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  • Duration: 11 days
  • Departs: Australia: 29 Sep; 13, 20 Oct; 17, 24 Nov 2017 23 Feb; 9 Mar; 13 Apr; 18 May; 8 Jun; 13 Jul; 24 Aug; 28 Sep; 12, 19 Oct; 16, 10 Nov 2018
  • From Price: $3,999

Enjoy the best that Argentina and Brazil have to offer on this locally escorted tour. Start in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina; it is also one of the 10 most important metropolises in the world and the centre of the political, economic and intellectual life of the country. Feel the flair, above all in the Italian old quarter La Boca and in the wide streets with cafes Head onto the magnificent Iguassu Falls, viewing from both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides. From here, travel to the colourful and vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro and enjoy a full day tour including Sugar Loaf and Corcovado.

Embark on a once in a lifetime voyage to Antarctica on a 5 star luxury cruise ship. Spend 3 days pre and post cruise in vibrant Buenos Aires, rich in charm and culture. Visit the penal colony of Ushuaia before rounding Cape Horn, the southern most tip of the Americas. Cruise Paradise Bay, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait and the amazing Schollart Channel showcasing all that Antarctica can offer - calving icebergs, whales, seals, penguins, birdlife, towering mountains and majestic glaciers. Return via the Falkland Islands for another unique wildlife opportunity.

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  • Duration: 18 days
  • Departs: 18 Aug; 15 Sep; 6, 20 Oct; 24 Nov 2017 19 Jan; 16 Feb; 2, 30 Mar; 6 Apr; 11, 18 May; 8 Jun; 13 Jul; 17 Aug; 07, 21 Sep; 12 Oct; 23 Nov 2018
  • From Price: $7,725

Enjoy the best of what South America has to offer. Start in Peru, a country of antique cultures, where the traditional way of life of the Indians has still got validity. Visit Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Continue to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and cross into Bolivia. Head onto the magnificent Iguassu Falls, viewing from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. From here, travel to Argentina, and arrive in Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Finish your South American tour in the colourful and vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Fly over Cape Horn and the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica quickly and in comfort. Visit the white continent for a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Enjoy a brief stopover in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires before setting off on your Antarctic Expedition Cruise. “The Ushuaia” accommodates a maximum of 84 passengers in 41 comfortable twin cabins and suites. The ice-strengthened polar vessel is equipped with inflatable landing craft ensuring superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible coastline. Onboard is a specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers, all extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated to the protection of the environment. The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history will provide you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. You will have plenty of time to explore its’ amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, and an incredible wide variety of wildlife. Apart from penguins and seabirds you are very likely to see Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals as well as Minke, killer (orca) and humpback whales at close range. Enjoy your Antarctic Expedition on board The Ushuaia, originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration).

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  • Duration: 15 days
  • Departs: Australia: 6 Sep; 18 Oct; 1, 15 Nov 2017 24 Jan; 21 Feb; 7 Mar; 4 Apr; 02, 30 May; 27 Jun; 11 Jul; 8 Aug; 5 Sep; 17, 30 Oct; 14 Nov 2018
  • From Price: $5,975

See the highlights of Peru & Ecuador. Peru is a country of antique cultures, and one of the most spectacular countries on earth – of the 103 possible ecological zones on earth, 83 are represented only in Peru. Visit Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Continue onto Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world then finish off with stopovers in the exciting cities on Lima and Quito.

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Departs: Australia: 24 Sep; 29 Oct; 26 Nov 2017; 21 Jan; 4 Mar; 23 Sep; 28 Oct; 25 Nov 2018
  • From Price: $5,675

Squeezed between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Chile unites the driest desert of the world, abundant forests as well as fantastic glaciers and fjords. Start your tour in the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Santiago where the European influence is evident in the people with their culture and history. Visit San Pedro de Atacama, located in the driest desert on earth, experiencing the Atacama Salt Lakes as well as the Valley of the Moon. Enjoy the Patagonia where the UNESCO World Heritage site, the famous Torres del Paine National Park will be explored before ending in Santiago.

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Departs: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19, 26; Dec 3, 10C, 17, 23, 30 2016 & Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr 1O, 8, 15, 22
  • From Price: $2,995

As the first European to see the legendary Mar del Sur, Vasco Balboa walked into the “southern sea” claiming it for Spain. Hoping to find gold and pearls, it had taken Balboa and his small company of men three weeks to cross the Isthmus of Panamá. It’s your turn to explore these wondrous lands, though your journey will be anything but arduous as you set sail between two seas—gathering unforgettable memories.

