Buenos Aires - Tour Day 1
Fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight hotel stay, with time to explore this colourful city’s magnificent architecture and art galleries housing some of the finest collections in Latin America. Later, you could head to one of the city’s parillas for one of Argentina’s famous steaks washed down with a glass of Malbec before dancing the famous tango in a milonga until the early hours.
Iguazu Falls - Tour Day 2
From Buenos Aires, you’ll fly to Iguazu Falls for a night to relax ahead of your tour. Lounge by the pool at your hotel enjoying views of the river or a walk around the village with its colourful craft markets and pick up some souvenirs.
Iguazu Falls - Tour Day 3
Today you’ll explore the Argentinian side of the falls during a walking tour. Starting at The Devil’s Throat, you’ll stroll along the catwalk through rainforest teeming with colourful toucans to the large balconies located on the edge of falls. The Higher Path offers breath-taking scenery from the clifftops while the Lower Path gives a great view of the rapids and falls lower down.
Iguazu Falls - Tour Day 4
This morning you’ll cross the border to tour the Brazilian side of the falls. 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.
Iguazu Falls/Rio de Janeiro - Tour Day 5
You’ll fly Rio de Janeiro, the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and the second largest city in Brazil, for a two night stay. Dance to samba or bossa nova in the city’s exciting bars, sample some deliciously spicy cuisine or just relax on one of the beaches – you’re on Rio time now!
Rio de Janeiro - Tour Day 6
Today a fully escorted tour will take you to the summit of Corcovado, travelling on the cog train through lush forests full of exotic flowers, before you take the elevator to the foot of the towering Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy the stunning views across the city and Guanabara Bay as you stand in the shadow of the giant outstretched arms that seem to embrace the skyline.
Lima - Tour Day 7
From Rio, you’ll fly to Lima, a city of contrasts between its historic centre, with remnants of ancient city walls, baroque cathedrals and colonial buildings, and the modern areas of upmarket Miraflores and bohemian Barranco, with their vibrant restaurant and bar scenes. One thing that unites the Peruvian capital is its extraordinary cuisine, including the legendary dish of lomo saltado pisco (beef stir-fried with tomatoes, peppers, onions and chips).
Cusco - Tour Day 8
Today you’ll fly from Lima to Cusco the capital of the Incan empire, and the gateway to the magnificent Machu Picchu. Here you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of the key sights in Cusco and the surrounding area, including the ruins and gardens of the most sacred building of the Incan empire, the Temple of the Sun or Q'oricancha, and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enco, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
Sacred Valley - Tour Day 9
Today you’ll tour the beautiful Sacred Valley, exploring the picturesque village of Pisac with its narrow streets and traditional market; and the inhabited city of Ollantaytambo, where you can still see the foundations and irrigation channels from when the village was first built. You will also explore Ollantaytambo’s terraces, fortresses and the Sun Royal House, a megalithic temple of great mystical value, before returning to Cusco.
Machu Pichu - Tour Day 10
Nestled within the Andean foothills and shrouded by swirling clouds and subtropical forests, the sight of Machu Picchu is incredible to behold and the pinnacle of your Peru stay. Discover this amazing site during a full day tour as you uncover the ruins of temples, palaces and squares surrounded by mountain slopes, peaks and valleys.
Santiago - Tour Day 11
From Cusco, you’ll fly to Santiago for an overnight stay before your cruise. Famed for its grand architecture, this sophisticated city is set against the stunning backdrop of the Andes and surrounded by vineyards that produce some of Chile’s most famous wines. Visitors are drawn to Santiago’s museums and art galleries but you’ll also find an infectious energy and an exploding restaurant scene.
Santiago - Embark ms Zaandam
Today you’ll begin your wonderful cruise on board the elegant, attractive and spacious ms Zaandam; this musically themed ship offers a unique shipboard atmosphere. There are lots of luxurious yet cosy lounges and lovely pool decks, as well as superb restaurants offering fine dining.
