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Azamara

Explore South America's most-admired regions on this 13-night sailing, from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires. Start with a direct flight to Rio, where you will stay overnight.

The following day, fly onwards to Pantanal, where you will settle in once more to your new accommodations and meet with your local naturalist guide ready for the next two days.

Spend two and a half days in Pantanal, the world's largest wetland area and home to rivers, marshlands, jungle, and the elusive Jaguar. This safari experience allows you to immerse yourself fully into this diverse biosystem, with jungle treks, boat rides, guided walks, and nocturnal explorations.

Experience the best of the region with boat trips in search of otters, stingrays, howler monkeys and vultures, and look out for insects, birdlife and native animals during your trekking.

Enjoy an early breakfast the next day before heading back to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Here, you will board your cruise with Azamara Pursuit and spend eight nights immersing yourself in the most exciting destinations and iconic experiences South America has to offer. Set sail for the ports of Ilhabela, Sao Paulo, Montevideo, Punta del Este and Buenos Aires, where you will disembark and head back to the UK.

26 November 2019 Fly to Rio de Janeiro
Fly direct from the UK to Rio de Janeiro. You’ll be met at the Rio de Janerio airport by your Cox & Kings guide, and escorted to your hotel.
27 November 2019 Fly to Pantanal
This morning, you’ll be met at your hotel and escorted to the airport for your flight to Pantanal. Upon arrival, you’ll be assisted to your new accommodations. Once settled, meet with your local naturalist guide, who’ll brief you on the upcoming Pantanal Safari.
28 November 2019 Search of Jaguar tour
Over the next two days embark on a guided walks through the marshlands to see native wildlife and one of the largest concentrations of birdlife anywhere in the world.
29 November 2019 Search of Jaguar tour
You’ll also hit the river in search of giant otters, stingrays and huge schools of fish; watch for howler monkeys and black vultures in the trees; and hop aboard a horse for a ride through the forest. Each night, after dinner, venture into the jungle to spot nocturnal animals, and see if you can spot the elusive jaguar.
30 November 2019 Fly to Rio de Janeiro
After an early breakfast, you’ll be escorted back to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the port to board your Azamara cruise.
1 December 2019 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Samba on down to Rio, easy-going except for the four days of frenetic, feather-festooned Carnaval. No journey to Rio would be complete without a visit to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World—Christ the Redeemer. At the top of Corcovado Mountain, this 125-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ spreads its arms over Rio and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Guanabara Bay.
2 December 2019 Ilhabela, Brazil
This “beautiful island” lives up to its name, and today belies its once lurid reputation as a hideout of smugglers and pirates. State park trails provide access to a luscious jungle, with numerous waterfalls where you can stop for a swim along the way. And when you work up an appetite there is nothing better than shrimp right off the boat, accompanied by Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha.
3 December 2019 Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil
Whatever your heart desires, you’ll have no trouble finding it in São Paulo—Brazil’s largest and most diverse city. From incredible museums to delicious food, cultural landmarks, and relaxing green space, Azamara can help you discover the local flavor of São Paulo.
4 December 2019 Day at sea
5 December 2019 Day at sea
6 December 2019 Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo exudes European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and irresistible sidewalk cafes. Take in the Art Nouveau pedestrian mall, Art Deco Centenary Stadium, and 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.
7 December 2019 Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Punta del Este's white sand beaches are 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 the Brava Beach open air sculpture park, displaying large works in steel, concrete, wood, iron, and marble.
8 December 2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Disembark and transfer to the airport for a direct overnight flight to the UK.

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Highlights

Land journey also available to add onto the following sailings pre-cruise:

  • Azamara Quest: 30 November 2020

Land journey also avaiable to add onto the following sailings post-cruise:

  • Azamara Pursuit: 13 November 2019
  • Azamara Quest: 14 November 2020
WHAT´S INCLUDED
  • Direct flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • Four-night In Search of Jaguar: Pantanal tour which includes:
  • One-night stay at Sofitel Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro or similar
  • Three-nights stay at Rio Mutum Lodge, Barao de Melgaco or similar
  • Local expertise: Embark on a Pantanal Safari with an expert naturalist guide
  • Immersive exploration: Two full days of exploration of Pantanal, in search of the elusive jaguars, including horsebackriding through the forst and nocturnal treks
  • On the water: Boat trips in search of gient otters, stringrays, huge school of fish, howler monkeys and black vultures
  • Trekking on land: Jungle walks to see howler monkeys, black vultures, native animals, insects and birdlife
  • Meals and beverages, as noted in the itinerary
  • Eight-night premium-luxury cruise
  • FREE AzAmazing evening excursion
  • Club Oceanview Stateroom
    £4349
    Club Balcony Stateroom
    £4649
    Club Continent Suite
    £SOLD OUT
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