Includes: International Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!
Land Program: Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days
Start Date: March 5, 2024
(Sailing March 14, 2024)
Visit the legendary Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and experience the Spanish colonial cities of Lima, Santiago, Montevideo and Buenos Aires on this Enrichment Journey to South America. Your journey starts in Peru where you’ll explore the ancient fortresses of the Sacred Valley and take a scenic train ride to Machu Picchu, the legendary “Lost City of the Inca” and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will also visit the former capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, a beautiful city nestled in the Peruvian Andes featuring a unique mix of Inca and Spanish architecture. You’ll explore the city and surrounding area before finishing your Peruvian adventure in Lima, once known as the “City of Kings,” before flying to Santiago. Tour both the old and the new in Chile’s capital city, then experience Chile’s wine-growing region on a day trip to picturesque coastal communities before embarking the Celebrity Eclipse. On board you’ll cruise the Chilean fjords and visit the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, before stopping in Montevideo for an exclusive Enrichment Journeys shore excursion. Upon disembarkation in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, you’ll be introduced to the glittering capital of Argentina and home to the legendary tango! You’ll experience the city’s highlights and glamorous neighborhoods as well as head out into the countryside for a gaucho (cowboy) experience and BBQ at a local ranch. Finally, top off your South American Journey with a romantic Tango show featuring folk music, dancers and an orchestra for an evening of cultural celebration.
Celebrity Cruises, Valparaiso, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Cape Horn, Strait of Magellan, Puerto Madryn, Uruguay
Start Date: March 5, 2024
(Sailing March 14, 2024)
|1||Lima to Cusco, Transfer to Sacred Valley, Welcome Dinner|
|2||Sacred Valley – Tour of Pisac and Ollantaytambo|
|3||Sacred Valley – Tour of Machu Picchu|
|4||Sacred Valley to Cusco – Visit Sacsayhuaman Fort, Quenqo Ruins, and the Red Fortress|
|5||Cusco – City Tour and Visit to Temple of the Sun|
|6||Cusco to Lima – Fly to Lima, City Tour and Farewell Dinner|
|7||Lima to Santiago – Flight to Santiago, check in to hotel|
|8||Santiago – Full-day Santiago City Tour|
|9||Santiago to Valparaiso – Tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar|
|10||Valparaiso – Transfer to port for Embarkation||6:00 PM|
|14||Strait of Magellan|
|15||Punta Arenas, Chile||7:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|16||Ushuaia, Argentina||10:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|17||Cape Horn, Chile||6:00 AM||8:30 PM|
|19||Puerto Madryn, Argentina||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|21||Montevideo, Uruguay- Exclusive Shore Excursion||8:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|22||Buenos Aires, Argentina – Debarkation City Tour and Lunch||5:00 AM|
|23||Buenos Aires – Visit a Ranch in the Countryside, Evening Tango Show|
|24||Buenos Aires – Airport Transfer Tour and Lunch|
**Please note that this itinerary is subject to change at anytime, including port of call changes. Please call a Personal Vacation Manager with any questions.
Day 1 – Arrive Sacred Valley
Arrive in Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in and relax. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for welcome dinner. (Please note: Flights to Cusco from the U.S. will require a connection in Lima. In the event a connecting flight to Cusco is not available on the Journey start date, you will be flown into Lima a day early with a hotel overnight provided). (D)
Note: If you wish to arrive a day early to adjust to the new time zone and altitude in the Sacred Valley, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about an optional hotel extension – which will add one or two nights to your hotel stay.
Day 2 – Sacred Valley
Start the day with a visit to Pisac, a town shaped as a partridge, which is known for its craft market established between colonial buildings and for housing one of the most impressive complex of agricultural terraces of the valley. The market has scores of stands that exhibit and sell products manufactured by the residents of the area. We have planned a lunch at Wayra Ranch where you will be delighted by a meal designed by the prominent Chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino and Nacho Solis. The ranch is also known for the Peruvian Paso horse, renowned for the smoothest gait in the world.
Stunning equestrian demonstrations and marinera music will create a memorable afternoon before we continue to Ollantaytambo, a typical example of the urban planning of the Incas, whose residents still live in accordance with the old traditions. You will find a huge archaeological complex which, although it bears the name of fortress, it was actually a tambo, a leisure city used to accommodate the delegations that traveled long distances. This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 3 – Sacred Valley
Today is the highlight of our trip: a visit to the “Lost City of the Inca.” Believed to have been built in the 15th century, Machu Pichu laid undiscovered by outsiders until 1911. The name roughly translates to “Old Mountain,” and is a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is thought to have served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca. After breakfast, you will be driven half an hour to the Ollantaytambo train station and embark for the two-hour ride to Agua Caliente, also known as Machu Picchu pueblo. Please note: be sure to bring your passport with you as local authorities check the name on the ticket against a picture ID. Also, luggage on the train is limited to a backpack. After leaving the train, you will walk through a crafts market and board a local bus to ascent to Machu Picchu, the most important archaeological site in Peru. The ascent takes about 20 minutes on mountainous roads – your expectations heightening with each new vista. Your local guide will talk about the site and will lead you in small groups around the site according to the level of exercise you are comfortable with. Enjoy lunch, then return by train and have the evening at leisure at the hotel. (B, L)
Day 4 – Sacred Valley to Cusco
This morning we check out of the hotel and transfer to the city of Cusco. En route, you will visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town center) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of Inti Raymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know Puka Pucara, located 7 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Puka Pucara, which means “Red Fortress”, was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while he rested in Tambomachay. This afternoon, arrive in Cusco and check in to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B, L)
Day 5 – Cusco
Start your scenic tour of Cusco today at the Koricancha, also known as the “Temple of the Sun”, the construction of which was ordered by Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471) and was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is when the Sun was worshipped during the Inca Empire and it was once filled gold artifacts. You will then go to the Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square and one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America, which is shaped as a Latin Cross and houses about 400 colonial paintings from the Cusco art school, and impressive goldsmith, silversmith and precious stones works. Its construction lasted almost a century, it started in 1560 and ended in 1654. The Ecclesiastical Chapter ordered to extract and transport hundreds of stones from the Sacsayhuamán fortress for this purpose. (B, D)
Day 6 – Cusco to Lima
Enjoy breakfast this morning before checking out and your transfer you to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, your tour will start in downtown Lima, where you will visit the Main Square, where Lima was first founded as “The City of Kings,” in 1535, and it was already known by the name of Lima when Peru proclaimed its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821. There you may see the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Lima Cathedral. You will then visit the Aliaga House, a viceregal construction delivered by Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains (Jerónimo de Aliaga) when he founded the city. You will then go to Saint Francis’ Church, which has an enviable collection of old books and an authentic network of catacombs open to the public. Next, you will go to Pueblo Libre district to visit the Larco Museum, founded by Rafael Larco Hoyle en 1926. The museum, located inside a viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century, houses the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts as well pieces of erotic art. This evening you’ll enjoy a special farewell dinner while enjoying a live performance of the principal dances from the different regions of Peru. (B, D)
Day 7 – Lima to Santiago
Check out of the hotel and say farewell to Peru. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in and relaxation before dinner this evening. (B,D)
Day 8 – Santiago
After breakfast, head out with your local guide to explore both old and new Santiago, the vibrant capital city of Chile. We will visit landmarks such as Avenida Bernardo O’Higgins, Santa Lucia Hill, the La Moneda Palace and Cultural Center, the Santiago City Hall, the Cathedral, the old financial district, the Mercado Central, and the urban park Parque Forestal, the confines of which hold the lovely Museum of Fine Arts building.
