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Ancient Inca Discovery
Includes Fully Escorted Machu Picchu Tours and Chilean Fjords Cruise
Fully Escorted Machu Picchu Tours
Price from
£3,999pp
Promo code:
AME7278
Duration
22 nights
Departing
17 Nov 2019

Your Experience:

  • 1 night hotel stay in Rio de Janeiro
  • 16 night full-board cruise on board ms Zaandam
  • 1 night hotel stay in Santiago
  • 1 night hotel stay in Cusco
  • Fully escorted Machu Picchu tour
  • 1 night hotel stay in Sacred Valley
  • Fully escorted Sacred Valley tour
  • 1 night hotel stay in Cusco
  • Fully escorted Cusco city tour
  • 1 night hotel stay in Lima
  • All transfers
  • All flights (London departures)

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Rio de Janeiro Hotel Stay
  • Day 2 Rio de Janeiro Embark ship
  • Day 3 Santos
  • Days 4 - 5 At Sea
  • Day 6 Buenos Aires
  • Day 7 Montevideo
  • Days 8 - 9 At Sea
  • Day 10 Stanley
  • Day 11 Cape Horn (scenic cruising)
  • Day 12 Ushuaia
  • Day 13 Punta Arenas
  • Days 14 - 15 At Sea
  • Day 16 Puerto Montt
  • Day 17 At Sea
  • Day 18 San Antonio Disembark ship
  • Day 19 Cusco Tour day 1
  • Day 20 Sacred Valley Tour day 2
  • Day 21 Machu Picchu Tour day 3
  • Day 22 Lima Tour day 4
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    Day 1
    Rio de Janeiro - Hotel Stay
    Rio is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and the second largest city in Brazil. You’ll have an overnight hotel stay to explore this vivacious city. 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!
    Aerial View of Rio De Janeiro

    Day 1

    Rio de Janeiro - Hotel Stay

    Rio is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and the second largest city in Brazil. You’ll have an overnight hotel stay to explore this vivacious city. 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!

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    Day 2
    Rio de Janeiro - Embark ms Zaandam
    Today you’ll begin your wonderful cruise holiday 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.
    ms Zaandam

    Day 2

    Rio de Janeiro - Embark ms Zaandam

    Today you’ll begin your wonderful cruise holiday 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.

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    Day 3
    Santos
    Seven kilometres of white-sand beach curl around a single cove in Santos Sao Paulo. The beach is separated from the high rises by lush green gardens, complete with palm trees and exotic flowers, offering shady seating with great ocean views. Here you can also learn about Brazil’s key export at the Coffee Museum, located in the beautiful former Coffee Stock Exchange building.
    Santos

    Day 3

    Santos

    Seven kilometres of white-sand beach curl around a single cove in Santos Sao Paulo. The beach is separated from the high rises by lush green gardens, complete with palm trees and exotic flowers, offering shady seating with great ocean views. Here you can also learn about Brazil’s key export at the Coffee Museum, located in the beautiful former Coffee Stock Exchange building.

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    Days 4 - 5
    At Sea
    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.
    Mondriaan Show Lounge

    Day 4

    At Sea

    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.

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    Day 6
    Buenos Aires
    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. Try the outstanding Argentinian food and visit Plaza de Mayo and the cathedral, along with traditional cobblestoned neighbourhoods.
    Buenos Aires

    Day 6

    Buenos Aires

    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. Try the outstanding Argentinian food and visit Plaza de Mayo and the cathedral, along with traditional cobblestoned neighbourhoods.

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    Day 7
    Montevideo
    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.
    Plaza Independencia, Montevideo

    Day 7

    Montevideo

    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.

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    Days 8 - 9
    At Sea
    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.
    Dining on Board

    Day 8

    At Sea

    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.

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    Day 10
    Stanley
    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.
    King Penguins in Falkland Islands

    Day 10

    Stanley

    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.

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    Day 11
    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.
    Mountain Range near Cape Horn

    Day 11

    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.

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    Day 12
    Ushuaia
    Overlooked by the snow-capped Martial Mountains you’ll find Ushuaia, replete with opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and kayaking. You could ride the End of the World Train, a scenic heritage train ride through the beautiful scenery of Tierra del Fuego National Park.
    Ushuaia Harbour

    Day 12

    Ushuaia

    Overlooked by the snow-capped Martial Mountains you’ll find Ushuaia, replete with opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and kayaking. You could ride the End of the World Train, a scenic heritage train ride through the beautiful scenery of Tierra del Fuego National Park.

