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.
16 Feb 2018: Australia to Buenos Aires. Fly from Australia to Buenos Aires via Santiago. Transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel 725 Continental, Buenos Aires (2 nights).
17 Feb 2018: Buenos Aires. Morning half day city tour of Buenos Aires. Visit Plaza De Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Retiro and Palermo Chico. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
18 Feb 2018: Buenos Aires. Morning at leisure. Met and transferred to the cruise terminal. Commence 14 nights Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires Antarctica Cruise. depart 5pm (B,D)
19 – 21 Feb 2018: Cruising. (B,L,D)
22 Feb 2018: Ushuaia, Argentina. Surrounded on three sides by towering peaks, this former penal colony offers much to discover. arrive 9am depart 9pm (B,L,D)
23 Feb 2018: Cape Horn, Chile. Horn Island is the southernmost point of the Americas and the confluence of the Pacific and Atlantic. arrive 6am depart 8am (B,L,D)
24 Feb 2018: Schollart Channel, Antarctica arrive 11am depart 1pm
Paradise Bay, Antarctica arrive 2pm depart 4pm
Gerlache Strait arrive 5pm depart 7pm
Leave with amazing memories, and pictures, as you cruise through Schollart Channel. Gerlache Strait provides visitors with calving icebergs, whales, seals, and plenty of penguins. Towering mountains, majestic glaciers, Gentoo penguins, blue-eyed cormorants – are a few of the spectacular sights in Paradise Bay. (B,L,D)
25 Feb 2018: Elephant Island, Antarctica. From penguins to elephant seals, the ice covered mountainous Elephant Island is a sight to behold. arrive 2pm depart 6pm (B,L,D)
26 Feb 2018: Cruising. (B,L,D)
27 Feb 2018: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. Trout, whales, black-browed albatrosses, elephant seals, sea lions, and no fewer than five species of penguin consider the Falklands their bequeathed domain. arrive 8am depart 5pm (B,L,D)
28 Feb 2018: Cruising. (B,L,D)
1 Mar 2018: Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Puerto Madryn is the gateway to Patagonia and one of the planets most unique ecosystems. arrive 7am depart 4.30pm (B,L,D)
2 Mar 2018: Cruising. (B,L,D)
3 Mar 2018: Montevideo, Uruguay. This walking city is a haven of open-air cafés and European-inspired squares. The Museo de Gaucho provides a fascinating look into cowboy life, South American style. arrive 8.30am depart 5pm (B,L,D)
4 Mar 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Disembark the cruise and enjoy a private Aristocratic tour of Buenos Aires including Plaza San Martin, Recoleta Cemetery, Basilica de Nuestra, Senora del Pilar, Museum of Decorative Art, Palermo Rose Garden and the North Riverside Area. Transfer to the hotel for remainder of day at leisure. arrive 5am (B)
Accommodation: Hotel 725 Continental, Buenos Aires (1 night).
5 Mar 2018: Buenos Aires to Australia. Transfer to the airport. Fly from Buenos Aires via Santiago to Australia. (B)
6 Mar 2018: Arrive Australia.
Prices per person twin share ex Australia
|ex Sydney||$9299*||$11729*||on application|
|ex Melbourne & Brisbane||$9399*||$11829*||on application|
|Add-on a 3 day / 2 night Iguassu Falls package from $1399|
|Add-on a 6 day / 5 night Peru & Machu Picchu package from $3299|