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The stunning spectacle of Iguazu Falls, one of the world's largest waterfall systems.
Journey for 3 nights on Rovos Rail’s luxurious ‘Pride of Africa’ train on Itinerary 2.
Cruise from South Africa to Antarctica & South America onboard Swan Hellenic's 'SH Diana'.
Experience a thrilling South African safari to search for the Big 5.
Marvel at Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain with a few days to explore more.
Combine Cape Town's delicious wines with beautiful scenic landscapes on an optional tour.
The bio-diverse environment in the beautiful Cape Karoo ensures plenty of sightings.
An experienced game ranger will share his knowledge of the surrounding bush and wildlife.
Aquila Private Game Reserve is home to the Big 5, including Cape buffalo, black rhino & elephants.
On your voyage south take a dip in the pool, relax in the sauna or onboard Jacuzzi.
Visit one of the world's most remote islands, Tristan da Cuhna.
Millions of King & Macaroni penguins inhabit South Georgia Island.
South Georgia Island's unique landscape provide a welcome haven for South Atlantic marine life.
South Georgia Island hosts the world's largest population of the cute Macaroni penguin.
Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready for playful whales breeching the ocean's surface.
An aerial of Swan Hellenic's 'SH Diana' pushing through the Antarctic ice floes.
Encounter colonies of King penguins and their puffball chicks.
Gain pro-tips from a professional photographer onboard ship to take the perfect wildlife shot.
Get closer to all the action when you hire a sea kayak, available onboard.
Immerse yourself in an icy Antarctic experience on a zodiac excursion.
Nature presents itself effortlessly in this pristine environment, you just need to be there.
Zodiac expeditions offer adventure like no other on earth. Don't forget your camera!
Be witness to sleepy seals, barking elephant seals and more.
Walk upon the Antarctic Peninsula for a front seat view of unique wildlife and landscapes.
Dock in Ushuaia, one of the southernmost cities in the world.
Discover Buenos Aires' colonial architecture and lively nightlife.
Experience the vibrant colours and tango culture of Buenos Aires.
The UNESCO-listed Iguaza Falls offers unique views from both Brazilian & Argentinean sides.
You'll be delighted by the long fluffy tails of the Coati, Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil.
Search for secretive tapir, anteaters and the brilliantly coloured toucan.
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Safari, Waterfalls & Antarctic Expedition

Operated by TripADeal
Cape Town, Antarctica, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls
Wildlife safari, all-inclusive luxury Antarctic cruise, Iguazu Falls & more
Join an epic wilderness expedition to South Africa, Antarctica & South America
Dates: 7 Nov - 9 Nov 2024
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights & 3 one-way internal flights
20-night all-inclusive Swan Hellenic voyage onboard ‘SH Diana’
9 nights 5-star & 1-night 4-star hotel accommodation
65 meals, including all while cruising
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Overview

Embark on an epic wilderness expedition that begins in the savannah plains of South Africa, continues on a 5-star, all-inclusive 20-night voyage aboard Swan hellenic’s ‘SH Diana’ to discover remote Antarctic Islands and Antarctic Peninsula before experiencing the thundering magnificence of South America’s UNESCO-listed Iguazu Falls.

This bucket-list adventure begins with the luxury of a 5-star Cape Town hotel with time to explore iconic Table Mountain, the Victoria & Albert Waterfront world-class seafood restaurants, or choose optional activities to the Cape’s winelands or historic Robben Island. Rise early for a walk on the wild side among the picturesque landscapes of South Africa’s Great Karoo and Aquila Private Game Reserve. Join an experienced game ranger in the search of the African Cape buffalo, elephant, leopards and lion, black rhino, giraffe, a whole range of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and so much more.

Continue your 5-star experience aboard Swan Hellenic’s ‘SH Diana’ for the adventure of a lifetime cruising to Antarctica’s icy shores. Discover an abundance of marine-life like no other, where spectacular icebergs and remote islands are the tranquil playground for Blue whales, black and white Orca, barking leopard seals and elephant seals, not to mention vast colonies of Rockhopper, Adelie, King and Macaroni Penguins. Explore Tristen de Cunha’s remote volcanic beaches, step in the footsteps of Shackleton's 1916 Antarctic Expedition on South Georgia and live out your explorer's dream when you walk upon the Antarctic Peninsula’s snowy shores. 

Embark on thrilling zodiac shore-excursions with a front row seat to the world’s most pristine natural wonderland as you immerse yourself in the onboard luxury of world-class cuisine and fine wines. Stay active in the well-equipped gym then relax in the sauna or join shipmates for an informative lecture and drinks in the observation lounge as you share each day’s adventures.

Disembark among Ushuaia’s breathtaking landscapes then fly to Buenos Aires for a few days to embrace this eclectic city’s cultural heart before embarking on one final adventure to the UNESCO-listed Iguazu Falls. One of the world’s most incredible crescent waterfalls, the Iguazu Falls combines 270 cascading waterfalls into one thundering, magnificent spectacle on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Lush rainforest surrounds the falls, providing a wilderness haven for unique bird and wildlife including bright toucans, tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelot and the elusive jaguar. It’s the perfect way to conclude this epic wilderness adventure that has brought you from South Africa, to Antarctica and South America!

Your bucket-list adventure includes return international full-service flights & 3 internal flights, 20-night all-inclusive South Atlantic cruise aboard the 5-star Swan Hellenic ‘SH Diana’ ship, 9 nights 5-star & 1-night 4-star hotel accommodation, 65 meals including all meals while cruising, and beyond.

Want more? Add an all-inclusive, luxury 3-night Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ journey from Pretoria to Cape Town when you choose Itinerary 2 - Very Limited Availability.

Or Arrive Early in Cape Town or Johannesburg, South Africa, Stay Behind in Buenos Aires, Argentina, or experience added luxury when you upgrade to a balcony cabin!

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Admire Cape Town's breathtaking Table Mountain views
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture as you stroll along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Search for the Big 5 on an exhilarating wildlife safari adventure
  • Embark on a 20-night Swan Hellenic South Atlantic voyage from Africa to Latin America
  • Spot colonies of inquisitive penguins, majestic blue whales, pods of playful Orca whales & more
  • Sail the Drake Passage's crossroads of the Atlantic & Pacific oceans
  • Indulge in fascinating discussions & lectures with Swan Hellenic's dedicated expedition team
  • Have a front row seat to all the action & breathtaking Antarctic views
  • Keep active in the well-equipped gym then relax in the onboard sauna, pool & Jacuzzi
  • Share a drink & your adventures as you unwind in the Observation Lounge
  • Witness the immense glaciers & abundant wildlife of South Georgia
  • Explore the pristine wilderness of Tristan da Cunha
  • Encounter Northern rockhopper penguins, Tristan Albatross, & playful sea lions
  • Immerse yourself among the sultry tango culture & delectable cuisine of Buenos Aires
  • Capture the awe-inspiring power of thundering Iguazu Falls
  • Walk along lush rainforest trails in UNESCO-listed Iguazu National Park
  • Itinerary 2 only: Journey for 3 nights on Rovos Rail’s luxurious ‘Pride of Africa’ train
  • Itinerary 2 only: Travel by rail to Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province
  • Itinerary 2 only: Visit the Diamond Mine Museum, Kimberley’s ‘Big Hole’ & historic Matjiesfontein
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • Internal flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
  • Internal flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu
  • Internal flight from Iguazu to Buenos Aires
CRUISE
  • 20-night South Atlantic voyage onboard Swan Hellenic's 'SH Diana' sailing from Africa to Antarctica & Latin America
  • Crew gratuities included
  • 24/7 included coffee, tea, soft drinks & selected alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary Swan Hellenic expedition parka with use of rubber boots in Antarctica
  • One optional shore excursion/expedition activity per port of call
  • Polar kayak's available - please book & pay fee onboard
  • Experience Swan Hellenic's 12 person hard-hulled Zodiacs, so you can get up close and personal with your surroundings (all Zodiac landings included)
ACCOMMODATION

Itinerary 1:

  • 4-nights of 5-star hotel accommodation in Cape Town
  • 3-nights of 5-star hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires  
  • 2-nights of 5-star hotel accommodation in Iguazu hotel
  • Overnight 4-star hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires  


Itinerary 2:

  • Overnight 4-star hotel accommodation in Johannesburg
  • 2-nights of 5-star hotel accommodation in Cape Town
  • 3-nights of 5-star hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires  
  • 2-nights of 5-star hotel accommodation in Iguazu hotel
  • Overnight 4-star hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires
DINING

Itinerary 1:

  • 65 meals, including all meals while cruising
  • Sip on coffee, tea, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages which are included 24 hours a day whilst cruising with Swan Hellenic

