Tropical Wonderland to Peaks & Fjords

Tropical Wonderland to Peaks & Fjords

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Your adventure begins in Santiago, Chile before heading to Ecuador's heritage capital, Quito. Our hotel of choice in Quito is Casa Gangotena, in the heart of the world's UNESCO World Heritage Site San Francisco square. 

Next stop is Mashpi Lodge, a hideaway located on a high plateau three hours' drive from Quito. Located deep in the Mashpi Reserve lies Mashpi Lodge, a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. A cocoon of luxury in the clouds, experience the essence of life itself where nature meets luxury. This is the place to encounter 500 species of birds, trees and frogs found nowhere else in the world, complete with crashing waterfalls and incredible flora.

Following on, embark HANSEATIC Inspiration due to launch in October 2019, as you cruise the land of 1,000 contrasts to begin our descent into its magical embrace. Our cruise takes us from Lima to Buenos Aires travelling through some of the world’s most remote and spectacular scenery.

The world around us alive and breathing, waiting for us to begin our descent into its magical embrace. 

Bonus | €200 per person HANSEATIC Inspiration on board spending credit for beverages only 

For sale until: 18 November 2019

Destinations: South America

Commencing: Lima, Peru

Duration: 32 nights

Departure Date: 17 Nov 2019

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Highlights

  • Click HERE to watch the tour video 
  • Small group limited to only 18 guests
  • Hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host and local guides 

 

Casa Gangotena | A Truly Iconic Hotel in Quito 

  • Spend 3 nights at the Boutique Hotel in Quito, Casa Gangotena
  • Delve into Quito's soul with exclusive and engaging experiences only available for in-house guests 
  • Indulge in Casa Gangotena's signature cuisine, Cocina Mestiza - a tribute to the Ecuadorian gastronomy 

 

Mashpi Lodge | National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World 

  • Spend 4 nights at Mashpi Lodge, located deep in the Mashpi Reserve 
  • Mashpi Reserve forms part of the Ecuadorian Choco rainforest, one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots 
  • Encounter 500 species of birds, trees and frogs found nowhere else in the world 
  • Get ready to trek down hidden paths, rise at dawn to spot rare birds
  • Fly high above it all aboard the Dragonfly canopy gondola 

 

HANSEATIC inspiration | The new expedition class due to launch in October 2019 

  • 18 nights on board cruising from Lima (Callao) to Ushuaia 
  • Length 138 m / 452 ft, bean 22m / 72 ft, draught 5.6m / 18 ft 
  • Maximum passenger capacity of 230 guests 
  • More open deck space than any other expedition ship 
  • Terraced Observation Deck offers the best views as well as permanently mounted binoculars 
  • Observation Lounge brings the excitement indoors with its 180-degree panoramic view 
  • Be in the midst of the action for wildlife sightings from the new deck track at the bow 
  • Spend your days and evenings however you wish with free choice of seating and 24-hour cabin service 
  • Mini-bar restocked daily with non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Three first-class restaurants create a unique combination of expedition and international gourmet cuisine 
  • Robust Zodiacs and well-versed lecturers are on hand to bring you up close to thrilling wildlife encounters
 

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

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    Day 01

    Sunday 17 Nov 2019

    Australia | Santiago

    Welcome to Santiago where you're met and transferred to your hotel. Cumbres Lastarria is located in the heart of the Lastarria Quarter, famous for its wealth of cultural history, well-known museums, stores and a wide range of eateries. Rest of the day is at your leisure. 

    Cumbres Lastarria 

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    Day 02

    Monday 18 Nov 2019

    Santiago, Chile

    Enjoy the day at leisure. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome dinner at one of Santiago's oldest restaurants. 

    Cumbres Lastarria (B-D)

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    Day 03

    Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

    Santiago | Lima | Quito

    Upon hotel check out, transfer to the airport for your flight to Quito (via Lima). On arrival in Quito, you're met and transferred to Casa Gangotena, a restored historic mansion overlooking the old town. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

    Casa Gangotena (B)

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    Day 04

    Wednesday 20 Nov 2019

    Quito, Ecuador

    This morning, experience life on both sides of the earth's equator at the Middle of the World monument. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses adorned with intricate balconies and grand plazas.

    Casa Gangotena (B)

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    Day 05

    Thursday 21 Nov 2019

    Quito, Ecuador

    During your stay, take advantage of Casa Gangotena’s exclusive ‛Quito Experiences’. These unique experiences take place every day between 6-7pm*. Delve into Quito’s soul with engaging experiences such as chocolate tasting, historical tours, and exclusive access to some of the capital’s hidden treasures. 

    Casa Gangotena (B)

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    Day 06

    Friday 22 Nov 2019

    Quito | Mashpi

    Upon hotel check out, transfer to Mashpi Lodge, a hideaway located on a high plateau three hours’ drive from Quito. Experience nature at the luxurious Mashpi Lodge, a breathtaking creation of steel and glass located deep in the cloud forests of the Ecuadorian Choco Region. On arrival, enjoy lunch and a briefing and settle in for the afternoon. 

