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South America Voyage, Luxury Andean Explorer & Machu Picchu Tour

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Oosterdam
  • Duration 27 NIGHTS
  • Departure 17 February 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code AME7843

Complimentary Ocean View to Verandah upgrade

Fully escorted tours of Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

Exclusive to Imagine Cruising

From ancient Incan treasures to the rugged beauty of the Chilean coast, discover South America’s beauty over land, rail, and sea.

Savour a one-night hotel stay in Santiago prior to embarking Oosterdam for a voyage to the ends of the Earth, discovering the astounding beauty of the Chilean coast. Admire the jaw-dropping depths of the fjords, icy blue glaciers, and the jagged peaks of snow-draped mountains, before your cruise concludes with an overnight in port in Buenos Aires.

Hotel stays in Lima and Arequipa await where you’ll then board the Andean Explorer for a luxurious journey through rugged landscapes past Peru’s historic treasures. A series of immersive tours, encountering the breathtaking Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Incan citadel in the clouds, bring your South American adventure holiday to a magical close.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Oosterdam

Complimentary Oceanview to Verandah upgrade
Overnight in port in Buenos Aires

Hotel Stays

1 night four-star hotel stay in Santiago at the Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes

3 nights four-star hotel stay in Lima at the Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores
1 night five-star hotel stay in Arequipa at the Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa
3 nights five-star hotel stay in Cusco at the Casa Andina Premium Cusco
2 night five-star hotel stay in Sacred Valley at the Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado
All hotel stays include breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

Lima City tour

Arequipa walking tour
Cusco City tour
Cusco Markets
Sacred Valley tour including: Salt Mines of Maras & Moray and Ollantaytambo Ruins
Machu Picchu tour including Expedition Train

Luxury Rail Journey

2 night all-inclusive luxury Belmond Andean Explorer rail journey from Arequipa to Cusco in a Twin Cabin

Off Train Excursions to Sumbay Caves, Lake Titicaca, the floating island of Uros, Collata Beach, and Raqchi archaeological site

All Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flight

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Santiago

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Day 2
Santiago: Hotel Stay

Spend an evening in Santiago and uncover its enthralling features. Famed for its grand architecture, this sophisticated city is set against the stunning backdrop of the Andes and surrounded by vineyards.

Overnight: Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes

Day 3
San Antonio: Embark Ship

Enjoy exceptional service and high-quality facilities on board the attractive Oosterdam – the perfect choice for those who expect the absolute best fine dining options and exceptionally friendly and efficient service.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Puerto Montt

Experience the magic of Puerto Montt, Chile. Explore its picturesque landscapes, from snow-capped volcanoes to emerald lakes. Immerse yourself in local culture, and let the beauty of this gateway to Patagonia captivate your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 6
Puerto Chacabuco

Unveil the hidden treasures of Puerto Chacabuco. Immerse yourself in the breath-taking beauty of Chilean fjords, majestic glaciers, and crystal-clear waters. Let nature’s wonders surround you, leaving you in awe of this untouched paradise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 7
Relax At Sea
Day 8
Sarmiento Channel: Scenic Cruising

In the Sarmiento Channel, cruise through tranquil waters surrounded by towering mountains, marvel at the awe-inspiring Amalia or Brujo Glacier, and witness the immense power of nature as massive chunks of ice calve into the sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 9
Strait of Magellan: Scenic Cruising

Wind through the natural sea channel between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, discovering a serene stillness only broken by the occasional elephant seal, humpback whale or Magellanic penguin.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 10
Glacier Alley: Scenic Cruising

At the southern tip of South America, Glacier Alley and the majestic Beagle Channel is home to towering glaciers that calve into the turquoise water, including the famous hanging glaciers named after European countries.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 11
Cape Horn: Scenic Cruising

Enjoy scenic cruising Cape Horn, a breathtaking adventure through the southernmost tip of South America. As you sail these legendary waters, marvel at the dramatic landscapes, towering cliffs, and turbulent seas that have challenged sailors for centuries.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 12
Port Stanley

Stanley, Falklands: A British village fallen from the sky. Colourful homes, Lady Elizabeth wreck, and abundant penguin colonies. Discover wildlife that fascinated Darwin in this distant outpost of vibrant charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Days 13 - 14
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Montevideo

Experience the vibrant charm of Montevideo, where history and modernity coexist in perfect harmony. Explore its colonial architecture, indulge in its rich culinary delights, and embrace the warm spirit of Uruguay’s capital city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 16
Buenos Aires: Overnight in Port

Immerse yourself in the passion and culture of Buenos Aires, Argentina. With its tango rhythms, European-inspired architecture, and culinary delights, it’s a city that invites you to embrace the vibrant soul of South America.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 17
Buenos Aires: Disembark & Lima Hotel Stay