Itinerary 2:

  • 73 meals, including all meals while cruising & onboard Rovos Rail
  • Sip on coffee, tea, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages which are included 24 hours a day whilst cruising with Swan Hellenic
  • Enjoy all meals and a selection of fine wines whilst travelling on board Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’
ESSENTIALS
  • Airport and cruise port charges plus taxes
RAIL

Exclusive to itinerary 2 - limited availability:

  • 3-night luxury journey on Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ from Pretoria to Cape Town
  • Includes all meals & beverages, room service, limited laundry, excursions with a qualified guide (where applicable) & entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Please note: Dress code is smart casual while on board, with formal attire at dinner - see Important Information for details
TRANSFERS

Itinerary 1:

  • Day 1: Airport to hotel
  • Day 5: Hotel to cruise pier
  • Day 25: Cruise pier to airport
  • Day 25: Airport to hotel
  • Day 28: Hotel to airport
  • Day 30: Hotel to airport



Itinerary 2:

  • Day 2: Hotel to train station
  • Day 5: Train station to hotel
  • Day 7: Hotel to cruise pier
  • Day 27: Cruise pier to airport
  • Day 27: Airport to hotel
  • Day 30: Hotel to airport
  • Day 32: Hotel to airport
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)
  • 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) - Cape Town, South Africa

Bon voyage!

Make your own way to the airport to board your flight to Cape Town, South Africa.

Say a hearty ‘Howzit’ as you touch down in Cape Town, then collect your luggage and be transferred to your hotel. Once checked in, this beautiful city is yours to explore at leisure!

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Cape Town or similar, Cape Town

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Cape Town - Free Day

Today is yours to enjoy Cape Town at your own pace.

Perhaps begin your day with a scenic ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, ascending to the summit of Table Mountain. From there, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Spend your morning exploring this iconic landmark to take in the unique flora and fauna, then in the afternoon, head to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a bustling harbour area known for its vibrant atmosphere and a wide range of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Stroll along the waterfront, enjoy shopping, or maybe a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium.

As evening approaches, chose one of the waterfront's excellent restaurants to dine in, savouring fresh seafood and local South African dishes while enjoying the stunning views of the harbour and Table Mountain. After dinner, soak in the lively waterfront atmosphere, street performances and city lights, then retire to the 5-star comfort of your hotel dreaming of Cape Town's natural beauty, cultural experiences and more.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Cape Town or similar, Cape Town

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Cape Town - Free Day

Another day at leisure could see you visiting Simon's Town, where you'll be greeted by the endearing African penguins at Boulders Beach. These charismatic creatures are a delight to watch as they go about their daily activities. Alternatively, maybe head out to Camps Bay Beach, where its white sands and azure waters set against the backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range provide the perfect spot for relaxation.

Don’t forget to explore Greenmarket Square, where vibrant markets offer a wide array of handmade crafts, jewellery and clothing, perfect for souvenirs and trinkets. As evening approaches enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner at a nearby restaurant, savouring the day's adventures in beautiful Cape Town.


Optional Activity: Full Day Private Cape Winelands Tour - $310 AUD per person

Wine tasting is one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town. Combine the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture, and awe-inspiring food, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. The tour includes:

  • Admire Stellenbosch's scenic Dorp Street
  • Visit Oom Samie se Winkel
  • Stellenbosch wine tastings
  • Historical Paarl scenery & Paarl tastings
  • Franschhoek Village & wine tastings
  • Helshoogte Pass


Optional Activity: Private Full Day Robben Island and Cultural Tour - $310 AUD per person

The day commences with the Robben Island ferry trip and guided tour.

Robben Island is a symbol of triumph of the human spirit over adversity. During the apartheid years it served as a prison for political activists. The cultural day continues with a guided visit to Langa Township. Experience the tongues of 11 different languages, insight and interaction with diverse cultures and communities. A Shebeen “beer” tasting is included from 14:00. This tour will make you realise that Mzansi is the place to be!

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Cape Town or similar, Cape Town

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Capetown - Wildlife Safari Tour

It's time to take a walk on the wild side and go on Safari!

Located a stone's throw away from the city you will find the scenic landscapes of the Great Karoo. After an early morning departure, you’ll head up the N1 highway, through the spectacular Hex River Valley where you can admire the dramatic mountains and beautiful scenery along the way. You'll be welcomed with refreshing drinks at the Aquila Private Game Reserve before heading out on your game drive.

