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ANTARCTICA & SOUTH AMERICA

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 25 DAYs FROM $8999 pp*

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CRUISE THE INCREDIBLE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
DISCOVER ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, URUGUAY & MORE
INCLUDES RETURN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
3189 Antarctica SA MAP V2

From the vibrant cities of South America to the ice floes of Antarctica, this 25-day package is the ultimate way to see an incredibly unique part of the world. Wildlife lovers will be in their element taking in all the flora and fauna to be seen, and those with a taste for adventure will love uncovering the eclectic cultures to be found along the way. 

Begin in Brazil, where you’ll enjoy a city tour and time at leisure in Rio de Janeiro - home to Sugarloaf Mountain and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, fly to Foz do Iguacu to see the spectacular Iguazu Falls. From there continue on to Buenos Aires and see some of its most famous neighbourhoods before beginning your 14-night cruise aboard either the 'Celebrity Eclipse’ or the 'Celebrity Silhouette’, depending on departure date. Head to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town; keep an eye out for humpback whales, penguins and leopard seals as you cruise through Schollart Channel to reach Paradise Bay, Antarctica; enjoy cruising Cape Horn, Gerlache Strait and Elephant Island; see the remote outpost of the Falkland Islands; witness the beautifully isolated Puerto Madryn; and experience a taste of Uruguayan life in modern Montevideo. 

This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes return international flights, eight nights quality hotel accommodation on tour, a 14-night cruise, 50 meals including a live tango show, English-speaking local guides and plenty more.

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Day 1 New Zealand - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Today depart from Auckland for Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Fly with either LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand or United Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Rio De Janeiro, be welcomed and transferred to the hotel. 


Please note:
- Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.
- Some customers may experience a layover of up to 6 hours in Santiago.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
Meals included: In-Flight


 

Day 2 Half Day City Tour & Sugarloaf Mountain

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel for a visit to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Visit the Sambadrome, Praca XV, Cinelandia, Maracana Stadium and the Metropolitan Cathedral (entrances not included). Continue to Sugarloaf Mountain, ascending by cable car to a vantage where you can enjoy amazing views including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in the distance. Afterwards, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro Free Day

Today enjoy a free day to further explore this vibrant city at leisure, or alternatively take part in a an optional day tour to the Angra Dos Reis Islands for a boat tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Angra Dos Reis Islands Boat Tour - $130 per person
Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to a nearby port to begin a journey to the beautiful Angra dos Reis region (approx. 170km). Angra dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality comprised of 365 islands surrounded by steep, forested coastline and amazing golden beaches. Embark on a boat ride (approx. 4 hours) through scenic Lagoa Azul and Praia de Araça, located on the Ilha Grande. Enjoy lunch on the boat while anchored in a picturesque bay (drinks not included). Return to port and transfer back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 4 Rio De Janeiro - Iguazu Falls (Brazillian Side) Tour - Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

After breakfast, at the hotel be transferred to the airport for the flight to Foz do Iguacu (approx. 2 hours), the small town close to the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, enjoy a half-day guided tour of the the Iguazu River Canyon, the Salto Rivadavia, Three Musketeers and the Devil's Throat, among other iconic landmarks on the Brazillian side of the park. This wonderful setting is enhanced by the almost permanent rainbows that are created by the spray from the waterfalls. Enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants (not included) and then transfer onwards to your hotel on the Argentinian side of the park in the town of Puerto Iguazu.

Overnight: Jardin De Iguazu or similar, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 5 Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)

After breakfast, be met by the local guide for an excursion into the Argentinian side of Iguazu National Park to spend the day exploring the falls and the surrounding rivers and jungle. The park consists of various trails that take you through the jungle onto wooden walkways built a few metres above the jungle floor and waterways. These raised platforms protect the natural habitat of the jungle wildlife and will give you some spectacular views. 


Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants in the park (not included) or bring a packed lunch with you from Puerto Iguazu to enjoy in the great outdoors. Return to Puerto Iguazu in the afternoon.

Overnight: Jardin De Iguazu or similar, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 6 Puerto Iguazu - Buenos Aires

After breakfast at the hotel, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires (approx. 2 hours), the vibrant capital city of Argentina. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 7 Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Dinner

Today is your chance to experience the beauty and wonder of Buenos Aires! After breakfast, enjoy a three-hour bus tour of the city and its most famous neighbourhoods. See the beautiful parks and gardens of Recoleta and Palermo, the Colon Theatre, Mayo Square, The Cathedral, Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces (entrances not included). 

The tour continues with a visit to San Telmo, the residence of the aristocracy until the end of the 19th century. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to explore Caminito Street in La Boca. The tour bus will drop you in Central Buenos Aires where you may enjoy an afternoon exploring this vibrant city at leisure, or transfer to the hotel (transfer not included). 

Around 8:00pm this evening, you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to a Tanguería (Tango House) in the San Telmo neighbourhood, the birthplace of tango and one of the oldest barrios (neighbourhoods) of Buenos Aires. Arrive at a Conventillo, a historic tenement restored and now a restaurant/theatre, where La Ventana takes place. Kick off the night with a delicious three-course dinner and enjoy live tango and folk bands, a gaucho demonstration and a moving tribute to Eva Perón. After the show, you will be transferred back to the hotel around midnight.

