Voyage 7925

Guayaquil to Santiago

 

 

Day 1 - October 18, 2009 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guests arrived in the early afternoon. New faces and voices joined the few who stayed on after Central America...


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Day 2 - October 19, 2009 - At Sea, En Route To Peru

Whales were seen as well throughout the whole day, Humpbacks breaching and even a blue whale was spotted...


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Day 3 - October 20, 2009 - Salaverry, Peru

The Huaca of the Moon is a monumental edifice, built and rebuilt, by the Moche Culture, over a period lasting from 100 BC to 700 AD, and it was an extremely important ceremonial center...


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Day 4 - October 21, 2009 - Supe, Peru

At 11 am the Prince Albert II was dropping anchor in front of Supe, and shortly thereafter the expedition staff was on a scout boat going ashore to check out the conditions for a landing this afternoon...


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Day 5 - October 22, 2009 - Callao, Peru (Port Of Lima)

The privately owned Larco Herrera Museum houses the most extensive collection of pre-Colombian art in Peru. There were literally thousands of pots, textiles and silverware pieces...


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Day 6 - October 23, 2009 - Callao, Peru

Known for their canter, the Paso horse is genetically predisposed to this unique style rather than trained. It is said the even the worst rider can look like an expert upon one of these beautiful creatures...


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Day 7 - October 24, 2009 - Paracas, Peru

Known for their canter, the Paso horse is genetically predisposed to this unique style rather than trained. It is said the even the worst rider can look like an expert upon one of these beautiful creatures...


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Day 8 - October 25, 2009 - At Sea En Route To Arica, Chile

I even had an opportunity to do some whale watching; thanks to the Captain’s competent navigation we encountered a small pod of Fin Whales...


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Day 9 - October 26, 2009 - Arica, Chile

After one hour up in this beautiful scenery with the Parinacota Volcano in the background, alpacas and llamas on the shore of the lake and a rich birdlife with Andean Goose, Andean Flamingo, Puna Ibis, Andean Coot, Andean Gull and Andean Duck, we again headed down the highway to Putre...


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Day 10 - October 27, 2009 - Iquique, Chile

Humberstone was abandoned in 1960 and was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The dry desert environment has left the abandoned buildings relatively untouched...


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Day 11 - October 28, 2009 - Antofagasta, Chile

The second part of our morning tour was to the area north of the city, along the dramatic seacoast to admire La Portada, an enormous rock caressed by the sea and sand until a spectacular arch formed...


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Day 12 - October 29, 2009 - Isla Pan De Azucar, Chile

Today was definitely what we had been waiting for, time in the Zodiacs, close encounters with wildlife and a mix of lectures separated by fine dinning and good company. A day of true expedition cruising onboard the Prince Albert II...


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Day 13 - October 30, 2009 - Coquimbo, Chile

This morning we docked in the natural harbor of Coquimbo, whose name comes from the native Diaguita word for "place of calm waters". This bustling port city is the capital of the Elqui Province and serves as the winter home for the Chilean Navy...


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Day 14 - October 31, 2009 - Valparaiso, Chile

On the way back to the ship, guests could enjoy for the last time the bird life of the western South American coast with Peruvian Pelicans, Kelp Gull and Neotropical Cormorants flying around in the port area...


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