This bio-diverse environment in the beautiful Cape Karoo ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and bird watcher. This picturesque nature reserve is home to African Cape buffalo, African bush elephant, leopard, lion and the black rhino, giraffe, blesbok, black and blue wildebeest, zebra, amongst others plus a staggering 172 species of bird, including the Black eagle!

An experienced game ranger will take you on a fascinating three-hour (approximate) open-vehicle game drive and share his knowledge of the surrounding bush and wildlife. Its a lifetime opportunity to see the magnificent species of wildlife and appreciate the stunning scenery that forms the backdrop to this beautiful game reserve.

Enjoy a hearty, delicious buffet lunch at the lodge on the conclusions of your game drive, then feel free to make use of the lodge facilities, such as the saltwater pool, pool bar or hunting for souvenirs at the African Curio shop. You also have a fascinating opportunity to visit the lodge's Eco Synergy Systems Centre, a creative space to see first-hand eco-friendly water-wise vegetable growing.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Cape Town or similar, Cape Town

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Cape Town - Embark Swan Hellenic 20 night South Atlantic cruise from Africa to Latin America

Delight in a leisurely breakfast in Cape Town before embarking on your next exciting adventure. You'll be transferred to the cruise port to join Swan Hellenic's 'SH Diana' on a voyage of a lifestime from South Africa to Antarctica and South America. The remaining day is yours to explore the ship and meet new friends - your fellow shipmates.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Cruising

Enjoy the perfect chance to relax, unwind and do whatever takes your fancy on your day at sea. Stay active in the gym, visit the spa, spot a whale from the deck, find a cosy corner to read a chapter or two, or simply laze by the pool and top up your tan knowing each blue sea day balances perfectly with the shore days spent exploring.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Cruising

Today as you sail, bask in the endless comforts of your ship. From the deck, marvel at the dramatic sea views. Relax with a nurturing spa facial treatment or massage, or delve into the ship’s learning resources. Or, unwind in the comfort of your cabin to enjoy the opportunity to truly relax.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Cruising

A sea day is perfect to sit back and let the world sail by. 'SH Diana's' observation decks provide stunning views of the South Atlantic ocean and an opportunity to enjoy all that this 5-star ship has to offer.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Cruising

Wine & dine with your fellow shipmates in the Swan Restaurant, your main dining venue, which transforms in the evenings to serve world-class gourmet cuisine created by Michelin star-winning chefs.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Tristan da Cunha

Remote Tristan da Cunha is tucked far away from regular sailing routes and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering encounters with Northern rockhopper penguins, the endangered Tristan Albatross and playful sea lions. Surrounding the island, nutrient-rich upwellings in the ocean create a flourishing ecosystem, attracting a profusion of marine life. Here, you can witness the majestic spectacle of whales and dolphins, as they navigate these bountiful waters, providing a unique opportunity to observe a diverse range of species in their natural habitat. Boasting a tiny population of around 250 permanent residents, Tristan da Cunha is a true unspoiled paradise of natural beauty and wildlife wonders. 

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Cruising

Take a dip in the pool, relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi, seek out the onboard Science Lab, get pro-tips from professional photographers to perfect your photography skills or listen in when you join an onboard Antarctic expert’s fascinating discussions.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Cruising

Want to enjoy a restorative massage or invigorating workout? Whether you choose the panoramic sauna, gym or heated Jacuzzi you’ll enjoy breathtaking views!

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Cruising

Keep your eyes peeled for breaching whales and stray icebergs as you cruise towards the Antarctic polar region.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Cruising

Prepare for upcoming excursions on South Georgia Island where you'll encounter a myriad of wildlife, forgotten and abandoned whaling stations and pay your respects at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave, leader of an ill-fated Antarctic expedition.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 South Georgia

Known as the "Galapagos of the Poles," South Georgia Island boasts a series of remarkable landing sites for immersive encounters with its extraordinary wildlife. Imagine approaching half a million King penguins, truly a sight to behold, or witnessing the remarkable spectacle of three million breeding pairs of Macaroni penguins, collectively forming the world's largest population of this species. As you explore, you may also have the good fortune to observe mighty elephant seals, known for their impressively comical harrumphing vocalisations.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 South Georgia

Embark on a visit to the historic whaling station of Grytviken, a place steeped in the legacy of early polar exploration. This is where the intrepid British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) found his final resting place. His remarkable story of survival and leadership during the Endurance Expedition continues to inspire and captivate adventurers from around the world. Take your chance to pay your respects while on South Georgia Island.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Cruising

