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28 A raft of incredible Chilean experiences is packed into this epic exploration, with slices of Argentina and Peru thrown into the mix too. You’ll cruise along breathtaking waterways, pass through huge, glistening ice fields and call into engrossing destinations galore. Join Boudicca for this captivating discovery of South America and take the opportunity to discover the best of Buenos Aires and the mighty Iguazu Falls on an optional precruise holiday extension. The pretty seaside city of Puerto Madryn follows, before the exciting Chilean section of your voyage, reached via the picturesque Magellan Strait. After exploring the highlights of charming Punta Arenas – including the Austral Brewery, La Cruz Hill viewpoint and the nearby Magellanic Penguin colonies – prepare to be mesmerised as you cruise the spellbinding Chilean Fjords. Majestic glaciers, hidden lakes, cascading waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife will provide you with countless photo opportunities on this scenic leg of your journey. An overnight in Laguna San Rafael follows. While you can’t physically step ashore, catamaran tours allow the possibility of getting up close to this remote, UNESCO-listed national park – a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Next, from Puerto Chacabuco, you’ll have the chance to ride horseback through the beautiful landscapes of the Rio Simpson National Reserve, or kayak the crystal-clear waters of Lake Los Palos, against a backdrop of the Andes. You’ll also be perfectly placed for tours to the wild and beautiful Aysen region, which showcases dramatic Patagonian scenery. Your journey continues to two of Chile’s busiest and most beautiful cities. Valparaiso is a delight to explore thanks to its colourful, historic architecture and superb seaside views; while Coquimbo is one of the country’s most popular holiday resorts, boasting gorgeous beaches. Arica – nicknamed ‘The City of Eternal Spring’ due to its mild climate and almost year-round sunshine – is next on the list, ahead of General San Martin, which presents the chance to enjoy a slice of Peru. Seek out wildlife in the nearby Paracas National Reserve; take a boat tour to the volcanic Ballestas Islands, often referred to as a mini Galápagos; or discover the production methods of the Peruvian brandy, Pisco – adding a flavoursome end to this taste of South America. What’s more, you can choose to extend your stay in Callao for the chance to see even more of Peru, such as cultural Cusco and mysterious Machu Picchu. SOUTH AMERICAN EXPEDITION 5th February 2017 • 21 nights • Sails from Buenos Aires (ends Callao) Boudicca • Cruise ID: D170242 Aysen Region Visit fredolsencruises.com, contact your travel agent or call 0800 0355 072


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