You’ll be spoilt for choice for entertainment on board ms Zaandam. Spectacular shows will dazzle you in the Mondriaan Show Lounge, the twinkling lights of the casino will tempt you to have a flutter, and you can have a boogie in the Crow’s Nest before calling it a night.
Puerto Montt is the gateway to the majestic Andes Mountains and the Patagonian fjords. Cruise through awe-inspiring channels and islands, past snow-capped peaks and blue-tinged glaciers – the scenery here is truly stunning. Nearby is the symmetrical, glacier-covered Osorno Volcano, a favourite walk for hiking enthusiasts.
This small Patagonian town in the Aysen region of Southern Chile lets you explore some of Patagonia’s beautiful scenery, with deep valleys, waterfalls and lakes that are home to an extraordinary range of bird life. You can also visit the nearby Coihaique or Puerto Aisen, where you can shop for local handicrafts.
Chilean Fjords (Scenic Cruising)
You’ll continue your journey south along this spectacular stretch of coastline known for its desolate beauty and unusual wildlife. Your ship will follow a meandering path through inlets and channels so you can experience the best of the stunning scenery. Prepare to be bewitched by the sight of dolphins playing, elephant seals lounging on hidden beaches, migrating blue, grey and humpback whales and, if you’re really lucky, glimpses of orcas.
Canal Sarmiento (Scenic Cruising)
The spectacular Canal Sarmiento is a 65 mile long waterway with Chile to the east and the islands of Esperanza, Vancouver and Piazzi to the west. The jagged coastline is cut with picturesque inlets and set against a backdrop of snow covered mountains. This is another area rich in marine life including penguins, seals and orcas.
Perched on the edge of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is a city known for its museums and colonial artefacts. Explore the beautiful cemetery and wander around the main square, brimming with opulent mansions. Urban legend has it that if you rub the toe of “The Indian” on the Magellan Monument you are sure to return to the city.
As you cruise to Ushuaia, you’ll sail through Glacier Alley, aptly named as you’ll pass glacier after glacier, each one flowing down from the massive mountains above. The sound of the blue ice cracking and tumbling into the still waters as the glacier calves will stay with you forever. In Ushuaia, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and kayaking or you could take the scenic heritage train ride through the beautiful scenery of Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Cape Horn (Scenic Cruising)
Cape Horn is widely considered to be the southernmost tip of South America. The culmination of the Andes mountain range, the legendary Cape is known for its hazardous maritime conditions for all that have experienced it. However these troublesome conditions have protected the rocky region from human settlement, so you'll enjoy the same views that the earliest explorers discovered centuries ago.
The Falkland Islands are a remote South Atlantic archipelago with rugged, cliff-lined coasts and abundant wildlife. Whether you’re after an encounter with a gentoo penguin or a dolphin-watching expedition, you’ll be ideally placed to get closer to nature. Take a short stroll along the colourful streets of the capital, Stanley, or wander off the beaten track.
During your cruise, you’ll enjoy an enviable choice of delicious dining options — everything from a burger and fries by the Lido Pool to the Pan-Asian flavours of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at the Pinnacle Grill.
The capital of Uruguay, Montevideo is a vibrant city, rich in culture. Explore the Plaza Independencia which leads to the charming and atmospheric Old Town, home to the colonial Palacio Salvo; dine on steak at the Mercado del Puerto or simply kick back on Pocitos beach while chowing down on chivito.
Buenos Aires is a city where traditional European grandeur is blended with Latin fire and tango is practised on the streets. Discover the labyrinthine necropolis, Cementerio de la Recoleta, the resting place of Evita. With an overnight stay in port, why not try the outstanding Argentinian food and visit Plaza de Mayo and the cathedral, along with traditional cobblestoned neighbourhoods.
Buenos Aires - Disembark ms Zaandam
After a night in port in Buenos Aires, you’ll disembark ms Zaandam for your flight home.
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