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South America & Rio Carnival

  • Departure Date07 Feb 2023
  • Azamara Azamara Pursuit
  • 19 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £4,539 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires
  • Montevideo
  • Santos, Brazil
  • Ilhabela
  • Parati
  • Buzios
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Punta del Este
  • Buenos Aires

Experience the intoxicating, vibrating rhythms of South America on this spectacular trip. Begin with a 2 night stay in buzzing Buenos Aires before embarking the luxurious Azamara Pursuit for a showstopping 15 night cruise. Embrace the Latin-American vibrancy unique to this region and discover grand European-style architecture blending seamlessly with a dazzling array of natural wonders. And, with an incredible 2 night port stay in Rio de Janeiro you can join the biggest party in the world, the Rio Carnival, and experience the samba-fuelled street parties and colourful parades of this sensational bucket list event.

Highlights

  • FREE Buenos Aires Stay
  • More Inclusive Drinks 
  • Gratuities Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Buenos Aires 
  • 15 night cruise on board Azamara Pursuit on more inclusive basis
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Feb 2023£4,539£5,089£5,449£7,229

Price based on flying from London. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for South America & Rio Carnival

Day 1 - Fly UK to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Fly UK to Buenos Aires/ Arrive Buenos Aires & transfer to hotel

Day 3 - Enjoy Buenos Aires

Day 4 - Embark Azamara Pursuit in Buenos Aires

Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures. Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks; shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby. Then top it all off with an Argentine steak, perfectly grilled over a fire of glowing coals, and washed down with an excellent glass of Malbec.

Day 5 - Montevideo

Montevideo exudes European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and irresistible sidewalk cafes. The city maintains a low-key atmosphere despite its position as Uruguay’s commercial and political hub, and there are few skyscrapers on the horizon, though there are some surprising contrasts – an Art Nouveau pedestrian mall, Art Deco Centenary Stadium, and an American Embassy designed by I.M. Pei. Most of the nation’s countryside is farm or ranchland, and the life of the cowboy, or gaucho, is part of the local lore. Take a peak at the Gaucho Museum, or visit an estancia, and see them in action.

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Santos, Brazil

Day 10 - Ilhabela

This “beautiful island” lives up to its name, and today belies its once lurid reputation as a hideout of smugglers and pirates. Where once failed coffee plantations replaced lush vegetation, the land has been reclaimed, and state park trails provide access to a luscious green jungle, with numerous waterfalls where you can stop for a swim along the way. Divers will find great opportunities on some of the many shipwrecks off the coast. And when you work up an appetite there is nothing better than shrimp right off the boat, accompanied by Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha.

Day 11 - Parati

Trapped in a 300-year time warp, the entirety of this former gold rush town has been named a national historic monument. Its delightful Portuguese colonial architecture remains undisturbed, and nothing spoils the mood, not even traffic, as no cars are allowed in the old town center. In the 17th century it was one of the busiest and most important harbors on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, exporting gold from the interior. Follow the gold trail into the hinterlands in a 4WD, or tour a sugar estate and Cachaça distillery, where they brew up the strong sugar cane liquor that is the key ingredient in the national cocktail, the Caipirinha.

Day 12 - Buzios

Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this picturesque fishing village is now decidedly chic. Unheard of until Brigitte Bardot was photographed sashaying barefoot along the beach in 1964, it was suddenly all the rage. Surrounded by hills draped in luxuriant vegetation, this paradise found is a high-end resort with an international flair. More than twenty beaches beckon sun-worshipers and water sport enthusiasts, and the sophisticated boutiques of Rua das Pedras will delight shoppers. Gone but not forgotten, Brigitte in bronze greets you on the seaside promenade.

Day 13 - Rio de Janeiro

This dynamic city set on a magnificent bay is famed for its carnival, its natural beauty and friendly people. See the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.Shop till you drop in the modern and sophisticated shopping centre.

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - At Sea

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - Punta del Este

Known as the Saint-Tropez of Latin America Punta del Este is a favorite summer playground of the rich and famous of southernmost South America, with a pristine 20-mile shoreline offering two distinctly different types of beaches. Big waves beckon surfers at la Brava, while calmer waters create ideal conditions for sailing or just plain relaxing at La Mansa.

Day 19 - Buenos Aires, disembark & transfer to airport

Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures. Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks; shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby. Then top it all off with an Argentine steak, perfectly grilled over a fire of glowing coals, and washed down with an excellent glass of Malbec.

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Superb service from start to finish very friendly knowledgable staff who made the experience of booking very easy . They go above and beyond to help you with all of your needs. I highly recommend CruiseKings and use them every time I cruise

Ms Stewart / November 2021

Excellent service and always competent staff. Able to pull packages together at very competitive prices.

Mr Kay / November 2021

Have contacted CK twice. On both calls l experienced excellent, polite, etc, etc service I cannot praise your two employees highly enough..

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