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Sail to Antarctica via a South American adventure

Once in a lifetime is a phrase that gets thrown around like confetti but there are some holidays that it applies to for all the right reasons. I mean, how many of us actually see Antarctica in our lifetime? Let alone Christ the Redeemer embracing Rio De Janeiro, the Inca citadel atop the Andes at Machu Picchu, or the Iguaza Falls? Take this tour and cruise and you’ll be able to say you have.

Trip a Deal has come up with an itinerary where you can opt in to an extra week in South America so you can test your vertigo, cardiovascular system and sense of wonder. This option is before the ‘standard’ 28 day tour and takes you to the Andes Mountains on a Peruvian 7-day pre-tour extension visiting Lima, Machu Picchu & much more.

Travelling to the Antarctic Peninsula is a journey like no other. This frozen wilderness, at the southernmost tip of the Earth, boasts breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and a sense of isolation that is both humbling and inspiring. Combine this with an exciting tour of South America, discovering Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Iguazú Falls and more, and it becomes the adventure of a lifetime.

Start in Brazil, where you will experience the exuberant and vivacious culture of Rio de Janeiro, see the Christ the Redeemer Statue presiding over the city, and stroll along Ipanema Beach. Travel to amazing Iguazú Falls and experience the sheer brilliance of the 275 cascading waterfalls surrounded by jungle before reaching Buenos Aires, a city with a distinct European flavour. Witness traditional and picturesque neighbourhoods like San Telmo and La Boca before enjoying a magical evening of tango, with an included dinner and show.

Jump onboard the sumptuous ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship for a 17-day South America & Antarctica cruise with Princess Cruises. Enjoy your time onboard with casual dining at Trident Grill or Alfredo’s Pizzeria, speciality dining at Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria or Sterling Steakhouse, or relax at sea at one of the many rejuvenating spa retreats. You’ll be spoiled for choice as you cruise the seas. 

After cruising via Punta Arenas in Chile and Ushuaia in Argentina, you’ll enter a world where humans are rarely part of the landscape. Antarctica’s stunning scenery is dominated by towering glaciers, icebergs and icy fjords, all set against an otherworldly backdrop of snow-covered mountains. Penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds thrive in this region, providing endless photographic possibilities. Experience a moving connection with nature as you observe these creatures in their natural habitat.

Returning to South America, stop by the Falkland Islands before a visit to Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, and disembarking in Buenos Aires for your journey home.

A trip to the Antarctic Peninsula is a life-changing experience. With return international full-service flights plus 2 internal flights, a 17-day South America & Antarctica Princess cruise, 8 nights in 4-star hotel accommodation and 59 meals, including a 3-course dinner & tango show, this will be an experience you will treasure forever. Prices start from (AUD) $9999 Per person twin share for the 28 day ‘standard’ tour.

Highlights of Itinerary 1:

  • Voyage through the southernmost seas to the land of ice and snow
  • Discover the highlights of Antarctica, Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Uruguay
  • Explore the sights of Rio De Janeiro with a local guide
  • Marvel at the grandiose Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in vibrant Rio de Janeiro
  • See Iguazú Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system
  • Discover the spectacular flora and fauna of the Iguazu National Park
  • Explore Buenos Aires on a locally guided tour
  • Visit the colourful San Telmo and La Boca districts in Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy a three-course dinner and tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Tread your own path with a day at leisure in Buenos Aires
  • Discover the vibrant city with rich history, Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Dock in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world
  • Cruise the icy tundra of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Marvel at ice floes, humpback whales, penguins, leopard seals, sea elephants and more
  • Journey to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands
  • Delve into the eclectic culture of charming Montevideo, Uruguay

Highlights of 7 day pre tour, as above plus:

  • Discover the best of the Incan empire with time in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
  • Experience the highlights of Lima on a guided tour of the city, visiting the most popular districts
  • See the UNESCO Huaca Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor and more
  • Be amazed by Koricancha, also known as Temple of the Sun, one of the most sacred temples
  • Enjoy a guided tour through the former capital of the Great Inca Empire, Cusco
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Explore the cobbled streets and terracotta tile roofs reminiscent of European villages, in Cusco

For all the flight, accommodation, meal deals and price options, call Tripadeal on 1300 731 527 or CLICK HERE

Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne is a crime author (Money Bags), comedy writer an inveterate traveller.

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