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10 Day Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Cruise

10 Days
On request

Sail between two of the most iconic and exciting cities in South America, seductive Buenos Aires and sizzling Rio, stopping at a variety of interesting ports in Uruguay and Brazil en route.

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This 10-day cruise offers a different way to enjoy one of South America’s classic itineraries. Embark in Buenos Aires, visit two popular destinations in neighbouring Uruguay, then head to Sao Paulo, Brazil’s pulsing urban giant, before relaxing on Ilha Grande, known for its gorgeous beaches. Finally, disembark in Rio de Janeiro, perhaps booking extra time to enjoy the glorious beaches and culture of Brazil.

Board the Norwegian Sun in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Though it’s often called ‘the Paris of the South,’ Buenos Aires moves to its own distinctive rhythms that reach well beyond the nation’s best known dance, the Tango. If it’s your first visit, be sure to book an extra few days to enjoy Buenos Aires on its own. Visit Plaza de Mayo and pay your respects to ‘that balcony’ at the Casa Rosada. Immerse yourself in traditional Bohemian Buenos Aires in San Telmo (the ideal place to take in a Tango show), or rub shoulders with fashionable Portenos in the hip bars and restaurants of Palermo.

Set sail for Uruguay, and its capital, Montevideo. Uruguay bears many similarities to Argentina (including contesting its claim to have invented Tango!), yet it remains a very separate and distinctive nation, with its own culture and history. Enjoy a full day sightseeing Montevideo, including a visit to the Establecimiento Juanico winery, and the Plaza Independencia. Then sail on to another popular Uruguay vacation spot, Punta del Este. Travellers from Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay alike descend on this summer playground to bask in the sunshine along the 20-mile shoreline (and have their photo taken with the famous ‘hand’).

Two full days at sea gives you plenty of time to enjoy the facilities of the Norwegian Sun. Colourful and cheeky, this is a ship whose lively décor and entertainment is perfectly suited to a South America tour by sea. Enjoy a wide variety of dining options, lifestyle facilities including a fitness centre, jogging/walking track, and spa, a casino, fun activities and areas just for the kids, plus top notch evening entertainment.

South America’s biggest city, Sao Paulo gets an unfair reputation among many travellers. Sure, it’s huge, densely populated, a bit confusing, and shows off little of what anyone could call ‘urban planning.’ But it’s also in many ways Brazil’s most engaging and happening city (Over 12 million Paulistas can’t be wrong!), with many of its best museums, parks, and galleries. Hop on a tour to make navigation easy. Visit the Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo for your art fix, along with Ibirapuera Park for some fresh air. Indulge your inner shopaholic in the Jardins, then return to the port town of Santos for some beach time before returning to the ship.

Of course, Brazil is better known for its beaches, and you’ll find no shortage of them on Ilha Grande. The island’s colourful past as a leper colony and prison might not exactly suggest glamour. But these days, Ilha Grande is the place to be. Free from cars, the island is now a protected eco-zone, with some of the purest sand and water in Brazil. Be sure to snap a photo of Abraao Cove before you set sail for your final destination, Rio de Janeiro.

The Marvelous City needs no introduction…but we’ll give it one anyway. Spread out beneath two of South America’s most iconic peaks, Sugarloaf and Corcovado, from which Christ the Redeemer gazes out over the forests, beaches, favelas, and city streets, Rio is a city like no other. If you choose to take an extra few days here, consider a favela tour, a trip out to Tijuca Rainforest Park, or a visit to the lively Santa Teresa district…that’s if you’re not busy soaking up the sun and good beach vibes of Copacabana and Ipanema!


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10 Days
On request

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Days 1-2

Arrive Buenos Aires

Upon arrival in Buones Aires you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the next 2 nights at leisure in Buenos Aires.

Duration2 Nights

NH Tango

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    NH Tango

    The NH Tango is a first class hotel conveniently located in the city center, just off the famous "July 9 Avenue", the widest street in the world! The hotel is close to some of the country's most important cultural, financial and commercial centers, as well ...

