Spectacular South America Cruise

From $2949 (was $3199)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

20 Days

Passport Required

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South America Cruise Details

Good things come to those who explore! Experience an unforgettable tour through Argentina, Uruguay, the Falkand Islands, and Chile on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise around the southern tip of South America.

Tour Includes

2 Countries
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Buenos Aires
  • Montevideo
  • Punta Del Este
  • Puerto Madryn
  • Port Stanley
  • Ushuaia
  • Punta Arenas
  • Puerto Montt
  • San Antonio
  • Santiago
Cruise Accommodations
  • 12 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Star
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 5 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner on land portion
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

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Tour Highlights

  • Spend 3 days immersed in the vibrant culture of historic Buenos Aires
  • Relax on the beach in sophisticated Punta del Este, the St. Tropez of Latin America 
  • Look for whales right from the shore in Puerto Madryn
  • See the famed Virgin Mary statue on San Cristóbal Hill in Santiago, Chile

Free Balcony Upgrade and Free Beverage or Internet Package Set Sail Offers

*Inside Cabins receive choice of Free Beverage Package OR Free Internet. Ocean View and Balcony Cabins receive both Free Beverage Package and Free Internet. Beverage Package require additional service fees. Free Balcony Upgrade available for Ocean View Cabins only. Balcony Upgrade valued at $800 per couple. Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Click here to view additional offer details.

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Spectacular South America Cruise

Tours Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tours Ends: Santiago, Chile

Day 1

Overnight Flight to Buenos Aires

Day 2

Arrive in Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires, the capital and largest city in Argentina. If you purchased airline tickets from YMT, a representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. Your evening will be at leisure in this city renowned for its delicious food, unique fusion of European and Latin art and architecture, and of course, the tango! Experience the culture for yourself on our optional tango show and dinner tonight.

NH9 de Julio or similar

Day 3

Lesiure Day in Buenos Aires

The day is yours to explore the city or attend another exciting optional tour. (B)

NH9 de Julio or similar


Head to the countryside for a full day at the Santa Susana Ranch. Enjoy a delicious Argentine BBQ lunch as you watch an exciting Gaucho (cowboy) show that includes folk song and dance. $189 per person! Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 4

Sightseeing in Buenos Aires and Embark on the Norwegian Star (departs 6:00 PM)

This morning, enjoy a half-day morning sightseeing tour of this cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Drive along the 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest Avenue in the world, and pass by the Colon Theatre, one of the world's best-known opera houses and the cultural pride of the "portenos," (as the people of Buenos Aires are called). Then board the Norwegian Star. (B)

Day 5

Montevideo, Uruguay (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city.

Day 6

Punta Del Este, Uruguay (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Punta del Este is often called the San Tropez of Latin America because it is full of gorgeous beaches, sophisticated resorts, excellent shopping, and a nearly endless array of worldclass restaurants. All that is not to say that it’s in the least bit stuffy—by far the most popular dessert in Punta del Este is the humble ice cream cone. You can buy ice cream nearly anywhere, and you’ll be amazed by just how creamy it is. Uruguay has more cows than people, and its dairy products are some of the best in the world.

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Puerto Madryn, Argentina (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Puerto Madryn is an amazing stop for animal lovers. Southern Right Whales are often visible right from the beach, and guests can visit with wild penguins, or go diving with delightfully friendly sea lions. The Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográfico is a free natural history museum right in town.

Day 9

At Sea

Day 10

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

This quaint city is home to a small population— there are so few residents that the town’s only “jail” can hold just 13 people—but it is rich with birds and marine animals.

Day 11

Cruise Cape Horn, Chile

Enjoy vistas of azure waters and lesser-known fjords as you pass through some of nature’s most exciting creations. Be on the lookout for the world famous lighthouses of Cape Horn!

Day 12

Ushuaia, Argentina (7:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city, and this provincial capital “at the end of the world” is a fascinating port stop. It has incredible views of the Martial Mountains, and offers easy access to the dramatic scenery of Tierra del Fuego National Park and Lapataia Bay.

Day 13

Punta Arenas, Chile (7:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

From the original name "Sandy Point," Punta Arenas had its humble beginnings as sparse penal colony near the Straits of Magellan. Today, this gateway into Antarctica is renowned for its great shopping, gloriously clean air, and European architecture.

Days 14 & 15

At Sea

Day 16

Puerto Montt, Chile (8:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Chilean foodies travel long distances to dine in Puerto Montt—the capital of the Lakes District is full of excellent restaurants. In addition, visitors flock to see the Osorno Volcano, often compared to Mt. Fuji because of its perfect symmetry.

Day 17

At Sea

Day 18

Day 18 • Disembarkation in San Antonio, Chile (Arrives 6:00 AM)

After a morning disembarkation in San Antonio, head over to Santiago for a panoramic tour to see some of the city’s landmarks. Santiago is Chile’s largest city as well as its capital, and this sophisticated modern metropolis is full of outstanding sightseeing opportunities. (B)

Hotel Atton El Bosque or similar

Day 19

Leisure Day in Santiago

Your final full day in South America is at your leisure. Santiago is known for the Virgin Mary statue on San Cristóbal hill, stunning architecture, museums, scenic parks, and a wide variety of world-class restaurants. (B, D)

Hotel Atton El Bosque or similar

Day 20

Depart for Home

It’s time to say goodbye and to travel back home with plenty of memories from your South American odyssey. (B)


This morning, Visit the Concha y Toro family vineyard and experience the wonders of chilean winemaking. Enjoy a wintasting experience like no other. Please add this option at time of booking. $129 per person! Please add this option at time of booking.

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.

YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Cabin

These staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll have easy access to everything fun and exciting on board. Approx. 142 sq. ft.

Oceanview Porthole Window Cabin

Norwegian Star Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a porthole that offers a great view. You'll be right near everything fun and exciting on board. Size: 159 sq. ft.

Balcony Cabin

With room for up to three guests, Norwegian Star staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. Approx. Size: 203 sq. ft.

Norwegian Star Deck Plans

Click here to view Norwegian Star's deck plans on Norwegian's website. Content that you may read on Norwegian's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.

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