Last, but not least, you will take a tour of the new financial district, cleverly known as “Sanhattan”, located at the highest point in the city. The area is an incredible contrast to the early morning, with its modern architecture. In the evening, you will visit a part of Barrio Lastarria, visiting with our guide where “La Chascona” is located, one of the three houses of the poet Pablo Neruda (Nobel Prize for Literature). Then, enjoy dinner at a special restaurant, complete with live music. (B, D)
Day 9 – Santiago to Valparaiso
Depart Santiago to the coastal countryside. Our first stop will be an informative tour, wine tasting and lunch at a beautiful organic winery in the Rosario Valley. Matetic Vineyards is situated between the coastal valleys of Casablanca and San Antonio and were the pioneers of cool-climate Syrah production in Chile. Continue on for tours of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Valparaiso is the main port of Chile, and its Historic Quarter is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass through Viña del Mar, created in 19th Century and pretty resort town on the South Pacific coast. On arrival we will see the garden clock on the hillside of Cerro Castillo, on top of which stands the Presidents’ summer residence, following the La Marina Avenue and the seaside Peru Avenue, as well as observe the Casino. Arrive this afternoon at the beautiful boutique Hotel with time to check in and change before dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 10 – Valparaiso Embarkation
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port, where you will board the Celebrity Eclipse for a 12-night cruise to Buenos Aires. (B)
Day 11-20 – Cruising onboard the Celebrity Eclipse (see below for cruise highlights)
Day 21 – Montevideo Shore Excursion
After breakfast on board, set off with your local guide on the most exclusive Shore Excursion in Montevideo. Begin with an orientation tour of the city. You will see Independence Square, Parliament, L Carreta Monument, Downtown, Pocitos and Parque Battle Park neighborhoods, and the city coastline. You will then drive to the district of Cuchilla Pereira called “The Wine Land”. Here you will visit a bodega (wine shop) founded in 1898, where you will be part of an unforgettable experience. You will visit the wine cellar which dates to the 1800s and browse through the old machinery museum. Along the way, you will enjoy a performance that recreates the era in which the milonga emerged in the Rio de la Plata. Argentinians, intrigued by the dance, borrowed several characteristics of it, added their own attitude and style, and called it the Tango. Dancers and Singers will make you feel like you are being transported back in time and that are part of the Uruguayan history of the late 1800s. To enhance the experience, you will enjoy the best national wines and delicious wines should make for a memorable experience. From here, return your ship with a new-found appreciation for Montevideo and Uruguay. (L)
Day 22 – Buenos Aires Disembarkation
Enjoy breakfast onboard, then disembark the ship and begin your tour highlighting the city’s major neighborhoods and attractions. Among the points or interest, you will see are the Plaza de Mayo, this main square is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Presidential Office), the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall) and the Cathedral.
You will drive through the charming streets of San Telmo, the oldest neighborhood (barrio) in Buenos Aires, dotted with old churches, antique shops and colonial buildings.
You will also drive along the colorful roads of La Boca famous for its multicolor tin houses, European flavor and many tango performers. A stop will be made at Café Tortoni, founded in 1858. It is the oldest coffee shop in the world country. For more than 150 years it has been the meeting place of intellectuals, politicians and artists, giving it a very rich history. Enjoy lunch before arriving at your hotel for check-in and the rest of the evening is free time to explore Buenos Aires at your leisure. (L)
Day 23 – Buenos Aires
Depart the city in a comfortable coach for a scenic ride through the Argentine pampas (plains) to an estancia (ranch), for a day of gaucho (cowboy) fun! The wild smell of the countryside will lead us away from the city and invite us to experience the region’s rural traditions. We will spend the day on a local ranch, where the owners will give us a tour of the estate and introduce you to their horses. Built in the 19th century, the property is a colonial-style estancia with a large fireplace and over 200 acres of land. For lunch, we will enjoy a delicious outdoor barbeque as well as other local snacks. The estancia also offers live music and dancing, plus you may see some gaucho skills in action, including horse racing.
Return to Buenos Aires with time to get ready for tonight’s Tango dinner show. Get a taste of classic porteño cuisine and culture and enjoy an unforgettable night, surrendering to the magic of this “city that never sleeps” and to the charm of the sanguine music. A typical, early 20th-century house is an ideal stage for such a unique show: 32 artists, a tango orchestra, a folk music group, dancers and a singer that will captivate you while you celebrate your South American sojourn with fellow travelers. (B, L, D)
Day 24 – Buenos Aires
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before check-out. For those that have air booked by Enrichment Journeys, enjoy a shopping and transfer tour with lunch included before arriving at the airport for your return flight home. (L)
Note: if you wish to spend more time in Buenos Aires, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension—which will add one night to your Buenos Aires hotel stay.
For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.
