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24 Day Panama Canal & Caribbean

  • Discover Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Aruba & more
  • Cruise through the iconic Panama Canal
Includes Return International Flights

Travel to eight incredible countries on this iconic fly and cruise package from Chile to the United States. Journey through the lush wine region of the Casablanca Valley en route to the colourful hillside city of Valparaiso, where you’ll enjoy a tour of the UNESCO listed city. Then, board the ms Zaandam ship for your 20 night Inca and Panama Canal cruise with Holland America Line. Cruise to Coquimbo, a quaint coastal town quickly becoming a go-to for nightlife; see the world’s largest concentration of birds at Paracas National Reserve in Pisco; see colonial architecture in Lima; anchor in Fuerte Amador, the gateway to Panama City - and its famous canal. Travel down the iconic Panama Canal, a man-made waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; dock in the Dutch influenced Caribbean islands of Aruba and Bonaire; and enjoy tropical island culture in Curacao. This bucket list journey includes return flights, a 20 night Holland America Line cruise, one night pre-cruise accommodation in Santiago, 61 meals including all meals while cruising, and more.

About the ship: The ms Zaandam is designed to carry fewer guests while offering greater space. The ship is both elegant and comfortable with decor inspired by music, including memorabilia from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and a Baroque-style pipe organ. While on-board, enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops with America's Test Kitchen. Indulge with a range of dining venues available, or relax at the spa and salon onboard.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, *Adelaide or *Perth to Santiago! Fly with airlines such as Air Canada, Latam Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Upon arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax or explore in your own time for the rest of the day.

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling some customers may be required to be at the airport the day before (Depart day 0).

Overnight: Hotel Solace or similar, Santiago

Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, drive approx. 90 minutes west towards the coast. Pass through the Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys, renowned for their innovative wineries producing Chile’s top white wines and cool-climate reds. You’ll arrive in Valparaiso, one of the first Chilean cities founded by the Spanish. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003 for its architectural and cultural significance, the city is one of Chile’s most beautiful and intriguing.

Starting downtown, learn about the history of “Valpo” and its importance in South American trade and commerce. Ride the century-old hillside ascensores (funicular carriage) to the top of the city’s steep hills, where a labyrinthine maze of streets reveals brightly coloured buildings, bohemian cafes, elegant restaurants, and spectacular views of the harbour below. Walk with your guide through two of the most famous and eclectic neighbourhoods, Cerro Concepcion and Cerro Alegre. Named due to the beautiful gardens that adorned the houses of the sector.

The tour includes lunch at a local restaurant. Nestled in the hills of the city, enjoy local cuisine inspired by the fresh seafood, seasonal produce and fine wines available in coastal Chile. After lunch, you will be transferred to San Antonio Cruise Port to embark Holland America Line’s ‘ms Zaandam’ ship. The cruise departs at 5.00pm.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

La Serena is a quaint coastal town, popular for its very long golden beaches and colonial architecture. Visitors can explore the lighthouse and cobbled squares or shop for local craft at the market.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Take a fitness class, watch a live professional cooking demonstration (not included) or make yourself comfortable on one of the Zaandam’s decks - soak up the sun and fresh sea air.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Birdwatchers and wildlife lovers will be delighted with the Paracas National Reserve (or “Peruvian Galapagos’) and the Ballestas Islands. There is also an option to fly over the vast, mysterious symbols of the Nazca Lines (not included).

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Zaandam docks overnight here, in Callao, the gateway to Lima. Nearby are beaches, wildlife-filled islands and an 18th century fortress.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The greater Lima metropolis homes more than one quarter of Peru’s population. Take an optional city tour to discover colonial architecture, charming cafe ringed squares and colourful local markets. Visit the affluent suburb or Miraflores for stylish shopping, fantastic food and dramatic coastal views.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Peruvian port of Salaverry is the gateway to Trujillo, the nation’s second-largest city, beautifully situated at the base of the Andean foothills. Much of its colonial charm is retained in its old churches, balconied homes and courtyards. Several historic mansions are open to the public most days, including the House of Emancipation, where Peru’s independence from Spain was claimed. The archaeological museum offers a fascinating display of ancient pottery.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sprawling Guayaquil sits on the western bank of the wide Guayas River in Ecuador, a few miles upriver from the Pacific Ocean. It’s the main port and commercial center of Ecuador, home to universities, colleges and a burgeoning arts scene in Barrio Las Penas.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The port and fishing town of Manta was founded in the 16th Century by the Spaniards. It’s a great place to shop for interesting trinkets and crafts. The charming area of Montecristi has markets and is the original source of the ‘Panama’ hat.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Anchor overnight at the gateway to Panama City - and the Canal itself. The fascinating Canal Visitors Centre displays a full history of the complex and prolonged canal construction. Nearby Panama City is a bustling and eclectic mix of very old and very new. Great dining options, sightseeing and shopping abound. Explore Casa Viejo (literally ‘Old City’), with it’s beautifully restored colonial buildings now home to restaurants, boutique hotels, bars and boutiques.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Panama Canal is both an engineering masterpiece and natural wonder. Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the passageway crosses the huge, man-made Gatun Lake and amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of solid mountainside. Watch from your onboard vantage point as the great locks raise and lower your ship along a 50-mile waterway - sometimes with just inches to spare on either side.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This charming Dutch island is known for its warm and welcoming locals, extensive culinary experiences (there are more than 200 restaurants), and duty-free shopping. Aruba also offers excellent diving (not included). Cooling trade winds make windsurfing and kitesurfing popular sports for participants and beachside spectators (not included).

