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Patagonia and Chilean Fjords - 19 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Package (AUR13442)

Join Aurora Expedition's MV Greg Mortimer for 13 unforgettable nights of cruising Patagonia and the Chilean fjords from Ushuaia to Puerto Montt!

Tour Departure: Apr 3, 2020


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Join Aurora Expedition's MV Greg Mortimer for 13 unforgettable nights of cruising Patagonia and the Chilean fjords from Ushuaia to Puerto Montt!

Inclusions:

19 Night Package Includes:
  • Economy Class airfares from Australia to Iguazu, Iguazu to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Puerto Montt to Santiago and Santiago to Australia
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at the Grand Panoramic Hotel Iguazu, including breakfast
  • Full day guided tour to the Argentinian side of the Falls (6 hours)
  • Half day guided tour to the Brazilian side of the Falls (3 hours)
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at Carles Hotel Buenos Aires, including breakfast
  • Half day guided Buenos Aires City Tour with Recoleta's Cemetery
  • 1 night pre-cruise stay at Ushuaia Hotel to be advised by Aurora Expeditions*
  • Half day guided city tour of Ushuaia*
  • 12 night cruise from Ushuaia to Puerto Montt aboard MV Greg Mortimer
  • All on-board meals, entertainment, educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at the Pullman Santiago El Bosque, including breakfast
  • Transfers between airports, hotels and ports throughout#
  • All port charges, government fees and air taxes
* These land services are included as part of your cruise with Aurora Expeditions.
# Transfers to/from ports in Ushuaia and Puerto Montt are included as part of your cruise with Aurora Expeditions.

Additional inclusions for your Aurora Expedition's cruise:
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises mentioned in the itinerary
  • Free access to our onboard doctor for consultations relating to sea-sickness.
  • Complimentary 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary loan of Muck boots during the voyage
  • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: LATAM K/Ncl EX SYD MEL BNE ADL to IGR BUE USH PMC SCL

Depart from either Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide

To: South America - Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Ushuaia, P Montt, Santiago


SPECIAL FARE

SALES VALIDITY: until further notice

FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class K/N/Y

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.

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Sat 28 Mar 2020
Day 2: Private transfer from airport to hotel
Sun 29 Mar 2020
Day 2 - 4: Panoramic Grand Hotel

Perched high on a hill, this splendid hotel enjoys breath-taking views over the Iguazu River and Puerto de Iguazu, less than 43 kilometres from Iguazu National Park and within walking distance from the city centre, this magnificent hotel is an excellent choice for all kinds of travellers. Its unbeatable location will be a great advantage to all those who wish to discover the beauty of this stunning natural spot. The complex offers comfortable and spacious guest rooms. All of them are sumptuously appointed and well-equipped with modern amenities. The property features a glamorous restaurant overlooking the Iguazu River and serving exquisite regional specialities. Guests may also have a drink or enjoy delicious pastries in one of two snug on-site bars. The establishment also features a swimming pool and wellness centre, children's playground, casino and entertainment room, gym and versatile meeting facilities.

Sun 29 Mar 2020
Day 3: Excursion to Argentinian Side of the Falls

Depart from the hotel to visit the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls, located within the Iguazu National Park. With an extension of 67.000 hectares the park has been declared a Natural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. The Falls are integrated by 275 waterfalls that fall from an average altitude of seventy meters. The starting point is the “Central Station”, from which visitors can choose to take the train that goes to “Falls Station” or the one that goes to “Devil’s Throat Station”. From these points it is possible to carry out diverse excursions:

  • The first walk is a walk of 800 meters on footbridges, elevated over the surface of the terrain so as not to obstruct or/frighten the fauna. On this walk, visitors can observe the waterfalls from the upper part of the Dos Hermanas, Bosetti, Bernabé Méndez, M´Bigua Falls, among others. It lasts for an hour and the range of difficulty is low, there are no stairs.
  • The second walk, is a 1,600 meters walk on footbridges elevated over the surface of the terrain, where visitors can see the two sisters, Alvar Nuñez, San Martín, and Bosetti falls and the Rock de la Bella Vista. Visitors can also have a panoramic view of the Devil’s Throat and the Río Iguazú Inferior Canyon. This walk lasts for two hours and the range of difficulty is moderate, with stairs.
  • The Devil’s Throat excursion starts at the “Devil’s Throat Station” to go walking through the footbridges for about 1,200 meters which allow the visitor to enjoy the view of the most important waterfall of the Falls. The excursion lasts two hours, and the range of difficulty is low, there are no stairs. The return is done by train up to the Visitors Center. Once the excursion ends, return to the hotel. Lunch is not included in this visit.
Mon 30 Mar 2020
Day 4: Excursion to Brazilian Side of the Falls

Depart from the hotel crossing the Tancredo Neves and Juan D. Perón Bridge that connect the Argentinian city of Puerto Iguazu with the Brazilian city of Foz de Iguazú. The tour continues towards the Iguaçu National Park, one of the largest vegetation reserves in Brazil. Arrive at the visitors’ center where passengers transfer to a bus for a tour inside the park and up to the beginning of the boardwalks located at the edge of the cliffs of the Iguazu River, which extend almost a kilometer. During the walk is possible to see the San Martín Island, and be amazed by the sight of the waterfalls of Bossetti, San Martín and Three Musketeers. The observation deck found towards the end of the walk offers a unique view of Devil’s Throat from a distance of just 150 meters away. This amazing scenery is enhanced by the constant formation of rainbows. The visit ends next to the Salto Floriano fall where there is a small store with access to the panoramic elevator that is at the visitor's disposal. At the end of the tour, a long stairway leads to the area where visitors are transferred back to the hotel. The daily tours are scheduled preferably in the mornings due to the position of the sun over the waterfalls.

