Bienvenido! Welcome to Lima, Peru. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Stay: Lima
Fly to the city of Iquitos. Journey up the river to your Lodge and begin your jungle adventure.
Three Night Stay: Amazon Lodge
Spend the days exploring the Amazon Jungle. With an incredible variety of plant and animal life along with unique people and cultures this is a truly fascinating journey. Cruise along the river spotting for dolphins, try your hand at catching a piranha, visit Indian villages and learn of their culture, take guided jungle walks and learn about the surrounding jungle while spotting howler and capuchin monkeys.
Spend the days exploring the Amazon Jungle. With an incredible variety of plant and animal life along with unique people and cultures this is a truly fascinating journey.
After a morning excursion fly to Lima.
Two Night Stay: Lima
City tour of Lima visiting the main plaza, Santo Domingo Church and an ancient pyramid. You’re Invited: Guided tour of the Larco Museum. Afterwards enjoy dinner at the museum.
Fly to Cuzco, transfer to the breath-taking Sacred Valley stopping at a llama farm and textile centre and Pisac markets.
Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo walking tour. You’re Invited: Visit a community and meet the locals.
Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” for a guided tour of the ruins.
Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu
Board the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
Three Night Stay: Cuzco
Guided walking tour of Cuzco, the former capital of the Incas. Tonight dine at a local restaurant.
Today is free to explore Cuzco.
Fly to Lake Titicaca and enjoy an excursion to the floating islands of Uros.
Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca
Fly to Lima.
Overnight Stay: Lima
Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls.
Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls
See the Argentinian side of the falls including the ‘Devil’s Throat’ viewpoint.
Visit the majestic Brazilian falls before flying to Rio de Janeiro.
Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro
Tour the marvellous sights of Rio de Janeiro. You’re Invited: Visit the Sambadrome#, and try on carnival costumes. This evening feast like a local at a Brazilian Churrascaria.
Today is free to explore Rio.
Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina. You’re Invited: Visit a typical Argentinian ranch or “estancia” and learn about the cowboys or “gauchos”.
Overnight Stay: Argentinian Ranch
Explore the farm then savour a traditional lunch before making our way to Buenos Aires.
Two Night Stay: Buenos Aires
Take a guided city tour of Buenos Aires visiting all the highlights. You’re Invited: See a tango show followed by a sumptuous dinner.
Transfer to the pier and board your luxurious cruise ship, Holland America’s MS Zaandam. Check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) and settle-in for an unforgettable voyage around Cape Horn and through the magnificent Chilean Fjords.
Fourteen Night Stay: MS Zaandam
Make use of the on board facilities or go ashore to make the most of your final day in Buenos Aires.
Montevideo is a charming city with colonial customs, and the old town is a delight to wander. Nearby is Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in Uruguay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Relax as you cruise south towards the Falkland Islands.
Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply watch the scenery glide by.
Reach the remote Falkland Islands, a country with a long and fascinating history, unique culture and natural beauty. Weather permitting, we visit the capital Port Stanley, which is easily explored on foot. Further afield there are large colonies of king, gentoo and magellan penguins (shore excursions at own expense).
Cruise back to the mainland and the spectacular Patagonian Argentina. The Strait of Magellan lies between mainland South America and the island of Tierra del Fuego (the land of fire). It is a narrow and important stretch of water and an important trade route. Lined with snowbound mountains and forest it is often likened to the Inside Passage in Alaska.
Punta Arenas grew to prominence due to trade through the Magellan Strait. Today it is the largest town and the capital of Southern Chile. Highly recommended is a visit to Torres del Paine National Park with its unique geography. Make our way into the Cockburn Channel connecting the Strait of Magellan to the Beagle Channel, named after the HMS Beagle that carried Charles Darwin through this region and on to the Galápagos Islands. Finish the day cruising through Glacier Alley, an extraordinary piece of nature with numerous tongues of glaciers that snake down to the sea.
The southernmost town in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides and the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel. Ushuaia is a quaint town perfect for exploring on foot.
Known as a landmark in cruising and navigation, Cape Horn is the most southerly mainland point in the world.
Continue through the iconic and breath-taking scenery of the Chilean Fjords. Be among the lucky few to spend a glorious day scenic cruising through Tierra del Fuego and the snow-capped peaks and ethereal blue glaciers of Canal Sarmiento. This majestic waterway is surrounded by other-worldly beauty, watch as Amalia Glacier comes into view and witness countless seabirds that make their home in this dramatic landscape.
Sail through the beautiful maze of islets known as the Chilean Fjords. Renowned as being some of the most spectacular in the world and rivalling those of Norway and Alaska, this region consists of a 1,000-mile maze of virgin-forested islands, glistening glaciers and beautifully sculpted mountains.
Puerto Montt is the gateway to the scenic Lakes District and contains a series of pine forests, icy lakes, Bavarian hamlets and snow-capped volcanoes.
Spend the day cruising the coast of Chile reflecting on all the marvels you have seen.
Disembark in the morning at Valparaiso and bid farewell to your crew. Valparaiso is a steep amphitheatre renowned for its brightly coloured residences and church steeples. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage site. Ride one of the city’s many funiculars and take in the views. Transfer to Santiago, the country’s capital. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.
Overnight Stay: Santiago
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!
#Sambadrome maybe closed due to Rio Carnival period
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