2019: Cruising South America with Pre Easter Island (1712)

23 days from Santiago to Buenos Aires

Your affordable South America vacation and cruise begins with a night in Santiago, followed by a three-night stay on Chile's captivating Easter Island. You'll explore this largest of open-air museums-home to more than 400 moais, ruins, and temples. Take in this spectacular setting to witness the mysterious creation of gigantic carvings by an ancient civilization. This incredible trip through South America's legendary and beloved locations is perfect for the budget-minded adventurer in all of us! This affordable journey continues with a cruise through some of the continent's most stunning destinations in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay with ports of call including Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands. Your odyssey carries you to Patagonia's Lake District with some of the Earth's most breathtaking scenery. Other once-in-a-lifetime adventures include your journey to Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel-named after the first ship to explore the region. You'll cruise the Strait of Magellan through the Chilean fjords, passing icebergs, glaciers, and Andean peaks, and around Cape Horn at the end of the world-where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet. You'll see stunning landscapes of the Falklands with penguins on shore of the coastal town of Port Stanley and the wildlife of the gateway to remote environments and Argentine Patagonia. Arrive in Buenos Aires to enjoy colorful culture and cuisine. Adventure awaits on this affordable South America cruise vacation!

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Tour Operator
Cosmos
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2019
Duration
23 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1SantiagoWelcome to the capital of Chile! Santiago, Chile's scenic capital between the Pacific and the Andes. With a coastline more than 2,650 miles long, Chile is more than 10 times longer than wide. It has a distinctly European flavor accented with Latin flair, making Santiago one of South America's most sophisticated and modern cities. Upon arrival, you will be met by your Local Host, who will help you check into your hotel.
Day 2Easter IslandToday, board a flight for Easter Island, considered the largest open-air museum and boasting more than 400 moais, ruins, and temples. (B)
Day 3Easter IslandYour first stop is AHU VAIHU, where eight large moais lie in ruins, followed by AHU AKAHANGA, said to be the site where bones of the first king of Easter Island (Hotu Matu'a) were buried. Next up: RANO RARAKU, where 95% of all moai were carved and you will find 394 statues remaining in various stages of completion. It seems as if production was abruptly abandoned, leaving a frozen snapshot of time. Visit the beautifully restored AHU TONGARIKI, the largest platform on the island with its 15 moai. See AHU TE PITO KURA, the largest moai ever transported and erected on an ahu (stone ceremonial platforms). Last stop is the beach of ANAKENA, where King Hotu Matu'a first landed on Rapa Nui. (B,L)
Day 4Easter IslandVisit RANO KAU, the second-oldest volcano on the island with a freshwater lake in its caldera. Continue to the ceremonial village of ORONGO to see the restored houses from the 16th century. At AHU VINAPU, see the fallen remains of the broken moai-the figures here are slightly different and have short legs. Next stop is ANA KAI TAGATA, a beautiful cave with wall paintings depicting the Manutara bird. This afternoon, visit AHU AKIVI, with seven restored moais built in the middle of the island. According to legend, these statues represent the seven scouts sent to Rapa Nui by King Hotu Matu'a. Finally, visit the PUNA PAU topknot-quarry, where all the pukaos that were placed on top of the moais were made. (B)
Day 5SantiagoFly to Santiago where you will be transferred to your hotel. Upon arrival to the hotel, you will be met by your Tour Director, who will help you check-in. (B)
Day 6SantiagoYour guided CITY TOUR introduces you to Santiago-the country's political, commercial, and cultural capital. View La Moneda Government Palace and San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Also, see Club Hipico, one of the most renowned horseracing tracks in South America. Your tour ends at the city's main square, Plaza de Armas, with a visit to the relic-rich CATHEDRAL. Your afternoon is at leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show. (B)
Day 7ValparaisoEnjoy a free day exploring Santiago before transferring to Valparaiso to board the Norwegian Sun where you will begin an unforgettable cruise around South America. (B,D)
Day 8Cruising: At Sea(B,L,D)
Day 9CRUISING: PUERTO MONTTWake up in Patagonia's Lake District and the town of Puerto Montt with its Bavarian feel. Options today include a visit to Lago Todos los Santos to see waterfalls, breathtaking scenery, and Osorno Volcano. (B,L,D)
Day 10CRUISING: PUERTO CHACABUCOArrive in northern Patagonian Puerto Chacabuco where Sculptured icebergs, soaring fjords and Andean peaks are all around you. This tiny town is truly and untouched settlement that is surrounded by pristine and rugged views of the Andes Mountains and massive glaciers. Perhaps opt to visit Rio Simpson National Reserve for light hiking and possible wildlife viewing. (B,L,D)
