Spot penguins and other wildlife throughout the Antarctic Peninsula.
Uncover the mysteries of Machu Picchu on a guided tour.
Cruise aboard the spectacular ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship
Jet off on an internal flight to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, Peru.
Marvel at stunning colonial architecture in Lima, Peru.
Enjoy a guided city tour of key sites in Lima, Peru.
See the sacred Koricancha temple on a city tour of Cusco, Peru.
Search for souvenirs with leisure time in Cusco, Peru.
Discover the imposing Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman from Cusco, Peru.
Discover the Inca ruin of Pisac near Cusco, Peru.
Admire the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti in Ollantaytambo, Peru.
Enjoy a return train trip on the Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), Peru.
Take a guided tour of the most famous and spectacular parts of Machu Picchu, Peru.
Catch a flight to the pulsating city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
See a remarkable and dynamic production onboard the 'Sapphire Princess' ship.
Indulge in freshly prepared pizza at Alfredo’s Pizzeria onboard the 'Sapphire Princess' ship.
Enjoy an endless selection at the Horizon Court buffet onboard the 'Sapphire Princess' ship.
When the sun goes down, move your feet at Club Fusion onboard the 'Sapphire Princess' ship.
Explore the southernmost city of Ushuaia, Argentina.
Spot sea lion colonies in the Beagle Channel near Ushuaia, Argentina.
Look out for unbelievable marine life throughout the Antarctic Peninsula.
Look for wild Antarctic Tern throughout the Antarctic Peninsula.
Photograph astonishing icy landscapes throughout the Antarctic Peninsula.
See Rockhopper Penguins on rugged Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Spend a day docked in the cosmopolitan city of Montevideo, Uruguay.
Cruise along the Rio Bajo Madre de Dios (Winding River) from Puerto Maldonado, Peru (Itinerary 2).
Keep your eyes open for black-cap capuchin monkey’s on Monkey Island (Itinerary 2).
Take leisurely hikes through the lush Amazon Jungle (Itinerary 2).
Search for the illusive Peruvian jaguar in the Amazon Jungle (Itinerary 2).
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Incredible Andes & Antarctica

Operated by TripADeal
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Buenos Aires, Antarctica Peninsula & more
Two ultimate bucket list experiences on one unforgettable adventure
Marvel at ancient ruins, natural wonders, incredible wildlife & more
Dates: 26 Dec 2024 - 12 Jan 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
All international & internal flights included
17-day South America & Antarctica cruise with Princess Cruises
9 nights of quality hotel accommodation
59 meals including all while cruising
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Overview

Embark on an extraordinary 29-day South American and Antarctic adventure that’s sure to be the trip of a lifetime. This tour and cruise package is your chance to witness magnificent icebergs, encounter captivating wildlife, explore UNESCO-listed cultural treasures and more.

Your journey begins in the bustling metropolis of Lima, Peru, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour of the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site, the Plaza de Armas historic centre and more. You’ll then jet off to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco to marvel at the Koricancha sacred temple, the spectacular Cusco Cathedral and more on an exciting city tour. Witness panoramic vistas of Sacred Valley, visit a traditional artisan market to shop for souvenirs in Pisac and explore the ruins of the historic Citadel of Pisac. Prepare to be awestruck by the magnificent Temple of the Sun in Ollantaytambo before taking an expedition train to the town of Aguas Calientes and its thermal baths. Wake early to head to Machu Picchu where you’ll witness a spectacular sunrise and uncover the mysteries of this ancient citadel on a guided tour. Catch a flight to the pulsating city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where you can explore the colourful houses of La Boca or visit the city's oldest neighbourhood San Telmo, known as the home of tango, with time at leisure.

You’ll then board the ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship that’s ideal for traversing bucket list destinations and remote polar regions in style and comfort. Onboard, indulge in world-class gourmet dining, attend dazzling productions, break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center and more. Cruise through the southernmost seas to Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina before making your way to the frozen continent. Your voyage continues through iceberg-filled waters of the remarkable Antarctic Peninsula, a realm of mesmerising glaciers, majestic icebergs and unique snow-covered landscapes. Set sail to the lush Falkland Islands, a haven for captivating birdlife and intriguing maritime museums, before spending time docked in Montevideo, Uruguay. You’ll then return to Buenos Aires, Argentina where you’ll disembark the ship and begin the journey home.

This package includes return international full-service flights, two internal flights, a 17-day cruise, 9 nights of hotel accommodation, 59 meals including daily breakfast and more.

Want more? Extend your adventure with an Amazon Jungle extension where you can spend four days at an Eco Lodge, taking daily safaris to explore the exotic wildlife and diverse flora. You can also add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early in Lima, Peru and Stay Behind in Buenos Aires, Argentina packages.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS

Itinerary 1

  • Discover the best of historic Lima on a city tour
  • See the UNESCO-listed Huaca Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor and more
  • Marvel at the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Visit the bucket-list, mist-shrouded ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Traverse through spectacular scenery aboard the PeruRail Expedition Train
  • Stay in the hot springs town of Aguas Calientes
  • Discover Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, on a guided tour
  • See the incredible Temple of the Sun, Sacsayhuaman and more
  • Visit the colourful traditional markets with a day at leisure in beautiful Cusco
  • Uncover the magic and beauty of Buenos Aires with time at leisure
  • Visit the vibrant city of Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Explore Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world
  • Cruise along the icy tundra of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Marvel at ice floes, humpback whales, penguins, leopard seals, sea elephants and more
  • Journey to Stanley in the unforgettable Falkland Islands
  • Delve into the eclectic culture of charming Montevideo, Uruguay


Itinerary 2

  • Spend three magical nights in the spectacular Amazon Rainforest
  • Witness diverse flora and fauna in the Amazon
  • Spot wild jaguars, otters, macaws, anacondas and more
  • Observe the natural sound change in the Amazon as night approaches
  • Visit Caiman Cocha, Monkey Island, Lake Apu Victor and Lost Cocha
FLIGHTS

Itinerary 1

  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • Two internal flights (economy class) from Lima to Cusco, and Cusco to Buenos Aires


Itinerary 2

  • Two additional internal flights (economy class) from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, and Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
CRUISE
  • 17-day South America and Antarctica Cruise with Princess Cruises
  • Sail aboard the incredible Gem-Class 'Sapphire Princess' ship
ACCOMMODATION

Itinerary 1

  • 9 nights of quality 3 and 4-star hotel accommodation 

Itinerary 2

  • 1 additional night in quality 4-star hotel accommodation 
  • 3 additional nights in speciality eco lodge accommodation
DINING

Itinerary 1

  • Enjoy 59 meals including all meals while cruising


Itinerary 2

  • Enjoy an additional 9 meals including daily breakfast 
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Cruise and port taxes and surcharges
  • National parks, museums and archaeological site entrances (unless otherwise specified)
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Round-trip train tickets to Machu Picchu aboard the Expedition Train
  • Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
TRANSFERS

Itinerary 1

  • Airport transfer upon arrival in Lima, Peru
  • Airport transfers (unless otherwise stated)
  • Cruise terminal transfer (unless otherwise stated)


Itinerary 2

  • Additional airport transfers (unless otherwise stated)
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location (see checkout for details)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary (see checkout for details)
  • Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)
  • Please note: Extra charges may apply, see the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details
Itinerary 1
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Lima, Peru

Today you’ll depart from Australia (or New Zealand) for Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival in Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel so you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Lima is a huge and fascinating city so you'll find that it's a melting pot of all things Peruvian as world-famous restaurants sit alongside ancient archaeological sites. Known as "The City of Kings", the Peruvian capital is packed with stunning colonial architecture, huge religious buildings, the seat of government and other important structures.