Your enchanting cruise ends in Buenos Aires where you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Here, explore a maze of sprawling cobblestone streets, crumbling Inca temples, and Spanish colonial architecture.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores

Day 18
Lima: Hotel Stay & Tour

Enjoy a fully escorted city tour of Lima. From colonial treasures to exquisite museums to ancient Incan temples, Lima enchants at every turn. Sample Peruvian cuisine in the form of succulent lomo saltado pisco.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores

Day 19
Arequipa: Tour & Hotel Stay

In Peru’s “White City,” explore the cloisters of the 16th-century Monastery of Santa Catalina with a walking tour, then marvel at the Basilica Cathedral, built from volcanic sillar stone, or venture to Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa

Day 20
Arequipa: Board the Andean Explorer

Embark the Andean Explorer for a journey across the Peruvian Andes. Indulge in lunch on board before embarking on a tour of Sumbay Caves. Cocktails and canapés are served back on board before dinner.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Andean Explorer

Day 21
Andean Explorer: Off-Train Excursion

Today’s tour will explore the beauty and diversity of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a scenic, traditional boat ride to the floating islands of Uros and discover Collata beach before enjoying Afternoon Tea back on board.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Andean Explorer

Day 22
Cusco: Alight the Andean Explorer, Hotel Stay & Tour

Delight in breakfast on board before departing to Cusco. En route, you’ll savour a visit to the archaeological site of Raqchi, home to one of Peru’s most impressive surviving Inca structures. Alight in Cusco for the next part of your adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Day 23
Cusco: Hotel Stay & Tour

Immerse yourself in Cusco’s vibrant markets. The intimate San Blas Market brims with colourful textiles and artisanal crafts, while San Pedro Market offers local produce, handcrafted souvenirs, and delicious food stalls.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Days 24 - 25
Sacred Valley: Hotel Stay & Tour

During an overnight in the Sacred Valley, you could visit the UNESCO World Heritage Salt Mines of Maras in the northeast of Cusco which lie over the slopes of Qori Pujio mountains and the inhabited city of Ollantaytambo.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado

Day 26
Cusco: Hotel Stay & Tour

Uncover the ancient city of Machu Picchu. To get there, ride the panoramic Expedition Train through the lush Valley of the Incas, then explore Machu Picchu’s impressive temples, terraces and living quarters against a mountain backdrop.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Day 27
Lima: Hotel Stay

As the finale to your South America adventure, enjoy a relaxing hotel night at leisure in Lima. Be dazzled by the Magic Water Circuit’s synchronised fountains or explore bohemian Barranco’s art scene.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores

Day 28
Lima: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, blessed with a favorable climate along the Urubamba River, holds UNESCO-listed Salt Mines of Maras, Inca city Ollantaytambo, and the iconic Machu Picchu. Explore ruins, terraces, the Sun Royal House, and embrace Inca history amid stunning natural beauty.
Lima City Tour
Explore Lima's highlights on a guided tour. Visit the historic center, Plaza de Armas, San Francisco Monastery with catacombs, and modern districts like Miraflores and San Isidro. Don't miss the Larco Museum, home to a vast collection of Ancient Peru artifacts, including intriguing erotic ceramics, revealing pre-Columbian culture.
Cusco City Tour
Discover the enchanting beauty of Cusco City on an unforgettable tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this ancient Incan capital, exploring captivating archaeological sites like Sacsayhuaman and admiring the stunning architecture of colonial churches. Let the charm of Cusco City leave you mesmerized.
Cusco Markets Tour
Meander through San Blas Market, a charming labyrinth of colourful textiles, handcrafted jewellery, and artisanal souvenirs. Watch skilled artisans at work and snag a one-of-a-kind treasure to remember your Peruvian adventure. Next, dive into San Pedro Market’s sights and smells. Explore stalls overflowing with exotic fruits and steaming cauldrons of Andean stews.
Arequipa Walking Tour
Discover the enchanting beauty of Arequipa with our guided walking tour. Stroll through the historic streets of this Peruvian gem, marvel at its stunning colonial architecture, and immerse yourself in its rich culture. Our experienced guides will unveil the city's secrets, making your visit an unforgettable experience.
Machu Picchu with Expedition Train
Nestled within the Andean foothills and shrouded by swirling clouds and subtropical forests, the sight of Machu Picchu is incredible to behold. Discover this amazing site during a full day tour that includes the return journey onboard the panoramic Expedition Train through the Sacred Valley from Ollaytatambo to Aguas Calientes.

Oosterdam

The majestic Oosterdam offers guests plenty to see and do on board when not soaking up expansive views of the sea, or relaxing in spacious staterooms after an exciting day partaking in all manner of activities across the vessel’s 11 decks.

