From Peru to Chile Cruise

Dick Morasch
Peruvian countryside
A local Peruvian woman
Kassi Magruder
Plaza in Lima
Adventure Life
Immerse yourself in the quiet beauty of Pumalin Park
Cahuelmo Fjord, Chile
Mike Louagie
Enjoy the view from the bar.
Francois Lefebvre
Enjoy a gourmet meal at the Gastronomic Restaurant.
This unique 9-day voyage takes you south the Pacific Coast of the South American continent. On the way, fall in love with Matarani, a fishing port isolated between the desert and the mountains. Discover the ancient city of Arequipa, nestled at the heart of a fertile valley and home to magnificent buildings from the colonial era. See the best of this region's culture, history, and landscapes on your exciting trip.

Day 1

    Callao, Peru / Embark

    Arrive in Caollo. Embark Le Boreal around 5:30 PM. Settle into your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

    Day 2

      Callao, Peru / Lima

      Spend your first day exploring this Peruvian gem on one of three optional half-day excursions. Get a feel for colonial and modern Lima on a guided walking tour that takes you through the Main Square, as well as several historic stops before returning to the ship by coach. You can also visit one of Lima's premier attractions, the Gold Museum, which features golden artifacts from the Inca and colonial periods, as well as the Miraflores Indian Market where you can browse handicrafts from all over Peru. Alternately, visit the Pachacamac ruins, about 30km south of Lima. Situated in the Lurin valley, the temples and artifacts found here are indicators of the Pre-colombian culture that flourished in this region.

      Day 3

        At Sea

        Continue to acquaint yourself with the ship as you sail the open seas. Get settled in, explore your ship, or spend time on deck looking for marine wildlife or birdlife.

        Day 4

          Matarani, Peru / Arequipa

          From Matarani, opt to visit Arequipa on an optional full-day excursion. Arequipa, Peru's second largest town, was founded in 1540 and boasts numerous colonial-style mansions, churches and remarkable convents. At 7660 ft. above sea level, Arequipa is located in a truly awe-inspiring setting, dominated by three volcanoes: El Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. It is known locally as the “White City” because most of its buildings were constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries out of soft, bright white volcanic rock extracted from nearby quarries.

          A coach brings you on the 2.5 hour journey to Arequipa. From here, explore on foot to discover the historic gems within this city frozen in time.

          Day 5

            Arica, Chile

            From your port in Arica, choose from several full- and half-day excursions.

            Living the Highland Ancestors takes you to an altitude of 9600 ft as you visit Copaquilla Pukara, an archealogical site; Putre, the region's capital; and Socoroma village, once part of the famed Inca road.

            City Tour & Geoglyphs which takes you to the beautiful Azapa Valley where you can catch a glimpse of centuries-old geoglyphs and to the San Miguel de Azapa Archeological and Anthropological Museum well known for its collection of artifacts and remains of the oldest Chinchorro mummies dating to 6,000-8,000 BC.

            The Chinchorro Culture tour takes you on a drive past the scenic Chinchorro beach, where mummified human remains were unearthed from the sand. Stop at Las Machas Beach to observe the wetland birdlife before a visit to the San Migues de Azapa Archeological and Anthropological Museum. End this tour with a visit to the On-Site Museum in downtown Arica - an "in situ" museum where the mummies discovered here remain today.

            Atacama Coastal Walk takes you by coach slowly past the beautiful views of the El Laucho and La Lisera beach resorts. Have your camera ready for a stop at the Morro de Arica outlook. Continue south along the coast to Carazones/Anzata where your coastal walk begins. Wind through caves, caverns, and other spectacular sites as you make your way toward the Puntilla where sea lions can be see at a short distance.

            Day 6

              At Sea

              Relax as your ship sails southward. Keep your eyes peeled for bird life or marine mammals, or crack open your book while you take in the fresh sea air. If you haven't already, take the time to indulge in your ship's fine amenities.

              Day 7

                Pain de Sucre / Caldera / Bahia Inglesa, Chile

                Spend the morning on the ship as it navigates Pain de Sucre. In the afternoon, your optional excursions both begin in Caldera. Tour the city's historical sights and beaches. Begin at the historical Railway Station, a National Monument, then continue on the southern coast toward the summer resort town of Bahia Inglesa where you can explore on your own before returning to Caldera.

                Alternatively, live an unique experience today by visiting the San Jose Mine, where the 33 Chilean miners stayed trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. Visit the Interpretation Center, learning about this accident through photos, writings and short videos. Additionally, one of the 33 miners is available to reply to questions about this incredible experience.

                Day 8

                  At Sea

                  Spend your last day on board Le Boreal enjoying the open ocean air, relaxing on the deck, or reminiscing about your adventures with new friends.

                  Day 9

                    Valparaiso, Chile / Disembark

                    Following an early breakfast, disembark in Valparaiso. Transfer to airport to continue your travels.

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

                    Please Note:
                    Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

                    Cruise rates include the following:

                    • English speaking lecturer
                    • All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
                    • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
                    • Tea, filter coffee, water, a selection of cruise wines white, red and rosé offered during meals; afternoon tea
                    • Evening entertainment and events
                    • Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
                    • Room service 24h (special selection)
                    • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
                    • Parc entry fees into protected area
                    • Optional Open bar package (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada) to be booked exclusively prior departure

                    Cruise rates do not include:

                    • Airport taxes (subject to modification)
                    • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each “Cruise & Flights” package and for which details are available upon request.
                    • Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
                    • Optional shore excursions
                    • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
                    • Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
                    • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
                    • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
                    • Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable