The entire voyage is 38 days in total, visiting 21 ports in six countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru) and includes a three-day land-based trip to visit Machu Picchu. Travellers with less time are able to join sectors of the trip for as few as 12 days.
Other highlights include a Chilean rodeo, barbecue and wine experience in Punta Arenas; an optional fly-over of the ancient Nazca lines in Southern Peru; the opportunity to traverse the Panama Canal, and relax on the idyllic San Blas Islands in Panama.
Belinda Ward, managing director, G Adventures Australia and New Zealand, said the new trip combines the best of South America’s west coast and will be especially attractive to Australian and New Zealand adventurers who want a taste of everything, from wildlife and scenery through to culture, history and food.
“We are really excited about this new South America itinerary because it has such variation, what’s great is travellers can enjoy the full 38-day voyage or jump on for some of the shorter segments that may have a more particular focus,” she explained.
The 38-day trip is priced from $19,999 per person and departs Ushuaia on 21 March 2016, with disembarkation / embarkation ports at Valparaiso (for Santiago) in Chile and Guayaquil in Ecuador. Other South American cruises include a 25-day Santiago to Cartagena journey priced from $12,999 per person, and departing 3 April, 2016.