South America Sensations
- Departs from Callao (Lima) Peru
- On 1st Dec 2018 for nights
- Onboard Azamara Pursuit
- Prices from AU $12,249*
Pricing per person
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SOUTH AMERICA SENSATIONS Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide to Lima, return from Buenos Aires
- A private transfer from airport to ship in Lima
- 4 nights 4-star accommodation in Lima with breakfast daily
- Urban Adventures Lima Discovery Tour: Get your hands on the blueprint to modern Peruvian life on this Lima tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Hit the market, sip a Pisco Sour, pick up a few words of Spanish, and snack on some churros for the ultimate introduction to life in Lima.
- A private transfer from hotel to port in Lima
- 21 night cruise aboard Azamara Pursuit from Lima to Buenos Aires
- Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event (on most voyages of seven nights or longer)
- Complimentary Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
- Complimentary Shipboard bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
- Complimentary Shipboard Gratuities for waitstaff, bar staff and housekeeping
- Shipboard self service laundry
- Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
- Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
- All port/govt. charges
- All main meals (excluding specialty restaurants)
- Most onboard entertainment
- A private transfer from port to hotel in Buenos Aires
- 1 night 4-star accommodation in Buenos Aires including breakfast
- A private transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
- Air taxes
AIR ADD-ON AVAILABLE
EX PERTH +$350 PER PERSON
21 Night Cruise sailing from Lima to Buenos Aires aboard Azamara Pursuit.
Like her two sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Pursuit is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers.
You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas.
There’s nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara’s friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
Embark on an adventure through the Chilean Fjords, to the "end of the world," and back on this 21-day adventure on the Azamara Pursuit℠. Longer (and later) stays, plus two overnights make this journey the most immersive way to discover the southern coasts of this incredible continent.
Sail from Lima, the "City of Kings," to beautiful Pisco, Peru. Be sure to sample the grape brandy (and national beverage) of the same name before making your way to an overnight stay in Antofagasta, Chile. There will be ample time to explore the scenic salt flats, lagoons, and sprawling desert landscapes that call this port home.
Highlights of this cruise:
Founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima was initially called Ciudad de Los Reyes (City of Kings). While its name may have changed, its epic sights, enchanting culture, and rich history continue to ensure its reputation as a crown jewel of Latin America. And when you visit with Azamara Club Cruises®, you can conquer Lima in your own unique way with our immersive on shore experiences—like exploring the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu with our pre- and post-voyage excursion packages.
Lima is rich with museums that shed light on Peru’s storied past. Begin by visiting the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru to discover over 100,000 artifacts spanning the entire recorded history of the country. Or, make your way to the historic city center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll find the Balconies of Lima. These iconic wooden galleries are synonymous with the city and highlight the Lima’s Moorish and Spanish influences. Elsewhere in Lima’s historic center, you’ll find a treasure trove of monuments and historic buildings, including the stunning Spanish Colonial Basilica Cathedral.
Flashy and full of life, it’s a great place to play.
Famous for its national beverage of the same name, Pisco is a quaint colonial town on Peru’s southern coast. But you’ll find more than iconic cocktails here: Pisco has a high concentration of marine life and birds nearby and is central to mysterious archaeological interests. The region was home to the Paracas culture, one of the most developed pre-Inca civilizations, dating back as early as 700 BC.
Azamara takes you to San Martin, the gateway port to this town of intrigue. Devastated by an earthquake in 2007, Pisco’s resolve is renewed and much of the city has been rebuilt into the vibrant fishing town it is today.
Rich in history, industry, and spectacular scenery, Antofagasta is Chile’s second largest city and a gateway between the vast Atacama Desert and the pristine South Pacific coast. White sands and calm waters hug the length of this booming mining city. Any and all beach-related leisure activities are strongly encouraged in Antofagasta’s consistently pleasant climate.
The Plaza Colon is a prime starting point to get your bearings. Stroll this beautiful 19th-century square where you’ll find the Antofagasta Cathedral and the Torre Reloj—a (much smaller) replica of London’s Big Ben—surrounded by soothing fountains and palm trees. Engage in a little retail therapy at the nearby Mall Plaza Antofagasta, shop for fresh seafood at fisherman’s harbor, or watch local merchants feed sea lions and pelicans.
La Serena (Coquimbo), Chile
On the edge of two distinct and diverse worlds, the seaside city of Coquimbo and nearby La Serena lie sandwiched between Chile’s fertile central valley and the arid Atacama Desert—and they’re everything you could wish for from a day in port. Whether you’re an avid history buff, a voracious foodie, or an active outdoor adventurer, you can do it all (or just a little, you are on vacation) with Azamara Club Cruises®.
In Coquimbo, local lore is all about pirate legends. Swashbuckling seafarers like Henry Drake plundered the coast in search of gold and riches, some of which are still rumored to be buried close by. For treasures you can take home yourself, head to Calle Aldunate to shop for fine ceramics emblazoned with patterns of pre-Columbian Diaguita culture. Fresh seafood is on almost every menu around here. Terminal Requero (the local fish market) is the best place to get your fill of the catch of the day and meet warm and welcoming locals.
Located in central Chile, north west of the capital Santiago, the historic port city of Valparaiso was once the most important merchant port on the Pacific trading routes of South America. Not it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering some of the best in Chilean food, art, and culture waiting to be discovered.
A vibrant city with a bohemian vibe, Valparaiso is rich in theater, music, performance and street art— most streets, staircases, alleyways, and buildings are brightly painted. Valparaiso is also full of exquisite Victorian architecture, boutique stores, and spectacular views of the bay from just about any vantage point. You’ll quickly understand why Valparaiso is known as ‘Little San Francisco.’ Its greatest charm is the close proximity of exciting, engaging attractions at every turn and on every hill.