Guests are invited to begin their day with an exquisite breakfast in the gorgeously adorned Dining Room, before enjoying other generous on-board amenities such as the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. From live dance performances to sushi bars and movie theatres, there are facilities and activities for everyone to revel in on board this mighty vessel.

In addition to Oosterdam’s unique design features, the stunningly large open-air deck offers mesmerising ocean views while you take a stroll or relax in your deckchair. At night, when the ship truly comes alive, you can catch numerous further activities such as expert history lectures or electric theatre productions under the stars.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,305 tons
  • Length 935 ft (285.00 m)

Life on board Oosterdam

Masterfully adorned with stunning artwork, Oosterdam epitomises sophistication and comfort. With its exquisite dining rooms offering world-class cuisine, a lavish spa, and a wide range of spacious suites, there’s nothing quite like life on board this luxury vessel.

dining

Treat your tastebuds to a wide range of delectable dishes and refined cuisine on board Oosterdam. With so much to choose from, there is sure to be something to suit your current taste and mood – so why not get exploring the many on-board eateries?

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

It doesn’t matter whether you like to take things slow and steady on a cruise holiday, or are more the ‘all-action’ type; this Vista-class ship is sure to have plenty you will love. Offering a wide range of facilities and activities on board, Oosterdam will keep you and other members of your travelling party more than satisfactorily occupied during enchanting days at sea.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon®
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whatever your idea of great entertainment might be, the team behind Oosterdam has covered all the possibilities that are likely to come to your mind – and then a few more. With a wide variety of enthralling entertainment options on board Oosterdam, guests can enjoy live music, dance performances, and comedy shows, to cite just a few of the highlights.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

Andean Explorer

Travelling through the high-altitude altiplano of the Peruvian Andes, the route operates along one of the planet’s highest rail tracks, affording breathtaking scenery along the way. Snaking through mountain passes, the train links the country’s magnificent natural wonders and ancient Inca sights in one easy journey, ideal for those who enjoy the romance of rail, and the finer things in life.

You will chug serenely from the mystical city of Cusco, capital of the former Inca Empire, speed across the never-ending Andean plains to the whitewashed city of Arequipa, glide past the reed-dappled waters of Lake Titicaca, and marvel at the unfathomable depths of Colca Canyon. The one- and two-night discovery journeys, also available in reverse, offer more than a glimpse into life in this unparalleled land, with immersive tours each day showcasing the hidden gems of this fascinating country.

Life on board the Andean Explorer

From exquisite fine dining, sophisticated lounges, and a sumptuous spa, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.

Food & Drink

Take your seat for a world-class feast in the train’s two beautiful dining carriages. As well as delectable lunches and evening feasts, you’ll also enjoy mouth-watering breakfasts to fuel your daily adventures. Sample the full spectrum of Peruvian flavours from the acclaimed onboard chefs including ceviche and Lomo Saltado, against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery.

  • Llama
  • Muña

Bars & Lounges

Lounge Car

A great place to spend time with fellow passengers is in the Lounge Car. Named after the Maca root, it sports an elegant grand piano and entices guests in with the promise of live music and an occasional sing-along. Savour a delicious, blended cocktail, relax on comfortable grey tweed sofas and swap stories with friends old and new.

Facilities

Spa

When you’re not savouring the flavours of Peru or admiring the passing scenery, you can find pure serenity on the rails in the sumptuous Picaflor Spa Car. After a day of extraordinary outdoor pursuits, you’ll find the perfect way to relax with a sumptuous treatment from an exceptional menu of therapies specially selected to enhance your Peruvian experience.

You’ll be in the capable hands of the qualified onboard therapists who use renowned products by Germaine de Capuccini, alongside an exclusive Andean collection that embraces the healing power of natural, local ingredients.

Feel your stresses melt away as you unwind with an exclusive altitude acclimatising massage or Vitamin C facial, to the rhythm of the train as it meanders its way across the plains.

Off-Train Experiences

You will chug serenely from the mystical city of Cusco, capital of the former Inca Empire, speed across the never-ending Andean plains to the whitewashed city of Arequipa, glide past the reed-dappled waters of Lake Titicaca, and marvel at the unfathomable depths of Colca Canyon, as vast condors glide on the thermals below you. The one- and two-night discovery journeys, also available in reverse, offer more than a glimpse into life in this unparalleled land, with immersive tours each day showcasing the hidden gems of this fascinating country.

Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands of the Uros

You’ll witness the sun rise over the bright blue waters of Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world and according to Andean legend, the birthplace of the sun. Following breakfast on board you’ll take a boat trip to the Uros Islands, man-made of totora reeds, and Taquile, where you’ll enjoy a private lunch with displays of local crafts and traditional dancing.