    Mashpi Lodge (B-L-D) 

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    Day 07

    Saturday 23 Nov 2019

    Mashpi Lodge

    Your guide will recommend the best daily programme for you depending on your interests, level of physical fitness and daily weather and trail conditions. Make sure you set aside some time to witness amazing canopy life from a bird's eye view, thanks to the Dragonfly canopy ride. Glide through the tree tops at a relaxed pace and view the dense forest, interrupted by cascading waterfalls. 

    Mashpi Lodge (B-L-D) 

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    Day 08

    Sunday 24 Nov 2019

    Mashpi Lodge

    A profusion of plant species has adapted to this environment, creating an incredibly rich ecosystem of trees, vines, ferns, orchids and bromeliads, home to hundreds of bird species, possibly thousands of orchid species, tens of thousands of insect species, as well as monkeys, peccaries and even puma. It’s a system still revealing its secrets to science, still mysterious, still magical.

    Mashpi Lodge (B-L-D) 

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    Day 09

    Monday 25 Nov 2019

    Mashpi Lodge

    Other activities include visiting the Life Centre with its butterflies and plants, climbing the eight-story observation tower, riding on the innovative Sky Bike, early morning bird watching, night walks, or simply sitting back to watch the clouds play hide-and-seek with the forest.

    Mashpi Lodge (B-L-D)

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    Day 10

    Tuesday 26 Nov 2019

    Mashpi | Quito | Lima

    After a leisurely morning, check out and transfer to Quito airport for your flight to Lima. In Lima, you're met and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the evening is at your leisure. 

    Belmond Miraflores Park (B)

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    Day 11

    Wednesday 27 Nov 2019

    Lima, Peru

    Set in a verdant garden, Belmond Miraflores Park is a true urban sanctuary beside the city's cultural gems. Spend the day at your pace, enjoying the buzzing garden atmosphere of Tragaluz restaurant to the endless Pacific views from the rooftop pool...every detail will take your breath away. Dinner at the hotel. 

    Belmond Miraflores Park (B-D)

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    Day 12

    Thursday 28 Nov 2019

    Lima (Callao) | Embark

    Upon hotel check out, transfer to port and begin your journey to the land of contrasts. Look forward to the interplay between volcanoes, glittering glaciers and relics of ancient civilizations! 

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-D)

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    Day 13

    Friday 29 Nov 2019

    Paracas

    Majestic mountains reflected in calm fjords, waterfalls plunging into emerald-green mountain lakes – the varied landscapes of the South American Pacific coast are best explored on a small, maneuverable expedition ship like the HANSEATIC inspiration. 

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 14-15

    Saturday 30 Nov 2019

    At Sea

    Relaxing day at sea. 

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 16

    Monday 02 Dec 2019

    Isla Pan de Azucar

    Marvel at the pelicans and Humboldt penguins from a Zodiac at Isla Pan de Azucar.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 17

    Tuesday 03 Dec 2019

    Isla Chanaral

    Your wildlife sightings will continue as you cruise off Isla Chanaral, where you can keep a lookout for seabirds and seals.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 18-19

    Wednesday 04 Dec 2019

    Valparaiso, Chile

    Colourful Valparaiso covers the hills like a mosaic. Round off your tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar* with the sight of sea lions relaxing on the rock formations in the bay. 

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

     

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    Day 20

    Friday 06 Dec 2019

    At Sea

    Relaxing day at sea.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 21

    Saturday 07 Dec 2019

    Isla de Chiloe

    Back in the Chilean island world, Isla de Chiloe is much more tranquil. Chiloe’s villages* will take you closer to the region’s culture and history, while penguin sightings on the island of Punihuil* provide thrilling insights into life in the colonies of Humboldt and Magellanic penguins – this is the only place in the world where two species breed in direct proximity to each other.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 22

    Sunday 08 Dec 2019

    Puerto Montt

    The town of Puerto Montt and its breathtaking surroundings are nestled among snow-covered volcanoes: a scenic journey takes you through the Chilean lake district* with a view of turquoise lakes and thundering waterfalls. With instruction from experienced guides, you will paddle down the river between lush, green forests, mountains and glaciers.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 23

    Monday 09 Dec 2019

    Chile’s Southern Fjords

    On board, the anticipation builds for one of the highlights of your cruise: Chile’s southern fjords offer new, spellbinding views at every turn.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 24

    Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

    Chile’s Southern Fjords

    Majestic and radiant, the Pio XI Glacier rises up before you, a moving moment that can only be surpassed by an encounter with the gentle giants of the ocean: there is a good chance that whales will cross your path off Puerto Natales.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 25

    Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

    Chile’s Southern Fjords

    On a scenic tour through Torres del Paine National Park*, you will delve deep into the wonderful world of Patagonia – mountain ranges, peaceful fjords and shimmering lakes with condors soaring overhead.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 26

    Thursday 12 Dec 2019

    Chile’s Southern Fjords

    Reaching up into the sky, the Torres peaks are an impressive sight. Following in the footsteps of the famous pioneer, you will pass the Strait of Magellan and reach Punta Arenas.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 27

    Friday 13 Dec 2019

    Chile’s Southern Fjords

    Get to within touching distance of nature on a hike in Magallanes National Reserve* or a tour to see the Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena*.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 28

    Saturday 14 Dec 2019

    Chile’s Southern Fjords

    Look forward to countless impressions of the next dream panorama as you approach the mighty Garibaldi Glacier in the Beagle Channel, with its vibrant shades of light blue. 

