South American Exploration

Departed 6th Jan 2020 70 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2001
Aerial view of Botafogo Bay from high angle with Christ the redeemer staue overlooking, Rio, south America Aerial view of Botafogo Bay from high angle with Christ the redeemer staue overlooking, Rio, south America

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.[ReadMoreMob]

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. The South American exploration will then begin in Brazil. Stops at Salvador, with its UNESCO-listed historic centre, and beautiful Ilhabela sandwich an overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro, where you can shake your hips to the unmistakable sound of samba beats and marvel at [ReadMoreDesk]world-famous attractions including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.  In Uruguay, you’ll visit culture-rich Montevideo 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. 

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. The Costa Rican city of Puerto Limón awaits you too, after sailing the magnificent Panama Canal, while visiting the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias brings an enthralling end to your time in South America.

Before heading back across the Atlantic, Balmoral will also bring you to the gorgeous islands of Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts, for an authentic taste of paradise in the Caribbean. The Azorean island of São Miguel and stylish La Coruña are yours to explore as you head for home too.