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Explore iconic sights on this South America and Antarctica cruise vacation! With visits to the stunning Iguazu Falls, pristine Ushuaia, and the awe-inspiring glacial land of Antarctica, experience some of the best natural wonders in this part of the world.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2Buenos AiresTango, Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery and Grave of Evita, Asado Barbecues, San TelmoCasa Sur Bellini, Legado Mitico Buenos Aires
2 - 4Puerto IguazúIguazu Waterfalls on the Argentine Side, UNESCO World Heritage Site Jesuit Ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Site Iguazu National ParkLoi Suites Iguazú, Meliá Iguazú
4 - 5UshuaiaTierra Del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel, Haberton EstanciaHotel Albatros
5 - 23AntarcticaSnow White Landscape, Icebergs & Glaciers, Unique Wildlife, Cruise, Kayaking & Adventure SportsOcean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions, Ocean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions
23 - 23UshuaiaTierra Del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel, Haberton Estancia
23 - 24Buenos AiresTango, Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery and Grave of Evita, Asado Barbecues, San TelmoCasa Sur Bellini, Legado Mitico Buenos Aires

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  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer from Buenos Aires International Airport to Hotel with Guide

Buenos Aires

1 Night

The capital of Argentina is unique in the way of combining Latin American lifestyle along with that of European architecture and culture.

Included Activities

City Tour of Buenos Aires
Explore the pulsating Argentine capital on this tour of the city’s iconic destinations. Set off from your hotel in the company of your guide, enjoying a leisurely tour of Buenos Aires. Walk over to the chic French residential neighborhood of Recoleta, teeming with classy art galleries and cultural centers. If you’re lucky, you could even catch an exhibition or two while visiting the district. Visit the city’s iconic landmarks of the Colon Theater, the National Congress, and the Presidential Palace, before returning to your hotel. (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, and don’t forget your camera).

Hotel Options
Casa Sur Bellini – Opt 1
RoomExecutive
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 4

Transfer from Buenos Aires Hotel to Domestic Airport

Flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú

Transfer to Hotel

Puerto Iguazú

2 Nights

Puerto Iguazú on the Argentinean side and Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side are not just the gateways to the breathtakingly beautiful and awe inspiring waterfalls, but are also the nearest cities to the intersection of the borders of three countries that include Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Included Activities

Visit to the Argentine Side of Iguazu Waterfalls
Gain a deep perspective of the breathtaking waterfalls, recently named one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Three sets of trails and walkways allow you to explore the natural beauty of the falls and the surrounding jungle as you walk through the national park. On the lower circuit take in a view of the falls from below, feeling part of the natural surroundings, and sensing their great magnitude. The upper circuit takes you above the falls where you get a different perspective of the same waterfalls you just saw on the lower circuit. And no visit to Iguazu is complete without viewing the Devil’s Throat Falls, where you stand just feet from the thundering cascades of water tumbling to depths below. (From 09:00 to 15:00. Timing can vary and will be reconfirmed on the ground. Private Activity)

Hotel Options
RoomStudio Junior
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Meliá Iguazú – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Falls View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 5

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Puerto Iguazú to Ushuaia via Buenos Aires

Transfer to Hotel

Ushuaia

1 Night

The southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is an ideal place to begin cruising this majestic, snow-covered landscape.

Included Activities

Southern Seas Explorer: Part I
Feel the excitement build up on day one of your Falklands, St. Georgia and Antarctica expedition with a pleasant ramble around Ushuaia. Tucked in the heart of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, this charming port town boasts of varied attractions – near and far. Feel the wind in your face as you walk down the pier and take in a horizon dotted with ships and boats. Do a culture trip with a visit to the Museo Maritimo which houses four museums in a restored prison complex. Hike to the top of the hill for splendid views of the Beagle Channel or the Martial Glaciers beyond. Unwind with a cool craft beer at any one of its hip cafes or savor authentic Fuegan cuisine like local seafood platter.

Hotel Options
Hotel Albatros – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 5 - 23

Shared transfer to the port

Antarctica

18 Nights

By far the most exotic vacation destination around the world you would ever visit, a  spectacularly white landscape of snow, icebergs, and glaciers, iconic wildlife of whales, seals and penguins, await you on an Antarctica Cruise.

Included Activities

Group Cruise: Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure, savoring an unhurried breakfast and then relaxing at the hotel or exploring the surroundings on your own. You will embark on your ship in the late afternoon, allowing you time to see some of the local sights if you wish. Once onboard your ship, it’s time to meet your fellow passengers and become acquainted with the vessel and the expedition team. You will set sail on the Beagle Channel, towards the southernmost tip of South America. Having settled in, attend your first safety briefing and orientation before sitting down to the welcome dinner.

