Ultimate South America Exploration with Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 13 February 2025 - 29 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Sapphire Princess®
  • Duration 29 - 31 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jan 2025 - Feb 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code AME7783

Includes Fully Escorted Iguazu Falls Tour

Includes Machu Picchu Rail Journey

Experience an unforgettable adventure in South America, and embark the luxurious Sapphire Princess® for a voyage through Peru, Chile and Argentina.

Relish tours of South America’s capital cities. Discover the charismatic Palomino Islands and their vibrant wildlife, then experience immersive tours of the mystical Sacred Valley, the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, and the historical magnificence of Cusco. Experience an up-close encounter with the thundering Iguazu Falls, as well as a panoramic discovery of Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

After embarking your Princess cruise ship, revel in the mesmerising beauty of the Chile’s Amalia Glacier and the legendary Cape Horn. Delve into the wild landscape of the Falklands, the cultural richness of Montevideo, and the untouched beauty of Ushuaia.

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

Machu Picchu tour

Cusco city tour

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

Tour of Christ the Redeemer

Hotel Stays

2 night four-star hotel stay in Lima at the Holiday Inn Miraflores

2 night five-star stay in Sacred Valley at the Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas

2 night five-star hotel stay in Cusco at the Casa Andina Premium Cusco

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

1 night five-star hotel stay in Buenos Aires at the DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires

3 night four-star hotel stay in Iguazu at the Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention

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

All Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flights

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: Holiday Inn 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: Holiday Inn Miraflores

Days 4 - 5
Sacred Valley: Tour & 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: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas

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: Casa Andina Premium 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: Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Day 8
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 9
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 10
Relax At Sea
Day 11
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 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
Cape Horn: Scenic Cruising

Witness the untamed beauty of Cape Horn, Chile. With its rugged landscapes, dramatic cliffs, and historical significance, it’s a place that invites you to connect with the power of nature and the spirit of maritime exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 17
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 18
Relax At Sea
Day 19
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 20
Relax At Sea
Day 21
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 22
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®

Day 23
Buenos Aires: Disembark Ship & Hotel Stay

Today, you’ll disembark your ship 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: DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires

Day 24
Iguazu: Hotel Stay

Transfer to the airport and fly to the Argentinian side of 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: Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention

Day 25
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

You’ll explore the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls during a full-day 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: Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention

Day 26
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: Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention

Day 27
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: Windsor Leme Hotel

Day 28
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: Windsor Leme Hotel

Days 29 - 30
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 £5,299pp

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: AME7783
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Alternative Departure Dates
30 January 2025
30 Jan 2025
31 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 £5,699pp

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: AME7783
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
30 January 2025
30 Jan 2025
31 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 £6,699pp

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: AME7783
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
30 January 2025
30 Jan 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £6,699pp

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: AME7783
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
30 January 2025
30 Jan 2025
31 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

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.

Sacred Valley

Included Hotel

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas (Or Similar)

Delight in a mountain chalet-style retreat affording incredible panoramas of the Peruvian Andes. Relax in the large, landscapes gardens, indulge in a unique Andean spa treatment or two in the full-service spa and marvel at the beautiful night sky that blankets the Southern Hemisphere. Breathe in the tranquil atmosphere of this special hotel which sits isolated amongst miles of breathtaking valley and come evening savour a decadent meal in the on-site gourmet restaurant.

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.

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires (Or Similar)

The five-star DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires is a stylish hotel offering modern amenities and a prime location in the heart of Argentina’s capital. With comfortable rooms and suites, guests enjoy a restful stay complemented by contemporary design. The hotel features a fitness centre, rooftop pool, and dining options showcasing local and international cuisine. Its central location provides easy access to key attractions like the iconic Obelisco and the vibrant neighbourhoods of San Telmo and Puerto Madero. Whether for business or leisure, DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires aims to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for guests

Iguazu

Included Hotel

Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention (Or Similar)

Nestled in the heart of Brazil’s enchanting Iguazu Falls region, Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort is an idyllic haven for discerning travelers. With its lush tropical surroundings, luxurious amenities, and warm Brazilian hospitality, this resort promises an unforgettable escape. Guests can unwind in the rejuvenating thermal pools, savor delectable international cuisine, and explore the breathtaking natural wonders of the area. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort caters to your every need, offering an exquisite blend of comfort and serenity amidst the stunning beauty of South America’s most iconic waterfalls.

Rio de Janeiro

Included Hotel

Windsor Leme Hotel (Or Similar)

The Windsor Leme Hotel is a luxurious beachfront retreat in Rio de Janeiro. With its prime position on Leme Beach, enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. The hotel offers elegant rooms with modern amenities and a relaxing ambiance. Indulge in a variety of dining options, including delicious Brazilian cuisine. The rooftop pool and bar provide a perfect setting to unwind amid the scenic surroundings.

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