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Highlights of South America and Chilean Fjords Cruise

Santiago to Lima

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

  • 18 nights in premium accommodation
  • 14-night cruise through the spectacular Chilean Fjords aboard Holland America Line's Oosterdam
  • 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 reed islands of Lake Titicaca
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides for all land touring
  • 68 fine meals – 32 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 20 dinners

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
  • Flights to and from South America are not included
  • Surcharges on internal flights 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
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail and flights as specified only
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Santiago to Lima

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Insider Experience

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Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

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. Later, enjoy a leisurely scenic drive through the surrounding hills to absorb the stunning vistas of the bay and the colourful city below before returning to Santiago for the night.

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View across city of colored houses along the hillside

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, MS Oosterdam

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Take in the views of the ever-changing Chilean coastline from one of the many vantage points on board.

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Arrive in the Chilean port city of Puerto Montt, considered the gateway to the region’s lakes, volcanic landscapes and national parks. While ashore, among other excursions available, you might like to visit a unique 100-year-old German settlement or meet the Indigenous communities of Mapuche people. As part of your Holland America Line cruise, an extensive range of activities and excursions are on offer at every port (own expense).

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This tiny port town offers a chance to discover some of the natural wonders of this part of Chilean Patagonia, from on the water kayaking, to on foot along walking trails to waterfalls and stunning rainforests.

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Chile’s fjord region sprawls some 1,500 kilometres. Today, your ship will not sail in a straight line, it will meander along the jagged coastline, through fjords and iceberg-strewn bays fringed by mountains.

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Cruise the Canal Sarmiento today, one of the main channels in Patagonia, where glaciers descend into turquoise waters. With the Chilean mainland to the east and the islands of Esperanza, Vancouver and Piazzi flanking the channel to the west, the scenery is spectacular.

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Before the Panama Canal, only the Strait of Magellan linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by boat. This important route was first traversed by Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan in 1520 during a Spanish expedition to the East Indies. Today, it’s your turn to cruise this stunning stretch of water. At Punta Arenas there are many options to explore. Perhaps discover the glaciers and peaks of World Heritage-listed Torres del Paine National Park. Alternatively, go sea kayaking, take a heritage walking tour or set off on a wildlife tour on Magdalena Island.

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Experience the stunning natural beauty as you sail through the spectacular Glacier Alley.

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Sail around the infamous southern-most point of South America and enjoy stunning views of the rugged, rocky coastline and surrounding islands.

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Disembark in Port Stanley today, the Falkland Islands’ remote capital. The Falklands were first colonised by the British in 1765, a history that is evident in everything from the scarlet phone boxes to the pubs. Perhaps take a historical tour or join one of the many wildlife activities available. You might like to see a range of penguins, including Magellanic, gentoo and king penguins, at home in one of the world’s largest rookeries.

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

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Enjoy another relaxing day cruising aboard your ship, taking in the scenery and making the most of the onboard facilities and dining.

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Wake to views of Uruguay’s capital Montevideo. Here, perhaps take a tour of the city’s Old Town or explore the quaint streets of World Heritage-listed Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay’s oldest town. Alternatives include lunch and wine-tasting at Juanico Winery or a trip down the coast to explore Punta del Este, known as the Saint-Tropez of Uruguay.

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Enjoy free time today in Buenos Aires. You may choose to relax on board or perhaps set off to explore this vibrant city further.

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Two tango dancers in the streets of Beunos Aires, Argentina

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


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, Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires MGallery

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experience in Buenos Aires. Perhaps head to Tigre and cruise the Parana Delta; or discover the origins of the city as you walk through its underground tunnels (additional charges apply), enquire for details.


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.

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

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, JW Marriott Rio

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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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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experience in Rio de Janeiro. 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 charges apply), enquire for details.


Today enjoy a full day to relax, or explore Rio at your leisure. 

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

Stay: Two Nights, Panoramic Grand Hotel

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experience in Iguazu Falls. 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), enquire for details.


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.

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experience. At Iguazu Falls, perhaps learn about native bird species at Parque das Aves (additional cost applies), enquire for details.


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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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experience in Sacred Valley. Perhaps visit the important Inca site of the Terraces of Moray and the remarkable Maras salt mines (additional cost applies), enquire for details.


This morning, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, a unique Inca archaeological site. Enjoy a traditional Peruvian lunch followed by a free afternoon.

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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 Picchu by train. 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

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experience in Machu Picchu. With the morning free, why not revisit Machu Picchu (additional cost applies), enquire for details.


In the afternoon, reboard the 360° 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 to visit San Pedro Apostol, a small Baroque chapel built in the 16th century that is called the Sistine Chapel of the Andes owing to a dazzlingly ornate interior of murals and decorations. 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.

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional experience in Lake Titicaca. Perhaps visit Sillustani burial site, made up of huge cylindrical tombs where the Pukara culture buried their elite (additional cost applies), enquire for details.


Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest altitude lake in the world. Enjoy a free morning here. After lunch at the hotel, 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, Hilton Garden Inn 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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