Day 11CRUISING: CHILEAN FJORDS & PATAGONIA CHANNELSToday finds you in the isolated and remote Chilean fjords with a relaxing passage through some of nature's most exciting creations offering vistas of azure waters and glaciers around lesser known fjords. (B,L,D)
Day 12CRUISING: STRAIT OF MAGELLANBring binoculars and take a seat with a view for our majestic passage through the Strait of Magellan which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Named after Ferdinand Magellan who was the first European to sail the 350-mile long channel, the Strait of Magellan was once a major shipping channel prior to the Panama Canal's completion in 1914. (B,L,D)
Day 13CRUISING: PUNTA ARENASFrom the original name "Sandy Point," this southernmost capital city in Chile had its humble beginnings as sparse penal colony near the Straits of Magellan. Today, Punta Arenas' prosperity is fed by its strategic location as a gateway to the Antarctic Peninsula and wool industry. (B,L,D)
Day 14CRUISING: USHUAIA, ARGENTINA & BEAGLE CHANNELArrive in the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, located on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Once a secluded outpost and penal colony, today Ushuaia is a thriving community for timber, fishing, and tourism. You may opt to visit nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park before cruising the Beagle Channel this afternoon. The channel is named after the HMS Beagle which was the first ship to explore the area and had among its crew a then unknown naturalist by the name of Charles Darwin. (B,L,D)
Day 15CRUISING: CAPE HORNGrab your camera and a great seat on deck for cruising around the world famous Cape Horn at the 'end of the world' where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet at the southern tip of South America. (B,L,D)
Day 16CRUISING: PORT STANLEYArrive in the capital of the Falkland Islands-Port Stanley-an off-the-beaten-path coastal town with stunning landscapes. This quaint city may be home to a small population, but it's big on things to see and do. Consider visiting the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, the southernmost cathedral in the world, or the Historic Dockyard Museum. Perhaps, spend free time on the lookout for penguins near the shore. (B,L,D)
Day 17Cruising: At Sea(B,L,D)
Day 18CRUISING: PUERTO MADRYN, ARGENTINAPuerto Madryn is a gateway to remote wildlife preserves and Argentine Patagonia. If you want to see wildlife, go to the Punta Tombo Nature Reserve where a large colony of Magellan penguins can be found. (B,L,D)
Day 19Cruising: At Sea(B,L,D)
Day 20CRUISING: MONTEVIDEOResting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city. Perhaps tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849, wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida. (B,L,D)
Day 21Buenos AiresDisembark your ship today in Buenos Aires. This cosmopolitan city with a great European cultural influence has managed to preserve its old traditions and charming corners. Continue to the hotel where you will have the remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 22Buenos AiresBegin your Buenos Aires CITY TOUR with a drive on the widest avenue in the world, 9 de Julio, passing the famous Colon Theatre, Plaza de Mayo, La Casa Rosada (the President' s Pink House), and the first City Hall, which was built during Spanish rule. Visit the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, where Pope Francis celebrated Mass when he was Cardinal of Buenos Aires. Also see the mausoleum of General San Martin, Argentina's national hero. Stop in San Telmo to explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires before continuing to La Boca with its colorful Caminito Street. End today's tour in the glamourous Recoleta district, home to elegant boutiques, distinguished restaurants, and RECOLETA CEMETERY. See one of the most impressive monuments in Argentina, the mausoleum of Eva Peron, also known as Evita. Tonight, enjoy dinner and drinks before your professional TANGO SHOW begins. (B,D)
Day 23Buenos AiresYour vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Dates & Prices above do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing above: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $2,913(based on Miami departure in January 2019); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Santiago/Easter Island; Easter Island/Santiago. Air prices in this brochure were effective on July 11, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Cruise price is based on inside category ID on the Norwegian Sun. Cabin upgrades are available.

Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $679 to $801, depending on ship/date, are not included in price.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$2,165 to $2,485

Triple Rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Santiago:
i
n single room $160; in twin room $86

Extra Nights per person in Buenos Aires:
in single room $113; in twin room $62

2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2019.

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