Punta Arenas, Chile: The southernmost point on the contiguous South American continent, Punta Arenas overlooks the Strait of Magellan and Otway Sound, home to colonies of sea lions and Magellan penguins. It’s also one of the few places on earth where you can snow ski while looking out over the ocean.
Ushuaia, Argentina: No city on the planet has more southerly latitude. As a result, the sun shines for 18 hours during each summer day, providing ample opportunity to view the mix of glaciers, forests and sea, all framed by Mount Martial to the west and Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos to the east.
Cape Horn, Chile (Scenic Cruising): Tierra del Fuego, Land of Fire, is the most isolated place in the Americas, and Cape Horn is its southernmost point. These craggy cliffs and windswept shores are stark, rugged beauty personified, creating a dramatic setting for the collision between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Puerto Madryn, Argentina: This deep-water port was founded in 1865 by Welsh immigrants. Extending out into the Atlantic from Puerto Madryn is the Peninsula Valdés, a wildlife sanctuary where vast numbers of sea elephants, whales and penguins far outnumber the few human visitors who make it out this far.
Montevideo, Uruguay – Exclusive Shore Excursion: Your Enrichment Journey package includes an exclusive shore excursion in Montevideo. For a full description, see the “Land Program Details” section above.
Most days during the land portion will include full-day tours. The overall pace is rather quick, as there is much to see in these regions of Peru, Santiago and Buenos Aires, however there is a healthy mix of both visits to historical sites and time to enjoy the landscape and scenery. Most days include two meals, allowing the third meal to be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine, then have the rest of the evening to relax. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.
During the cruise you will have a mix of relaxing days at sea and exciting days on land to explore the port cities. You may choose from optional shore excursions, which will allow for cultural immersion, exotic meals and numerous activities.
Please note that portions of this Journey are at a significant altitude above sea level; shortness of breath and fatigue may occur. Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco have an elevation of 8,000 feet, 7,972 feet and 11,152 feet, respectively. This Enrichment Journey purposely visits these locations in that order, allowing your body to adjust in the Sacred Valley before continuing on to Cusco. Guests unfamiliar with the effects of high altitude should consult their personal physician. It is sometimes recommended to arrive a day early, to provide your body with an adjustment day before the start of the tour. If this is recommended by your physician and you are interested in arriving early, please inquire with your Personal Vacation Manager.
The land portion of the trip should be considered active and includes a considerable amount of walking. Walking on different types of land, roads and landmarks will be part of the trip, especially at Machu Picchu. Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Historical sites often do not have elevators, escalators or ramps due to the age of the building/structure. Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation. Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist.
For the cruise portion of the trip, passengers will board and leave the ship up stairways and gangways, and you may have to walk a moderate distance to transfer to train, bus and car stations. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of down time in between destinations.
Ancient history blends together with modern appeal in the heart of the former Inca Empire. Influences from this civilization are present alongside traces of Spanish colonization that later brought its own cultural stamp. Immerse yourself in the South American style while surrounded by staggering mountains and green valleys. A trip of a lifetime through South America will provide unforgettable experiences that will be very different than that you might be used to at home. South American culture is passionate and diverse. You will have the chance to hear many forms of Spanish dialects and interact with a wide range of people. Keep in mind that some hand gestures have different meanings than they do in the U.S., so it’s customary to simply smile, say “hola” (hello) and “gracias” (thank you) when addressed by locals.
You will encounter dishes and ingredients typical to the region that you may not have encountered before, and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourages an open mind when in unique situations and meeting people abroad. Sometimes the attractions, beaches and cities themselves can be crowded, especially while on the cruise.
South America has warm and rainy weather in January (Summer), so having the appropriate gear for this type of climate and rain is advisable. Sturdy shoes will be needed during city walks and when exploring Machu Picchu. If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.
Included airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.
Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $50 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $50 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.
Transportation while on tour:
Lima to Cusco: 1.5-hour flight
Cusco to Sacred Valley: 1-hour coach transfer
Lima to Santiago: 3.5-hour flight
Please note that these times are approximate and only reflect the transportation time. Our trip may be longer due to stops for sightseeing along the way.
All guests must choose the same package type. View Celebrity Terms and Conditions. Offer expires Dec 5, 2023 or when sold out.
