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Buenos Aires and The White Continent

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 11,129

FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Discover Argentina and Antarctica on this 14-day vacation. Travel from Buenos Aires to the southernmost point of South America before embarking on your Antarctica cruise. Enjoy guided zodiac and sea kayak tours of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula as you come face-to-face with penguins, elephant seals, and albatross.


This 14-day Argentina and Antarctica vacation begins with a three-night stay in Buenos Aires. Discover the capital of Argentina and visit the National Congress, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Enjoy the colourful architecture of La Boca before continuing to the Palermo Parks, City Zoo and planetarium. Visit the boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and cafes in Recoleta before ending your day with a delicious Argentinian meal at Buenos Aires’ most famous tango show inside the iconic Hotel Faena.

Head to the southernmost point in South America at the town of Ushuaia on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Discover the many artisan markets, shops, museums, and mountain views from Avenida San Martin Street, or spend a day exploring the Tierra del Fuego National Park and enjoy the array of hiking trails along snow-capped peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes along the rugged coastline.

Board Ocean Endeavour at the Ushuaia port and begin your journey to Antarctica. Enjoy a welcome dinner and other onboard amenities, including a gym, library, and yoga classes, before departing on your two-day voyage across the Drake Passage. Experience the temperature drop as you cross the waters separating South America and Antarctica and witness large groups of seabirds, whales, and other species attracted by the nutrient-rich Antarctic Convergence. Spend four days exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula by zodiac, sea kayak, and on foot. Interact with penguins, elephant seals, and arctic birds as you explore Antarctica’s imposing icebergs and glaciers with expert guides. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure in the world’s last frontier.


 

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Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 11,129

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Day 1

Arrive Buenos Aries

Welcome to Argentina! On arrival you will be met by Goway's local representative and assisted with the local immigration and security procedures. Transfer to the city in a private vehicle.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and unwind or begin exploring the Argentine captial at your own pace.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Alvear Art Hotel

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    Alvear Art Hotel



    Set among impressive trees, Alvear Art is a deluxe hotel in the heart of the financial, commercial and cultural area of Buenos Aires. The hotel is close to Plaza San Martin and a few steps away from the elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida …

    Set among impressive trees, Alvear Art is a deluxe hotel in the heart of the financial, commercial and cultural area of Buenos Aires. The hotel is close to Plaza San Martin and a few steps away from the elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida Street.

    This hotel with its urban design has 137 rooms and 2 suites decorated in a personal, elegant and contemporary style.

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Day 2

Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour and Rojo Tango Show and Dinner

Following breakfast enjoy the highlights of the city such as the impressive National Congress, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Spanish colonial period city hall, the Cabildo. You will see the famous Colon Theatre one of the best Opera Houses around the world. Next, tour the traditional and historic San Telmo neighborhood. After that, stop at La Boca neighborhood, first settlement for the Italian immigrants, where you will enjoy the colorful architecture.

Continue your tour, passing by Puerto Madero on the way to Palermo the largest residential neighborhood of the city in which you are going to enjoy the Palermo Parks, City Zoo and the Planetarium. Finally, go to Recoleta, the most elegant neighborhood of the city with its famous cemetery, boutiques, gourmet restaurants and side walk cafes.

This evening, enjoy a true Argentine experience.

Located inside the exclusive and impressive Hotel Faena, Rojo Tango is the best known tango show in Buenos Aires. It offers a fascinating show that conquers all the senses, combining sounds, aromas, colors, movement and flavors as well as rich story telling of a dance that is inextricably linked to Argentina culture.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3

Buenos Aires at Leisure

Sometimes referred to as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires has been influenced by European culture and lays claim to a lively theatre industry as well as many museums. Recent years have witnessed a surge in tourism. Whether it’s taking in a tango show (or perhaps even a lesson), learning about notable historical figures like Evita or enjoying the nightlife and arts scene, all of our Buenos Aires tours offer a great deal on an Argentina vacation.

Your Goway Destination Specialist will be please to recommend optional excursions available to help make the most of your time in this vibrant city

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Ushuaia.

On arrival at Ushuaia Airport, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Should you not be able to contact them, please refer to the front of your itinerary for emergency contact details of our representative office.

The first night of your voyage is spent in the quaint town of Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world and the capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire).

The remainder of the day is at leisure and you are free to explore, maybe making a few last-minute purchases from the many shops or artisan markets, or relaxing in a cafe. Avenida San Martin is the main street and there are some excellent museums to visit or you may prefer to wander the streets taking in the town's dramatic setting, with views of the mountains to the north and the Beagle Channel to the south.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Day 5

Embarkation in Ushuaia

This morning is again free for you to explore Ushuaia further, or maybe discover Tierra del Fuego National Park, the most southerly national park of South America. The park offers a range of hiking trails that lead you through the stunningly beautiful and dramatic scenery of snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, rugged coastline, glaciers, waterfalls and lakes. Look out for guanaco, Andean foxes, muskrats and the North American beaver. Birds found here include the Andean condor, Magellanic oystercatcher, kelp goose, austral parakeet and torrent duck. Late this afternoon we transfer to the port of Ushuaia in time for embarkation on board the Ocean Endeavour. The Expedition Team and the Ship's Officers will be waiting to welcome you aboard. As we set sail, familiarise yourself with the layout of the Ocean Endeavour and its great amenities and enjoy a welcome dinner. This evening we sail along the wildlife-rich Beagle Channel, towards the White Continent of Antarctica. As you leave the lights of Ushuaia behind, look out for Magellanic penguins, rock cormorants, petrels and black-browed albatross from the deck as well as noisy sea lion colonies.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration9 Nights
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Ocean Endeavour

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    Ocean Endeavour



    Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space and advanced navigation equipment. The ship offers a superb guest experience with a nautical …

    Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space and advanced navigation equipment.