Tue 31 Mar 2020
Day 4: Private transfer from hotel to airport
Tue 31 Mar 2020
Day 4: Private transfer from domestic airport to hotel
Tue 31 Mar 2020
Day 4 - 6: Carles Hotel Buenos Aires

Carles Hotel Buenos Aires is located at the corner of Juncal and Esmeralda, in the neighborhood of Recoleta and counts with 35 rooms spread all over 11 floors. Ours is a boutique hotel, elegant and above all comfortable. It stands out for its excellent location both for proximity to the tourist attractions of the area, as well as the city's downtown business and various means of transport (subway, metrobus, train and long distance collective in Retiro Station). Our goal is to make our guests feel comfortable and enjoy their visit to Buenos Aires. Through our sophisticated atmosphere, our personalized services and our personal attention, Carles Hotel Buenos Aires aims to create a unique and memorable experience.

Tue 31 Mar 2020
Day 5: Buenos Aires City Tour Classic with Recoleta´s Cemetery

Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city that manifests at each step the influence of the numerous immigrant populations which helped form it. The tour starts from what is the second and most definitive capital of the area named Plaza de Armas in 1581 and today known as Plaza de Mayo, the historical, political and cultural center of the city. The Pyramid de Mayo, which is in the center, was the first national historical monument and was inaugurated in 1811. In its surrounding areas you can see Casa Rosada the actual seat of Executive Power (Presidential Palace), the Cabinet, and the first municipality of the city that dates back to 1754 and still maintains its colonial characteristics, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. From the Plaza, we start the tour going down Avenida de Mayo, one of the most interesting urban developments of the city with its variety of architectural styles, wide avenues and spacious green areas which balance out the vertiginous rhythm of the city. A good example is Avenida 9 de Julio, with its eight lanes separated by lawns with ancient trees, and embellished by fountains and sculptures. From there you can see the symbol of the city, “The Obelisque.” The tour continues all the way to the neighborhood of San Telmo, one of the oldest in the city, settled at the end of the XIX century by aristocratic families. This neighborhood, in which every Sunday the antiques fair takes place around Plaza Dorrego, keeps expanding its great architectural heritage. The area is also very active at night as it is the center for most of the tango parlors, “tanguerias”, restaurants and bars. Going further south you arrive at the picturesque and colorful port neighborhood of La Boca, with its famous street “Caminito” whose buildings and customs reflect the influence of European settlers that arrived at its shores during the XIX century and left their imprint not only in the multicolor houses still being used today but also in the cuisine of the typical “cantinas,” small restaurants. Followed by this comes the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero, with its old piers converted into offices, apartments, places for entertainment and elegant restaurants, and its view of Rio de la Plata, a residential neighborhood of Palermo with elegant mansions surrounded by spacious parks and finally arriving at La Recoleta. The cemetery of Recoleta surprises visitors with its rich architecture and with the important social and political personalities that are buried there, among whom is Eva Peron. Next to the cemetary is the church of Our Lady of Pilar, the former convent which today is part of the Cultural Center of Recoleta, the shopping area, Buenos Aires Design, and the exposition center, Palais de Glace. There the tour ends. Return to hotel.

Wed 1 Apr 2020
Day 6: Private transfer from hotel to international airport
Thu 2 Apr 2020
Day 6: Ushuaia
Thu 2 Apr 2020
Day 7: Ushuaia
Fri 3 Apr 2020
Day 8: Beagle Channel and Glacier Alley
Sat 4 Apr 2020
Day 9: Francisco Coloane Marine Reserve
Sun 5 Apr 2020
Day 10: Chilean Fjord
Mon 6 Apr 2020
Day 11: Puerto Natales/ Torres del Paine National Park
Tue 7 Apr 2020
Day 12: Puerto Natales/ Torres del Paine National Park
Wed 8 Apr 2020
Day 13: PIO XI Glacier
Thu 9 Apr 2020
Day 14: Puerto Eden/ At Sea
Fri 10 Apr 2020
Day 15: Chilean Fjords
Sat 11 Apr 2020
Day 16: Chilean Fjords
Sun 12 Apr 2020
Day 17: Corcovado Gulf, Tic Toc Bay, Castro
Mon 13 Apr 2020
Day 18: Corcovado Gulf, Tic Toc Bay, Castro
Tue 14 Apr 2020
Day 19: Puerto Montt
Wed 15 Apr 2020
Day 19: Private transfer airport to hotel
Wed 15 Apr 2020
Day 19 - 21: Pullman Santiago El Bosque

The hotel is located on a lively popular street, a few meters from the Tobalaba metro station, in the El Golf sector of Las Condes. This new and modern hotel offers free Internet access in public areas,

a gymnasium with pool on the 18th floor which affords panoramic views of the city of Santiago de Chile.The spacious guestrooms are set to the perfect temperature and are also soundproofed. All rooms

are fitted with cable TV, a work desk and mini bar and some accommodations are adapted to the needs of disabled guests.

Wed 15 Apr 2020
Day 21: Private transfer from Hotel to Airport
Fri 17 Apr 2020
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