Please note:
• Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive before departure.
• Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0 to arrive on Day 0. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.
• Due to limited flight availability between Australia and South America, some customers may experience a layover of up to 6 hours or more in Santiago, Chile. Lounge passes can be purchased at your own expense.
• For travellers who wish to break up their journey, a Santiago stopover package is available for purchase. Please see the Important Information for further details.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Executive or similar, Lima

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Lima City Tour - Cusco

After breakfast, you'll enjoy a guided city tour visiting key sites and landmarks in Lima. First, you'll see Huaca Pucllana, a huge archaeological site in Miraflores that is one of Lima’s most popular districts. Huaca Pucllana was an important ceremonial and administrative centre built by the Lima culture, a pre-incan indigenous coastal civilisation that developed along this part of the Peruvian coast between 200 CE and 700 CE. This sacred place was built from seven staggered platforms surrounded by a plaza and large walls.

You'll then drive to the historic centre of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can see the beautiful Plaza de Armas (main square) which is surrounded by impressive colonial and Republican-era buildings. Some of Peru’s most important buildings surround the square including the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace and the Palace of the Union.

In the afternoon, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, a tour representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel where you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in magical Cusco.

Please note: Entrance fees are not included on your morning tour.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Cusco City Tour

After breakfast this morning, you’ll be taken on a guided tour of Cusco! First, you'll head to the wonderful Koricancha which is next door to Santo Domingo Church. The Koricancha was the most sacred and important temple in the Inca Empire, its walls were even said to be covered with gold and life-size statues of plants and animals made of pure gold and silver could be found throughout however, sadly, this wealth was stripped out by the Spanish conquistadors.

You'll then head to the Cusco Cathedral which is located on the Plaza de Armas. Built between 1560 and 1654 on top of the foundations of an existing Inca temple, this spectacular cathedral houses many works of art by the Cusco School of painters, you'll also find its main altar and pulpit are covered in gold and silver relief work.

The next stop is the imposing Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman which sits on a hill above Cusco. Here you can see some of the finest examples of Inca stonework and construction, including massive rocks that were carefully cut and perfectly fitted together to form the walls. From here you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Cusco before heading up the hill to the Tambomachay Archeological Complex. The exact purpose of this site is unknown, but it's thought to have once functioned as an Inca spa.

After the tour, you will be returned to the hotel where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Sacred Valley Tour

After breakfast, you will embark on a tour of Sacred Valley, a beautiful valley that is located north of Cusco and also called the Urubamba Valley. This Inca site extends from Pisac to Ollantaytambo where civilisations have inhabited this region since at least 800 BCE when the Chanapata civilisation arrived to make use of its rich soil.

You’ll arrive in Pisac (an approximately 1-hour drive) to enjoy a quick visit to a traditional artisan market where you can browse and purchase local souvenirs and admire the craftsmanship of local artisans. Afterwards, you'll be taken to the ruins of Pisac where you can explore the extensive landmarks and enjoy stunning views of the valley. Here you’ll also be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac where you’ll see the ruins of temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana. This is a religious structure that was used like a clock by Inca inhabitants to tell the time of the winter solstice, one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the ancient Inca Empire. Should you wish to stay at the markets instead of visiting the ruins, please let your guide know so they can arrange a time to pick you up after the tour to the ruins.

Afterwards, you'll continue onwards to Urubamba where you will stop over for lunch (at your own expense) before heading to your next stop, Ollantaytambo. This was the royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region and built the town and a ceremonial centre. Ollantaytambo is surrounded by sacred mountains so enjoy the many sights of the Inca empire and their many feats of engineering and construction before visiting the amazing Temple of the Sun, carved and polished by Inca master stonemasons, and admiring the beauty of the local people in their traditional attire.

At the end of the tour, you’ll be returned to your hotel to enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Cusco - Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)

Enjoy breakfast before checking out of your accommodation in Cusco and being transferred to the Ollantaytambo train station (an approximately 30-minute drive). Here you'll board a train bound for Aguas Calientes (also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo), a beautiful and colourful thermal town that sits in a deep gorge at the foot of the mountain on which Machu Picchu stands. The two-hour train ride is a memorable experience in itself as you pass through river canyons and rolling hills.

When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you'll be transferred to the hotel where the remainder of your day will be spent at leisure. Feel free to walk around the city and explore the vibrant markets and the general bustle of this unique Peruvian settlement. You'll find that it's surrounded by jungle-covered mountains and cliffs and the Urubamba River flows right through town. It's also surrounded by hot springs, so feel free to take a dip and relax in one of the steaming hot springs!

Please note: For the duration of the trip, due to luggage and space limitations on the train, you will only be allowed to bring an overnight bag to Machu Picchu. It is highly recommended to pre-pack a smaller bag with just the essentials needed for this overnight portion in Machu Picchu Pueblo. The remainder of your luggage can be kept at your accommodation in Cusco at no additional cost.

Overnight: Hatun Inti Boutique or similar, Aguas Calientes

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) - Cusco

Today will be an early start, but worth it!

After an early breakfast, you’ll be picked up from the hotel and taken to the gates of Machu Picchu where (weather permitting) you’ll enjoy one of the most breathtaking sunrises of your life! You’ll be taken on a guided two-hour tour to the most famous and spectacular sites of this extensive archaeological complex, visiting the House of the Guardian, Intihuatana, Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and other key Inca sites. Whilst on tour, you’ll get amazing views across the agricultural terraces of Machu Picchu and across to the surrounding mountains and plunging gorges.

Enjoy free time to explore more of this mysterious ancient city at leisure before meeting up with your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (at your own expense). Afterwards, you’ll then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and board the train back to Poroy. Upon arrival at the station, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco to reminisce about your wondrous time at Machu Picchu.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Cusco Free Day

After breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure to explore Cusco or participate in an optional activity.

Optional Tour: Half-Day Maras & Moray Tour - $85 AUD per person
At approximately 08:00, you’ll be picked up from your hotel for this half-day tour of Maras and Moray. First, you’ll take in breathtaking views of the Andean landscapes including yellow wheat fields, charming traditional villages and snow-capped mountains on your way to magnificent Moray. Upon arrival, your guide will show you around the three amphitheatre-like terraced structures which are carved as circular structures and were used as experimental fields by the Incas to determine the best growing conditions for different crops. It’s a remarkable sight that reveals the ingenuity of the Inca Empire.

You’ll then continue to Maras where you’ll witness the incredible salt evaporation points which were utilised by the Incas and possibly even pre-Inca civilisations. Over 3,000 salt pools are carved into the mountainside, collecting highly saline water from the springs. As the water evaporates, the salt remains, forming the famous pink table salt known as sal de Maras. The salt points resemble a snowy or icy landscape, creating a truly stunning view. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel in Cusco to enjoy the remainder of your afternoon at leisure.

