Silversea Luxury Cruises À ARICA

ARICA

Arica boasts that it is "the land of the eternal spring," but its temperate climate and beaches are not the only reason to visit this small city. Relax for an hour or two on the Plaza 21 de Mayo. Walk to the pier and watch the pelicans and sea lions trail the fishing boats as the afternoon's catch comes in. View more

Walk to the top of the Morro and imagine battles of days gone by, or wonder at the magnitude of modern shipping as Chilean goods leave the port below by container ship.Arica is gaining notice for its great surfing conditions, and in 2009 hosted the Rusty Arica Pro Surf Challenge, a qualifying event to the world series of surf.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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PUNTARENAS À VALPARAISO
  • Départ
    oct. 29 2019
  • Durée
    25 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Explorer
à partir de US$ 11 100
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LIMA (Callao) À BUENOS AIRES
  • Départ
    oct. 30 2019
  • Durée
    25 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Cloud
à partir de US$ 17 700
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GUAYAQUIL À VALPARAISO
  • Départ
    nov. 09 2019
  • Durée
    14 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Explorer
à partir de US$ 8 640
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LIMA (Callao) À BUENOS AIRES
  • Départ
    févr. 06 2020
  • Durée
    20 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Shadow
à partir de US$ 12 960
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LIMA (Callao) À USHUAIA
  • Départ
    oct. 28 2020
  • Durée
    34 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Cloud
à partir de US$ 26 600
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LIMA (Callao) À USHUAIA
  • Départ
    oct. 28 2020
  • Durée
    19 Jours
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    Silver Cloud
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LIMA (Callao) À BUENOS AIRES
  • Départ
    janv. 23 2021
  • Durée
    22 Jours
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    Silver Moon
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Excursions depuis ARICA

Atacama Coastal Trek

Experience the splendid beauty and marine life along the sandy coast of Arica during this picturesque, half-day nature trek.


Scenic Drive and El Morro de Arica Viewpoint

Depart the pier for the scenic drive to the El Morro de Arica Viewpoint. En route, pass by the renowned beach resorts of El Laucho and La Lisera. Upon arrival at the El Morro de Arica Viewpoint, take in breath-taking panoramic vistas of the city, ocean and port.


Coastal Walking Tour, Puntilla and Main Plaza

Next, your drive continues south along the coastal road to the starting point of your guided walking tour. Along the way, traverse the sandy hills and sidewalls of these sandy mountains, and explore caves, caverns and other fascinating natural sites. A brief stop is made at Puntilla to observe and photograph the sea lions and local birds in their natural habitat.


Afterward, walk back to the coach along the same trail, and then commence the brief drive back to Arica.


Upon arrival, you may opt to return directly to the pier or be dropped off at the Main Plaza to explore the downtown area and return to the ship at your own expense.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1 mile (about 1.6 kilometers), at times over uneven, sandy and rocky terrain, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. It is not recommended for guests with fear of heights and who could experience dizziness. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least eight (8) years old to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather and walking conditions.

Chilean Valleys and Their People

Travel to the Azapa Valley and get to know the tastes and the traditions of the region and visit a local family. Discover the area products such as tropical fruit, olives and flowers. The area also is home to relics of the cultures that once populated the area.

The Asoagro Market

Leave the pier to the colourful Asoagro fruits and vegetables market. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about the local products that are cultivated in the Azapa and Lluta Valleys.


Hacienda Visit

After some time to walk through the stands and taste some products, proceed to share lunch with a local family. On the way, you will drive along the Azapa Road and take the old road for a short photo stop at the Tropilla geoglyphs.

During the visit to the local family you will have the opportunity to walk through the house and enjoy a typical lunch menu prepared with own recipes of our hosts. Learn about their family history and traditions and also how they have been adapted to live in this fertile oasis.


Town Highlights

After lunch, continue to Arica's "Colon Square", also known as the "Plaza de Armas" or "Plaza Colón". Lear about the monuments and buildings set around the square, including the Church of San Marcos. The prefabricated, wrought iron church was built as a replacement for the previous church that was swept away by a tidal wave in 1869. Erected in 1876, this Gothic-style construction stands proudly over the main square, and boasts a beautiful, wooden door made at the Gustave Eiffel et Cie. workshops. Lastly, visit the nearby market, where there are plentiful opportunities to pick up a souvenir.


At the conclusion of the tour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This Silver Shore Collection involves minimal walking at guest's own discretion. We suggest guests dress in light clothing and wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. The host family does not speak English; your guide will offer the translation. Due to average local temperatures, coaches are not equipped with air-conditioning

Flavours & Colours of Arica

Learn about the flavours of the region during this half day outing. Leave the pier to drive directly towards the Azapa Valley. Enjoy the magnificent views while riding to an olive production farm.


Olive Farm

Upon arrival, walk amongst the olive trees as you learn about various kinds of olives and the process of their cultivation. Taste a variety of olives produced at the farm.


Market

Next, drive to the local colourful fruits and vegetables Market, where you walk through the stands and learn about the products grown in the Azapa and Lluta Valleys.


Handicraft Village

Afterwards, visit the nearby complete Handicraft Village. Browse around the workshops which offer a variety of products such as ceramics and pottery and carved stones. At the same place, enjoy a "Mango Sour", typical drink from the region, while a group of local dancers perform a Northern dances demonstration.


A final stop will be made at the main Plaza for independent sightseeing before returning to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking over uneven terrain. This program is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or for those who utilise a wheelchair. We suggest guests dress in light clothing and wear flat walking shoes and sun protection. The order of this tour may be reversed. Due to average local temperatures, coaches are not equipped with air-conditioning.

Highland Ancestors

Explore the people, culture and the authentic lifestyles of Chile's highland ancestors during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion to the Andes.


