Carnival in Rio & Buenos Aires Cruise
February 18 - March 3, 2020 (15 Days)
· Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Buenos Aires (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
· All airport / ship transfers
· 12-night deluxe cruise with all meals on board
· Azamara’s exclusive AzAmazing evening
· Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
· Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
· All taxes and tips (not including optional activities)
· Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 20 or more travelers)
*CAT IO - DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
DEPOSIT: $150 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: August 27, 2020
$150 - Through October 15, 2020
25%*- October 16 - November 13
50%*- November 14 - December 12
75%* - December 13, 2019 - January 14, 2020
100%* - After January 14, 2020
*Percentage of total price
TRAVEL PROTECTION IS AVAILABLE STARTING AT $276
The Azamara Pursuit is a truly elegant, small ship with service and amenities to delight. We sail from Buenos Aires, the city of colorful murals and European architecture, and enjoy the best of the South America’s Atlantic coast. At the heart of this cruise is the Carnival (Carnival in Portuguese), a Rio de Janeiro tradition that goes back to the 1700s. We visit during the peak of its festivities—including Fat Tuesday—and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more exhilarating and memorable festival anywhere on earth.
DAY 1 DAY 2 D
We board our overnight flights and the next morning, elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires welcomes us with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures. We board the intimate and elegant Azamara Pursuit.
DAY 3 - 5 B,L,D
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. Two days at sea offer time to relax, spa or poolside. Perhaps take a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour or try your luck at our onboard casino.
DAY 6 - 8 B,L,D
Samba on down to Rio de Janeiro for three days. Partake of the frenetic, feather-festooned Carnival. 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.
DAY 9 B,L,D
Ilhabela, the “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.
DAY 10 - 12 B,L,D
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. Then take two restorative days at sea.
DAY 13 B,L,D
Punta del Este's white sand beaches are popular with families and the glitterati alike. Fashionable cafes and shops line the streets, and a 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.
DAY 14 B,L,D
Welcome back to Buenos Aires, where we disembark. We have a final opportunity to enjoy its wonders. Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis - the "Paris of the South" - by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today, where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world's great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working-class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Our South American adventure comes to an end as we head to the airport for our overnight flights back to the U.S.A.
We arrive in Albuquerque, happy to be home with all our fabulous memories of our cruise and adventures in Rio and Buenos Aires.