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38 PERUVIAN SIGHTS & POLYNESIAN DELIGHTS 24th January 2017 • 23 nights • Sails from Callao (ends Auckland) Black Watch • Cruise ID: W170232 Start the year in style on this epic exploration of Peru and Polynesia. You’ll have the chance to visit a host of breathtaking destinations, from the Peruvian capital, Lima, to the paradise islands of Bora Bora and Rarotonga. You’ll no doubt be spellbound by these unforgettable sights. Joining your ship in Callao presents the chance to take a trip to Peru’s beautiful capital, Lima, which is well worth a visit if only to savour Spanish colonial structures and search for souvenirs at the bustling Indian Market. What’s more, if you opt for a pre-cruise holiday extension you can see more of this fascinating region, from the cultural city of Cusco to mesmerising Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Then it’s on to General San Martin, where you’ll be perfectly situated for boat tours to the volcanic Ballestas Islands. Often referred to as a mini Galápagos, they boast dramatic scenery and a host of wildlife. There are also plenty of other options to make the most of your visit here. Take a tour to discover the production methods of the Peruvian brandy, Pisco, or visit the nearby Paracas National Reserve. This protected area of coastal desert is teeming with wildlife, from orcas and sea lions, to flamingos and Blue-Footed Boobies. You’ll then set sail across the Pacific Ocean, passing the remote, uninhabited Isla Salas y Gómez, before stopping at a string of stunning Polynesian islands. In Hanga Roa, don’t miss the chance to see Easter Island’s collection of iconic Moai statues and some of the world’s most interesting archaeological sites; while in Papeete you can explore the towering peaks, tumbling waterfalls and lush valleys of Tahiti. Bora Bora’s exquisite beaches and dreamy turquoise waters then present a slice of paradise, before the dense jungles, picturesque valleys and sun-kissed sands of Rarotonga show you a world away from home. You may have just got your breath back by the time your ship reaches Auckland. But before you head home, be sure to end your adventure in style with an optional two-night holiday extension in the laid-back ‘City of Sails’, home to the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere – the Sky Tower – and more boats per capita than any other city in the world, earning it its nickname. Explore some of the surrounding attractions during your stay, including the unique Waitomo Glowworm Caves, the charming area of Mission Bay, the boutiques and chic cafés of Ponsonby Road, and laid-back Waiheke Island, where wine tasting is a must. Tahiti Bora Bora Visit fredolsencruises.com, contact your travel agent or call 0800 0355 072


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