AMAZING ANTARCTICA & ARGENTINA

24 Days – Antarctica & Argentina

Highlights

Set foot on Antarctica – the world’s least visited continent

Discover the Antarctic and its monstrous glaciers, immense icebergs and fields of ice that seem to stretch on forever

Learn about the wonders of the Antarctic region from expert guides and historians onboard the MS Expedition, an intimate small ship withmaximum capacity of 134 passengers

Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier in the famous Patagonia region

Explore the amazing Lakes District of Argentina and the stunning scenery of Bariloche

Get up close with the unique wildlife of the Antarctic region, including penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds

Opt to take the polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of the Antarctic - an experience few ever forget!*

Inclusions

AIRFARES INCLUDED

FULLY ESCORTED HOLIDAYS

VISAS, TRANSFERS & TIPPING INCLUDED

SMALL GROUPS

INCLUSIVE SIGHTSEEING

2020 Dates & Prices

DATES

TWIN

SOLO

1 – 24 Nov 2020

$21,995*

$30,995*

*Solo traveller twin share cruise – $22,995*

For additional information on this trip, including tour suitability and activity levels, please refer to the detailed trip notes below. *Prices are per person.

Solo traveller – Single room is provided with all land arrangements and solo use cabin on board the cruise.

Solo traveller twin share cruise – Single room is provided with all land arrangements with the exception of Ushuaia and twin share cabin on board the cruise. You will be matched with someone of the same gender for the shared accommodation in Ushuaia and cabin on the cruise.

All cruise pricing is based on Cat. 3 outside cabin with a picture window. Other cabin types may be available. Please contact us for pricing. *Dates are subject to change upon cruise departure confirmation.

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DAY 1

AUSTRALIA – BUENOS AIRES

Our Escorted Escape begins today as we fly from Australia to Buenos Aires. On arrival we’ll be transferred to our hotel. This evening is at your leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Boca

DAY 2

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Our day begins with a city tour of local neighbourhoods. Visit the city’s second oldest church and the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery. In the evening, discover the beauty and passion of Argentine culture at a traditional tango show and dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Boca

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 3

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Venture beyond the city on a tour to the Paraná Delta, the world’s third largest river delta. Enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of city life on a relaxing boat ride, viewing landmarks that line the waterways, including Sarmiento’s historic home and museum.

Accommodation: Hotel Boca

Breakfast

DAY 4

BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

Today we fly from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, a city spectacularly situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. On arrival, we transfer to our hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa

Breakfast

DAY 5

BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

Enjoy a morning tour along the southern shore of the lake to Mount Campanario, where we take a chairlift ride to the summit to enjoy the incredible views of this wonderful region. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening at leisure in this picturesque town.

Accommodation: Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa

Breakfast

DAY 6

BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

Today we travel along the Route of the Seven Lakes to beautiful Lake Lakar and the mountain village of San Martin de los Andes. En-route back to Bariloche, we visit the Traful and Limay rivers, as well as the stunning Enchanted Valley. Later, we will regroup for dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa

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Dinner

DAY 7

EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA

We continue south into the Patagonia region of Argentina as we fly from Bariloche to El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. Spend the rest of today exploring El Calafate at your leisure.

Accommodation: Kosten Aike Hotel

Breakfast

DAY 8

EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA

Experience the Patagonia region up close today as we visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. Walk the trails to the stunning viewpoints and take a boat ride across the glacial lagoon to fully appreciate the beauty of the area.

Accommodation: Kosten Aike

Breakfast

DAY 9

USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

Today we fly to Ushuaia, the gateway to the Antarctic region, in preparation for our expedition. Experience the charm of the world’s southernmost city before enjoying a group dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Albatross Hotel

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 10

BEAGLE CHANNEL

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do some last minute shopping or explore the town and surrounding countryside. Embarkation for our Antarctic expedition begins this afternoon in the port in Ushuaia. This evening we’ll be sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 11

DRAKE PASSAGE

The adventure continues with an 800km crossing of the Drake Passage, named in honour of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. Along the way there will be ample time to get acquainted with the ship and its facilities.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 12

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA

Enjoy daily lectures from the expert historians, marine biologists and naturalists that make up your expedition team. Learn about the extraordinary human and natural history of this awe- inspiring region.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 13

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS/ ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

This is what you’ve been waiting for – a chance to step foot on the Great White Continent! Hop into one of the Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 14

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, ANTARCTICA

Over the next few days, we explore the world’s southernmost ecosystem. The crew will aim to get you ashore twice a day to enhance your experience and provide as many opportunities as possible to see the unique wildlife.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 15

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, ANTARCTICA

During our voyage you’ll have the opportunity to learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions in Antarctic history. There will be two more excursions today, depending on the weather and ice conditions.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 16

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, ANTARCTICA

Continue exploring today with another two shore landings (weather permitting). You might encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, Crabeater and Leopard seals, and Killer, Humpback and Minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 17

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, ANTARCTICA

Feeling adventurous? You have the opportunity to take the polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of the Antarctic! It’s an experience few ever forget, so why not convince your fellow travellers to join in too? Depending on weather conditions, the polar plunge will be available between days 14 and 18.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 18

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, ANTARCTICA

Continue through the Antarctic peninsula today, making the most of our last days in the Antarctic region.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 19

DRAKE PASSAGE

Today begin the journey north towards the port of Ushuaia. Take the time to reflect on the highlights of your Antarctic experience with your group and onboard lecturers.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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Lunch

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DAY 20

DRAKE PASSAGE

As we leave Antarctica and head north, the best way to experience the Drake Passage is to be on deck, looking out for albatross and whales. In between bird and whale watching, enjoy some final lectures from the expedition staff.

Accommodation: MS Expedition

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DAY 21

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This morning we’ll disembark the MS Expedition and transfer to the airport for our flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival we’ll be transferred to our hotel, where you will spend the evening at your leisure.

Accommodation: Pestana Hotel

Breakfast

DAY 22

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – AUSTRALIA

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the city of Buenos Aires and do some last minute shopping, before a late check out of the hotel. In the evening, we’ll be transferred to the airport for our flight back to Australia

Breakfast

DAY 23

IN TRANSIT

Today will be spent travelling.

DAY 24

AUSTRALIA

Our Escorted Escape ends. On arrival, farewell your new friends and tour host as you head home.

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