Take the journey of a lifetime along the coast of South America. Embark Marina in Lima and cruise to Pisco, home to the famous brandy factory of the same name and a gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Stop in Coquimbo, a thriving town nestled along the coastline. Coquimbo is well recognized for the Cruz del Tercer Milenio, a monumental cross built on the summit of Cerro El Vigía. Travel to Santiago de Chile, a bustling township filled with history, culture, and art. Sail to Puerto Montt, your passport to the Chilean Lake District, then to Puerto Chacabuco, known for its panoramic views and rugged natural beauty. Spend two days cruising the astonishing Chilean Fjords before visiting the provincial town of Punta Arenas and the rustic fishing village Ushuaia. See the capital of the Falkland Islands, Stanley, a picturesque English village filled with cozy local pubs and color-splashed houses surrounded by rolling hills. Take a moment to linger in Punta Del Este. This chic resort town offers sparkling waterfronts, fashionable boutiques, and galleries. Before disembarking in Argentina, experience Montevideo’s historic Old City, intriguing architecture, and miles of fine sand beaches.
Shared departure: This departure is shared with other universities.
DEPART FOR PERU
LIMA (CALLAO), PERU
Once the richest city in South America, Lima, the capital of Peru, is a cultural hub with a wealth of historical offerings. Founded along a desert coast in 1535 and hailed as the City of Kings, its pre-Columbian temples and colonial architecture are now part of a bustling urban landscape. Enhance your travel experience with an optional Go Next Machu Picchu Pre-Cruise Program.
PISCO (NAZCA LINES), PERU
Resting along the coast and in proximity of the famous Nazca Lines, Pisco, the spirit of Peru, is known the world over for its grape brandy of the same name.
CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN
The towering Third Millennium Cross greets arrivals to this comfortable, palm-lined port town. Explore the English Quarter, take a long stroll down the beach, or stop at one of Coquimbo’s seafood restaurants for a fresh-caught dish.
SANTIAGO (SAN ANTONIO), CHILE
Arrive in Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile. Santiago is a buzz of dazzling skyscrapers and historical monuments surrounded by the snow-capped Andes Mountains. It sits on the outskirts of the hometown of poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.
CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN
PUERTO MONTT, CHILE
Visit the gateway to the Chilean Lake District, Puerto Montt, a stunning region with unspoiled emerald forests, majestic snow-capped mountains, and crystalline lakes.
PUERTO CHACABUCO, CHILE
Situated at the tip of the Aisen Fjord, Puerto Chacabuco is home to scenic attractions and offers a taste of Patagonia’s rugged natural beauty.
CRUISING THE CHILEAN FJORDS
PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE
Take in this pleasant provincial town with its colorful tin-roofed homes, tree-lined plaza, stately mansions, and detailed statue of Ferdinand Magellan.
CRUISING AROUND CAPE HORN
Cruise to Ushuaia, a city that displays the intense natural beauty of Argentina. Ushuaia is a rustic fishing village that overlooks the picturesque Beagle Channel.
CRUISING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS
Capital of the Falkland Islands, Stanley is a pretty English village filled with cozy pubs. It is surrounded by rolling hills dotted with color-splashed houses.
CRUISING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY
Elegant and glamorous, Punta del Este has earned its reputation as South America’s Saint-Tropez. Popular with celebrities, this chic resort town draws visitors with its expansive stretches of sparkling waterfront, fashionable boutiques, museums, and art galleries.
Uruguay’s capital and largest city, Montevideo, is home to a timeless and eclectic mix of sandy beaches, riverside promenades, and fin-de-siècle architecture. Stroll through the Plaza Independencia, visit the National Museum of Visual Arts, or pop into one of the city’s small tango bars for some music and dancing.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Disembark in Argentina’s capital, home to superb cuisine, inviting cafes, and the world’s widest boulevard.
Meet Your Trip Host
Dean Rennell is a graduate of the UM with a BBA (1975) and MBA (1980). Since graduating he has been an active volunteer for the university serving on local and national Alumni boards. This included a two year term as Chair of the AAUM. During the recent Victors for Michigan Campaign, Dean was involved in the Student Support fund raising effort. He is currently a member of the LEAD Counsel at the Alumni association. LEAD is a scholarship program administered by AAUM which provides financial aid to students who add to the diversity of the UM.
Dean is a retired Banking executive. He lives in Phoenix, AZ with his wife Kris Rennell who will co-host our trip. Kris is also a UM graduate (University of Minnesota in this case!) and is retired from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. They have 3 children and 3 young grandchildren. Kris and Dean have traveled extensively but have not visited the stops on this tour. They look forward to meeting and traveling with all of you.
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