From the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires to the remote snow-capped mountains of the South Shetland Islands, you will bask in an enlightening expedition of discovery during your highlights tour of Argentina and Antarctica. The nightlife in the capital fills with the pulsing beat of tango while nearby a statue crowns the cliffs of Cape Horn and penguins populate the coastline of an archipelago less than...
Buenos Aires – Argentina’s Capital of Art and Passion
Buenos Aires is a city on par with Paris, London or New York as the streets emanate with culture seen through expressions of fashion, art, history, and the daily celebration of life. Your private transfer will greet you at Buenos Aires International Airport upon your arrival and escort you to the luxuries of your hotel in the celebrated district of Recoleta. The neighborhood establishes the past grandeur of the European-founded city with elegant facades and trees that line the streets to shade cafes, boutiques, and fashionable galleries. The aromas of grilled chorizo and rib eye steak drift out of the restaurants known for their satisfying barbecue. The pulse of tango music fills the streets in an act of exuberant passion outside of the charming corrugated-iron homes in the district of La Bocca.
After you arrive and settle in, the remainder of the day is yours to explore the amazing ambiance of the city at your leisure, embracing the passion put forth in the cuisine, artistry, and even shopping. Calle Florida in Downtown Buenos Aires offers a pedestrian-friendly street to stroll through the heart of city north of the Plaza de Mayo, the central square home to the president’s mansion. The intersection between Florida Street and Diagonal Norte Avenue highlights the graceful architecture of the prestigious facades at BankBoston Building, erected in 1924, and the Art Deco design of La Equitativa del Plata, which was established in 1927.
Buenos Aires – City Guided Tour and Tango Show
Buenos Aires – Tigre and the Pampas
Ushuaia – Sail to Port Williams
Cape Horn – Nassau Bay and the Southern Tip of Cape Horn
Day 6 - 7
Drake Passage – Avifauna and Whales en route to Antarctica
South Shetland Islands – Icy Bays, Wildlife, and the Antarctic Sun
Punta Arenas – King George Island and Flight to Chile
Punta Arenas – End to the Antarctic Road
- Indulge in the passionate ambiance of Buenos Aires with a private tour of the city that will end in a captivating Dinner and Tango show
- Traverse the South Shetland Islands on a luxury cruise, stopping at selected islands to view penguins, seals, and various types of avifauna
- Climb to the top of Cape Horn to find a view over the Pacific and Atlantic convergence and the statue of an albatross silhouette
- Explore King George Island to find a variety of research bases and three penguin colonies pertaining to three different species
- Embark on a journey through the infamous waters of the Drake Passage, one of the most legendary waterways in the world
- Visit the seductive relaxed atmosphere and tranquil scenery of Tigre, Argentina, located on an island in the Parana Delta
- Partake in a traditional Argentinian barbecue while visiting a ranch on the legendary pampas
Step through the cultural gateway to Argentina at Buenos Aires, and beyond the passageway, you will be led to the incredible landscape of Antarctica. During your 9-day highlights tour of Argentina and Antarctica, you will travel from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and Cape Horn to the South Shetland Islands. Explore a selection of neighborhoods that create the fascinating culture of Argentina’s capital city and then embark on the remarkable Antarctica cruise that will traverse the Beagle Channel and the captivating waters of the Drake Passage. Unravel your preconceptions about Antarctica firsthand as you discover pebbled shores and ice-capped mountains, geothermal baths and penguin colonies on a journey celebrating individuality.
Your expedition will begin with your arrival in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. The city embodies the way South American culture was founded by and evolved from European settlements. Enjoy a private tour that will guide you through the fascinating landmarks of the bustling city, from the presidential palace to the Recoleta Cemetery. Indulge in tango and the cuisine of delicious parrilla, as well as the fabulous boutique shops, art galleries, and antique stores that are scattered around the distinctive neighborhoods. Spend time in the small town of Tigre to enjoy the quiet ambiance that contrasts with the city’s continuous movement. You could also visit a traditional ranch to learn about the myth of the gauchos before indulging in a traditional barbecue.
Set off on your Antarctica cruise from the city of Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Your luxury vessel will take less than 75 passengers between the tip of South America to the South Shetland Islands. Stop at the secluded point of Cape Horn to view the swelling water and the actual edge of the South American continent, and then explore the various islands of the South Shetland archipelago to visit pebbled beaches, ice-capped mountains, and wildlife consisting they penguins, seals, and whales, and terns. The distinctive weather patterns of around the Southern Ocean ensure each trip will be unique to your cruise before arriving on King George Island for your flight to Punta Arenas, Chile bringing an end to your Antarctica vacation.
$11,695 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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