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Waterfalls & Glaciers: 24 Day Antarctica Cruise & South America Tour 2023

Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls - Ushuaia - Montevideo - Antarctica

Includes return flights from Australia

14 night Antarctica cruise on the Celebrity Infinity 

22 nights of premium accommodation

A range of meals, excursions, day trips and much more!

From $11,699 Typically $13,459 Include flight pp Twin Share

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This incredible package is a bucket-list hitter!

Antarctica: unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Sail to the southernmost continent in comfort with Celebrity Cruises, on a large, luxurious ship that still has all the amenities and activities you love about cruising. Cruise from Buenos Aires, Argentina, through Cape Horn and on to the northern regions of Antarctica before returning to South America. Then, travel onwards to the iconic Iguazu Falls in Argentina and stunning El Calafate in Patagonia.

Including all flights, 22 nights of premium accommodation, cruise and most meals PLUS a range of incredible day trips and excursions, this amazing package has everything you need for an unforgettable adventure.

 

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Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Day 24

Day 1

 Buenos Aires

Fly from Australia to Buenos Aires, Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentinean beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants.

Accommodation: Sileo Hotel or  725 Continental Hotel
Meals: on flight

Day 2

Depart for Antarctica

Transfer to the cruise port to Board Celebrity Infinity Antarctica Cruise.

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

At Sea

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

At Sea

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

At Sea

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Arrive Ushuaia

No city on the planet has a more southerly latitude. As a result, the sun shines for 18 hours during each summer day, 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.

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Cape Horn

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.

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Chollart Channel, Paradise Bay & Gerlache Strait

A Schollaert Channel cruise is an incredible way to see the wonders of the South Pole, breathe in its fresh, wintry air, and see dozens of animal species up close and personal. Pass Anvers Island and Brabant Island during your scenic Antarctica cruise through this icy paradise, taking in panoramic snowy landscapes from the top deck of your cruise ship. Or, grab a camera with a zoom lens to capture penguins waddling across ice floes or leopard seals swimming in their natural habitat. 

As one of the earth’s coldest places, Paradise Bay isn’t for the faint of heart—but it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful or serene stretch of wilderness. On a scenic journey across the bay, your cruise ship will glide alongside towering glaciers bobbing ice floes as penguins and even whales dive into the icy waters.

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Elephant Island

Named for the many families of elephant seals that swim the waters of the Weddell Sea and Bransfield Strait, Elephant Island is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers. Soak up unique vistas of ice-capped mountains and sprawling glaciers. Break out your binoculars and spot colonies of penguins, and keep your eyes peeled for the island’s namesake seals during your Antarctica cruise

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

At Sea

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Port Stanley

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.

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

At Sea

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Puerto Madryn

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.

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14

At Sea

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15

Montevideo

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.

Accommodation: Celebrity Infinity

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16

Buenos Aires

Antarctica Cruise arrives back in Buenos Aires this morning.  Transfer to the airport on a flight to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner.  If you would like to take an optional tour of Iguazu Falls on arrival, please let your travel consultant know. One of the planet’s most awe-inspiring sights, the Iguazú Falls are simply astounding. A visit is a jaw-dropping, visceral experience, and the power and noise of the cascades – a chain of hundreds of waterfalls nearly 3km in extension – live forever in the memory. An added benefit is the setting: the falls lie split between Brazil and Argentina in a large expanse of national park, much of it rainforest teeming with unique flora and fauna.

Accommodation: Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas or Grand Crucero Iguazú Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17

Iguazu Falls

Your adventure continues this morning at Iguazu Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit, and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazú National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna.

Accommodation: Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas or Grand Crucero Iguazú Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 18

Fly to Buenos Aires

This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentinean beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants.

Accommodation: Sileo Hotel or 725 Continental Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 19

Buenos Aires

Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists' lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this afternoon's tango lesson with professional Argentinean Tango Dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentinean Dinner and Tango Show. 

Accommodation: Sileo Hotel or 725 Continental Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 20

Buenos Aires to El Calafate

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, about 1,700 miles (2,700 km) south of Buenos Aires on the shores of Lake Argentino (Lago Argentino). When you arrive, you’ll be picked up by your professional guide and driven to your select hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to have dinner (own expense) and do what you wish. Overnight: Your selected hotel in El Calafate.

Accommodation: Boutique Hotel La Cantera or Kau Yatun Hotel Boutique

Meals: Breakfast

Day 21

El Calafate

Today, enjoy an excursion to the Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. After breakfast, make the 50-mile (80-km) drive from El Calafate to the glacier, which sits on the southwestern corner of Lake Argentino. The most famous feature of the World Heritage-listed national park, Perito Moreno is 19 miles (30 km) long, 3 miles (5 km) wide and 197 feet (60 m) tall. With your guide, walk along the 1,300-foot (400-meter) walking path that takes you to a lookout point near the glacier. You’ll spend about two hours here; when you reach the viewpoint (about an hour’s walk), your guide will give you free time to take photos and admire the amazing view of the glacier and lake. Perito Moreno is a growing glacier, creeping forward a little bit each day. If you’re lucky, you may witness the natural phenomenon of ice breaking off of the glacier walls and crashing into the water. You may bring your own packed lunch with you to eat during the tour, have lunch at the restaurant inside the national park, or bring a few snacks on the tour and wait until you get back to El Calafate to eat lunch; the usual return time to El Calafate is 1pm, unless your tour group decides to spend more time at the national park. Please note, the entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park is not included in the price of the tour; you will pay at the gate when you get there. 

Accommodation: Boutique Hotel La Cantera or Kau Yatun Hotel Boutique

Meals: Breakfast

Day 22

El Calafate Buenos Aires

After breakfast, spend a bit more free time in El Calafate before you are driven to the airport to catch your 4-hour flight back to Buenos Aires.  Upon arrival back in Buenos Aires your will be transferred to you hotel for another great evening in this cosmopolitan city. 

Accommodation: Sileo Hotel or 725 Continental Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 23

Buenos Aires Australia

After you check out of your hotel today, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight home.  Tour Concludes – Memories Begin.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, then in-flight meals

Day 24

Arrive home in Australia

Meals: in-flight

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return flights from Australia to Buenos Aires
  • 14 night Antarctica cruise on the Celebrity Infinity 
  • All internal flights (Buenos to Iguazu return, Buenos to Calafete return)
  • 22 nights of premium accommodation
  • 50 meals (22 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners) as well as drinks on board
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees and local guides as per itinerary

Cruise:

Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity Cruises) Inside Cabin

Want to upgrade? Just let us know!

Relax and feel at home in luxurious accommodations, wine and dine in restaurants and lounges, invigorate your senses in The Spa, enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment or do some shopping in the on-board, fantastic retail boutiques.

Hotels:

Buenos Aires: Sileo Hotel or  725 Continental Hotel.
El Calafete: Boutique Hotel La Cantera or Kau Yatun Hotel Boutique
Iguazu Falls: Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas or Grand Crucero Iguazú Hotel

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Extra meals not included in itinerary
  • Any personal items, such as souvenirs 
  • Transfers

 

Child Policy/Single Supplement

Please enquire with info@traveldream.com.au or 1300 893 404 if you would like to travel with a child or are travelling solo. 

 

Departure Dates


FEB 2023
10 th
Friday 10 Feb 2023  ‐  Sunday 05 Mar 2023
FEB 2023
24 th
Friday 24 Feb 2023  ‐  Sunday 19 Mar 2023
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