Want to add a day in Buenos Aires? With this optional extension you will stay for 1 additional night in Buenos Aires after your tour, giving you time to explore the city on your own before flying home. Note: tours are not included. Price of $99 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:
|03/5/2024||Retail Value||EJ Price||Savings Per Person||Single Rates|
|Veranda (V2)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Concierge Class (C2)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Aqua Class (A2)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.
Interested in the 6-night Peru land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.
|Boston||$500||John F. Kennedy||$400||Phoenix||$500|
|Denver||$500||Los Angeles||$450||San Diego||$450|
|Washington – Dulles||$500||Chicago||$500||Tampa||$300|
|– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.
All prices on our website and e-Journey Travel Guide are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information, occasionally, a trip or pricing category may be misprinted or unavailable at the time of booking. In the event of an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error, or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we retain the right to correct the price and to refuse or cancel any bookings placed at the incorrect price. In addition, all offers, prices, and conditions of sale may be subject to change without notice including tours, included features, highlights, minimum or maximum stays, itinerary, times in port, and/or other conditions/restrictions.
The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.
Antigua Hacienda Yaravilca Huayllabamba,
Urubamba 084, Peru
Phone : +5184581900
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built on a seventeenth century colonial hacienda by the Vilcanota River, just one hour away from the city of Cusco and on the route to Machu Picchu. The hotel offers rooms decorated in colonial style as well as other modern minimalist decor. Enjoy unforgettable days in Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness and let yourself be carried away by its mystical atmosphere in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is the magical meeting of two eras: ancients Inca culture and colonial sumptuousness in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Calle Palacio 140, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco, Perú
Telephone: +51 84 604 000
Welcome to Monasterio, a retreat where opulent design and spiritual energy beckons you in. A sense of peace prevails in our Cusco haven, where soft-toned woodwind instruments soothe and serenade while you explore the hotel’s gilded corridors, resplendent with historic artwork. In our main courtyard, gather by our 300-year-old Andean Cedar tree and watch as weavers in traditional dress work skilled fingers over colourful yarn. Converse with fellow travelers as a cup of restorative Coca tea or a punchy Pisco sour makes its way to you. With stunning Baroque architecture, peerless Peruvian dining, and a prized location, make Monasterio your base in Cusco
Avenida Benavides 415 Miraflores Lima, Peru
Telephone: +51 1 630 77 77
Just 20 minutes from the historic center of Lima, it is strategically located so that you can enjoy the best tourist sites in Lima. Due to its proximity to the famous Avenida Larco, just a few steps away, you can enjoy plans for all tastes: have a coffee, a night in the always lively Calle de las Pizzas or go shopping in Larco Mar, a shopping center with overlooking the sea where you will find exclusive shops, as well as the best nightclubs and bars in the city.
Avenida Vitacura 3201, Santiago 7630578, Chile
Tel: 011 56 2 2944 7800
The remodeled Hotel Pullman Santiago Vitacura is fabulously located in one of the most sophisticated areas of the Chilean capital, close to Bicentennial Park, shopping malls, art galleries, bars, and restaurants. With incredible views of the mountain range, Pullman Vitacura has a fitness center, terraces, an outdoor pool, covered parking, free WIFI in all common areas, and more.
Street Monte Alegre 149, Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Chile
Telephone: +32 – 258 88 35
The Hotel Palacio Astoreca has 23 comfortable and exclusive guest rooms; perfect for relaxing and also very close to the port-city of Valparaíso. The hotel has a first class spa which will bring all of your senses to life, a piano bar where our guests can enjoy moments of relaxation, a wine cellar to meet up and enjoy a glass of wine, a library stocked with numerous books on art, travel and novels and a terrace which –thanks to its privileged location – provides unique views.
809 Moreno St, C1091 AAQ, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4340-7100
This Buenos Aires Hotel represents the sophisticated and classic style of this historical city. Enjoy your holidays with the beautifully designed suites, indoor pool and onsite spa. Conveniently located near major cultural attractions such as museums, theatres, traditional coffee shops and famous neighborhoods such as San Telmo and Florida Avenue, this luxurious hotel will let you experience the authentic Argentina.
