South America Explorer Cruise - Buenos Aires to Santiago

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South America Explorer Cruise - Buenos Aires to Santiago

Experience the beauty and diversity of the South American coast on this extraordinary cruise, taking in spectacular scenery, charming colonial cities and the pristine beauty of Patagonia on the way.

18 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 29/11/2017 from London Heathrow Airport

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  • Tango Dancers, Buenos Aires Tango Dancers, Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
  • Ms Zaandam Ms Zaandam
  • Ushuaia Ushuaia
  • Penguins in Punta Arenas Penguins in Punta Arenas
  • Punta Arenas Punta Arenas
  • Whale in Palmer Archipelago Whale in Palmer Archipelago
  • Patagonia, Chile Patagonia, Chile
  • Ice floating on the water in Antarctic Sound Ice floating on the water in Antarctic Sound

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Depart UK.

Overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

DAY 2 : Arrive Buenos Aires.

On arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met and transferred to your hotel for one night. This afternoon, enjoy a guided city tour.

DAY 3 : Buenos Aires to embark.

Spend the morning at leisure before being met and transferred to your cruise ship, MS Zaandam, for embarkation. The ship will remain in port overnight so there will be plenty of opportunity to explore Buenos Aires at leisure or perhaps join an optional shore excursion. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 : Buenos Aires.

Today, perhaps join an optional excursion to discover the beautiful region. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Montevideo, Uruguay.

The Uruguayan capital boasts handsome colonial architecture, museums, parks and historic monuments. Explore its squares and old town, visiting the Plaza Independencia and cathedral. Alternatively, join an optional excursion, perhaps to UNESCO-protected Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay's oldest town. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 to 7 : At sea.

Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 : Strait of Magellan.

Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 : Punta Arenas, Chile.

Overlooking the Magellan Strait, remote Punta Arenas is your gateway to more, epic adventures. See the penguins on Magadelana Island or marvel at the granite peaks and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 : Ushuaia, Argentina.

Cruise through Glacier Valley and visit Ushaia, the world's southernmost town. This mountain-backed Argentinian town opens up endless natural treasures, including the Beagle Channel and stunning Tierra del Fuego National Park. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 : Cruising Cape Horn.

Today, we sail around the steep cliffs of Cape Horn, South America's southernmost point and where the Pacific and Atlantic converge. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13 : Cruising Sarmiento Canal.

Today, sail the Canal Sarmiento through Tierra del Fuego, passing snowy peaks and glaciers. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 : Cruising The Chilean Fjords.

Soak up views of untouched islands and mammoth glaciers as you cruise the epic Chilean fjords. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 : Puerto Montt, Chile.

Puerto Montt is your gateway to Chile's Lake District, where snow-tipped volcanoes, forests and waterfalls stand side-by-side. Join an optional excursion, tour the area's Bavarian-style villages or enjoy Montt's waterfront cafes. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16 : At sea.

Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 17 : Valparaiso - Santiago.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to your hotel in Santiago for a one night stay. This afternoon, enjoy a guided city tour. Includes Breakfast

DAY 18 : Santiago - UK.

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

DAY 19 : Home Landing in the UK.

Note: The exact itinerary may vary due to weather conditions and permissions to access individual National Parks.

Hotels on Tour

  • Santiago de ChileHotel Plaza San Francisco or similar
  • Buenos AiresNH Crillon Hotel or similar

What's Included

  • Flights UK - Buenos Aires; Santiago - UK
  • Accommodation standard room in hotels and interior stateroom on cruise
  • 41 Meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • City Tours in Buenos Aires & Santiago
  • Transfers
  • All local, port and airport taxes
  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)

Holiday Highlights

  • Buenos Aires Included city tour
  • Montevideo
  • Port Stanley
  • Cape Horn and Beagle Channel
  • Punta Arenas
  • Ushuaia
  • Chilean Fjords
  • Puerto Montt
  • Santiago Included city tour

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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