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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cartagena, Colombia

Coquimbo, Chile

Fortaleza, Brazil

Iguasu Falls

Lima/Callao, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Montevideo, Uruguay

Paraty, Brazil

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto San Martin/Pisco, Peru

Punta Arenas, Chile

Rio De Janeiro

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Salvador, Brazil

Santiago / Valparaiso, Chile

Ushuaia, Argentina

Note: Many PortCompass tours are private or semi-private car/van excursions and, as such, have minimum passenger requirements. If necessary, we will try to connect you with others to form a group with sizes typically ranging from 2 to 15 pax. We are usually able to offer Grow-A-Group discounts for larger groups and reserve the right to grow the group during periods of high demand.
 
Compared to ship tours (which are usually 40 to 50 pax per group), PortCompass tours are far more personal, yet are usually below ship prices. Our pricing comparisons are based on a survey of several different cruise lines. However, cruise lines can change their prices without notice, so these comparisons should only be used as guidelines.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Full Day Buenos Aires City Tour + Tigre Cruise combo

Order code: NUE-CTTIG

Approx. 7.5-8.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This tour combines a City Tour with a Tigre cruise. Includes ship/hotel transfers. Airport transfer available at extra cost. This tour is private/semi-private but the cruise is on a public conveyance. Participants wearing shorts or short skirts are not permitted to enter the Cathedral. Tour order may be reversed at guide's discretion.

Those who are embarking/disembarking in Buenos Aires with a full day to explore the city have several PortCompass choices to maximize their time. For those who are interested in seeing both the city and the countryside, this "Full-day City Tour plus Tigre Delta Cruise" is a good choice.

(For those who love exploring cities and find half day tour too short, the "Fall-in-Love-with-BA" tour below is the one to go with). This combo tour is perfect for those who have a full day in Buenos Aires and want a varied itinerary. This tour showcases the city's sights as well as a cruise on the delta (Those who prefer to spend all their time in the city should check out our "Fall-in-Love-With-B.A" tour below).

On this city sightseeing tour, one quickly realizes why Buenos Aires is often referred to as the "The Paris of South America". This city is open and spacious with an abundance of parkland and elegant shops. Drive down one of the widest boulevards in the world, the 9 de Julio, past the Obelisk commemorating 100 years of the first national government.

You will stop at the Plaza de Mayo bordered by the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral with the Mausoleum of San Martin and the Cabildo, the Colonial town hall. Drive to Caminito in colourful La Boca where the first Italian immigrants settled in 1851.

No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without seeing the remarkable and unique Recoleta Cemetery, the city's aristocratic cemetery, where you will visit Evita Peron's tomb.

The tour also takes you through the fashionable Recoleta Quarter where the exclusive shops and restaurants are located.

The Tigre Delta portion of tour begins with a drive along Avenida del Libertador, the most beautiful access to downtown Buenos Aires, passing the residential suburban neighborhoods with their calm narrow roads, yacht clubs and luxury homes. A stop will be made in San Isidro to visit the Cathedral and Main Plaza.

Arriving at the small town of Tigre, you will see why for more than 100 years, the maze of rivers and channels of the Tigre Delta have been a favorite weekend getaway for "Porteños" (inhabitants of Buenos Aires).

Leaving behind the bustling city, you will enter a world that has changed very little since the 1920's. Departing from the Tigre pier aboard a motor launch, the green labyrinth of channels and streams invite you to explore the nature of its islands, enjoy views of the beautiful riverside villas, Victorian docks, English gardens and traditional rowing and boating clubs.

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Full-Day Fall-in-Love-with-B.A. Custom Tour

Order code: NUE-CUSTOM

Approx. 7hr

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi private tour. Lunch/dinner is at own expense. Includes ship/hotel transfers. Airport transfer available at extra cost.

Those who are embarking/disembarking in Buenos Aires with a full day to explore the city have several PortCompass choices to maximize their time. For those who love exploring cities and find half day tour too short, this "Fall-in-Love-with-BA" tour is the one to go with. (For those who are interested in seeing both the city and the countryside, the "Full-day City Tour plus Tigre Delta Cruise" above is a good choice).

This is a 7 hour tour that allows you to take the half day city-tour itinerary and expand it in any way you wish. (If you require a tour that is longer than 7 hrs, just ask us for a new quote). You can linger longer in places that are already on the itinerary, avoid sites that are of no interest, and (if on a weekend) you can spend a great deal of time at one or two of B.A.'s famous colorful weekend outdoor markets.

You can choose your location for lunch, using the guide as a resource if you want advice. One choice for weekends is to lunch in an open-air cafe at one of the weekend markets, where often you will see tango demonstrations spontaneously combust right on the sidewalks.

The beauty of this tour is: you customize it. Antique buffs can stay longer at the San Telmo market, serious shoppers can ask for an hour at Florida Street (home of many leather-goods dealers and a great shopping mecca), cathedral lovers can linger at the churches. And you never worry about your luggage - the driver stays with the vehicle and your luggage at all times.

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Highlights of Buenos Aires

Order code: NUE-PCT4H

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch not included. Participants wearing shorts or short skirts are not permitted to enter the Cathedral.

This tour is perfect for those beginning or ending their cruise in Buenos Aires. Includes ship/hotel transfers. Airport transfer available at extra cost.

On this city sightseeing tour one quickly realizes why Buenos Aires is often referred to as the "The Paris of South America". This city is open and spacious with an abundance of parkland and elegant shops. Drive down one of the widest boulevards in the world, the 9 de Julio, past the Obelisk commemorating 100 years of the first national government.

You will stop at the Plaza de Mayo bordered by the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral with the Mausoleum of San Martin and the Cabildo, the Colonial town hall. Drive to Caminito in colorful La Boca where the first Italian immigrants settled in 1851.

No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without seeing the remarkable and unique Recoleta Cemetery, the city's aristocratic cemetery, where you will visit Evita Peron's tomb.

Finally, the tour takes you through the fashionable Recoleta Quarter where the exclusive shops and restaurants are located. Tour concludes at Airport, Hotel or Pier.

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Half Day Tigre Delta Cruise

Order code: NUE-PTIGR

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour which includes hotel/ship transfers. Includes delta cruise on motor launch on a group basis. Participants wearing shorts or short skirts are not permitted to enter the Cathedral. Tour order may be reversed.

This tour is perfect for those beginning or ending their cruise in Buenos Aires. Includes ship/hotel transfers. Airport transfer available at extra cost.

Your tour begins with a drive along Avenida del Libertador, the most beautiful access to downtown Buenos Aires, passing the residential suburban neighborhoods with their calm narrow roads, yacht clubs and luxury homes. A stop will be made in San Isidro to visit the Cathedral and Main Plaza.

Arriving at the small town of Tigre, you will see why for more than 100 years, the maze of rivers and channels of the Tigre Delta have been a favorite weekend getaway for "Porteños" (inhabitants of Buenos Aires).

Leaving behind the bustling city, you will enter a world that has changed very little since the 1920's. Departing from the Tigre pier aboard a motor launch, the green labyrinth of channels and streams invite you to explore the nature of its islands, enjoy views of the beautiful riverside villas, Victorian docks, English gardens and traditional rowing and boating clubs.

Tour concludes at Airport, Hotel or Pier.

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Buenos Aires City and Jewish Highlights

Order code: NUE-BAJWH

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Lunch is not included. Synagogue is open Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons only only. On other days of the week, you may visit Holocaust Museum instead (entrance fee not included). If you wish to add either of these places, please inquire about the extra cost, and an extra 1 hr of touring time. We recommend that guests dress appropriately to enter the Synagogue. For security reasons we will need a list of all the names of the passengers interested in this tour as required for entry into the Synagogue.

This tour combines an introduction to the long-standing Jewish community in Buenos Aires, with an overview of both historical and current events, and allows guests to enjoy the main highlights of Buenos Aires as well. Includes ship/hotel transfers. Airport transfer available at extra cost.

On this city sightseeing tour one quickly realizes why Buenos Aires is often referred to as the "The Paris of South America". This city is open and spacious with an abundance of parkland and elegant shops.

You will travel first to the Plaza de Mayo to visit the Casa Rosada Government Palace, Cabildo Colonial Town Hall, the magnificent Cathedral, National Congress Building, and the De Mayo Pyramid Monument to the "May Revolution". From here you travel by the Old Port where the 1st Jewish Immigrants arrived en route to La Boca Caminito to visit the area where the first Italian Immigrants settled in 1851, with its colorfully painted buildings and houses.

Next, travel to Recoleta to visit the former Israeli Embassy Memorial Plaza. You will see the corner where the Israeli Embassy was located before a bomb attack destroyed the building in 1992, as well as the memorial place which is a monument to the people whose lives were taken in that attack. Then you'll see the place where the Jewish community met to ask for justice for the 2 attacks against the Embassy and the AMIA (Mutual Association Israelite Argentina).

From here, you will travel by the AMIA Building, the aristocratic Recoleta Cemetery where Evita Peron's Tomb is located, Bar la Biela, and the Plaza Francia to the Belgrano neighbourhood to visit the Latin American Rabbinic Seminary.

Later the coach will travel by local Jewish Schools for an OPTIONAL visit to an area Synagogue (extra cost and 1 extra hour; open Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons only) or Holocaust Museum (entrance fee not included).

You will travel to the beautiful Palermo Park Gardens to visit the lush Roses and Japanese Gardens. Your coach will travel by the American Ambassador's Residence and along the famous Libertador Avenue. Tour concludes at Airport, Hotel or Pier.

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Gaucho Fiesta, inclu BBQ Asado Lunch & Hotel Transfers (SIB)

Order code: NUE-GASIB

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a group (SIB) tour, with pickup/dropoff from major hotels only. Includes hotel/ship transfer, asado barbeque lunch, folkloric show (music/dance), and horsemanship demonstration.

This tour is ideal for those who want to spend a day out in the countryside and see ranch life as it has been for many generations.

This is a group (SIB) tour, with pickup/dropoff from major hotels only. If you require pickup/dropoff from the ship or airport, or wish to have private guide, please see our other Gaucho Fiesta tour below.

Spend a lovely day in the countryside driving through the rich farming area of the pampas and visiting a typical Argentine ranch where you will be welcomed with "empanadas" (a meat pie), wine and juice, followed by a typical Argentine barbecue or "asado". Local musicians will entertain you with traditional music and dance while you enjoy your meal. Audience participation is appreciated!

Following lunch, the famous "Gauchos" from the Pampas region will demonstrate their athletic skills and horsemanship, leaving you with an unforgettable memory of the grasslands of Argentina. There will be time after the show to stroll the grounds, ride horses, visit the museum or enjoy handicraft shopping before you depart.

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Gaucho Fiesta, inclu BBQ Asado Lunch & Private Transfer

Order code: NUE-PGAU

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes private hotel/ship transfer, asado barbeque lunch, folkloric show (music/dance), and horsemanship demonstration. This includes a private transfer with a private guide throughout the day at the estancia.

This tour is ideal for those who want to spend a day out in the countryside and see ranch life as it has been for many generations.

Includes ship/hotel transfers. Airport transfer available at extra cost for those with late night flights. If you are staying at a major hotel and do not need a private guide, we offer a group (SIB) tour (see above).

Spend a lovely day in the countryside driving through the rich farming area of the pampas and visiting a typical Argentine ranch where you will be welcomed with "empanadas" (a meat pie), wine and juice, followed by a typical Argentine barbecue or "asado". Local musicians will entertain you with traditional music and dance while you enjoy your meal. Audience participation is appreciated!

Following lunch, the famous "Gauchos" from the Pampas region will demonstrate their athletic skills and horsemanship, leaving you with an unforgettable memory of the grasslands of Argentina. There will be time after the show to stroll the grounds, ride horses, visit the museum or enjoy handicraft shopping before you depart.

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Tango Show, with Hotel Transfer (SIB)

Order code: NUE-TANGO

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Does not include dinner. Includes group SIB (Seat-In-Bus) transfers with pickup/dropoff at major hotels (no guide during transfer). (Note: If a pickup/dropoff at ship is required, please refer to "Tango Show, with Private Transfer").

This show (no dinner is included) is perfect for those who are coming back from an afternoon tour and have limited time in the evening.

Pickup from major hotels for a sensual extravaganza of Argentinian tango music and dancing. Their impassioned moves and stamina will leave you breathless. This performance is at a leading tango venue in the historic San Telmo District. Andean music featuring haunting flutes, pan flutes and other traditional instruments will also be performed. Dropoff at hotel after show. This show is available every night.

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Tango Show, with Private Transfer

Order code: NUE-PTANG

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Dinner is not included. Includes private transfer with pickup/dropoff at ship or hotels (no guide during transfer). (Note: If you are staying at a major hotel, you may wish to lower the cost by considering "Tango Show, with Hotel Transfer (SIB)" instead).

This show (no dinner is included) is perfect for those who have limited time in the evening and need transfers between the venue and a hotel or ship.

Enjoy a sensual extravaganza of Argentinian tango music and dancing. Their impassioned moves and stamina will leave you breathless. This performance is at a leading tango venue in the historic San Telmo District. Andean music featuring haunting flutes, pan flutes and other traditional instruments will also be performed.

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Tango Show & Dinner, with Hotel Transfer (SIB)

Order code: NUE-TANDI

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes dinner and show. Includes group SIB (Seat-In-Bus) transfers with pickup/dropoff at major hotels (no guide during transfer). (Note: If a pickup/dropoff at ship is required, please refer to "Tango Show & Dinner, with Private Transfer").

This show includes dinner (which some cruise lines do not include).

Enjoy a sensual extravaganza of Argentinian tango music and dancing. Their impassioned moves and stamina will leave you breathless. This performance is at a leading tango venue and includes dinner. Andean music featuring haunting flutes, pan flutes and other traditional instruments will also be performed. This show is available every night.

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Tango Show & Dinner, with Private Transfer

Order code: NUE-PTAND

Approx. 4.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes dinner and show. Includes private transfer with pickup/dropoff at ship or hotels (no guide during transfer). (Note: If you are staying at a major hotel, you may wish to lower the cost by considering "Tango Show and Dinner, with Hotel Transfer (SIB)" instead).

This show includes dinner (note: some cruise lines do not include dinner) and transfers between the venue and the ship/hotel.

Enjoy a sensual extravaganza of Argentinian tango music and dancing. Their impassioned moves and stamina will leave you breathless. This performance is at a leading tango venue. Andean music featuring haunting flutes, pan flutes and other traditional instruments will also be performed. Show is available every night.

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Opera Pampa Dinner and Show, with Hotel transfer (SIB)

Order code: NUE-OPSIB

Approx. 4

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This includes pickup/dropoff from major hotels only. Available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only (subject to availability). Your tour includes transportation, all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner, wine, mineral water or soft drinks, and show. Dress code: Casual.

This is available to those who require pickup/dropoff at major hotels. (If you require private transfers from your hotel or ship, please refer to the tour below).

Enjoy a memorable evening watching an exciting live show, "The Gaucho's Epic Adventure", depicting the early days of Argentina from the arrival of the horse in the Americas until the birth of a Nation.

You will be completely transported by this first-rate show featuring 50 dancers and horsemen on stage, the most dazzling and colourful Argentine dances with exciting choreographies, fixed and moving stages, original music scores including several folkloric melodies, splendid horses of different breeds performing spectacular equestrian displays, great scenery and period carriages, wonderful light and sound effects, and fireworks.

The horse has been a key protagonist of Argentina's history and the inseparable partner of the "Gaucho", the typical inhabitant of the pampas. The horse has been an important part of Argentine life: at work in the country, during the conquest of the desert, when defending the border with the Native camps, in the wars of Independence and in the fight for the consolidation of the country.

This show, through a combination of amazing artistic expressions, presents memorable scenes depicting the history of Argentina in the Americas. The show will be followed by a sumptuous all-you-can-eat Argentine barbecue dinner complete with salad bar.

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Opera Pampa Dinner and Show, with Private transfer

Order code: NUE-OPERA

Approx. 4

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This includes private transfers to/from hotel or ship. Available on Fridays and Saturdays only (subject to availability). Your tour includes transportation, all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner, wine, mineral water or soft drinks, and show. Dress code: Casual.

Enjoy a memorable evening watching an exciting live show, "The Gaucho's Epic Adventure", depicting the early days of Argentina from the arrival of the horse in the Americas until the birth of a Nation.

You will be completely transported by this first-rate show featuring 50 dancers and horsemen on stage, the most dazzling and colourful Argentine dances with exciting choreographies, fixed and moving stages, original music scores including several folkloric melodies, splendid horses of different breeds performing spectacular equestrian displays, great scenery and period carriages, wonderful light and sound effects, and fireworks.

The horse has been a key protagonist of Argentina's history and the inseparable partner of the "Gaucho", the typical inhabitant of the pampas. The horse has been an important part of Argentine life: at work in the country, during the conquest of the desert, when defending the border with the Native camps, in the wars of Independence and in the fight for the consolidation of the country.

This show, through a combination of amazing artistic expressions, presents memorable scenes depicting the history of Argentina in the Americas. The show will be followed by a sumptuous all-you-can-eat Argentine barbecue dinner complete with salad bar.

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Transfer between Airport/Hotel/Ship

Order code: NUE-TRN

Approx. 1 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Transfer only; tour not included. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

By request.

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Tango Lesson, With Dinner and Tango Show

Order code: NUE-TNLES

Approx. 6.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

We recommend that guests wear comfortable shoes and clothes for the Tango lesson and bring a change of clothes for the lunch/dinner and show.

This is only available to groups of 20 or more. It is ideal for those who are not content to just watch a tango show. Now you can take lessons and join in the fun as well!

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Argentine Tango. With its beginnings as a forbidden music due to its sensuality, today Tango represents the quintessential image and character of Buenos Aires.

Experience living history as you visit the District of La Boca Caminito and a famous Tango Club and Restaurant, both symbols of urban culture in the Forties.

Steeped in local tradition, we invite you to indulge in the authentic "Portenian" spirit of Tango with Dance Lessons provided by professional Tango instructors and dancers.

At the end of your lesson a short diploma presentation will take place before a delicious dinner with wine is served in the Main Theatre. After your meal, you will be further transported into the passionate world of Tango by a live Tango Show on the Main Stage with live orchestra.

Tour concludes at Hotel or Pier.

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Hotel Packages in Buenos Aires

Order code: NUE-BAHOTEL

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Please contact us for pricing. Remember to specify dates and number of pax in your party, plus relevant cruise information.

In our efforts to serve all the needs of a cruise passenger, we are now offering hotel and apart-hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires to complement our tours and shore excursions. Let us take the hassle out of your cruise vacation!

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Highlights of Buenos Aires with Hotel Transfer (SIB)

Order code: NUE-CT3H

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a SIB (Seat-In-Bus) group tour that includes pickup/dropoff from downtown hotels only. Not eligible for Grow-A-Group discounts.

For the morning tour, departure from your hotel is between 9:15 to 9:45am (Mon - Sat only) and for the afternoon tour, departure is from 2:15 to 2:45pm (Mon - Sun).

Buenos Aires, with its stately European buildings and ultra-wide boulevards is considered by many as the Paris Of the South. This classic tour will include a stop at the famed Plaza de Mayo, which is framed by the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. You'll also get the opportunity to admire the Colon Theater, the most ornate opera house in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, the traditional tango hotspot, as well as La Boca, the neighborhood of multi- colored corrugated matal homes that is home to Italian immigrants and bohemian artists.