Cruise Line: Celebrity
Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, they merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line’s passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that embodies modern luxury. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises and has set the worldwide standard for today’s expression of what first made cruising famous—high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of contemporary spaces that are at once coolly sophisticated and warmly inviting. Where the culinary experience is influenced by global cuisines and designed by their Michelin-starred chef. Where their staff provides seamless and intuitive service that’s both personal and unobtrusive. Where everything is designed to provide an unparalleled Relaxed Luxurysm resort at sea experience. Celebrity’s 15 award-winning ships offer unique experiences in more than 300 destinations on all seven continents.
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Unwind in stylish accommodations, including Concierge Class and our spa-inspired AquaClass® with exclusive dining at Blu. And, the ultimate in luxury, exclusive sanctuary, The Retreat® which includes private restaurant dining and 24/7 lounge. Enjoy globally inspired cuisine in distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by our Michelin-starred chef. Make a toast in the Passport Bar, Martini Bar or World Class Bar. Enjoy endless ocean views, catch some sun and play your favorite outdoor games on a ½ acre of real grass at The Lawn Club. You’ll feel refreshed in The Spa, which features soothing treatments to invigorate the senses. Savor an incredible five-course meal designed by our Global Culinary Ambassador, Chef Daniel Boulud. Onboard experiences also include shopping at the finest boutiques and family fun activities, including Hot Glass classes and theatrical events. Set sail and discover a whole new level of rest and relaxation.
Celebrity Eclipse is sailing with Starlink—the world’s most advanced broadband satellite internet—to bring you high-speed connectivity for a better onboard experience.
How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.
These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.
Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.
During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.
Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.
Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances, and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.
What to pack
Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit, and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.
Here are a few key items to take on your trip:
Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.
Luggage Screening Process
To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.
Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.
In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into The States, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit www.tsa.gov for a list of items that cannot be packed.
Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.
Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless Internet for free.
Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment
Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.
The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services, and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.
Medical Issues and Handicaps
As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.
Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.
If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.
A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.
All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.
Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.
Passport and Visa
To travel internationally, you must have a passport in good condition, and it must be valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Visa requirements change frequently and for various reasons. As a result, our Personal Vacation Managers are not always able to provide visa information. The best way to obtain up-to-date information regarding visa requirements is to visit the official US government website for Americans traveling abroad, Travel.State.Gov, (Canadian citizens should visit https://travel.gc.ca/, for all other countries please visit your government website or local embassy), which details specific information on the countries you would like to visit, including visa requirements.
You may also use a third-party visa service. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.
Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.
For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.
You will need an adaptor for some parts of your trip. To see what the plugs will look like at your destination, visit https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ and click on each country from the right menu.
You may also need to use a converter. Most countries outside of North and Central America use 220-240 V, whereas the U.S. and Canada use 110 V. However, most chargers these days have a box which will act as a converter so that it can be used in all countries around the world. If your charger box says “Input: 100–240V, 50/60 Hz” then you do NOT need to use a converter (but you may still need an adaptor so that the plugs fit in the socket).
Some hotels may have two and three pronged outlets to use for various appliances. Ship cabins also have outlets for you to use with their converter. However, we recommend having at least one or two adaptors with you, as we cannot guarantee that all hotels will be able to accommodate this.
Peru uses the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (S/), currency code PEN
Chile uses the Chilean Peso ($), currency code CLP
Uruguay uses the Uruguayan Peso ($ or $U), currency code UYU
Argentina uses the Argentine Peso ($), currency code ARS
Please visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ for the current exchange rate.
How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. We suggest having at least some local currency with you during the trip, at least enough to take a taxi if needed. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.
Tipping is always appreciated but not always required. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.
Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels, and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $8.00-$12.00 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day. Onboard the ship, gratuities are already included when sailing with Celebrity Cruises.
For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide.
Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit https://m.worldtimezone.com/m-index12.php.
With the tour covering various regions, you will most likely come in contact with warm and/or cool weather, occasional rain, wind and/or damp environments. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.
Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:
-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F
High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:
Practice the Local Language
Knowing a few phrases in the local vernacular can be a wonderful way to connect with people and feel immersed in the culture. Here are some keywords and phrases:
South America: Spanish
Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/south-american-spanish/ for more phrases and sound.
Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.
Recommended Reading List
Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.
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