Flying Wheels Travel provides arrangements for individual or group cruise experiences around the world. We arrange fully accessible shore excursions and customized itineraries to meet your needs and provide you with the best cruise experience possible.


Upcoming Cruises

South America and Panama Canal cruise tour

March 17, 2013 - April 1, 2013

14 nights departing from Santiago

Explore South America and the Canal

Explore uninhibited South and Central America. Its cities are full of excitement with décor as colorful as the locals and music that will have you dancing in the streets. Then, there is the wild and untamed side of a different sort, such as rainforests, wildlife and staggering mountain peaks that reach high into the sky.

Join Flying Wheels Travel on the Celebrity Infinity and get the most out of visiting this exotic and diverse destination, stretching from the world's driest desert to the jungles of Panama. Bask in the living mosaic of inviting people, natural wonder and unforgettable moments.

Interior stateroom - $3,492.21*
Ocean view stateroom - $3,792.21*
Balcony stateroom - $4,272.21*

Reservation deadline: Oct, 18, 2012

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View photographs of previous tours to South America.

What makes this cruise special?

  • Only one international flight
  • Ship is docked at all ports (all port are accessible)
  • Fully-accessible shore excursions and tours (additional cost, above cruise price)
    • Wheelchair accessible tours of Santiago and surrounding area
    • Wheelchair accessible tour of Valle del Elqui and Pisco Elqui brewery
    • Wheelchair accessible tour of Lluta and Azapa valleys and the ancient geoglyphs
  • Stateroom, all shipboard meals and entertainment included (except specialty restaurants)
  • Experienced travel hosts to assist you with all your travel needs
  • Fees, taxes and shipboard gratuities included in cruise price
  • Personal care attendants (based on group size or arranged on an individual basis)
  • Roommates for single travelers may be arranged
  • Security and social opportunities of group travel experience
  • Accessible transfers airport to pier included in cruise tour price

Sailing itinerary

Day Port/location Arrive Depart
Mar. 16 Depart US    
Mar. 17 Santiago   7 p.m.
Mar. 18 La Serena, Chile  9 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Mar. 19 Cruising    
Mar. 20 Arica, Chile  8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Mar. 21 Cruising    
Mar. 22 Lima, Peru 7 a.m. 6 p.m.
Mar. 23 Cruising    
Mar. 24 Cruising    
Mar. 25 Manta, Ecuador 7 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Mar. 26 Cruising    
Mar. 27 Panama Canal    
Mar. 28 Colon, Panama 7 a.m.  5 p.m.
Mar. 29 Cartegena, Colombia 9 a.m.  5 p.m.
Apr. 1 Fort Lauderdale 7 a.m.   

Reservation deadline for this cruise tour is Oct. 18, 2012. A fully refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. If traveling as a single occupant a $2,000 deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted for deposit. Final payment is due by Jan. 1, 201.

*Rates are per person, based on double occupancy and include all of the listed group benefits. Rates are subject to availability and are the same for accessible or non-accessible staterooms. The number of accessible staterooms are limited and available on a first come basis. Book early to guarantee your stateroom preference or contact us to establish an interest fee monthly payment plan. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on group size. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice.

About the ports

Santiago, ChileSantiago

The capital of Chile, Santiago is a beautiful city surrounded by the Andes Mountains. These city features a vast array of Spanish colonial history as well as some the most contemporary skyscrapers in South America.

Accessible shore tour in Santiago includes visiting the historic city center of Santiago, a tour of Colchagua Valley, lunch at Mongras winery, Chilean culture dinner show, the very interesting Culchagua Museum, tour of the beautiful coastal cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. (this is part of an optional 3-night Santiago pre cruise add-on.)

La Serna, Chile

Elqui ValleyWith its Mediterranean climate, white sandy beaches, pure air and tourist attractions, La Serena, Chile's second oldest city is a prime coastal resort.

Accessible shore tour in La Serna includes a visit to Valle del Elqui. The valley is famous for Pisco - Chile’s outstanding brandy-like liquor - Nobel Prize laureate Gabriela Mistral and of course clear skies - ideal for astronomical observation. The valley takes its name from the river running from the mountains to the sea and fascinates visitors with fruit orchards and vegetable plantations. The tour includes a visit to a Pisco Elqui brewery.

Arica, Chile

Lluta ValleyArica is Chile's northernmost city, a duty-free oasis and the gateway to archaeological and natural wonders.

Accessible shore tour in Arica includes a visit to the Lluta and Azapa valleys where you will see the ancient geoglyphs and visit the Azapa museum, home to the oldest mummies in the world dating as far back as 8,000 B.C. Chile’s northern deserts have a mystique that is without comparison anywhere in the world. 

Lima, Peru

LimaLima, the main gateway to Peru, is a major city bustling with living history and movement. It is an ethnic melting pot, featuring pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern elements. The metropolis is also surrounded by every aspect of Nature; the sea, islands, mountains, desert and plant life.

Manta, Ecuador

Manta is a picturesque and important port on the Pacific Ocean, located in a dry tropical forest with some of South America's most breathtaking beaches. It is known for its diving and sport fishing and serves as the primary industrial port of Ecuador's tuna industry.

Panama Canal

Panama CanalCruise from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean through the world famous Panama Canal. The cuts through the isthmus of Panama. The cruise provides you an opportunity to view beautiful nature, wildlife and one of man’s modern wonders.

Cartagena, Columbia

CartagenaCartagena is a fantastic city that guards the secrets of history in its walls, balconies, buildings and narrow cobbled streets. The magic of Cartagena lies in its massive fortifications, the warmth of the people, richness of the architecture and the infinite range of cultural expression of a doughty and valiant people.


Customized travel

Flying Wheels Travel provides more than 40 years of experience and knowledge to make your dream vacation a reality. We will provide customized fully-accessible group shore excursions for you and those traveling with you. We also arrange your flight accommodations and ground transportation.

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Please direct all inquires and reservations to Timothy Holtz at Flying Wheels Travel, e-mail or call 612-381-1622.

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