Flavours of South America - 2017
DestinationSouth and Central America/Mexico/Antarctica
Duration 22 days
Was: $21995pp
Save $1900* per couple
Exchange price $21045* pp
includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking

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Luxury Expedition Cruise to Antarctica. Tour Exchange Available

Features

Explore the vibrant flavours and culture of fabulous South America for 22 days including a 10 night expedition cruise on luxurious Le Boreal to untouched Antarctica.

Trip Highlights

  •     Get up close to penguins and seals
  •     Zodiac excursions up to the glaciers
  •     Perhaps visit a research station
  •     Take a Jet Boat ride to Iguassu Falls
  •     Enjoy dinner and a tango show in Buenos Aires


Included Experiences

  •     10 night Antarctica cruise aboard an exclusive charter for APT guests only
  •     Stay in luxurious hotels
  •     All flights within South America
  •     Choose from a range of luxury suites and staterooms, all with ocean views
  •     APT Tour Director and Expedition Team including naturalist guides
  •     Shore landings and Zodiac excursions
  •     Captain’s Welcome and Farewell dinners
  •     All day complimentary beverages
  •     Wildlife talks with naturalist guides
  •     Jacket and beanie to keep you warm
  •     Antarctic expedition boot rental
  •     All port charges and tipping


Trip Notes

  •     Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  •     All flights within South America are included
  •     Weather and water conditions may cause changes to Antarctica cruise itinerary
  •     Travel insurance is compulsory
  •     Solo travellers, please enquire for pricing
  •     Prices are for land, cruise and internal flights as specified only

 

Highlights

 Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
On arrival in one of the world’s most spectacular cities, Rio de Janeiro, transfer to your hotel.
Stay: Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

Day 2. Rio de Janeiro
Travel to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and stand on the platform at its peak for stunning views across the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain before heading to a local restaurant for a delicious Brazilian BBQ.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 3. Rio de Janeiro, Freedom of Choice
This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. You may wish to embark on a tour through the local favelas. Alternatively, experience the stunning beauty of the Botanical Gardens and the Tijuca National Park; or perhaps join a tour of the city’s fascinating historical sights, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 4. Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (Brazil)
Board your flight to Iguassu Falls, an impressive series of waterfalls which straddle the borders of Argentina and Brazil. This afternoon walk to a viewing platform for a panoramic view of the falls. Get up close to the thundering cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari. Tonight dine at Ipê Grill at your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights: Iguassu Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 5. Iguassu Falls
Today we venture into the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one directly over the 82 metre-deep Devil’s Throat.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 6. Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Visit the Parque das Aves Bird Park and walk through the aviaries to see the iconic toucan. This afternoon fly to the colourful and vibrant city of Buenos Aires.
Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 7. Buenos Aires
Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city’s oldest barrio (district). Later, head to Esquina Carlos Gardel for dinner and a tango show.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 8. Buenos Aires, Freedom of Choice
This morning, embark on your chosen activity. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore this magnificent city at your own pace.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 9. Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise
Transfer to the airport and board your included flight to Ushuaia. On arrival you’ll be transferred to Le Boréal. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner before cruising the Beagle Channel.
Stay: 10 Nights: Le Boréal

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 10. Drake Passage
Over the course of the next two days, you’ll cross the Drake Passage to Antarctica.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 11. Drake Passage
Enjoy your second day cruising through the Drake Passage towards Antarctica.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 12. Antarctic Peninsula
For the next five days, you’ll enjoy the freedom of exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. Experience some of the world’s most unique wildlife as you embark on thrilling Zodiac rides.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 13. Antarctic Peninsula
Learn more about this amazing part of the world during lectures and on board presentations as you continue on your luxury cruise.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 14. Antarctic Peninsula
Continue to experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing opportunities.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 15. Antarctic Peninsula
Cruising the Antarctica Peninsula.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 16. Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 17. Drake Passage
Bid farewell to Antarctica and return across the Drake Passage.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 18. Drake Passage
The adventure continues as you return across the Drake Passage back towards Ushuaia.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 19. Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires
Bid farewell to Le Boréal as you disembark in Ushuaia and travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 20. Buenos Aires, Santiago (Chile)
Today board your included flight to Santiago, flanked by the towering snow-capped Andes. Enjoy a city tour before settling into you hotel in the historic neighbourhood of Lastarria.
Stay: Two Nights: The Singular Santiago

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 21. Santiago, Freedom of Choice
Today you have a choice of two sightseeing activities. You might like to travel to the picturesque seaside city of Valparaíso for a tour of the World Heritage-listed quarter with its colourful buildings built on the hillside. Alternatively, learn about Chilean wine as you enjoy the beautiful setting of the Santa Rita winery during a tour and tasting.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

Day 22. Depart Santiago
Your journey ends on arrival at Santiago airport.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Flavours of South America - 2017
*Pricing is per person double occupancy/twin share and based on the deposit of a resort week or equivalent points/credits per booking. All savings depicted are based off of Full Brochure Fare. Government Fees, fuel surcharges and Taxes are additional and subject to change unless otherwise specified. Special rates may not be applicable with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and may change at any time and without notice. These offers cannot be used for group bookings. Cancellation, amendment and credit cards fees apply. Rates require a qualified two-bed room resort week deposit or equivalent points/credits. Price includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking