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Ultimate South America Exploration with Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls

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Departure Date: 12 February 2025 - 31 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Sapphire Princess®
  • Duration 31 - 34 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jan 2025 - Feb 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code TZ2254

Complimentary Fully Escorted Iguazu falls tour

Fully Escorted Machu Pichu & Scared Valley Tour

Limited to Only 50 Guests

Experience an unforgettable adventure in the Sacred Valley, embark Sapphire Princess® for a voyage through Peru, Chile and Argentina, and tour Rio’s Christ the Redeemer.

Fly to Lima and swim with seals at Palomino Island. Travel to the Sacred Valley and take the expedition train to Machu Picchu, the lost Incan city in the clouds. Spend two nights in Santiago before embarking your Princess cruise ship to revel in the mesmerising beauty of Chile’s Amalia Glacier and the legendary Cape Horn.

Delve into the untouched beauty of Ushuaia, the wild landscape of the Falklands, and the cultural richness of Montevideo. Spend three nights in Buenos Aires before flying to Iguazu Falls, where you’ll tour both its Brazilian and Argentinian sides. Finally, stand at the fee of Christ the Redeemer during a two-night stay in Rio.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Sapphire Princess®

Overnight in port in Buenos Aires

Fully Escorted Tours

Palomino Islands tour

Sacred Valley tour including: Salt Mines of Maras & Moray and Ollantaytambo Ruin

Expedition train to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu tour

Cusco city tour

Walking tour of Iguazu Falls including both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the falls

Tour of Christ the Redeemer

Hotel Stays

2 night four-star hotel stay in Lima at the Iberostar Selection Miraflores

2 night five-star hotel stay in Sacred Valley at the Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado

2 night five-star stay in Cusco at the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco

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

3 night four-star stay in Buenos Aires at the Savoy Hotel

3 night four-star stay in Iguazu at the Hotel Vivaz Cataratas

2 night four-star stay in Rio de Janeiro at the Arena Leme Hotel

All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flight

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

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Lima

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

Day 2
Lima: Hotel Stay

Lima’s lively energy, cultural treasures, and delectable cuisine lures travellers from across the globe. The city’s historic UNESCO centre showcases the impressive Plaza Mayor and Cathedral of Lima.

Overnight: Iberostar Selection Miraflores

Day 3
Lima: Tour & Hotel Stay

On the second day of your Lima hotel stay, take a boat to the Palomino Islands for the opportunity to swim with friendly sea lions. Hundreds of these languorous creatures bob and bark in these calm waters.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Iberostar Selection Miraflores

Day 4
Sacred Valley: Hotel Stay

In the heart of the Andes Mountains, the Sacred Valley is home to the meandering Urubamba River, and served as a vital agricultural centre for the Inca civilization. Today, it enthrals visitors with its terraced fields, and quaint villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Day 5
Sacred Valley: Tour & Hotel Stay

On today’s Sacred Valley tour, delve into the history of salt production at the Maras Salt Mines, marvel at Ollantaytambo’s Inca ruins, and savour a delicious lunch at a local eatery.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Day 6
Machu Picchu: Tour & Cusco Hotel Stay

Set against a heavenly backdrop of lush green mountains, Machu Picchu guards an ancient past through its impressive temples, terraces, and living quarters. Discover this amazing site during a full-day tour, then travel to Cusco.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco

Day 7
Cusco: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll experience Cusco, the capital of the Incan empire and the gateway to the magnificent Machu Picchu. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including the Temple of the Sun or Q’oricancha, and the Cusco Cathedral.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco

Days 8 - 9
Santiago: Hotel Stay

The vibrant capital of Chile is a city of contrasts, blending modernity with a rich heritage. Spend two hotel nights here, including a city sightseeing tour of its grand architecture against a backdrop of the Andes Mountains.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes

Day 10
Santiago: Embark Ship

Today you’ll embark Sapphire Princess® in Santiago. Indulge in world-class cuisine, unwind in stylish accommodations, and immerse yourself in a range of activities, including rejuvenating spa treatments and captivating live performances.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 11
Relax At Sea
Day 12
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: Sapphire Princess®

Day 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Amalia Glacier: Scenic Cruising

The colossal Amalia Glacier in Chilean Patagonia beckons with its awe-inspiring beauty. This frozen giant stands as a testament to the grandeur of nature, captivating visitors with its blue-tinged walls and shimmering icy peaks.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 15
Punta Arenas

Discover the captivating wonders of Punta Arenas, Chile. From its windswept landscapes to the vibrant culture, this gateway to Patagonia beckons adventurers. Immerse yourself in its rich history and embark on thrilling expeditions.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 16
Ushuaia

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Ushuaia, the gateway to Tierra del Fuego. Explore its mythical past, indulge in thrilling activities, and immerse yourself in the breath-taking landscapes of the world’s southernmost city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 17
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: Sapphire Princess®