    The ship offers a superb guest experience with a nautical lounge, two restaurants, sundeck, and plenty of deck space for observation of polar landscapes, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship's interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel to the cabins and common spaces.

    Endeavour is also the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness. From the newly-built saunas, to the pool, gym, hot tub and wellness café with a juice bar, the ship will offer guests onboard services and amenities that that will enhance their Polar expedition experience. The ship also has a Polar Boutique, where guests can buy gifts as well as gear they might need for the voyage.

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    • Boutique(s)
    • Cafe
    • Gym
    • Library
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Sundeck
    • Theater

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Days 6-7

Crossing the Drake Passage

The infamous Drake Passage, named after the famous English explorer, Sir Frances Drake, separates the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from the southernmost tip of South America. It is often rough and turbulent, but sometimes as calm as a lake. It is unpredictable, so be prepared!

Enjoy the fabulous onboard facilities, maybe join a yoga class, attend a presentation or two given by the Expedition Team to prepare you for what lies ahead - from the geology of Antarctica to the history, wildlife and even the ice!

As you sail towards Antarctica, there is a fall in temperature as we cross the Antarctic Convergence and enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean. The Antarctic Convergence is marked by an increased number of seabirds, whales and other species that are attracted by the nutrient-rich waters pushed to the surface by the colder waters of the polar region flowing north and meeting the warmer equatorial waters flowing south.

Head out on deck to look out for the mighty albatrosses that fly overhead, scan the waters for breaching whales and icebergs, or gaze out from the panoramic windows of the observation deck. Keep on the lookout for the first sighting of land - that heralds your arrival to the White Continent!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Days 8 - 11

South Shetland and Antarctic Peninsula

The next four days are spent exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, a region that has captivated explorers for centuries and now enthrals travellers. We explore by Zodiac, cruising amongst the magnificently sculpted icebergs and making shore landings where we mingle with penguins, climb to vantage points to absorb the spectacular panoramic views, maybe visiting a scientific or historic base.

There may even be opportunities to kayak and snowshoe and of course learn more about photography with one of the experts.

Antarctica will enchant you with its incredible scenery, from imposing glaciers to towering snow-capped peaks, vast icebergs and ice-strewn channels. Not to mention the wildlife - from extensive colonies of chinstrap, Gentoo and Adelie penguins, to crabeater, Weddell, fur and elephant seals and a plethora of fascinating birds. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the mighty crack of a glacier calving. Maybe you will be one of the brave few to take a polar plunge in the icy waters! Every day brings a new experience and new landing site.

As you cruise from one landing site to the next, enjoy the continued lecture programme and take in the scenery from the outer decks of the Ocean Endeavour. Make the most of the health and fitness facilities from the relaxing spa and saunas to the pool and gym.

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Days 12-13

Antarctic Peninsula and Drake Passage

Hoping to make one final excursion or shore landing today before you leave the Antarctic Peninsula behind, and head back across the Drake Passage. This is another great opportunity to look out for wildlife from the deck of the ship, as you identify seabirds and maybe whales with the help of your Expedition Team. Gain more insight into the region by attending final lectures and presentations by the polar experts and take time to relax and reminisce about your Antarctic experiences.

By the evening, hope to be back in the tranquil waters of the Beagle Channel, ensuring a restful nights sleep on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 14

Disembarkation in Ushuaia

You are scheduled to arrive into Ushuaia early this morning, disembarking after a final breakfast aboard the Ocean Endeavour.

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight, or maybe spend a few days in Ushuaia, giving you time to explore further, maybe hiking in Tierra del Fuego National park.

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DEPARTURES:

2023: October 30; November 8; December 6, 15
2024: January 24; February 14; March 6; November 15, 24; December 15
2025: January 23; February 13

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival airport transfer in Buenos Aires
  • 3 nights in first-class accommodations in Buenos Aires
  • 1 night in first-class accommodations in Ushuaia
  • Private-guided half-day tour of Buenos Aires
  • Rojo Tango Show with Dinner and Transfers
  • Shared airport to hotel transfer in Ushuaia
  • Shared transfer from hotel to pier
  • Shipboard accommodation in the selected cabin
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner while on-board, including snacks
  • All shore excursions and zodiac cruising (*excluding forward facing zodiac)
  • Guiding and lectures by expedition team and team
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Free use of rubber boots on land
  • Use of gym, sauna, pool and on-board Jacuzzi
  • On-board yoga
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • All Port taxes
  • Shared pier to airport transfer in Ushuaia

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share, interior accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


6 Mar 2024
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