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South America Cruise - Santiago to Guayaquil

15 days, Santiago to Guayaquil

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Looking to experience the beauty of coastal South America but want to include some of the region’s most important landmarks along the way? Look no further than this 15-day cruise that begins at sea and takes you 2,430m (7,972 ft) above sea level with an included three-day tour to one of the world’s most important ruins: Machu Picchu. This unique itinerary will have you cruising through Chile’s majestic coastline, exploring colourful coastal towns, taking in the beauty of national parks, and discovering famed archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley. If you’re looking for a tour that will have you checking plenty off your must-do list, we’ve got you covered.

15 days

Santiago to Guayaquil

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Looking to experience the beauty of coastal South America but want to include some of the region’s most important landmarks along the way? Look no further than this 15-day cruise that begins at sea and takes you 2,430m (7,972 ft) above sea level with an included three-day tour to one of the world’s most important ruins: Machu Picchu. This unique itinerary will have you cruising through Chile’s majestic coastline, exploring colourful coastal towns, taking in the beauty of national parks, and discovering famed archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley. If you’re looking for a tour that will have you checking plenty off your must-do list, we’ve got you covered.

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Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Age requirement: 10+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

15 days

Santiago to Guayaquil

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: XVSGSX

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

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Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Santiago

Arrive at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique city.

Day 2Santiago/Valparaíso

It's an early start this morning, as you transfer from Santiago to Valparaiso to join the G Expedition.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3South Pacific Ocean

Opt to spend this time at sea out on deck or join one of the lectures or painting classes.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Caldera

Enjoy a full day of exploring picturesque Caldera. Choose between visiting local museums or a local mine. Soak in the desert scenery.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5South Pacific Ocean

Another day at sea gives you the opportunity to spend some time out on deck. Keep your cameras and binoculars on hand for scenery or wildlife viewing opportunities.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Arica

Enjoy a day in Arica. Opt to relax on the beach, or head out on a city tour and visit the San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7South Pacific Ocean

Enjoy a day hike along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Reach the Hongu Taisha Shrine with the largest torii gate in Japan.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8San Juan de Marcona

Enjoy a guided tour of Nazca desert cemetery and the potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines (available for pre-purchase).

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9San Juan de Marcona

Enjoy getting a closer look at sea lions, penguins and seabirds with a Zodiac cruise to the nearby nature reserve.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Callao/Cusco

Travel from the port in Lima to the airport for a short flight to the colonial city of Cusco set high in the Andes Mountains. Take a tour of the city to learn more about the history, soak in the architecture and the valley's atmopshere. Continue on to a hotel for the night in the Sacred Valley.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Ollantaytambo

Spend the day getting to know the Sacred Valley a little better. Enjoy guided visits to the Incan ruins sites of Pisac and Moray with a visit to a local handicraft market. After, meet the women at the G Adventures-supported Ccaccaccollo community and Women’s Weaving Co-op. Learn about their ancient traditions. Stop in the indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious lunch and know that your visit is helping to support a remote community. Later, visit the pre-Incan salt pans of Las Salineras and learn more about the Incas with a tour of Ollantaytambo ruins.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit| Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Machu Picchu

Rise early and journey to the Ollantaytambo station to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes, at the base of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins and soak in the famous views. Enjoy free time to explore the ruins on your own before returning to Cusco for the night.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Cusco/Trujillo

Fly to Trujillo and return to the Expedition. Opt for a guided visit to the ancient Chimu capital of Chan Chan. Wander this UNESCO site and marvel at the carvings and gain unique insight into the ancient history of the region.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14South Pacific Ocean

Spend some time on board with your fellow travellers, while enjoying an optional painting class or photography workshop.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Salinas/Guayaquil

Disembark the G Expedition and catch a transfer from Salinas to Guayaquil city centre. The perfect launching point for a trip extension to the Galapagos Islands, and with easy connections to Quito, Guayaquil has a charm all of its own that few take the time to explore.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • 10 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley (3-day land excursion)
  • Cusco city tour
  • Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour
  • G Adventures-supported Women's Weaving Co-op visit (Ccaccaccollo)
  • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant (Sacred Valley)
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs on board
  • Internal flights
  • All transport to/from included activities and between all destinations

Accommodations

Twin-share hotels (4 nts), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (10 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.

Meals

14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
Allow USD30-40 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus, plane, train, walking.

Staff & experts

One Expedition team member per 10 guests.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

South America Cruise - Santiago to Guayaquil

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