Monday, November 30 - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (Overnight)
Tuesday, December 1 - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Samba on down to Rio, easy going except for the four days of frenetic, feather-festooned Carnaval. 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.
Wednesday, December 2 - ILHABELA, BRAZIL
This "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. And when you work up an appetite there is nothing better than shrimp right off the boat, accompanied by Brazi's national cocktail, the Caipirinha.
Thursday, December 3 - SAO PAULO (SANTOS), BRAZIL
Whatever your heart desires, you'll have no trouble finding it in Sao Paulo-Brazil's largest and most diverse city. From incredible museums to delicious food, cultural landmarks, and relaxing green space, Azamara can help you discover the local flavor of Sao Paulo.
Friday, December 4 - AT SEA
Saturday, December 5 - AT SEA
Sunday, December 6 - PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY
Punta del Este's white sand beaches are popular with families and the glitterati alike. Fashionable cafes and shops line the streets, and an evening harbor-front stroll will no doubt include a serenade by street musicians and entertainers. The town projects are artsy vibe, with the Brava Beach open-air sculpture park, displaying large works in steel, concrete, wood, iron, and marble.
Monday, December 7 - MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
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.
Tuesday, December 8 - BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (Overnight)
Wednesday, December 9 - BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architectures and colorful mix of cultures. Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks, shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents of passersby.