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Rio de Janeiro

Radiant Rhythms of Latin America on Marina

13-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,135 pp incl. flights

OLife Choice offer

Summary

Short description

Sail South America in style with Oceania, from tropical beaches to vibrant, historic cities

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
  • Take in the treasure of Uruguay, from Montevideo to Punta del Este
  • Relax on the beaches of Ilha Grande and Buzios
  • Discover ancient forests and age-old settlements
  • Experience the small-ship luxuries of Oceania's Marina

In Brief

  • 1 Night Buenos Aires
  • 1 Night Montevideo
  • 1 Night Punta del Este Maldonado Department
  • 1 Night Marina
  • 1 Night Itajaí - State of Santa Catarina
  • 1 Night São Francisco do Sul
  • 1 Night São Paulo
  • 1 Night Parati
  • 1 Night Ilha Grande - Rio Bonito
  • 1 Night Buzios

About

Recommended for:
History & culture | Ocean cruise

This luxury cruise is a showcase for the colour and vibrancy of Latin America. It all begins amid the barrios of Buenos Aires, where you’ll explore thronging markets and neighbourhoods host to street art and tango shows. You’ll then begin a memorable voyage to Uruguay and Brazil, where you’ll take in everything from bustling cities to gorgeous beaches and palm-fringed tropical islands, all enjoyed alongside captain-hosted cocktail receptions and unlimited complimentary dining on board your luxury Oceania ship, Marina.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Buenos Aires

Start your holiday in style as you enjoy included airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Discover this elegant city and its beautiful surroundings with a tranquil cruise through the Tigre Delta past islands, mansions and English gardens. Visit the pampas and watch gauchos display their extraordinary horsemanship, or enjoy a fabulous tango show in its birthplace. 

Stay: Buenos Aires accommodation

Meals: B

Day 3
Buenos Aires to Montevideo, Uruguay

Explore some additional sights in the Argentine capital before boarding Marina for an evening departure and overnight sailing to Montevideo. Explore this charming, cosmopolitan city of parks and colonial architecture. Visit a local vineyard and sample its wines. Or travel to the beautiful Portuguese colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento, first settled in 1680.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B D

Day 4
Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Spend the day enjoying this beautiful, chic beach resort, its marinas and interesting shops. See amazing works by Dali, Chagall and Miro at the Ralli Museum. Or, take in a slice of local life as you venture into the surrounding countryside and visit a working cattle station.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 5
At Sea

Spend a relaxing day at sea, enjoying the onboard entertainment, an optional spa treatment some time by the pool.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Itajai, Brazil

Experience the trails in the Atlantic Forest above Camboriu, reached by cable car, and then spend time on the pristine beach below. Or enjoy a drive through the lush farmland to the old German settlements and visit a glass-blowing factory where local sands are turned into exquisite works of art.

Stay: Marina 

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil

One of Brazil’s oldest towns, São Francisco do Sul was founded in the early 16th century and shows off its history in its cobblestone streets and colonial buildings, many of which are listed on the national historic registry. As you sail toward the island, enjoy some of the best views of the town, which showcase pastel homes with arched windows and elegant balconies, while the twin towers of the old church hover above the historic city center. Home to the only museum of boats in Brazil, the Old Town reveals the country’s seafaring history. Nearby are miles of beaches and coves where you can spend the day swimming and soaking in the sun.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil

Journey inland to vibrant São Paulo and see its modern skyscrapers and monuments and visit the beautiful art museum. Or explore charming Santos and its extraordinary botanical garden, including an orchidarium with over 100 flower species and an aviary alive with macaws, toucans and parrots. Take a scenic drive to Guaruja and visit the resort town's fascinating aquarium.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Parati, Brazil

Savor this gem of a historic town with its beautifully preserved Portuguese colonial architecture, charming narrow streets, imposing fort and exquisite churches. Enjoy a leisurely schooner cruise through this group of lush islands past quaint fishing villages and pristine beaches. Stop at a beach to swim, snorkel or just relax.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Enjoy exploring this beautiful island, hiking its trails, kayaking, snorkeling, diving to spectacular sites or simply relaxing on its gorgeous beaches. Savor the dense tropical forest with its diversity of birds, flowers, iguanas, monkeys and myriad wildlife found in this protected reserve.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Buzios, Brazil

Considered the St. Tropez of Brazil, Buzios boasts a cosmopolitan style reminiscent of the French Riviera. Sunbathe at one of the twenty beaches, including Azeda Beach with its calm and crystal-clear waters. Horseback riding, fishing, diving and catamaran cruises are also popular. Take a walking tour of the Emerências Reserve, where you'll find exotic plants, bromeliads and even the last golden lion tamarin monkeys in the region. At the Tauá Reserve, see more than 300 species of butterflies and 60 types of birds.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Days 12-13
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvellous City, as Rio is known in Brazil. You'll disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Or perhaps extend your stay and spend a few fays in this most beguiling of South American cities.  Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvellous food and well worth an extended stay.  Speak to one of our cruise specialists for the many options available. 

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

13-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,135 pp incl. flights

Departure: 3 March 2024

OLife Choice offer
Book by: 31 August 2022

What’s Included
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK (economy class, upgrades available)
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel 
  • Transfers from airport to hotel, hotel to ship and ship to airport
  • 10-day cruise in a Veranda Stateroom
  • Wifi on board the ship
  • All meals at all speciality restaurants
  • Unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to many city centres
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • Concierge Service
  • Gourmet canapés served daily in suites, bars and lounges
  • Cocktail receptions hosted by the Captain and Senior officers

OLife Choice Offer

Select one of the following amenities:

  • 6 Shore Excursions package
  • House Beverage Package
  • $600 Shipboard Credit

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