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  • Iguazu Falls

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  • Falkland Islands

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  • Celebrity Eclipse (2020 departure)

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  • Celebrity Silhouette (2021 departure)

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  • Antarctica

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  • Buenos Aires

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  • Iguazu Falls

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  • Falkland Islands

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  • La Boca

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  • Christ the Redeemer

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  • Montevideo

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  • Paradise Bay

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  • Rio De Janeiro

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  • Toucan

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25 Day Antarctica & South America

  • Cruise the incredible Antarctic Peninsula
  • Discover Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay & more
Includes Return International Flights

From the vibrant cities of South America to the ice floes of Antarctica, this 25-day package is the ultimate way to see an incredibly unique part of the world. Wildlife lovers will be in their element taking in all the flora and fauna to be seen, and those with a taste for adventure will love uncovering the eclectic cultures to be found along the way.

Begin in Brazil, where you’ll enjoy a city tour and time at leisure in Rio de Janeiro - home to Sugarloaf Mountain and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, fly to Foz do Iguacu to see the spectacular Iguazu Falls. From there continue on to Buenos Aires and see some of its most famous neighbourhoods before beginning your 14-night cruise aboard either the 'Celebrity Eclipse’ or the 'Celebrity Silhouette’, depending on departure date. Head to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town; keep an eye out for humpback whales, penguins and leopard seals as you cruise through Schollart Channel to reach Paradise Bay, Antarctica; enjoy cruising Cape Horn, Gerlache Strait and Elephant Island; see the remote outpost of the Falkland Islands; witness the beautifully isolated Puerto Madryn; and experience a taste of Uruguayan life in modern Montevideo.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes return international flights, eight nights quality hotel accommodation on tour, a 14-night cruise, 50 meals including a live tango show, English-speaking local guides and plenty more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland for Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Fly with either LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand or United Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Rio De Janeiro, be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.


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 prior to departure.
- Some customers may experience a layover of up to 6 hours in Santiago.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel for a visit to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Visit the Sambadrome, Praca XV, Cinelandia, Maracana Stadium and the Metropolitan Cathedral (entrances not included). Continue to Sugarloaf Mountain, ascending by cable car to a vantage where you can enjoy amazing views including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in the distance. Afterwards, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day to further explore this vibrant city at leisure, or alternatively take part in a an optional day tour to the Angra Dos Reis Islands for a boat tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Angra Dos Reis Islands Boat Tour - $130 per person
Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to a nearby port to begin a journey to the beautiful Angra dos Reis region (approx. 170km). Angra dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality comprised of 365 islands surrounded by steep, forested coastline and amazing golden beaches. Embark on a boat ride (approx. 4 hours) through scenic Lagoa Azul and Praia de Araça, located on the Ilha Grande. Enjoy lunch on the boat while anchored in a picturesque bay (drinks not included). Return to port and transfer back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, at the hotel be transferred to the airport for the flight to Foz do Iguacu (approx. 2 hours), the small town close to the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, enjoy a half-day guided tour of the the Iguazu River Canyon, the Salto Rivadavia, Three Musketeers and the Devil's Throat, among other iconic landmarks on the Brazillian side of the park. This wonderful setting is enhanced by the almost permanent rainbows that are created by the spray from the waterfalls. Enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants (not included) and then transfer onwards to your hotel on the Argentinian side of the park in the town of Puerto Iguazu.

Overnight: Jardin De Iguazu or similar, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, be met by the local guide for an excursion into the Argentinian side of Iguazu National Park to spend the day exploring the falls and the surrounding rivers and jungle. The park consists of various trails that take you through the jungle onto wooden walkways built a few metres above the jungle floor and waterways. These raised platforms protect the natural habitat of the jungle wildlife and will give you some spectacular views.


Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants in the park (not included) or bring a packed lunch with you from Puerto Iguazu to enjoy in the great outdoors. Return to Puerto Iguazu in the afternoon.

Overnight: Jardin De Iguazu or similar, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires (approx. 2 hours), the vibrant capital city of Argentina. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is your chance to experience the beauty and wonder of Buenos Aires! After breakfast, enjoy a three-hour bus tour of the city and its most famous neighbourhoods. See the beautiful parks and gardens of Recoleta and Palermo, the Colon Theatre, Mayo Square, The Cathedral, Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces (entrances not included).

The tour continues with a visit to San Telmo, the residence of the aristocracy until the end of the 19th century. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to explore Caminito Street in La Boca. The tour bus will drop you in Central Buenos Aires where you may enjoy an afternoon exploring this vibrant city at leisure, or transfer to the hotel (transfer not included).