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 29

    Sunday 15 Dec 2019

    Chile’s Southern Fjords

    Accompanied by the calls of seabirds, the HANSEATIC inspiration will cruise through the Garibaldi Sound – another moment to remind you that no explorer can resist the other side of the world.

    HANSEATIC Inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 30

    Monday 16 Dec 2019

    Ushuaia | Buenos Aires

    Upon disembarkation, transfer to the airport and board your charter flight to Buenos Aires. Rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.

    Alvear Art Hotel (B)

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    Day 31

    Tuesday 17 Dec 2019

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Squeeze all of Buenos Aires' most visited sights over an optional morning city tour. Explore the cobblestone streets and stroll down the grand Avenida de Mayo on an optional guided tour. This evening, enjoy a memorable night out and experience the passion of the Argentine tango! 

    Alvear Art Hotel (B-D)

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    Day 32

    Wednesday 18 Dec 2019

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Day at leisure. 

    Alvear Art Hotel (B) 

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    Day 33

    Thursday 19 Dec 2019

    Buenos Aires | Australia

    Upon hotel check out, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Or how about extending your adventure in Iguazu? Ask us for details! 

    Check out of hotel (B)

Tropical Wonderland to Peaks & Fjords Map
 

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01 | FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS

 

  • Return airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply) 
  • Return International Economy Class airfares from Australia 
  • One-way charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires*
  • All transfers and baggage handling on tour 
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

 

  • Cumbres Lastarria, Santiago | 2 nights
  • Casa Gangotena, Quito | 3 nights
  • Mashpi Lodge, Mashpi Reserve | 4 nights
  • Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima | 2 nights
  • HANSEATIC Inspiration | 18 nights 
  • Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires | 3 nights 
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03 | CASA GANGOTENA

 

Step into the elegance and luxury of a bygone era at Casa Gangotena. Situated in the heart of Quito’s Old Town, the beautifully and eclectically-appointed mansion sings with the history of the city. Whether it be the rooms, suites, restaurant, terrace or gardens, each is a space for you to unwind, discover and dream. 

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04 | MASHPI LODGE

 

A hideaway in the forest only accessible to its privileged guests and located on a scenic plateau, the lodge features breathtaking views of the surrounding forested mountains right up close through its floor-to-ceiling panoramic glass windows. Like a cathedral to the natural world, it protrudes from the verdant hillside, holding unknown comforts and pleasures within.

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05 | MASHPI LODGE EXPEDITION

 

Watch as the spectacular Choco region's secrets reveal themselves to you on ground-level treks and rides through the tree tops on Mashpi' s unique "Sky Bike". Marvel at the landscape after ascending through the canopy via the observation tower. Enjoy the hummingbirds and butterflies as they flit around you and satisfy your scientific curiosity with the resident biologist. The highlight is the Dragonfly – an exciting, open-air cable car system that carries you over, across and sometimes even directly through the forest canopy, offering guests a relaxing way to enjoy the reserve from overhead.

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06 | HANSEATIC INSPIRATION

 

The HANSEATIC inspiration is planned to launch in October 2019. In the cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation. 

  • Length 138m, beam 22m, draught 5.6m 
  • Maximum passenger capacity: only 230 guests
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07 | ALVEAR ART HOTEL

 

The Alvear Art Hotel emerges as an innovative proposal in Buenos Aires, backed up by the tradition of the Alvear Palace Hotel. Set among impressive trees, this new sample of the Alvear Experience opens the doors of its modern building in the heart of the financial, commercial, and cultural area of the city, offering excellent service, warm hospitality, the sophisticated comfort of its rooms, and the most advanced technology.

 
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from $32,113.00 per person

All prices are per person, in AUD in double occupancy in lead category as specified available at time of publication, inclusive of all taxes and fees (which are subject to change). Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases which are out of our control. Pricing will be advised at time of booking and may vary until full payment is received. Offer is subject to availability, capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without notice unless sold out prior. In the event that any day or night-trip included as part of the tour cannot go as planned due to weather conditions, you will also be offered priority to alternatives where available. We will manage the rescheduling of your itinerary based on availability. ^Transfer offer: Australian address must be within 60 driven km radius of each capital city airport. Additional charges may apply otherwise. *Flight upgrades: Premium Economy, Business and First Class flights, if available, are based on using the most direct route from Sydney, and may be priced based on mixed carriers. Upgrade pricing is an estimate only and is subject to availability, seasonality and ticket validity. Flights become available to book approximately 10 months prior to departure. Package may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Latitude 33 reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Images provided are intended as a general reference.