explorer: Ushuaia to Martinique

47 Day Sample Cruise aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
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Beginning at the southernmost tip of the Americas and working north, explore the western coast of South America. Stop in beautiful and historic cities as you make your way towards Central America and the Caribbean.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ushuaia / Emabark
Days 2-4 : Cruising around Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel
Day 5 : Puerto Natales, Chile
Days 6-7 : Cruising the Heart of the Chilean Channels
Day 8 : Tortel, Chile
Day 9 : At Sea
Day 10 : Puerto Montt, Chile
Day 11 : Castro - Chiloe, Chile
Day 12 : At Sea
Days 13-14 : Valparaiso, Chile
Days 15-16 : At Sea
Day 17 : Iquique, Chile
Day 18 : Arica, Chile
Day 19 : Matarani, Peru
Day 20 : San Juan Marcona / Nazca, Peru
Days 21-22 : Callao - Lima, Peru
Day 23 : Salaverry / Trujillo, Peru
Day 24 : At Sea
Day 25 : Cruising Rio Guayas - Guayaquil, Ecuador
Day 26 : Guayaquil, Ecuador
Days 27-28 : At Sea
Day 29 : Quepos, Costa Rica
Day 30 : San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Day 31 : At Sea
Day 32 : Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Day 33 : Corinto, Nicaragua
Day 34 : At Sea
Day 35 : Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Day 36 : At Sea
Day 37 : Fuerte Amador, Panama
Day 38 : Crossing the Panama Canal
Day 39 : Holandes Cayes, Panama
Day 40 : Catagena, Colombia
Day 41 : At Sea
Day 42 : Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Day 43 : Los Roques, Venezuela
Day 44 : St. Georges, Grenada
Day 45 : Bequia, St. Vincent des Grenadines
Day 46 : Marigot & Soufriere, Ste. Lucia
Day 47 : Fort de France, Martinique

Ship

Le Boreal (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Awe-inspiring landscape of Chile Plaza in Lima Machu Picchu Sunset on a typical colonial facade Ship in the locks of the Panama Canal Lounge by the pool. Pelicans hanging out in the ocean

Day 1 Ushuaia / Emabark

Arrive in Ushuaia and board Le Boreal between 5:30 and 6:30 PM. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

Day 2-4 Cruising around Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel

This port of call depends on weather conditions.

Your first contact with the land at the end of the world will be the Cape Horn promontory, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2005. Known to sailors simply as "the Horn," the summit of this spectacular cliff has a sculpture in the shape of an albatross to honour all those who have perished trying to sail around it. A unique experience awaits you on your cruise through the Beagle Channel. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Tierra del Fuego (literally "land of fire") National Park.

Day 5 Puerto Natales, Chile

Puerto Natales appears at the end of the Ultima Esperanza Sound. An ideal point from which to cross the Andes, the town is in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park and the Andean scenery here is breathtaking.

Day 6-7 Cruising the Heart of the Chilean Channels

Spend two glorious days discovering the Chilean Channels at the foot of the Darwin Cordillera mountain range and venture right into the heart of this maze of fjords to see the glaciers which tumble into the sea at the end of them. Sea lions, fur seals and dolphins are completely at home in the unspoiled grandiose nature of this region.

Day 8 Tortel, Chile

This small Patagonian village with its curious architecture – houses on stilts linked by a maze of piers, walkways and endless stairs which make up the roads – clings to a hillside in total isolation amidst the glaciers, lakes, forests and mountains. This is a unique opportunity to meet the locals who are always very welcoming to Le Boreal passengers.

Day 9 At Sea

Take advantage of on board amenities or simply enjoy the view as you sail the open ocean.

Day 10 Puerto Montt, Chile

Located on Latitude 40 degrees South, this lovely region boasts an incredible concentration of volcanic cones, like Lanin or the spectacular snow-capped Orsono volcano, as well as lush natural flora.

Day 11 Castro - Chiloe, Chile

To the north of the Magellan Strait is a large island called Chiloe, which is very different from the rest of the country. Not just because of the gentler countryside but because of its mixed cultural heritage. Castro is the capital of this island, which is home to around 150 churches famous for their striking architecture - sixteen are registered as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Day 12 At Sea

Take a much-needed rest while cruising the ocean as you prepare for the next stops on your adventure.

Day 13-14 Valparaiso, Chile

The port city of Valparaiso, meaning "paradise valley," is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the central region of Chile. Dominated by 44 hills forming a natural amphitheater overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its delightful funicular railways and colorful hillside dwellings, this is one of the most charismatic and historic ports in South America.

Day 15-16 At Sea

As you cruise the open ocean, keep an eye out for bird life or marine mammals. Explore the ship or just take some time to relax with your favorite book.

