South America Cruise

Buenos Aires to Santiago

Base Fare:
$10,499 per guest, double occupancy

Your Journey includes

6 shore excursions in 4 unique countries
Explore Patagonia, navigate Cape Horn, discover tango & savour local cuisine
Most meals included: 17 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 18 dinners
Pinnacle Grill & Gourmet Dining on board
15 nights aboard the Holland America Line MS Zaandam
2 nights in outstanding hotels
Round-trip airfare from Toronto with United Airlines (Air gateways available across Canada)
Private car home pick-up & return service

South America Cruise

One of our most requested journeys takes you on an experience by sea to, quite literally, the ends of the earth. The mellow sounds of tango follow you along the boulevards of Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of the South’. Bask in the profusion of culture in this vibrant Argentine capital. Immerse yourself in the life of penguins while exploring the Falkland Islands. Follow the path of one of history’s greatest explorers while sailing the Strait of Magellan. Behold Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and home to one of Earth’s most magnificent parks. Stare in awe as the bewildering landscapes of Patagonia envelope you amidst endless fjords and mountains. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Base Fare:
$10,499 per guest, double occupancy

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • 6 private shore excursions in Montevideo, Puerto Madryn, Port Stanley, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia & Puerto Montt
  • City tours: Buenos Aires, Valparaiso & Santiago
  • Culinary discoveries including Argentinean cooking class, winery tour & traditional tango & dinner show
  • Scenic cruising along the Strait of Magellan, Cape Horn & Chilean fjords

Outstanding accommodation

  • 14 nights aboard the MS Zaandam
  • 2 nights in outstanding hotels:
    • 1 night in Buenos Aires
    • 1 night in Santiago

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with United Airlines
  • Air gateways available across Canada

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

I / INSIDE

  • TWIN: $10,499
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST

DD / OCEAN VIEW

  • TWIN: $10,999
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST

DA / OCEAN VIEW

  • TWIN: $11,199
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST

D / OCEAN VIEW

  • TWIN: $11,399
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST
C / OCEAN VIEW
  • TWIN: $11,499
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST

BB / VISTA SUITE

  • TWIN: $13,699
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST

B / VISTA SUITE

  • TWIN: $13,799
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST

AA / VISTA SUITE

  • TWIN: $13,999
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST

AA / SUITE

  • TWIN: $14,299
  • SINGLE: ON REQUEST

 

ENJOY $200 OFF YOUR JOURNEY FARE

Pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

 

 

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other air gateways available.These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

DECK PLAN

 

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travelers and board your flights to Buenos Aires.
Overnight flight

Day 2

BUENOS AIRES

Our local guide brings us on an exciting city tour. Visit the heart of this vibrant city with the May Square, the Cabildo, and the colourful wood houses of La Boca. After a light lunch at a local restaurant, our guide brings us to our hotel. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (L,D)
Hotel Regal Pacific, Buenos Aires (1 night)

Day 3

COOKING CLASS IN AN ESTANCIA

Today, we venture into the fabulous hinterlands of Argentina. A local couple welcomes us into their home for a hands-on cooking class of empanadas which we will then savour with a glass of Malbec. We return to the city to board the MS Zaandam, our home for the next fifteen nights. Our welcome dinner takes us ashore for a traditional Argentine Asado dinner and a lively tango show in an intimate setting. All meals will be served on board unless otherwise indicated. (B,L,D)
Holland America MS Zaandam (15 nights)

Day 4

BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires is at your fingertips today as your local guide takes you on an entertaining tour of the city’s north end. Experience the Recoleta neighbourhood with its wide avenues, parks and French style homes. Visit the Recoleta Cemetary where Evita Perón and other historical figures are laid to rest. In Palermo, we discover the magnificent Palermo Woods and admire the luxurious French-style mansions. (B,L,D)

Day 5

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is known for its long lunches, siestas and high tea. This modern and vibrant metropolis has an old town dating back to colonial times and is surrounded by an uninterrupted stretch of white sandy beach. Our tour today takes us deep into the history and culture of this region. (B,L,D) 
Included excursion: Montevideo

Day 6

DAY AT SEA  

(B,L,D)

Day 7

PUERTO MADRYN, ARGENTINA

Puerto Madryn, founded in 1865 by 150 Welsh immigrants, is nestled on the shores of the Golfo Nuevo in northern Patagonia. We will explore the picturesque small towns surrounded by valleys and rivers with their quaint farms, typical chapels and Welsh style homes. Don’t miss an important local ritual: a traditional Welsh tea with a sweet pastry. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Gaiman and the Welsh Heritage

Day 8

DAY AT SEA  

(B,L,D)
Day 9

PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS

Today, we set off on an exciting excursion by 4x4 to a privately owned wildlife haven. At the Bluff Cove Penguin Rookery, we stroll through the penguin colony, which features a scenic lagoon and a white sandy beach. We will also get the chance to witness live demonstrations of spinning and felting with local wool at the Bluff Cove Museum. (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Bluff Cove Lagoon Penguin Safari

Day 10

DAY AT SEA: THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN  

The Strait of Magellan is situated at the southern tip of South America and is the most important natural oceanic passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. As we cruise through this narrow channel, bask in the raw beauty of the Tierra del Fuego plains, the breathtaking fjords and majestic glaciers. Enjoy the sights of penguin colonies, humpback whales and elephant seals. (B,L,D)

Day 11

PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE

Discover Punta Arenas, a charming town set on rolling wind scoured hills and learn about the incredible lives of its seafarers. On departing Punta Arenas this evening, the ship will sail the Cockburn Channel, the Beagle Channel and Glacier Alley. Make sure you are on deck as the scenery is quite dramatic! (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Following the Traces of the Seafarers

