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Ultimate South America with Iguazu Falls & Machu Picchu

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  • Ship Oosterdam
  • Duration 30 NIGHTS
  • Departure 21 November 2024
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code AME7776

Includes Machu Picchu Train Journey

Includes Fully Escorted Tours of Rio & Iguazu Falls

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Experience an unforgettable adventure in South America, and embark Holland America Line’s Oosterdam for a voyage from Santiago to Argentina.

The journey begins in Lima with a soothing hotel stay. 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.

Setting sail from Chile’s vibrant San Antonio, revel in the mesmerising beauty of the Chilean Fjords, the Sarmiento Channel, and the legendary Cape Horn. Delve into the wild landscape of the Falklands, the cultural richness of Montevideo. After an overnight in port, disembark in Buenos Aires, where you’ll then have a majestic encounter with the thundering Iguazu Falls, followed by a panoramic discovery of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Oosterdam

Overnight in port in Buenos Aires

Fully Escorted Tours

Palomino Islands tour

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

Machu Picchu tour

Cusco city tour

Santiago 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 hotel stay in Sacred Valley at the Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Sacred Valley – Yucay

2 night four-star hotel stay in Cusco at the Wyndham Grand Costa del Sol

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

3 night five-star stay in Iguazu at the Mercure Iguazú Hotel Irú

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

All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flights

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: Hotel Stay & Tour

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: Hotel Stay & Tour

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: Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Sacred Valley – Yucay

Day 6
Machu Picchu: Hotel Stay & Tour

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 as the morning lifts off the mountains.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Wyndham Grand Costa del Sol

Day 7
Cusco: Hotel Stay & Tour

Today you’ll arrive in 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: Wyndham Grand Costa del Sol

Days 8 - 10
Santiago: Hotel Stay & Tour

The vibrant capital of Chile is a city of contrasts, blending modernity with a rich heritage. Spend three 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 11
Santiago: Embark ship

Step on board Holland America’s Oosterdam for a remarkable voyage to cherish. With its elegant design and sophisticated amenities, Oosterdam provides a perfect blend of comfort and style.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
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 14
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 15
Chilean Fjords: Scenic Cruising

Sail through the Chilean Fjords and marvel at the wild terrain and jagged landscape of epic glaciers. Overhead, Andean condors, the largest bird of flight, soar above, their massive wingspan visible against the sky.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Day 17
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: Oosterdam

Day 18
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: Oosterdam

Day 19
Cape Horn: Scenic Cruising

Cape Horn is a historically perilous passage which sailors named the ‘End of the World’. The landscape of jutting rocks and buffeting winds leaves it in the same natural state as those pioneering seamen saw it centuries ago.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 20
Port Stanley

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 21 - 22
Relax At Sea
Day 23
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 24
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 25
Buenos Aires: Disembark & Iguazu Hotel Stay

Today, you’ll disembark and fly to Iguazu to uncover the ‘greatest curtain of water on Earth’. Embark on a wonderful exploration of the 275 individual falls that carve a path between Brazil and Argentina.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Mercure Iguazú Hotel Irú

Day 26
Iguazu: Hotel Stay & Tour

During your tour of the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls, you’ll 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: Mercure Iguazú Hotel Irú

Day 27
Iguazu: Hotel Stay & Tour

You’ll end 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: Mercure Iguazú Hotel Irú

Day 28
Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay

Rio de Janeiro is a city jumping with life and colour. Over the next two nights, you could venture to the famous Ipanema or Copacabana beaches or stretch your legs with a walk up Sugarloaf Mountain to see Rio at your feet.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Windsor Leme Hotel

Day 29
Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay & Tour

Scale the Corcovado Mountain on a cog train winding through lush rainforest to reveal Christ the Redeemer. Your tour guide will escort you to impressive landmarks as you gaze out on a stunning aerial view of the city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Windsor Leme Hotel

Days 30 - 31
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.
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.

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

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 £5,599pp

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: AME7776
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Ocean View Prices from £5,999pp

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: AME7776
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Verandah Prices from £6,999pp

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: AME7776
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suite Prices from £7,999pp

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: AME7776
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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

Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Sacred Valley – Yucay, Urubamba (Or Similar)

Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Peru’s Sacred Valley, Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Sacred Valley – Yucay offers a serene retreat amid the Andean splendor. Surrounded by majestic mountains and ancient ruins, this charming hotel blends modern comfort with traditional Peruvian hospitality. Relax in spacious rooms adorned with local artwork, savor delicious Andean cuisine at the onsite restaurant, or unwind with a stroll through the lush gardens.

Cusco

Included Hotel

Wyndham Costa del Sol Cusco (Or Similar)

Nestled in a 17th century mansion, Wyndham Costa del Sol Cusco offers colonial-style accommodation full of character and charm. Immerse yourself in the rich history as you encounter colonial portraits and Inca ceramics at every turn. The hotel’s unique two-storey courtyard serves as a cozy retreat for relaxation. With its central location, you’ll have easy access to historic attractions like Plaza de Armas, Sacsayhuaman, and Coricancha, as well as vibrant markets, lively bars, and top-rated Peruvian restaurants. Savour a delectable fusion of international and Peruvian cuisine at the dining venue and unwind with a cocktail at Walak Bar or indulge in a South American malbec at the wine cellar.

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.

Iguazu

Included Hotel

Mercure Iguazú Hotel Irú (Or Similar)

The Mercure Iguazú Hotel Irú is a luxurious retreat nestled in the captivating landscapes of Iguazu National Park, Argentina. Its privileged location near the renowned Iguazu Falls offers guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. The hotel provides modern comforts, elegant accommodations, and stunning views of the surrounding rainforest. Whether exploring the falls, relaxing by the pool, or indulging in local cuisine, Mercure Iguazú Hotel Irú promises an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders.

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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