Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires

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

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16 days | per person twin share | | Typically $18,109
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  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires
  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires
  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires
  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires
  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires
  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires
  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires
  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires
  • Antarctica Expedition Cruise with Buenos Aires

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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 MV Midnatsol with all meals, shore excursions, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Buenos Aires

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible Antarctic adventure! On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be transferred to your hotel. 

Please note: Some flight may depart 1 day prior.

Day 2: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff – Punta Arenas (B,D) cruise-icon

Today, meet your fellow travellers as you are transferred from your hotel to the airport to board your flight to the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas. 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: Punta Arenas – 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

 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Buenos Aires

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible Antarctic adventure! On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be transferred to your hotel. 

Please note: Some flight may depart 1 day prior.

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

Today, meet your fellow transfers as you are transferred from your hotel to the airport to board your flight to the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas. 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: Punta Arenas – 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 – – 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– Lima – airplane-takeoff– Cusco

It is an early start this morning. You will be picked up from hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival be met at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel in the centre of the city. 

Cusco was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

Optional Tour: Cusco City Tour – At 1.30pm we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to start the tour. On the tour, visit Koricancha Temple, Cusco Main Cathedral from 1560AD, the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuamán, Q’enqo (Labyrinth) and Tambomachay (Temple of the Water.)

Day 16: Cusco (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Cusco at leisure. The foremost city of the Inca Empire is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city.

Optional Tour: The Sacred Valley – This is a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting the colourful Indian market in Pisac, where you will be able to appreciate the mixture of colour and tradition. Here you will have the opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase hand-made souvenirs. After Pisac travel to Urubamba, and continue on to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colourful Sunday market, which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end of the tour, return to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.

Day 17: Cusco – train-icon– Aguas Calientes (B)

This morning you will be picked up at 8:00am to head to the train station to board the train to Aguas Caleintes, the gateway to Machu Picchu! The train leaves at approximately 11:30am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 3.5-hour journey of majestic views, arrive at Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, this town lies in a deep gorge below the ruins. A virtual island, it’s cut off from all roads and enclosed by stone cliffs, towering cloud forest, and two rushing rivers. Aguas Calientes is surrounded by thermal hot springs, on arrival there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a hot bath in the natural springs.

Day 18: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – train-icon– Cusco (B)

This is it! Rise early for breakfast before our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:40am to begin the short bus journey to the gates of Machu Picchu where you will watch the sunrise. After entering the Citadel begin a guided walking tour (approximately two hours) of the citadel complex. After this experience, enjoy some free time to explore the mysterious city at leisure. There is time for those who are feeling physical to climb Wayna (Huayna) Picchu (at own expense). For many people climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights when visiting Machu Picchu. Wayna Picchu is the towering mountain behind the actual site of Machu Picchu. The climb itself is interesting as you will see how the Inca did cut out some steps out of the rocks and as you wind around the side of a mountain will see Machu Picchu from different angles.

This afternoon, meet your guide back down in Aguas Calientes before being transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo. 

Day 19: Cusco –airplane-takeoff– Lima –airplane-takeoff– Guayaquil (B)

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport. On arrival in Guayaquil, you will be meet at the airport and transferred to your centrally located 5* hotel.

Day 20: Guayaquil –Baltra – Puerto Ayora – cruise-icon – Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island (B)

After breakfast, get ready to explore the most amazing archipelago in the Pacific coast and the place where Charles Darwin based his theory of the evolution of species. We board a morning flight from Guayaquil to the island of Baltra.

On arrival, we head to the town of Puerto Ayora, the biggest town in Galapagos. From here we take a fast boat to Isabela, the largest island in the archipelago and the place where the most volcanic activity in the Galapagos is reported. The island is formed by six shield volcanoes, Alcedo, Cerra Azul, Darwin, Ecuador, Sierra Negra and Wolf, five of them still active, and therefore the island is one of the most volcanically active places on earth. During our island crossing, we will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October).

Day 21: Puerto Villamil – Sierra Negra – Puerto Villamil (B)

Today, we enjoy a walk to the crater edge of Sierra Negra. The walk is suitable for most fitness levels. After driving up from Puerto Villamil to the trailhead, we prepare our backpacks and hike into a young forest ecosystem, a world of recent geological history. Our destination is the rim of Sierra Negra Crater, an active volcano which last erupted in October 2005. 

Upon arrival, we take in breathtaking views and explore the circumference of the massive, lava-filled crater, over six miles across at its widest point. If we feel energetic enough, we can continue our hike to Volcan Chico, a secondary crater that has a wild landscape of puffing fumaroles and colorful lava formations, great examples of the dramatic geological events that have forged the Galapagos Islands over millennia. After descending, the afternoon is free to enjoy to large range of optional activities provided by your hotel such as: “Concha de Perla”, kayaking in Tintoreras or just relax on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island.