Optional Tour: Folklore Show & Dinner - $45 AUD per person
At approximately 19:00, you'll head to Tunupa restaurant (a 3-minute walk from the hotel) for a fabulous buffet dinner. This is your chance to indulge in a large selection of typical meat, fish, vegetable and dessert dishes. You'll then enjoy a traditional dance show where you can get involved with folk, traditional and classical music played using Andean instruments such as the Quena, charango, flute and zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and get a great experience.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Cusco, Peru - Buenos Aires, Argentina

After breakfast, enjoy your final morning in Peru before being transferred to the airport at the appropriate time for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you’ll be transferred to the hotel and have the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Buenos Aires Free Day

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Buenos Aires! Let yourself be seduced by the busy and beautiful streets that are full of tango vibes and soccer passion, a unique mixture that turns your stay into an exceptional urban adventure. Explore Buenos Aires at your own pace or feel free to participate in one of the optional activities.

Optional Activity: Full-Day Gaucho Ranch Experience - $345 AUD per person
This is your chance to immerse yourself in the cultural legacy of gauchos, Argentine traditions, local craftsmen and fine arts. Travel approximately one and a half hours from the city to Estancia where you can enjoy horseback riding or riding in a sulky cart or carriage while enjoying "empanadas" (traditional pasties) and beverages. At lunchtime, you'll enjoy a typical country-style barbeque that's prepared using only the finest quality meats. Dessert is accompanied by a folk music performance which is followed by a demonstration of gaucho skills (horse whispering or tropillas).

Optional Activity: Half-Day Buenos Aires City Tour - $65 AUD per person
Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires on this half-day tour visiting iconic sites such as the Plaza de Mayo, an important political and historical site symbolising the country’s history. Here, you’ll learn the history of this significant site and of the foundation of some of Buenos Aires most important historical events. You'll continue your tour by visiting one of the oldest residential neighbourhoods, San Telmo, where its cobblestone streets, antique shops and picturesque buildings await. Experience the history of Tango in the neighbourhood of La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighbourhoods as you walk along Caminito Street. Enjoy the eclectic vibe and colourful buildings, while watching local dancers and exploring the many souvenir shops. The tour will conclude with a visit to Puerto Madero, the Retiro neighbourhood, one of the most exclusive residential areas and Recoleta, the final resting place of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina from June 1946 to July 1956 who was widely remembered for her role in her husband's Presidential administration and helping women win the right to vote.

Optional Activity: The Argentine Experience - $165 AUD per person
This evening, you will make your own way to the Fitz Roy 2110 restaurant in Palermo where you'll enjoy a unique and interactive dining experience learning about Argentinian culture, tasting fantastic local dishes, drinking exceptionally paired wine and mingling with other travellers from around the globe. Sit back, immerse yourself in the art of empanada making, prepare your own Mate (a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused herbal tea), sample expertly paired wines by a sommelier and enjoy authentic Argentine cuisine such as grilled provoleta cheese, sliced chorizo sausage with chimichurri, Argentine steak, alfajor with dulce de leche and more!

Please note:
• This is an evening activity from 19:30 to 22:30 (approximately 3 hours).
• The restaurant and meals listed are subject to change, final confirmation will be provided in your Travel Documentation 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Optional Activity: Dinner & Tango at Café de Los Angelitos - $200 AUD per person
In the evening you’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Café de Los Angelitos, located in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood, for a 3-course dinner and Tango show. Dinner will be served in a historic fully restored barn displaying authentic Argentinian culture and customs. Witness a live show displaying more than a hundred years of Buenos Aires history through tango.

Please note:
• The two optional dinners (The Argentine Experience and Dinner & Tango at Café de Los Angelitos) can be experienced on either Day 9 or 10. If you are interested in both dinners, please ensure you notify our Sales team (if purchasing over the phone) or in the checkout which day you’d like to do a particular dinner.
• You are unable to purchase both dinners for the same night.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Buenos Aires - Board Princess Cruises Antarctica Cruise

Enjoy your morning at leisure before being transferred to Buenos Aires Cruise Port where you will board your Princess Cruise from 12:00 (midday) to Antarctica which sails the next day! After checking in and settling into your cabin, you can opt to choose one of the optional dinners.

Please note: The cruise does not depart on this day.

Optional Activity: The Argentine Experience - $165 AUD per person
This evening, you will make your own way to the Fitz Roy 2110 restaurant in Palermo where you'll enjoy a unique and interactive dining experience learning about Argentinian culture, tasting fantastic local dishes, drinking exceptionally paired wine and mingling with other travellers from around the globe. Sit back, immerse yourself in the art of empanada making, prepare your own Mate (a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused herbal tea), sample expertly paired wines by a sommelier and enjoy authentic Argentine cuisine such as grilled provoleta cheese, sliced chorizo sausage with chimichurri, Argentine steak, alfajor with dulce de leche and more!

Please note:
• This is an evening activity from 19:30 to 22:30 (approximately 3 hours).
• The restaurant and meals listed are subject to change, final confirmation will be provided in your Travel Documentation 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Optional Activity: Dinner & Tango at Café de Los Angelitos - $200 AUD per person
In the evening, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Café de Los Angelitos, located in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood, for a 3-course dinner and Tango show. Dinner will be served in a historic fully restored barn displaying authentic Argentinian culture and customs. Witness a live show displaying more than a hundred years of Buenos Aires history through tango.

Please note:
• The two optional dinners (The Argentine Experience and Dinner & Tango at Café de Los Angelitos) can be experienced on either Day 9 or 10. If you are interested in both dinners, please ensure you notify our Sales team (if purchasing over the phone) or in the checkout which day you’d like to do a particular dinner.
• You are unable to purchase both dinners for the same night.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 11 Depart Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spend the day exploring more of Buenos Aires before your departure at 16:00.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Cruising

After the adventure of the past few days, take time to relax and recharge before arriving at the next destination. Explore the multitude of entertainment options available on the incredible 'Sapphire Princess' ship as world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa® as you journey through the Southern Seas.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Cruising

Relax in style as you cruise through the southernmost seas to the frozen continent, this remarkable land of ice and snow offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking out its pristine beauty and unique landscapes. While cruising, enjoy the many onboard activities including original musical productions and guest entertainers in the onboard theatre, explore the multiple eateries and lounges or relax and rejuvenate your body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Punta Arenas, Chile

Tendered: 07:00am - 18:00

Located along the Strait of Magellan between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, Punta Arenas is the southernmost largest city in the world and known as the gateway to Antarctica and the end of the world.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Ushuaia, Argentina

Docked: 12:00 to 20:00

No city on the planet has a more southerly latitude so, as a result, the sun shines 18 hours a day in summer, providing ample opportunity to view the mix of glaciers, forests and sea, all framed by Mount Martial to the west and Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos to the east.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Antarctica Peninsula (Antarctica Cruising)

Arrive: 11:00

As the most isolated continent on earth, this rugged landscape stretches out over 1,500 kilometres towards the tip of South America. The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the Antarctic continent beyond the Arctic Circle and its shores consist of unusually sculpted icebergs, blue-tinged glaciers, majestic mountain peaks and a steep ice shelf that continues to shrink at an alarming rate.