'SH Diana' has been specifically designed for immersive experiences with extensive outside deck areas, multiple observation points and bright, open relaxing spaces with unobstructed views.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Cruising

Expect a caring attentive crew and seasoned expedition leaders dedicated to your pleasure and safety as you cruise to one of the world's remote wonderland in Antarctica.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 19 Antarctic Peninsula

One of the many highlights of this region is the breathtaking Lemaire Channel, a striking passage where travellers can capture unforgettable images of the Antarctic wilderness and seascapes. During shore excursions, explorers may find themselves on Petermann Island, where a remarkable array of wildlife takes centre stage. Adelie penguins, blue-eyed shags, and skuas create a vibrant, bustling ecosystem, while the sight of enormous, lumbering elephant seals as they haul out of the frigid waters adds to the enchantment of this remote and untouched environment.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 20 Antarctic Peninsula

Nestled amidst the stunning landscape of glaciers, majestic icebergs, and pristine snow-covered islands, the Antarctic Peninsula stands as the focal point for most travellers embarking on their Antarctic adventure. Renowned as the most accessible region of the continent, it not only offers a unique wilderness experience but also hosts several vital scientific research bases.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 21 Antarctic Peninsula

Among captivating glaciers, majestic icebergs and snowy islands, the Antarctic Peninsula is where most visitors to the White Continent will live out their Antarctica dream. The Antarctic Peninsula, the most accessible area of the continent, hosts several scientific bases and some of the most interesting wildlife scenery, such as the extremely photogenic Lemaire Channel. Shore excursions depend on conditions and might include Petermann Island, where among Adelie penguins, blue-eyed shags, skuas and huge, lumbering elephant seals.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 22 Antarctic Peninsula

Experience another thrilling day among icy glaciers and the sparkling icebergs as you cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula. Join a zodiac expedition or take the chance to get up close and personal with wildlife as you glide the serene waters in a kayak.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 23 Cruising

Take advantage of the expedition’s expert guides and lecturers knowledge and insights into the nature and history of this adventure of a lifetime.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 24 Cruising

Leave the icebergs behind as you cruise towards your next adventure in South America through the infamous Drake Passage.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 25 Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina - Buenos Aires

Enjoy a final breakfast onboard as you arrive in Ushuaia. You will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires, then taken to your hotel to enjoy the next 3 nights in this captivating city.

Overnight: Loi Suites Recoleta or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 26 Buenos Aires

Embrace the vibrant culture and rich history of Buenos Aires on a half-day city tour. Begin your journey at the iconic Recoleta Cemetery, strolling through its elaborate marble mausoleums and listening to captivating stories of the city's past and present luminaries. The next stop is the fascinating Evita Museum, dedicated the life and legacy of Eva Perón, from her humble beginnings to her rise as a cultural and political icon, with insights into her indelible impact on the country.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a traditional restaurant with a set menu showcasing Argentina's culinary diversity, accompanied by a bottle of wine for two plus a refreshing soft drink for each diner.

As evening falls, immerse yourself in Buenos Aires' renowned tango scene at historic Café de Los Angelitos for a captivating dinner and tango show. Experience the passion and grace of this iconic dance as you indulge in a sumptuous meal. Your experience includes private round-trip transfers and an English-speaking guide to make your evening truly memorable.

Overnight: Loi Suites Recoleta or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: Lunch; Dinner

Day 27 Buenos Aires - Free Day

Today in Buenos Aires is entirely yours to relish as you please.


Optional Activity: Gaucho Ranch Experience - $385 AUD per person

Delve into the cultural heritage of Argentine 'gauchos' (cowboys), local craftsmanship, fine arts and traditions. Approximately one and a half-hour from the city, arrive at the 'estancia' (ranch) to partake in activities such as horseback riding, sulky or carriage rides, all while relishing 'empanadas' (traditional pastries) and refreshing beverages. A traditional country-style barbecue featuring top-quality meats awaits you for lunch, then savour sweet dessert treats while enjoying a live folk music performance and gaucho skills which may include horse whispering or 'tropillas' demonstrations.

Overnight: Loi Suites Recoleta or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: None

Day 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)

Get ready for your final adventure on this epic wilderness experience as you are transported to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls. On arrival you will embark on a captivating tour of these magnificent waterfalls from the Brazilian side. TYour National Park tickets and an English-speaking guide are included to make the most of this awe-inspiring day.