    The NH Tango is a first class hotel conveniently located in the city center, just off the famous "July 9 Avenue", the widest street in the world! The hotel is close to some of the country's most important cultural, financial and commercial centers, as well as sights like the Obelisk landmark and the magnificent Colon Theater.

    With 108 rooms and all the amenities you need to make you feel welcome, it is hard not to enjoy the inviting atmosphere and contemporary style.

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Day 3

Buenos Aires

Embarkation time: 18:00

See this South American city which boasts vast cultural offerings, fine foods, and quaint cafes. The city that never sleeps lives up to its name with an exciting pulse of energetic people. Visit La Boca, birthplace of Tango. All guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing. For your comfort and convenience we recommend guests arrive at the cruise terminal no earlier than one (1) hour prior to the scheduled embarkation time printed on the cruise documents.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights

Norwegian Sun

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    Norwegian Sun

    Where in the world do you want to cruise? Chances are Norwegian Sun can take you there with cruises to the laid-back Caribbean, the world's greatest short cut the Panama Canal and finally up the Pacific Coast to America's frontier state on an Alaska cruise. ...

    Where in the world do you want to cruise? Chances are Norwegian Sun can take you there with cruises to the laid-back Caribbean, the world's greatest short cut the Panama Canal and finally up the Pacific Coast to America's frontier state on an Alaska cruise. While you're becoming a world traveler, you won't have to worry about what to do or where to go, as there are 14 dining options, 12 bars and lounges, the relaxing Body Waves Spa and the always-exciting Sun Club Casino.

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Day 4

Montevideo, Uruguay

Dock - 08:00, Depart - 18:00

Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city. Tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849. Wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Punta del Este, Uruguay

Start: 08:00 - 18:00

The Saint-Tropez of Latin America is a favorite summer playground of southernmost South America. Sail the calmer waters or lounge on the beach along a 20-mile shoreline. And witness the big waves breaking at la Brava.

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Day 6

At Sea

Enjoy all the amenities on board your vessel as you cruise south.

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Day 7

At Sea

A day free to enjoy the many amenities of your ship.

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Day 8

Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil

Dock - 08:00, Depart - 18:00

Hop on a tour of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, about 50 miles away. The Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Ibirapuera Park, site of a number of architecturally significant buildings, are popular stops, while the Jardins District is a mecca for shopping. Santos offers a relaxed environment. Gonzaga Beach resembles a resort on the French Riviera. Also lovely is Enseada Beach, in Guaruja, just across the estuary from Santos. Coffee lovers will enjoy a visit to Santos' Museu do Café (Coffee Museum), housed in a former palace.

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Day 9

Ilha Grande, Brazil

Dock - 08:00, Depart - 18:00

Brazil's third largest island, famed for its tropical scenery and gorgeous beaches, has an unusual history. It was once a leper colony and later a prison. Today the entire island is a protected area and is home to a tiny beachfront town, Vila do Abraao, where cars are banned. With fine-grain sand and clear turquoise waters, the two-mile-long Lopes Mendes Beach is virtually a postcard. Another picture-album sight is Abraao Cove, considered the most beautiful bay on the island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Disembark at 08:00

Ask one of our specialists about the many touring options in Rio de Janeiro.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Other Information


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  • 2 nights' accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires airport and pier private transfers
  • All ship board accommodation
  • All meals shown in the Itinerary
  • All on board gratuities
  • Ship amenities


  • Certain onboard restaurants
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Shore excursions. Various options available. Please enquire.


Vessel is the Norwegian Sun.


From pricing is per person, based on double occupancy in an inside cabin. Balcony and other cabin categories available on request. Prices are based on current exchange rates and subject to change. Single rates available on request. Subject to availability, limited seats available, seasonal surcharges may apply. Government taxes, fees, port expenses, and fuel supplement (where applicable) are additional. Goway reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the price increase above $65 USD per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Goway will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 USD per passenger per day. Prices are based on availability and subject to change.

24 Mar 2017
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