Rainforest, Rio, Samba & Sunsets Cruise Overview

The Amazon rainforest, covering much of north western Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries, is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, famed for its biodiversity. It’s crisscrossed by thousands of rivers, including the powerful Amazon. River towns, with 19th-century architecture from rubber-boom days, include Brazil’s Manaus, where you will start your jungle adventure holiday in the rainforest. There’s a full variety of activities including the Meeting of Waters, the point where two Amazon rivers - the Solimoes River and the Rio Negro - meet and flow side-by-side for over six kilometres. A nature hike, fishing tour, night tour in a canoe and a visit to a local caboclos home, to learn about their traditions and customs in the Amazon fill your time in the forest. Finally spend time in the Monkey Forest, where you’ll see the facilities for the rehabilitation and re-introduction of wild animals back into their natural habitat.

Rio de Janeiro is famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the monumental Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Mount Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). Its raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba dancers, is considered the world’s largest, and you will be able to enjoy a half-day carnival experience and find out the history of the Samba dance. See the city on a full day tour and discover why it’s known as the ‘Marvellous City’.

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. During your 2-day stay, you’ll have time to explore the colourful neighbourhoods lined with street art, wander Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th century buildings including Casa Rosada the iconic balconied presidential palace. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, a grand 1908 opera house with nearly 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum, displaying Latin American art.

Embark Holland America’s Westerdam for a luxury adventure around the coastline of South America including stops in the Falkland Islands port Stanley, Montevideo and the Chilean Fjords.

  • Rainforest, Rio, Samba & Sunsets
  • Holland America Line
  • Westerdam
  • South America
  • 04 November 2020
  • 25 nights
  • Buenos Aires
  • CDT71651
  • Cruise & Escorted Tour

      Included in this Package

    • Domestic and Regional flights
    • Private transfers
    • Two Nights Four Star Bed and Breakfast Hotel Buenos Aires
    • Six Night Escorted Tour Including:
    • Meals as described daily
    • Local English-Speaking guides
    • Tours and transfers as detailed
    • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
    • 14 night full board cruise aboard Holland America Westerdam

1 London / London

Fly overnight from London to San Paulo, for your domestic flight to Manaus, Brazil

2 Amazon Eco Park

Arrive in Manaus in Brazil. Private tour transfer to Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge, where you will be staying for 3 nights. Over the next 4 days you will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities including a tour to the Meeting of the Waters, where you will be able to see the spectacular merge of the Negro and Solimoes Rivers. You will also be able to take part in a nature hike, a fishing tour and visit Caboclo’s House. As well as a visit to the Monkey Forest, where they have the facilities for the rehabilitation and re-introduction of wild animals into their habitat and finally a night tour in a canoe. DINNER

3 Amazon Eco Park


4 Amazon Eco Park


5 Rio Galeao o Tom Jobim International Airport / Rio De Janeiro

Manaus Amazon. Transfer to Manaus aiport for domestic flight to Rio de Janeiro. Private transfer to your hotel BREAKFAST & DINNER

6 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Begin your full day tour of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The tour will take on a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Once you arrive at the foot of Corcovado Hill, you will embark on a small train which climbs the beautiful mountainside. At the top of the hill, experience a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is knowns as the “Marvelous City”. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting Sugar Loaf mountain. Ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain by two glass cable cars for breath-taking views over the city, its beaches and the surrounding bay and islands. Before returning to the hotel, you will stop by the Municipal Theatre and the Cathedral in the centre of the city. Breakfast and Lunch included

7 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Today, you will be able to enjoy a half-day carnival experience. You will have the opportunity to visit Pimpolhos da Grande Rio’s warehouse, samba school for kids and Grand Rio Samba School, one of Rio’s first groups schools. Next, visit exhibitions about the history of Samba before heading to the Carnival Parade. During the tour you will have the opportunity to dress up in carnival costumes and experience the music and a Caipirinha welcome drink. BREAKFAST

8 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Private transfer to airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Private transfer to the 4-star NH Jousten Hotel in Buenos Aires where you will stay for two nights. Rest of day at your leisure BREAKFAST


Day at leisure in Buenos Aires – Optional Tours in Buenos Aires available please ask for details. BREAKFAST

10 Buenos Aires

Private transfer to port, embark Westerdam. Overnight in port.

11 Buenos Aires
12 Montevideo
13 At Sea
14 At Sea
15 Stanley
16 At Sea

Cruising the Strait of Magellan

17 Punta Arenas

Scenic Cruising the Cockburn and Beagle Channels

18 Ushuaia
19 At Sea

Scenic Cruising Cape Horn

20 At Sea

Scenic Cruising Canal Sarmiento

21 At Sea

Scenic Cruising Chilean Fjords

22 Puerto Montt
23 At Sea
24 Santiago (Ch)

On Arrival in Santiago, private transfer to the airport for return overnight flight to London

25 London / London

Arrive in London

* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.

What's Included

  • City Tour
  • Escorted Tour Manager
  • Full Board Cruise & Taxes
  • Hand & Hold Luggage
  • Pre Cruise Hotel Stay
  • Private Transfers
  • Scheduled Flights

Extra Benefits

  • ★ Hotel Stays
  • ★ Private Transfers

* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.
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