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    Day 13
    Punta Arenas
    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.
    Cemetery of Punta Arenas

    Day 13

    Punta Arenas

    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.

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    Days 14 - 15
    At Sea
    Enjoy the musical heritage on board ms Zaandam. The Lincoln Centre Stage showcases outstanding live chamber music performances whereas B.B. King’s All-Stars Band brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs nightly in the Queen's Lounge.
    Queen's Lounge

    Day 14

    At Sea

    Enjoy the musical heritage on board ms Zaandam. The Lincoln Centre Stage showcases outstanding live chamber music performances whereas B.B. King’s All-Stars Band brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs nightly in the Queen's Lounge.

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    Day 16
    Puerto Montt
    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.
    Osorno Volcano

    Day 16

    Puerto Montt

    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.

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    Day 17
    At Sea
    Make the most of your evenings on board in one of ms Zaandam’s bars. Try the Crow’s nest for incredible sea views or select from a Master Mixologist’s cocktail menu in the Gallery Bar. Share stories of your adventures as the pianist serenades you in the Piano bar or celebrate a fantastic holiday with champagne in the Mix bar.
    Bars & Lounges

    Day 17

    At Sea

    Make the most of your evenings on board in one of ms Zaandam’s bars. Try the Crow’s nest for incredible sea views or select from a Master Mixologist’s cocktail menu in the Gallery Bar. Share stories of your adventures as the pianist serenades you in the Piano bar or celebrate a fantastic holiday with champagne in the Mix bar.

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    Day 18
    San Antonio - Disembark ms Zaandam and Hotel Stay
    Today, you’ll arrive in San Antonio where you’ll disembark ms Zaandam and transfer to Santiago for a one night hotel stay. Santiago is famed for its grand architecture, the beautiful hilltop garden of Cerro Santa Lucia and the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s celebrated wine-producing regions.
    Plaza de Armas, Santiago

    Day 18

    San Antonio - Disembark ms Zaandam and Hotel Stay

    Today, you’ll arrive in San Antonio where you’ll disembark ms Zaandam and transfer to Santiago for a one night hotel stay. Santiago is famed for its grand architecture, the beautiful hilltop garden of Cerro Santa Lucia and the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s celebrated wine-producing regions.

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    Day 19
    Cusco
    Today you’ll fly from Santiago 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, Korikancha, and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay.
    Cusco Cityscape

    Day 19

    Cusco

    Today you’ll fly from Santiago 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, Korikancha, and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay.

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    Day 20
    Sacred Valley
    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, home to the mystical Sun Temple.
    Market in Ollantaytambo

    Day 20

    Sacred Valley

    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, home to the mystical Sun Temple.

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    Day 21
    Machu Picchu
    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.
    Machu Picchu

    Day 21

    Machu Picchu

    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.

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    Day 22
    Lima
    Lima is 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).
    Plaza Mayor, Lima

    Day 22

    Lima

    Lima is 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).

ms Zaandam

You can enjoy your wonderful cruise holiday at a leisurely pace on board the elegant, attractive and spacious ms Zaandam. The musically themed ms Zaandam offers a unique atmosphere on board. Memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the ship - from Bill Clinton's saxophone to signed guitars from Queen and the Rolling Stones. At the heart of the ms Zaandam is a soaring three-storey atrium with a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ. There are lots of luxurious yet cosy lounges and lovely pool decks where you’ll love unwinding and watching the world go by, as well as superb restaurants offering international fine dining in charming surroundings.

Key Facts

Entered Service: 01/05/2000

Number of Decks: 10

Passenger Capacity: 1,440

Total Crew: 561

Number of Cabins: 720

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Restaurants: 2

Formal Nights: Yes

Kids Club: Yes

Great places to visit on board:

Digital Workshop

Learn how to edit, display and share your holiday photos and videos.

Pinnacle Grill

Celebrate the day’s adventures at this intimate restaurant with signature recipes.

The Explorer’s Lounge

Enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favourite liqueur in this elegant and refined space.

Prices per person from

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  • Inside
    1. £3,999pp
  • Ocean View
    1. £4,499pp
  • Suite
    1. £5,299pp
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