On Sundays, this tour's last stop is at the San Telmo flea market. If you wish to linger there, you can choose to be dropped off there and make your own way back.

A private tour is available for those needing airport or ship transfers (see the next tour below).

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Best of Buenos Aires with Lunch and Hotel transfers (SIB)

Order code: NUE-CT5H

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a SIB (Seat-In-Bus) group tour that includes lunch and pickup/dropoff from downtown hotels only.

Departure from your hotel is between 9:15 to 9:45am (Mon - Sat only). This tour does not operate on Sunday.

Buenos Aires, with its stately European buildings and ultra-wide boulevards is considered by many as the Paris Of the South. This classic tour will include a stop at the famed Plaza de Mayo, which is framed by the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. You'll also get the opportunity to admire the Colon Theater, the most ornate opera house in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, the traditional tango hotspot, as well as La Boca, the neighborhood of multi- colored corrugated matal homes that is home to Italian immigrants and bohemian artists. A private tour is available for those needing airport or ship transfers (see the next tour below).

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Half Day City Tour, plus Afternoon Tango Show and Lunch Combo

Order code: NUE-CTAFT

Approx. 5.5-6 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private tour combining a Half Day City Tour with Lunch and an afternoon tango show. Includes group bus transfer from hotel only (no guide during transfer). Private ship/hotel/airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost. In the event that you are touring with baggage, please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This combo tour is ideal for those who want a city tour and tango show but whose schedule does not permit a tango show at night. Available Mon to Sat.

Buenos Aires, with its stately European buildings and ultra-wide boulevards is considered by many as the Paris Of the South. This classic tour will include a stop at the famed Plaza de Mayo, which is framed by the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. You'll also get the opportunity to admire the Colon Theater, the most ornate opera house in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, the traditional tango hotspot, as well as La Boca, the neighborhood of multi- colored corrugated matal homes that is home to Italian immigrants and bohemian artists. You'll also stop at the historic above-ground Recoleta cemetery to visit Evita's tomb. Sunday tours may include the flea market at San Telmo.

Enjoy lunch at a tango house, followed by a 45-min tango show with a trio of musicians, four dancers and a vocalist. This show is smaller in scale but more intimate than the evening shows.

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Half Day Tigre Delta Cruise and Coastal Train Ride with Hotel Transfer (SIB)

Order code: NUE-TIGRE

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a SIB (Seat-In-Bus) group bus tour. Includes delta cruise, train ride and hotel transfers.

Group bus departures are in the morning (9.15 to 9.45 am) and afternoon daily (1.45 to 2.15pm), except on Sundays. If you require this tour on Sundays, you may choose the private option (see tour below).

Enjoy a pleasant drive along the Rio Plata coastline and through beautiful residential areas in Buenos Aires, passing private neighborhoods, sailing clubs, marinas and slips. Stop at the San Isidro Cathedral (remember that shorts or short skirts are not permitted). This tour comprises a tour through the elegant northern riverside suburbs of Vicente Lopez, Olivos, where the Argentinian President's residence is located. You'll also visit San Isidro, with its gothic Cathedral, and San Fernando before proceeding to Tigre.

Depart from the hotel to the Maipu station in Olivos and board the Coastal train. The train travels along the river coast through one of the most elegant areas on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Arrive in San Isidro to visit the Cathedral (shorts or short skirts are not permitted).

Then board the bus and proceed to Tigre. You will see why, for over a century, the labyrinth of rivers and channels of the Tigre Delta have been a favorite weekend getaway for "portenos." With its rivers and numerous green islands dotting the landscape, this Delta area spans 220 square kms and is one of Buenos Aires' most popular excursions. The continuous sediment of the Parana River, which gives the river and estuary their peculiar brownish-red color, forms the Delta islands. Departing from the Tigre pier, board a riverboat, exploring the maze of channels and streams, islands, riverside villas, Victorian docks, English gardens and traditional rowing clubs along the Parana River Delta. The nearby Lujan, Sarmiento, Tigre and San Antonio rivers are all part of the excursion. After the cruise, return to your hotel via the Panamerican Highway.

For those who require pickup/dropoff from ship or airport, a private tour can be arranged at a higher cost (see the tour below).

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Gaucho Fiesta in the Pampas with Hotel Transfer (SIB)

Order code: NUE-GAU

Approx. 8-9 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a SIB (Seat-In-Bus) group bus tour. Includes asado barbeque lunch and folkloric show.

Pickup at your hotel between 9.45 to 10.15am. Drive through the pampas grasslands for a full day of countryside activities at a typical estancia. On arrival you will be greeted with Argentinian wines and empanadas, followed by an authentic Argentinian barbeque asado lunch. Enjoy a folkloric Gaucho Show while dining. After lunch, watch the Sortija and Cuadrera races in a skilled display of famed gaucho horsemanship.

This tour is only available on Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun only. Dropoff at hotel at approx 6pm.

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Best of Buenos Aires with Lunch (Private tour)

Order code: NUE-PCT5H

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private tour that includes lunch.

This tour includes ship/hotel transfers. Airport transfer are also available for an additional fee.

Buenos Aires, with its stately European buildings and ultra-wide boulevards is considered by many as the Paris Of the South. This classic tour will include a stop at the famed Plaza de Mayo, which is framed by the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. You'll also get the opportunity to admire the Colon Theater, the most ornate opera house in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, the traditional tango hotspot, as well as La Boca, the neighborhood of multi- colored corrugated matal homes that is home to Italian immigrants and bohemian artists. At the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, you stop for lunch and have time to tour the historic above-ground Recoleta cemetery and visit Evita's tomb. Sunday tours include the flea market at San Telmo.

In the event that you are touring with baggage, please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

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Afternoon Tango Show and Lunch

Order code: NUE-AFTAN

Approx. 2.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This afternoon tango show is ideal for those whose schedule does not permit a tango show at night.

You will be picked up from your hotel at around 12.30pm. Enjoy lunch at a tango house, followed by a 45-min tango show with a trio of musicians, four dancers and a vocalist. This show is smaller in scale but more intimate than the evening shows. Available Mon to Sat.

Includes group bus transfer from hotel to venue (no guide during transfer). Private ship/airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.

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Dance Lessons at Tango House

Order code: NUE-DNC

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Born in Buenos Aires towards the end of the 1800's, tango is the pulse of Buenos Aires. For those who are not content to watch a fiery performance, we have the perfect tour for you. Spend the afternoon learning the tango at a leading professional tango house and bring home the moves of this passionate dance form.

The hour-long group lesson is available on Saturdays only. Pickup from your hotel/ship is at approx 2.30pm with a dropoff at 6pm.

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Custom Tour / Transfer from Buenos Aires

Order code: NUE-BACUS

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you need a custom tour / transfer, just let us know your itinerary, and we will be happy to quote.

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Full Day Buenos Aires Custom Tour and Transfer

Order code: NUE-BACST

Approx. 6-9 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Participants wearing shorts or short skirts are not permitted to enter cathedrals. Lunch is at your own expense and at any time/location you choose.

This combo is perfect for those who have a full day in Buenos Aires and want to maximize their time. Includes intra-B.A. ship/hotel/airport transfers. A typical use for this tour is to take advantage of your final day in south America if you have a late flight homeward bound that night, without having to worry about your luggage. Your luggage is stored in the van/minibus and the driver always stays with the vehicle. You are dropped off at the airport, at your hotel, or at the ship if this is pre-cruise.

You will work with the guide to create the agenda, based on your interests, whether they be architecture, shopping, cathedrals, etc. If you are lucky enough to be in B.A. on a Sunday, we strongly recommend the Sunday market at San Telmo. On Saturdays, there are some other market options. Ask for our online brochure detailing the different markets if you are interested in doing some pre-cruise research, or ask the driver for advice. At some of these markets, you will catch tango demonstrations being performed right on the squares or on sidewalks. And there are plenty of dining opportunities at these markets, e.g. at sidewalk cafes.

Other than the markets, you've got all of B.A. open to you. Read the descriptions of our other B.A. tours for itinerary ideas. (Note: the Tigre river cruise is not available for this particular tour product, however.)

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Costanera Sur Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary

Order code: NUE-CORES

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This tour is ideal for nature and bird lovers.

Costanera Sur is an urban Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary located within the city of Buenos Aires that extends over 350 hectares, spreading from the Buenos Aires old waterfront to the actual coast of the Plata River.

Although it is open year round, the summer months (between October and March) are the best time to see bird the populations at its most abundant. The reserve has beautiful grasslands, lagoons, marshes, and woodlands — you will be so immersed in this natural world that you may forget that you are still within the Cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires!

You can normally see up to 60 different species of birds in one visit. Anticipated viewing includes the general bird population of the pampas with special views of various species of waterfowl. Special arrangements can be made to visit the reserve prior to the public opening time at 8.00 am.

Tour concludes at Airport, Hotel or Pier.

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Transfer between B.A. airport and B.A. hotel (either direction) (no tour)

Order code: NUE-BAXFAH

Approx. 1 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a transfer only. Between the B.A. international airport and any hotel in central B.A. (either direction).

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Transfer between B.A. hotel and B.A. cruise-ship terminal (either direction) (no tour)

Order code: NUE-BAXFHS

Approx. 1 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a transfer only. Between the B.A. cruise-ship terminal and any hotel in central B.A. (either direction).

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Transfer between B.A. airport and B.A. cruise-ship terminal (either direction) (no tour)

Order code: NUE-BAXFAS

Approx. 1 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a transfer only. Between the B.A. international airport and the B.A. cruise-ship terminal (either direction).

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Buenos Aires Jewish Highlights

Order code: NUE-BAJHO

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

We recommend that guests dress appropriately to enter the Synagogue. For security reasons we will need a list of all the names of the passengers interested in this tour as required for entry into the Synagogue.

Synagogue is open Tuesdays and Thursdays only. The Holocaust Museum is available as an optional substitute if the synagogue is not possible.

This tour is an introduction to the long-standing Jewish community in Buenos Aires, with an overview of both historical and current events. Includes synagogue visit if possible, but only on Tuesdays and Thursdays and only with two weeks' advance notice.

Includes ship/hotel transfers. Airport transfer available at extra cost.

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Buenos Aires Hotel

Order code: NUE-BAHOT

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you require a hotel, just let us know the dates, room type (single, double, triple) and hotel class, and we will be happy to quote.

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Cartagena, Colombia

Deluxe Cartagena and Fortress

Order code: SOE-DLFOR

Approx. 4.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

Cartagena earned the reputation as the treasure chest and the most impenetrable city of the Spanish Main for its fortress. The new town quickly became a prosperous urban center between settlement in 1533 and independence in 1811. Explore the magnificent city of Cartagena! You will visit the Convento de la Popa, Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, Las Bovedas and the shopping district of Bocagrande.

Departing from the pier, you will travel past the marvelous "Republican" architecture of the Manga residential area, where some mansions have been restored to their original splendor. You will continue up the winding road to the Convento de la Popa, with a breathtaking view of the harbor and city. Here, you will visit the monastery with its ornate, 22 karat gold foil altar and a lovely, flower-filled courtyard.

A half-hour stop will be made at the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th-century construction which is the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in South America. Next, it's on to Las Bovedas (The Dungeons) for about 20 minutes of handicraft shopping. Here, local artisans display their works of art and handicrafts for you. Then the tour will pass through Simón Bolivar Square and the Inquisition Palace before you will continue on to the Church of San Pedro Claver–the patron saint of slaves.

You will then stop at the modern residential area of Bocagrande, famous for its wide variety of shops. Here, you will find Colombia's famous native gem, the emerald, along with handicrafts and leather goods at Pierino Gallo Shopping Mall. You will have approximately 45 minutes to shop before returning.

Tour concludes at Airport, Hotel or Pier.

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Old City Walking Tour

Order code: SOE-OLCTW

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

Learn about the fascinating history of Cartagena, Colombia. Your narrated walking tour will leave you with an idea of the rich and vibrant culture and history of this former colonial town.

Your walking tour begins at Santiago's Bastion. You will pass charming colonial architecture, to San Pedro Claver's Plaza, with its convent and the church.

Then you will continue to the colonial commercial district of Custom Plaza and down the street to the Cathedral and the Governor's house which was the headquarters of the Spanish government.

Plaza de Bolivar is the next stop and features a statue of its namesake as well as the Inquisition Palace, with all the history it implies. You will stroll along the streets to view the colonial mansions of Cartagena, finishing up back at Santiago.

From there, you will ride by bus to the Dungeons, used in colonial times as a military barracks and ammunitions depot. Today, local artisans display their arts and handcrafts here.

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City Drive and La Popa Monastery

Order code: SOE-CTLAP

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

This city tour will provide you with an overview of Cartagena along with some shopping time at both Las Bovedas and Bocagrande, famous for its variety of shops.

You will depart to the Convento de la Popa, with a breathtaking view of the harbor and city on the way. Here, you will visit the monastery with its ornate, 22 karat gold foil altar and a lovely, flower-filled courtyard. Then you will continue to Las Bovedas (The Dungeons) for about 35 minutes of handicraft shopping where local artisans display their works of art and handicrafts for you.

Next you will drive throughout the old walled city to the modern residential area of Bocagrande, famous for its wide variety of shops. You can find Colombia's famous native gem, the emerald, along with handicrafts and leather goods shops. You will have approximately 50 minutes to shop before returning.

Tour concludes at Airport, Hotel or Pier.

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Best of Cartagena

Order code: SOE-CARBO

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour.

This informative tour will take you to the most important highlights of Cartagena.

You will visit Convento de la Popa, with its 22 karat gold foil altar, Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, one of the greatest Spanish Military engineering constructions in South America, Las Bovedas (The Dungeons) for some handicraft shopping and the Church of San Pedro Claver. A 30 minute stop at the Pierino Gallo Mall will be made to browse the gift shops.

Departing from the pier, you will be accompanied by your guide as you travel past the marvelous Republican architecture of the Manga residential area, where some mansions have been restored to their original splendor.

Then you will continue up the winding road to the Convento de la Popa, with a breathtaking view of the harbor and city. Here, you will visit the monastery with its ornate, 22 karat gold foil altar and a lovely, flower-filled courtyard. A 10 minutes photo stop will be made at the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th-century construction which is the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in South America.

Next, you will continue to Las Bovedas (The Dungeons) for about 20 minutes of handicraft shopping. You will then stop at the Church of San Pedro Claver, the patron saint of slaves, and at Navy Museum. At the end of the tour you will have approximtaely 30 minutes to shop at Pierino Gallo Mall before returning through Bocagrande and Castillogrande residential areas.

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Mangroves and Swap Eco-tour

Order code: SOE-MAECO

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Please note that traveling time in canoes may vary due to weather.

You will see the beautiful flora and fauna in this fascinating eco-system. This exceptional tour for bird watching will take you into the Swamp of the Virgin in a canoe, which is considered one the most important and fascinating eco-systems of Cartagena de Indias.

The beauty of its landscape, the diversity of its fauna, including a huge diversity of tropical birds, beautiful fishes and crustaceans, and the imposing mangroves that oxygenate its water, represent the natural wealth of this region.

Tour concludes at Airport, Hotel or Pier.

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Coquimbo, Chile

La Serena and Coquimbo City Tour

Order code: SOE-LSCOQ

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Please email for pricing. This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch option available at additional cost. Add one extra hour to tour duration for lunch. We recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.

Enroute to La Serena, you will see the highlights of Coquimbo, beginning with the Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Then you'll stop in at La Herradura seaside resort where legends of swashbuckling and pirating thrive. Passing through a colorful fishing village, you will see the modern Coquimbo Casino and the old "El Faro" Lighthouse - an important symbol of the city of La Serena.

Contrasting the modern architecture of exclusive condos and beach resorts, are the many Colonial-style buildings located in the heart of La Serena, Chile's second oldest city. By law, the construction of new buildings must be of the same style, so you will see many neo-Colonial designs as well. Here you'll visit the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) and impressive Cathedral and then explore the bustling Francisco de Aguirre Avenue with its unique Open-air Sculptures Museum.

Next, you will visit the impressive Archaeological Museum which houses the most complete collection of Pre-Colonial artefacts of the region and showcases an original centuries old stone Moai from Chile's mysterious Easter Island.

From here, you'll travel along the scenic Avenue del Mar (Coastal Avenue) and make a stop at the Recova Handicraft Market where you'll find pottery, wood, stone, alpaca, and wool products. Finally, you'll travel to an observation point to enjoy a panoramic view of La Serena city and Coquimbo Bay. Tour concludes at Airport, Hotel or Pier.

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Vicuna & Elqui Valley

Order code: SOE-VCELQ

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch option available at additional cost. Add one extra hour to tour duration for lunch. We recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.

Experience life at Earth's magnetic center. One of the most energetically charged places on earth is considered to be the arid valley east of La Serena that extends into the Andes Mountains — the Elqui Valley.

With some of the clearest skies found in the world, the Elqui Valley sits out of the way of the city and maintains a gentle, steady climate with little wind or precipitation year long. This narrow valley is a fertile strip of land in the middle of a desert plateau, irrigated by Elqui River. Typical Andean villages such as Algarrobito, El Molle and El Tambo line your route. The valley has become a landmark in Chilean cultural geography: home to great poets, pisco production, and a beacon for esoteric groups and astronomers.

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you travel away from coast and closer towards the Andes mountains. On the way, you'll see the grapes that are cultivated to produce one of Chile's most famous spirits, "pisco".

In the heart of the valley is the town of Vicuña. Here you will visit a local pisco distillery and sample the Chilean national aperitif. Made from grapes, pisco is similar to Italian Grappa and is most commonly made from the Muscatel Rose, Alexandria Muscatel and Austrian Muscatel grapes. Similar to wine production, the grapes are harvested, fermented, distilled, and stored in wooden barrels to taste.

The next stop of interest is a visit to Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) Museum. A famous Chilean poetess and winner of the Noble Peace Prize for Literature in 1945. Born in Vicuña, Mistral was a teacher by age 15. She taught throughout Chile and later in Portugal, Spain, France and Brazil. Her wonderful poetry reflects her love and admiration for the Chilean culture and the impressive natural environment of the Elqui Valley.

Return to ship after a memorable day.

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Isla Damas Humboldt Penguin Adventure

Order code: SOE-CQPEN

Approx. 6.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

This fascinating excursion is perfect for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Travel Northeast on the Panamericana Highway to Punta Choros located approximately 2 hours from La Serena.

You will pass through a semideserted area with very little vegetation, mostly dominated by cactus. The route continues over a hill, from where you can admire the many views of the rocky coast. You may also see a thick fog called "camanchaca" that is often found draped over the coastal front. This fog originates over the ocean and is a result of the meeting of the cold Humboldt Current and the warm continental plate.

After travelling 122 kms, you will arrive at Punto Choros inlet, where you will be able to see the Gaviota, Choros and Damas Islands. This sector is part of the National Humboldt Penguin Reserve managed by the Chilean National Forestry Corporation (CONAF).

Embark a motorboat and begin your navigation adventure circumnavigating the various islands and observing the area marine life. You will see many Humbolt penguins, sea lions, a variety of seagulls and pelicans, and with weather permitting — you may also be escorted by a pod of bottlenose dolphins leaping and twirling.

You will disembark on Damas Island where you will be able to walk around and explore before returning to Punta Choros inlet.

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Tololo Observatory & Elqui valley, inclu lunch

Order code: SOE-OBSEL

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes lunch.

Man has been observing and studying the skies from time immemorial, and though this was once only a subject for priests, astrologers or scholars, nowadays this activity is within everyone's reach.