Day 12

USHUAIA

Ushuaia is unlike any place you have ever visited. Surrounded on three sides by majestic mountain peaks, the mysterious Beagle Channel closes in on the fourth. Take a moment to absorb the unimaginable beauty and immensity of Tierra del Fuego National Park, where glorious mountain chains tower over crystal blue rivers and luscious forests against the backdrop of rocky sea coasts. A treat for any nature lover! (B,L,D)
Included excursion: Tierra del Fuego National Park

Day 13

DAY AT SEA: CAPE HORN 

Cape Horn Island is the American continent’s southernmost point and marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage. For centuries, this island has been regarded as a major milestone by which sailing ships carrying trade goods around the world marked their passage. The Cape Horn Archipelago hosts the world’s southernmost forested ecosystem and protects 5% of the world’s bryophyte diversity. (B,L,D)

Day 14

DAY AT SEA: CANAL SARMIENTO 

Make sure you are on deck today to take in the rugged beauty of this scenic channel. Sandwiched between snow-capped mountains, the Tierra del Fuego waterway is surrounded by the natural parkland of Torres del Paine. Here, marvel at the majestic Amalia Glacier and look carefully as you might see penguins, seabirds and mighty humpback whales. (B,L,D)

Day 15

DAY AT SEA: CHILEAN FJORDS 

Beautiful enough to beguile even Darwin, the Chilean Fjords provide a jaw-dropping range of scenery, glaciers, mountains and islands, punctuated by the occasional town languishing on a remote bay. (B,L,D)

Day 16

PUERTO MONTT, CHILE

This charismatic Bavarian-style town features homes with steeply pitched roofs and elaborate balconies. Our adventure takes us to Petrohue Waterfalls and Puerto Varas, the ‘City of Roses’. (B,L,D)
Included Shore Excursion: Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas & Petrohue

Day 17

DAY AT SEA  

(B,L,D)
Day 18

VALPARAISO & SANTIAGO, CHILE

On arrival in San Antonio, our local guide greets us as we board our private coach for the beautiful city of Valparaiso. Today is a true delight for the senses as we ride the cable car to the ‘21 de Mayo’ promenade and lookout to enjoy breathtaking views before indulging in a private winery tour and a delicious lunch filled with local delicacies. A scenic drive to Santiago takes us to our hotel for dinner and evening at your leisure. (B,L,D) 
Renaissance Santiago (1 night)

Days 19 & 20

SANTIAGO’S OLD QUARTER & HOME

Enjoy a late morning and lunch at your leisure before exploring the old quarter of Santiago. Highlights include a ride on the funicular to San Cristobal hill and time among the local artisans at the Los Dominicos markets. Our farewell dinner toasts a lovely journey as we bid ‘despedida’ to our new friends and make our way to the airport for our overnight flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B,D)

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

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Journey Highlights






Aboard the MS Zaandam

Designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, the MS Zaandam is a prize in the mid-size ship category. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, she is an elegant vessel built to impress and inspire. The musically-themed decor offers a unique shipboard atmosphere with a collection of artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres throughout, and at the heart of the ship, a magnificent Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ commands the three-storey atrium. Be swept away by the luxury and comfort of the MS Zaandam.

Buenos Aires

Visit the heart of this vibrant city with the May Square, the Cabildo, and the colourful wood houses of La Boca. Then experience the Recoleta neighbourhood with its wide avenues, parks and French style homes. Visit the Recoleta Cemetary where Evita Perón and other historical people are buried. In Palermo, we discover the magnificent Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods) and admire the luxurious French-styled mansions.

Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas & Petrohue

Passing through the centre of the city with its typical square and the cathedral known as the region's oldest building, we stop at an observation point for a beautiful view of the city, Tenglo Island and the Tenglo Channel. Leaving Puerto Montt, we drive along the edge of the shores of Lago Llanquihue, Chile’s second largest lake head towards Puerto Varas, the City of Roses. Reflections of the eternally snow-covered volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco are mirrored in the clear waters of the lake. The costanera (coastal road) leads to Puerto Varas' main square with its gardens and historical monument. Travel north to Petrohue Waterfalls and the famous vacation retreat area. The impressive coned peak of the Osorno volcano rises out of the landscape to greet you. Enjoy the bewildering volcanic rock waterfall.

Bluff Cove Lagoon Penguin Safari

Stroll through the penguin colony, which features a scenic lagoon and a white, sandy beach that is occasionally patrolled by sea lions. Along the beach you can see over 1,000 pairs of nesting Gentoo Penguins, Magellanic and Jackass penguins and a small breeding colony of King Penguins. Upland geese, ruddy-headed geese, Magellanic oystercatchers, Falkland’s flightless steamer ducks and other birds make their homes close by. Diddle-dee (a local plant) grows in abundance and is favoured by the locals and made into jam for the "cream teas" served at the beachside Sea Cabbage Café. During your visit, pop in for a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate or some home baked treats including scones and the Diddle-dee jam. Enjoy the warmth of the Peat Stove while listening to live music.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park is huge at 63,000 hectares and offers glorious mountain chains, rivers, hard wood forests, acid peat bogs and rocky sea coast. The combination of very different landscapes in a relatively small area is quite unique. A paradise for bird watchers, it is the home of Condors, Rayaditos, giant Black Carpenter birds, Southern Parrots, Thrushes, Fishing Martins, Flightless Steamer duck and forest birds. Huge beaver dams cut the small rivers and let the waters rise into lakes which house a large variety of peat bog plants and tender orchids.

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