Though the peninsula is covered in icy tundra, it features the mildest climate in Antarctica which is the perfect environment for hosting the only flowering plants on the entire continent, Antarctic Hair Grass and Antarctic Pearlwort. In addition, the icy waters surrounding the peninsula cater to various species of seals, penguins and seabirds including the Cape Pigeon, the American Sheathbill and the Antarctic Tern. Enjoy your scenic cruise in this remote area of the world, it's a breathtaking wonderland nestled in nature's frosty embrace.

Please note: You will not be docking or disembarking in Antarctica, you will only be cruising through.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 19 Antarctica Peninsula (Antarctica Cruising)

Enjoy your scenic cruise in this remote area of the world, it's a breathtaking wonderland nestled in nature's frosty embrace.

Please note: You will not be docking or disembarking in Antarctica, you will only be cruising through.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 20 Antarctica Peninsula (Antarctica Cruising)

Please note: You will not be docking or disembarking in Antarctica, you will only be cruising through.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 21 Antarctica Peninsula (Antarctica Cruising)

Departs: 11:00

Please note: You will not be docking or disembarking in Antarctica, you will only be cruising through.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 22 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 23 Stanley, Falkland Islands

Tendered: 07:00 - 18:30

Commune with the roughly 2,000 intrepid souls who call this remote former whaling outpost home. The Falklands long served as a way station for ships, particularly whalers bound to and from Cape Horn. The islands' rigorous environment is immediately apparent as Stanley Harbor is dotted with the hulks of vessels that succumbed to the fierce winds and waves of the South Atlantic. While their strategic location led to important roles in both World Wars, the islands are best remembered as the cause of the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Today, travellers increasingly journey to the islands to view their rich assortment of bird and marine life however you'll also find colourful houses occupying the low rolling moorland bordering Stanley Harbor. Stanley's climate resembles London's as it's cool and rainy through summer but visitors are often blessed with clear, sunny skies. If you choose to hike through the rocky, windswept landscape, you may observe a few of the island’s flightless residents including Magellan penguins burrowing underground and rockhoppers carefully observing you from outcroppings.

Please note: Stanley is an anchorage port so guests will transfer to shore via the ship's tender.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 24 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 25 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 26 Montevideo, Uruguay

Docked: 09:00 - 18:00

Nestled between the continent's two giants, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. More than half of the nation's population of three million reside in the capital of Montevideo, located at Uruguay's southernmost point on the Rio de la Plata. Although small in size, Uruguay has proven to be big-hearted as the country is one of the most literate nations in the world.

Montevideo is one of South America's most interesting and cosmopolitan capitals so you'll find a charming city made up of 19th-century Beaux Arts buildings, parks and historical monuments.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 27 Disembark Buenos Aires, Argentina - Australia (or New Zealand)

Disembark: 07:00

This morning, you'll enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking the ship. At the appropriate time, you can then make your own way to the airport for your return flight to Australia (or New Zealand).

Please note: Some flights may not depart until the evening, but luggage storage facilities will be available at the cruise port or airport (at an additional cost) so you may explore Buenos Aires at leisure before making your own way to the airport.
Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some return flights may leave on the following day. If your flights have been ticketed to depart a day later you will be provided with an additional night's accommodation in Buenos Aires. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 28 In-Transit

Take a moment to unwind and reflect upon the cherished moments forged during your journey through South America and to the Southernmost continent, Antarctica. 

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 29 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Upon arrival in Australia (or New Zealand) please make your own onward travel arrangements.

Itinerary 2
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Lima, Peru

Today you’ll depart from Australia (or New Zealand) for Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival in Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel so you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note:
• Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive before departure.
• Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0 to arrive on Day 0. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.
• Due to limited flight availability between Australia and South America, some customers may experience a layover of up to 6 hours or more in Santiago, Chile. Lounge passes can be purchased at your own expense.
• For travellers who wish to break up their journey, a Santiago stopover package is available for purchase. Please see the Important Information for further details.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Executive or similar, Lima

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Lima City Tour

After breakfast, you'll enjoy a guided city tour visiting key sites and landmarks in Lima. First, you'll see Huaca Pucllana, a huge archaeological site in Miraflores that is one of Lima’s most popular districts. Huaca Pucllana was an important ceremonial and administrative centre built by the Lima culture, a pre-incan indigenous coastal civilisation that developed along this part of the Peruvian coast between 200 CE and 700 CE. This sacred place was built from seven staggered platforms surrounded by a plaza and large walls.

You'll then drive to the historic centre of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can see the beautiful Plaza de Armas (main square) which is surrounded by impressive colonial and Republican-era buildings. Some of Peru’s most important buildings surround the square including the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace and the Palace of the Union. After the city tour, you will have the remainder of the day at your own leisure.

Please note: Entrance fees are not included on your morning tour.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Executive or similar, Lima

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Amazon Jungle

This morning at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport in Lima in preparation for your flight to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon. Upon arrival, you will be met by a tour representative and to Puerto Capitanía, the port where your riverboat will be waiting for you to cruise across Rio Bajo Madre de Dios (Winding River) until arriving at the lodge, 30 kilometres away from Puerto Maldonado city. On the way to the lodge, you may observe diverse animals such as capybaras, caimans, turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion birds and birds of prey.

Upon arrival at the lodge, you’ll be welcomed with delicious Amazonian tropical fruit nectars and taken to your bungalows to settle in. You’ll then enjoy a delicious lunch with your fellow travellers before embarking on a guided tour with a specialised Amazon guide through to Caiman Cocha, a small lake with an abundant presence of Black Caiman and Common Caimans. In the evening, you’ll witness a spectacular sunset in the Amazon before enjoying dinner and sharing unforgettable memories with your fellow travellers.

Please note: For this duration of the trip, due to luggage and space limitations on the train, you will only be allowed to bring an overnight bag to Machu Picchu. It is highly recommended to pre-pack a smaller bag with just the essentials needed for this overnight portion in Machu Picchu Pueblo. The remainder of your luggage can be kept at your accommodation in Cusco at no additional cost.

Overnight: EcoAmazonia Lodge or similar, Puerto Maldonado

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Amazon Jungle

After breakfast, you'll embark on a hike deep into the forest as you cross the riverside to reach high-elevation forests and descend to floodable forests. During the journey, you will see a wide range of flora and fauna before arriving at the majestic Lake Apu Victor which is surrounded by immense swamps and gigantic trees. You'll then go up to an Amazonian observation deck from which you’ll get to enjoy a panoramic view of the lake and observe parrots, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, hoatzins, herons and other animals like caimans, turtles and more.

You'll then return to the lodge for a refreshing lunch before heading on a guided tour in the afternoon to Monkey Island. This island boasts an enormous variety of exuberant flora and hosts numerous primate specimens like the black spider monkey, the black-cap capuchin monkey, the squirrel monkey and the lion monkey. You might also see other species of little mammals like the ring-tailed coati (nasua nasua), the squirrel and an enormous variety of coloured birds.

Finally, you will complete your visit to the island by enjoying the sunset with an impressive dusk in the jungle. Back in the lodge, you will indulge in an exquisite dinner.

