PONANT invites you to discover the ancient Inca Empire and its stunning slumbering citadels. From Talcahuano, set sail aboard the Le Boréal for a 10-day cruise along the coasts of Chile and Peru.
Your first port of call will be Coquimbo, a charming seaside resort just a few kilometres from La Serena, an old colonial city with a remarkable architecture, founded in 1544.
You will then discover Iquique and its exceptional historic centre inherited from the Gold Rush. Not far, you will find Humberstone, a disused mining town where the buildings now house museums listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Arica, the ‘city of eternal spring’ where the climate is temperate and sunny year round, is very popular for its beautiful beaches and its sites brimming with history. You will be captivated by this surprising city where the Inca people once lived.
When we drop anchor in Matarani, discover Arequipa, an old colonial city founded in 1540 in a fertile valley at the foot of the majestic El Misti volcano.
Before reaching the Peruvian capital, you will make a final stop in Pisco, known for attracting a wide variety of birds, particularly to the Ballestas Islands which you will have the chance to visit.