Lluta Valley and Geoglyphs

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive towards the Lluta Valley. En route, a photo stop is made to observe the interesting geoglyphs designed on the hills by ancient inhabitants of the region. From here, your drive ascends approximately 25 miles (about 40 kilometres), where a refreshment stop is made at a rustic inn for a coca leaf tea to avoid feeling sick from the altitude, just as the Aymara people do.


Copaquilla Pukara and Viewpoint, and Putre Viewpoint

Next, re-board your coach and head to the Copaquilla Pukara, the archaeological remains of an old fortress built to protect its surroundings. A photo stop is made at the Copaquilla Viewpoint before continuing on towards Putre Town. After another photo stop at the Putre Viewpoint, drive to Putre Town, located approximately 10,498 feet (about 3,200 metres) above sea level.


Putre Town and Main Plaza

Upon arrival in Putre Town, the capital of the Parinacota region, take a guided walking tour through its interesting and unique streets, and learn about the town's adobe houses. Following your walking tour, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, some free time is made available to explore the town at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 3.25-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 383 yards (about 300 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking at the Plaza de Putre is at the discretion of each guest. Due to the high altitude, this tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with heart and/or respiratory problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, raingear and a warm jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least nine years old to participate on this tour.

Highlights of Arica & Environs

Discover the picturesque beauty and historic landmarks of Chile's northernmost city during this half-day sightseeing excursion to Arica and its environs. Located at the mouth of Azapa River, Arica is Chile's northernmost city. The 'City of Eternal Spring' - a name given due to its year-round mild and sunny days - lies at the mouth of the Azapa Valley, a fertile oasis in the northern extreme of the Atacama Desert and a mere 11 miles (17.7 kilometres) from the Peruvian border.


Azapa Valley Geoglyphs

The tour commences driving along the coast, passing by the Lisera and El Laucho beaches towards Azapa Valley, well known for its olives production. On the way, seen from the distance are several geoglyphs that are unique drawings of human and animal forms created centuries ago by the native aboriginals, drawing over the sandy walls with unexplained figures. A short stop near Cerro Sombrero will be made allowing a closer view and photo opportunity of the geoglyphs.


Archaeological Museum

Continue to visit the San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum, with an interesting display of artefacts and remains of the oldest on earth Chinchorro mummies dating 6,000-8,000 BC.


El Morro

Continue the tour driving back to Arica to reach El Morro de Arica, a massive promontory towering over the city, to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the bay. The Morro is the northernmost peak of the Coastal Range and the site of the decisive battle in the War of the Pacific.


Plaza Colón

On the way back, stop at Plaza Colón for some time at leisure to stroll around. At agreed time return to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 328 yards (299 metres) and a few steps to negotiate to access the museum. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair; however guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach with minimal assistance. The church is not wheelchair accessible. We suggest guests dress in seasonal attire and wear flat, walking shoes and sun protection. The order of sites visited may vary. Due to average local temperatures, coaches are not equipped with air-conditioning. Most shops are closed on Sunday's. Local currency & USD cash accepted. Credit cards are not accepted. The San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum will be going through renovations during the 2017 season; however the most important section, on the Chinchorro mummies, will remain open.

Shaman, Deserts & Village on the River

Experience the unique landscapes of this region and unique Codpa Village during this full-day tour. The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile is home to the world's most arid desert and its salt flats, hot springs and geysers as well as large deposits of copper and other minerals and mines in Chuquicamata, Calama and other parts of the altiplano. Codpa village is a surprisingly green oasis located in a deep canyon at an altitude of 1,850 metres (1.15 miles) above sea level. Benefitting from Chile's best climate, the village is renowned for its church, fruit culture, stone engravings and its "artisanal" wine called Pintatani.


Atacama Desert and Presencias Tutelares Sculptures

En route pass through the Atacama Desert, one of the world's driest deserts. The first stop is a photo opportunity to marvel and record the Presencias Tutelares Sculptures, giant sculptures created by Chilean sculptor Juan Díaz Fleming. Continue driving towards an area filled of cactus, where a stop will be made to take pictures, situated in the foreground of the Cordillera de Los Andes. After some minutes, proceed to Codpa Village.


Codpa Village

During the pre-Hispanic period, Codpa Village was the seat of the cacique of Altos de Arica, who governed the tribes of the region. The town is located on the headwaters of the River Vitor, which ensures a supply of extremely pure water, made more precious by being found in this extremely dry part of the planet. The land is very fertile, producing different kinds of fruits and the grapes from which the traditional Pintatani wine is produced.


Codpa Walking Tour and Shaman Ceremony

Upon arrival at Codpa Village, take a guided walking tour to admire the architecture. Next, attend to a ceremony performed by a medicine man or shaman, who blessed the mother-earth with coca-leaf while enjoy a drink of typical Pintatani wine along with a snack that will be handed out.


After the visit at Codpa Village, some free time will be available for independent exploring before commencing the drive back to the city. Stop in downtown area to stroll around and shop for some local souvenirs.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre) over dirt and uneven surfaces, with steps to negotiate. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. The drive time to/from Codpa Village is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. Due to average local temperatures, coaches are not equipped with air-conditioning.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis ARICA

