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Valparaiso, Chile

Guayaquil to Valparaiso

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Silver Wind invites you on an adventurous journey across the world's driest desert, the unique Altiplanic fauna, Peruvian culture, the mythical Nazca Lines, and world-class gastronomy. This 12-day South American adventure cruise provides an insider's perspective on Peru and Chile's large, varied, and diversified regions. This experience is enhanced significantly by the efforts of Adobe architecture and, of course, your expedition team members.
Colorful streets of ValparaisoViews from Valparaiso, ChileRoad along coastline of ValparaisoFlag and church in GuayaquilLighthouse on the coast near LimaExplore La SerenaValparaiso, Chile
Highlights
  • Discover the largest city in Ecuador, Guayaquil which is home to a bustling port and beautiful beaches.
  • Explore the rich history, diverse culture and the natural beauty of Lima, Peru.
  • Sail through the magnificent natural beauty and inviting beaches of Paracas, Peru
  • Enjoy the romantic old town, built during colonial times and features cobblestone streets of Valparaiso, Chile.
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Day 1: Guayaquil, Equador | Embark

The second major jumping-off point for the Galapagos Islands after Quito is a little city with a big heart. A seaport 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.

Day 2: Day at sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading, or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring the shoreside.

Day 3: Salaverry, Peru

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ancient cultures and magical ruins wait to be discovered along Peru’s compelling western coastline. With the Andes rising nearby, and the deep blue Pacific’s waves lapping against its sun-parched shores, this is a unique and inspiring place, where wonders from yesteryear exhibit amazing geometric patterns and stylized artwork. Salaverry welcomes you ashore close to Trujillo, Peru’s second-largest city, set in a land scattered with impressive ruins and archaeological treasures left by ancient civilizations.

Included Shore Excursions
- Trujillo, Huacas de Moche and Peruvian Paso Horse
- The Ceviche Experience
- Discovering the Moon Temple

Day 4: Lima (Callao), Peru

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Splashing color and culture into the arid Peruvian landscape, Lima is a city bedecked with grand colonial splendor. Founded in 1535, this sprawling capital enjoys a breezy oceanfront location and forms one of the world's largest desert cities. A place of sharp contrasts, almost 10 million people are packed into the city, occupying vastly different living conditions. Visit for an unfiltered experience of this richly layered place of ancient history, colonial relics, and dazzling flavors. 

Included Shore Excursions
- Larco Herrera and Lunch at Huaca Pucllana
- Palomino Island
- Wetlands and Biking Adventure

Day 5: Paracas, Peru

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The port city of Paracas is blessed with magnificent natural beauty and rich historical importance, offerings inviting beaches, ideal weather, and pleasant scenery — a combination that draws visitors throughout the year. The shores of the Paracas Peninsula and waters of the bay teem with wildlife and have been declared a national reserve. Condors frequently can be seen gliding on the sea winds or perched on the cliffs; pink flamingos often rest here on their migratory flights. The complex interaction between wind and ocean, sun and land has transformed this region into a kind of lunarscape under an equatorial sun. Another reason for travelers to come to this area is its proximity to the famous and mysterious Nazca Lines.

Included Shore Excursions
- Ballestas Islands
- Exclusive Pisco Tasting & Afro-Peruvian Show with Lunch
- A Taste of Southern Breeze
- Hiking Paracas National Reserve



 

Day 6: Day at sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading, or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring the shoreside.

Day 7: Arica, Chile

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arica is Chile’s northernmost city and the capital of the Region of Arica and Parinacota. Its 240,000 inhabitants make up almost 98% of the region’s population. With an average temperature of 18 degrees, Celsius Arica is known as the “city of eternal spring”. Although it is within the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places in the world, and several years can pass before it rains in the city, a fertile river valley dissects it. Fruit and vegetables are produced there and Arica is famous for its olives. Arica’s port had been important for the Spanish Empire since 1545 when silver was brought down to the coast from Potosi (Bolivia) –this attracted English and Dutch pirates which looted Arica on several occasions. Today the port serves as a free port for goods from landlocked Bolivia.

Included Shore Excursions
- Flavors of a Fertile Valley in the Desert
- The Highland Ancestors Villages – Heritage
- Lauca National Park
- Arica & Environs
- Atacama Coastal Walk
 

Day 8: Day at sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading, or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring the shoreside.

Day 9: Antofagasta, Chile

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
If archaeological zones, landscaped plazas, and well, giant hands, are your travel cup of tea then look no further than Antofagasta. Set between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains, the city is Chile’s second most populated place, and by far the largest in the northern region. Once the country’s primary export port, notably for minerals including nitrate and later, silver, today Antofagasta is still the country’s center for mineral mining. Antofagasta was once part of Bolivia and only became Chilean in 1904 after it was captured in the War of the Pacific. Under the subsequent treaty, Chile agreed to construct a rail link to Bolivia in return for the city. Today the city still enjoys relative stress-free travel to La Paz, through some of the most scenic and spectacular landscapes in the world.