Iguazu Falls is a breathtaking natural wonder nestled on the border between Argentina and Brazil. These majestic waterfalls are a testament to the raw power and beauty of nature, with over 270 individual falls stretching nearly 2 miles across. The Iguazu Falls are a true spectacle and known as one of the most stunning waterfall systems in the world.

Set within UNESCO-listed lush rainforest, this are provides a safe haven for a wide array of unique wildlife from colourful butterflies, vibrant toucans, the elusive tapir, giant anteaters, squeeling howler monkeys & more. The surrounding national parks, both in Argentina and Brazil, are teeming with rich biodiversity that offer visitors a chance to explore the ecological wonders of this unique region.

On the conclusion of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel to relax and unwind for the night.

Overnight: Panoramic Hotel or similar, Puerto Iguazu

Meals included: None

Day 29 Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)

Today, you will get a different perspective on the Iguazu Falls and see them from the Argentine side. Admiring the cascading waters of Iguazu Falls is an opportunity to connect with the primal forces of nature, discover the intricate ecosystems of the rainforest and be enveloped in the vibrant culture of the region. Whether gazing at the falls' grandeur, embarking on wildlife adventures or delving into the local traditions and cuisine, a visit to Iguazu Falls is a transformative unforgettable experience.

Overnight: Panoramic Hotel or similar, Puerto Iguazu

Meals included: None

Day 30 Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Today marks the closing chapter of your epic adventure as you are transferred to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, please make your own way to your overnight hotel, then the remaining day and evening are yours to enjoy.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: None

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

The time has come to say goodbye to new-found friends and begin your journey home after a rewarding and epic adventure. Please make your own way to Buenos Aires Airport to catch your flight home.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 32 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home! Once arrived, please make your own onward arrangements.

Itinerary 2
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Johannesburg, South Africa

Bon voyage!

Make your own way to the airport to board your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa and on arrival make your own way to your overnight hotel.

Overnight: Peermont Mondior at Emperors Palace or similar, Johannesburg

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Pretoria - Cape Town 3 nights Rovos Rail journey

This morning check out, then you'll be transferred to Pretoria Railway Station two hours prior to departure to board the luxurious Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa. Perhaps visit the nearby museum or do a site tour at Rovos Rail Station, then after a welcome reception, a luxury coach is provided to take you to Kookrus Station to board the train.

Check in time: 08:30 - Departure time: 10:30

13:00: Lunch is served in the dining cars as you travel the broad grassland plains of the Highveld.

16:30: Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

19:30: Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Klerksdorp.

Rovos Rail’s 'Pride of Africa' offers an old-world elegance and luxury to a degree that was never equaled in the 1920s. The coaches have been painstakingly rebuilt with fine teak panelling, traditional furnishings and period décor. Many seasoned IRT Society travellers consider it their favourite train. Celebrated not only for its old-world charm, the train is rightfully proud of its stellar dining, amazing South African wine list and friendly on-board service. In short, the entire experience consistently meets the highest luxury standards.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s, ‘Pride of Africa’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Kimberley

07:00 - 10:00: Breakfast is served in the dining cars en route to Kimberley.

12:30: Lunch is served in the dining cars.

19:30: Dinner is served in the dining cars.


Enjoy a tour of the Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s, ‘Pride of Africa’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Matjiesfontein

07:00 - 10:00: Breakfast is served in the dining cars.

13:00: Lunch is served in the dining cars.

16:30: Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

19:30: Dinner is served as the train climbs ±750m down the escarpment towards Worcester.


The train travels through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.

Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel.

Venturing on, and about an hour after Matjiesfontein, the train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The first tunnel is 13.5km long so guests are to be careful when walking through the train and may wish to turn on necessary lights.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s, ‘Pride of Africa’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Capetown

07:00 - 9:30: Breakfast is served in the dining cars as the train travels through the Hex Valley River.

10:00: Arrival at Cape Town station and your journey's end.


Upon arrival into the train station, your transfer will be waiting to whisk you off to your hotel for next 2 nights. Once checked in, the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace.


