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Rio Carnival, Amazon Journey & Blissful Barbados

  • Departure Date22 Feb 2025
  • Azamara Azamara Journey
  • 31 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £7,069 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires
  • Punta Del Este
  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Salvadore de Bahia
  • Recife
  • Macapa
  • Alter Do Chao, Brazil
  • Boca De Valeira
  • Manaus
  • Parintins
  • Santarem
  • Macapa
  • Barbados
  • Stay 2 nights in Barbados

Begin this idyllic trip with a 3 night stay in bustling Buenos Aires, the birthplace of tango.  Then, hop on board the majestic Azamara Journey for your unforgettable 25-night exploration along the mighty Amazon River. Visit the bucket-list hotspot of Rio de Janeiro – where the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer awaits on Sugarloaf Mountain. Take in culture proud, picturesque ports of call that are briming with life such as Santarem, Parintins and Recife before soaking up the beautiful Caribbean sunshine and enjoy the warm crystal-blue azure waters, where you’ll find every water sport you can imagine. End this magical cruise holiday with 3 nights in Blissful Barbados.

Highlights

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

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 3 night stay in Buenos Aires on room only basis 
  • 25 night cruise on board Azamara Journey on More Inclusive basis
  • More Inclusive Drinks
  • Gratuities 
  • 2 night stay in Barbados on bed & breakfast basis
  • Transfers
  • Baggage allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Feb 2025£7,069£7,449£8,139-

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Azamara Journey

A luxurious boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for—plus some unexpected extras.

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Itinerary for Rio Carnival, Amazon Journey & Blissful Barbados

Day 1 - Fly UK to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Enjoy Buenos Aires

Day 3 - Enjoy Buenos Aires

Day 4 - Embark Azamara Journey 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 - 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 6 - 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 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - At Sea

Day 13 - Salvadore de Bahia

Brazil’s first colonial capital, Salvador was the center of its sugar industry and slave trade. African rhythms became part of the fabric of the local culture, most interestingly in Capoeira, a mix of martial arts and dance, and Candomble, a religion of ritual and magic imported along with the slaves. Pelourinho, the historic center, is an architectural jewel, with an array of opulent churches – carved and embellished with an abundance of gold leaf. Much of the fine work was done by slaves, who once it was completed were not allowed inside. Thus they labored at night for a century to build a beautiful church for themselves – Our Lady of the Rosary.

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - Recife

Named for the surrounding coastal recifes (reefs) offshore, Recife is perched on Brazil's northeast coast. The busy seaport is known as the "Venice of Brazil," thanks to its many waterways, bridges, and small islands. This exciting metropolis is a mix of new high-rises and old colonial structures, with plenty to see and even more to do. Stroll through the historic heart of the city, Recife Antigo, the 16th Experience the city's vibrant cultural, culinary and music scene, or one of its many impressive beaches, such as Porto de Galinhas, a top tourist destination. Or discover the charming town of nearby Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1530 by the Portuguese. Recife is also home to a fantastic carnival, but any time of year provides the opportunity to dance the energetic frevo.

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - Macapa

Macapá is a city in Brazil with a population of 493,634. It is the capital of Amapá state in the country's North Region. It is located on the northern channel of the Amazon River near its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is on a small plateau on the Amazon in the southeast of the state of Amapá.

Day 19 - Alter Do Chao, Brazil

Alcúdia is a town in the north of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca). It’s known for its Mediterranean beaches, which include the busy Platja d’Alcúdia and Platja de Muro on the sweeping Alcúdia Bay. The neo-Gothic Sant Jaume church is built into the town’s restored medieval walls. These walls encircle the well-preserved old town, which has narrow streets and centuries-old buildings.

Day 20 - Boca De Valeira

Set in the beautiful country of Brazil, Boca da Valeria is a small community located where the Valeria River and Amazon River meets. This village is unparallel to any other Brazilian destination because of the extraordinary and authentic lifestyles of the local Indians. You will not find luxury hotels, restaurants, or even paved roads; instead Boca de Valeria is surrounded by a spirit, beauty, and charm uplifted in the smiles of its brightly dressed children and natives, who welcome their guests with open arms. Boca da Valeria, Brazil is an unusual stop but it is definitely worth the visit, giving everyone in its path an in-depth look into the Amazonian culture.

Day 21 - Manaus

Manaus, on the banks of the Negro River in northwestern Brazil, is the capital of the vast state of Amazonas. It's a major departure point for the surrounding Amazon Rainforest. Just east of the city, the dark Negro River converges with the brown, muddy Solimões River resulting in a striking visual phenomenon called the “Meeting of the Waters.” The combined tributaries form the Amazon River.

Day 22 - Manaus

Manaus, on the banks of the Negro River in northwestern Brazil, is the capital of the vast state of Amazonas. It's a major departure point for the surrounding Amazon Rainforest. Just east of the city, the dark Negro River converges with the brown, muddy Solimões River resulting in a striking visual phenomenon called the “Meeting of the Waters.” The combined tributaries form the Amazon River.

Day 23 - Parintins

Parintins is a municipality in the far east of the Amazonas state, Brazil. It is part of a microregion also named Parintins. The population for the entire municipality was 115,363 and its area is 5,952 km².

Day 24 - Santarem

Day 25 - Macapa

Macapá is a city in Brazil with a population of 493,634. It is the capital of Amapá state in the country's North Region. It is located on the northern channel of the Amazon River near its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is on a small plateau on the Amazon in the southeast of the state of Amapá.

Day 26 - At Sea

Day 27 - At Sea

Day 28 - At Sea

Day 29 - Barbados, disembark & transfer to hotel / Enjoy Barbados

If you were to close your eyes while enjoying a "high tea in Trafalgar Square," you would swear you were in London - if it weren't for the warm breezes and emerald green waters enveloping you. Nicknamed "Little England" by some, Barbados is home to many museums that chronicle the island's rich past and over 100 shipwrecks along its reefs that are a playground for divers from around the world.

Day 30 - Enjoy Barbados

Day 31 - Fly Barbados to UK

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