Around 8:00pm this evening, you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to a Tanguería (Tango House) in the San Telmo neighbourhood, the birthplace of tango and one of the oldest barrios (neighbourhoods) of Buenos Aires. Arrive at a Conventillo, a historic tenement restored and now a restaurant/theatre, where La Ventana takes place. Kick off the night with a delicious three-course dinner and enjoy live tango and folk bands, a gaucho demonstration and a moving tribute to Eva Perón. After the show, you will be transferred back to the hotel around midnight.

Overnight: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a free day to explore this vibrant city at leisure, or alternatively take part in a optional day tour to Colonia, Uruguay (not included).

Optional Activity: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay Day Tour - $200 per person
Today discover the UNESCO-listed Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento on a day trip from Buenos Aires. Leave the cosmopolitan capital behind for the slower pace of life on the other side of the Rio de la Plata. After a ferry ride (approx. 1 hour), meet a local guide for a walking tour of Colonia. Pause for a meal at your choice of restaurant (not included), then spend the afternoon at leisure discovering Colonia on your own at leisure. Return to Buenos Aires by ferry at the end of the day.

Please note: You will be required to present your passport upon arrival into Uruguay and upon return to Argentina.

Overnight: Europlaza or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy the morning free at leisure before being transferred to Buenos Aires Cruise Port, where you will embark on your Celebrity Argentina & Antarctica cruise. The cruise departs at 5:00pm.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

No city on the planet has a more southerly latitude. 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: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tierra del Fuego, Land of Fire, is the most isolated place in the Americas, and Cape Horn is its southernmost point. These craggy cliffs and windswept shores are stark, rugged beauty personified, creating a dramatic setting for the collision between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Journey to the far reaches of the world with a Schollart Channel cruise. Experience the spectacular wildlife that inhabits the great white South Pole and breathe in the exhilarating air. With Anvers Island to the southwest and Brabant Island to the northeast, take in the mesmerizing sights of massive ice flows, humpback whales, waddling penguins, leopard seals and more in their natural, and somewhat extreme, element. You are certain to leave with amazing memories, and pictures, as you cruise through Schollart Channel located near Antarctica.

Paradise Bay, Antarctica
This name aptly reflects the stunning beauty you'll find here, just as the clear waters beautifully reflect the spectacular mountains, such as Rojas Peak, Bryde Peak, and the Petzvol Glacier. Within these waters we may see Minke whales feeding and Gentoo penguins curiously observing us from the rocky shores.

Gerlache Strait
A number of geographical anomalies around this channel make these waters among the most plankton-rich in the world. You're likely to see a profusion of whales feeding in the rich ecosystem, which is a sight you'll not soon forget.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located in the Southern Ocean near the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island has claims from not only Argentina and Chile, but also the United Kingdom. Brazil also has two shelters here that contain up to six researchers that work during the summer months.

Check out the island's wildlife on your Antarctica cruise. The island is covered with elephant seals, hence the name Elephant Island. At Cape Lookout, a bluff on the southern coast where various penguins (chinstrap, gentoo, and macaroni) call home. Other birds of note include sheathbills, cape petrels, and stormy petrels; it's also a great place to spot the elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals. The truly adventurous can explore the moss colonies, which are thought to be thousands of years old. The moss bank is not terribly far from where the Shackleton party was marooned, and is considered one of the oldest living things in the world. Your cruise to Antarctica will truly be an experience of a lifetime.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Commune with the roughly 2,000 intrepid souls who call this remote former whaling outpost home. As you 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.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This deep water port was founded in 1865 by Welsh immigrants. Extending out into the Atlantic from Puerto Madryn is the Península Valdés, a wildlife sanctuary where vast numbers of sea elephants, whales and penguins far outnumber the few human visitors who make it out this far.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Montevideo is a thoroughly modern city with a rich artistic tradition, the reach of the rural estancias is all around you. If ever there were a time you were inclined to indulge, delicious steaks are the specialty of the house in virtually every restaurant.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (ship dependent on sailing date)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today, arrive back into Buenos Aires. After disembarking the ship, make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand.