Overnight: EcoAmazonia Lodge or similar, Puerto Maldonado

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Amazon Jungle

Magic begins with birds singing from the Amazon paradise and hearing howler monkey calls before a hearty breakfast that provides you with the necessary energy for a morning full of new experiences.

The day's adventure starts in the virgin forest where accompanied by a local guide, you'll hike in the deep forest on well-preserved trails. You will cross temporary water courses (called tributaries) over well-kept bridges and witness a range of flora and fauna in the wild. You’ll identify a great variety of ornamental plants with unparalleled beauty and with luck, get to see bigger mammals like the jaguar or Peruvian jaguar, the Brazilian tapir and the white-lipped peccary. You may also spot rodents like the giant otter, the capybara, the spotted paca and the armadillo. Keep an eye out for primates like the coto or howler monkey and the squirrel monkey, reptiles like the iguana, amphibians like the toad, and birds like the guan, the partridge, the golden parakeet or the scarlet macaw.

You'll return to the lodge for lunch where you will have time at leisure to explore the lodge, visiting the botanical garden or observing the medicinal plants and fruit trees. In the evening, you'll enjoy a delicious dinner.

Overnight: EcoAmazonia Lodge or similar, Puerto Maldonado

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Amazon Jungle, Puerto Maldonado - Lima - Cusco

Enjoy your final morning in the Amazon before departing the lodge and transferring to Puerto Maldonado Airport in preparation for your flight to Cusco, Peru via Lima.

Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel so you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in magical Cusco.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Cusco City Tour

After breakfast, you’ll join the group on the standard itinerary and embark on a guided tour of Cusco together! First, you'll head to the wonderful Koricancha which is next door to Santo Domingo Church. The Koricancha was the most sacred and important temple in the Inca Empire, its walls were even said to be covered with gold and life-size statues of plants and animals made of pure gold and silver could be found throughout however, sadly, this wealth was stripped out by the Spanish conquistadors.

You'll then head to the Cusco Cathedral which is located on the Plaza de Armas. Built between 1560 and 1654 on top of the foundations of an existing Inca temple, this spectacular cathedral houses many works of art by the Cusco School of painters, you'll also find its main altar and pulpit are covered in gold and silver relief work.

The next stop is the imposing Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman which sits on a hill above Cusco. Here you can see some of the finest examples of Inca stonework and construction, including massive rocks that were carefully cut and perfectly fitted together to form the walls. From here you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Cusco before heading up the hill to the Tambomachay Archeological Complex. The exact purpose of this site is unknown, but it's thought to have once functioned as an Inca spa.

After the tour, you will be returned to the hotel where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Sacred Valley Tour

After breakfast, you will embark on a tour of Sacred Valley, a beautiful valley that is located north of Cusco and also called the Urubamba Valley. This Inca site extends from Pisac to Ollantaytambo where civilisations have inhabited this region since at least 800 BCE when the Chanapata civilisation arrived to make use of its rich soil.

You’ll arrive in Pisac (an approximately 1-hour drive) to enjoy a quick visit to a traditional artisan market where you can browse and purchase local souvenirs and admire the craftsmanship of local artisans. Afterwards, you'll be taken to the ruins of Pisac where you can explore the extensive landmarks and enjoy stunning views of the valley. Here you’ll also be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac where you’ll see the ruins of temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana. This is a religious structure that was used like a clock by Inca inhabitants to tell the time of the winter solstice, one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the ancient Inca Empire. Should you wish to stay at the markets instead of visiting the ruins, please let your guide know so they can arrange a time to pick you up after the tour to the ruins.

Afterwards, you'll continue onwards to Urubamba where you will stop over for lunch (at your own expense) before heading to your next stop, Ollantaytambo. This was the royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region and built the town and a ceremonial centre. Ollantaytambo is surrounded by sacred mountains so enjoy the many sights of the Inca empire and their many feats of engineering and construction before visiting the amazing Temple of the Sun, carved and polished by Inca master stonemasons, and admiring the beauty of the local people in their traditional attire.

At the end of the tour, you’ll be returned to your hotel to enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Cusco - Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)

Enjoy breakfast before checking out of your accommodation in Cusco and being transferred to the Ollantaytambo train station (an approximately 30-minute drive). Here you'll board a train bound for Aguas Calientes (also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo), a beautiful and colourful thermal town that sits in a deep gorge at the foot of the mountain on which Machu Picchu stands. The two-hour train ride is a memorable experience in itself as you pass through river canyons and rolling hills.

When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you'll be transferred to the hotel where the remainder of your day will be spent at leisure. Feel free to walk around the city and explore the vibrant markets and the general bustle of this unique Peruvian settlement. You'll find that it's surrounded by jungle-covered mountains and cliffs and the Urubamba River flows right through town. It's also surrounded by hot springs, so feel free to take a dip and relax in one of the steaming hot springs!
 
Please note: For this duration of the trip, due to luggage and space limitations on the train, you will only be allowed to bring an overnight bag to Machu Picchu. It is highly recommended to pre-pack a smaller bag with just the essentials needed for this overnight portion in Machu Picchu Pueblo. The remainder of your luggage can be kept at your accommodation in Cusco at no additional cost.

Overnight: Hatun Inti Boutique or similar, Aguas Calientes

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) - Cusco

Today will be an early start, but worth it!

After an early breakfast, you’ll be picked up from the hotel and taken to the gates of Machu Picchu where (weather permitting) you’ll enjoy one of the most breathtaking sunrises of your life! You’ll be taken on a guided two-hour tour to the most famous and spectacular sites of this extensive archaeological complex, visiting the House of the Guardian, Intihuatana, Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and other key Inca sites. Whilst on tour, you’ll get amazing views across the agricultural terraces of Machu Picchu and across to the surrounding mountains and plunging gorges.

Enjoy free time to explore more of this mysterious ancient city at leisure before meeting up with your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (at your own expense). Afterwards, you’ll then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and board the train back to Poroy. Upon arrival at the station, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco to reminisce about your wondrous time at Machu Picchu.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Cusco Free Day

After breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure to explore Cusco or participate in an optional activity.

Optional Tour: Half-Day Maras & Moray Tour - $85 AUD per person
At approximately 08:00, you’ll be picked up from your hotel for this half-day tour of Maras and Moray. First, you’ll take in breathtaking views of the Andean landscapes including yellow wheat fields, charming traditional villages and snow-capped mountains on your way to magnificent Moray. Upon arrival, your guide will show you around the three amphitheatre-like terraced structures which are carved as circular structures and were used as experimental fields by the Incas to determine the best growing conditions for different crops. It’s a remarkable sight that reveals the ingenuity of the Inca Empire.

You’ll then continue to Maras where you’ll witness the incredible salt evaporation points which were utilised by the Incas and possibly even pre-Inca civilisations. Over 3,000 salt pools are carved into the mountainside, collecting highly saline water from the springs. As the water evaporates, the salt remains, forming the famous pink table salt known as sal de Maras. The salt points resemble a snowy or icy landscape, creating a truly stunning view. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel in Cusco to enjoy the remainder of your afternoon at leisure.

