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South America and Cruising the Cape

(34 days, Lima - Santiago, 2017)
Your Price Includes
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director †
  • The services of expert Local Guides
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers
  • Premium First Class hotels including all service charges and porterage
  • 14 night South America cruise around Cape Horn and through the Chilean Fjords on board the MS Zaandam
  • All intra-tour flights - as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air-conditioned coaches
  • Lima City Tour of colonial and modern Lima
  • Tour the Sacred Valley visiting the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm
  • Explore the quaint town and imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu
  • In Cuzco marvel at the Incan, Spanish and modern architecture on a walking tour
  • Visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Tour the fascinating floating Uros islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain and cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Explore some of the most remote and spectacular lands in the world cruising around Cape Horn and through the Chilean Fjords
You’re Invited
  • Learn of Inca and pre Inca cultures followed by a dinner at the Larco Museum in Lima
  • Interact with and learn from students at a local school in the Sacred Valley
  • Enjoy the Rio carnival spirit and try on some parade costumes at the Sambadrome#
  • Experience gaucho life in rural Argentina with an Estancia stay
  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires
Quality Dining
  • 72 superb meals including: 32 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Continental Breakfast (CB), 14 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL),21 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio
  • Argentinian “parilla” BBQ lunch on an estancia
Day 1: Lima, Peru

Bienvenido! Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru. Transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director for a tour briefing.
Two Night Stay: Lima

Day 2: Lima (B,D)

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.

Day 3: Lima - Sacred Valley (B,D)

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

Day 4: Sacred Valley (B)

Ollantaytambo walking tour. You’re Invited: Visit a community and meet the locals.

Day 5: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu (B,D)

Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” for a guided tour of the ruins.
Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu

Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)

Board the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
Three Night Stay: Cuzco

Day 7: Cuzco (B,D)

Guided walking tour of Cuzco, the former capital of the Incas. Tonight dine at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Cuzco (B)

Today is free to explore Cuzco.

Day 9: Cuzco - Lake Titicaca (B,D)

Fly to Lake Titicaca and enjoy an excursion to the floating islands of Uros.
Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca

Day 10: Puno - Lima (B)

Fly to Lima.
Overnight Stay: Lima

Day 11: Lima - Iguazú Falls, Brazil (B,D)

Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls.
Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

Day 12: Iguazú Falls (B)

See the Argentinian side of the falls including the ‘Devil’s Throat’ viewpoint.

Day 13: Iguazú Falls - Rio de Janeiro (B)

Visit the majestic Brazilian falls before flying to Rio de Janeiro.
Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

Day 14: Rio de Janeiro (B,D)

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.

Day 15: Rio de Janeiro (B)

Today is free to explore Rio.

Day 16: Rio de Janeiro - Argentinian Ranch, Argentina (B,L,D)

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

Day 17: Argentinian Ranch - Buenos Aires (B,L)

Explore the farm then savour a traditional lunch before making our way to Buenos Aires.
Two Night Stay: Buenos Aires

Day 18: Buenos Aires (B,D)

Take a guided city tour of Buenos Aires visiting all the highlights. You’re Invited: See a tango show followed by a sumptuous dinner.

Day 19: Buenos Aires - 14 night cruise (B,D)

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

Day 20: Buenos Aires (B,L,D)

Make use of the on board facilities or go ashore to make the most of your final day in Buenos Aires.

Day 21: Montevideo, Uruguay (B,L,D)

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.

Day 22: At Sea (B,L,D)

Relax as you cruise south towards the Falkland Islands.

Day 23: At Sea (B,L,D)

Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply watch the scenery glide by.

Day 24: Falkland Islands (B,L,D)

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).

Day 25: Strait of Magellan (B,L,D)

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.

Day 26: Punta Arenas, Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley (B,L,D)

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.

Day 27: Ushuaia (B,L,D)

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.

Day 28: Cape Horn (B,L,D)

Known as a landmark in cruising and navigation, Cape Horn is the most southerly mainland point in the world.

Day 29: Canal Sarmiento & Amalia Glacier (B,L,D)

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.

Day 30: Chilean Fjords (B,L,D)

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.

Day 31: Puerto Montt (B,L,D)

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.

Day 32: At Sea (B,L,D)

Spend the day cruising the coast of Chile reflecting on all the marvels you have seen.

Day 33: Valparaiso - Santiago, Chile (B,D)

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

Day 34: Depart Santiago (B)

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

#Sambadrome maybe closed due to Rio Carnival period

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