Please note: Some flights may not depart until the evening, and 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.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive + 1 days later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of Antarctica, Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands and Brazil
  • Explore the sights of Rio De Janeiro with a local guide
  • See the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio
  • Ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in vibrant Rio de Janeiro
  • See Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system
  • Discover the spectacular flora and fauna of the Iguazu National Park
  • Explore Buenos Aires on a locally guided tour
  • Visit the colourful San Telmo and La Boca districts
  • Enjoy a three-course dinner and tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Tread your own path with a day at leisure in Buenos Aires
  • Dock in Ushuaia, Argentina the southernmost city in the world
  • Cruise Cape Horn at the collision between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise through the Schollart Channel and Gerlache Strait
  • Visit the stunning natural harbour of Paradise Bay
  • Marvel at ice floes, humpback whales, penguins, leopard seals, sea elephants and more
  • Cruise to Elephant Island in the historic Weddell Sea
  • Experience the beautiful nature of the Falklands archipelago from Port Stanley
  • Witness the incredible wildlife of Patagonia in Puerto Madryn, Argentina
  • Delve into the eclectic culture of charming Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL
  • 2 x internal flights: Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu & Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • 14 night Argentina & Antarctica cruise with Celebrity Cruises
  • Sail aboard the 5 star ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ or 5 star ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship (sailing dependent)
  • Selected entertainment and standard (pre-paid gratuities)
  • Enjoy 50 meals, including daily breakfast and a 3-course dinner and live tango show
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Land transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Transfer airport to hotel (day 1)
  • Transfer hotel to airport (day 4)
  • Transfer airport to hotel (day 4)
  • Transfer hotel to airport (day 6)
  • Transfer airport to hotel (day 6)
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port (day 9)

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed 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, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 23rd January 2021.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
25th January 2020
- Inside Stateroom: $4200
- Ocean View Stateroom: $4600
- Veranda Stateroom: $4800
 
23rd January 2021
- Inside Stateroom: $4850
- Ocean View Stateroom: $5350
- Veranda Stateroom: $6050
 
Departure Dates
2020
January: 25 (‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship) (SOLD OUT)
 
2021
January: 23 (‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship)
  
Departure Cities
Auckland



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Latam Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, United Airlines plus any codeshare partner (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive Early
Not available.
  
Stay behind in Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile
Price on request, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  
Stopover Packages
Not available.
  
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Price on request, subject to availability.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


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




Accommodation Used
3 Star (self-rated)
- Buenos Aires, Argentina: Europlaza Hotel & Suites, Merit, San Telmo, Gran Hotel Argentino or similar
- Puerto Iguazu, Argentina: Jardin De Iguazu, Marcopolo Suites, Hotel Jasy or similar
- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana, Astoria Copacabana or similar
 
5 Star (self-rated)
- Celebrity Cruises: ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship or ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ ship
 Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
  
Extra Nights
Not available.
  
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
  
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
  
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
  
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
   
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 

Minimum group size 16, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Rio De Janeiro Angra Dos Reis Islands Boat Tour: $130 per person
Day 8: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay Day Tour: $200 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required when travelling to Brazil, Argentina, The Falkland Islands or Uruguay if travelling on a New Zealand passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
*Land: Recommended at $5 - $10 USD per person per day.
*Cruise: Additional gratuities up to 18% are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Transfer cruise port to airport (day 23)
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


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 history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group 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 in 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 knowledge on art, architecture, or history. 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 particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, has a temperate climate, which is classified as a humid subtropical climate under the Köppen climate classification with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms while winters are cool and drier with frosts that occurs on average twice per year. Spring and fall are transition seasons characterised by changeable weather.
 
Puerto Iguazu:
Puerto Iguazú has a humid subtropical climate. Temperatures are warm in winter and hot in summer. There is no dry season and rainfall is abundant with every month receiving over 100mm of rain.
 
Rio de Janeiro:
Rio has a tropical savanna climate that closely borders a tropical monsoon climate according to the Köppen climate classification, and is often characterised by long periods of heavy rain between December and March. In inland areas of the city, temperatures above 40°C are common during the summer, though rarely for long periods, while maximum temperatures above 27°C can occur on a monthly basis.
 
Antarctica:
Temperatures are still warm in February and the weather is pretty stable, making travel pleasant.
 
Average temperatures:
Antarctic Peninsula: 1°C
South Georgia: 7°C
The Falklands: 8°C
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important 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 are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
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.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
50 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. 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 quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land

Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $5 - $10 USD per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Pre-paid gratuities onboard the cruise are included in the package price. Any optional extras purchased onboard the cruise will have up to an 18% gratuity added.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
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 of 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 in regards to shopping for further information.


Brazil
A tourist visa for Brazil is not required if travelling on a New Zealand Passport. Passengers must hold a passport valid for at least six months on entry with one blank visa page. 
   
Argentina
A tourist visa for Argentina is not required if travelling on a New Zealand Passport. Passengers must hold a passport valid for at least six months on entry with one blank visa page. 
  
Uruguay (applicable for customers purchasing optional Colonia day tour only)
New Zealand tourists are eligible to enter Uruguay without a visa for visits up to 90 days. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Uruguay for the most up-to-date information.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must 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, 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.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


Post-Purchase Change
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.