Day 18
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: Sapphire Princess®

Day 19
Relax At Sea
Day 20
Puerto Madryn

Embark on a captivating journey to Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, encounter magnificent marine life, and witness the breath-taking spectacle of Southern Right whales. Ignite your sense of wonder here.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
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: Sapphire Princess®

Day 23
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: Sapphire Princess®

Days 24 - 26
Buenos Aires: Disembark Ship & Hotel Stay

Disembark in bustling Buenos Aires, a city that blends European grandeur with Latin American flair. Absorb the sights of the ‘Paris of South America’, including the lively Boca neighbourhood and colonial San Telmo.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Savoy Hotel

Day 27
Iguazu: Hotel Stay

Transfer to the airport and fly to Iguazu Falls to uncover the ‘greatest curtain of water on Earth’ during a three-night hotel stay. Over the next three days you’ll be immersed in the spectacle of the revered natural attraction.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Vivaz Cataratas

Day 28
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

You’ll explore the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls during a second walking tour. Begin at The Devil’s Throat, strolling along the catwalk through rainforest teeming with colourful wildlife, to the large balconies located on the edge of the falls.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Vivaz Cataratas

Day 29
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

Continue your Iguazu Falls tour with a visit to the Brazilian side. As you stroll along the walkways, take in incredible panoramic views of all 275 waterfalls – the perfect way to complete your photo collection of this stunning natural wonder.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Vivaz Cataratas

Day 30
Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro for an exhilarating experience. The vibrant neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema beckon with their lively atmosphere and inviting shores, while the historic streets of Santa Teresa add a touch of charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Arena Leme Hotel

Day 31
Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay

Embark on a fully escorted tour that takes you on board a cog train to the top of Corcovado Mountain, through the lush Tijuca rainforest. Here, you’ll stand at the feet of the towering Christ the Redeemer statue.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Arena Leme Hotel

Day 32
Rio de Janeiro: Fly Home

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Palomino Islands
Explore Peru's vibrant coastal life on a Palomino Islands tour from Lima. Get close to playful sea lions, guided by experts. Speedboat across the waves, don a wetsuit, and dive into their natural habitat. A cherished, unforgettable animal encounter for lifelong memories.
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.
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, nestled in the Andean foothills, offers a stunning full-day tour with ancient ruins, mountains, and valleys. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983 and a New Seven Wonder of the World since 2007, it's a unique blend of history and nature, making for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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.
Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)
At 82 meters high, this natural wonder features basalt rock platforms eroded over millions of years, creating captivating cascades. Starting at Devil's Throat, explore rainforest catwalks with toucans. The Higher Path offers clifftop views, while the Lower Path reveals rapids and lower falls. Perfect for endless photography.
Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)
The whole area is surrounded by stunning rainforest landscapes – home to toucans, jaguars, howler monkeys and more. As you walk along the catwalks, take in incredible panoramic views of all 275 waterfalls – it’s the perfect way to complete your photo collection of this stunning natural wonder.
Christ the Redeemer
Experience a fantastic tour visiting Rio's iconic sights. Ride a cog train to Corcovado Mountain, explore Tijuca rainforest, and gaze at Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy panoramic city views with insightful commentary from your guide. Christ the Redeemer, a religious symbol or architectural beauty, welcomes all to this vibrant city.

Sapphire Princess®

Offering a variety of accommodation options, including Oceanview staterooms, Sapphire Princess® provides the ultimate means by which to travel with ease and comfort across the ocean. Your appetite will most certainly be satisfied, too, as this Gem-class ship offers a variety of restaurants and bars to indulge in on your cruise.

This is without even considering the breadth of entertainment Sapphire Princess® has to offer, including live music and theatre shows, all of which will give you a spectacular experience on board before you have even reached your first destination.

There are so many places to unwind on board Sapphire Princess®, from its range of swimming pools and hot tubs to the peaceful spa. With 18 decks to explore on board this wondrous ship, your voyage will be filled with enchantment and excitement.

  • Occupancy 2670
  • Tonnage 115,875 tons
  • Length 951 ft (289.90 m)

Life on board Sapphire Princess®

Choosing Sapphire Princess® for your cruise means being able to enjoy a wealth of entertainment options and leisure facilities, not to mention a variety of dining options to suit every taste and preference.

dining

To say you will be spoilt for choice for high-class restaurants, bars, and eateries during your time on board Sapphire Princess®, would be quite the understatement. Whether you are most in the mood at any one time for a quick bite to eat or a formal dinner, you will be splendidly catered-for.