Day 22: Puerto Villamil – Lava Tunnels – Tintoreras Islet – Puerto Villamil (B)

For many, the Galapagos Islands means wildlife. Today, we explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the Volcanic Island along the seashore. This magical place is been used by the staff of BBC /National Geographic for their documentaries. It is a labyrinth of lava arches inside the breakers with crystal clear water full of huge sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, fish, white tipped reef sharks and more. Turtles navigate their own highway from the mangroves to the open sea through “Los Tuneles”. 

Next, visit a number of the secluded beaches and viewpoints scattered along the coastline before becoming intimately acquainted with giant (and not so giant) Galapagos tortoises at the Isabela Tortoise Breeding Centre before stopping at a local waterhole to observe the Pink Flamingos feeding in the wild.

In the afternoon we will visit Tintoreras Islet, located at a short distance from Puerto Villamil and home to a great variety of wildlife. Along the way you will be looking for Galapagos fauna, such as Blue footed boobies, which often rest in the rocks. Tintoreras Islet turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos Penguins, marine turtles and sea lions. One of its beaches surrounded by mangroves is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully. Here we will have the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguin. Snorkel freely as these play birds go about their daily lives around you.

Day 23: Puerto Villamil – cruise-icon – Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island (B)

In the morning we embark on a fast boat from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island. During our island crossing, we will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October). Once we arrive, we will check in to the hotel. 

We will have time to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about many of the endemic species we met during our adventure, as well as the ongoing conservation and management efforts on the Galapagos Islands.

In the afternoon, we head to the ‘El Chato’ Reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz, home to the famous Galapagos tortoise. Walk through El Chato’s beautiful scenery with those lumbering giants is an unforgettable experience! We also see other highland wildlife such as pintail ducks, egrets, flycatchers and finches on our walk. We can also observe frigatebirds which gather to wash the salt off their feathers at a fresh water lake. Later, we return to Puerto Ayora where the evening is at leisure.

Day 24:  Puerto Ayora – Baltra – airplane-takeoff– Guayaquil (B)

After our final breakfast on the Galapagos Islands and the last photos taken of sea lions, we have a transfer to Baltra’s airport in time to catch the flight back to the mainland. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel.

Day 25: Guayaquil – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia.

Day 26: In transit

Day 27: Australia

Arrive home today. 

Please note – some flights might arrive home 1 day later.

 

 
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What You Get

 
  • Return international airfares departing with a full service airline including 23kgs checked baggage
  • Return flights from Buenos Aires – Punta Arenas
  • All airport and 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
  • Shore excursions by Zodiac landings
  • 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
  • Intimate small ship experience (500 people max)

Extend to include Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu!

Includes all of the above, plus;

  • All additional internal South America airfares
  • 11 nights superior 3 – 5* accommodation on a twin share basis in comfortable, well positioned hotels
  • Breakfast most days
  • Private and comfortable land and sea transportation throughout the Galapagos
  • Expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park
  • Private guided tour on Machu Picchu
  • Round trip train tickets to Machu Picchu with Inca Rail Company
  • Professional guides throughout Peru
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

 
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Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • 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 plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your final payment is made.
  • Final Payment is due 60 days after initial deposit. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. 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.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 60 days after purchase or 120 days prior travel whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable. Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

 

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

Optional Tours: Are payable locally.

Cusco City Tour – USD $30pp
The Sacred Valley – USD $45pp
Wayna Picchu – USD $45pp

Please note: To participate in the optional tours entrance fees are also applicable to monuments and archaeological sites. These costs are controlled by the Peruvian government and paid on entry. You will also be presented with other options locally by your guide should you wish to enhance your experience.

Single Supplement: Not available

Triple Share: Not available

Ship Size: 500 people max

Accommodation: 

16 Day

Buenos Aires: Waldorf Hotel or similar
Ship: MS Midnatsol

27 Day

Buenos Aires: Waldorf Hotel or similar
Ship: MS Midnatsol
Lima: Casa Andina Classic or similar
Cusco: Casa Andina Classic or similar
Aguas Calientes: Casa Andina Classic or similar
Guayaquil: Hotel Oro Vertde or similar
Puerto Villamil: Wooden House or similar
Puerto Ayora: Ninfa Hotel or similar

Land Only: Not available

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. 

The highest altitude you will reach is 12,500 feet above sea level (27 Day itinerary only).

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.

Suggested Tipping (27 Day itinerary):

  • Peru Tour Manager (Coordinator; may or may not act as a guide): US $ 7 per person per day
  • Tour Manager helper: US $1 per day
  • Driver (Provides chauffeur services and limited assistance with luggage): US $3 per person per day, US $2 per half day
  • Local Guide (Offers in-depth information at specific locations. There may be one or many guides along a tour program): US $3 per person per day of sightseeing, US $2 per half day

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

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page 

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Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

 
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Travel Dates

 

16 November 2018
08 December 2018*

* A $500 per person surcharge applies

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 BUY NOW button

 

 
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Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane with Lan Chile (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” 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • 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 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days. 

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • Return flights from Buenos Aires – Punta Arenas
  • 11 night Expedition Small Ship cruise to Antarctica on board the ice-strengthened MS Midnatsol
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals on board your cruise
  • Shore excursions by Zodiac landings
  • Lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
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