Atacama Desert

Situated in the driest desert in the world, on a high plateau in the Andes Mountains of north-eastern Chile, the quaint oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama is the main base for explorations in the area. This region was the principal centre of the Lickanantai culture, and its dramatic surrounding landscape incorporates desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs. Highlights include Tulor, an ancient village estimated to have been built in 800 B.C., the superb Salar de Atacama (Atacama Salt Flats), and various other sites that have been preserved by the desert's arid climate and mineralogy of the soil. The Valle de la Luna in the nearby Los Flamencos National Reserve is a lunar-like depression with unusual rock formations, a huge sand dune and pink-streaked mountains. However, in the end, it is perhaps San Pedro's intangible magic that captivates its visitors. The streets here emote a pleasant, artistic, Bohemian vibe, and the adobe buildings maintain a certain charm and unique character. Following a flight from Arica to Calama via Santiago, transfer to the Terrantai Lodge, then enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay at the lodge. After breakfast the next morning, visit the picturesque village of Toconao, built of white volcanic stone, Atacama Salt Flats, the second-largest lake in the world, and Chaxa Lagoon, part of the National Flamingo Reserve. Following lunch at a restaurant in San Pedro de Atacama, visit the ancient village of Tulor, then take a panoramic sunset stroll along the salt lake and Tebinquiche Lagoon. After dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay at the lodge, take an early-morning drive to the Tatio Geyser Field for breakfast and a guided tour over the colourful, geothermal field ponds in the foreground of snowy peaks. Next, stop by Machuca Village for sight-seeing and tastings of local specialities, then take a relaxing and rejuvenating soak in the therapeutic, thermal waters of the Puritama Hot Springs. Afterward, drive back to San Pedro de Atacama for lunch at a local restaurant, then visit Moon Valley. Here, drive by surreal rock formations and dinosaur remains, then stop to marvel at the red sunset. Following dinner at a local restaurant, an overnight stay and breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Santiago. Upon arrival, meet your guide and depart for a picturesque drive to the Casablanco Wine Valley, and a tasting lunch at the 'Casa del Vino' restaurant. After lunch, take a scenic drive to Valparaiso and Cerro Alegre, then walk to Paseo Yugoslavo for an expansive view of the lovely bay. Next, walk a bit further to the funicular station, then take a panoramic funicular-ride down to Plaza Sotomayor, followed by a sightseeing drive and stop at Victoria Square. Your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Four with a transfer to the pier. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


Atacama Desert Adventure

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Departs from: Arica

Re-join ship: Valparaiso

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing.


IMPORTANT NOTE

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.


VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Chile. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency for Chile is the Chilean Peso; however, US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors. Local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (shopping stops are planned during the program).


Explore the stunning natural splendour, geology and ancient history of the driest desert in the world during this unforgettable, four-night overland adventure to San Pedro de Atacama.


DAY ONE - Monday, February 10, 2020 - Arica/Santiago/Calama/San Pedro de Atacama


Transfer to the Arica Airport and a scheduled flight to Calama via Santiago

After disembarking the ship, meet your guide and transfer to the Arica Airport. Upon arrival, check-in for your scheduled, approximately 2.5-hour flight to Santiago, Chile, where snacks and beverages are served prior to an approximately two-hour connecting flight to Calama.


Hotel transfer, check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner

Upon arrival in Calama, meet your guide and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Upon arrival, proceed to the Terrantai Lodge for check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant

This evening, meet your guide and proceed for a welcome dinner to a local restaurant located a short distance from the hotel. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in an Andina Room at the Terrantai Lodge - San Pedro de Atacama


DAY TWO - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - San Pedro de Atacama


Breakfast and a tour of the picturesque village of Toconao, built of white volcanic stone

After breakfast at the lodge, meet your guide and transfer to the picturesque village of Toconao. The houses, church and bell tower of the village are built of white volcanic stone, which lends the town its unique appearance.


Visit the Atacama Salt Flats, the second-largest lake in the world

From here, head to the Salar de Atacama (Atacama Salt Flat), the second-largest salt lake in the world (after Uyuni, in Bolivia). Rich in minerals that include borax and lithium, the lake is also home to various bird species.


Walk to the Chaxa Lagoon amidst local flora, fauna, birdlife, and distant mountains and volcanoes

Upon arrival, take a guided walk along a short trail to the Laguna Chaxa (Chaxa Lagoon), part of the Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos (National Flamingo Reserve). En route, marvel at your surrounds, and look for local flora and birdlife, including flamingos. Continue along the salt lake, and marvel at the surrounding landscape of the Salt Range, Andes Range and volcanoes.


Lunch at a local restaurant in San Pedro de Atacama

At the conclusion of your visit, transfer back to San Pedro de Atacama, and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant.


Visit to the ancient village of Tulor, almost completely buried by desert sands over the years

This afternoon, transfer to the ancient village of Tulor, which dates from 100 A.D. to 300 A.D. Upon arrival, explore the village, which is comprised of houses and circular enclosures that have been buried in wind-borne sand over the centuries, leaving only the top few feet (about one meter) of the structures exposed.


Panoramic sunset stroll along the salt lake and Tebinquiche Lagoon

Next, continue on to the beautiful Tebinquiche Lagoon, a mirror of salt born from thawing snow in the high Andes and the very rare rains that infrequently visit the world's driest desert. The white salt and turquoise blue of the water, with volcanoes looming in the background, make your visit to this stunning locale an amazing experience. At sunset, as the sun starts slipping behind the mountains, take a guided walk through the trail that runs by the shore of the salt lake. Along the way, marvel at the intense oranges, pinks and blues emanating from the reflective surface of the lagoon (weather-permitting).


Transfer back to San Pedro de Atacama, and dinner at a local restaurant

Following your visit, transfer back to San Pedro de Atacama, then proceed for dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, transfer back to the lodge.


Overnight accommodations in an Andina Room at the Terrantai Lodge - San Pedro de Atacama


DAY THREE - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - San Pedro de Atacama


Early-morning drive to the Tatio Geyser Field

After an early-morning wake-up call, meet your guide and depart for the scenic, approximately 3.5-hour drive to the Tatio Geyser Field, located in the Andes at approximately 13,779 feet (about 4,200 meters) above sea level. As the day breaks, huge plumes of steam spout from the ground high into the air.


Guided tour over the colourful, geothermal field ponds in the foreground of snowy peaks

During a guided walk, cross over the geothermal field ponds of thermal water, which are encrusted with richly-coloured mineral deposits that eerily resemble a painter's palette. In the background, soaring snowy peaks loom against a metallic-blue sky.