Optional Tour: Folklore Show & Dinner - $45 AUD per person
At approximately 19:00, you'll head to Tunupa restaurant (a 3-minute walk from the hotel) for a fabulous buffet dinner. This is your chance to indulge in a large selection of typical meat, fish, vegetable and dessert dishes. You'll then enjoy a traditional dance show where you can get involved with folk, traditional and classical music played using Andean instruments such as the Quena, charango, flute and zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and get a great experience.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar, Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Cusco, Peru - Buenos Aires, Argentina

After breakfast, enjoy your final morning in Peru before being transferred to the airport at the appropriate time for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you’ll be transferred to the hotel and have the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Buenos Aires Free Day

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Buenos Aires! Let yourself be seduced by the busy and beautiful streets that are full of tango vibes and soccer passion, a unique mixture that turns your stay into an exceptional urban adventure. Explore Buenos Aires at your own pace or feel free to participate in one of the optional activities.

Optional Activity: Full-Day Gaucho Ranch Experience - $345 AUD per person
This is your chance to immerse yourself in the cultural legacy of gauchos, Argentine traditions, local craftsmen and fine arts. Travel approximately one and a half hours from the city to Estancia where you can enjoy horseback riding or riding in a sulky cart or carriage while enjoying "empanadas" (traditional pasties) and beverages. At lunchtime, you'll enjoy a typical country-style barbeque that's prepared using only the finest quality meats. Dessert is accompanied by a folk music performance which is followed by a demonstration of gaucho skills (horse whispering or tropillas).

Optional Activity: Half-Day Buenos Aires City Tour - $65 AUD per person
Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires on this half-day tour visiting iconic sites such as the Plaza de Mayo, an important political and historical site symbolising the country’s history. Here, you’ll learn the history of this significant site and of the foundation of some of Buenos Aires most important historical events. You'll continue your tour by visiting one of the oldest residential neighbourhoods, San Telmo, where its cobblestone streets, antique shops and picturesque buildings await. Experience the history of Tango in the neighbourhood of La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighbourhoods as you walk along Caminito Street. Enjoy the eclectic vibe and colourful buildings, while watching local dancers and exploring the many souvenir shops. The tour will conclude with a visit to Puerto Madero, the Retiro neighbourhood, one of the most exclusive residential areas and Recoleta, the final resting place of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina from June 1946 to July 1956 who was widely remembered for her role in her husband's Presidential administration and helping women win the right to vote.

Optional Activity: The Argentine Experience - $165 AUD per person
This evening, you will make your own way to the Fitz Roy 2110 restaurant in Palermo where you'll enjoy a unique and interactive dining experience learning about Argentinian culture, tasting fantastic local dishes, drinking exceptionally paired wine and mingling with other travellers from around the globe. Sit back, immerse yourself in the art of empanada making, prepare your own Mate (a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused herbal tea), sample expertly paired wines by a sommelier and enjoy authentic Argentine cuisine such as grilled provoleta cheese, sliced chorizo sausage with chimichurri, Argentine steak, alfajor with dulce de leche and more!

Please note:
• This is an evening activity from 19:30 to 22:30 (approximately 3 hours).
• The restaurant and meals listed are subject to change, final confirmation will be provided in your Travel Documentation 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Optional Activity: Dinner & Tango at Café de Los Angelitos - $200 AUD per person
In the evening, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to a Café de Los Angelitos, located in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood, for a 3-course dinner and Tango show. Dinner will be served in a historic fully restored barn displaying authentic Argentinian culture and customs. Witness a live show displaying more than a hundred years of Buenos Aires history through tango.

Please note:
• The two optional dinners (The Argentine Experience and Dinner & Tango at Café de Los Angelitos) can be experienced on either Day 9 or 10. If you are interested in both dinners, please ensure you notify our Sales team (if purchasing over the phone) or in the checkout which day you’d like to do a particular dinner.
• You are unable to purchase both dinners for the same night.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Buenos Aires - Board Princess Cruises Antarctica Cruise

Enjoy your morning at leisure before being transferred to Buenos Aires Cruise Port where you will board your Princess Cruise from 12:00 (midday) to Antarctica which sails the next day! After checking in and settling into your cabin, you can opt to choose one of the optional dinners.

Please note: The cruise does not depart on this day.

Optional Activity: The Argentine Experience - $165 AUD per person
This evening, you will make your own way to the Fitz Roy 2110 restaurant in Palermo where you'll enjoy a unique and interactive dining experience learning about Argentinian culture, tasting fantastic local dishes, drinking exceptionally paired wine and mingling with other travellers from around the globe. Sit back, immerse yourself in the art of empanada making, prepare your own Mate (a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused herbal tea), sample expertly paired wines by a sommelier and enjoy authentic Argentine cuisine such as grilled provoleta cheese, sliced chorizo sausage with chimichurri, Argentine steak, alfajor with dulce de leche and more!

Please note:
• This is an evening activity from 19:30 to 22:30 (approximately 3 hours).
• The restaurant and meals listed are subject to change, final confirmation will be provided in your Travel Documentation 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Optional Activity: Dinner & Tango at Café de Los Angelitos - $200 AUD per person
In the evening, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Café de Los Angelitos, located in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood, for a 3-course dinner and Tango show. Dinner will be served in a historic fully restored barn displaying authentic Argentinian culture and customs. Witness a live show displaying more than a hundred years of Buenos Aires history through tango.

Please note:
• The two optional dinners (The Argentine Experience and Dinner & Tango at Café de Los Angelitos) can be experienced on either Day 9 or 10. If you are interested in both dinners, please ensure you notify our Sales team (if purchasing over the phone) or in the checkout which day you’d like to do a particular dinner.
• You are unable to purchase both dinners for the same night.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 15 Depart Buenos Aires, Argentina aboard ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship to Antarctica

Spend the day exploring more of Buenos Aires before your departure at 16:00.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Cruising

After the adventure of the past few days, take time to relax and recharge before arriving at the next destination. Explore the multitude of entertainment options available on the incredible 'Sapphire Princess' ship as world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa® as you journey through the Southern Seas.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Cruising

Relax in style as you cruise through the southernmost seas to the frozen continent, this remarkable land of ice and snow offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking out its pristine beauty and unique landscapes. While cruising, enjoy the many onboard activities including original musical productions and guest entertainers in the onboard theatre, explore the multiple eateries and lounges or relax and rejuvenate your body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 19 Punta Arenas, Chile

Tendered: 07:00am - 18:00

Located along the Strait of Magellan between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, Punta Arenas is the southernmost largest city in the world and known as the gateway to Antarctica and the end of the world.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 20 Ushuaia, Argentina

Docked: 12:00 to 20:00

No city on the planet has a more southerly latitude so, as a result, the sun shines 18 hours a day in summer, providing ample opportunity to view the mix of glaciers, forests and sea, all framed by Mount Martial to the west and Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos to the east.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 21 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 22 Antarctica Peninsula (Antarctica Cruising)

Arrive: 11:00

As the most isolated continent on earth, this rugged landscape stretches out over 1,500 kilometres towards the tip of South America. The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the Antarctic continent beyond the Arctic Circle and its shores consist of unusually sculpted icebergs, blue-tinged glaciers, majestic mountain peaks and a steep ice shelf that continues to shrink at an alarming rate.