Puerto Montt, Chile
Puerto Montt is an urban oasis surrounded by the breathtaking volcanoes, glacial lakes, and parks for which the Chilean Lake District is known. As the region’s commercial hub, Puerto Montt offers the perfect blend of shopping, sightseeing, and history that elevates any South American cruise itinerary.
Start with a trip to the Angelmo Harbor Market to enjoy the ocean breeze and peruse stalls selling everything from freshly caught fish to rainbow-hued alpaca wool goods sure to keep you warm during those chilly days at sea. For a taste of local flavor, try cancato—a famous Chilean favorite dish made of fish, chorizo, tomato, and cheese. After your meal, take a boat across the Tenglo Channel to Tenglo Island, where you’ll be treated to fantastic views of Osorno—a snow-capped volcano known as one of the most active in all of the southern Chilean Andes.
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
South of Puerto Montt, surrounded by majestic fjords, Puerto Chacabuco looks more like Norway than Northwest Patagonia. The town’s history as an important fishing village still holds true today. And with a population of just 1,200, Azamara Club Cruises® guests can expect a truly immersive experience on shore.
Plunging waterfalls. Fathomless gorges. Dramatic coastlines. Puerto Chacabuco is your gateway to some of Chile’s most stunning natural wonders. Don’t miss the Río Simpson National Preserve: a protected park that boasts all three; plus, some of the best fly fishing in the world. A visit to Aiken del Sur Private Park promises the same, with an enchanting opportunity to get back to nature at serene Lake Riesco.
Punta Arenas, Chile
Perched on the western side of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas has long been a European trading point and is now the most commercially crucial city in Patagonian Chile. A relaxed, diverse city rich with vibrant pioneering history, this welcoming port is equally popular as a gateway for adventures to Antarctica.
Begin with a stroll through the main Plaza de Armas among its massive conifers, where you’ll see a monument commemorating the 400th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage, the cathedral, the residence of the governor, and the traditional Cabo de Hornos Hotel. The square is surrounded by several other landmarks and beautiful stately mansions, the most famous and opulent of which is the Palacio Sara Braun, the must-see former home of the female gold and sheep tycoon from the late 1800s.
Surrounded on three sides by towering peaks, this former penal colony on the banks of the Beagle Channel is spectacularly sited amidst waterfalls, glaciers, and beech forests. Alive with marine life offshore, Ushuaia has fully embraced its reputation as a hub of outdoor adventure at the tip of Argentina.
This is the southern extreme of Tierra del Fuego, a national park with hiking trails and walking paths through thick forests, inhabited by native birds and beavers, where seals, sea lions, and sea birds can be found in abundance. The channel is named for HMS Beagle, which sailed these waters with a young Charles Darwin aboard. It was during that voyage that he began to formulate his theories of evolution.
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
These remote, windswept islands with a human population of about 3000, support half a million sheep, and as many as a million penguins during the summer nesting season, making it one of the world’s great penguin capitals. Five of the 17 species are represented – Rockhoppers, Magellenic, King, Gentoo, and Macaroni – and observing their antics is a most pleasurable pursuit. Get a glimpse of the lives of the Falklands’ human residents as well, and learn what it means to inhabit this far off corner of the earth.
Montevideo exudes European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and irresistible sidewalk cafes.
The city maintains a low-key atmosphere despite its position as Uruguay’s commercial and political hub, and there are few skyscrapers on the horizon, though there are some surprising contrasts – an Art Nouveau pedestrian mall, Art Deco Centenary Stadium, and an American Embassy designed by I.M. Pei. Most of the nation’s countryside is farm or ranchland, and the life of the cowboy, or gaucho, is part of the local lore.
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Fashionable Punta del Este is one of the most world’s most appealing seaside resorts, its white sand beaches popular with families and the glitterati alike. Fashionable cafes and shops line the streets, and an evening harbor-front stroll will no doubt include a serenade by street musicians and entertainers.
The town projects an artsy vibe, with a contemporary museum and the Brava Beach open air sculpture park, displaying large works in steel, concrete, wood, iron, and marble. The fascinating Casa Pueblo, home of artist Carlos Paez Vilaros, is a dazzling white fantasy on a hillside overlooking the town.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures.
Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks; shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby.
Then top it all off with an Argentine steak, perfectly grilled over a fire of glowing coals, and washed down with an excellent glass of Malbec.
|27/11/18||Fly Australia to Lima, transfer to hotel & check-in|
|28/11/18||Urban Adventure Lima Discovery Tour|
|29/11/18||Lima at leisure|
|30/11/18||Lima at leisure|
|01/12/18||Transfer to port, board Azamara Persuit|
|01/12/18||Callao (Lima) Peru||10:00PM|
|07/12/18||Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile||07:30AM||05:00PM|
|09/12/18||Puerto Montt, Chile||09:00AM||06:00PM|
|10/12/18||Puerto Chacabuco, Chile||01:00PM||07:00PM|
|13/12/18||Punta Arenas, Chile||07:00AM||overnight|
|14/12/18||Punta Arenas, Chile||08:00AM|
|14/12/18||Beagle Channel Chile||08:30AM||Cruising|
|17/12/18||Port Stanley, Falkland Islands||07:30AM||05:00PM|
|21/12/18||Punta del Este, Uruguay||08:00AM||05:00PM|
|22/12/18||Buenos Aires, Argentina||06:00AM|
|22/12/18||Transfer to hotel in Buenos Aires and check-in|
|23/12/18||Transfer to airport, fly Buenos Aires to Australia|