Sumbay Caves

Indulge in a delicious breakfast before discovering the 500 fascinating cave paintings of human and animal figures lining the walls of the Sumbay Caves, estimated to be over 8000 years old. It’s believed that the cave would have been inhabited between 5,800 and 3,000 years before our era, by the first hunters of the Colca.

Stateroom and Suites

Boasting refined amenities and Holland America’s sumptuous signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed, each elegant stateroom offers a pleasant and welcoming stay. Most rooms are also ocean-facing for glorious views and feature added touches of luxury including premium massage shower heads.

inside Prices from £6,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Inside Stateroom

Oosterdam offers luxurious and spacious Inside staterooms for her guests. Featuring modern decor, easy-to-use amenities, and comfort-enhancing furniture, these rooms are the perfect haven to indulge in after a busy day making the most of the activities and amenities presented by this formidable ship.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: AME7843
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Ocean View Prices from £8,399pp

Holland America Oosterdam Outside Stateroom

These large and luxurious staterooms – and by “large”, we’re talking as much as around 180 square feet – offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the ocean, or at least, they certainly can do, if you opt for a standard Ocean View cabin. Otherwise, staterooms offering partial sea views and fully obstructed views are also available, depending on your preferences.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: AME7843
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Verandah Prices from £8,399pp

Holland America Oosterdam Balcony Stateroom

There are few forms of cruise-ship accommodation that are quite as satisfying to stay in as one of Oosterdam’s Verandah staterooms. As the name suggests, these rooms overlook private verandahs through floor-to-ceiling windows that offer up an abundance of natural light. Some of these cabins have a partly obstructed view, so you will need to think carefully about whether you would favour this, or a full sea view.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AME7843
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suite Prices from £9,599pp

Holland America Oosterdam Suite Stateroom

If you’re seeking accommodation that offers something close to the ultimate luxury cruise experience, well, you might just have found it in the form of Oosterdam’s Signature Suites. With up to 384 square feet of space on offer including the verandah, these are rooms that don’t exactly “do” compromise, especially as far as the jaw-dropping ocean views are concerned.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and additional shower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: AME7843
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Hotel Stays

Santiago

Included Hotel

Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes (Or Similar)

Located in the sophisticated Las Condes area beside the Andes Mountains, you’ll enjoy a modern stay in Santiago at the Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes. Featuring a rooftop swimming pool and hot tub, your stay offers incredible panoramic views of both the city of Santiago and its surrounding mountains. And after a long day’s exploration, its two restaurants will serve up wonderful cuisine to satisfy your hunger with Rosso serving Chilean and international cuisine and Capriccio serving up a more casual dining experience of pizza and beer.

Lima

Included Hotel

Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores (Or Similar)

Immerse yourself in a chic and delightful stay at the heart of Lima’s Miraflores district. The hotel boasts modern architecture, offering light and comfortable accommodations. Take a dip in the refreshing pool, complemented by an inviting indoor bar and lounge for relaxation. Embracing the local culture, the hotel showcases Lima-influenced artworks that enrich your experience in this captivating city. Indulge in culinary delights at Lime Restaurant, where Peruvian, international, and fusion cuisine awaits.

Arequipa

Included Hotel

Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa (Or Similar)

Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa stands as a premier hotel in the heart of Arequipa, Peru, harmonizing colonial elegance with contemporary comforts. With its stunning architecture and panoramic vistas of surrounding volcanoes, it provides plush accommodations and impeccable service. Diners can relish Peruvian gastronomy at the in-house restaurant, while the bar offers a perfect spot to unwind. Nearby attractions, like the Santa Catalina Monastery, beckon exploration. With its refined atmosphere and gracious hospitality, it ensures a memorable retreat.

Cusco

Included Hotel

Casa Andina Premium Cusco (Or Similar)

Just minutes from the Pisac and Ollantaytambo archaeological sites, the Casa Andina Premium Cusco offers well-appointed rooms and suites that combine contemporary decor with touches of Peruvian heritage – not to mention beautiful mountain views. The hotel boasts a range of facilities including a spa, fitness centre, and a picturesque garden. With its on-site restaurant, Alma Restaurante & Bar, guests can relish authentic Peruvian dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, offering a delectable culinary experience amidst the breathtaking Andean landscape.

Sacred Valley

Included Hotel

Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado (Or Similar)

A member of Marriot’s Luxury Collection, Libertador Tambo del Inka steeps its guests in refinement amidst the dramatic scenery of Peru’s Sacred Valley. Check into accommodation brimming with local designer touches, from colourful Peruvian textiles to hardwood furnishings. Share stories of your travels around the triple-height stone fireplace, relax in the spa, and take a dip in the spacious swimming pool. Unique to Libertador Tambo del Inka, the hotel even features a private station with connections to Machu Picchu.

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