Overnight: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner


 

Day 8 Buenos Aires Free Day

Today enjoy a free day to explore this vibrant city at leisure, or alternatively take part in a optional day tour to Colonia, Uruguay (not included). 

Optional Activity: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay Day Tour - $200 per person
Today discover the UNESCO-listed Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento on a day trip from Buenos Aires. Leave the cosmopolitan capital behind for the slower pace of life on the other side of the Rio de la Plata. After a ferry ride (approx. 1 hour), meet a local guide for a walking tour of Colonia. Pause for a meal at your choice of restaurant (not included), then spend the afternoon at leisure discovering Colonia on your own at leisure. Return to Buenos Aires by ferry at the end of the day.

Please note: You will be required to present your passport upon arrival into Uruguay and upon return to Argentina.

Overnight: Europlaza or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 9 Buenos Aires – Begin 14 Night Celebrity Argentina & Antarctica Cruise

Enjoy the morning free at leisure before being transferred to Buenos Aires Cruise Port, where you will embark on your Celebrity Argentina & Antarctica cruise. The cruise departs at 5:00pm.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner


 

Day 10 At Sea

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 11 At Sea

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 12 At Sea

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 13 Ushuaia, Argentina – 9:00am to 9:00pm

No city on the planet has a more southerly latitude. As a result, the sun shines 18 hours a day in summer, providing ample opportunity to view the mix of glaciers, forests and sea, all framed by Mount Martial to the west and Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos to the east.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 14 Cape Horn (Cruising)

Tierra del Fuego, Land of Fire, is the most isolated place in the Americas, and Cape Horn is its southernmost point. These craggy cliffs and windswept shores are stark, rugged beauty personified, creating a dramatic setting for the collision between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 15 Schollart Channel - Paradise Bay - Gerlache Strait (Antarctica Cruising)

Journey to the far reaches of the world with a Schollart Channel cruise. Experience the spectacular wildlife that inhabits the great white South Pole and breathe in the exhilarating air. With Anvers Island to the southwest and Brabant Island to the northeast, take in the mesmerizing sights of massive ice flows, humpback whales, waddling penguins, leopard seals and more in their natural, and somewhat extreme, element. You are certain to leave with amazing memories, and pictures, as you cruise through Schollart Channel located near Antarctica. 


 Paradise Bay, Antarctica
This name aptly reflects the stunning beauty you'll find here, just as the clear waters beautifully reflect the spectacular mountains, such as Rojas Peak, Bryde Peak, and the Petzvol Glacier. Within these waters we may see Minke whales feeding and Gentoo penguins curiously observing us from the rocky shores. 


 Gerlache Strait
A number of geographical anomalies around this channel make these waters among the most plankton-rich in the world. You're likely to see a profusion of whales feeding in the rich ecosystem, which is a sight you'll not soon forget.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 16 Elephant Island (Antarctica Cruising)

Located in the Southern Ocean near the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island has claims from not only Argentina and Chile, but also the United Kingdom. Brazil also has two shelters here that contain up to six researchers that work during the summer months. 

Check out the island's wildlife on your Antarctica cruise. The island is covered with elephant seals, hence the name Elephant Island. At Cape Lookout, a bluff on the southern coast where various penguins (chinstrap, gentoo, and macaroni) call home. Other birds of note include sheathbills, cape petrels, and stormy petrels; it's also a great place to spot the elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals. The truly adventurous can explore the moss colonies, which are thought to be thousands of years old. The moss bank is not terribly far from where the Shackleton party was marooned, and is considered one of the oldest living things in the world. Your cruise to Antarctica will truly be an experience of a lifetime.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 17 At Sea

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 18 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands – 8:00am to 5:00pm

Commune with the roughly 2,000 intrepid souls who call this remote former whaling outpost home. As you hike through the rocky, windswept landscape you may observe a few of the island’s flightless residents—including Magellan penguins burrowing underground, and rockhoppers carefully observing you from outcroppings.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 19 At Sea

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 20 Puerto Madryn, Argentina – 7:00am to 4:30pm

This deep water port was founded in 1865 by Welsh immigrants. Extending out into the Atlantic from Puerto Madryn is the Península Valdés, a wildlife sanctuary where vast numbers of sea elephants, whales and penguins far outnumber the few human visitors who make it out this far.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 21 At Sea

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 22 Montevideo, Uruguay – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Montevideo is a thoroughly modern city with a rich artistic tradition, the reach of the rural estancias is all around you. If ever there were a time you were inclined to indulge, delicious steaks are the specialty of the house in virtually every restaurant.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 23 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Arrive 5:00am – New Zealand

Today, arrive back into Buenos Aires. After disembarking the ship, make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand. 

Please note: Some flights may not depart until the evening, and luggage storage facilities will be available at the cruise port or airport (at an additional cost) so you may explore Buenos Aires at leisure before making your own way to the airport.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight


 

Day 24 In Transit

 

Day 25 Arrive in New Zealand

Please note: Some flights may arrive + 1 days later.


SALE ENDS 23 JAN 2021 (UNLESS SOLD OUT PRIOR)

FROM $8999 PP

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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Prices are per person (pp) in NZD, twin share based on lead in season. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Valid for sale until sold out. Airfares not included unless specified. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Credit card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.