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17 Mar, 2018


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Cordillera and Andean Secrets with Ponant

Discover the ancient Inca Empire and its stunning slumbering citadels. From Valparaiso, set sail aboard the Le Boréal for a 13-day cruise along the coasts of Chile and Peru.

You will visit Iquique and its exceptional historic centre inherited from the Gold Rush. Not far, you will find Humberstone, a disused mining town where the buildings now house museums listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Arica, the ‘city of eternal spring’ where the climate is temperate and sunny year round, is very popular for its beautiful beaches and its sites brimming with history. You will be captivated by this surprising city where the Inca people once lived.

From the port of Callao near Lima, you will be able to visit the ancient city of Cusco, discovered in 1533 by the conquistadors, as well as the famous site of Machu Picchu, the gigantic lost city, an architectural gem listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Le Boréal will stop at Salaverry, an opportunity to discover the ruins of Chan Chan, the largest adobe citadel of Pre-Colombian America and former capital of the Chimu kingdom.

Your cruise will end in Guayaquil, after a unforgettable journey full of cultural discoveries.

Highlights include:

  • Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Valparaiso, the saltpeter mining towns of Iquique, the historic centre of Lima, Cuzco, the site of Machu Picchu, the archeological zone of Chan Chan;
  • Discover the major pre-Colombian sites and the mysterious geoglyphs;
  • Exceptional architectural heritage, testimony to the colonial era;
  • Discover Arequipa from Matarani.
  • Specialist lecturers aboard to share their passion for their subject and their knowledge with you.

The Ship -Le Boréal

Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design – Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

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