Restaurants:

  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria
  • Horizon Court
  • International Café
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Trident Grill
  • Sabatini’s
  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • International Dining Room
  • Pacific Moon Dining Room
  • Santa Fe Dining Room
  • Savoy Dining Room
  • Vivaldi Dining Room

Bars:

  • Churchill Lounge
  • Crooners
  • Explorer’s Lounge
  • Lobby Bar
  • Mermaid’s Tail
  • Oasis Bar
  • Outrigger Bar
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Tradewinds Bar
  • Wake View Bar
  • Wheelhouse Bar
  • Vines Wine Bar

Facilities

entertainment

You won’t lack for entertainment options on board Sapphire Princess®, with all of the below being possibilities during your cruise:

  • Broadway-style musical shows
  • Live music
  • Princess Theatre
  • Movies Under the Stars®

Cabins & Suites

Sapphire Princess® offers such a breadth and depth of high-class accommodation options, that you really can be sure of finding the perfect room for you and any fellow travellers.

Interior Prices from £4,999pp

Interior cabins are sleek in their aesthetic, formidably equipped, and utterly comfortable… while still being the most affordable accommodation option on board Sapphire Princess®. That’s quite the combination.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: TZ2254
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Alternative Departure Dates
28 January 2025
28 Jan 2025
34 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £5,299pp

Oceanview Prices from £5,499pp

An Oceanview cabin could be the ideal stateroom for you, particularly thanks to the natural light and inspiring views of the sea that it provides through a picture window or porthole.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: TZ2254
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
28 January 2025
28 Jan 2025
34 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £5,699pp

balcony Prices from £5,999pp

Sapphire Princess®’ Balcony staterooms offer outdoor space and views of the ocean that will inspire you for the duration of your cruise.

Choosing this stateroom means benefitting from a:

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Balcony with two chairs and a table
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: TZ2254
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
28 January 2025
28 Jan 2025
34 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £6,299pp

Mini-Suite Prices from £7,999pp

Enjoy greater space with one of Sapphire Princess®’ Suites, as well as a sofa bed and separate seating areas. Booking a Suite on board Sapphire Princess® will also grant you priority for shore excursion reservations, specialty dining and disembarkation at tender ports.

A Sapphire Princess Suite includes:

  • A sitting area with a sofa bed, chair, and two tables
  • Two floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Two televisions
  • A bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Balcony with four chairs, two loungers, a table, and an ottoman
  • Refrigerator
  • One complimentary mini-bar, then free bottled water each day
  • Digital safe
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: TZ2254
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
28 January 2025
28 Jan 2025
34 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £7,999pp

Your Hotel Stays

Lima

Included Hotel

Iberostar Selection Miraflores (Or Similar)

Discover the epitome of luxury and relaxation at Iberostar Miraflores in Lima. Nestled in the heart of the vibrant Miraflores district, this exquisite hotel offers a captivating blend of modern elegance and Peruvian charm. Indulge in world-class amenities, including a rooftop pool with breathtaking ocean views, exquisite dining options featuring local and international cuisine, and impeccable service that caters to your every need. Whether you’re exploring Lima’s rich cultural heritage or unwinding by the sea, Iberostar Miraflores promises an unforgettable experience in Peru’s enchanting capital.

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.

Cusco

Included Hotel

Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco (Or Similar)

Steeped in history, Palacio del Inka is a hotel unlike any other, occupying a meticulously restored 16th-century mansion. Step back in time as you enter through its grand colonial arches that whisper tales of the Incan Empire and Spanish conquistadors. Opulent accommodations boast hand-painted murals and high ceilings that transport you to a bygone era. Wake up to breathtaking views of Cusco’s rooftops or the Koricancha, a sacred Incan temple, right across the street.

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.

Buenos Aires

Included Hotel

Savoy Hotel (Or Similar)

Nestled in the heart of Buenos Aires, the iconic Savoy Hotel exudes timeless elegance and captivating charm. With its rich history dating back to 1910, the hotel seamlessly blends classic architecture with modern comforts. Luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, and attentive service create an exceptional stay. The Savoy’s central location provides easy access to renowned cultural and historic sites, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of Argentina’s capital while savouring a refined hospitality experience.

Iguazu

Included Hotel

Hotel Vivaz Cataratas (Or Similar)

Nestled amongst towering trees and flourishing flora, this four-star hotel offers a little slice of paradise, close to one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the world, Iguazu Falls. Refined rooms provide a comfortable escape with pops of colour to blend in with your tropical surroundings. Savour unforgettable dining experiences from two excellent restaurants with buffet and a la carte menus, unwind in the spa, cool off in the pools or find a relaxing space to catch up on your reading.

Rio de Janeiro

Included Hotel

Arena Leme Hotel (Or Similar)

Nestled on the pristine shores of Rio de Janeiro, Arena Leme Hotel beckons travellers seeking an unforgettable Brazilian escape. With its prime beachfront location and breathtaking ocean views, this gem offers a slice of paradise. Immerse yourself in luxury, unwind in stylish rooms adorned with contemporary décor, and relish world-class dining at the hotel’s restaurant. Dive into the vibrant local culture, explore nearby attractions, or simply bask in the sun on Leme Beach. Arena Leme Hotel promises an unparalleled beachside retreat that will leave you enchanted and rejuvenated. Experience Rio’s beauty at its finest.

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