Though the peninsula is covered in icy tundra, it features the mildest climate in Antarctica which is the perfect environment for hosting the only flowering plants on the entire continent, Antarctic Hair Grass and Antarctic Pearlwort. In addition, the icy waters surrounding the peninsula cater to various species of seals, penguins and seabirds including the Cape Pigeon, the American Sheathbill and the Antarctic Tern. Enjoy your scenic cruise in this remote area of the world, it's a breathtaking wonderland nestled in nature's frosty embrace.

Please note: You will not be docking or disembarking in Antarctica, you will only be cruising through.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 23 Antarctica Peninsula (Antarctica Cruising)

Enjoy your scenic cruise in this remote area of the world, it's a breathtaking wonderland nestled in nature's frosty embrace.

Please note: You will not be docking or disembarking in Antarctica, you will only be cruising through.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 24 Antarctica Peninsula (Antarctica Cruising)

Please note: You will not be docking or disembarking in Antarctica, you will only be cruising through.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 25 Antarctica Peninsula (Antarctica Cruising)

Departs: 11:00

Please note: You will not be docking or disembarking in Antarctica, you will only be cruising through.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 26 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 27 Stanley, Falkland Islands

Tendered: 07:00 - 18:30

Commune with the roughly 2,000 intrepid souls who call this remote former whaling outpost home. The Falklands long served as a way station for ships, particularly whalers bound to and from Cape Horn. The islands' rigorous environment is immediately apparent as Stanley Harbor is dotted with the hulks of vessels that succumbed to the fierce winds and waves of the South Atlantic. While their strategic location led to important roles in both World Wars, the islands are best remembered as the cause of the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Today, travellers increasingly journey to the islands to view their rich assortment of bird and marine life however you'll also find colourful houses occupying the low rolling moorland bordering Stanley Harbor. Stanley's climate resembles London's as it's cool and rainy through summer but visitors are often blessed with clear, sunny skies. If you choose to hike through the rocky, windswept landscape, you may observe a few of the island’s flightless residents including Magellan penguins burrowing underground and rockhoppers carefully observing you from outcroppings.

Please note: Stanley is an anchorage port so guests will transfer to shore via the ship's tender.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 28 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 29 Cruising

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 30 Montevideo, Uruguay

Docked: 09:00 - 18:00

Nestled between the continent's two giants, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. More than half of the nation's population of three million reside in the capital of Montevideo, located at Uruguay's southernmost point on the Rio de la Plata. Although small in size, Uruguay has proven to be big-hearted as the country is one of the most literate nations in the world.

Montevideo is one of South America's most interesting and cosmopolitan capitals so you'll find a charming city made up of 19th-century Beaux Arts buildings, parks and historical monuments.

Overnight: Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 31 Disembark Buenos Aires, Argentina - Australia (or New Zealand)

Disembark: 07:00

This morning, you'll enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking the ship. At the appropriate time, you can then make your own way to the airport for your return flight to Australia (or New Zealand).

Please note: Some flights may not depart until the evening, but luggage storage facilities will be available at the cruise port or airport (at an additional cost) so you may explore Buenos Aires at leisure before making your own way to the airport.
Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some return flights may leave on the following day. If your flights have been ticketed to depart a day later you will be provided with an additional night's accommodation in Buenos Aires. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 32 In-Transit

Take a moment to unwind and reflect upon the cherished moments forged during your journey through South America and to the Southernmost continent, Antarctica. 

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 33 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Upon arrival in Australia (or New Zealand) please make your own onward travel arrangements.

Important Info

Booking information 


After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.



 



On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 



 



Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.



 



CANCELLATION POLICY



Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.



 



Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.



 



Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 



 



Offer essentials


This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 12th January 2025. 



 



This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.



 



Single Traveller Supplement



For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies as per below.



Itinerary 1 



• Inside Cabin: $3,999 
• Obstructed Ocean View: $4,299



• Unobstructed Ocean View: $4,499



• Balcony Cabin: $5,999



 



Itinerary 2 



• Inside Cabin: $4,299 
• Obstructed Ocean View: $4,599



• Unobstructed Ocean View: $4,999



• Balcony Cabin: $5,999



Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.



 



Departure Dates



Itinerary 1: 2024



December: 26* 



 



Itinerary 1: 2025



January: 12



 



Itinerary 2: 2025



January: 8



Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.



 



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Please note: 



• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $500 per person.



Flights


Departure Cities



Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Auckland.



 



Departure City Surcharges



• Brisbane or Adelaide: $300 per person



• Perth: $500 per person



• Auckland: $100 per person



 



International Full-Service Airline(s) Used



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



• Airlines: LATAM, Qantas Airways, Aerolineas Argentinas and partners (subject to availability).



Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.



 



Internal South American Airline(s) Used



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



• Airlines: LATAM, Aerolineas Argentinas (subject to availability).



 



Missed Flights 



If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements.



 



Arrive Early Options



Lima, Peru - $300 per person.



High season dates up to $700 per person, subject to availability.



Please note:



• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.



• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.



• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.



• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.



• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.



• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):



23 September 2024 - 20 October 2024



6 December 2024 - 31 January 2025 



 



Stay Behind Options



Buenos Aires, Argentina - $300 per person.



High season dates up to $700 per person, subject to availability.



Please note:



• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.



• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.



• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.



• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.



• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.



• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):



6 December 2024 - 31 January 2025 



28 March 2025 - 27 April 2025



 



Stopover Packages 



* Santiago, Chile



Twin share: $800 per person/one-way.



Solo Traveller: $1,300 one way.



Includes:



• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation.



• Daily breakfast.



• Return airport transfers.



Please note: 



• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.



• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.



• Stopover packages are subject to availability.



• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.



 



Flight Class Upgrades



Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.



Please note:



• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).



• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed.



 



Domestic Flight Information



Baggage allowance per person:



• 1 x 23 kilogram of checked baggage.



• 1 x 7 kilogram of carry-on baggage.



 



Cruise


Princess Cruises 'Sapphire Princess' Ship



Refurbished in 2018, the 'Sapphire Princess' will make you feel at home away from home. With over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment, your options are endless! Enjoy your time onboard with casual dining at Trident Grill® or Alfredo’s Pizzeria®, specialty dining at Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria® or Sterling Steakhouse ®, endless entertainment and rejuvenating spa retreats, you’ll be spoiled for choice as you cruise the seas.



 



Cabins/Staterooms



Inside Cabins



Approximately 13.47 - 15.05m2.



These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option features two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.



 



Ocean View Cabin



Approximately 13.56 - 19.69m2.



Enjoy the added benefit of the view of the ocean from a picture window or porthole that brings in the natural light and provides spectacular views of your destination with all the same amenities as an interior room.



 



Balcony Cabin



Approximately 16.63 - 25.92m2.



This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.



 



Please note: All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.



 



Cruise Arrival & Departure Times



Please keep in mind that the provided cruise arrival and departure times are approximate and will be finalised upon receipt of your cruise tickets.



 



Accommodation


Accommodation Used



4-Star Properties (Self-Rated)



• Lima, Peru: Jose Antonio Executive or similar.



• Aguas Calientes, Peru: Hatun Inti Boutique or similar.



• Cusco, Peru: Costa del Sol Wyndham or similar.



• Buenos Aires, Argentina: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar.



