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South America and Chilean Fjords Cruise

Trip Code: ISTHR33
33 Days
68 Meals
5 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 18 nights in premium accommodation and 68 meals
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides for all land touring
  • All flights within South America, tipping and airport transfers
  • 14-night cruise through the spectacular Chilean Fjords aboard Holland America Line's Westerdam
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner and caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro
  • Enjoy an authentic Argentinian dinner and see a tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Travel aboard the 360º Machu Picchu Train to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu
  • Cruise amid the idyllic reed islands and meet the heart-warming locals of Lake Titicaca

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include tipping, transfers and all internal flights (including airport taxes which are subject to change), as per itinerary
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally from Australia with LATAM Airlines
  • Please note that your cruise (Days 3-17) will not be escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director, however you will enjoy the expert services of the crew aboard Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam
  • Dates and itinerary are subject to change
  • Tour operates in reverse, please refer to ISTH33 on our website for details
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail and flights as specified only
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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

On arrival in Santiago, settle into your hotel before a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Santiago, Pullman El Bosque

This morning, head off to explore the picturesque port city of Valparaíso, one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports. On arrival here, set out on a sightseeing tour of the World Heritage-listed town centre, take a drive up into the surrounding hills to absorb the stunning vistas of the bay and the colourful city below.

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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 before boarding your cruise ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, Holland America Line’s MS Westerdam

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Enjoy the ever-changing scenery of the Chilean coastline.

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Discover the Port City of Puerto Montt.

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In the Chilean archipelago, admire stunning rainforests and lakes.

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Traverse iceberg-strewn bays, fringed by jagged mountains.

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

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Cruise through the stunning Strait of Magellan. Glide through the Cockburn and Beagle channels and explore Punta Arenas.

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Sail through Glacier Alley.

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Sail around the infamous southern-most point of the continent and enjoy stunning views.

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Look out for Magellanic penguins and discover Port Stanley.

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Relax on board the MS Westerdam. Perhaps take in a thrilling show in the lounge or drop by the Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

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Enjoy another day cruising aboard your ship and making the most of the onboard facilities and dining.

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Your ship will dock in the city of Montevideo in Uruguay today.

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Enjoy free time in Buenos Aires.

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Two tango dancers in the streets of Beunos Aires, Argentina

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. This evening enjoy a indulge in tango performance and tapas.


Disembark your cruise this morning and enjoy a guided city tour, including a visit to the colourful La Boca region and the neighbourhood of Palermo.

Stay: Two Nights, Buenos Aires, Recoleta Grand

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Armed with the insight and advice provided by your knowledgeable Travelmarvel Tour Director, today is yours to either relax or further explore this fascinating city. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps head to Tigre and cruise the Paraná Delta; or indulge in a craft beer walking tour in the leafy Colegiales district (additional cost applies).

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This morning, fly to beautiful Rio de Janeiro, also known as ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ – Portuguese for the Marvellous City. On arrival, after checking-in, enjoy time to recharge or stroll along the stunning Copacabana beachfront.

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

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Later this evening, enjoy a delicious Brazilian BBQ dinner.


Visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado Mountain. Later, take a sunset cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain.

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Today enjoy a full day to relax, or explore Rio at your leisure. Enhance your journey: Perhaps board a schooner and sail around Guanabara bays and enjoy views of Rio, or learn about the history and significance of the Rio Carnival (additional cost applies).

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Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, a system of 275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. On the Brazilian side, experience the majesty of World Heritage-listed Iguaçu 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, Iguassu 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 (additional cost applies).

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After a day at leisure, fly to Lima.

Stay: Lima, Wyndham Costa Del Sol

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Experience the natural power, beauty and size of the Iguassu Falls.

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.


After breakfast, 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 hotel, and soak up the Andean atmosphere 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 (additonal cost applies). +

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES

Board 360⁰ Machu Picchu Train and soak up the landscapes as you travel to Aguas Calientes.


Head to Machu by train, and on arrival, join 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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Machu Pichu ruins, Peru

Enhance your journey: With the morning free, why not revisit Machu Picchu (additional cost applies). Then, re-board the PeruRail Sacred Valley Train for your journey to Ollantaytambo station, before a coach returns you to Cusco. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show.

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. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the atmosphere of this captivating 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 lunch. On arrival in Puno, this evening is at your leisure.

Stay: GHL Lago Titicaca

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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. Enhance your journey: Perhaps visit Sillustani burial site, made up of huge cylindrical tombs where the Pukara culture buried their elite (additional cost applies). After 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, INNSIDE Miraflores

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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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