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South America & Panama Canal Cruise

From $2199 (was $4398)

20 Days / 19 Nights

Includes 3 meals during tour, all meals during cruise

Passport Required

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South America & Panama Canal Cruise

Tour Starts: Santiago, Chile

Tour Ends: Miami, Florida

Day 1

Overnight Flight

Your adventure begins with your overnight flight to Santiago, Chile.

Day 2

Arrive in Santiago, Chile

Arrive in Santiago, the capital of and largest city in Chile. If you have purchased your airline tickets from YMT Vacations, you will be welcomed by a YMT representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your fellow travelers and enjoy an included welcome dinner. (D)

 

Hotel Atton El Bosque or similar

Day 3

Santiago, Chile

Enjoy a half-day morning sightseeing tour to see some of the city’s landmarks, including the San Francisco Church, the oldest monument of the country and La Moneda Palace, originally constructed to house the Mint of the Spanish Crown during the 18th century. Then stop at San Cristobal Hill where the famous Virgin Mary statue overlooks the city. (B)

 

Hotel Atton El Bosque or similar

Day 4

Embarkation

After breakfast, we make our way to Viña del Mar, known as the “Garden City” for its vast amount of parks and gardens, for a panoramic tour. In the early afternoon, arrive in Valparaiso where you will board the Norwegian Sun, your floating hotel for the next two weeks. (B)

Day 5

Coquimbo, Chile (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)

The quaint harbor town of Coquimbo was once the center of Chile’s thriving gold and copper industry.

Day 6

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 7

Arica, Chile (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its green valleys and inspiring regions, Arica is a lush city amid the Atacama Desert, the driest non-polar desert in the world.

Day 8

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 9

Callao (Lima), Peru (7:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Discover the hidden treasures of Lima and enjoy Peruvian cuisine specialties in one of the most beautiful colonial mansions.

Day 10

Day 10 • Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru (11:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Immerse yourself in a cultural experience as you visit the Moche Valley and learn about the people that inhabited the region.

Day 11

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 12

Manta, Ecuador (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Pristine beaches, picturesque villages and a unique tropical dry forest await your exploration outside Manta. Or spend your day discovering the charming atmosphere and colonial architecture of nearby Montecristi, which was founded in the early 1600s.

Day 13

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 14

Puntarenas, Costa Rica (9:00 AM–7:00 PM)

Sitting amid some of the most beautiful rainforests in the country, Puntarenas is a city in transition from important historical shipping port to tourist Mecca.

Day 15

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 16

Daylight Transit of the Panama Canal

Linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Paci c Ocean, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising’s most unforgettable experiences. After over 10 years in the making, the canal was finally completed in 1914.

Day 17

Cartagena, Colombia (10:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Cartagena is full of history and charm. For example, from La Popa Monastery, you have a panoramic view of the city and harbor. You can enjoy the artisan center of Las Bovedas (The Dungeons), Plaza Bolivar, the Palace of Inquisition, and the Church of San Pedro Claver.

Day 18 & 19

At Sea

Make sure you take the chance to try all of the fun activities onboard one more time!

Day 20

Disembarkation and Depart for Home from Miami

Today your vacation comes to an end, but you'll depart for home with new friends and memories to reflect on for years to come!