Cordillera & Andean secrets
6 Oct - 18 Oct
12 Nights
9 Ports
Ponant

Cordillera & Andean secrets

6 October - 18 October 2019
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

Le Soléal of Ponant

6 October

Setting sail from Guayaquil

Guayaquil is Ecuador's largest city and most important commercial centre, and acts as the gateway to the Pacific coast and the wildlife haven of the Galapagos Islands. It's a busy, buzzing sort of place, centred around the pleasant riverfront Malecón promenade, where you'll find some great restaurants and the impressive Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art. The historic district of La Peña is home to pretty, brightly coloured colonial architecture, and the city also has some nice parks and green spaces, so there is enough to warrant spending a day or two here before or after a Galapagos cruise.

Don't miss

In our opinion this city is fine, but there is really nothing unmissable here. Don’t miss flying away from here to visit the Galapagos!

7 October

At sea

8 October

Peru: Trujillo (Salaverry)

9-10 October

Peru: Lima (Callao)

11 October

Peru: Pisco

12 October

At sea

13 October

Peru: Arequipa (Matarani)

14 October

Chile: Arica

15 October

Chile: Iquique

16 October

At sea

17 October

Chile: Coquimbo

18 October

Arriving in Valparaíso

Characterful, colourful and a little chaotic, the port city of Valparaíso enjoys a somewhat awkward setting, scattered across 45 vertiginous hills. Thanks to this difficult topography the city streets are punctuated by steep staircases and funicular elevators, and energetic explorers will be rewarded with wonderful views of the pastel hued buildings that hug the slopes. Valparaíso's most famous former resident was the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and you can visit one of his former residences, La Sebastiana, which now houses a small museum.

Our tip

Amble through the city, taking the really cheap cable cars when you can to help you up and down the hills!

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant Cruises - Le Lyrial
Ponant - Le Lyrial stateroom
Ponant - Onboard cuisine

Sleek and stylish, Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L'Austral and Le Lyrial are wonderful small ships which blend luxury, intimacy with a discreet elegance and a tasteful décor.

What we love

The muted natural tones that make up the modern and minimalist interior of these excellent small ships are enhanced by playful splashes of colour which creates some of the most stylish ships we've seen. The accommodation is flexible; staterooms can be combined to create expansive suites and the restaurants live up to the outstanding gastronomic reputation that you'd expect from a French flag cruise line.

Capacity 264 Guests
Crew 140 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
More about Le Soléal

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Oro Verde, Guayaquil

Where to stay in Guayaquil

The Oro Verde is conveniently located for the airport.

Cycling around Santay Island, Ecuador

Around Guayaquil

Take a bicycle tour to Santay Island, a wilderness in the middle of the river, joined to the city by a new pedestrian bridge.

Hotel Palacio Astoreca, Valparaíso

Where to stay in Valparaíso

The 23 room Palacio Astoreca comprises two buildings, including a completely restored national monument.

Viña del Mar, Chile

Around Valparaíso

For contrast, visit clean and orderly Viña del Mar just up the coast.

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Cordillera & Andean secrets

6 October - 18 October 2019
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

Le Soléal of Ponant

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

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