Breakfast at the Tatio Geyser Field

Once the sun has fully-risen, at about 8:30am, the geyser activity ceases and breakfast is served onsite.


Stop at Machuca Village for sight-seeing and tastings of local specialities

Next, a brief visit is made to the small village of Machuca. Here, see the church and, if you so desire, enjoy a tasting of local products such as goat cheese empanadas or llama brochettes offered by local artisans and vendors.


Bathe in the therapeutic, thermal waters of the Puritama Hot Springs

Your tour continues with a visit to the Puritama Hot Springs to take a bath in the natural pools of thermal waters with a temperature around 86°F. The curative properties of these thermal waters in the treatment of rheumatic diseases are well-known among the local people. It is a wonderful place in which to rest, with a rustic infrastructure composed of dressing rooms, bathrooms and wooden walkways, combined with the vegetation overhanging the edges.


Drive back to San Pedro de Atacama for lunch at a local restaurant

Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 3.5-hour drive back to San Pedro de Atacama. Upon arrival, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer back to the hotel for some free time to relax and unwind.


Visit Moon Valley, drive by surreal rock formations and dinosaur remains, and enjoy the red sunset

This afternoon, meet your guide and drive to the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley). Perhaps the most famous icon in Atacama, its name is derived from the Diaguita word for 'land without life'. Upon arrival, drive through a world of surreal rock formations and dinosaur remains. Time and water have exposed a wealth of fossils here, some 180 million years old and dating from the Triassic Period. During your visit, head to a choice viewpoint to marvel at the glowing red sunset.


Transfer back to San Pedro de Atacama, and dinner at a local restaurant

Following your visit, transfer back to San Pedro de Atacama, then proceed for dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, transfer back to the lodge.


Overnight accommodations in an Andina Room at the Terrantai Lodge - San Pedro de Atacama


Please note: Guests are advised to wear comfortable, layered clothing, such as fleeces, t-shirts, swimming gear, and long pants and shirts with flat, non-slip, and closed-toe trekking shoes, and bring sun protection, sunglasses, a warm sweater, hat, gloves, and jacket, a backpack, plastic bag to keep your camera or photographic equipment dry, a swimsuit and towel from the ship.


DAY FOUR - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - San Pedro de Atacama/Calama/Santiago/Valparaíso


Breakfast, check-out, an airport transfer and a scheduled flight to Santiago

After breakfast at the lodge and check-out, meet your guide and transfer to El Loa Airport in Calama for your scheduled, approximately two-hour flight to Santiago.


Picturesque drive to the Casablanca Wine Valley, and a tasting lunch at the Casa del Vino restaurant

Upon arrival to Santiago, meet your guide and transfer to the Casablanca Wine Valley. Upon arrival, proceed for a tasting menu lunch at the Casa del Vino restaurant.


Scenic drive to Valparaiso and Cerro Alegre, and a walk to Paseo Yugoslavo for a wide bay-view

After lunch, depart for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Valparaíso, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an opportunity to explore this famous port city. Your route begins with a panoramic drive towards Cerro Alegre. Here, leave your coach and take a guided, approximately 656-yard (about 600 metres) walk to Paseo Yugoslavo for a wide view of the bay.


Panoramic funicular-ride down to Plaza Sotomayor, a sightseeing drive and stop at Victoria Square

Next, walk a bit further to the funicular station. Upon arrival, take a spectacular panoramic ride down to Plaza Sotomayor. Following a brief stop to explore this picturesque square, re-board your coach for a scenic drive through the Financial and Commercial districts. A brief, final stop is made at Victoria Square before the last stretch of your drive past the Congress building.


Transfer to the pier and ship

At the conclusion of your tour, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


Please note: If the funicular is not working, guests will have to descent 100 steps to access Plaza Sotomayor.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.65 miles (about 2.66 kilometres), at times over uneven, rough, rocky, slippery, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and funicular, board/de-board the airplane, and many steps at the sites visited. This tour is recommended for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Sensible, precautionary measures for mountain sickness include drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, not smoking and avoiding sedatives (such as sleeping pills or tranquillizers), which tend to depress respiration and limited oxygen intake. We recommend that if you have any worries, you should consult your doctor before you travel. Guests are advised to wear comfortable, layered clothing, such as fleeces, t-shirts, swimming gear, and long pants and shirts with flat, non-slip and closed-toe trekking shoes, and bring sun protection, sunglasses, insect repellent, a warm sweater, hat, gloves, and jacket for cold nights and altitudes, raingear, a backpack, camera, plastic bag to keep your camera or photographic equipment dry, medications, binoculars, and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports and ship's ID at all times. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Airlines restrict baggage to one bag at approximately 50 pounds (about 23 kilograms) per person; hand-luggage cannot exceed 17 pounds (about eight kilograms) in weight, and smaller aircraft may be utilised (at the discretion of the airline). Additional bags can be checked in at the service desk, and the fee is payable at the check-in counter at the time of booking. The current price is $XX or Sols per bag.


Programme Includes:

  • Three-night stay in an Andina Room at the Terrantai Lodge - San Pedro de Atacama
  • Scheduled, Economy-Class flights: Arica/Santiago/Calama/Santiago. Business-Class is available upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability, as most aircraft do not offer business seating.
  • Three breakfast, three lunches and three dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)
  • Snacks and beverages are served at the Santiago Airport
  • Welcome dinner and two additional dinners at a local restaurant - San Pedro de Atacama
  • Two lunches at a local restaurant - San Pedro de Atacama
  • Breakfast - Tatio Geyser Field
  • Tasting lunch at the Casa del Vino restaurant - Casablanca Wine Valley
  • Walk over colourful, geothermal field ponds
  • Tour of the Atacama Salt Flats, the second-largest lake in the world
  • Tastings of local specialities - Machuca Village
  • Bathing in the therapeutic, thermal waters of the Puritama Hot Springs
  • Rock formations, a huge sand dune, pink-streaked mountains and a red sunset-viewing - Moon Valley
  • Panoramic funicular-ride down to Plaza Sotomayor
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable, for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Easter Island

