27-day Antarctic Voyage with South American Discovery - Small Ship Cruise aboard Luxury Le Soleal.

Highlights


• Maras Salt Mines. View the amazing Maras Salt Mines followed by lunch overlooking the Andean Mountains.

• Guided Zodiac Excursions. Enjoy exhilarating Zodiac excursions in deep blue waters near spectacular icebergs and up close to penguins and seals.

• Views Over Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning sunset views over Rio de Janeiro.

Today, fly to Lima, the starting point of your Peruvian discovery. Stay: Two Nights, Lima, Country Club
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Enjoy lunch and see the horsemanship during a Peruvian Paso horse show. Discover the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima including the Convent of Santo Domingo. Afterwards, a visit to a private hacienda showcases regional traditions.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE During a traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created. Board a flight to Cusco, the historic capital of the ancient Inca Empire. Travel to Chinchero, a small Andean village in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Later, after enjoying your Signature Experience, settle in to your hotel overlooking a river in the Sacred Valley. Stay: Two Nights, Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Be dazzled by the sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope. Today, enjoy your Signature Experience at the Maras salt mines. Following this, travel to the Moray archaeological site to explore the Inca ruins. Then savour a delicious lunch with views of the surrounding Andes mountains
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Board the Inca Rail train and admire the mountainous landscape as you travel to Machu Picchu, with lunch on board the train. On arrival at the ruins of the lost city of Machu Pichu, set off on a guided tour of the ancient Inca citadel. Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel
After your breakfast, return by train to the Sacred Valley, before continuing to Cusco. Check in to your hotel and absorb its Spanish colonial charm. Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining For lunch, perhaps head to Barrio Ceviche for local Peruvian dishes; or try the menu at the renowned MAP Café. A guided walking tour through Cusco takes you to the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. Select where to dine for lunch.
Fly to Buenos Aires and head for the Recoleta district, where your hotel awaits. Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining This evening there are four Freedom of Choice dining options. Perhaps enjoy dinner and a tango show, learn to make empanadas during an Argentine dining experience, go on a Craft Beer tour or dine in style at the Alvear Grill. Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city’s oldest barrio (district). Explore La Boca’s colourful houses and visit La Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron ‘Evita’ is buried.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise, explore the extraordinary history of the city’s vibrant street art culture, discover the Parisian character of Buenos Aires’ architecture, or visit an Estancia to learn about gaucho culture and enjoy a horse ride. Today you can select which Freedom of Choice activity you’d like to enjoy. This evening we all meet for a ship briefing and reception in anticipation of our exciting cruise ahead.
Board your included flight to Ushuaia for your cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula. Board your luxury expedition ship, Le Soléal, to begin your 10-night cruise. Be greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. Settle in before enjoying the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, head to the deck to take in the stunning scenery of the Beagle Channel. Stay: 10 Nights, Le Soléal
Sail across the Drake Passage, one of the great travel milestones. Learn about the adventures ahead during informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica, delivered by your expert Expedition Team.
On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. Your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sights and the most favourable ice and weather conditions. Each day on your cruise you’ll enjoy Zodiac rides. Visit penguin rookeries, seal colonies and keep an eye out for orca, humpback and minke whales that frequent these waters. Head to Deception Island, an active volcano and once home to a whaling station. You may also get the opportunity to stop at the Port Lockroy scientific base. From here, you can send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp.
Return across the Drake Passage. Enjoy time on board and wildlife spotting.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Take a tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you can experience the rugged natural beauty of Argentina’s southern tip. Today, disembark your ship in Ushuaia for your Signature Experience. Later on, travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Stay close to Iguazú Falls at the Belmond das Cataratas, the only hotel within Iguaçu National Park, Brazil. Fly to Iguazú Falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and step out onto some of the many viewing points along the way, including one over the famous Devil’s Throat. Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Feel the fresh spray of the thundering cascades of water at Iguazú Falls on a jet boat ride. Today, get up close to Iguazú Falls on your Signature Experience.
See colourful native South American birds at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then fly to Rio de Janeiro, a city lapped by deep blue ocean and surrounded by mountains and lush forest. Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Belmond Copacabana Palace
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Cruise Guanabara Bay in a schooner boat, take a colonial walking tour, or visit the Santa Teresa arts district. Today you can enjoy your Freedom of Choice activity in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.
Make your way to Corcovado, famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Tonight, dine on a sumptuous Brazilian barbecue.
Your South American journey comes to end with a transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport.
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

DeLuxe Stateroom

$33,545 NZD pp
DeLuxe Stateroom
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony), 28 Deluxe Staterooms of 200 sq.ft.with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

$35,845 NZD pp
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
(18,5 m² + 4 m² private balcony), 92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

$37,495 NZD pp
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
(18,5 m² + 4 m² private balcony), 92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

$38,045 NZD pp
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
(18,5 m² + 4 m² private balcony), 92 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi

Owner’s suite

$59,945 NZD pp
Owner’s suite
(484 sq.ft + 97 sq.ft. private balcony). The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6. It has been decorated by Franch interior designers and will provide you a breathtakting panoramic sea view. AMENTIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Bathtub or shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, Ipod™ players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Large bathtub, Sofa, Table with 4 chairs, Armchair & Pedestal table

Le Soleal

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 142 metres

Passenger Capacity: 264

Built: 2013

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and suites, with balconies, joined in 2013. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white.

A refined ambience is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat's hull, while the central scuplture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea.  In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonomous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

Cabin layout for Le Soleal

Optional tours and excursions available. Please contact us for more details.

Inclusions


• Where stated, airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the holiday package

All flights within South America
Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in three locations
16 nights luxury stays
10 nights APT charter Le Soléal
Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
Luxury dining - a total of 55 meals
All beverages on board cruise
Transfers, tipping, porterage and port charges

Exclusions


• Airfares (unless stated)
• Airport taxes
• Laundry
• Passport and visa fees
• Food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
• Excess baggage

A surcharge will apply if not flying with LATAM Airlines from Australia
Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only
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