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This colourful island is one of the most delightful ports of the Caribbean. City and island tours are available (not included), including the island's famous liqueur distillery. Or explore on your own and find the Queen Emma Floating Bridge and floating market where brightly painted schooners are laden with exotic produce. The island's waters are also home to the Caribbean's largest protected underwater park, covering miles of coral reef.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Bonaire, another pretty Dutch Caribbean island, is a natural paradise. Renowned for world-class snorkeling and diving, above the water visitors can also marvel at the wild bird life including exotic parakeets, parrot and even pink flamingos.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘ms Zaandam’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After breakfast this morning, disembark the ‘ms Zaandam’ for the last time. Make your own way to Fort Lauderdale airport (approx. 25 minutes) for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Panama
  • Experience the service and comfort of Holland America Line’s ‘ms Zaandam’
  • Scout for wildlife on General San Martin, the ‘Peruvian Galapagos’
  • Ride the funicular on a local tour into Valparaiso
  • Soak up the culture of Callao, gateway to historic Lima
  • Shop for mementos and local craft in Spanish-founded Manta, Ecuador
  • Dock in Salaverry, the gateway to Trujillo at the Andean foothills
  • Explore Guayaquil, Ecuador’s commercial centre
  • Cruise through the iconic Panama Canal
  • Discover amazing Caribbean cuisine in Aruba
  • Kick back in the Caribbean island of Curacao
  • Discover the exotic birdlife in Bonaire
  • Experience the laid-back lifestyle of Aruba
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/ MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 20 night Inca and Panama Canal Cruise with Holland America Line
  • Sail aboard the elegant ‘ms Zaandam’ ship
  • 1 night 4-star pre-cruise accommodation in Santiago, Chile
  • Enjoy 61 meals including all meals while cruising
  • English speaking tour guide (day 2)
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Transfer airport to hotel (Day 1)
  • Transfer hotel to port (Day 2)

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 3rd April 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
Inside: $3199
Ocean View: $3699
Veranda: $5799
Suite: $8899
 
Departure Dates 
3rd April 2019
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $200 per person
*Perth: $400 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Air Canada, LaTam Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Santiago, Chile
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Fort Lauderdale, USA
Not Available.
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available.   
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (International Sectors Only): *Starting from $2299 per person
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $6999 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated):

Santiago: Solace Hotel Santiago or similar

Cruise: Holland America 'ms Zaandam'

 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Santiago (Pre Tour): $290 per room 
- Fort Lauderdale (Post Tour): Not available
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 28 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements. (For Australian passport holders, an ESTA Visa Waiver for the USA is a strict requirement though tourist visas for Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and the Caribbean Island Nations are not required.)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Optional tipping in Santiago: $8 USD (approx. $10 AUD) per person per day.
* Mandatory gratuities whilst on cruise at $13.50 USD (approximately $18 AUD) per person per day payable at the end of the cruise.
* Mandatory tipping on top of additional purchases (e.g bar & specialty restaurants) whilst on cruise which is an extra 15% on top of purchase price.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Transfer port to airport (day 22).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The weather will vary throughout this trip. Santiago in April has an average low of 8°C and high of 23°C. The temperature will steadily increase as the cruise nears the equator, with Panama & the Caribbean islands averaging between 25°C and 32°C. Florida will also be warm at 23-26°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH/CRUISE TOUR
Meals:
61 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver in Santiago is $8 USD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. Mandatory gratuities whilst on cruise at $13.50 USD (approximately $18 AUD) per person per day payable at the end of the cruise. Please also note that a 15% Service Charge is automatically added to additional bar and restaurant purchases onboard the cruise. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa for Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and the Caribbean Island Nations are not required if travelling on an Australian passport, however travellers to Chile must pay the required reciprocity fee.
 
*Chile: Customers will be required to pay a Chilean Reciprocity Fee of approximately $117 USD (subject to change) per person paid at airport customs in Chile. This fee is paid in US dollars and customers may want to carry sufficient US dollars in cash to pay this fee as credit card facilities may be unavailable.
 
- An ESTA visa waiver is the strict requirement for entry into the USA for all Australian passport holders.
Important: Please start arranging your visa waiver at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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