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Antarctic Grandeur: An Expedition from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires - 2022

Buenos Aires • 12-night expedition cruise with Ushuaia, Drake Passage, 7 days in Antarctica, Ushuaia • Buenos Aires
  • CRUISE ON THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
  • GET TO KNOW ABOUT FIVE DIFFERENT SPECIES OF THESE QUIRKY, ADORABLE FLIGHTLESS AQUATIC BIRDS
  • SET FOOT ON SOME OF THE PLANET’S MOST PRISTINE AND REMOTELY BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES IN THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • MARVEL AT ROAMING ICEBERGS, SPECTACULAR BLUE-WHITE PHENOMENA THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY
  • LOOK FOR WHALES IN THE PRIME FEEDING GROUNDS OF THE SOUTHERN AND SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEANS
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  • 16
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  • 17
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil

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Easter Island

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Iguassu Falls, Brazil

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $466 PER DAY

Before your Antarctica exploration, why not cross another incredible natural wonder off your bucket list, and add another country (Brazil) to your passport? Travel to spectacular Iguassu Falls National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 275 thundering falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Second in size only to Victoria Falls, this series of cataracts once prompted Eleanor Roosevelt to take pity on her country’s most famous falls, saying “Poor Niagara!” as she gazed upon mighty Iguassu. The falls are all impressive, but the most spectacular is the Devil’s Throat, the 2,300-foot-long spectacle that separates Argentina and Brazil.

Your Price Includes:

  • Included flights: 1 domestic flight from Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights accommodations near Iguassu Falls National Park at the First Class Bourbon Cataratas Resort (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • 2 sightseeing tours featuring both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls, and a thrilling Macuco Safari Boat Ride
  • Samba Show
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling while overseas, beginning at our hotel
  • Services of a City Host and a regional expert
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Iguassu, Brazil

You’ll board an overnight flight to Iguassu, Brazil, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrival in Iguassu and afternoon exploration

Welcome to Brazil! If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, upon arrival a Vantage representative will meet you and arrange transfer to your centrally located hotel. Settle in, relax and perhaps explore the stunning grounds, then join your fellow travelers for dinner at the hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Behold the Devil’s Throat and take a thrilling Macuco Safari boat ride

Begin your explorations today on the Brazilian side of the falls, taking in spectacular panoramic views. Start with a walking tour with magnificent views of Devil's Throat, where torrents crash into a narrow canyon from three sides. You'll have free time to enjoy lunch on your own before your next wet and wild adventure: a Macuco Safari Boat Ride.

First, a 4x4 vehicle will bring you through the dense rainforest where you’ll view flowers, birds, and butterflies. As you pass through the undergrowth, your jungle guides will point out orchids, palm trees, bromeliads, and centenarian trees. Then, board special speedboats bound for Iguassu’s gorge, where falls thunder in from three sides and where you can snap some amazing photos. Then, get ready to get wet! Your experienced river pilots, who know these waters extensively, will give you a thrilling ride through some of the rapids, guiding you right up next to the splashing cascades. (Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, casual clothes, and prepare to get soaked! If you prefer not to get wet, a dry option is also available.)

Tonight’s dinner will be a treat: a delicious meal with a lively Samba Show.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 4:

Explore the Argentinian side of the falls, fly to Buenos Aires

After breakfast you’ll enjoy thrilling sightseeing of the Argentinian side of the falls. Embark on a walking tour and admire the falls from the Upper Trail. Early this afternoon you’ll transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires to commence your base tour, starting on Day 2 of your itinerary.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Easter Island

FROM $2,599 PER PERSON | 6 DAYS | $433 PER DAY

Enhance your understanding of Polynesian culture — and treat yourself to an exotic island experience in the “navel of the world” — on a post-trip extension to Easter Island, a Chilean territory and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rapa Nui, as it’s locally known, is distinguished worldwide as the one and only home of the mystifying moai statues. This extension is your opportunity to encounter these mystical talismans up close and disentangle history from legend. Who created these statues? How? Why? And what happened to them?

Your Price Includes:
  • Round-trip flight between Santiago and Easter Island
  • 5 nights’ accommodations: 1 night at the InterContinental Santiago (or similar) in Santiago, 3 nights at the O’tai Hotel (or similar) in Hanga Roa, Easter Island, and 1 final night at the InterContinental Santiago (or similar)
  • 9 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners
  • 8 included features and cultural discoveries, including a full-day island tour and half-day tour of Orongo and Vinapu; UNESCO-listed Rapa Nui; a visit with a local resident to learn the history of the Rapa Nui people; a sunset picnic at Tahai; and a stop by the island’s historical local post office
  • 1 UNESCO site: Rapa Nui
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling while overseas, beginning at our hotel
  • Services of a City Host and a regional expert
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 17:

Fly to Santiago, Chile's historic capital

Fly to Santiago this morning. Upon arrival, a panoramic tour reveals the city’s colonial and contemporary highlights. You’ll have a chance to stroll down the famous Alameda, the city’s bustling main avenue, and explore the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral, the stunning white Central Post Office, and the National History Museum — itself an historical monument. Enjoy your included dinner at a local restaurant.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 18:

Fly to mystical Easter Island

Today, you'll head to the airport for your flight to Easter Island. After checking into your hotel, embark on a tour of Hanga Roa, the island’s main town and capital. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. Cultural Discovery: You’ll visit a family museum to learn about the Rapa Nui people from a local resident.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Touring the island’s architectural hot spots

Spend a full day touring the island’s famed moai and archaeological hotspots, starting with Ahu Vaihu, the site of an ancient temple. You’ll find moai toppled over, the result of tribal conflict, family rivalry, or perhaps even local superstition. Next you’ll see the Rano Raraku volcanic crater, a former moai quarry — there are even statues still waiting to be freed. You’ll view the moai in full glory at Ahu Tongariki, the island’s largest ahu platform. At Anakena Beach, you may go for a refreshing swim with moai in sight — Ahu Nau Nau is known as the island's most intricately carved statues. Later, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 20:

The epic sights of Orongo and Ahu Vinapu

You’ll head south of Hanga Roa for this morning’s tour. Straddled between the Rano Kau crater and cliffs above the Pacific is Orongo, the ruins of a sod-and-stone house settlement. Who knows what mysteries you’ll solve at your next stop, the archaeological site at Ahu Vinapu? Following leisure time for lunch, reconvene for an afternoon touring Ahu Akivi, the seven scout moai of Rapa Nui legend. Stop in Puna Pau on the way back to examine the red scoria rock used to make topknots for some of the moai. Tonight, weather permitting, you'll enjoy rustic picnic dinner at Tahai overlooking the endless Pacific Ocean.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 21:

Visit the most interesting post office on Earth, then fly to Santiago

Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back to Santiago. Along the way, you'll pay a visit to Easter Island’s post office, the furthest location from any other post office on the planet, where you can browse the unique postcards and pick up Easter Island’s stamp. After arriving in Santiago, you'll have the rest of the day to spend at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 22:

Fly overnight to the U.S.

Enjoy your last morning in Santiago at leisure after breakfast at the hotel. This afternoon, we’ll check out of our hotel and transfer to the airport for our overnight flight to the U.S.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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