One of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, Easter Island is located in the Pacific Ocean at the south-easternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. This Chilean territory is famous for its archaeological sites and monumental statues, called moai. Created by Polynesian settlers several hundred years ago, the moai are carved human figures with oversize heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called ahus. Ahu Tongariki has the largest group of upright moai; its 887 extant monumental statues were created by the early-Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. Following a scheduled flight from Arica to Santiago, proceed to the Sheraton Santiago for check-in, dinner and an overnight stay. The next morning, take an early, scheduled flight to Easter Island, then transfer to your hotel for lunch. After lunch, visit the Ahu Akivi with its seven moai, and explore the volcanic cone and geology of Puna Pau. Following a brief stop at Ahu Uri a Urenga, discover the ancient moai of Ahu Tahai, including Ahu Ko Te Riku, Ahu Vai Ure and Ahu Tahai. After dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast at the Hanga Roa Ecolodge Hotel, take a scenic drive to Ahu Tongariki, with brief photo stops at Hanga Te'e and Akahanga. Explore the abundant moai at Ahu Tongariki and Rano Raraku Quarry, and dine on a boxed lunch at the foot of Rano Raraku. After lunch, visit a pair of restored Ahus, then head for some free time for swimming and relaxing at Anakena Beach. Following dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast at the Hanga Roa Ecolodge Hotel, a visit is made to the Orongo archaeological site, located inside Rapa Nui National Park, along with the Orongo Ceremonial Village and a panoramic viewpoint for breath-taking views over the island. Next, visit the impressive crater lake of the Rano Kau Volcano, then transfer back to the hotel for lunch and some free time. This afternoon depart for an opportunity to participate in Tapati Festival activities. Afterward, transfer back to the hotel for dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast, then check-out and transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back to Santiago. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner and an overnight stay at the Sheraton Santiago. After breakfast the next morning, check-out, meet your guide and transfer to the airport in Santiago for your scheduled, approximately two-hour flight to Castro. Your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Six with a transfer to the pier. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


Easter Island Experience

Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights

Departs from: Arica

Re-join ship: Castro

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing.


IMPORTANT NOTE

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.




VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Chile. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency for Chile is the Chilean Peso; however, US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors. Local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (shopping stops are planned during the program).


Experience the exquisite tropical splendour and ancient history of one of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world during this panoramic, five-night overland journey to Easter Island, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


DAY ONE - Monday, February 10, 2020 - Arica/Santiago


Transfer to the Arica Airport and a scheduled flight to Santiago

After disembarking the ship, meet your guide and transfer to the Arica Airport. Upon arrival, check-in for your scheduled, approximately 2.5-hour flight to Santiago, Chile.


Hotel transfer, check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner

Upon arrival in Lima, meet your guide and transfer to the Sheraton Santiago for check-in, and some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


A three-course dinner is served at the hotel.


Overnight in a Club Room at the Sheraton Santiago - Santiago


DAY TWO - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Santiago/Easter Island


Early-morning wake-up call, coffee and an airport transfer for your scheduled flight to Easter Island

After an early-morning wake-up call and coffee in the hotel lobby, check-out, meet your guide and transfer to Santiago Airport for your scheduled, approximately five-hour flight to Easter Island.


Hotel transfer, check-in, some free time and a three-course lunch at the hotel

Upon arrival at Easter Island, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in, with some free time to relax and freshen up before proceeding a three-course lunch at the hotel's restaurant.


Afternoon visit to Ahu Akivi with its seven moai

After lunch, meet your guide and depart for an afternoon visit to Ahu Akivi. Built in 1460, this site was one of the later constructions built, probably at a time when the statue cult was beginning to unravel. Unlike other sites, Akivi is inland and has a commanding view of the western part of the island. Its seven moai, all approximately 14 feet (about 4.3 metres) tall and approximately 13.2 tons (about 12 metric tons) each, are remarkably similar.


Explore the volcanic cone and geology of Puna Pau

Following your visit to Ahu Akivi, continue on to Puna Pau, one of the 70 secondary volcanic cones found on the island. Its mineral matrix, with iron rich deposits, is different from other types found on the island. The Rapu Nui people used this easily-carved material to make topknots, lining or lintel stones, as well as many other features. Leaving Puna Pau, a brief stop is made at Ahu Uri a Urenga.


Discover the ancient moai of Ahu Tahai, including Ahu Ko Te Riku, Ahu Vai Ure and Ahu Tahai

Next, drive down to Ahu Tahai, located approximately 0.93 miles (about 1.5 kilometres) outside Hanga Roa Town and adjacent to the local cemetery. Ahu Tahai is the name of a complex constituting of three different ahu sites; Ahu Ko Te Riku, Vai Ure and Tahai. Ahu Ko Te Riku is a beautiful statue perched on a platform, and dates from 690 B.C. The statue is in good condition, and has beautiful white eyeballs with dark pupils. Ahu Vai Ure holds five different statues, whereas one of the ahu, Ahu Tahai, has the same name as the whole complex and holds a single, large moai. It is believed that this complex, which dates from the 6th century, was also restored by William Mulloy during 1967-68. Following your visit, transfer back to the hotel.


A three-course dinner is served at the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Kainga Room at the Hanga Roa Ecolodge Hotel - Hanga Roa


Please note: The weather on Easter Island is unpredictable, and showers can be expected throughout, even on a sunny day; lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, sun protection and raingear are recommended.


DAY THREE - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Easter Island


Breakfast and a scenic drive to Ahu Tongariki, with brief photo stops at Hanga Te'e and Akahanga

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guided and depart for the approximately 1.75-hour drive south-east towards Ahu Tongariki, with brief photo stops at Hanga Te'e and Akahanga en route. Formerly the largest platform on the island, Ahu Tongariki was destroyed by a tidal wave in 1960, but since reconstructed.


Rano Raraku Quarry with boxed lunch at the foot of Rano Raraku

Next, head to the spectacular Rano Raraku Quarry, so symbolic of the island and the original 'factory' of the moais. The gigantic statues cover the inner-and-outer slopes of the volcano; they can be admired in the different stages of production, from carving in the rock to upright position, and lying face down on their intended road to their platforms. During your visit, a boxed-lunch is served at the foot of Rano Raraku.


Visit a pair of restored Ahus, then stop for swimming and relaxing at Anakena Beach

After lunch, continue on to Anakena Beach, where, according to legend, the Hotu Matua first landed on Rapa Nui. At this site, see the Ahu Nau Nau, which was partially-restored in 1978 by Rapa Nui Archaeologist Sergio Rapu. Located in this same area is the Ahu Ature Huki. The moai standing on this ahu was the first moai ever to be re-erected onto an ahu. This project was performed by a group of islanders working with Thor Heyerdahl and the Norwegian expedition in 1956. Some free time is also made available to enjoy the beach, swim in the beautiful Pacific Ocean and relax in the shade of the palm trees.


Hotel transfer and some free time to freshen-up before dinner

At the conclusion of the visit, transfer back to the hotel, with some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


A three-course dinner is served at the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Kainga Room at the Hanga Roa Ecolodge Hotel - Hanga Roa


Please note: The weather on Easter Island is unpredictable, and showers can be expected throughout, even on a sunny day. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel, change of clothing, raingear, and local currency for purchases from the ship.


DAY FOUR - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Easter Island


Breakfast and a transfer to the Orongo archaeological site inside Rapa Nui National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and transfer to Orongo, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most visited place on Easter Island. Orongo was the centre of the birdman cult, which was established in the 18th and 19th centuries in an attempt to restore the society after the collapse of the moai culture. Clans would gather at the village each year, and their champions would compete in a kind of triathlon to elect island's religious leader.


Visit the Orongo Ceremonial Village and take in breath-taking views from a panoramic viewpoint

The Orongo Ceremonial Village consists of some 53 elliptically-shaped houses with shale walls and a small, square entry overlooking the ocean; the clans would live here during the ceremonies. A remnant of the last period of ancient times, this was an historical landmark in the Rapa Nui culture. During your visit, a photo stop is made from a panoramic lookout point for breath-taking views over the island.


Visit to the impressive crater lake of the Rano Kau Volcano

Next, a visit is made to the impressive crater lake of the Rano Kau. The second-oldest volcano on the island, Rano Kau dates back over 2.5 million years. It is renowned for its cliff and huge, approximately 4,921-foot-high (1.5-kilometre-high) caldera, which contains one of the island's three freshwater lakes.


Hotel transfer, lunch and free time

Following your visit, transfer back to the hotel for lunch and some free time at your leisure.


Afternoon opportunity to participate in Tapati Festival activities

At the appointed time this afternoon, meet your guide and depart for an opportunity to participate in Tapati Festival activities (to be confirmed closer to the tour date). Afterward, transfer back to the hotel for some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


A three-course dinner is served at the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Kainga Room at the Hanga Roa Ecolodge Hotel - Hanga Roa


DAY FIVE - Friday, February 14, 2020 - Easter Island/Santiago


Breakfast, check-out, an airport transfer and scheduled flight back to Santiago

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and transfer to the airport. Upon arrival, check-in for your scheduled, approximately five-hour flight back to Santiago.


Hotel transfer, check-in and some free time at your leisure

Upon arrival in Santiago, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in, and some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


A three-course dinner is served at the hotel.


Overnight in a Club Room at the Sheraton Santiago - Santiago


DAY SIX - Saturday, February 15, 2020 - Santiago/Castro


Breakfast, check-out, an airport transfer and a scheduled flight to Castro

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and transfer to the airport in Santiago. Upon arrival, check-in for your scheduled, approximately two-hour flight to Castro.


Transfer to the pier and ship

Upon arrival in Castro, meet your guide, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven, rough, rocky, slippery, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coaches and buses, board/de-board the airplane and train, and many steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable and fast-drying cotton clothing with flat, non-slip, and closed-toe walking shoes or sneakers, and bring sun protection, sunglasses with a strap, insect repellent, a light sweater or windbreaker for the early-mornings and evenings, raingear, a backpack, camera, plastic bag to keep your camera or photographic equipment dry, medications, binoculars, and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports and ship's ID at all times. A form indicating the duration of the visit and address in Easter Island will be handed out at the airport check-in counter; guests will need to present it at the PDI counter upon leaving the airport in Santiago. The yellow copy guests will keep needs to be presented upon departure from the island at the PDI counter. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Airlines restrict baggage to one bag at approximately 50 pounds (about 23 kilograms) per person; hand-luggage cannot exceed 17 pounds (about eight kilograms) in weight, and smaller aircraft may be utilised (at the discretion of the airline). Additional bags can be checked in at the service desk, and the fee is payable at the check-in counter at the time of booking.