This tour provides the opportunity to learn about astronomical activity from the unique perspective of the renowned "El Tololo" Astronomical Observatory.

Depart along the Pan American highway to the city of La Serena where you'll travel down the Francisco de Aguirre Avenue and admire replicas of famous classical statues. From La Serena, you'll head into the fertile Elqui Valley. With some of the clearest skies found in the world, the Elqui Valley sits out of the way of the city and maintains a gentle, steady climate with little wind or precipitation year long. The valley has become a landmark in Chilean cultural geography: home to great poets, pisco production, and a beacon for esoteric groups and astronomers.

The Observatory is situated at an altitude of 2,200 meters above sea level (approximately 100 kilometres from Coquimbo). The steep climb affords stunning views as the road twists and turns to the top. A spectacular panoramic vista unfolds all around with its ever changing array of colors across the mountain range and fertile valleys.

One of the major Observatories of the Southern Hemisphere, the El Tololo Observatory provides a unique window into the study and testing of new theories about the origin of the cosmos, and the investigation and observation of galactic systems using sophisticated giant telescopes that operate in tandem with twin telescopes located in Hawaii.

After visiting the observatory the tour continues towards the town of Vicuña - the picturesque principal town of the valley and birthplace of the Poet and Nobel Prize winner for literature, Gabriela Mistral.

After enjoying a delicious lunch in Vicuña, there may be time to visit the Plaza de Armas Main Square with its Bauer Tower (the old City Hall) and church. The return drive is through the Elqui Valley.

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Petroglyphs and Limari Valley Vineyards

Order code: SOE-PETLN

Approx. 6.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour.

A drive on the scenic coastal road acquaints you with some of the beautiful beaches of Coquimbo. As you leave the coast behind, you'll come upon an area immersed in a permanent thick fog called the "camanchaca" - a coastal cloud phenomenon.

You'll head inland into the Limari Valley where you'll first pass through an area called the Enchanted Valley - an area of great archaeological importance and considered an open-air museum of scientific and cultural interest. The area contains an incredible number of petroglyphs depicting masks, sun symbols, and human heads among other shapes engraved in the rocks.

Next, your drive continues on to the Tabali Winery for winetasting. At 30'29' latitude South, Limari is currently Chile's northernmost wine-producing region.

Afterwards, you will visit the Santa Cristina Country House where a delicious lunch awaits (at own expense). Built in the 30's, this Colonial house maintains it's original architectural style and decoration. Nowadays, part of the house is used as a museum and has undergone constant restoration and preservation for the past 25 years. Around Santa Cristina, you will find fields where all sorts of crops are planted including cinnamon and carob trees. There is also a traditional cheese factory that processes goat's milk cheese. You'll tour the house and have free time to enjoy the grounds before the return drive.

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Fortaleza, Brazil

Custom Tour from Fortaleza

Order code: BLU-CUFOR

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Please let us know the itinerary you desire, the number ofpersons in your group, and we will quote.

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Iguasu Falls

Custom Tour Package to Iguazu Falls (from Buenos Aires)

Order code: NUE-IGUAZU

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

IMPORTANT: US citizens wishing to visit the Brazilian side will need a visa. Other nationalities should check with the embassy.

This package is ideal for those who are interested in an extension package tour to one of the naturals wonders of the world. Iguazu Falls is not a port-of-call but can be visited via our pre/post-cruise package. It can also be arranged as mid-cruise package if your ship overnights in Buenos Aires or Rio. Whether you spell it Iguazu, Iguazzu, Iguasu or Iguacu, it is not to be missed and is often cited as one of the highlights of any South American trip.

We can also offer a total package that includes city tours in Buenos Aires as well so that you do not have to forgo sightseeing in these great cities due to time constraints.

Due to the many varying factors, please contact us with full details for a custom quote. We are able to tailor the package to your needs and preferred length of stay.

Please specify:
a) exact dates of extension (if possible), including details of your cruise
b) number of nights accommodation required in Iguazu
c) TOTAL number of days you can extend your stay, including the extra nights you may have to spend in originating city (i.e. Buenos Aires or Rio)
d) if you will require roundtrip domestic air to Iguazu from Buenos Aires
e) flight arrival time into the Buenos Aires international airport if you are interested in a pre-cruise package. This will help us determine if there is enough time to arrange a same-day flight connection to Iguazu.
f) if you will require hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires should flight connections necessitate overnight stays

If you are flying into Buenos Aires from the U.S and arrive in the late morning, you will likely have to spend the first night in Buenos Aires, fly to Iguazu on the second day, stay in Iguazu for as many days as you desire, return to Buenos Aires and spend another night there, before starting your cruise or returning to your home country the subsequent day.

If you are arriving into Buenos Aires on a cruise ship early morning, it is usually possible to transfer you to the domestic airport that same morning. Tour the Agentinian side of the falls that day and overnight in Iguazu. The next morning, visit the Brazilian side and catch an early afternoon flight back to Buenos Aires to catch your ship.

Please contact us for pricing. Our Iguazzu package is custom and can be tailored to your specific requirements. Let Portcompass help integrate your Iguazu adventure into your cruise itinerary!

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Custom Tour Package to Iguazu Falls (from Rio)

Order code: BLU-IGUAZU

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

IMPORTANT: US citizens wishing to visit the Brazilian side will need a visa. Other nationalities should check with the embassy.

This package is ideal for those who are interested in an extension package tour to one of the naturals wonders of the world. Iguazu Falls is not a port-of-call but can be visited via our pre/post-cruise package. It can also be arranged as mid-cruise package if your ship overnights in Rio. Whether you spell it Iguazu, Iguazzu, Iguasu or Iguacu, it is not to be missed and is often cited as one of the highlights of any South American trip.

We can also offer a total package that includes city tours in Rio as well so that you do not have to forgo sightseeing in these great cities due to time constraints.

Due to the many varying factors, please contact us with full details for a custom quote. We are able to tailor the package to your needs and preferred length of stay.

Please specify:
a) exact dates of extension (if possible), including details of your cruise
b) number of nights accommodation required in Iguazu
c) TOTAL number of days you can extend your stay, including the extra nights you may have to spend in originating city (i.e. Rio)
d) if you will require roundtrip domestic air to Iguazu from Rio
e) flight arrival time into the Rio international airport if you are interested in a pre-cruise package. This will help us determine if there is enough time to arrange a same-day flight connection to Iguazu.
f) if you will require hotel accommodation in Rio should flight connections necessitate overnight stays.

Please contact us for pricing. Our Iguazzu package is custom and can be tailored to your specific requirements. Let Portcompass help integrate your Iguazu adventure into your cruise itinerary!

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Lima/Callao, Peru

Full Day City Tour (including museum of your choice)

Order code: RUT-FDCTG

Approx. 8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes the entrance fees to one of the three museums listed. Lunch is at own expense. If applicable, additional entrance fees will be at your own expense. Tour is conducted in a van unless there are only 2-3 pax, which will be in a car.

This itinerary is just a guideline and can be expanded and changed according to your wishes. This full day private tour provides ultimate flexibility and a relaxed touring pace. Choose to visit any one of these museums: Gold Museum, Larco Museum or Archaeological Museum.

Journey from the Port of Callao to the colonial city center of Lima. This tour covers a combination of colonial and modern Lima. Stop at the Plaza San Martin where you will see a series of buildings dating to the beginning of the 20th Century and the historic Bolivar Hotel.

The next stop is at Plaza de Armas, which comprises the Cathedral, Presidential Palace and City Hall. You will have time to enter the Cathedral and also spend 45 minutes at the San Francisco monastery, which is adorned with striking colonial frescoes and is one of Lima's finest colonial buildings.

Drive through the residential district of San Isidro, followed by the chic Miraflores in Lima's modern downtown. Stop at Lovers Park for a panoramic view of the coast.

This tour also includes a museum of your choice. Choose from one of the three museums below:

a)GOLD MUSEUM: Located in the elegant and modern neighborhood of Monterrico, southeast of Lima city, the Gold Museum boasts a priceless collection of pre-Inca pottery and gold artifacts. The collection of pre-Columbian gold items of Don Miguel Mujica Gallo is impressive due to its value and scope. The museum features one of Peru's largest private collections of Inca and pre-Inca jewelry and ceremonial objects. There's also an extensive weapons collection that includes Japanese armor and a sword believed to have been owned by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. Several quality shops on the grounds of the museum offer jewelry, knitwear and handicrafts for sale.

b)LARCO MUSEUM: Founded in 1926, the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art, after being exhibited in the world's leading museums.

c)ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: Provides an overview of the history of the region, mostly before the arrival of the Spanish. The museum oversees one of the largest collections of pre-hispanic art and relics in the world. Some of the highlights include exceptionally well-preserved mummies from the Nazca region and the Estela Raimondi, an enormous carved stone that once resided at Chavín de Huántar, a major pre-Columbian site.

Time permitting, this full day tour may also include visits to Saint Peter Church and the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva. This houses a neat collection of archaeological items of pre-Inca civilizations and contains some of the best examples of 18th Century Baroque art in Lima.

Other stops may be made, time permitting, with any additional entrance fees at your own expense. Just let us know what you'd like to add!

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Full Day City Tour + Miraflores Shopping (including museum of your choice)

Order code: RUT-FDSHO

Approx. 8.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes the entrance fees to one of the three museums listed. Lunch is at own expense. If applicable, additional entrance fees will be at your own expense. Tour is conducted in a van unless there are only 2-3 pax, which will be in a car.

This itinerary is just a guideline and can be expanded and changed according to your wishes. This full day private tour is similar to the "Full Day City Tour" above, with the addition of shopping at Miraflores. It provides ultimate flexibility and a relaxed touring pace. Choose to visit any one of these museums: Gold Museum, Larco Museum or Archaeological Museum.

Journey from the Port of Callao to the colonial city center of Lima. This tour covers a combination of colonial and modern Lima. Stop at the Plaza San Martin where you will see a series of buildings dating to the beginning of the 20th Century and the historic Bolivar Hotel.

The next stop is at Plaza de Armas, which comprises the Cathedral, Presidential Palace and City Hall. You will have time to enter the Cathedral and also spend 45 minutes at the San Francisco monastery, which is adorned with striking colonial frescoes and is one of Lima's finest colonial buildings.

Drive through the residential district of San Isidro, followed by the chic Miraflores in Lima's modern downtown. Stop at Lovers Park for a panoramic view of the coast.

This tour also includes a museum of your choice. Choose from one of the three museums below:

a)GOLD MUSEUM: Located in the elegant and modern neighborhood of Monterrico, southeast of Lima city, the Gold Museum boasts a priceless collection of pre-Inca pottery and gold artifacts. The collection of pre-Columbian gold items of Don Miguel Mujica Gallo is impressive due to its value and scope. The museum features one of Peru's largest private collections of Inca and pre-Inca jewelry and ceremonial objects. There's also an extensive weapons collection that includes Japanese armor and a sword believed to have been owned by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. Several quality shops on the grounds of the museum offer jewelry, knitwear and handicrafts for sale.

b)LARCO MUSEUM: Founded in 1926, the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art, after being exhibited in the world's leading museums.

c)ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: Provides an overview of the history of the region, mostly before the arrival of the Spanish. The museum oversees one of the largest collections of pre-hispanic art and relics in the world. Some of the highlights include exceptionally well-preserved mummies from the Nazca region and the Estela Raimondi, an enormous carved stone that once resided at Chavín de Huántar, a major pre-Columbian site.

You will also have time to shop at Miraflores. Known for its shopping areas, gardens, flower-filled parks and beaches, it is one of the upscale districts that make up the city of Lima.

Time permitting, this full day tour may also include visits to Saint Peter Church and the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva. This houses a neat collection of archaeological items of pre-Inca civilizations and contains some of the best examples of 18th Century Baroque art in Lima.

Other stops may be made, time permitting, with any additional entrance fees at your own expense. Just let us know what you'd like to add!

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City Highlights (including museum of your choice)

Order code: RUT-CTGOL

Approx. 4.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes entrance fees to one of the three museum listed. Tour is conducted in a van unless there are only 2-3 pax, which will be in a car.

Journey from the Port of Callao to the colonial city center of Lima. This tour covers a combination of colonial and modern Lima. Stop at the Plaza San Martin where you will see a series of buildings dating to the beginning of the 20th Century and the historic Bolivar Hotel.

The next stop is at Plaza de Armas, which comprises the Cathedral, Presidential Palace and City Hall. Due to time limitations, we do not enter the Cathedral but if you wish, it is possible to do so (entrance fee not included) if you forgo the visit to San Francisco Monastery.

Otherwise, spend 45 minutes at the San Francisco monastery, which is adorned with striking colonial frescoes and is one of Lima's finest colonial buildings.

Drive through the residential district of San Isidro, followed by the chic Miraflores in Lima's modern downtown. Finally, stop at Lovers Park for a panoramic view of the coast before heading back to the port of Callao.

This tour also includes a museum of your choice. Choose from one of the three museums below:

a)GOLD MUSEUM: Located in the elegant and modern neighborhood of Monterrico, southeast of Lima city, the Gold Museum boasts a priceless collection of pre-Inca pottery and gold artifacts. The collection of pre-Columbian gold items of Don Miguel Mujica Gallo is impressive due to its value and scope. The museum features one of Peru's largest private collections of Inca and pre-Inca jewelry and ceremonial objects. There's also an extensive weapons collection that includes Japanese armor and a sword believed to have been owned by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. Several quality shops on the grounds of the museum offer jewelry, knitwear and handicrafts for sale.

b)LARCO MUSEUM: Founded in 1926, the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art, after being exhibited in the world's leading museums.

c)ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: Provides an overview of the history of the region, mostly before the arrival of the Spanish. The museum oversees one of the largest collections of pre-hispanic art and relics in the world. Some of the highlights include exceptionally well-preserved mummies from the Nazca region and the Estela Raimondi, an enormous carved stone that once resided at Chavín de Huántar, a major pre-Columbian site.

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Visit to Museum (of your choice)

Order code: RUT-LARCO

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. For 2-3 pax, tour will be in a car. Larger groups will be in a van.

This tour features a visit to a museum of your choice. Choose from one of the three museums below:

a)GOLD MUSEUM: Located in the elegant and modern neighborhood of Monterrico, southeast of Lima city, the Gold Museum boasts a priceless collection of pre-Inca pottery and gold artifacts. The collection of pre-Columbian gold items of Don Miguel Mujica Gallo is impressive due to its value and scope. The museum features one of Peru's largest private collections of Inca and pre-Inca jewelry and ceremonial objects. There's also an extensive weapons collection that includes Japanese armor and a sword believed to have been owned by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. Several quality shops on the grounds of the museum offer jewelry, knitwear and handicrafts for sale.

b)LARCO MUSEUM: Founded in 1926, the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art, after being exhibited in the world's leading museums.

c)ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: Provides an overview of the history of the region, mostly before the arrival of the Spanish. The museum oversees one of the largest collections of pre-hispanic art and relics in the world. Some of the highlights include exceptionally well-preserved mummies from the Nazca region and the Estela Raimondi, an enormous carved stone that once resided at Chavín de Huántar, a major pre-Columbian site.

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Full Day Lima City Tour and Pachacamac Ruins

Order code: RUT-CTPAC

Approx. 8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes all entrance fees. Tour is conducted in a van unless there are only 2-3 pax, which will be in a car.

To maximize your time in Lima, this full day itinerary combines the best of a Lima city tour with an outing to the reknowned Pachacamac Ruins.

Journey from the Port of Callao to the colonial city center of Lima. This tour covers a combination of colonial and modern Lima. Stop at the Plaza San Martin where you will see a series of buildings dating to the beginning of the 20th Century and the historic Bolivar Hotel.

The next stop is at Plaza de Armas, which comprises the Cathedral, Presidential Palace and City Hall. You will have time to enter the Cathedral and also spend 45 minutes at the San Francisco monastery, which is adorned with striking colonial frescoes and is one of Lima's finest colonial buildings.

Drive through the residential district of San Isidro, followed by the chic Miraflores in Lima's modern downtown. Finally, stop at Lovers Park for a panoramic view of the coast before heading back to the port of Callao.

Other stops may be made, time permitting, with any additional entrance fees at your own expense. Just let us know what you'd like to add!

After your city tour, continue on an excursion to Pachacamac, an important religious center which existed thousands of years before the Inca Empire dominated the region.

See a complex of temples built with adobe by different cultures since the beginning of the Christian age, right up to the age of the Incas. Spend an intriguing day viewing ancient artifacts and exploring pre-Colombian ruins. A fee is charged for use of cameras within the museum and its grounds.

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Pachacamac Ruins

Order code: RUT-PACHA

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes all entrance fees. Tour is conducted in a van unless there are only 2-3 pax, which will be in a car.

This half day excursion takes you on a coastal drive south to Pachacamac on the Pan-American Highway. Pachacamac is an important religious center which existed thousands of years before the Inca Empire dominated the region.

See a complex of temples built with adobe by different cultures since the beginning of the Christian age, right up to the age of the Incas. Spend an intriguing day viewing ancient artifacts and exploring pre-Colombian ruins. A fee is charged for use of cameras within the museum and its grounds.

This tour may be combined with any half day Lima city tour for an additional cost.

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Nazca Lines Flightseeing, transfers by air

Order code: RUT-NAZAI

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Please email for pricing. This tour is not eligible for the Grow-A-Group discount and is subject to availability.

Drive through Callao to Jorge Chavez International Airport for your scheduled flight to Ica. In Ica, change to a smaller flightseeing aircraft to view the Nazca lines. Fly over the mysterious figures and lines inscribed on the pampas, which are the subject of international scientific speculation. Scores of theories have been suggested to explain these far-reaching patterns and figures etched into the sands. Whatever their origin or purpose, they display a sophisticated grasp of mathematics and surveying techniques. Your flight by light aircraft lasts approximately an hour. Get a bird's-eye view of these famous lines that cannot be fully experienced in any other way.

In Nazca, you will also enjoy a guided visit to the Ica Archeological Museum. Your guide will lead you through one of Peru's finest regional museums featuring mummies and artifacts from the Paracas, Nazca and Ica cultures. Lunch will be at the Sun Resort Las Dunas de Ica. After a brief city tour, which will include the strange landscape of the Huacachina oasis, board your return flight to Lima and transfer back to the port of Callao.

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Nazca Lines Flightseeing, transfers by bus

Order code: RUT-NAZBU

Approx. 12-13 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Please email for pricing. This tour is not eligible for the Grow-A-Group discount and is subject to availability.

Transfer from Callao to Lima where you will depart to Ica, located 190 miles south of Lima, by regular "Royal Class" bus. In Ica, board a small flightseeing aircraft to view the Nazca lines. Fly over the mysterious figures and lines inscribed on the pampas, which are the subject of international scientific speculation. Scores of theories have been suggested to explain these far-reaching patterns and figures etched into the sands. Whatever their origin or purpose, they display a sophisticated grasp of mathematics and surveying techniques. Your flight by light aircraft lasts approximately an hour. Get a bird's-eye view of these famous lines that cannot be fully experienced in any other way.

In Nazca, you will also enjoy a guided visit to the Ica Archeological Museum. Your guide will lead you through one of Peru's finest regional museums featuring mummies and artifacts from the Paracas, Nazca and Ica cultures. After lunch and a brief city tour, which will include the strange landscape of the Huacachina oasis, board your bus to Lima and transfer back to the port of Callao.

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Custom Tour of Lima

Order code: RUT-CUSTO

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you require a tour that is not listed on our website, we'd be happy to customize one for you. Just let us know what you require!

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu Grand Tour

Order code: NUE-MAPIC

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Your excursion to Cuzco and Machu Picchu will require traveling to an elevation of 13,300 feet. As altitude sickness can affect anyone, you are advised to obtain a full medical checkup prior to embarkation.

Ask your physician or a doctor specializing in travel medicine about preventive measures to prevent or alleviate altitude sickness. While at high elevations, eat light and avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. Should you feel the effects of altitude sickness, all hotels in Cuzco are equipped with oxygen, which is available for an additional charge. Below are the elevations at the various sites:

Maximum elevation during train journey - 13,300 feet
Cuzco - 11,200 feet
Machu Picchu - 8,400 feet

This package is ideal for those who are interested in an extension package tour to one of the naturals wonders of the world. Machu Picchu is not a port-of-call but can be visited via as a pre/post-cruise package. It can also be arranged as mid-cruise package if your ship overnights in Lima/Callao, Arica, San Martin or another port. Whether you spell it Machu Picchu, Macchu Picchu or Machu Pichu, it is not to be missed and is often cited as one of the highlights of any South American trip.

We can also offer a total package that includes city tours in Lima so that you do not have to forgo sightseeing in these great cities due to time constraints.

Due to the many varying factors, please contact us with full details for a custom quote. We are able to tailor the package to your needs and preferred length of stay.

Please specify:
a) exact dates of extension (if possible), including details of your cruise
b) number of nights accommodation required in Cuzco
c) TOTAL number of days you can extend your stay, including the extra nights you may have to spend in originating city (i.e Lima)
d) if you will require roundtrip domestic air to Cusco from Lima
f) flight arrival/departure time into the Lima international airport if you are interested in a pre or post-cruise package. This will help us determine if there is enough time to arrange a same-day flight connection to Cuzco.
g)whether you prefer private guides or a group tour

Your adventure begins the moment you are picked up from the Lima International Airport, Hotel or Pier (Callao) and transferred to the Domestic Airport in time for your brief one hour flight to the ancient city of Cuzco, the archaeological Capital of the Americas and centre of the former Inca Empire.

Cuzco, which means "the belly of the world," is located at an altitude of 11,152 feet and has a population of approximately 270,000. It represents a striking intermingling of three cultures: the native Quechua, the conquering Spanish and the modern.

The highlight of your trip is the visit to Machu Picchu. Rediscovered in 1911 when Professor Hiram Bingham led an expedition into the highlands, Machu Picchu is located on a plateau above the Urubamba River, surrounded by lush semi-tropical vegetation and concealed by impressive mountain peaks. Here you will enjoy an afternoon exploring the ruins of the "Lost City of the Incas".

DAY 1: LIMA - CUZCO

Arrive at Lima Domestic Airport. Assistance to make connection for Domestic flight to Cuzco. Flight to Cuzco (flight schedule is subject to change without previous advisory from the Airline). In-flight Snack served.

Arrive in Cuzco. Assistance and transfer to one of the following 5 Star Hotels: Monasterio, Libertador, Palacio del Inca, Novotel (or similar). Lunch not included. Time to rest and adjust to altitude. We suggest guests eat light.

Depart to visit the Pre-Columbian Museum. This new and wonderfully designed addition to the Cuzco cultural landscape, is an archaeological museum that features part of the vast collection of Pre-Columbian works belonging to the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum in Lima.

Housed in what was formerly an Incan ceremonial court, then Santa Clara convent, and later Colonial mansion (Casa Cabrera) of the Conquistador Alonso Díaz, are 450 archaeological pieces dating from 1250 B.C. to 1532 AD. Halls exhibit gold and silver handicrafts, jewellery, ceramics, and other artefacts depicting the rich traditions from the Nazca, Moche, Huari, Chimú, Chancay, and Inca cultures. Deviating from the museum's main thrust is a room displaying paintings from the Cuzqueñian Religious School. The museum is especially worthwhile for anyone unable to visit the major museums in Lima.

Depart to Restaurant. Dinner at Local Restaurant & Folkloric Show. Hotel and Lodging.

DAY 2: CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO

Vistadome Train First Class:

Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to the Poroy Train Station. Embark Train to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu Station.

Arrive at Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu Train Station. Board bus to the majestic Machu-Picchu Ruins.

Visit Machu Picchu "The Lost City of the Incas" discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. After an important work of undergrowth clearing, the surprising beauty of the site and its harmonious construction with the mountain were emphasized. The citadel is, without a doubt, one of the most important architectonic and archaeological monuments in the world. Located at 2,400 meters above sea level, Machu Picchu is made of stone constructions spread almost 1 km. over a narrow hill, and is delimited by a cliff of 400 meters and a canyon where the Urubamba river flows. Guided visit of the site.

Buffet Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (or similar): This Hotel Restaurant is located at the entrance to the Machu Picchu Ruins. Having lunch here gives guests more time to enjoy views of Machu Picchu. The restaurant offers a buffet of regional food.

Descend by bus to the Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu Train Station. Arrive at Station and Embark Train. Return to Poroy Train Station. Arrive at Station. Continue to Cuzco by private vehicle. Arrive at Cuzco Hotel. Dinner at Hotel & Lodging.

DAY 3: CUZCO - LIMA

Breakfast at Hotel. Begin Cuzco City Tour: Depart towards the monastery of Santo Domingo built over the former Incan Temple of the Sun "Koricancha". After the conquest, Spaniards destroyed the Koricancha temple preserving only the base for the construction of the Dominican Church and Monastery. Here, you will see Incan polished stone rounded walls considered some of the finest work of the Incas. Continue to the Main Square, where according to legend, the Incan King Manco Capac's golden staff struck into the earth by itself thus showing him where to build the capital city.

At the Main Square you will visit also the Cathedral built in 1534 with its large blocks of red granite extracted from Sacsayhuaman. The Renaissance style frontage contrasting its interior Baroque and Neo-Classical styles. Its main floor is in the shape of Latin cross with 3 naves and 10 side chapels. It has three corridors of procession and the crossings which communicate with 2 side churches: The Church of the Triumph and that of the Holy Family.

Then visit the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Site. Due to its construction and shape, the Spanish thought that it was built as a fortress to defend Cuzco. It is made up of three walls in terraces 300 mts. long. More recent studies show that the site was an immense ceremonial centre.

Lunch not included — Except for guests of Novotel.

Transfer to the Cuzco Airport to Embark Domestic flight to Lima (flight schedule is subject to change without previous advisory from the Airline). Tour concludes at Lima International Airport, Hotel or Pier. If you need to "catch up" with your ship at another port, we will fly you directly to the next port.

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo City Tour

Order code: SOE-MVCT4H

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included. There will be no inside visit of the Congress Building on weekends, holidays or during Parliament activities. We recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.

Montevideo is a charming city with pleasant 19th and early 20th century buildings, beautiful parks and historic monuments.

Your highlights tour includes the Old City and waterfront area where you will see the German battleship the Graff Spee that was held here during World War II, Constitution Square, the Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, and Independence Square - at the center of which stands a monument dedicated to national hero Jos? Gervasio Artigas.

Visit the Government House and the Congress Building constructed between 1908 and 1925 with local marble and 12 different types of wood. Drive through the Prado neighborhood ? where you?ll find one of the oldest parks in the city that features the famous sculpture La Diligencia, Monument to the last Charruas Indians, and the Rose Garden. Continue travelling through the Batlle and Ordonez Parks, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta Monument (Covered Wagon) and the Soccer Stadium - the site of the first World Soccer Cup organized by FIFA.

Drive through the Carrasco residential area with its magnificent private residences and the Hotel Casino Carrasco - an imposing building overlooking the coast and filled with tradition and history. The return drive will be along the coast to see the long stretches of world-class beaches.

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Fort Colonia del Sacramento

Order code: SOE-COLSA

Approx. 8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

Fort Colonia del Sacramento stands as one of the most important Uruguayan touristic pillars and a must-see for those interested in learning more about South American history.

The Fort, established in 1680 by the the Portuguese Juan Manuel Lobo, was officially declared Spanish with the 1777 Treaty of Madrid. Although the city has undergone various changes over the years, it maintains its strong Colonial character. For this reason, Fort Colonia del Sacramento was declared a World Cultural Patrimony by UNESCO.

A visit to Colonia is a journey into history. We begin our tour at the "Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo" which is the main square in the heart of the historic centre. From here, we will see the Portuguese Museum with its fantastic collection of china, clothing and weapons of the time. The Municipal Museum, also known as Admiral Brown's House, is another stop where archaeological and prehistoric remains are displayed.

Strolling along "Calle de los Suspiros" and travelling down "Misiones de los Tapes", we will admire the old walls, arcs and stones that form part of the "Virrey House".

We will also see the "Puerta del Campo" with its impressive drawbridge. From here, we will visit the imposing "Plaza de Toros Real de San Carlos" bull fighting ring that was opened to the public in 1910, featuring a hotel, casino, and St. Benito's Chapel. As bullfighting was officially forbidden by the government in 1912, it now stands as a National Historical Monument.

The port of Colonia is one of the major routes used by Argentinians entering Uruguay. In the near future, these two cities will be joined by the Colonia-Buenos Aires International Bridge. Return to the ship at the end of a wonderful day.

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Montevideo City Sights and Vineyard

Order code: SOE-MVVIN

Approx. 6.5-7.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Winery portion may be on a group basis. Includes wine-tasting. There will be no inside visit of the Congress Building on weekends, holidays or during Parliament activities. Lunch option available at additional cost. We recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.

Maximize your time in Montevideo by taking in the sights of downtown Montevideo enroute to the vineyard.

Start with a comprehensive overview of Montevideo?s monuments, parks and gardens. Highlights include the Old City, Constitution Square, Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre, and Independence Square - at the center of which stands a monument dedicated to national hero Jos? Gervasio Artigas and his Mausoleum.

View the Government House and the Congress Building (constructed between 1908 and 1925) with local marble and 12 types of wood.

Drive through the Prado neighborhood ? where you?ll find one of the oldest parks in the city that features the famous sculpture La Diligencia, Monument to the last Charruas Indians, and the Rose Garden.

Drive through the Batlle and Ordonez Parks, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta Monument (Covered Wagon) and the Soccer Stadium.

A brief stop will be made at Plaza Virgilio where you?ll see the monument dedicated to the Fallen Soldiers of the Navy and impressive views of the city.

Then head towards the Juanico (or similar) Vineyard. Known for its excellent grape cultures, the vineyard began with 50,000 plants and, over a century later, is a lush park where the best classic varieties are grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gew?rztraminer, Semillon, Viognier and Riesling.

The stone buildings of the premises date back to the 1840's and have been restored keeping with the original style. Here, one finds a harmonious blend of tradition and state-of-the-art technology in the making of fine wines.

New technology, strong investment, and strict quality control have resulted in the production of excellent wines for both the domestic and international markets. Export sales have positioned Juanico as the leading Uruguayan wine exporter. French and British importers in particular have discovered Uruguayan wines thanks to the road paved by the Juanico Vineyard.

Your tour includes the magnificent vineyards and plant with wine tasting, and concludes back at the ship.

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Montevideo Walking Tour

Order code: SOE-MWALK

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour.

This unique tour begins with a transfer to the Old City where you will begin your walk into South American history visiting some of the most important museums in Uruguay. At Plaza Independencia you?ll take your return transfer.

Sites visited include:

Plaza Zabala: This part of the Old City was a strategic fortification that was governed by Don Bruno Mauricio de Zabala (1682- 1736), a Spanish soldier, Knight of the Order of Calatrava, and outstanding military man. This Square dedicated in his honor is located on the site of the former Spanish Governors? house and is surrounded by mature trees, gardens and iron gates.

Palacio Taranco: This Palace was designed by architects Charles L. Girault and Jules L. Chifflot in Paris between 1907 and 1908. Its construction took place between 1908 and 1910 being originally a private home. In 1975 it was declared a National Historical Monument.

Casa del General Fructuoso Rivera: A notable example of XIX century architecture. The tower, the glazed tiles of the window ledges, and the grilles are attractive points to be admired. This building belonged to a wealthy family named Slava?ach before 1834. It was later purchased by General Rivera, founder of one of the country?s main political parties: "Partido Colorado" (Red Party). Rivera was the first constitutional President of the Republic. The house was remodeled; however, the ground floor and the rustic courtyard preserve their original characteristics. The tower and the majority of the rooms of the upper floors were added later. Since 1942 the National Historical Museum has displayed there nineteen exhibition rooms depicting the history of the country from the Indigenous cultures to the second half of the 20th century.

Iglesia Matriz: This beautiful Cathedral dates back to 1790. Its lovely facade of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal was inspired in the medieval style. Plaza de la Constitucion: An Italian fountain reminds us of the first water works of the city inaugurated on July 18th 1871. The surroundings include many other buildings of interest such as the Club Uruguay that was built in 1889 by the architect Luis Andreoni. This club used to be the nerve centre of Montevideo?s high society.

Tour concludes at the Pier.

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Montevideo Jewish Heritage

Order code: SOE-MJEHE

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Passport info is required in advance to enter certain Jewish sites.

This tour provides insight into Jewish immigration and life in Uruguay throughout the last century.

Your tour begins in Old Town where Jewish immigrants began to settle at the end of the 19th century.

The tour continues through Old Town, passing by Golda Meir Square and the Hebraica Maccabi Sports Center, stopping to visit the Sephardic Synagogue and the main Community Center.

Continue to the Goes area to view the colorful housing projects built in the early 1920s, by real-estate developer Emilio Reus, and the old Synagogue.

The last portion of the tour will give you a glimpse of present day life with views of the Pocitos residential area and Jewish Schools concluding at the Holocaust Memorial - the only one of its kind in South America.

Tour concludes at the Pier.

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Full-Day Estancia including panoramic city tour

Order code: REG-RENAC

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Enjoy a city tour of Montevideo en route to a dairy estancia. Visit the farm's old railway museum and learn about trains from the 1900s. Experience the typical operations of an authentic dairy farm featuring a picturesque lake and typical wooden estancia architecture in the Uruguayian countryside.

You can also enjoy horseback riding or cart-riding on the farm at no additional cost, availability permitting. Just let us know ahead of time so we can arrange it.

Feast on a multi-course barbeque lunch including appetizers, wine and cheese from the region before returning to the ship.

Note: For large groups, we can also arrange an optional folkloric show upon request.

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Montevideo Panoramic Tour and Punta del Este Resort

Order code: SOE-PUEST

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is at own expense.

This tour offers an opportunity to spend a full day visiting one of the elite resort cities of South America -- Punta del Este, on the Atlantic Ocean. It also includes a 45 minute mini-tour of Montevideo to maximize your visit here.

Upon disembarking the ship, we will commence the panoramic driving tour of Montevideo (without stops), passing by the Constitution Square, the Government House and the famous Saint George Hotel. From there, we will travel another 5 miles to the famous waterfront of Costanera, where you will pass several neighbourhoods, including the famous Casino, the big Park Rod? and the famous private golf tour. Thereafter, we will exit the city by passing typical Uruguayian estancias and the famous Uruguayan pampas, after which we'll arrive at Punta del Este.

Before arriving at Punta, we will also stop at Casa Pueblo, (residence and museum of the famous Uruguayan painter, Carlos PaesVilaro). We will not have time to enter the museum, but will see the house and landscape from a scenic photo point.

Then continue along Mansa Beach, arriving at the port of Punta del Este (where most of the best yatchs in South America can be found in the summer). We will continue to visit residential areas, and the hanging bridge of La Barra. After lunch (at own expense), we return to Montevideo after a leisurely day in the country. ]

The itinerary above is merely a suggestion. If you prefer more time in Punta, the stops at Piriapolis and Casa Pueblo can be ommited (hence reducing the outbound drive from 2 hrs to 1 hr). If you prefer to spend most of your time at the beach, that can be arranged too. The guide is at your disposal for the day.

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Paraty, Brazil

Ecotour Waterfalls and Cachaça Distillery

Order code: BLU-ECOWA

Approx. 6 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This tour goes into the beautiful surroundings of the National Florest of Serra da Bocaina.

The first stop is at the old distillery at Cachaça where you can see the production of, and sample, the traditional Brazilian spirit, Cachaca.

Afterwards you are driven the 5km to another clear waterfall - Tobogan - and for those of you who are more daring, you may take the opportunity to slide down the exciting natural "waterslide" which is formed by a smooth 30m rock face. (At your own risk!)

After this, you travel to an old farm at Murycana and take a twenty minute trek to another beautiful waterfall - Poço Ingles - set in the best preserved part of this charming rainforest, literally a heaven for flora and fauna, and then onto another waterfull, Pedra Branca.

Depending on the time we either have lunch (not included) here or slightly later at the Pereque river at a picturesque restaurant. Return to Jabaquara beach before stopping at the four hundred year old fort, and then return to Paraty.

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Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Coyhaique and Simpson Valley Excursion

Order code: SOE-COYSI

Approx. 5.5-6.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is at own expense.

Enjoy the dramatic beauty of Aysen and area on a 45 minute drive filled with views of canyons, rivers and valleys en route to the Simpson River National Reserve. A total of 41,161 hectares, the reserve has a small flora and fauna museum where you will see an "arboretum" and a thick "lenga" trunk with rings that date from 1578 to 1970. Then stroll down to the river to see the rugged pristine scenery.

An abundance of natural beauty awaits your discovery along the Simpson River. The road runs close to the steppe, to the East of the Andes, through lands cleared by settlers long ago. During the drive, you will see the natural and wild beauty of River Simpson Natural Reserve, lying across the river, squeezed by steep cliffs and graced by numerous waterfalls such as the vaporous Velo de la Novia (Bride's Veil). At the information center you'll see a small museum displaying exhibits of local fauna and flora.

Set below the towering slabs of Cerro Macay on a bluff between the Simpson and Coyhaique rivers, Coyhaique is this capital of the Aysen region and one of the cleanest and most prosperous cities in Chile. Entering Coyhaique, you'll enjoy a brief photo stop at the Alto Baguales view point for spectacular views of the city and area. Visit the unusual five-sided Main Plaza and the Handicraft Market. On your return to the Pier you will stop to visit the "Cascadas de la Virgen" Waterfall.

Tour concludes at the Pier.

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Chacabuco and Area Highlights

Order code: SOE-CHASU

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Experience a typical day of life in Puerto Chacabuco and the town of Aysen and area against the back-drop of the majestic Andes Mountains.

Travel down an unpaved road approx. 45 min. to Puerto Aysen. A stop will be made at scenic Lake los Palos where you will have an opportunity to take photos of the beautiful lake landscapes. Enjoy a walk along a path that borders the lake where an abundance of natural beauty awaits your discovery.

In Aysen you will visit the quiet Plaza de Armas Main Square and town. Next, you'll visit the colorful Aysen Handicraft Market. Continue along the coastal road that borders the Aysen River passing the Presidente Ibañez Hanging Bridge. Built in 1961, the bridge has an extension of 210 meters and was inaugurated in 1968 as a National Monument as it is the longest suspension bridge in the country.

Puerto Chacabuco, the port that took the place of Puerto Aysen in the sixties, is considered to be the main access point to the area by sea and is the most important port in the region. On your return drive, you'll see the constant movement of the deep draught vessels, transport ferries, and colorful fishing boats that dock here.

Tour concludes at the Pier.

