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12-night Jewels of Latin America Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
L'Austral
Destination:
Puerto Quetzal/Lima (Callao)
Departure Date:
10/19/2020
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1350316
from
$4720


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Puerto Quetzal
10/19/2020
10/19/2020 7:00:00 PM

Puerto Quetzal, on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, gives access to Guatemala City, the capital, beaches and some significant historical sites. Magnificent buildings of the colonial period remain at Antigua, the colonial capital, located near Guatemala City. Guatemala was the center of the old Mayan civilization, and many sites from the classic Mayan period (3rd-10th century AD) have been excavated and studied. The largest of these is Tikal in the northern lowlands, where some 3,000 structures, including tall temple pyramids as well as plazas and monuments, cover an area of about 6 sq miles. Thought to have sustained a population of 50,000 at its peak, it was abandoned for unknown reasons at the end of the 10th century.

At Sea
10/20/2020
10/20/2020

No information currently available.

San Juan Del Sur
10/21/2020
10/21/2020

San Juan Del Sur is the port of entry on the Pacific coast to Nicaragua, the largest republic of Central America. From here you can visit Granada, which lies at the foot of Mombacho Volcano on the northwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua. Founded in 1523 Granada was raided by pirates from the Caribbean many times in the 17th century and William Walker sacked and burned the city in 1857. Granada is typically Spanish in appearance and features many fine mansions and massive ornate churches.

Granada, Nicaragua
10/21/2020
10/21/2020

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Puerto Caldera
Suggested Private Excursion
10/22/2020
10/22/2020

From Costa Rica's central coastal city of Puerto Caldera visitors can explore the mountainous countryside and travel inland to the cosmopolitan capital of San Jose.

Suggested Private Excursions

Puerto Caldera: Carara National Park & Rio Tarcoles Mangrove Tour - 8 hours

Caldera: Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure Tour - 6.5 hours

Caldera: Carara National Park Tour - 6 hours

Quepos
10/23/2020
10/23/2020

Microclimates characterize Costa Rica, but in a nation of verdant rain forest, the region around Quepos, on Coronado Bay is one of the richest and most bio-diverse places on earth. Its unspoiled natural beauty has secretly drawn visitors for decades and a cottage tourism industry has arisen to accommodate city-dwellers seeking a glimpse of the planet's vanishing wilds. Try to visit the Mangroves, rainforest and Manuel Antonio National Park where you can se howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths, crocodiles and iguanas.

Casa Orquideas
10/24/2020
10/24/2020

Casa de Orquideas also known as the real-life Garden of Eden, is a short 25 minute boat ride from Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica. Casa de Oruideas was founded 30 years ago by American expats Ron and Trudy McAllister. Self-taught botanists, the pair have collections of tropical fruit trees, bromeliads, cycads, palms, heliconias, ornamental plants and varieties of orchids.



Visitors can take a 2 hour guided tour and experience sweet tasting seeds, smell fresh grown vanilla beans and marvel at nature’s beauties.

At Sea
10/25/2020
10/25/2020

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At Sea
10/26/2020
10/26/2020

No information currently available.

Guayaquil
10/27/2020
10/27/2020

This tropical city of over two million people spreads out along the banks of chocolate-colored Guayas River, about 12 miles from Gulf of Guayaquil. The river, navigable for the largest of ocean vessels, makes this one of the Pacific's most important and best-protected ports. Visitors find the city itself is primarily valued as a gateway for the Galapagos Island and the rest of the country. Ecuador's scenic capital Quito can be reached via a 45-minute flight from Guayaquil. Lush green hillsides, snow-capped volcano cones and brilliant sunshine combine to make the city a charming surprise. Guayaquil offers a rich and interesting history. The meeting of Bolivar and San Martin is commemorated with the colonnaded La Rotunda facing the river. Other attractions include Colon Park where the city was founded, the Santo Domingo Church and the cemetery, often called the White City. With its elaborate tombs and monuments, this is one of South America's most striking burial grounds.

At Sea
10/28/2020
10/28/2020

No information currently available.

Salaverry
Suggested Private Excursion
10/29/2020
10/29/2020

This is the port for Trujillo, the "Lordly City," whose elegant mansions and churches reflect the aristocracy of the Spanish colonial era. Here you may opt for a thrilling excursion to Chan-Chan, an immense and magnificent enclave that since A.D. 1300 has been the center of the sophisticated Chim culture.

Suggested Private Excursions

SALAVERRY: Moche ancient oracles - 3.5 hours

SALAVERRY: Huaca Dragon and Chan Chan - 3.5 hours

SALAVERRY: El Brujo Archeological Complex and Dama de Cao Museum - 5 hours

Trujillo (Salaverry), Peru
10/29/2020
10/29/2020

The essence of Trujillo. Trujillo, Peru - Peru's most important northern city, is summed up each year during the floral Spring Festival. Barefoot women wearing white lace skirts and blouses, with ornate gold filigree ornaments dangling from their earlobes, spin and whirl through the streets in the traditional marinera dance. Charming, simple, formal and delicate - all are characteristics of this coastal city, making it the perfect spot to explore Peru's gentle but fiercely patriotic north. Trujillo is also noted for its colorful colonial architecture, with building painted in bright blues, yellows, reds and oranges. A circular street called Espana encloses the center of town, and most of the fascinating city sites are within this ring. Trujillo is an excellent place to sample ceviche ( a mixture of raw fishes marinated in a lime juice marinade) and other local seafood. On the fringe of Trujillo are the ruins of Chan Chan, possible the world's largest adobe city that was, at one time, home to the Chimu Indian tribe. Nearby Huanchaco Beach is a great spot for surfers, and an outgoing, friendly fishing village. The fisherman still utilize the handmade totora reed boats, called caballitos (little horses) because of the way they are ridden: riders do not sit on the boats, but straddle them on their knees. The design of these curved, peapod-shaped boats has changed little from the craft used by pre-Inca fishing tribes. Further north is Piura, Peru, a hot commercial city best known for its folk dance, the tondero, and the black magic practiced by the descendents of black slaves. The tondero is a lively, barefoot Afro-Peruvian dance accompanied by strong rhythmic music and dancers in multicolored outfids. Many Lima business executives travel to this region every year to consult with the area's brujos - witches, folk healers and fortune tellers.

Chan Chan
10/29/2020
10/29/2020

No information currently available.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
10/19/2020
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • UNESCO sites: the archaeological site of Chan Chan from Salaverry; the historic centres of Quito and Cuenca from Guayaquil; Lima and Machu Picchu from Callao; La Antigua Guatemala from Puerto Quetzal.
  • Discovering an exceptional architectural heritage, between Granada and its many Andalusian-Moorish constructions (from San Juan del Sur), Lima and Trujillo and their rich colonial heritage.
  • Visiting one of the national parks of Costa Rica, pristine natural sanctuaries that cover almost a quarter of the country.
  • Before your cruise, you will have the opportunity to discover the famous Tikal pyramid, one of the major sites in pre-Columbian Maya culture.
  • After your cruise, the chance to discover the mythical site of Machu Picchu from Callao.
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1350316

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