16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights

16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise and Buenos Aires including return international flights, accommodation, 11 night expedition cruise, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
  • 16 day Adventure to Antarctica with Expedition cruise, Buenos Aires and flights
 

Highlights

 

The trip of a lifetime awaits and we think you’ll be this excited to experience a 16 day Antarctica Expedition cruise with Buenos Aires too:

Explore one of the world’s last frontiers, Antarctica, board zodiacs to explore places few have been before, spot incredible wildlife like whales, birds, sea lions and penguins and then discover the old world charm of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.

Your package includes return international flights, breakfast daily, accommodation, 11 night expedition small ship cruise to Antarctica on the MS Midnatsol with all meals, shore excursions, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more.

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Buenos Aires

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible Antarctic adventure! On arrival into Buenos Aires, please make your own way to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Please note: Some flight may depart 1 day prior.

Day 2: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff – Ushuaia (B,D)

Today, meet your fellow travellers as you are transferred from your hotel to the airport to board your flight to the Patagonian city of Ushuaia. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your expedition ship the MS Midnatsol. After time to relax, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner tonight on-board.

Day 3: Ushuaia – Drake Passage (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage! MS Midnatsol is designed especially to bring polar exploration to all ages and learning levels. As we cruise south, we start our “Young Explorers Antarctica” classes. There will also be several lectures on the environment around us; films about Antarctica and the Explorer room will be buzzing with activity. This will be the heart of the expedition community, where we gather for talks, recaps and spontaneous events, mingle and share stories.

Day 4: Drake Passage (B,L,D) cruise-icon

We continue our journey south today. Whilst we cross the sea towards Antarctica, a number of presentations will be given on board about various aspects of the history and wildlife of the Antarctic. You will also be given a thorough introduction to the current guidelines for visiting this vulnerable environment.

Day 5: Antarctica (B,L,D) cruise-icon

This is it! Come ashore by zodiac to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery, penguins and fur seals. From deck there are lots of chances of seeing whales as well. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. You are now in one of the most remote areas of the world, but trust us: you will not be bored for one single second! Weather, wind and ice conditions dictate our programme and schedule. Safety is always the first priority and the captain will decide the final sailing schedule during the voyage. While in Antarctica, we will attempt to land on several sites. You will feel like a real explorer from the moment you set foot on the endless expanse of snow and ice. From the deck there will be ample opportunities to sight whales. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. Trust us when we say that every second of this journey has something new to offer. One of the highlights of the South Shetlands is Deception Island. When we sail into the natural harbour of this volcanic island, you will see an abandoned whaling station known as Hektor and a derelict British base. We are certain you will enjoy a visit to Half Moon Island, a staggeringly photogenic island blessed with some of the most beautiful Antarctic scenery imaginable, or Yankee Harbour, with its large colony of Gentoo penguins, estimated to be 4,000 breeding pairs. We may also explore Neko Harbour, beautifully located in the inner part of Andvord Bay; Paradise Harbour which got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century; and Wilhelmina Bay or “Whale-mina Bay” as it is called due to its spectacular scenery and humpback whales in December.

Day 6 – Day 10: Antarctica (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Explore Antarctica with the expedition team, through the Antarctic waters. 

Day 11: Drake Passage (B,L,D) cruise-icon

After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Explorer room or just relaxing on deck.

Day 12: Drake Passage (B,L,D) cruise-icon

We continue our journey north today as we cross the sea towards South America.

Day 13: Ushuaia – Punta Arenas – airplane-takeoff – Buenos Aires (B)

Sadly, every adventure must come to an end. It is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends when we reach Ushuaia. We transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to begin your next 2 nights in the colourful Buenos Aires.

Day 14: Buenos Aires (B) 

Today enjoy a city tour of Buenos Aires. Here you will discover the heart of the city: the Plaza de Mayo and surrounds like the historic Cabildo (Town Hall) where the movement for independence from Spain was first planned; the Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), and other old buildings. Near the Plaza you can find theatres and busy commercial areas. Then you will discover the 9 de Julio Avenue, one of the widest avenues in the world. You will also discover the main avenue of Buenos Aires: Corrientes Avenue (known as the entertainment center) which is a street of many theatres and great night life. Also visit de Mayo Avenue, Florida Street, where you may enjoy a tango demonstration on the street. Visit one of the most residential neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, La Recoleta: Here one gets to know why Buenos Aires is considered “Paris of the South”. Exquisite and refined, this place offers a lot of monuments and museums. You will visit the Cemetery where Evita Perón is buried. Many of the monuments of this cemetery were declared National Monuments.