 



Extension Itinerary



Ecolodge Accommodation



• Puerto Maldonado: EcoAmazonia Nature Lodge or similar.



Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.



 



Extra Nights



Not available.



 



Maximum Room Capacity



2 people.



 



Child Policy



• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.



• Valid for children 12 years old and over.



Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.



 



Triple Share



Not available.



 



Bedding Configuration



Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).



 



General information


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.



 



Optional Tours/Activities



Itinerary 1



• Day 7: Half-Day Maras & Moray Tour - $85 AUD per person.



• Day 7: Folklore Show & Dinner - $45 AUD per person.



• Day 9: Gaucho Ranch Experience - $345 AUD per person.



• Day 9: Buenos Aires City Tour - $65 AUD per person.



• Day 9/10: The Argentine Experience - $165 AUD per person.



• Day 9/10: 3-Course Dinner & Tango Show - $200 AUD per person.



Please note: The two optional dinners (i.e: The Argentine Experience and 3-Course Dinner & Tango Show) can be experienced on either Day 9 or 10. If you are interested in both dinners, please ensure you notify our Sales team (if purchasing over the phone) or in the checkout which day you’d like to do a particular dinner. You should not be able to purchase both dinners for the same night.



 



Itinerary 2



• Day 11: Half-Day Maras & Moray Tour - $85 AUD per person.



• Day 11: Folklore Show & Dinner - $45 AUD per person.



• Day 13: Gaucho Ranch Experience - $345 AUD per person.



• Day 13: Buenos Aires City Tour - $65 AUD per person.



• Day 13/14: The Argentine Experience - $165 AUD per person.



• Day 13/14: 3-Course Dinner & Tango Show - $200 AUD per person.



Please note: The two optional dinners (i.e: The Argentine Experience and 3-Course Dinner & Tango Show) can be experienced on either Day 9 or 10. If you are interested in both dinners, please ensure you notify our Sales team (if purchasing over the phone) or in the checkout which day you’d like to do a particular dinner.



 



Please note:



• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 



• Some tours or shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.



• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line before travel (subject to availability).



• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular, and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.



 



Exclusions


• Visa fees and requirements.



• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer.



• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer.



• Recommended gratuities/tipping.



• Cruise gratuities (tips) for stateroom attendants and service charges (please refer to Other Important Information - “Gratuities/Tipping” for further details).



• Optional activities/tours.



• Personal expenses.



• Travel insurance.



 



Other important information


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER



Tour Guide



Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 



 



Tour Leader



An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 



Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 



 



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES



Lima, Peru



Lima is usually described as mild and warm throughout the year without much noteworthy rain, making Lima one of the driest capitals in the world. The average temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C.



 



Cusco, Peru



Cusco, located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, has a highland climate with distinct dry and wet seasons. The city's elevation, approximately 3,400 metres above sea level, contributes to its cooler temperatures.



Dry Season (May to October): This period is considered winter in Cusco and is characterised by dry and sunny weather. Days are generally clear, and temperatures can range from around 10°C to 20°C. However, nights can be quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to around 0°C.



Wet Season (November to April): Cusco's wet season coincides with the summer months. During this time, there is a higher chance of rainfall, and the weather can be more unpredictable. Daytime temperatures are still mild, ranging from 12°C to 18°C, but nights are relatively milder compared to the dry season.



It's important to note that due to its high altitude, Cusco's weather can vary significantly throughout the day. Visitors are advised to bring layers, including warm clothing for cooler evenings and mornings, as well as sun protection for the strong mountain sun during the day.



 



Buenos Aires, Argentina



Average temperatures in Buenos Aires in December range from 18˚C to 29˚C with gentle breezes. During the month of January, this is considered the hottest month in Buenos Aires and temperatures can range from 20˚C to 30˚C. You can expect to experience 14-15 hours of clear and sunny skies during these months and mid to high humidity.



 



Antarctica



December and January are one of the most popular and warmest months to visit Antarctica. There are 24 hours of daylight, so you’ll be able to enjoy amazing views of Antarctica at any time. Average temperatures are approximately -1˚C to 0˚C. 



 



FLIGHTS



Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points



We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.



 



Passport Validity



Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.



 



CRUISE



Embarkation/Disembarkation



• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.



• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.



• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.



• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.



Please note: Strict Covid-19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering Covid-19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information before boarding.



 



Cruise Loyalty Discounts



Please note: Travellers must contact the cruise line directly upon receiving their travel documents in order to request any membership benefits they may be entitled to.



 



COACH TOUR



Meals



For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements.



Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.



 



Luggage



You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.



 



OTHER



Mobility



If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf. 



 



Fitness Level Required



A leisurely level of fitness will be required. Leisurely is described as Light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, which may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility. 



Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



 



Yellow Fever



A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival. You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.



 



High Altitude Illness



Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes. Altitude illness will affect some travellers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



 



Gratuities/Tipping



Land



Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $10 USD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 



Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.



 



Cruise



Cruise gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the stateroom attendants, throughout the cruise component of this tour. These are a daily amount for each guest that will be automatically added to your onboard account for your convenience and is distributed to onboard crew members in various departments. These will vary depending on your cabin type as per below:



Inside, Oceanview & Balcony Cabins: $16USD per person, per day.



 



A non-refundable Service Charge on purchases will also be automatically added to your onboard account for purchases of beverage packages, drinks, dining room and specialty dining, private group functions and other elected products, services or amenities provided to guests not included in your cruise fare. The Service Charge amount is based upon the service/product purchased as per below:



Speciality dining: 18% (included in total cover charge)



Speciality food items: 18% (included in total cover charge)



Drinks Packages: 18%



Drinks: 18%



Corkage Fee: 18% (included in total cover charge)



Private Group Functions: 18% (of total cost)



Spa Services: 18% 



 



Sightseeing



Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



 



Shopping



Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.



 



Visas


Peru



Tourists don't need a visa. You can get a permit to stay for up to 3 months when you arrive. You may need a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate to enter Peru. Some airlines may want to see one when you leave. If you've visited Peru in the previous 6 days, you'll need a valid certificate to enter Australia.



 



Argentina



As a tourist, you can stay for up to 90 days without a visa, but you'll need evidence that you intend to depart the country within the 90 days, along with the following: 



• A return or onward ticket and valid passport.



• Travel/medical insurance.



Please note: Officials may also ask for proof of accommodation and evidence that you have enough money or a credit card to cover your trip. 



 



Chile (Transiting)



If your travel includes transiting through Chile, you should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Chile to confirm if you'll need a visa. If you transit in Chile without a visa and miss your connecting flight, you won’t be able to pass the immigration point. You'll be required to remain airside and not leave the airport until a new onward flight has been arranged. Australians have previously been required to remain airside for several days due to missed flight connections. For more information regarding visa requirements for Chile please visit https://www.consulado.gob.cl/servicios/e-visa-para-australia 



 



United States (Transiting)



If travelling on an Australian passport, an ESTA (visa waiver) for the USA is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA visa waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. For information on ESTA eligibility or to apply, please visit: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ 



Please note: Due to recent changes to USA immigration policies, TripADeal recommends all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection.



 



Important: 



• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.



• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.



Please note: 



• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.



Schedule of fees


Voluntary Changes



This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.



• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error



• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Supplier Fees



In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice