Brazil Highlights with Antarctica Cruise

20 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro with APT

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 20 Day Brazil Highlights with Antarctica Cruise. Explore the vibrant flavours and culture of fabulous South America for 20 days including a 10 night expedition cruise aboard the luxurious Le Boreal to untouched Antarctica.

Our Price From:
$ 21,743
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 802
Per Person ($AU)
Guided Tour & Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Buenos Aires
Guided Tour & Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Rio de Janeiro
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
28
Max Group Size
28
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Cruise
Trip Style
Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Argentina, Antarctica, Brazil
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
ISAA20R

Itinerary

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1 Arrival, Buenos Aires
On arrival in the Argentinian capital, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt
2 Ushuaia, Embark Ship
Fly to Ushuaia, South America’s most southern city, and transfer to your luxury expedition ship, Le Boréal to be greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. Take some time to settle in before enjoying the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, head to the deck to take in the stunning scenery of the Beagle Channel. Stay 10 Nights: Le Boréal (B/D)
3 Antarctic Cruise
Your itinerary in Antarctica becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. (B/L/D)
4 Antarctic Cruise
Your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sightseeing opportunities available and the most favourable ice and weather conditions. (B/L/D)
5 Antarctic Cruise
Each day on your cruise, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you’re taken to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies. (B/L/D)
6 Antarctic Cruise
Keep an eye out for the orcas, as well as humpback and minke whales, that frequent these waters. (B/L/D)
7 Antarctic Cruise
Continue to explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula. (B/L/D)
8 Antarctic Cruise
Take advantage of a flexible itinerary as you continue to explore this enchanting world of water and ice. (B/L/D)
9 Antarctic Cruise
Learn about the history, geology and wildlife of the remarkable White Continent courtesy of your Expedition Team and enjoy Zodiac rides, keeping an eye out for the astonishing wildlife of the region. (B/L/D)
10 Antarctica Cruise
On board your ship, share stories with fellow passengers and new-found friends. (B/L/D)
11 Drake Passage
Return across the Drake Passage towards the Argentinian city of Ushuaia. Along the way, keep an eye out for the many whales, dolphins and albatross that frequent these waters. (B/L/D)
12 Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires
Disembark your ship. Later, head to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Stay Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Take a tour to Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southern national park.
13 Buenos Aires
Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires then visit the city’s oldest barrio. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy dinner and an exciting tango show.
14 Buenos Aires
This morning after breakfast, embark on your chosen activity. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Alternatively, explore the extraordinary history of the city’s vibrant street art culture, or take a behind the scenes soccer tour that celebrates ‘fútbol’, the national sport of Argentina. Perhaps you would prefer to learn more about the game of polo and attend a professional live polo game.
15 Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls
Fly to Iguazú Falls and stay within the National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls. Stay Two Nights: Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Stay within the National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls, then get up close to the thundering cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari.
16 Iguazú Falls
Today, you’ll venture to the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one that takes you directly over the 82 metre-deep Devil’s Throat. (B)
17 Iguazú Falls, Rio de Janeiro
Get up close to a range of native South American birds at Parque das Aves Bird Park. Then fly to Buenos Aires and head for the Recoleta district, where your hotel awaits. Stay Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace (B)
18 Rio de Janeiro
Travel to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy stunning views across the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain before heading to a local restaurant for a delicious Brazilian barbecue. (B/D)
19 Rio de Janeiro
This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Witness the beauty of Guanabara Bay on a schooner boat cruise or take a colonial walking tour, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.
20 Depart, Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
1 Arrive Buenos Aires
On arrival in the Argentinian capital, you'll be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the cosmopolitan Recoleta neighbourhood. Settle in before meeting your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers. Stay Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt
2 Buenos Aires
Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city's oldest barrio (district). Explore La Boca's colourful houses and picturesque pedestrian street, the Caminito; drive along one of the world's widest avenues, the Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron ‘Evita' is buried. Select your Freedom of Choice dining option this evening. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This evening there are four Freedom of Choice dining options. Perhaps enjoy dinner and a tango show, learn to make empanadas during an Argentine dining experience, take part in a Craft Beer tour or dine in style at the Alvear Grill.
3 Buenos Aires
This morning after breakfast, embark on your chosen sightseeing activity for the day. This evening we'll meet for a ship briefing in anticipation of our exciting cruise. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Alternatively, explore the extraordinary history of the city's vibrant street art culture, discover the Parisian character of Buenos Aires' architecture, or visit an Estancia to learn about gaucho culture and enjoy a horse ride.
4 Ushuaia, Embark Ship
Fly to Ushuaia, South America's most southern city, and transfer to your luxury expedition ship, Le Soléal to be greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. Take some time to settle in before enjoying the Captain's Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, head to the deck to take in the stunning scenery of the Beagle Channel. Stay 10 Nights: Le Soléal (B/D)
5-6 Drake Passage
Sail across the Drake Passage, one of the great travel milestones. Learn about the adventures ahead during informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica, delivered by your expert Expedition Team. (B/L/D)
7-11 Antarctic Peninsula

On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. Your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sights and the most favourable ice and weather conditions. Each day on your cruise you'll enjoy Zodiac rides.