Day 17 Iquique, Chile

Located between the sea and the desert, the town of Iquique takes pride in its outstanding historic center. In this legacy of the wealthy "White Gold Rush," find former residences with finely wrought facades and colorful buildings that bear witness to this opulent period.

Day 18 Arica, Chile

Known as the City of Eternal Spring, Arica is much admired for its rich golden sandy beaches and historic sites. From here you will have the opportunity to explore the Lauca National Park, a renowned UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Day 19 Matarani, Peru

The small fishing port of Matarani is cut off between desert and mountain and offers a chance to visit the lovely colonial town of Arequipa, who's brilliant white houses of volcanic stone have earned it the nickname "the white town." The Santa Catalina Convent is well worth visiting, home to a community of Carmelites for over 400 years, now open to the public.

Day 20 San Juan Marcona / Nazca, Peru

An excellent optional excursion offers you the unique opportunity to fly over the famous Nazca lines. Enigmatic and mysterious, many wonder about their origins: are they an astronomical calendar or ritual paths dedicated to the gods? No one knows as this magical place has guarded its secret since the 1930s. Three-hundred fifty giant geometric shapes include figures such as a spider, a monkey and a bird carved into the ground by the world’s oldest, pre-Incan civilization.

Day 21-22 Callao - Lima, Peru

An exciting modern metropolis, Lima also offers fine examples of colonial architecture and many museums, including the famous Gold Museum. From here you have the opportunity of a lifetime to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.

Day 23 Salaverry / Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo's historic colonial residences, the Iturregui Palace and Place d’Armes, have helped the city retain much of its former charm. Not far from here you will find the Chan Chan site, the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas which once stored large quantities of gold, silver and valuable pottery.

Day 24 At Sea

From the ship deck, watch the landscape change as you sail Northward.

Day 25 Cruising Rio Guayas - Guayaquil, Ecuador

Port details pending.

Day 26 Guayaquil, Ecuador

Port details pending with a possible disembarkation.

Day 27-28 At Sea

Enjoy the open ocean as you prepare for the Central American leg of your journey.

Day 29 Quepos, Costa Rica

Port details pending.

Day 30 San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Port details pending.

Day 31 At Sea

Take advantage of on board amenities or simply enjoy the view as you sail the open ocean.

Day 32 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Port details pending.

Day 33 Corinto, Nicaragua

Port details pending.

Day 34 At Sea

Take advantage of on board amenities or simply enjoy the view as you sail the open ocean.

Day 35 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Port details pending with a possible disembarkation.

Day 36 At Sea

Take advantage of on board amenities or simply enjoy the view as you sail the open ocean.

Day 37 Fuerte Amador, Panama

Port details pending.

Day 38 Crossing the Panama Canal

Enjoy the day from the deck as you pass through the historic Panama Canal locks and begin the Caribbean leg of your voyage.

Day 39 Holandes Cayes, Panama

Port details pending.

Day 40 Catagena, Colombia

Port details pending.

Day 41 At Sea

Take advantage of on board amenities or simply enjoy the view as you sail the open ocean.

Day 42 Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Off the Venezuelan coast lie the leeward Dutch West Indie islands. Wonderfully evocative names and white sandy beaches await you in Curacao, lying at the foot of Mount Christofel.

Embarkation possible at Curacao.

Day 43 Los Roques, Venezuela

Port details pending.

Day 44 St. Georges, Grenada

The capital of Grenada, St. George lies at the end of a beautiful bay. A particularly picturesque little town wrapped round the port, St. George has retained colonial era red roofed pastel-colored architecture. Surrounded by untamed tropical forests, pristine beaches and numerous waterfalls, this is a truly enchanting destination.

Day 45 Bequia, St. Vincent des Grenadines

Port details pending.

Day 46 Marigot & Soufriere, Ste. Lucia

The exuberant unspoiled nature of the vegetation on Ste. Lucia ensures this island’s status as one of the Caribbean’s real gems. Covered in tropical forests and valleys, the island features two distinctive volcanic pitons like two giant cones rising up out of the sea near Soufriere. As you travel through the forest, pause to visit a superb tropical garden and some sulphur springs.

Day 47 Fort de France, Martinique

After an early breakfast on board, disembark in Fort de France on the island of Martinique. Transport to airport to continue your travels.

Le Boreal (CDP)

Per person starting at
Superior Stateroom
Superior Stateroom
$0
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Prestige or Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom
$0
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
$0
Deck 4, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
$0
Deck 5, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
$0
Deck 6, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suites
$0
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite - Deck 5
$0
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite - Deck 6
$0
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
Owners Suite
$0
1 suite, 484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phon

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- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

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