Programme Includes:

  • Two-night stay in a Club Room at the Sheraton Santiago - Santiago
  • Three-night stay in a Kainga Room at the Hanga Roa Ecolodge Hotel - Easter Island
  • Scheduled, Economy-Class flights: Arica/Santiago/Easter Island/Santiago/Castro Business-Class is available upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability, as most aircraft do not offer business seating.
  • Five breakfast, three lunches (boxed lunch on Day Three) and five dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)
  • Ahu Akivi with its seven moai
  • Tapati Festival activities
  • Volcanic cone and geology of Puna Pau
  • Ancient moai of Ahu Tahai, including Ahu Ko Te Riku, Ahu Vai Ure and Ahu Tahai
  • Ahu Tongariki
  • Photo stops at Hanga Te'e and Akahanga
  • Rano Raraku Quarry
  • Boxed lunch at the foot of Rano Raraku
  • Visit a pair of restored Ahus
  • Free time for swimming and relaxing at Anakena Beach
  • Orongo archaeological site in Rapa Nui National Park
  • Orongo Ceremonial Village and a photo stop at a panoramic viewpoint
  • Crater lake of the Rano Kau Volcano
  • Tapati Festival activities
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable, for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Chilean Wine Country

Flavour, colour and centuries of experience are some of the features that make Chilean wines some of the most popular in the world. The valleys of Chile receive an ideal combination of soil, sunlight, temperature and humidity, which lead to world-class grapes and wine. Due to the dry summer season, Chilean vineyards resist infestation, and natural geographic barriers have protected the country from the arrival of phylloxera and other diseases. The absence of these threats allows producers to grow their vineyards with reduced dependence on chemical agents. The excellent soil and climate of the Maipo Valley is a perfect match for growing red wines. Located south of Santiago, it has around 200 vineyards of different sizes and specialties, from family-run boutique properties to sophisticated, hi-tech plants exporting millions of bottles each year.

Between the soaring Andes Mountains and the rugged Pacific Coast, the Casablanca Valley possesses a unique diversity of climate and soil. The lowest zones of the valley are fresh and ideal for the development of white wines, whereas the high zones possess hotter and propitious temperatures for the production of stained wines, including Merlot and Pinot Noir. Following a scheduled flight from Arica to Santiago, transfer to the The Singular Santiago for check-in. After a welcome dinner at the 'Bocanariz' restaurant an overnight stay at the hotel and breakfast, take a scenic sightseeing tour of Santiago. Along the way, visit the La Moneda Government Palace and historic Plaza de Armas. Next, drive to the Maipo Valley and proceed for lunch at the Santa Rita Winery's 'Doña Paula' restaurant. After lunch, take a guided tour of the nearby Museo Andino, then return to the Santa Rita Winery for an exclusive and educational wine tasting experience, and a complementary bottle of wine. Following dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast at the hotel, drive to the Maipo Valley for a wine-tasting with lunch at the Haras de Pirque Vineyard. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a folkloric show at the 'El Apero' restaurant in Santiago. After an overnight stay, breakfast and check-out, drive to the Casablanca Valley for a guided tour and wine-tasting at the Veramonte Vineyard, followed by lunch with wine pairings at the Bodegas RE. After lunch, take a scenic drive to Valparaiso and Cerro Alegre, then walk to Paseo Yugoslavo for an expansive view of the lovely bay. Next, walk a bit further to the funicular station, then take a panoramic funicular-ride down to Plaza Sotomayor, followed by a sightseeing drive and stop at Victoria Square. Your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Four with a transfer to the pier. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


Chilean Wine Country

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Departs from: Arica

Re-join ship: Valparaiso

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing.


IMPORTANT NOTE

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.




VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Chile. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency for Chile is the Chilean Peso; however, US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors. Local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (shopping stops are planned during the program).


Experience the spectacular natural beauty, history and award-winning flavours of the Chilean wine region during this scenic and informative, four-night overland adventure.


DAY ONE - Monday, February 10, 2020 - Arica/Santiago


Transfer to the Arica Airport, and a scheduled flight to Santiago

After disembarking the ship, meet your guide and transfer to the Arica Airport. Upon arrival, check-in for your scheduled, approximately 2.5-hour flight to Santiago, Chile.


Hotel transfer, check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner

Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel for check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Bocanariz restaurant

This evening, meet your guide and proceed for a welcome dinner at the Bocanariz restaurant, located a short distance from the hotel. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Standard Room at the The Singular Santiago - Santiago


DAY TWO - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Santiago/Maipo Valley/Santiago


Breakfast at the hotel and a sightseeing tour of Santiago

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and depart for an approximately two-hour sightseeing tour of Santiago. Head towards the administrative and governmental heart of Santiago for an historic overview of this beautiful capital city.


Guided Tour of the La Moneda Government Palace

Along the way, pass by renowned local landmarks en route to the La Moneda Government Palace. Originally a Colonial mint ('moneda' means 'coin'), the Government Palace was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca, and opened in 1805 whilst still under construction. The Palace served as the presidential residence between 1845 and 1930; today it houses the offices of the President and three Cabinet ministers: Interior, General Secretariat of the Presidency, and General Secretariat of the Government.


Visit to the Plaza de Armas with its historical buildings

Leaving the Government Palace, continue on for a visit to the Plaza de Armas. The main square of the city, it is surrounded by historical buildings, including the Cathedral and Central Post Office.


Scenic drive to the Maipo Valley, and a visit to the Santa Rita Winery

Next, re-board your coach and drive south of the city to the Maipo Valley, then proceed to the Santa Rita Winery. Your visit to the vineyard of Santa Rita represents a fascinating introduction to the cultural heritage of Chile and its wine tradition. Nestled in the foothills of Alto Jahuel, in Buin, the vineyard is surrounded by an extraordinary natural environment, where the wine tradition, national culture of Chile and gastronomy coexist.


Lunch at the vineyard's Doña Paula restaurant, and a tour of the nearby Museo Andino

Upon arrival, proceed for lunch at the vineyard's Doña Paula restaurant. After lunch, take a stroll to the nearby Museo Andino. Upon arrival, explore a private collection of approximately 3,000 artefacts from Chile's Pre-Columbian and Post-Conquest periods, as well as of the Rapa Nui, Diaguita and Mapuche cultures.


Return to the Santa Rita Winery for an exclusive and educational wine tasting experience

Following your visit, return to the winery for an exclusive winemaker activity; an educational and recreational experience which takes you into the world of oenology and wine. Taste different wines, evaluate their characteristics and discuss how to prepare the ideal blend, to be evaluated by panellists.


