South American Discovery with the Falklands

Departed 6th Jan 2020 43 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2001AB
Sugar loaf mountain, Rio, Brazil Sugar loaf mountain, Rio, Brazil

Balmoral will guide you on an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America to bring you the very best of this intoxicating part of the world. Each incredible destination on your itinerary will be simply unforgettable, with countless highlights, such as iconic landmarks, ancient sites, beautiful beaches and astonishing natural wonders, to uncover.

A sense of excitement will build in anticipation of your once-in-a-lifetime adventure as you sail across the Atlantic, taking in floral Madeira and the volcanic island of São Vicente en route. [ReadMoreMob]The South American exploration will then begin in Brazil. Stops at Salvador, with its UNESCO-listed historic centre, and beautiful Ilhabela, gateway to gorgeous beaches and lush rainforest, sandwich an overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro, where you can shake your hips to the unmistakable sound of samba beats and marvel at world-famous attractions including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain. In Uruguay, you’ll visit culture-rich Montevideo – South America’s southernmost capital city – and the glamourous resort of Punta del Este. In between these calls, Balmoral will also divert to Buenos Aires. Make the most of an overnight call at Argentina’s vibrant capital to take in a multitude of historic and artistic attractions; perhaps enjoy a performance of traditional Tango dance; or even tour to spectacular Iguazu Falls. [ReadMoreDesk]

Two rare calls in the Falkland Islands offer you chances to immerse yourself in fascinating history and unique culture of this famously disputed archipelago, and go in search of endemic species of seals, penguins and other seabirds. The Chilean leg of your cruise takes in charming Punta Arenas; Puerto Chacabuco, gateway to the spellbinding mountains of Lower Patagonia and the Andes; vivacious Valparaiso; and Arica, for stunning sun-kissed beaches. Sailing between the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Chilean fjords will be an undoubted highlight of your holiday. During three days in Peru, you could embark on an epic overland tour from Paracas to Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – and explore the ancient ruins of the awe-inspiring ‘lost city’, before returning to your ship in Callao to conclude this inspirational journey.