Day 15: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today after breakfast at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home today

* Please note, due to the airline’s schedule some flight may arrive on day 17. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares departing with a full service airline including 23kgs checked baggage
  • Return flights from Buenos Aires – Punta Arenas
  • All port transfers
  • 11 night Expedition Small Ship cruise to Antarctica on board the ice-strengthened MS Midnatsol
    • Spend 5 unforgettable days in Antarctic waters exploring the natural diversity of Antarctica
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals on board your cruise
  • Landings with small boats and activities on-board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition team that accompany landings and activities
  • Lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All taxes, port charges and national park fees

Highlights:

  • This is a once in a lifetime experience! Travel to one of the world’s last frontiers, Antarctica
  • Experience the rush of boarding zodiacs to explore where ships can’t go allowing you to set foot where very few have ever been
  • Spend an incredible 5 days in Antarctica participating in a wide range of zodiac landings to set foot on Antarctica, kayaking and wildlife spotting
  • Learn from the experts with informative lectures about the natural wonders of the Antarctic wildlife and geology
  • Witness a myriad of wildlife from whales, birds, sea lions to the spectacular penguins
  • Enjoy the new and old world charm of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires      
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book at least 120 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $2,000 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/ 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Visas, Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary

Single Supplement

16 day Polar Inside Cabin $8,499 per person in addition to the twin share price
16 day Polar Outside Cabin (limited view) $8,699 per person in addition to the twin share price
16 day Polar Outside Cabin $9,199 per person in addition to the twin share price
16 day Arctic Superior Cabin $9,999 per person in addition to the twin share price 

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here 

Triple Share: Not available

Ship Size: 500 people max

Accommodation: 

Buenos Aires: Waldorf Hotel or similar
Ship: MS Midnatsol

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Triple Share: Not available 

Ship: MS Midnatsol has a strong environmental profile and modern design. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by Norway´s sunny warm days during summer, a motif reflected in many of the pieces of Norwegian modern art on board. The ship is also a TV star, having been featured in the award-winning Norwegian television documentary, `Hurtigruten 365´. The vessel´s sun deck and hot tub are on deck 9. Key features on MS Midnatsol include the large, two-storey panorama lounge above the bow. Its wall-to-wall windows bathe the lounge in natural light and provide extraordinary views.

Ship facilities:

  • Expedition Team
  • Two-storey panorama lounge
  • Bars
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bistro
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Separate à la carte restaurant
  • Playroom
  • Shop
  • Hot tub
  • Fitness room and sauna
  • Amfi theatre for educational lectures and conference facilities
  • Lift
  • Car deck

Tour Only: Unfortunately, tour only option is not available for this deal.

Tipping:

Tipping is always a matter of personal discretion. For your convenience, please use the summary below as a guideline for recommended gratuity amounts. Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional “compensation.” There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended. If you become uncomfortable by any behavior you encounter, please advise your tour manager or phone our local office. Numbers are provided in your documents for your convenience.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Fitness level required:

Coaches and Zodiac’s are not equipped with wheelchair access, therefore tours are unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users and those who are less mobile. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

10 February 
21 February 
3 March 

Bookings not accepted when within 120 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane with LATAM Airlines and their codeshare partners (Qantas, Air New Zealand or similar) 
  • Adelaide – A $300 Interstate surcharges applies per person.
  • Perth – A $500 Interstate surcharges applies per person.
  • You can purchase your interstate surcharge after you click “Buy Now” or by clicking here 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Some return flights may arrive 1 day later on day 17 of the itinerary.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with LATAM Airlines
  • Return flights from Buenos Aires – Punta Arenas
  • All port transfers
  • 11 night expedition cruise to Antarctica on board the MS Midnatsol
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals on board your cruise
  • Landings with small boats and activities on-board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition team that accompany landings and activities
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