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Travelmarvel

South America and Chilean Fjords Cruise

Trip Code: ISTH33
33 Days
68 Meals
5 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 18 nights in premium accommodation
  • 14 night cruise through the Chilean Fjords aboard Holland America Line's ms Zaandam
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides for all land touring
  • All flights within South America
  • 68 delicious meals - 32 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 20 dinners
  • Tipping and airport transfers

Travel & Accommodation

Penthouse room upon the HAL Zaandam
Chilean Fjords Cruise

Board the ms Zaandam and spend 14 nights cruising the Chilean Fjords, admiring glaciers, mountains and rainforests

Unprecedented view from a train within the Vistadome
Magnificent Machu Picchu

Journey to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome Train and once there, enjoy a fascinating guided tour

View of remote peninsula from sea
Sail around Cape Horn

Sail around the continent's southern-most point

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include all flights as per itinerary in South America, transfers, tipping and airport taxes (airport taxes are subject to change)
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines booked by Travelmarvel
  • Please note that your cruise (Days 8-22) will not be escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director, however you will enjoy the expert services of the wonderful staff aboard Holland America Line's ms Zaandam.
  • For those with a good level of fitness, there is an option to replace Day 27 touring with a full-day hike to Machu Picchu. You’ll then revisit Machu Picchu the next morning for a tour
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail and flights as specified only
South America Map ISTH33 2019
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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bay Rio International

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Later this evening, sample Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, before enjoying a delicious Brazilian BBQ dinner.


Soak up Rio de Janeiro’s unique atmosphere with most of the day at leisure. In the evening, embark on a picturesque sunset cable car ride up to the majestic peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where sublime views await you.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the famous parade arena known as the Sambadrome on a guided tour.


Head to Corcovado Mountain and visit the astonishing statue of Christ the Redeemer at the peak, absorbing the breathtaking views from the top. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Enhance Your Journey: Today, you may like to visit the Maracanã Stadium or take in a historical walking tour.

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Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazú Falls, a system of 275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. On the Brazilian side, experience the majesty of World Heritage-listed Iguazú National Park with a half-day tour. Walk through the spectacular subtropical rainforest and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the falls.

Stay: Two Nights: Iguazú Falls, Mercure Iguazu

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On the Argentinian side, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points. This narrow gauge train stops at several locations including one that leads to the 82-metre-high Devil’s Throat, one of the most spectacular falls of the region. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps board a speed boat safari and get up close to the powerful waterfalls or enjoy a hands-on Argentine Experience Dinner.

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Enjoy the morning at leisure, before you fly to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Two Nights: Buenos Aires, Emperador Hotel

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Visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. Here, indulge in a coffee and a selection of Spanish delicacies. This evening, indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance.


Your in-depth sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires begins this morning at the Avenida de Mayo. See the pink Casa Rosada (Government House), the city’s cathedral and the Cabildo, Buenos Aires’ first city hall. Later, explore the Italian-influenced barrio of La Boca and its famously colourful pedestrian street, the Caminito. You’ll also travel along Avenida 9 de Julio.

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Transfer to Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam for your cruise through the South American passage. Stay overnight in Buenos Aires on board the vessel.

Stay: Fourteen Nights: ms Zaandam

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Enjoy another day at leisure.

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Explore the city of Montevideo.

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Today, enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you glide along the pristine Argentinian coastline.

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Enjoy another day at sea.

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Look out for magellanic penguins and discover the Scottish influence of Port Stanley.

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Cruise through the stunning Strait of Magellan, which is flanked by towering mountains.

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Glide through the Cockburn and Beagle channels and explore Punta Arenas.

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Today, discover the southern-most town in the world, Ushuaia.

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Sail around the continent’s southern-most point and enjoy views of the entirely treeless headland on Hornos Island.

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See magnificent glaciers descend into turquoise waters along this stunning coastline.

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Traverse iceberg-strewn bays, fringed by jagged mountains.

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Discover the Chilean town of Puerto Montt.

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Enjoy a day at sea, relaxing on board the ms Zaandam.

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Disembark and tour Valparaíso.

Stay: Two Nights: Santiago, Atton El Bosque

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take in panoramic views of Santiago by funicular and cable car.


This morning, see Santiago’s modern and historic sites on a guided tour. Rich in history, walk around the Plaza de Armas before transferring to the airport and flying to Buenos Aires.

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Today is yours to explore at leisure.

Stay: Lima, Wyndham Costa Del Sol

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

See how the colourful fabrics of Peru are created during a traditional weaving demonstration. Meet local weavers and learn why it is so important to preserve these ancient traditions. Stay at the Aranwa Sacred Valley.


Wake early this morning, and fly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Travel through Cusco to Chinchero, a city located in the stunning Andean highlands. This evening, enjoy dinner at your leisure. Soak up the Andean atmosphere and relax in comfort at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley.

Stay: Two Nights: Aranwa Sacred Valley

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This morning, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, a unique Inca archaeological site. Enjoy a traditional Peruvian lunch followed by a free afternoon. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps visit the important Inca site of the Terraces of Moray and the remarkable Maras salt mines or visit the Pisac markets.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel aboard the Vistadome train to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu.


Board the Vistadome train and soak up the stunning Andean landscapes as you head to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you’ll set out on a locally guided tour of the incredible Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel

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With the morning free, why not revisit Machu Picchu. Re-board the Vistadome train for your journey to Ollantaytambo station, before a coach returns you to Cusco. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar & Grill this evening.

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, Hilton Garden Inn

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A guided walking tour through Cusco today will take you to the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas. During your tour you’ll visit the sacred site of Koricancha and the Baroque church of Santo Domingo. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the atmosphere of this city.

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Take a coach to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you’ll stop at the small town of Andahuaylillas, known for its picturesque Sistine Chapel. You’ll also stop for a hearty buffet lunch. On arrival in Puno, this evening is at your leisure.

Stay: Puno, Hotel Libertador

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise the reed islands of Lake Titicaca.


Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest altitude lake in the world. Enjoy a free morning here, followed by lunch at the hotel. This afternoon you’ll set out on a cruise over the lake to the extraordinary home of the Uros people – a group of more than 40 man-made islands created from floating reeds. On this remarkable trip, you’ll enjoy an insight into the Uros’ unique way of life and experience the spectacular scenery that characterises the region. Afterwards, be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Lima.

Stay: Two Nights: Lima, Crowne Plaza

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana, set within the ruins of an archaeological compound beside an illuminated adobe pyramid.


Relax in the morning before taking part in a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed historic centre of Lima. On this tour, admire one of Lima’s most religious locations, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Built in the 16th century, this pink convent is also the resting place for three important Peruvian saints.

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This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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