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Papeete to Buenos Aires

Southern Seas Voyage | 36 Nights | Departs Feb 14, 2015


Iquique, Chile


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-Lima (Callao), Peru

Mar, 2

-Lima (Callao), Peru

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-Pisco, Peru

Mar, 4

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Mar, 6

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

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-Coquimbo, Chile

Mar, 8

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Mar, 12

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Mar, 13

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Mar, 14

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Mar, 16

-Ushuaia, Argentina

Mar, 17

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Mar, 18

-Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Mar, 19

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Mar, 20

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Mar, 21

-Montevideo, Uruguay

Mar, 22

-Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iquique, Chile-port

Founded in the 16th century, Iquique is the capital of the Iquique Province and a popular port city on the northern Pacific coast of Chile. Located west of the Atacama Desert, Iquique was part of Peru until the 19th century. Today the city is known for its duty-free commercial port center, one of the largest in South America, as well as its mild climate, beautiful beaches and archaeological treasures.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

Please be advised that due to a lack of tourist infrastructure in this destination, organized tours will not be available.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Trip to the Past: Humberstone & the Jewels of Iquique
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Humberstone & Pica Oasis
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Humberstone & Pintados Geoglyphs
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Iquique City Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • A Trip to the Past: Humberstone & the Jewels of Iquique

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: iqu-004

    The contrasts are astounding on this excursion, which presents the desert ghost town of Humberstone and the natural beauty and architectural gems of Iquique.

    Depart from the pier and drive due east into the “pampas” of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest environs on earth. In the 1830s, the natural fertilizer nitrate began to be heavily mined here, fueling an economical boom in Iquique that lasted more than 100 years.

    The town of Humberstone was established in this sun-scorched landscape in 1862, drawing thousands of workers until the price of nitrate plummeted. A ghost town since the factories closed around 1960, Humberstone presents a fascinating look into a once-thriving desert mining town, now filled mostly with abandoned housing and industrial structures.

    The landscape changes dramatically as you return to Iquique and drive along the resort-like waterfront, where high-rises tower over the long stretches of idyllic beach.

    Besides its natural beauty, Iquique is renowned for its late-19th century architecture, which you will observe up-close in Plaza Arturo Prat during a guided stroll that includes viewing the opulent Municipal Theater which was constructed almost entirely of Douglas fir imported from the United States. Later, during a panoramic driving tour through the city, you will see Astoreca Palace. Built in the early 1900s as the residence of a nitrate baron, the palace is now a museum filled with period furnishings.

    Finally, after enjoying a traditional Chilean drink in the Moorish-style Centro Español, which was constructed in 1904 for Iquique’s Spanish community, you will drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of moderate walking/standing that includes some uneven surfaces and steps to negotiate. Total travel time in the coach is approximately 3 hours. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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