Included Shore Excursions
- Sights in the Atacama Desert with Pachamama Ceremony
- Highlights of Antofagasta with appetizers demonstration
- Scanning the Past: Mining in Chile
- Sunset and stars in the desert
 

Day 10: Isla Pan de Azucar, Chile

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Isla Pan de Azucar is the largest of several rock formations of highly metamorphosed sandstone and mudstone in front of a small ranger station at Caleta Pan de Azucar within the Pan de Azucar National Park. The national park of 43754 hectares straddles two of Chile’s regions, but just 1.1 square kilometers are formed by Isla Pan de Azucar, the neighboring Las Chatas islets, and Las Mariposas (Butterfly) rocks. To protect the South American sea lions and elusive marine otters seen on the island and islets, the park does not permit landings. Ships are not allowed to anchor either and even Zodiacs cruising along the shores need to be accompanied by local boats. During a Zodiac cruise, several bird species including Humboldt Penguins, Inca Terns, Kelp Gulls, Peruvian Boobies, as well as Peruvian Pelicans, Peruvian Diving-Petrels, Red-legged Cormorants, and Turkey Vultures might be seen closer.

Included Shore Excursions
- Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
 

Day 11: Coquimbo, Chile

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The name Coquimbo is derived from a native Diaguita word meaning 'place of calm waters'. In fact, Charles Darwin had noted that the town was 'remarkable for nothing but its extreme quietness. Since then, Coquimbo has developed into a bustling port and the region's major commercial and industrial center from which minerals, fish products, and fruits are exported. Used during the colonial period as a port for La Serena, Coquimbo attracted attention from English pirates, including Sir Francis Drake, who visited in 1578. Visitors enjoy strolling around the town, admiring some of the elaborate woodwork handcrafted on buildings by early British and American settlers. These wooden buildings are among Chile's most interesting historical structures. Out of town, the area offers some fine beaches in a desert-like setting. Coquimbo serves as a gateway to the popular resort town of La Serena and trips farther into the Elqui Valley, known as the production center for Chile's national drink, pisco sour. The valley is also home to several international observatories that take advantage of the region's exceptional atmospheric conditions.

Included Shore Excursions
- Coquimbo & La Serena Highlights
- Enchanted Valley Petroglyphs
- Elqui Valley
- A Visit to Tabali Winery
 

Day 12: Valparaiso, Chile | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Since time immemorial Valparaiso has inspired writers, poets, musicians, and artists alike. If the city is still a little rough around the edges, this only adds to its bohemian ambiance; the architecture, style, street art, nightlife, and live music scenes of Valparaiso are some of the best in the world. Add colorful clifftop homes to the mix and you'll soon see why Valparaiso is many people's favorite Chilean city. The city was founded in 1536 by Spanish conquistador Juan de Saavedra, who named the city after his birthplace. Many of the colonial buildings he implemented are still standing today, despite the rain, wind, fire, and several earthquakes (one of which almost leveled the city in 1906). 

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Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views and comfortable sitting area. One bedroom: 240 sq ft / (22 sq m) One bedroom: Suite 738: 325 sq ft / (30 sq m).
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Classic Veranda Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and comfortable sitting area. One bedroom: 295 sq ft / (27 sq m) including veranda.
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Deluxe Verdana Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and comfortable sitting area. One bedroom: 295 sq ft / (27 sq m) including veranda.
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Medallion Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a comfortable sitting area. One-bedroom Suite 741 has a single bedroom and measures 667 sq ft / 62 (sq m.) Two-bedroom Suites 801–804: 441 sq ft / 41 (sq m) including veranda.
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Silver Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a comfortable sitting area. One bedroom: 517 sq ft / (54 sq m) including veranda.
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Royal Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Large teak veranda and a separate dining area and bar. Royal Suite - 736 sq ft / (69 sq m) including veranda. Two-bedroom - 1,031 sq ft / (96 square meters) including veranda.
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Grand Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Large teak veranda and a separate dining area and bar. One bedroom: 1,019 sq ft / (95 sq m) including veranda. Two-bedroom - 1,314 sq ft / (122 sq m) plus veranda.
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Owner's Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Large teak veranda and a separate dining area and bar. One-bedroom: 587 sq ft / (55 sq m) including veranda. Two-bedroom - 827 sq ft / (77 sq m) plus veranda.
Included
  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • 11 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Personalized Service with a Butler for all Suites
  • Complimentary Parka 
  • One hour free WIFI per day for all guests. Unlimited free WIFI for guests sailing on select suite categories.
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare.
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare.
  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day

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