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Lima (Callao) to Rio de Janeiro

Sunrise Sonata | 31 Nights | Departs Mar 2, 2015

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Matarani (Arequipa), Peru

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-Pisco, Peru

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-Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Mar, 12

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Mar, 13

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-Cruise Chilean Fjords

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-Punta Arenas, Chile

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Mar, 17

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

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-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

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Mar, 21

-Montevideo, Uruguay

Mar, 22

-Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mar, 23

-Montevideo, Uruguay

Mar, 24

-Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Mar, 25

-Rio Grande, Brazil

Mar, 26

-Cruise Coast of Brazil

Mar, 27

-Porto Belo, Brazil

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-Santos, Brazil

Mar, 29

-Paraty, Brazil

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-Ilha Grande, Brazil

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-Búzios, Brazil

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-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Matarani (Arequipa), Peru-port

Discover the height of civilization in Arequipa with its Colonial style Spanish architecture and white buildings made from volcanic ash. Marvel at the barren moon-like landscape of the desert as you ascend to Arequipa. Stroll through the central Plaza de Armas surrounded by cathedrals and government buildings, flowering gardens and fountains. Visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina from the 16th Century with its colorfully painted interior walls. The Museo Santuarios Andinos (Museum of Andean Sanctuaries) boasts treasures that have never been photographed or seen beyond the museum walls. Shop for top-quality alpaca and vicuña woolen goods, high-end leather, art books, handicrafts and antiques. Enjoy a Peruvian drink of Pisco under the brilliant blue and sunny skies of this mountainous setting.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • 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
  • Arequipa & Santa Catalina Monastery
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Arequipa & the Ice Maiden Mummy
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Countryside Sojourn
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Mejia Beach & Mollendo
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Arequipa & Santa Catalina Monastery

    Light Activity /Walking Regent ChoiceMeal
    Duration: 7 hours
    Tour Code: are-002

    Enjoy a visit to Arequipa or "The White City" - a nickname taken because of the pearly white volcanic rock, sillar, that is used in its buildings.

    From the pier in Matarani, it's a 2-hour drive inland to Arequipa. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a short orientation drive of this UNESCO World Heritage city, where you will see many landmark sights, including the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. Following your panoramic tour, you will proceed to Santa Catalina Monastery where you will have a guided walking tour of this historic monastery that was built in 1580. Today, it is one of the most important and impressive religious monuments in Peru. The convent remained a mystery to the world until 1972 when local authorities opened the site up to tourism. Although the nuns remain mostly out of site, they all come from wealthy families and have taken vows of poverty. The actual complex is quite large and has many interesting features to see.

    Before returning to the pier, you will have some free time at leisure at "Patio Ekeko", a gallery with stunning craft shops offering jewelry, handicrafts, alpaca clothing and furniture. A boxed dinner will be offered on board the coach during your return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of easy to moderate walking that can include natural and uneven surfaces at the monastery, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The coach drive between Matarani and Arequipa is between 2 - 2.5 hours each direction. 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. Casual yet conservative, weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary. While every attempt will be made to provide a coach that has a restroom on board, it should be noted that there are no restroom facilities on the route between Matarani and Arequipa.

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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