Presentation of a complementary bottle of wine from the Santa Rita Winery, and a hotel transfer

At the conclusion of your visit, you are presented with a bottle of this blend, wax-sealed and labelled here at the Santa Rita Winery, to take home. Afterward, transfer back to the hotel for some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


Dinner is at the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Standard Room at the The Singular Santiago - Santiago


DAY THREE - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Santiago/Maipo Valley/Santiago


Breakfast, a drive to the Maipo Valley, and a wine-tasting with lunch at the Haras de Pirque Vineyard

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and depart for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Maipo Valley, and a visit to the Haras de Pirque Vineyard. Upon arrival, take a guided tour through the cellar, then proceed for a wine tasting and lunch with a privileged view of Pirque Valley.


About the Haras de Pirque Vineyard

The property, which spans approximately 1,483 acres (about 600 hectares), gently ascends the lower slopes of a spur of the Andes Mountains. Founded in 1892, Haras de Pirque's name honours the country's oldest thoroughbred breeding stud. Haras de Pirque Vineyard has one of the most unique wine cellars in the world. At approximately 6,339 square feet (about 5,300 square meters), it has a capacity of approximately 1.585-million quarts (about 1.5-million litres). Its architecture has the shape of a horseshoe, in direct reference to the link of the vineyard with the haras of thoroughbred horses; a true symbol of exclusivity and passion that each one of the products of the vineyard emotes.


Hotel transfer and free time

Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the hotel. Upon arrival, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.


Dinner and a folkloric show at the El Apero restaurant

This evening, meet your guide and transfer to the nearby El Apero restaurant for a special culinary experience. Inspired by classic recipes and the character and spirit of the Chilean countryside, this restaurant features traditional staples such as stew and pies made with the finest quality, home-grown ingredients. It's a simple premise, but extremely well done, and part of the attraction of this inimitable restaurant is its folkloric show, which is all part of the evening's entertainment. At the conclusion of your visit, transfer back to the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Standard Room at the The Singular Santiago - Santiago


DAY FOUR - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Santiago/Casablanca Valley/Valparaiso


Breakfast, check-out and a scenic drive to the Casablanca Valley

After breakfast at the lodge and check-out, meet your guide and depart for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to the Casablanca Wine Valley. Upon arrival, your first stop is at the Veramonte Vineyard for a guided tour and wine-tasting.




About the Veramonte Vineyard

Veramonte stretches over 865 acres (about 350 hectares) in the prime growing area of the Casablanca Valley, where microclimates and soils are similar to California's prestigious Napa Valley and Carneros winegrowing regions. Veramonte opened in 1996, and has since earned international critical acclaim for its Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Primus, a rich, spicy, proprietary red, blended from Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery itself is a state-of-the-art, modern winemaking facility designed by one of Chile's foremost leading architects, Jorge Swinburn.


Lunch with wine pairings at the Bodegas RE

Next, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch with wine pairings at the Bodegas RE. In the 2008 harvest season, Pablo Morandé and his family decided to work together to develop a new concept in wines, in which history is the cornerstone of modernity. Bodegas RE has preserved the old family's clay vessels from the Maule Valley in southern Chile in order to continue producing a number of their wines within them. This process demonstrates that it is still possible to make wines of excellence by utilising ancient techniques and modern winemaking knowledge; your visit here is an intriguing addition to any Chilean itinerary.


Scenic drive to Valparaiso and Cerro Alegre, and a walk to Paseo Yugoslavo for a wide bay-view

After lunch, depart for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Valparaíso, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an opportunity to explore this famous port city. Your route begins with a panoramic drive towards Cerro Alegre. Here, leave your coach and take a guided, approximately 656-yard (about 600 metres) walk to Paseo Yugoslavo for a wide view of the bay.


Panoramic funicular-ride down to Plaza Sotomayor, a sightseeing drive and stop at Victoria Square

Next, walk a bit further to the funicular station. Upon arrival, take a spectacular panoramic ride down to Plaza Sotomayor. Following a brief stop to explore this picturesque square, re-board your coach for a scenic drive through the Financial and Commercial districts. A brief, final stop is made at Victoria Square before the last stretch of your drive past the Congress building.


Transfer to the pier and ship

At the conclusion of your tour, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


Please note: If the funicular is not working, guests will have to descent 100 steps to access Plaza Sotomayor.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.75 miles (about 1.2 kilometres), at times over uneven, rough, rocky, slippery, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and funicular, board/de-board the airplane, and many steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, non-slip and closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a sweater or light jacket, raingear, medications, and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports and ship's ID at all times. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Airlines restrict baggage to one bag at approximately 50 pounds (about 23 kilograms) per person; hand-luggage cannot exceed 17 pounds (about eight kilograms) in weight, and smaller aircraft may be utilised (at the discretion of the airline). Additional bags can be checked in at the service desk, and the fee is payable at the check-in counter at the time of booking. The current price is $XX or Sols per bag.


Programme Includes:

  • Three-night stay in a Standard Room at the The Singular Santiago - Santiago
  • Scheduled, Economy-Class flight: Arica/Santiago. Business-Class is available upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability, as most aircraft do not offer business seating.
  • Three breakfast, three lunches and three dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)
  • Welcome dinner at the Bocanariz restaurant - Santiago
  • Lunch at the Doña Paula restaurant - Santa Rita Winery
  • Exclusive and educational wine tasting experience - Santa Rita Winery
  • Wine-tasting with lunch at the Haras de Pirque Vineyard - Maipo Valley
  • Dinner and a folkloric show at the El Apero restaurant - Santiago
  • Guided tour and wine-tasting at the at the Veramonte Vineyard - Casablanca Valley
  • Lunch with wine pairings at the Bodegas RE - Casablanca Valley
  • Panoramic funicular-ride down to Plaza Sotomayor
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable, for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

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