Visit penguin rookeries, seal colonies and keep an eye out for orca, humpback and minke whales that frequent these waters. Head to Deception Island, an active volcano and once home to a whaling station. You may also get the opportunity to stop at the Port Lockroy scientific base. From here, you can send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp. (B/L/D)

12-13 Drake Passage
Return across the Drake Passage. Enjoy time on board and wildlife spotting. (B/L/D)
14 Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires
Today, disembark your ship in Ushuaia and enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Take a tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park where you can experience the rugged natural beauty of Argentina's southern tip.
15 Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls
Fly to Iguazú Falls and stay within the National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls. Stay Two Nights: Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Stay within the National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls, then get up close to the thundering cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari.
16 Iguazú Falls
Today, you'll venture to the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one that takes you directly over the 82 metre-deep Devil's Throat. (B)
17 Iguazú Falls, Rio de Janeiro
Get up close to a range of native South American birds at Parque das Aves Bird Park. Then fly to Buenos Aires and head for the Recoleta district, where your hotel awaits. Stay Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace (B)
18 Rio de Janeiro
This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Witness the beauty of Guanabara Bay on a schooner boat cruise or take a colonial walking tour, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.
19 Rio de Janeiro
Travel to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy stunning views across the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain before heading to a local restaurant for a delicious Brazilian barbecue. (B/D)
20 Depart, Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Embark on a luxury Antarctica cruise and glide past icebergs while meeting curious wildlife
  • Ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning sunset views over Rio de Janeiro
  • Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and view impressive Iguassu Falls and the 82-metre deep Devil’s Throat
Trip Inclusions
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in Brazil and Argentina
  • Freedom of Choice touring in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
  • All flights within South America
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
Included Meals
  • A total of 41 included meals over the course of your tour
  • Complimentary beverages included all day on board your luxury expedition cruise
Accommodation
  • Discover the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Le Boréal
  • Settle in for three nights in Rio De Janeiro at the grand Copacabana Palace, ideally placed on the famous Copacabana Beach
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • A surcharge will apply if not flying with LATAM Airlines from Australia
  • Weather and water conditions may cause changes to Antarctica cruise itinerary
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • High Zodiac Activity – This tour uses Zodiacs for all excursions on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only
Journey Highlights
  • Ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning sunset views over Rio de Janeiro.
  • Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and view impressive Iguassu Falls and the 82-metre deep Devil's Throat.
  • Embark on a luxury Antarctica cruise and glide past icebergs while meeting curious wildlife.
Trip Inclusions
  • All flights within South America
  • Freedom of Choice touring in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
  • APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • Transfers, tipping, porterage and port charges
Included Meals
  • Luxury dining - a total of 41 meals
  • Complimentary beverages on board your cruise
Accommodation
  • 9 nights luxury stays
  • 10 nights APT charter Le Soléal
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Deluxe stateroom from pricing based on Deck 3 and Prestige stateroom based on Deck 4
  • Prices include all flights within South America, port charges and gratuities
  • A surcharge will apply if not flying with LATAM Airlines from Australia
  • Weather and water conditions may cause changes to Antarctica cruise itinerary
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only

Deck Plans

Deluxe Stateroom
Deck 3

Cabin Types

Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom  Deluxe Stateroom Layout  
  • 243 sq ft (22.6 sq m) including private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Deluxe Queen-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower,  French bath products with hairdryer & bath robes
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players, Satellite direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service

Deck Plans

Deck 2

Cabin Types

Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom  Deluxe Stateroom Layout  
  • 200 sq ft / 18.5 sqm including private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower with French bath products
  • Hairdryer & Bath robes
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery, minibar and personal safe
  • Internet access WiFi, Video on demand, iPod players and satellite direct line telephone
  • 24hr room service

Prices & Dates

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Saturday 15 Feb 2020 Thursday 05 Mar 2020 22,545 per person 802 per person 21,743 per person Enquire
Thursday 04 Feb 2021 Tuesday 23 Feb 2021 23,995 per person 863 per person 23,132 per person Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Le Boreal
Deluxe Stateroom  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 $ 2,200
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5 $ 3,700
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6 $ 4,200
Deluxe Suite $ 9,100

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
Le Soleal
Deluxe Stateroom  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 $ 2,100
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5 $ 3,600
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5QB $ 3,600
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6 $ 4,100
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6QB $ 4,100
Deluxe Suite $ 9,000
Owners Suite $ 24,000

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

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