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery

Order code: NUE-TOMBO

Approx. 6.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. We recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat. This trip involves a minimum of 5 hours travel time. Be advised that the gravel roads are bumpy and can be dusty. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Punta Tombo, located approximately 100 miles south of Puerto Madryn, is world renowned as one of the finest spots to view Magellan penguins and is the largest penguin nesting ground in continental South America.

From September through March this vast rookery and breeding area hosts approximately 2 million Magellan penguins that arrive to fulfill the procreation of the species. From November onwards it is possible to see baby penguins leaving their nests. During your visit you will have time to walk among the thousands of nests and marvel at this wonder of nature and these unforgettable birds.

Tour concludes at Pier.

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Puerto Montt, Chile

Full Day Petrohue Falls and the Chilean Lake District

Order code: SOE-FDPET

Approx. 6-7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Lunch is at your own expense.

Puerto Montt is the capital of the Lakes District, one of the most spectacular areas of Chile where beautiful lakes and dozens of active volcanoes dominate the landscape.

In Puerto Montt, your city tour includes the picturesque Angelmo Fishing Wharf and colourful Handicraft market.

Your tour continues through the wild beauty of Chile's Lake District, viewing the charming city of Puerto Varas, Lake Llanquihue, South America's third largest lake, and the impressive snow-capped Osorno Volcano.

The drive continues along the shoreside and past the village of Ensenada to the emerald green Lake Todos Los Santos (Lake Esmeralda) where you will enjoy more breathtaking views of the Osorno Volcano.

A stop will be made to walk along the Petrohue River and view the falls cascading over the hard volcanic rocks. A brief stop will be made at a local handicraft market during the tour. Tour order may be changed to alleviate congestion. Tour concludes at the Pier.

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Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas

Order code: SOE-PMNPV

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas together form what is called the ?Greater Puerto Montt? Conurbation. This place is the amphitheater of the Reloncavi sound, considered the beginning of the Chilean Patagonia, as well as the end of what is known as the ?Central Valley?. This tour will take you through both of these picturesque places.

In Puerto Montt, you will spend some time in this quaint town, in order to visit the main square, which was the first public square with gardens in Chile. Here you can also find the very interesting city cathedral, which was made completely of ?Alerce? or Larch wood.

Afterwards, you will continue on to the Angelm? market, known for its unique hand crafts; seafood cuisine options, and endless displays of products of the sea.

You will then visit the ?City of Roses?, Puerto Varas, which was named after Mr. Antonio Varas, who, along with the president at the time, Mr. Manuel Montt, gave a majority of this land to German immigrants for homesteading. This tour ends at the pier.

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Osorno Volcano Adventure

Order code: SOE-OSADV

Approx. 7hr

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Does not include lunch.

Please note that portions of this tour include driving on rough and bumpy roads, thus this tour is not recommended for those guests that suffer from chronic neck and back pain.

Due to the high altitude, it may get cold during the walk on Osorno Volcano, thus guests should dress in layers to fully enjoy the excursion. Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

Tour order may be changed to alleviate congestion.

Your adventure begins when you are greeted at the pier by your guide to start an adventurous journey through one of South America's most scenic landscapes.

Once off the beaten track, you'll view the hidden beauty of remote villages set amidst the lush green countryside, weather beaten clapboard barns, churches and windmills. Passing the little town of Alerce, your vehicle will proceed down a dirt road leading to the silhouette of Calbuco Volcano with its panoramic views and the perfect cone shaped majestic Osorno Volcano.

Your tour continues through the countryside to Colonia Tres Puentes, a small town at the foot of Calbuco Volcano. Here, a brief stop will be made at the Meli Lodge before entering the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, the oldest park in Chile. You'll visit Laguna Verde ("Green Lagoon") before starting your unforgettable drive up the Osorno Volcano passing deep and untouched Lenga Forests.

Arriving at the sector of "La Burbuja" at approximately 4000 ft., you can take a short walk through unspoiled natural beauty offering countless photo opportunities. At this altitude, you'll have unique views of the snow-capped summit of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes and shimmering Lake Llanquihue deep in the valley.

Visit the Petrohue Rapids, a fabulous, dashing and gleaming successions of azure blue cascades against a backdrop of majestic mountains at the east. Tour concludes at the Pier.

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Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and Fruitillar

Order code: SOE-HDPVA

Approx. 4.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

Enjoy a pleasant city tour of Puerto Montt, capital of the Lake District, and the nearby scenic towns of Puerto Varas and Frutillar.

Driving through Puerto Montt you'll see the colourful shingled houses and the neo-Classical Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and the picturesque Angelmo Fishing Wharf. Leaving Puerto Montt, travel north passing the lush countryside to the town of Puerto Varas overlooking Lake Llanquihue, Chile's second largest lake.

Your final stop will be in Frutillar, a picturesque village founded in 1856 by German settlers and known for its alpine and traditional German-style architecture. As you explore this charming city, enjoy a drive through the old district and along the coastal avenue and visit to the German Colonial Museum. Brief stops will be made at the regional handicraft markets.

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Patagonian Road and Salmon Farm

Order code: SOE-SALRT

Approx. 8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes salmon-based lunch.

This tour is a fascinating encounter with the history, people and activities of the Gulf of Reloncaví. Learn about the natural history of the region's forests and shorelines. Find out how the shellfish and seaweed farmers, as well as fishing craftsmen, live the challenge of transforming this evergreen paradise into a sustainable area of development.

Stop at Quillaipe and visit a shipyard to watch traditional ship builders at work. Then, visit Caleta La Arena on board boats to visit pen-cage facilities of a salmon farm to observe the feeding process. Then, enjoy a boat trip to a sea lion colony, surrounded by the evergreen forests of this region.

Upon your return to Metri, stroll around the earth-settled ponds of the Aquaculture Research Center, and observe projects on the cultivation of fish, mollusks and crustaceans.

After leaving the Caleta La Arena, head to the Range Restaurant of Quillaipe, located in a farm next to a forest reserve. Enjoy the beautiful views and lunch featuring salmon, and fresh organic products.

Then proceed to Coihuin to walk along the beach during low tide to take in the we views of the Gulf of Reloncavi. You'll also visit a natural sanctuary of millennial larches.

Upon your return to Puerto Montt, you may stop at the Angelmo Seafood and handicraft market, time permitting.

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Osorno Volcano Photo Safari

Order code: SOE-OSOPS

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is at own expense.

Your tour begins with a narrated drive through Puerto Montt as your guide points out places of interest such as the Main Square with its Neo-Classical Cathedral. Travelling out of the city, you'll drive through the picturesque town of Puerto Varas, where you will have a view of Lake Llanquihue and the snow-capped Osorno Volcano. Your journey continues past the little village of Ensenada before reaching the Petrohue Falls.

Experience the picturesque setting of a succession of emerald green rapids against a backdrop of mountains to the East. There will be ample time to explore the area by foot.

The tour continues with a drive into the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, where you will have the opportunity to walk through the forest to Laguna Verde, located at the foothills of the Osorno Volcano, surrounded by an old growth forest of "Coigues". From here you'll travel up the Osorno volcano by vehicle. Reaching the "La Burbuja" crater, enjoy a brief stroll around the "refugio" and experience the panoramic view of the Petrohue valley before you descend.

Tour ends with a return to the ship.

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Custom Tour from Puerto Montt

Order code: SOE-CUSPM

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you require a custom tour, just let us know the details (itinerary, number of passengers etc), and we will be happy to quote!

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Puerto San Martin/Pisco, Peru

Cruise to Islas Ballestas and Paracas Reserve

Order code: RUT-ISPAR

Approx. 6-7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

The cruise portion is on a group basis, and the Paracas portion is private/semi-private. Entrance fees are included but lunch is at own expense. The launches afford little protection from sea, sun or wind: bring a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket or sweater, and wear low heeled rubber-soled walking shoes. Passengers may be required to wear a life jacket.

This combo tour is perfect for maximizing your time, combining both a cruise to Isla Balletas and to the Paracas Reserve. This combo tour may not be available for all sailings; please provide your arrival and departure time to determine feasibility.

Visit Peru's mini-Galapagos on this intimate two-hour motorboat cruise (capacity of 15 to 25 passengers) to this wildlife paradise. These volcanic islands lie 11 miles off the coast of Peru and provide a sanctuary for thousands of sea birds and other wild life.

Observe Peruvian boobies, cormorants, Incan terns, pelican and even Humboldt penguins. Sea lions frequent the waters and the rocky shores; they may be seen swimming about your boat or fighting for territory ashore. The cruise includes many photo opportunities.

Then, travel to the Paracas National Reserve, declared a World Heritage Natural Site by UNESCO.

The cold upwelling of the Humboldt Current is responsible for this rich wildlife. The sharp contrast between the desert and the sea also provides a stunning landscape.

The Tour start in the Interpretation Hall of the National Reserve, followed by the Paleontological Area and Bird`s observatory where it will be possible to watch flamingos in their natural habitat.

Enjoy a panoramic view of the Paracas Peninsula, Yumaque and Red beach before returning to the ship.

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Cruise to Islas Ballestas and Tambo Colorado

Order code: RUT-ISTAM

Approx. 6-7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

The cruise portion of tour is on a group basis and the Tambo Colorado portion is private/semi-private. Entrance fees are included but lunch is at own expense. The launches afford little protection from sea, sun or wind: bring a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket or sweater, and wear low heeled rubber-soled walking shoes. Passengers may be required to wear a life jacket. Roads may be unpaved and bumpy.

This is a combo tour that maximizes your time at port, featuring a cruise to Isla Balletas and an excursion to Tambo Colorado. This tour may not be available for all sailings; please provide your arrival and departure time to determine feasibility.

Visit Peru's mini-Galapagos on this intimate two-hour motorboat cruise (capacity of 15 to 25 passengers) to this wildlife paradise. These volcanic islands lie 11 miles off the coast of Peru and provide a sanctuary for thousands of sea birds and other wild life.

Observe Peruvian boobies, cormorants, Incan terns, pelican and even Humboldt penguins. Sea lions frequent the waters and the rocky shores; they may be seen swimming about your boat or fighting for territory ashore. The cruise includes many photo opportunities.

The Pisco Valley is a contrast of desert dunes and verdant agricultural valleys. From port, you travel to the small farming villages along the Pisco River, which use elaborate irrigation techniques to raise fields of corn asparagus and cotton. The drive to Tambo Colorado takes approximately an hour. This is an introduction to the Paracas Peninsula, the Pisco River Valley, and its ancient cultures.

Also known as the Puka Tampu complex, the Tambo Colorado site lies about 33 kilometers down the Libertadors highway and is the largest Inca site on the Peruvian coast.

The Tambo Colorado is an Inca fortress, constructed around 1440, and features a high priest's chambers complete with sacrificial altar, bed chambers and dressing rooms, as well as silos and barracks for Incan soldiers. Return to ship after a memorable day.

A number of different ancient buildings make up the complex with the northern part being best preserved. This section consists of a large quadrangular building subdivided into numerous chambers and passageways.

The presence of red clay used in the adobe construction of the complex gives the site an appealing reddish yellow glow as well as its name ?Tambo Colorado'. The Inca culture that resided in the area reported directly to the Empire and the remains of the temple, the barracks and the palace can all still be easily seen.

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Tambo Colorado

Order code: RUT-TACOL

Approx. 3-4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes entrance fees. Tour is conducted in a van unless there are only 2-3 pax, which will be in a car. Some roads may be unpaved and bumpy.

Depending on your arrival/departure time, it may be possible to combine this tour with the other tours at this port.

The Pisco Valley is a contrast of desert dunes and verdant agricultural valleys. From port, you travel to the small farming villages along the Pisco River, which use elaborate irrigation techniques to raise fields of corn asparagus and cotton. The drive to Tambo Colorado takes approximately an hour. This is an introduction to the Paracas Peninsula, the Pisco River Valley, and its ancient cultures.

Also known as the Puka Tampu complex, the Tambo Colorado site lies about 33 kilometers down the Libertadors highway and is the largest Inca site on the Peruvian coast.

The Tambo Colorado is an Inca fortress, constructed around 1440, and features a high priest's chambers complete with sacrificial altar, bed chambers and dressing rooms, as well as silos and barracks for Incan soldiers. Return to ship after a memorable day.

A number of different ancient buildings make up the complex with the northern part being best preserved. This section consists of a large quadrangular building subdivided into numerous chambers and passageways.

The presence of red clay used in the adobe construction of the complex gives the site an appealing reddish yellow glow as well as its name ?Tambo Colorado'. The Inca culture that resided in the area reported directly to the Empire and the remains of the temple, the barracks and the palace can all still be easily seen.

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Paracas National Reserve and Intepretation Hall

Order code: RUT-PARIN

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Entrance fees are included.

Travel to the Paracas National Reserve, declared a World Heritage Natural Site by UNESCO.

The cold upwelling of the Humboldt Current is responsible for this rich wildlife. The sharp contrast between the desert and the sea also provides a stunning landscape.

The Tour start in the Interpretation Hall of the National Reserve, followed by the Paleontological Area and Bird`s observatory where it will be possible to watch flamingos in their natural habitat.

Enjoy a panoramic view of the Paracas Peninsula, Yumaque and Red beach before returning to the ship.

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Cruise to Islas Ballestas

Order code: RUT-ISBAL

Approx. 2-3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

The launches afford little protection from sea, sun or wind: bring a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket or sweater, and wear low heeled rubber-soled walking shoes. Passengers may be required to wear a life jacket.

Depending on your arrival/departure time, it may be possible to combine this tour with the other tours at this port.

Visit Peru's mini-Galapagos on this intimate two-hour motorboat cruise (capacity of 15 to 25 passengers) to this wildlife paradise. These volcanic islands lie 11 miles off the coast of Peru and provide a sanctuary for thousands of sea birds and other wild life.

Observe Peruvian boobies, cormorants, Incan terns, pelican and even Humboldt penguins. Sea lions frequent the waters and the rocky shores; they may be seen swimming about your boat or fighting for territory ashore. The cruise includes many photo opportunities.

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Custom Tour from Puerto San Martin/Pisco

Order code: RUT-PSMCU

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

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Punta Arenas, Chile

Otway Penguin + Punta Arenas City and Museum Tour Combo

Order code: SOE-OTCIT

Approx. 7.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Includes entrance fees. Lunch is at own expense. Be sure to bring a windbreaker and scarf for Otway.

We have specially designed this combo tour for those who wish to maximize their time at this port. This combo tour featuring the Otway Penguin Colony and Punta Arenas sightseeing is not offered by the cruise lines. Unlike the ship's penguin tours (where you are walking on the narrow boardwalk behind hundreds of other passengers), our small groups are far superior as you can enjoy the penguin colony at a leisurely pace, with the personalized attention of your own guide.

Begin your tour to the colony of Magellanic penguins located 50 miles northwest of Punta Arenas. The penguin population of this colony is estimated at 50,000 families (each family being a pair of penguins and their young).

On the journey to the colony (which is on a mostly-unpaved road), you may encounter wild geese in flight, rheas, skuas, terns, oystercatchers and foxes. You will pass Cabo Negro (Cape Black), Kon Aiken (one of the biggest coal mines in Chile), and vast sheep estancias. In addition, you may see a birds such as caiquenes (upland goose), nand?es (lesser rheas) and Chilean flamingos.

The penguins return to this particular area from October to March to mate and breed. To reach the actual nests and beaches where the penguins live, you will have to walk approximately three quarters of a mile, each way, on a boardwalk. As it can be windy, scarves, mittens and hats are suggested. At the beach barricades, watch the penguins as they waddle to and from the ocean. From the trails and from observation towers, you can also observe them scurrying into their nests in the windswept grasslands.

After the leisurely 1.5 hour drive back to Punta Arenas, stop for lunch (at own expense) in a restaurant to enjoy one the typical cuisine of the Magellan region. After lunch, the Punta Arenas city tour will commence.

Start with the main plaza where at the traditional monument dedicated to Hernando de Magallanes. Afterwards, visit the Salesian Museum of Maggiorino Borgatello, where you can find native flora and fauna, and learn about the history about pioneers and aborigines.

Another fascinating attraction is the outdoor museum called the Patagonia Institute, an open-air museum showcasing the machinery and dwellings of the region's early settlers. Highlights at this outdoor museum include replicas of pioneer houses, antique cars, and a gallery of historical photographs dating to 1905.

You will also visit the General Cemetery with mausoleums of immigrant families to the region. Explore the history of Punta Arenas in this cemetery featuring cypress trees and elaborate mausoleums.

Before ending this excursion, take a drive to the Cerro de la Cruz lookout point for a panoramic view of the city and Magellan Straits. If the weather is not cloudy, it is possible to see all the way to Tierra del Fuego Island. Return to the pier after a memorable day.

Note: The number of wildlife sightings can never be guaranteed as we, naturally, do not have control over the movement of wildlife.

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Otway Sound Penguin Colony

Order code: SOE-OTWAY

Approx. 4-5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes entrance fees and guide. Be sure to bring a windbreaker and scarf for Otway.

Unlike the ship's penguin tours (where you are walking on the narrow boardwalk behind hundreds of other passengers), our small groups are far superior as you can enjoy the penguin colony at a leisurely pace, with the personalized attention of your own guide.

This is a private tour to the colony of Magellanic penguins located 50 miles northwest of Punta Arenas. The penguin population of this colony is estimated at 50,000 families (each family being a pair of penguins and their young).

On the journey to the colony (which is on a mostly-unpaved road), you may encounter wild geese in flight, rheas, skuas, terns, oystercatchers and foxes. You will pass Cabo Negro (Cape Black), Kon Aiken (one of the biggest coal mines in Chile), and vast sheep estancias. In addition, you may see a variety of birds such as caiquenes (upland goose), nand?es (lesser rheas) and Chilean flamingos.

The penguins return to this particular area from Oct to March to mate and breed. To reach the actual nests and beaches where the penguins live, you will have to walk approximately three quarters of a mile, each way, on a boardwalk. As it can be windy, scarves, mittens and hats are suggested. At the beach barricades, watch the penguins as they waddle to and from the ocean. From the trails and from observation towers, you can also observe them scurrying into their nests in the windswept grasslands. Return to the ship after your visit.

Note: The number of wildlife sightings can never be guaranteed as we, naturally, do not have control over the movement of wildlife.

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Punta Arenas City and Museum Tour

Order code: SOE-CT3HR

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes entrance for two museums.

To gain a good understanding of Punta Arenas, Chile's southernmost city, we begin at the Margiorino Borgatello Museum. Its collection includes ethnic Patagonian artifacts, examples of the region's flora and fauna, as well as displays on the social and economic history of the region.

The tour continues with a visit to the the impressive above-ground Cemetery, plus the Ovejero, Ferdinand Magellan and Croatian Colonists Monuments, among others. We will also visit the Patagonian Institute, which contains an open-air museum featuring restored antique vehicles, tools and machinery used in pioneering times. There is also a maritime exhibit, a preserved garage and a typical house dating from colonial times.

At end the day, we will visit a panoramic lookout on Cerro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross), where we can view the city, the Straits of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. This tour can be combined with the Fenton Hill (Club Andino) and Magallanes Forest Reserve excursion, if you wish.

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Estancia Río de los Ciervos Farm House Visit

Order code: SOE-FARMH

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes a typical Patagonian/BBQ lunch. This is a group tour and may not be available for all sailings.

After a 10 minute drive, arrive at Don Arturo's Farm House. There you will be welcomed with a pisco sour or coffee welcome. Listen to a narration and watch a historical video to learn about about the pioneers who lived during the Colonial period in Patagonia. Later, explore this "historical museum" with our guide. Visit the "Pulperia," a small store where you'll will have the opportunity to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.

Step outdoors to learn more about "Pioneer shearing" and how wool is used in different ways. Finally, enjoy a typical Patagonian lunch before going back to the pier.

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Horseback Riding in the Peninsula

Order code: SOE-HORSE

Approx. 4-5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

A Portcompass exclusive that is not offered by the cruise lines. May not be available daily.

Depart on this half day excursion to the Brunswick Peninsula. Enjoy the area's unique landscape and admire the native flora and fauna. Your horses will take you between forest and steppe, as well as beside the fabled Straits of Magellan.

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Punta Arenas City tour with Fuerte Bulnes

Order code: SOE-PAFBU

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Punta Arenas is the second most prosperous city in Chile, with the second highest per capita figures in the country. This city also has different colored roofs, in order to identify the houses, due to the weather conditions; this is the only City in Chile where this is done.

Leaving the Punta Arenas Pier, you?ll ride along the coast, which overlooks the Magellan Strait, making your way to the ?La Cruz? View Point and Promenade. Here, you will get a brief talk about the city, and how the Yugoslavian, German and British immigrants, amongst others, made this place flourish.

After this, you?ll visit the Main Square of Punta Arenas, Mu?oz Gamero, locally known as ?La Plaza de la Pata del Indio? or the ?Indian?s Foot? Square. The locals believe that if you kiss this foot, you will definitely be back in Punta Arenas. In this Square you have various little Artisan shops, the Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum, and a part of the Financial district.

The tour then continues towards the Sara Braun Museum, which dates back to 1894 (though finished in 1905), and it has a series of furniture from the turn of the century, and is currently the home of ?Club de La Union?, where, years back, the upper class of Punta Arenas would meet.

You then proceed towards the Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian Museum, driving through the main avenues of the city. The museum is kept by the Salesians friars and exhibits a magnificent collection of the flora and fauna of the region, besides exclusive relics of the folklore and handicraft of the native Indian tribes.

You will also visit the Patagonia Institute, boasting a collection of old local cars and machinery. After this, you?ll see one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, where the tombs of the pioneers have been exceptionally preserved among well-kept gardens and cypress stands.

Towards the end of your tour, you?ll visit to one of the southernmost forts in the world: Fort Bulnes.

On the way back to the ship, you?ll see the Nao Victoria Museum, which is a replica of the only one of Magellan?s Ships to circumnavigate. This can be visited if time allows.

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San Isidro Lighthouse hike

Order code: SOE-SISID

Approx. 8.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This tour includes a lunch box and is not offered by the cruise lines. Fairly strenuous 6 hour hike.

This intimate hike is limited to a maximum of 10pax per group. Parallel groups are possible with separate guides.

Departure at approx 9 am from Punta Arenas. Fifty miles south of Punta Arenas, we will start the hike to the San Isidro lighthouse and El Aguila Bay on the shores of the Straits of Magellan. You will hike through twisted, windswept lenga and coigue forests and observe a variety of birds and sea fauna on this invigorating hike.

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Fenton Hill (Club Andino) and Magallanes Forest Reserve

Order code: SOE-FENTO

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This bus tour is not offered by the cruise lines. It is available daily except Monday.

Depart for the Andino Club Refuge, located 5 miles west of the city. A skiing center in winter and a mountain club in summer, it's the perfect place for panoramic views over the Straits of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego and the Brunswick peninsula. Hikes of 1 to 2 hours take place on interpretive trails where you can admire fossils and petrified shells, both ancient and new magellanic woods, different varieties of moss and lichens and a wide range of flora typical of these environments. These trails run throughout Mount Fenton and the Club Andino and are appropriate for everyone. It is also possible to ride the chairlift up to the 1200 foot summit, from where you will have a panoramic view of the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego.

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Fishing the Penitente River or Parrillar Lagoon

Order code: SOE-FISHP

Approx. 8-10 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes box lunch and all equipment. Note: largest shoe size we can outfit passengers with is US size 11 or European size 44. This tour is not offered by the cruise lines. May not be available daily. The lagoon is highly recommended for beginners in the art of flyfishing. The river, due to its significant current, should only be visited by those with some experience in the sport.

Choose from either the Parrillar Lagoon (40 miles from Punta Arenas) or Penitente River (90 miles north). Both are secluded, and are excellent spots for brown and rainbow trout.

IMPORTANT: The lagoon is highly recommended for beginners in the art of flyfishing. The river, due to its significant current, should only be visited by those with some experience in the sport.

Take the full day excursion to one of these areas to practice the wonderful art of flyfishing. We supply the required equipment and our expert guides will show you the bounty of Patagonia's rivers and lakes. We can also provide spinning rods if that is your preference.

The usual tour lasts 10 hours, but since this is a private/semi-private tour, we can adjust the timing based on your ship's schedule.

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Rio Verde excursion

Order code: SOE-RVERD

Approx. 6 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This tour includes a lamb lunch. This is a Portcompass exclusive and is not offered by the cruise lines.

Depart for this half day excursion along the shores of the Fitz Roy channel.

En route to Rio Verde, visit Palomares Hill, a nesting area of condors & eagles. Located 56 miles miles from Punta Arenas, the farming settlement of Rio Verde overlooks the Fitz Roy Channel and is on the way to Puerto Natales via Fabres crossing.

This community contains pristine natural beauty, estancias, valleys, mountains and abundant vegetation harboring diverse fauna. Visit the village and English-styled museum of Rio Verde featuring ranching installations, shearing sheds, corrals and tools.

Later we will dedicate ourselves to enjoying the natural beauty of the area -- taking walks, admiring the native flora and fauna, the infinite mountain landscapes, the Fitz Roy Canal and the Skyring Gulf.

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Rio De Janeiro

Full day Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, with hotel/ship transfer

Order code: NUE-FDSUG

Approx. 6-7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour, with pickup dropoff at ship or any hotel. Lunch is at own expense.

Begin with a scenic drive to Sugarloaf Mountain. Upon arrival, board the cable car for a short (approx. 3 min.) ride up to Urca Hill, with its lovely gardens and views of the city below. After a short visit here, take another cable car to the summit at 1,300 feet above sea level. The views from the top are extraordinary.

Continue to the cool confines of the Tijuca Forest, a quiet, green sanctuary away from the noise of the city. Comprising an area of 47 square miles, this once dense tropical forest was largely cut down in the 19th Century to accommodate coffee plantations. A project of reforestation was initiated in the late 1800's with the planting of more than 100,000 trees. Today the park is a favorite spot to get away from the city's hustle and bustle.

At Cosme Velho you will leave the coach and board the cog railway for the ride up to Corcovado, also known as Hunchback Mountain. As the train makes its way up the mountain, you will be riding through dense vegetation glimpsing now and again spectacular views of Rio. The 120-foot-high statue of Christ the Redeemer was completed in 1931 and stands at the top of the mountain with arms out stretched in welcome. To reach the top of the 120-foot-high statue, you will take an elevator and an escalator.

On the return trip, you'll pass some of Rio's finest residential areas, around the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and past the Botanical Gardens, home to more than 5,000 species of tropical plants.

Tour concludes at the Hotel or Pier. Airport pickup/dropoff can be arranged at additional cost.

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Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain, inclu trsf

Order code: NUE-HDSUG

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour, with pickup dropoff at ship or any hotel. Lunch is at own expense.

Drive along Rio's world famous beaches to the Urca district where a cable car ascent will be made in two stages to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. The first stage of the ride goes to Urca Hill, where there are gardens and lookout points; for those who wish to venture even higher, the second cable car goes to the very top of Sugar Loaf itself — 1,300 feet above sea level - for breathtaking views of the city, beaches, and harbor.

Descending from Sugar Loaf, you'll then drive through residential areas to enjoy the highlights of the historical and modern sectors of downtown Rio including Flamengo Park, the Rio Financial Centre, the Cathedral, Arcs of Lapa (old aqueducts of Rio), the Municipal Theatre and Belle Art School.

Tour concludes at the Hotel or Pier. Airport pickup/dropoff can be arranged at additional cost.

Lunch option available at additional cost. Add one extra hour to tour duration for lunch.

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Half Day Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer, inclu hotel/ship trsf

Order code: NUE-HDCOR

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour, with pickup dropoff at ship or any hotel. Lunch is at own expense.

The very name evokes images of sun, fun and the rhythm of the sensuous Samba - few places on earth match the hospitality, natural charm and excitement of Rio.

Your tour begins with a drive through the charming residential district of Cosme Velho to the base of the Corcovado Mountain. Here you'll board a 114 yr. old funicular train that will take you on a scenic 20 minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, the world's largest urban forest, to the summit. Enjoy spectacular views of Rio as the train climbs Corcovado ("Hunchback") Mountain, peeking out now and again through the dense vegetation.

Arrive at the summit of Corcovado. Take the elevator and escalator to the stop for a birds-eye view of this magnificent city and the bay.

Crowning Corcovado at 2,400 feet above sea level, is one of South America's most famous landmarks, the 125 foot high soapstone statue of "Christ the Redeemer". The Redeemer's outstreched arms welcome you to a breathtaking 360 degree panorama - unmatched for its spellbinding magic!

Descend by train through the forest. On the return trip, you will pass some of Rio's finest residential neighborhoods, including the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the Botanical Gardens, Flamengo Park, the Municipal Theatre and the National Library. Admire the exclusive beach resorts, Imperial buildings, and colorful gardens as you travel along the famous Copacabana Avenue which flanks Ipanema Beach - the site of the annual Brazilian Mardi Gras.

There may be a short wait to board the train to Corcovado Mountain. Also, Corcovado Mountain is frequently enshrouded in clouds which may affect your view of the city.

Tour concludes at the Hotel or Pier. Airport pickup/dropoff can be arranged at additional cost.

Lunch option available at additional cost. Add one extra hour to tour duration for lunch.

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Imperial Petropolis, including Lunch & hotel/ship trsf

Order code: NUE-PETRO

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour, with pickup dropoff at ship or any hotel. Lunch is at own expense. INCLUDES LUNCH, but does not include entrance fees.

A leisurely drive through the countryside surrounding Rio will take you high into the Organ Mountains to the city of Petropolis. Now a popular weekend resort area, and once the summer home of Emperor Pedro II (from 1831 until his exile in 1889), Petropolis is a quaint European-like city, with elegant parks and stately homes, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages.

At Petropolis you'll visit the Municipal Cathedral and the Imperial Museum that house the breathtaking crown jewels, handcrafted royal carriages, collection of colonial furnishings, tapestries and porcelain. The city is an engineering marvel with bridges that soar over green valleys and roads that curve up and around mountains with beautiful flatlands below.

After Petropolis, you'll travel to a popular Churrascarias - Brazilian steakhouse for a delicious barbecue buffet lunch.

Tour concludes at Hotel or Pier. Airport transfer, if required, is extra.

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Rio Historical Tour, inclu hotel/ship transfer (private)

Order code: NUE-RIHIS

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Does not include lunch.

Visit Rio's historical centre founded by the Portuguese in 1565.

Sights include The "Cultural Corridor" includes the Paço Imperial (Residential Palace of Emperor Pedro I), the magnificent Candelária Church, the narrow streets from the old part of the town and the Gloria Baroque Church in octagonal shape - the Royal family's favorite, the Arcos da Lapa Aqueduct that still serves as a passage to the tramways from the 19th Century, the modern Cathedral built in the 60's, and the Municipal Theatre.

A pedestrian area with charming cafes, bars, restaurants and shops completes the itinerary.

Includes pickup/dropoff from either hotel or ship. Airport transfer available at extra cost.

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Rio By Night, with Dinner and Show & hotel trsf (SIB)

Order code: NUE-NISIB

Approx. 4.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes dinner and show, with pickup/dropoff at major hotels only. We recommend that guests wear comfortable evening wear.

This is a group (SIB) tour, with pickup/dropoff from major hotels only. If you require pickup/dropoff from the ship or airport, please refer to the tour with private transfers below.

Enjoy a fabulous meal at one of Rio's finest Churrascarias - Brazilian steakhouses. A tradition in Brazil, these specialty restaurants offer huge selections of meat prepared on open grills. The restaurant features a mouthwatering variety of sausage, pork, chicken, beef sirloin and tenderloin with fresh tasty salads and side dishes to accompany them.

After dinner, sit back and let Brazil's vibrant and electrifying rhythms inspire you with an exciting folkloric and samba show. If you have never experienced the Carnival in Rio, this show is sure to give you a glimpse of what the excitement is all about. Feel the exuberance and the spirit of Brazilian ?joie de vivre' during the performance.

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Rio By Night, with Dinner and Show & hotel/ship trsf (private)

Order code: NUE-NIGH

Approx. 4.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes dinner and show, and private transfer from either hotel or ship. We recommend that guests wear comfortable evening wear.

Enjoy a fabulous meal at one of Rio's finest Churrascarias - Brazilian steakhouses. A tradition in Brazil, these specialty restaurants offer huge selections of meat prepared on open grills. The restaurant features a mouthwatering variety of sausage, pork, chicken, beef sirloin and tenderloin with fresh tasty salads and side dishes to accompany them.

After dinner, sit back and let Brazil's vibrant and electrifying rhythms inspire you with an exciting folkloric and samba show. If you have never experienced the Carnival in Rio, this show is sure to give you a glimpse of what the excitement is all about. Feel the exuberance and the spirit of Brazilian ?joie de vivre' during the performance.

Tour concludes at the Hotel or Pier.

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Transfer between Rio airport and hotel (either direction) (no tour)

Order code: NUE-RIXFAH

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a transfer only (unguided). Between the Rio international airport and any hotel in the Copacobana, Leblon or Ipanema areas (either direction).

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Transfer between Rio airport and ship (either direction) (no tour)

Order code: NUE-RIXSAS

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a transfer only (unguided). Between the Rio international airport and ship (either direction).

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Transfer between Rio hotel and ship (either direction) (no tour)

Order code: NUE-RIXSHS

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a transfer only (unguided). Between any hotel in the Copacobana, Leblon or Ipanema areas and the ship (either direction).

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Rio Hotel

Order code: NUE-RIOHT

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you need a hotel in Rio, please let us know your dates, number of rooms required, room type (single, double etc), as well as hotel class (3,4 or 5 stars).

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Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Mini Tour and Gaucha Party

Order code: BLU-MTGAU

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

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The gauchos of South America are world renowned for their prowess on horseback and their skill with animals. Enjoy a day visiting a farm "estância" to see and experience the extraordinary world of the gaucho.

Departure from the harbor, going through the port zone until downtown. The visit of Rio Grande city starts at the group of antique buildings near the Public Market, the Alfândega, the City Museum and goes through the Xavier Ferreira square, bordered by antique and beautiful buildings of many styles, typical from the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th.

Visit to the São Pedro Cathedral, interesting sample of the barroco style. Behind the cathedral one can find the Museu de Arte Sacra, occupying the chapel that was once dedicated to São Francisco. Continuing, visit to the Tamandaré Square, one of the biggest squares in the state, with sculptures and the Monument to the hero of the Farroupilha Revolution, Bento Gonçalves.

Following to the "Estância", your guide will give you an insight into this extraordinary part of the country, its history and culture. You will be greeted with local music and refreshments. After an introduction to the farm and its workings, one of the highlights of your visit is a demonstration of the incredible skills of the gauchos.

Watch as they demonstrate their dexterity while performing the Tiro de Laço (lasso both horns at one time), the Paleteada (two horsemen drive the cattle in perfect harmony) and the Chula, a war dance. The gauchos ability and coordination in these and other demonstrations will delight you. Following the demonstration you will retire to the main building where lunch will be served.

Enjoy the barbecued beef and lamb raised on the farm, as well as salads, desserts, water, "caipirinha", beer (other alcoholic beverages and refrigerants not included ). During lunch you will again be entertained with local music, songs and dances. Return to Rio Grande city and short visit to the Oceanographic Museum.

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Rio Grande City Tour

Order code: BLU-RGCTT

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

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Departure from the harbor and pass through the port zone towards downtown. The visit starts at the group of antique buildings near the Public Market, the Alfândega, the City Museum. We will also go through the Xavier Ferreira square, bordered by antique and beautiful buildings of many styles, typical from the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th.

Visit the São Pedro Cathedral, an interesting example of the Baroque style architecture. Behind the cathedral, one can find the Museu de Arte Sacra, occupying the chapel that was once dedicated to São Francisco.

Continuing, visit Tamandaré Square, one of the biggest squares in the state, with sculptures and the Monument to the hero of the Farroupilha Revolution, Bento Gonçalves.

This will be followed by a visit to the Museu Oceanográfico, which possesses a large collection of ocean fauna, particularly clam. The museum has research laboratories about the ocean life. In the same park is the Museu Antártico, and at a nearby island the Museu Ecológico (Pólvora Island).

When returning, visit the Port and enjoy panoramic views of the Molhes da Barra, with its important engineering work from the beginning of the 20th Century, going more than 4,5 kilometers into the Atlantic Ocean. After, return to the Harbor.

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Salvador, Brazil

Historic City Tour of Salvador

Order code: BLU-SLHIS

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

We start in the modern suburb of Barra at the mouth of the Bay with its famous lighthouse and make our way slowly by car or coach (depending on the size of the group) to the old historical section of town, the Pelourinho area with the largest and the best preserved complex colonial architecture in the Americas.

Stroll through the narrow, bustling streets lined with buildings in pastel shades of an age gone by. Later, visit the church of S. Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior and Pelourinho square, the heart of the old town.

This tour shows two distinct aspects of Salvador, the new and the old, concentrating on the early expansion of the city.

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Panoramic City Tour of Salvador

Order code: BLU-SLPAN

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

The lower city tour takes us to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula where the first holiday residences were built. Now, a peaceful family district, life moves at a slower pace than the bustling upper city.

Fishermen fish from dugout canoes, locals collect shellfish at low tide, schooners are at anchor, all protected by the famous Bonfim church, one of the most important churches of pilgrimage in Brazil. We continue to Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city and end at Mercado Modelo, a thriving market for local artifacts.

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Full Day Comprehensive Salvador including Lunch

Order code: BLU-SLFDT

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes lunch.

This comprehensive full day tour combines the Historical and panoramic tours and includes lunch.

We start in the modern suburb of Barra at the mouth of the Bay with its famous lighthouse and make our way slowly by car or coach (depending on the size of the group) to the old historical section of town, the Pelourinho area with the largest and the best preserved complex colonial architecture in the Americas.

Stroll through the narrow, bustling streets lined with buildings in pastel shades of an age gone by. Later, visit the church of S. Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior and Pelourinho square, the heart of the old town.

The lower city tour takes us to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula where the first holiday residences were built. Now, a peaceful family district, life moves at a slower pace than the bustling upper city.

Fishermen fish from dugout canoes, locals collect shellfish at low tide, schooners are at anchor, all protected by the famous Bonfim church, one of the most important churches of pilgrimage in Brazil. We continue to Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city and end at Mercado Modelo, a thriving market for local artifacts.

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Salvador Museum Tour

Order code: BLU-SLMUS

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes museum entrance fees.

This is a tour of the most interesting museums of the city, each concentrating on very different aspects of Bahia History. Entrance fee to museums included.

Visit the Costa Pinto Museum and admire its fine colletion of colonial furniture, antique jewelry, closters of gold and silvers amulets given to female slaves.

Next visit the Afro Brazilian Museum and its display of the history of Capoeira, and its exhibition on the sacred costumes of the Orixas.

Finally, visit the Sacred Art Museum, considered the finest museum of its kind in Brazil, having a vast collection from the 17th to the 18th centuries.

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Santiago / Valparaiso, Chile

FROM SHIP TO SANTIAGO: FULL DAY Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Santiago Tour, inclu Trsf

Order code: SOE-FDVTS

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes transfer from Valparaiso (ship or hotel) to Santiago (airport or hotel). Lunch is at own expense. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual flight/ship schedule, it may be necessary to modify this itinerary. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

If you need a transfer FROM SHIP TO SANTIAGO (hotel/airport), plus want a TOUR en route, you have three options: a) the 7 hour "Full Day" b) the 8.5 hour "Comprehensive" or c) the 5.5 hour "Highlights" tour. (If you are open to sharing any of these three tours, be sure to add all of them to your inquiry, to increase your chances of lowering costs).

This is the "Full Day" tour, which includes the transfer and an overview of all the major attractions in Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Santiago. It is also suitable for those who are extending their stay in the area and would like a transfer from the ship to their Valparaiso or Vina del Mar hotel.

(We also offer transfers/tours in the reverse direction; just scroll past the next few tours to see the "FROM SANTIAGO TO SHIP" tours).

The tour takes you for a drive through Valparaiso passing the National Congress building and the commercial district, en route to the neighboring city of Vina del Mar where you'll see the famous ?Flower Clock?. Traveling along the coastal road, you'll pass the Casino built in the 1930s and through residential neighborhoods with their varied architecture and well groomed parks and gardens.

Heading towards Santiago, you'll travel through the picturesque Chilean countryside including the famous wine-producing valleys of Casablanca and Curacavi.

In Santiago, you will travel to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor?s Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here, you'll travel to one of the world's largest urban parks: San Cristobal Hill. This lush park encompasses 712 hectares and includes a zoo, cable car system, International gardens and restaurants. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city and the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains. Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 14 meter high 36 ton statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception that stands upon an 8.5 meter high pedestal and can be seen from most points of the city.

Tour concludes at your hotel or airport.

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FROM SHIP TO SANTIAGO: COMPREHENSIVE Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Santiago, inclu WINERY & Trsf

Order code: SOE-CPVTA

Approx. 8.5-9.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes a WINERY visit and transfer from Valparaiso (ship or hotel) to Santiago (airport or hotel). Lunch is at own expense. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual flight/ship schedule, it may be necessary to modify this itinerary. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This "Comprehensive" tour is identical to the "Full Day" tour, except that this tour INCLUDES A WINERY STOP as well.

This tour starts from the ship and ends at your Santiago hotel/airport. It is ideal for those who need a transfer, PLUS want a WINERY visit and a tour of all the major attractions in Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Santiago. It is also suitable for those who are extending their stay in the area and would like a transfer from their Valparaiso or Vina del Mar hotel to Santiago.

The tour takes you for a drive through Valparaiso passing the National Congress building and the commercial district, en route to the neighboring city of Vina del Mar where you'll see the famous ?Flower Clock?. Traveling along the coastal road, you'll pass the Casino built in the 1930?s and through residential neighborhoods with their varied architecture and well groomed parks and gardens.

On the way to Santiago, you'll travel through the picturesque wine-producing Casablanca Valley where you'll stop to visit a renowned vineyard and enjoy wine tasting.

In Santiago, you will travel to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor?s Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here, you'll travel to one of the world's largest urban parks: San Cristobal Hill. This lush park encompasses 712 hectares and includes a zoo, cable car system, International gardens and restaurants. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city and the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains. Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 14 meter high 36 ton statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception that stands upon an 8.5 meter high pedestal and can be seen from most points of the city.

Tour concludes at Santiago Airport or Hotel.

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FROM SHIP TO SANTIAGO: HIGHLIGHTS of Valparaíso & Vina del Mar, inclu Trsf

Order code: SOE-HDVTA

Approx. 5.5-6.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes transfer from Valparaíso (ship or hotel) to Santiago hotel/airport. Lunch, if required, is at own expense. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual flight/ship schedule, it may be necessary to modify this itinerary. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This "Highlights" tour is identical to the "Full Day" tour, except that this tour does NOT include a tour of Santiago.

This tour starts from the ship and ends at your Santiago hotel/airport. It is ideal for those who need a transfer, PLUS want a brief tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar (without a tour of Santiago). It is also suitable for those who are extending their stay in the area and would like a transfer from their Valparaiso or Viña del Mar hotel to Santiago.

Discover the exceptional beauty of Valparaiso, a centuries old port city recently declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal (1914), the Port of Valparaiso was the most important in the South Pacific as ships from around the world called here once they crossed Cape Horn or the Strait of Magellan.

Explore a labyrinth of streets that stretch over the many tiered hillsides facing the bay and see an antique funicular (wooden cable car elevator) used to transport the resident "Porteños" up and down. Enjoy the imaginative architecture and bright colors of the centenarian homes built by the first Europeans to settle here. Breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean await you at the "21 de Mayo" promenade and panoramic lookout point.

Other city highlights include the La Matriz church, "Plaza Sotomayor" with its impressive Naval Heroes Monument, Ex-Govornor's Palace and the Justice Tribunal building.

Contrasting the aged elegance of Valparaiso is the "Garden City" of Viña del Mar, Viña is renowned for its beautiful avenues lined with immense old trees, well-kept parks, popular resorts, long sandy beaches and holiday fun.

Enroute to Viña, you'll pass the Plaza Victoria, National Congress Building, and Santa Maria University. Upon arrival you'll see the Viña "Flower Clock", impressive Presidential Palace, Brunet and Wulff Castles, and the posh Viña del Mar Casino and luxury hotel.

From here you'll travel through the famous wine-producing Casablanca Valley en route to Santiago. Tour concludes at Santiago Airport or Hotel.

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FROM SHIP TO SANTIAGO: BEST of Santiago City Tour, inclu trsf

Order code: SOE-VTSCT

Approx. 5-6 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Does not include lunch.

This tour is ideal for those who wish to have pickup at their Valparaiso hotel or ship, followed by a city tour of Santiago, with dropoff at a Santiago hotel or airport.

After your pickup your Valparaiso hotel or ship, discover the fascinating history, culture and architecture of Santiago as you tour Chile's cosmopolitan capital city.

Your tour begins in Santiago where you will travel to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor's Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here, you'll travel to one of the world's largest urban parks: San Cristobal Hill. This lush park encompasses 712 hectares and includes a zoo, cable car system, International gardens and restaurants. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city and the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains. Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 14 meter high 36 ton statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception that stands upon an 8.5 meter high pedestal and can be seen from most points of the city.

Dropoff at your Santiago hotel or airport.

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FROM SANTIAGO TO SHIP: FULL DAY Santiago, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar Tour, inclu Trsf

Order code: SOE-FDATV

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes transfer from Santiago hotel/airport to Valparaiso (ship or hotel). Lunch is at your own expense. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual flight/ship schedule, it may be necessary to modify this itinerary. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

If you need a transfer FROM SANTIAGO (hotel/airport) TO SHIP, plus want a TOUR en route, you have three options: a) the 7 hour "Full Day" b) the 8.5 hour "Comprehensive" or c) the 5.5 hour "Highlights" tour. (If you are open to sharing any of these three tours, be sure to add all of them to your inquiry, to increase your chances of lowering costs).

This is the "Full Day" tour, which includes the transfer and an overview of all the major attractions in Santiago, and Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. It is also suitable for those who are extending their stay in the area and would like a transfer from Santiago to their Valparaiso or Viña del Mar hotel.

(We also offer transfers/tours in the reverse direction; just scroll up to see the "FROM SHIP TO SANTIAGO" tours).

Your tour begins in Santiago where you will travel to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor's Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here, you'll travel to one of the world's largest urban parks: San Cristobal Hill. This lush park encompasses 712 hectares and includes a zoo, cable car system, International gardens and restaurants. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city and the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains. Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 14 meter high 36 ton statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception that stands upon an 8.5 meter high pedestal and can be seen from most points of the city.

On the way to Valparaiso, you'll travel through the picturesque wine-producing Casablanca Valley.

Discover the exceptional beauty of Valparaiso, a centuries old port city recently declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal (1914), the Port of Valparaiso was the most important in the South Pacific as ships from around the world called here once they crossed Cape Horn or the Strait of Magellan.

Contrasting the aged elegance of Valparaiso is the "Garden City" of Vina del Mar. Vina is renowned for its beautiful avenues lined with immense old trees, well-kept parks, popular resorts, long sandy beaches and holiday fun. In Vina you'll see the Viña "Flower Clock", impressive Presidential Palace, Brunet and Wulff Castles, and the posh Vina del Mar Casino.

Tour concludes at Valparaiso Pier or Valparaiso/Viña del Mar Hotel.

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FROM SANTIAGO TO SHIP: COMPREHENSIVE Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, inclu WINERY & Trsf

Order code: SOE-CPATV

Approx. 8.5-9.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes a WINERY visit and transfer from Santiago hotel to Valparaiso (ship or hotel). Lunch is at your own expense. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual flight/ship schedule, it may be necessary to modify this itinerary. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This "Comprehensive" tour is identical to the "Full Day" tour, except that this tour INCLUDES A WINERY STOP as well.

This tour starts from your Santiago hotel/airport and ends at the ship. It is ideal for those who need a transfer, PLUS want a WINERY visit and a tour of all the major attractions in Santiago, and Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. It is also suitable for those who are extending their stay in the area and would like a transfer from Santiago to their Valparaiso or Vi?a del Mar hotel.

Your tour begins in Santiago where you will travel to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor's Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here, you'll travel to one of the world's largest urban parks: San Cristobal Hill. This lush park encompasses 712 hectares and includes a zoo, cable car system, International gardens and restaurants. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city and the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains. Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 14 meter high 36 ton statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception that stands upon an 8.5 meter high pedestal and can be seen from most points of the city.

On the way to Valparaiso, you'll travel through the picturesque wine-producing Casablanca Valley where you'll stop to visit a renowned vineyard and enjoy wine tasting.

Discover the exceptional beauty of Valparaiso, a centuries old port city recently declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal (1914), the Port of Valparaiso was the most important in the South Pacific as ships from around the world called here once they crossed Cape Horn or the Strait of Magellan.

Contrasting the aged elegance of Valparaiso is the "Garden City" of Vi?a del Mar. Vi?a is renowned for its beautiful avenues lined with immense old trees, well-kept parks, popular resorts, long sandy beaches and holiday fun. In Vi?a you'll see the Vi?a "Flower Clock", impressive Presidential Palace, Brunet and Wulff Castles, and the posh Vi?a del Mar Casino.

Tour ends at the ship or at your Valparaiso or Vina del Mar hotel.

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FROM SANTIAGO TO SHIP: HIGHLIGHTS of Valparaiso and Vina, inclu Trsf

Order code: SOE-HDSTV

Approx. 5.5-6.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour and includes transfer from Santiago hotel or airport to Valparaiso/Vina del Mar (ship or hotel). Lunch, if desired, is at own expense. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual ship schedule, it may be necessary to modify this itinerary. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This "Highlights" tour is identical to the "Full Day" tour, except that this tour does NOT include a tour of Santiago.

This tour starts from your Santiago hotel/airport and ends at the ship. It is ideal for those who need a transfer, PLUS want a brief tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar (without a tour of Santiago). It is also suitable for those who are extending their stay in the area and would like a transfer from Santiago to their Valparaiso or Viña del Mar hotel.

After pickup from your Santiago hotel or airport, travel through the famous wine-producing Casablanca Valley en route to the ship.

Enroute to Viña, you'll pass the Plaza Victoria, National Congress Building, and Santa Maria University. Upon arrival you'll see the Viña "Flower Clock", impressive Presidential Palace, Brunet and Wulff Castles, and the posh Viña del Mar Casino and luxury hotel.

Viña is renowned for its beautiful avenues lined with immense old trees, well-kept parks, popular resorts, long sandy beaches and holiday fun.

Contrasting with the "Garden City" of Viña del Mar, is the aged elegance of Valparaiso. Discover the exceptional beauty of Valparaiso, a centuries old port city recently declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal (1914), the Port of Valparaiso was the most important in the South Pacific as ships from around the world called here once they crossed Cape Horn or the Strait of Magellan.

Explore a labyrinth of streets that stretch over the many tiered hillsides facing the bay and see an antique funicular (wooden cable car elevator) used to transport the resident "Porteños" up and down. Enjoy the imaginative architecture and bright colors of the centenarian homes built by the first Europeans to settle here. Breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean await you at the "21 de Mayo" promenade and panoramic lookout point.

Other city highlights include the La Matriz church, "Plaza Sotomayor" with its impressive Naval Heroes Monument, Ex-Govornor's Palace and the Justice Tribunal building.

Tour ends with dropoff at ship or Valparaiso/Vina del Mar hotel.

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FROM SANTIAGO TO SHIP: BEST of Santiago City Tour, inclu trsf

Order code: SOE-STVCT

Approx. 5-6 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Does not include lunch.

This tour is ideal for those who wish to have pickup at a Santiago hotel or airport, followed by a city tour of Santiago, with dropoff at Valparaiso.

After your pickup at a Santiago hotel or SCL airport, discover the fascinating history, culture and architecture of Santiago as you tour Chile's cosmopolitan capital city.

Your tour begins in Santiago where you will travel to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor's Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here, you'll travel to one of the world's largest urban parks: San Cristobal Hill. This lush park encompasses 712 hectares and includes a zoo, cable car system, International gardens and restaurants. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city and the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains. Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 14 meter high 36 ton statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception that stands upon an 8.5 meter high pedestal and can be seen from most points of the city.

Dropoff at your hotel or ship in Valparaiso.

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SANTIAGO HOTEL TO SHIP (or reverse direction): TRANSFER-ONLY

Order code: SOE-XSHLVP

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Transfer only; tour not included. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This is a transfer only. Either direction: hotel to ship OR ship to hotel.

Please note that very often transfers that INCLUDE tours may actually be LESS expensive than these transfers-only. That is because it is easier to find passengers to share transfers + tours, thereby reducung their costs drastically.

If you are open to both transfers-only and transfers + tours, please let us know, so that we can better help you save.

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FROM AIRPORT to SHIP (or reverse direction): TRANSFER-ONLY

Order code: SOE-XAIRVP

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Transfer only; tour not included. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This is a transfer only. Either direction: airport to ship OR ship to airport.

Please note that very often transfers that INCLUDE tours may actually be LESS expensive than these transfers-only. That is because it is easier to find passengers to share transfers + tours, thereby reducung their costs drastically.

If you are open to both transfers-only and transfers + tours, please let us know, so that we can better help you save.

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FROM VALPARAISO/VINA HOTEL to SHIP (or reverse direction): TRANSFER-ONLY

Order code: SOE-XVHLVP

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Transfer only; tour not included. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This is a transfer only. Either direction: Valparaiso/Vina hotel to ship OR ship to Valparaiso/Vina hotel.

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FROM AIRPORT to SANTIAGO HOTEL (or reverse direction): TRANSFER-ONLY

Order code: SOE-TRATH

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Transfer only; tour not included. Please provide a baggage count as surcharges may apply if an upgrade to a larger vehicle is necessary.

This is a transfer only. Either direction: SCL airport to Santiago hotel OR Santiago hotel to SCL airport.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Dinner and Folkloric Show

Order code: SOE-NIGHT

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes transfer, dinner and show.

This is ideal for those who are extending their stay in Santiago, and who wish to enjoy an evening out with a dinner show.

Enjoy a magical evening guaranteed to satisfy your senses and your appetite. Savor a delicious variety of Chilean specialties and an entertaining assortment of folkloric dances and music from the north, central and southern regions of Chile, including the exotic dance and music of Easter Island.

Pickup and dropoff at your Santiago hotel.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Half Day Santiago City Tour

Order code: SOE-HDSTS

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Does not include lunch.

This tour is ideal for those who are extending their stay in Santiago, and who wish to have a city tour of Santiago, with pickup/dropoff at a Santiago hotel. Airport transfer available at extra cost.

Discover the fascinating history, culture and architecture of Santiago as you tour Chile's cosmopolitan capital city.

Your tour begins in Santiago where you will travel to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor's Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here, you'll travel to one of the world's largest urban parks: San Cristobal Hill. This lush park encompasses 712 hectares and includes a zoo, cable car system, International gardens and restaurants. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city and the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains. Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 14 meter high 36 ton statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception that stands upon an 8.5 meter high pedestal and can be seen from most points of the city.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Santiago Shopping, including Los Dominicos craft village

Order code: SOE-SSHOP

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch, if required, is at own expense.

This tour is ideal for those extending their stay in Santiago, and takes you where shopping is fun, varied and relaxing, visiting typical spots in the exclusive upper east end of the city. Pickup/dropoff is at Santiago hotel. Airport transfer available at extra cost.

Your tour begins along Alonso de Cordoba Avenue located in the Vitacura district where you'll visit a variety of exclusive boutiques that showcase the latest Chilean fashion, art, and home decoration. This avenue is also known for its high-end restaurants and cafes.

Later you'll drive towards the Andean foothills to visit the Handicraft village of Los Dominicos. Here you will find an impressive variety of handicrafts including works by various indigenous groups from across the country.

The beautiful Colonial-style architecture of the centre and its picturesque Andean backdrop, make this visit one of a kind. You will also have an opportunity to watch the crafts people as they work. Some of the crafts that you will find include pottery, copper, stone, wood, wool and glass products. On weekends you can also see a variety of music and dance exhibitions.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Full Day Andes and Santiago combo tour

Order code: SOE-ANSAN

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour.

This tour is perfect for those interested in seeing the best of the Andes Mountain Range and the best of Santiago in one day.

We begin with an early start and head towards Lo Barnechea, which is where we have the beginning of the road that takes us up to the world renowned Ski Center of Farellones, and to the Yerba Loca National Park and Nature Sanctuary.

The first stop is Farellones. Located at about 2,500 meters above sea level, Farellones is one of the most visited places in Chile during winter time, with over twenty ski slopes and various bars and clubs for those staying overnight.

Not only is Farellones a site for ski lovers, but it is also an important area for archeology. When Inca children turned into teenagers, they were sent on a pilgrimage to Cuzco, Peru, city from which, on the way back, these children had to travel in a straight line, crossing river valleys and mountain ranges. Those from the valley of Santiago had to cross though this area. They were given ?Chicha?, and plenty of food, but often, they could not survive the cold weather of the Andes at over 5,000 meters above sea level. This lead to a discovery: ?El Ni?o Inca Congelado del Plomo? (The frozen Inca boy from El Plomo). Once this was discovered, the area became a treasure hunting ground for local ?Huasos? and ?Arrieros? (Chilean cowboys).

After visiting this interesting place, you will visit the gorgeous and well-kept nature sanctuary of Yerba Loca. Here you find unique flora and fauna, with birds such as the Andean Hummingbird, the Peregrine Falcon, the Common Krestel, the Mountain Caracara, the Turkey Vulture and, of course, the Andean Condor. Enjoy a short, and relatively light hike here in order to appreciate some of this amazing landscape, flora, and fauna.

After seeing these Andean sights, you will head back to Santiago for an optional lunch stop at a local city restaurant (a box lunch option is available as well for the trip). Visit the main city sights, which include the historical downtown area, where you?ll see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda", as well as the Constitutional Square. Here, you?ll also see the former National Congress building, along with the Justice Palace, en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square).

At this square, you can find the Cathedral, the former Governor?s Palace (which is now the Main Post Office), the National History Museum, and the former prison (now the city hall).

We will continue, in order to see the ?Mercado Central?, followed by Parque Forestal, Barrio Bellas Artes, the Santa Lucia Hill, which is where Santiago was founded in 1541. If time allows, you?ll also see Barrio Bellavista, which is a colorful artist colony.

This tour ends at your hotel in Santiago.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Traditional Artisans at Colchagua Valley

Order code: SOE-ARTIS

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

This tour is ideal for shoppers and art lovers who are extending their stay in Santiago. Learn how some of Chile's most beautiful arts and crafts are made by touring artist studios and workshops in the Colchagua Valley. This tour begins and ends in Santiago. (If you require dropoff/pickup at the ship or airport, just ask us for a quote).

Departing from Santiago heading south, your first stop will be at the foothills of the Andes at the village of Doñihue which was once Incan territory and is now famous for its unique hand-woven blankets and clothing.

From here, you'll proceed to Pelequen, a small community that grew around a number of stone quarries. The region is noted for the unique pink volcanic stones of Rigolemu.

La Lajuela is next, and here you will see the production of woven hats as they are cut, dried and braided. Finally, you'll stop for a refreshing drink at the lovely Plaza Santa Cruz and then return to Santiago.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Full Day Excursion to the Andes/Portillo

Order code: SOE-ANDES

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is at your own expense.

This tour is ideal for those who are extending their stay in Santiago and who wish to visit its environs. Includes pickup and dropoff in Santiago. (In the event that you need pickup/dropoff at airport or Vinadel Mar/Valparaiso, please ask for a quote).

Departure from Santiago towards the city of Los Andes. On the way, we will cross the Aconcagua valley, known for being the most productive valley for growing fruits for export.

Your excursion to the Portillo Resort takes you high into the Andes mountains. Portillo is located 145 kms (90 miles) north of Santiago, close to the Argentine border. It is nestled within a high Andean valley between the peaks of Mount Ojos de Agua (4.239 mts) and Mount La Parva (4.852 mts). The highest mountain in the Americas, Aconcagua (6.957 mts), is also very close by.

Here you can stroll through one of Chile's finest ski resorts and taste the excellent cuisine offered by the hotel restaurant (optional). Enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and the emerald colored Inca Lagoon (also seen from the resort restaurant). There will be ample time to go outside and explore the area.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Colonial Hacienda Excursion, inclu BBQ lunch

Order code: SOE-SAHAC

Approx. 10 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Lunch is included.

You will visit a classic Colonial hacienda (estate farm) located a few kilometers south of Santiago. Here, you'll tour the hacienda, learning about its history, legends and myths, and then enjoy a typical country breakfast and a taste of local fruits grown at the hacienda.

Next you'll visit some copper handicraftsmen at work and later enjoy a delicious typical Chilean food and wine.

Pickup/dropoff at Santiago Hotel. Pickup/dropoff at airport, or Valparaiso/Vina del Mar can also be arranged at extra cost.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Santiago City Highlights and Jewish History

Order code: SOE-JEWCT

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

Jews have achieved prominent positions in the Chilean government and other areas of influence, and have played a key part in the founding of the country, both before and after its independence in 1813. Approximately 12,500 of Chile's 15,000 Jews today reside in the capital of Santiago. Other smaller communities exist in Viña Del Mar (Valparaiso), Concepcion, Temuco, and Valdivia.

Since 1920, Chile has implemented a clear separation between church and state, which has helped the Jews to achieve prominent status in the government and other fields. There are two day schools in the country as well as a clinic and old age home for the community and the University of Chile in Santiago has had a Jewish Studies Department since 1968.

Your tour begins traveling to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor's Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here you'll travel to the upper residential neighborhood of Las Condes and past the biggest Jewish school in the city known as the Haim Weizman-Ort Hebrew Institute that today enrolls 1,700 students. In Las Condes, you will see the Estadio Israelita Club and Synagogue (but entry to the synagogue is not available). Next, you'll visit the Ten Commandments Monument known by its inscription that claims it was copied from the old Jerusalem Bible.

Pickup/dropoff at Santiago hotel. Airport or Vina del Mar/Valparaiso transfer can be arranged at extra cost.

Note: As of November 2008, Santiago synagogues are no longer opening their doors to tourists. Synagogue visits are no longer a part of this tour.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Santiago Highlights and Casablanca Valley WINERY Tour

Order code: SOE-STWIN

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Lunch is not included.

This tour is ideal for those who are extending their stay in Santiago, and who want to visit Santiago's highlights and a winery, with return to Santiago. This tour begins and ends in Santiago hotel. (If you require dropoff at airport or Valparaiso/Vina del Mar instead, this can be arranged at extra cost).

Your tour begins in Santiago where you will travel to the historical center to see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. You will also see the Ex-National Congress building and the Justice Tribunal buildings en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Here, we find the Municipal Cathedral, Ex-Governor's Palace, Main Post Office and National Historic Museum.

From here, you'll travel to one of the world's largest urban parks: San Cristobal Hill. This lush park encompasses 712 hectares and includes a zoo, cable car system, International gardens and restaurants. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city and the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains. Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 14 meter high 36 ton statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception that stands upon an 8.5 meter high pedestal and can be seen from most points of the city.

Next, you'll travel through the picturesque wine-producing Casablanca Valley where you'll stop to visit a renowned vineyard and enjoy wine tasting.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Colchagua Valley Wine Route and Museum

Order code: SOE-COLWI

Approx. 7-8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This valley is a must-visit for wine enthusiasts and is ideal for those extending their stay in Santiago. The wines coming from this region differ remarkably from those produced in the Aconcagua Valley, north of the capital.

You'll depart from Santiago early in the morning and travel south to the Colchagua Valley.

Taste the wines and tour the Casa Silva Vineyard (or similar), one of the oldest and most traditional of the valley, and the Viu Manent Vineyard (or similar), which was founded in 1935 by Don Miguel Viu Garcia and forms part of the important history and tradition of Chilean wines.

After the tour you will visit the fascinating Colchagua Museum located in the town of Santa Cruz. Created in 1994, this esteemed private museum is renowned for its impressive collections of pre-Columbian and gold Moche culture artifacts as well as antique vehicles, amber pieces, and historical documents.

Pickup/dropoff at Santiago hotel. Airport or Vina del Mar/Valparaiso transfer can be arranged at extra cost.

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TO/FROM SANTIAGO: Maipo Valley Wine and Village Tour, including Concha y Toro winery

Order code: SOE-MAIPO

Approx. 6-7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This tour is ideal for wine enthusiasts and those extanding their stay in santiago. Your tour begins with a pick up in the morning and drive to the world renowned Concha y Toro Vineyard, one of the largest and perhaps most important wine exporters of Chile located south of Santiago city in the fertile Maipo Valley.

Founded in 1883, the vineyard sits within a beautiful park next to the old family mansion called "La Chascona" that dates back to the 19th Century.

Our visit to the vineyard includes a tour of the grounds, facilities, historical museum, centenarian cellars, and of course, wine tasting. The best-known wines produced by Concha y Toro are: Don Melchor, Marques de Casa Concha, and Casillero del Diablo.

Next, you will travel through the beautiful Maipo River valley close to the Andes mountains to the town of San Jose de Maipo. San Jose is a country village laid out in the traditional chessboard grid pattern with the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) in the center. Adobe architecture lends the village a Colonial air.

After relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the town, the Chilean countryside and the fresh mountain air of the Andes, you'll return to Santiago.

Pickup/dropoff at Santiago hotel. If you require pickup/dropoff at airport or Valparaiso/Viña del Mar, please ask for a quote.

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TO/ FROM VALPARAISO OR VINA: Half Day Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Renaca

Order code: SOE-HDVVR

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour (lunch not included).

This tour is ideal for passengers who want a more in-depth and leisurely tour of Valparaíso and Vina del Mar, but who don't need any Santiago-Valparaiso (or vice versa) transfers. Your guide will pick you up at the ship or your Valparaíso/Vina del Mar hotel.

As the tour departs, you'll travel to the district of Playa Ancha, site of the Chile Naval Academy. The tour continues by the areas popular and picturesque district and the 19th century Church "La Matriz", Plaza Echaurren and the Governor's Palace en route to the commercial heart of the city to the Plaza Victoria, Valparaiso's Main Square.

The tour continues along Manuel Montt Avenue to the Congress Building and along the coast to the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. Once in Vina del Mar, you'll see the "Flower Clock", Wolf Castle, the Presidential Villa and the gardens of the 1930's style Casino. A stop will be made at Oceanic Rock for a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Before returning, a stop will be made for relaxing and enjoying a Pisco Sour, a national aperitif drink.

Drop off in Valparaiso/Viña del Mar: Tour concludes at Hotel or Pier.

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TO/FROM VALPARAISO OR VINA: Coastal Resort Towns and Vina del Mar

Order code: SOE-FDBEA

Approx. 6 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. Does not include lunch.

This tour is ideal for those who are extending their stay in Valparaiso or Vina del Mar, and who want to explore the scenic areas of Chile's central coastline. This tour starts and ends at Valparaiso or Vina del Mar. (Pickup or dropoff in Santiago is optionally available).

Starting from the ship or your Valparaiso/Vina hotel, head towards the famed beach resorts lining the coastline.

Each resort has its own distinctive character. Papudo, Maitencillo and Laguna are arguably the most popular and diverse. Zapallar is, possibly, the most traditional, exclusive and manicured. Cachagua is more rural, informal and family orientated. The coast of the Chilean central zone is considered one of the five wonders of the country. With the benign climate of the western Mediterranean and the agricultural relief and beautiful scenery of southern California, this coastline covers some 50 kms between Horcón and Papudo and is so named because of its oxygenated, green water. On this tour, you will visit Maitencillo, Cachagua and Zapallar.

Leaving Valparaiso/Viña del Mar, you'll travel north along the coastal road to the summer beach resort town of Maitencillo. Here you'll visit a sea-gull reserve, see a wide variety of marine life and enjoy the beach and its colorful handicraft market. Maitencillo is a traditional fisherman village an hour and a half from Valparaiso, is known for its peaceful and laid back style of life.

Seven kms further north is Cachagua (which means "pastureland" in Mapuche), a relatively recent resort built on gentle slopes. At the northern end of the beach is an island, a sanctuary for pelicans, cormorants, sea otters, Humboldt and Magellan penguins that are unique in this part of the Chilean coast. Access to the island is restricted but you can admire it from a panoramic viepoint.

The last stop will be Zapallar, one of the first established and most exclusive summer beach resorts in Chile. Zapallar dates from 1893 and retains every bit of its high turn-of-the-century style and Mediterranean elegance. Large but tasteful homes lie hidden among the mature forests and exuberant gardens above the beach, accessed by winding streets and a footpath that leads all the way around the north side of the bay.

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Golfing Excursion

Order code: SOE-SGOLF

Approx. 0 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes modern and complete golf bag/equipment and transfers to/from golf course.

Fancy incorporating a round of golf into your cruise? Let us pick you up from your hotel, airport or cruise ship and take you to one of the many excellent golf courses in Santiago or Valparaiso. If you have a few days to spend in the area, we can even organize a golf tours to a different course every day.

Let us know your needs and we'll customize a program just for you.

Although we cannot guarantee perfect weather, the chances of rain between the months of October to April are very low, making this excursion one you'll not soon forget.

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Santiago/Valparaiso CUSTOM Tour/Transfer

Order code: SOE-CUSTO

Approx. 0 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you do not see a tour/transfer that meets your specific needs, contact us to design a custom itinerary. We have tours for those who are doing extended stays pre or post-cruise in santiago or Vina del Mar. We also have options for those who are doing back-to-back cruises.

Some suggestions include:
HOTSPRINGS AT DUSK 4hrs
SEWELL HERITAGE CITY & EL TENIENTE COPPER MINE 7hrs

For those seeking an active vacation:
MANTAGUA ESTUARY BY CANOE OR KAYAK 4hrs
HORSEBACK RIDING 3hrs
HORSEBACK RIDING WITH BEACH BBQ 5hrs
ANDES MOUNTAIN HORSEBACK RIDING 10hrs

We can even arrange extended, multi-day tours:
TREASURES OF COLONIAL CHILE 2 days/3 nights

As our tours are private, practically anything is possible! Just let us know what you have in mind.

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Hotel Packages for Santiago and Vina del Mar/Renaca

Order code: SOE-HOTEL

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Please contact us for pricing. Remember to specify dates and number of pax in your party, plus relevant cruise information.

In our efforts to serve all the needs of a cruise passenger, we are now offering hotel in Santiago and Vina del Mar/Renaca to complement our tours and shore excursions. Let us take the hassle out of your cruise vacation!

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Order code: NUE-TDFUE

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. National park entrance fee is included, and is payable on day of tour. We recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring a jacket. Please note that roads on the tour can be very bumpy at times.

This tour allows participants the opportunity to experience the unique scenery of Tierra del Fuego Island with its lakes, rivers, and vegetation and peat bogs.

After a 10-mile drive West of Ushuaia and across the valley from the Pipo River, you'll arrive at Tierra del Fuego National Park. This 150,000-acre park extends from the Beagle Channel in the south along the Chilean border to Lago Fagnano in the north.

Sections of the forest were damaged by fire long ago and today appear almost ghost-like with their stark pale grey trunks standing in contrast to the backdrop of lush green vegetation.

Photo opportunities include Panoramic Point, Lake Roca and Lapataia Bay.

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End-Of-World Train and Ensenada Bay (Shared Grp Tour)

Order code: NUE-TRENS

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a shared group tour. Entrance fee to national park is included.

Experience nature at its best on your combination bus and train ride in the world's southernmost National Park.

You will travel on the Tierra del Fuego Southern (Steam) Train, with train cars that have been modeled after earlier prison trains. During your narrated journey on the "End-of-the-World Train" you will discover a part of Tierra del Fuego's legendary history. You will pass reconstructed Yamanas and Shelknam Indian camps and ride through the "Canodon del Toro" within the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

At the railway's turnaround point, board a vehicle and continue your journey through the National Park while viewing such spectacular sites as Ensenada Bay.

A stop will be made at Club Hipico where you will be entertained by a typical "Gaucho" performance while enjoying a snack.

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Escondido and Fagnano Lake Excursion

Order code: NUE-ESCFL

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour.

Your excursion begins in the morning driving Northeast from Ushuaia along National Route No. 3.

Crossing over the mountain range you will discover peat bogs, small glaciers, ski centers, waterfalls and dry trees destroyed by beavers.

From Hambre Ranch you'll follow the mountain path to a panoramic viewpoint. You will ascend until reaching the famous Garibaldi Pass. From here, the highest point in the province (430 mts. above sea level or 1410 feet), you will have exceptional views of Escondido and Fagnano Lakes.

Enjoy a brief rest stop and visit at Escondido Lake. From here you'll continue on past a sawmill to see the largest lake in the province, Lake Fagnano.

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Lake Escondido

Order code: NUE-ESCON

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a private/semi-private tour. We recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring a jacket.

The excursion takes you through a series of valleys on the island: Carvajal, Altos del Valle, Tierra Mayor and Las Cotorras.

From here you will go up to Garibaldi Pass, 450 mts. above sea level, to where Lake Escondido is found. Garibaldi Pass crosses the Andes Mountains, which runs from the east to the west of the island - from the border with Chile to the Atlantic coast.

You will then begin your descent to Hosteria Petrel on the shores of Lake Escondido, where you will stop to admire the stunning surroundings.

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Tierra del Fuego Highlights, PLUS End-Of-the-Earth Train

Order code: NUE-TDFTRN

Approx. 4-5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

The train portion of the tour is on a group basis, and the van/bus portion is on a semi-private/private basis. Rates include the train fare, but does NOT include the National Park entrance fee, payable on day of tour.

This extended 4-5 hour combo tour combines the National Park Highlights tour, with the famed Tren Fin del Mundo, i.e. the "Train to the End of the Earth". (If you prefer a shorter combo tour, please see the 2.5 hour "Ensenada Bay, PLUS End-Of-the-Earth Train" tour below).

Experience a train ride on the famous Tren Fin del Mundo ("Train to the End of the Earth") or a 30-minute ride through Tierra del Fuego National Park. This train is outfitted with furnishings and decor that hearken back to the 19th-century grand age of luxury rail travel.

The narrow-gauge, diesel locomotive retraces the route used by the inmates of the island's penal colonies (the last one closed in 1947). On board the simple cars, cross the Pipo River and Canadon del Toro before entering the park.

In addition to the train ride, this combo tour also includes a van/bus tour to take in the pristine beauty of the famed Tierra del Fuego National park, allowing you to explore areas not covered by the train ride.

The national park which covers 150,000 acres and extends from the Beagle Channel to Lake Fagnano in the north. Some parts of the forest were damaged by fires long ago and are today almost ghost-like, with stark pale gray trunks standing in contrast against the backdrop of lush green vegetation.

You will visit not only Ensenada Bay, but also Roca Lake and Lapataia Bay, and travel all the way to the end of the famed Pan American Highway.

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Lake Escondido and & Las Cotorras with BBQ lunch

Order code: NUE-ESBBQ

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Excludes beverages.

Enjoy a scenic drive through Ushuaia to the Pan American Highway toward the north side of the island. During your drive, enjoy the view of the lakes and valleys of the region as you make your way across the Fuegian Andes Mountains, passing forests, peat bogs, and glaciers up to Garibaldi Pass at an elevation of nearly 1,500 feet. The combination of water, forest and mountain is the perfect scenery for relaxation.

Along the way, you will stop for a typical lunch at a cozy local restaurant. You will have time to stroll the grounds and visit the husky sled dog team and the Gift Shop.

After lunch (beverages excluded), continue your scenic drive to Lake Escondido where you will be in close contact with Nature. You will have some time to take in the views before your drive back to Ushuaia.

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USHUAIA CITY & LAS COTORRAS - WITH BBQ

Order code: NUE-UCTLC

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

During this excursion you will see some panoramic viewpoints of the city and surrounding landscapes as well as historical buildings with their unique Fuegian construction.

Following Route Number 3 you will cross part off the Andes Mountain range before arriving at the Carvajal Valley where you will enjoy panoramic area views.

We continue to Las Cotorras where you will enjoy a typical Patagonian lamb barbecue. You will have time to stroll the grounds and visit the husky sled dog team and the Gift Shop.

Late morning (lunch) and early evening (dinner) departures.

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Beagle Channel Catamaran and Penguin Cruise (Private Charter only)

Order code: NUE-HAMME

Approx. 4-5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is available only for large group CHARTERS only. Please email us for pricing and specify the number of pax in your group.

Board our modern catamaran and head east, sailing through the Beagle Channel towards the "Bird" and "Sea Lion" Islands, so named because of the wildlife they host.

Watch out for the sighting of the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. Sailing on, you will pass the Chilean Military Township of Puerto Williams.

Upon reaching Hammer Island, you will encounter the thriving penguin colony that frequents this area from October through March every year. Magellan penguins are a delight to watch from the comfort of your boat as they waddle around looking like over- dressed dinner guests. Your experienced naturalist guide will narrate throughout. You will have plenty of time to observe these adorable creatures before sailing back to Ushuaia.

On our way back, you will pass Remolino Ranch, where the cruise and freighter ship "Monte Sarmiento" has laid since the beginning of the last century. Disembark the catamaran after a lovely day soaking in the scenic wonders of Ushuaia from the Beagle Channel.

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Ushuaia Custom Tour

Order code: NUE-USHCU

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

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