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Departs: Apr 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8O, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16
  • From Price: $4,395

Purportedly meaning an “abundance of fish, trees, and butterflies,” Panamá has a history as colorful as the many hummingbirds who call this country home. Its abundance enticed conquistadores and pirates, Native cultures and colonizers, and gold prospectors and canal builders like George Washington Goethels who oversaw the completion of the Panamá Canal in 1914. Like those before you, set sail on a conquest to take in the rich culture and natural wonders of Panamá.

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  • Duration: 13 days
  • Departs: Australia: 8 Sep; 20 Oct; 3, 17 Nov 2017 19,26 Jan; 23 Feb; 9 Mar; 6,13 Apr; 4 May; 1, 29 Jun; 13 Jul; 10 Aug; 7, 21 Sep; 19 Oct; 2, 16 Nov 2018
  • From Price: $4,299

Ecuador is a geographically small country which is uniquely endowed with a dramatic topography and a variety of climatic zones, vegetation, birds and wildlife. The country’s fascinating diversity is echoed by its people whose cultural origins and traditions continue to be formed by their immediate geographical environment. Spend time soaking in the charm of fascinating Quito and visit the famed Indian market at Otavalo. Board one of the continent’s famous train rides – the descent of the Devil’s Nose switchback before visiting the Inca Ruins at Ingapirca. Enjoy the colonial charm of Cuenca before finishing in Guayaquil, a popular gateway to the Galapagos Islands, a unique living museum and showcase of evolution.

This fabulous journey traces the footsteps of the great Incan Empire. Starting in Lima proceed to Yucay, located in the Sacred Valley to explore the breathtaking Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Continue onto the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, situated in the middle of the Andes Mountains before taking in the impressive blues hues of Lake Titicaca. Head onto the magnificent Iguassu Falls, viewing from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides before finishing up in Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

See the best of Chile, Bolivia and Peru on this unique 18 days tour. Start the tour in the Chilean city of Santiago with a city tour and continue to the desserts of Atacama to enjoy a walking city tour and a visit to the Moon Valley. Continue to the breath-taking Bolivia and visit the National park Eduardo Avaroa, enjoy an excursion to the highest salt flat lake, Uyuni and visit the Moon Valley. Conclude with the magnificent Peru and enjoy a full day catamaran cruise from Coctoni to Sun Island and Kasani, enjoy an excursion to Pisac market and on route visit Cochahuasi, visit Machu Picchu on a full day tour and end with a city tour that includes a visit of the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and San Francisco and Larco Herrera Museum.

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  • Duration: 16 days
  • Departs: Australia: 15 Sep; 6, 20 Oct; 24 Nov 2017 16 Feb; 2, 30 Mar; 6 Apr; 11, 18 May; 8 Jun; 13 Jul; 17 Aug; 7, 21 Sep; 12 Oct; 23 Nov 2018
  • From Price: $6,725

Highlighting the natural and cultural highlights of Peru this tour starts in Lima, a charming city with a growing gastronomic reputation. A visit to the stunning Ballestas Islands is followed by the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. Explore amazing ruins and the fabled Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu before travelling south to Lake Titicaca and the Uros floating islands. Explore the Amazon Rainforest and its flourishing ecosystem will provide the perfect insight into this alluring destination.

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  • Duration: 16 days
  • Departs: Departs Australia: 19 Sep; 17 Oct; 14 Nov; 5 Dec 2017 13 Feb; 6 Mar; 17 Apr; 8 May; 12 Jun; 17 Jul; 21 Aug; 18 Sep; 16 Oct; 13 Nov; 4 Dec 2018
  • From Price: $5,399

From towering mountain ranges to the deep blue sea, Colombia is a tropical country of incredible diversity and charm. With its ever-changing geography, a history loaded with mystery and adventure, its people and cultures, Colombia has fascinated the world for centuries. Discover Colombia’s gifts of beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, cultural wonders, and inviting culture on this fascinating adventure.

My favorite time of year. That’s how many feel about April and May. Alaska awakens from its winter slumber and there is a lot more to see and do (bears, spring flowers, northern lights, and easier access). The early bird catches the worm, so they say.