Travel 2 Touring 18/19

SOUTH AMERICA

TOUR DETAILS

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£4299 per person

PRICES FROM:

Torres del Paine 3

1

Puerto Natales

1

Santiago 1

PRICES INCLUDE • 7 nights’ accommodation in selected hotels

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• 4 nights’ on board Australis Ventus or Stella Australis, all inclusive • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners and all drinks on board Australis Ventus • Internal flights, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary including all shore excursions and on-board entertainment PRICES EXCLUDE • Port tax & national park fees

1

Magdalena Island

1

CHILE

Punta Arenas

Porvenir

Buenos Aires

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3

Tierra del Fuego

1

1

Tucker Islet

ARGENTINA

Ainsworth Bay

Aguila Glacier

DEPARTURES Select dates Jan-Mar 19 & Sep 18-Apr 20

Ushuaia

Pia Glacier

1

1

Wulaia Bay

Pacific Ocean

TOUR STYLE: Independent Tour & Expedition Cruise

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GROUP SIZE: 2+

Cape Horn

1

1

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard. ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4 stars Note: The date of the cruise will define whether the sailing is on Stella Ventus or Stella Australis, other routes are also available including in reverse and longer round trips.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Enjoy an evening of authentic Tango in the “Paris of the South” Buenos Aires • Indulge in a traditional Argentine barbeque on a working cattle ranch • Sail through the wild fjords, glaciers and icebergs on a magical Patagonian cruise • Go ashore at Cape Horn known as the “End of the World” • Hike to the Pia and Garibaldi Glacier’s for spectacular panoramic views • Magdalena and Marta Islands, home to thousands of penguins and sea lions • See Patagonia from a different perspective with 3 nights in the magnificent Torres del Paine RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 THE SHIP Amongst the best in their class anywhere on the planet, Australis expedition ships offer a level of comfort, safety and efficiency rarely found in such remote places. The Ventus Australis is a new state-of the-art 100 cabin, 210 passenger expedition ship tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America. The atmosphere on board is informal; enjoy daily land excursions on ‘Zodiac’ boats led by expert guides, and lectures about the region’s flora, fauna, history and geography. The recreational areas have panoramic windows, but the best views are from the large open terraces on the top deck. CABINS & FACILITIES Spacious cabins are all exterior facing, feature cosy beds, full bathrooms, air- conditioning/heating and panoramic views of the Patagonian nature unfolding outside. Food served on board is exceptional; Buffet and à la carte meals are served in the dining room and blend continental and Chilean cuisine, the galley can also cater for any special dietary requests. The all-inclusive bar features a wide selection of liquors, excellent Chilean wines and local craft beers, as well as our trademark Calafate Sour. ON SHORE & ON BOARD ACTIVITIES Shore excursions are carried out in Zodiac boats that can easily navigate remote bays and shallow water. During the journey, English-speaking guides and guest lecturers deliver presentations and slide shows on various aspects of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. On board passengers have access to a library with extensive literature on Patagonian flora, fauna and history, as well as board games and other entertainment activities. AUSTRALIS EXPEDITION SHIPS

Day 10: Torres del Paine Take a boat on Lake Grey for navigation to the awe-inspiring glacier wall which shares the same name, appreciating the amazing glacier in its full dimension. See icebergs floating past in various shapes and sizes. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B) Day 11: Torres del Paine – Punta Arenas – Santiago Transfer back to Punta Arenas for your flight to Santiago. (B) Hotel Galerias or similar Day 12: Depart Santiago Your tour concludes on day 12. Ask about extending your adventure further with an extension to Easter Island or Atacama. Note: The date of the cruise will define whether the sailing is on Stella Ventus or Stella Australis, other routes are also available including in reverse and longer round trips.

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