Rio Carnival & River Plate
FOT-246326/173200 S America
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Itinerary
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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 5
Madeira, Madeira, Portugal

Situated just north of the Canary Islands is the Portuguese island of Madeira – a sub-tropical island known for its lush green and mountainous landscapes. This unique island is a nature-lover’s paradise, with volcanic caves, lava tubes, botanical gardens, and one of the world’s highest ocean cliffs all to be explored and admired. The island is also perfect for anyone looking to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife including a range of birds and a plethora of marine life in the surrounding waters.

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Day 6
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and is home to a number of fabulous golden beaches and fascinating natural landmarks. Due to its location, just off of the western coast of Africa, the year-round temperature rarely drops below the high teens, creating perfect conditions for a spot of sun-kissed relaxation. One of the most instantly recognisable landmarks of the island is El Teide, which is the third highest volcano in the world when measured from its base on the ocean floor. A cable car ride to the top of this UNESCO World Heritage Site will give you a deeper understanding of the volcano, while also offering fabulous views over the island.

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Day 9
Santiago Island (CVE), Cape Verde Islands

Santiago is the largest island of Cape Verde and is home to more than half of the archipelago’s population. Visitors can relax on fine golden beaches while also admiring mountainous backdrops that are fertile and full of life. A journey to the valley of Assomada provides an opportunity to see an impressive 500-year-old tree, while the flat-topped mountains of former volcanoes are also well worth visiting.

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Day 13
Fortaleza, Brazil

Situated on the northeast coast, in the state of Ceara, is the city of Fortaleza – one of the largest and most vibrant cities in Brazil. While many cities in Brazil offer a relaxed culture and an array of beautiful beaches, Fortaleza has gone to great lengths to also blend in a wealth of historical colonial architecture – much of which has been restored in recent years. Examples of this include the fully operational Theatre of Jose de Alencar, the cathedral and an array of museums. Round off the day by admiring the stunning sunset from Ponte Metalica or Praia Iracema.

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Day 15
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
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Day 18
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although Rio de Janeiro may not hold the status as the Brazilian capital, it is both naturally and culturally significant. Surrounded by the forests of the Tijuca, this tranquil paradise is home to some of the finest beaches in the world including the Copacabana and the Ipanema – both of which offer a relaxing tropical atmosphere. Everywhere you go in Rio de Janeiro, you will be able to see the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer – one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. This almighty statue was completed in 1931 and a journey to the top of the Corcovado Mountain will enable you to see this landmark up close, while also providing a spectacular view over the city.

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Day 19
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although Rio de Janeiro may not hold the status as the Brazilian capital, it is both naturally and culturally significant. Surrounded by the forests of the Tijuca, this tranquil paradise is home to some of the finest beaches in the world including the Copacabana and the Ipanema – both of which offer a relaxing tropical atmosphere. Everywhere you go in Rio de Janeiro, you will be able to see the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer – one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. This almighty statue was completed in 1931 and a journey to the top of the Corcovado Mountain will enable you to see this landmark up close, while also providing a spectacular view over the city.

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Day 20
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although Rio de Janeiro may not hold the status as the Brazilian capital, it is both naturally and culturally significant. Surrounded by the forests of the Tijuca, this tranquil paradise is home to some of the finest beaches in the world including the Copacabana and the Ipanema – both of which offer a relaxing tropical atmosphere. Everywhere you go in Rio de Janeiro, you will be able to see the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer – one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. This almighty statue was completed in 1931 and a journey to the top of the Corcovado Mountain will enable you to see this landmark up close, while also providing a spectacular view over the city.

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Day 21
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although Rio de Janeiro may not hold the status as the Brazilian capital, it is both naturally and culturally significant. Surrounded by the forests of the Tijuca, this tranquil paradise is home to some of the finest beaches in the world including the Copacabana and the Ipanema – both of which offer a relaxing tropical atmosphere. Everywhere you go in Rio de Janeiro, you will be able to see the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer – one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. This almighty statue was completed in 1931 and a journey to the top of the Corcovado Mountain will enable you to see this landmark up close, while also providing a spectacular view over the city.

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Day 24
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and is situated on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata. The city itself is rather compact, which means most of the sights are easily accessible and it is possible to visit a few of them during your time here. Museums, cathedrals, monuments and parks collectively paint a picture of the culture of Montevideo, while the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) provides an historical insight – with many ornate palaces and religious buildings.

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Day 25
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The vibrant, Argentinian city of Buenos Aires lays just a stone’s throw from the mighty Amazon River and is the perfect place to stop on a cruise south to experience the untouched, diverse wildlife of Antarctica. The city itself is built along the coast of the Rio de la Plata, the world’s widest river, and so boasts a vast population of loggerhead sea turtle, green sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, the rare La Plata dolphin, and many species of fish.

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Day 26
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The vibrant, Argentinian city of Buenos Aires lays just a stone’s throw from the mighty Amazon River and is the perfect place to stop on a cruise south to experience the untouched, diverse wildlife of Antarctica. The city itself is built along the coast of the Rio de la Plata, the world’s widest river, and so boasts a vast population of loggerhead sea turtle, green sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, the rare La Plata dolphin, and many species of fish.

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Day 27
Punta del Este, Uruguay

The beach town of Punta del Este is a popular resort in Uruguay, filled with extensive beaches and visited by a plethora of yachts. Its beaches are renowned among surfers; while its glittering night scene and casinos make it a cosmopolitan destination for Uruguay’s rich and famous.

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Day 30
Santos, Brazil
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Day 33
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

The city of Salvador is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and is widely renowned for its charming architecture and vibrant music scene. It is such a bustling hub of culture that is even considered by some to be the birthplace of Brazilian culture as we know it today. The colourful architecture dates back to the 16th century and forms the UNESCO World Heritage site that is the city’s Old Town.

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Day 39
Cape Verde Islands, Cape Verde Islands

Situated off the western coast of Africa, the archipelagic nation of Cape Verde is made up of ten volcanic islands. Uninhabited until the 15th century, the islands were settled by Portuguese explorers and this influence remains prominent throughout the country today. Pristine beaches offer the perfect place to soak up the African sun.

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Day 42
Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Lanzarote is the northernmost and easternmost of the Canary Islands and is home to a number of unique volcanic landmarks that paint an image of the island’s origins. The Timanfaya National Park is made up of a volcanic landscape that has not changed since the last eruption on the island, in the early 18th century. This fascinating area covers a quarter of the island’s surface and offers an insight into the natural history of Lanzarote. Alternatively, make the most of the glorious weather by relaxing on one of the many superb golden beaches.

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Day 44
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon shares a similar status to the Italian city of Rome and the Turkish city of Istanbul. This vibrant and cultural city has much to offer to the discerning visitor, with many beautiful gardens, stunning architectural wonders, and cultural relics such as the traditional trams which have operated in Lisbon since the 1930’s. Head to Cine Theatro Gymnasium if you get the chance, as this is where you will be able to experience a daily performance of Fado – a distinctive Portuguese style of music that has gained UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Day 47
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.