South America Cruise & Tour

22 Days - from AUD$7395 / (Includes AIR) pp in double share.

Countries visited : Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru

TOTAL DAYS : 22 Days

STARTS IN : Buenos Aires or Valparaiso

ENDS IN : Valparaiso or Buenos Aires

Highlights : Santiago , valparaiso , puerto chacabuco , puerto montt , patagonian fjords , Beagle Channel , Punta Arenas , Cape Horn , Ushuaia , puerto madryn , Buenos Aires , Iguazu Falls , Rio de Janeiro

TRANSPORT : Cruise , Air-conditioned vehicle , Airplane , train , Foot , Boat

A spectacular trip combining land arrangements of Brazil, Argentina & Santiago with a cruise on one of Holland America cruise liners (Ms Zaandam). If you are looking for a combined journey of land and cruise, then our South America Cruise and Tour is the right experience for you.

 

Travel through the Tijuca Rainforest making your way up to see the mighty statute of Christ the Redeemer a symbolic icon that represents Brazil to the world and its people amongst other iconic attractions. Let the clear blue skies of Rio de Janeiro wrap you around its tiny finger as you enjoy spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro from the popular Sugar loaf mountain that will give you an amazing 360 view of this vibrant and samba loving city. Marvel at the vast sounds and views of the Iguazu Falls on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides and hear the trembler of the falls at the Devils Throat, then continue onto Buenos Aires and explore this sophisticated city with its European style cafes and buildings.

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Day 1: Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to Rio, “The Marvellous City”. Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
Visit Corcovado Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue in the afternoon during this 4-hour
tour. Ride the cog train up the steep mountainside through the Tijuca Rainforest, disembarking
at the top to panoramic views of Rio. Spend time admiring the iconic statue and snapping photos
of the surrounding scenery. (B)

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Explore Rio and visit Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 4-hour morning tour. Visit some of the city’s
most important landmarks, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Cinelandia Square. Then,
board a glassed-in cable car for to ascent to the peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. (B)

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro Iguazu
Fly to Foz Iguazu in Brazil and enjoy a falls tour of the Brazilian side before crossing the international border to your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. (B)

Day 5: Puerto Iguazu
Morning tour of the Argentine side of the falls for a close-up view. Afternoon free for optional activities. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 6: Puerto Iguazu/Buenos Aires
Fly to cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, meet and assist at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In
the evening, Tango & Dinner show with transfers. (B,D)

Day 7: Buenos Aires/Holland America Cruise
Breakfast at your hotel. City Tour including major tourist attractions. Drop-off at your Holland America Cruise. (B,D)

Day 8: Buenos Aires (Holland America Cruise)
Breakfast. Free day for optional activities. We suggest a day tour to one of the nearby ranches
known as “Estancias” for an insight into the lives of Argentine cowboys “Gauchos”. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Buenos Aires/Montevideo (Holland America Cruise) (B,L,D)

Day 10-11: At Sea (Holland America Cruise) (B,L,D)

Day 12: Port Stanley, Falkland Is. (Holland America Cruise)
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 largecolonies of king, gentoo and magellan penguins (shore excursions at own expense).(B,L,D)

Day 13: Strait of Magellan (Holland America Cruise)
The Strait of Magellan is a navigable sea route separating mainland South America to the north
and Tierra del Fuego to the south. The strait is the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Punta Arenas, Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley (Holland America Cruise) (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. We make our way into the Cockburn Channel connecting
the Strait of Magellan to the Beagle Channel. Finish the day cruising through Glacier Alley, an extraordinary piece of nature with numerous tongues of glaciers that snake down to the sea. (B,L,D)

Day 15: Ushuaia, Argentina (Holland America Cruise)
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. (B,L,D)

Day 16: Scenic Cruising Cape Horn (Holland America Cruise)
Known as a landmark in cruising and navigation, Cape Horn is the most southerly point in the
world. (B,L,D)

Day 17: Sarmiento Channel (Holland America Cruise)
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. (B,L,D)

Day 18: Chilean Fjords (Holland America Cruise)
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. (B,L,D)

Day 19: Puerto Montt, Chile (Holland America Cruise)
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. (B,L,D)

Day 20: At Sea (Holland America Cruise) (B,L,D)

Day 21: Valparaiso/Santiago (B)
Disembark in the morning at Valparaiso and bid farewell to your crew. Pick up from the ship for a
tour of Valparaiso, continue to Santiago for overnight. (B)

Day 22: Depart Santiago
Breakfast, morning city tour visiting the most important attractions. Same day, evening transfer
to the airport for your flight out. – Contact us for detailed program. (B)

Important: Please note, excursions during the Holland America Cruise are optional and incurr in
extra payments. Excursions may be pre-booked.

The tour finishes with a brief stop in Santiago de Chile where you will have the option to
extend your stay or perhaps take a side trip to the Atacama Desert. Note: Tour available in the reverse. by you directly with HA.


PRICES

Ex Rio to Santiago - Dep 2Nov & 30Nov 2016 (Includes Air)

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Rio Tourist On request AUD$7395 On request
Rio Tourist Sup. On request AUD$8495 Triple

Ex Rio to Santiagoo - Dep 15Feb 2017 (Includes Air)

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Rio Tourist On request AUD$8600 On request
Rio Tourist Sup. On request AUD$9650 On request

Ex Santiago to Rio - Dep 24 Oct & 21 Nov 2016 (Includes Air)

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Santiago Tourist On request AUD$7550 On request
Santiago Tourist Sup. On request AUD$8600 Triple

Ex Santiago to Rio - Dep 6 Mar 2017 (Includes Air)

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Santiago Tourist On request AUD$8495 On request
Santiago Tourist Sup. On request AUD$9500 On request

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

 

Included:

  • Air fares from/to Sydney and within South America.
  • All transfers, land excursions in air conditioned vehicles (Not during the Cruise) and accommodation with daily breakfasts, 13 lunches and 12 dinners.
  • Bilingual English speaking local guides during the land tour.
  • 14 day cruise on board of Holland America Line in (3  and 4 Stars hotels, Inside Cabin MM Category, 4 Stars Ocean Obstructed View with all meals and entertainment.Important: Optional sightseeing during Holland America Cruise is extra and should be booked directly with the cruise company 3 months prior to departure.
  • Sightseeing as per program.

Not included:

  • Visa cost for Brazil and Chile
  • Tickeatable taxes of approximate AU$795 per person, subject to re-adjustment
  • Cruise Fuel Surcharges of approximately AU$168, the cruise line hasn’t been charging it for the past 2 years but reserve the right to re-instate it if deemed necessary.
  • Port Charges of approx.  AU$691pp.
  • Tips to porters, drivers, guides and during the land tour of AU$168 and tips fro cruise crew of approx US$168pp.
  • Optional excursions during the cruise.
  • Reciprocity fee for Argentina of US$100 per person and for Chile of US$117 per person, subject to change without notice.

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