Group Cruise: The Falkland Islands
The Falkland archipelago consists of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, which you can explore during your daily Zodiac boat shore excursions and landings. Port Stanley, also known as Stanley, is often a favored landing site as the town offers a unique British outpost ambiance complete with eclectic charm. While in town, you will be free to explore, grab a pint at the local pub, or visit the cathedral and museum. The Falkland Archipelago is rich in wildlife, especially birds, and home to Magellanic, Gentoo, and Southern rockhopper penguins. If you’re lucky, you may even spot King penguins! Expect to spot Black-browed albatross, plus two endemic bird species—the flightless Falkland steamer duck and possibly the elusive Cobb’s wren. The team of lecturers and specialists accompanying you will be sure to educate you on the local flora and fauna, helping you make the most of your time in the Falklands.

Group Cruise: Southern Ocean – Falklands to South Georgia
Sailing southeast towards South Georgia, you will officially enter Antarctic waters once you cross the Antarctic Convergence, an invisible biological boundary encircling the southernmost continent. This is the meeting point of oceans, where the colder waters of the Antarctic mix with the relatively warmer waters of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. This amazing phenomenon helps nourish the abundance of krill that brings whales, seals, and birdlife to this part of the world. With the help of expert naturalists on board, you can while away time watching seabirds and marine life that frequent the area.

Group Cruise: South Georgia Island
South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as we travel down South Georgia’s coast. One day you may see rookeries with hundreds of thousands of pairs of king penguins waddling on a beach, and the next, you may visit another beach blanketed with thousands of fur or elephant seals. The grasses, mountains and beaches of South Georgia play an important role in the breeding and survival of diverse species on the island. During your expedition, you can also visit the historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Group Cruise: Scotia Sea to Antarctica Peninsula
Say goodbye to the king penguins! Heading farther south towards the Antarctic Peninsula, you can continue to enjoy informative presentations onboard your cruise as well as spotting wildlife in the distance as the icebergs grow increasingly larger in size and more plentiful.

Group Cruise: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, taking in the immensity and natural beauty of the White Continent. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you speechless and awe-struck! Each day, you will set out by Zodiac boat with passionate experts to explore the local bays, channels, and landing sites. Your expedition team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station, or visiting the colonies of chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo penguins, all of which are found in this region. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater, and leopard seals, as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, fins, or perhaps orcas, while on your Zodiac excursions. The serene silence is sometimes interrupted by the noise of squabbling penguins, and the boom and crack of a calving glacier – this is your perfect opportunity to take in all the sounds and sights that Antarctica has to offer.

Group Cruise: Return Crossing the Drake
After waving goodbye to Antarctica, spend your time aboard the ship at leisure as you make your way north, back to South America. Enhance your understanding of the Antarctic region with Q&A sessions, share photos with your new friends aboard the ship, count the variety and quantity of the wildlife you have seen, and enjoy the final lectures and presentations as you reflect on your own firsthand experiences. This final leg of the journey takes you through the Beagle Channel between Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island.

Group Cruise: Disembarkation
Arriving in Ushuaia, your journey ends at the pier upon disembarking from the ship. You can choose to spend the rest of your morning soaking in the sights and sounds of Ushuaia at your own pace, thus continue your adventure, or catch your flight home. You will be transferred to the airport directly if you plan to catch the first flight homeward, or taken to your hotel in town should you have plans to leave at a later time or date.

Hotel Options
RoomLower Deck Twin
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
RoomSuperior Cabin
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
Day 23 - 23

Shared transfer to Airport

Ushuaia

0 Nights

The southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is an ideal place to begin cruising this majestic, snow-covered landscape.

Day 23 - 24

Transfer to Airport

Flight to Buenos Aires from Ushuaia

Transfer from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport to Hotel

Buenos Aires

1 Night

The capital of Argentina is unique in the way of combining Latin American lifestyle along with that of European architecture and culture.

Included Activities

Authentic Milonga night
Experience real tango as danced by locals by attending an authentic milonga which is a gathering with live music and dance. You will be accompanied by a private guide who will enhance the experience and be able to bring alive what is occurring on the dance floor. Before the dance begins there is an informal group class and chance to polish your skills before perhaps adventuring out on the floor to try your moves! (Night activity 20:30-01:00 approx, accompanied by private guide, transport by taxi included)

Hotel Options
Casa Sur Bellini – Opt 1
RoomExecutive
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

Transfer from Buenos Aires Hotel to International Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 22,390 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 28,090 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees & meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Visa & tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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Adventures of the Southern Ocean: Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

24 days $ 22,390 / person

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