Perhaps a scenic ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, ascending to the summit of Table Mountain. From there, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Spend your day exploring this iconic landmark to take in the unique flora and fauna, then in the afternoon, head to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a bustling harbour area known for its vibrant atmosphere and a wide range of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Stroll along the waterfront, enjoy shopping, or maybe a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium. As evening approaches, chose one of the waterfront's excellent restaurants to dine in, savouring fresh seafood and local South African dishes while enjoying the stunning views of the harbour and Table Mountain. After dinner, soak in the lively waterfront atmosphere, street performances and city lights, then retire to the 5-star comfort of your hotel dreaming of Cape Town's natural beauty, cultural experiences and more.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Cape Town or similar, Cape Town

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Capetown - Wildlife Safari Tour

It's time to take a walk on the wild side and go on Safari!


Located a stone's throw away from the city you will find the scenic landscapes of the Great Karoo. After an early morning departure, you’ll head up the N1 highway, through the spectacular Hex River Valley where you can admire the dramatic mountains and beautiful scenery along the way. You'll be welcomed with refreshing drinks at the Aquila Private Game Reserve before heading out on your game drive.


This bio-diverse environment in the beautiful Cape Karoo ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and bird watcher. This picturesque nature reserve is home to African Cape buffalo, African bush elephant, leopard, lion and the black rhino, giraffe, blesbok, black and blue wildebeest, zebra, amongst others plus a staggering 172 species of bird, including the Black eagle!


An experienced game ranger will take you on a fascinating three-hour (approximate) open-vehicle game drive and share his knowledge of the surrounding bush and wildlife. Its a lifetime opportunity to see the magnificent species of wildlife and appreciate the stunning scenery that forms the backdrop to this beautiful game reserve.


Enjoy a hearty, delicious buffet lunch at the lodge on the conclusions of your game drive, then feel free to make use of the lodge facilities, such as the saltwater pool, pool bar or hunting for souvenirs at the African Curio shop. You also have a fascinating opportunity to visit the lodge's Eco Synergy Systems Centre, a creative space to see first-hand eco-friendly water-wise vegetable growing.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Cape Town or similar, Cape Town

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Cape Town - Embark Swan Hellenic 20 night South Atlantic cruise from Africa to Latin America

Delight in a leisurely breakfast in Cape Town before embarking on your next exciting adventure. You'll be transferred to the cruise port to join Swan Hellenic's 'SH Diana' on a voyage of a lifestime from South Africa to Antarctica and South America. The remaining day is yours to explore the ship and meet new friends - your fellow shipmates.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 8 Cruising

Enjoy the perfect chance to relax, unwind and do whatever takes your fancy on your day at sea. Stay active in the gym, visit the spa, spot a whale from the deck, find a cosy corner to read a chapter or two, or simply laze by the pool and top up your tan knowing each blue sea day balances perfectly with the shore days spent exploring.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Cruising

Today as you sail, bask in the endless comforts of your ship. From the deck, marvel at the dramatic sea views. Relax with a nurturing spa facial treatment or massage, or delve into the ship’s learning resources. Or, unwind in the comfort of your cabin to enjoy the opportunity to truly relax.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Cruising

A sea day is perfect to sit back and let the world sail by. 'SH Diana's' observation decks provide stunning views of the South Atlantic ocean and an opportunity to enjoy all that this 5-star ship has to offer.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Cruising

Wine & dine with your fellow shipmates in the Swan Restaurant, your main dining venue, which transforms in the evenings to serve world-class gourmet cuisine created by Michelin star-winning chefs.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Tristan da Cunha

Remote Tristan da Cunha is tucked far away from regular sailing routes and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering encounters with Northern rockhopper penguins, the endangered Tristan Albatross and playful sea lions. Surrounding the island, nutrient-rich upwellings in the ocean create a flourishing ecosystem, attracting a profusion of marine life. Here, you can witness the majestic spectacle of whales and dolphins, as they navigate these bountiful waters, providing a unique opportunity to observe a diverse range of species in their natural habitat. Boasting a tiny population of around 250 permanent residents, Tristan da Cunha is a true unspoiled paradise of natural beauty and wildlife wonders. 

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Cruising

Want to enjoy a restorative massage or invigorating workout? Whether you choose the panoramic sauna, gym or heated Jacuzzi you’ll enjoy breathtaking views!

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Cruising

Take a dip in the pool, relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi, seek out the onboard Science Lab, get pro-tips from professional photographers to perfect your photography skills or listen in when you join an onboard Antarctic expert’s fascinating discussions.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Cruising

Keep your eyes peeled for breaching whales as you cruise towards the Antarctic polar region.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Cruising

Prepare for upcoming excursions on South Georgia Island where you'll encounter a myriad of wildlife, forgotten and abandoned whaling stations and pay your respects at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave, leader of an ill-fated Antarctic expedition.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 South Georgia

Known as the "Galapagos of the Poles," South Georgia Island boasts a series of remarkable landing sites for immersive encounters with its extraordinary wildlife. Imagine approaching half a million King penguins, truly a sight to behold, or witnessing the remarkable spectacle of three million breeding pairs of Macaroni penguins, collectively forming the world's largest population of this species. As you explore, you may also have the good fortune to observe mighty elephant seals, known for their impressively comical harrumphing vocalisations.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 South Georgia

Embark on a visit to the historic whaling station of Grytviken, a place steeped in the legacy of early polar exploration. This is where the intrepid British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) found his final resting place. His remarkable story of survival and leadership during the Endurance Expedition continues to inspire and captivate adventurers from around the world. Take your chance to pay your respects while on South Georgia Island.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 19 Cruising

'SH Diana' has been specifically designed for immersive experiences with extensive outside deck areas, multiple observation points and bright, open relaxing spaces with unobstructed views.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 20 Cruising

Expect a caring attentive crew and seasoned expedition leaders dedicated to your pleasure and safety as you cruise to one of the world's remote wonderland in Antarctica.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 21 Antarctic Peninsula

One of the many highlights of this region is the breathtaking Lemaire Channel, a striking passage where travellers can capture unforgettable images of the Antarctic wilderness and seascapes. During shore excursions, explorers may find themselves on Petermann Island, where a remarkable array of wildlife takes centre stage. Adelie penguins, blue-eyed shags, and skuas create a vibrant, bustling ecosystem, while the sight of enormous, lumbering elephant seals as they haul out of the frigid waters adds to the enchantment of this remote and untouched environment.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 22 Antarctic Peninsula

Nestled amidst the stunning landscape of glaciers, majestic icebergs, and pristine snow-covered islands, the Antarctic Peninsula stands as the focal point for most travellers embarking on their Antarctic adventure. Renowned as the most accessible region of the continent, it not only offers a unique wilderness experience but also hosts several vital scientific research bases.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 23 Antarctic Peninsula

Among captivating glaciers, majestic icebergs and snowy islands, the Antarctic Peninsula is where most visitors to the White Continent will live out their Antarctica dream. The Antarctic Peninsula, the most accessible area of the continent, hosts several scientific bases and some of the most interesting wildlife scenery, such as the extremely photogenic Lemaire Channel. Shore excursions depend on conditions and might include Petermann Island, where among Adelie penguins, blue-eyed shags, skuas and huge, lumbering elephant seals.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 24 Antarctic Peninsula

Experience another thrilling day among icy glaciers and the sparkling icebergs as you cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula. Join a zodiac expedition or take the chance to get up close and personal with wildlife as you glide the serene waters in a kayak.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 25 Cruising

Take advantage of the expedition’s expert guides and lecturers knowledge and insights into the nature and history of this adventure of a lifetime.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 26 Cruising

Leave the icebergs behind as you cruise towards your next adventure in South America through the infamous Drake Passage.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic, ‘SH Diana’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 27 Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina - Buenos Aires

Enjoy a final breakfast onboard as you arrive in Ushuaia. You will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires, then taken to your hotel to enjoy the next 3 nights in this captivating city.

Overnight: Loi Suites Recoleta or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 28 Buenos Aires

Embrace the vibrant culture and rich history of Buenos Aires on a half-day city tour. Begin your journey at the iconic Recoleta Cemetery, strolling through its elaborate marble mausoleums and listening to captivating stories of the city's past and present luminaries. The next stop is the fascinating Evita Museum, dedicated the life and legacy of Eva Perón, from her humble beginnings to her rise as a cultural and political icon, with insights into her indelible impact on the country.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a traditional restaurant with a set menu showcasing Argentina's culinary diversity, accompanied by a bottle of wine for two plus a refreshing soft drink for each diner.

As evening falls, immerse yourself in Buenos Aires' renowned tango scene at historic Café de Los Angelitos for a captivating dinner and tango show. Experience the passion and grace of this iconic dance as you indulge in a sumptuous meal. Your experience includes private round-trip transfers and an English-speaking guide to make your evening truly memorable.

Overnight: Loi Suites Recoleta or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: Lunch; Dinner

Day 29 Buenos Aires - Free Day

Today in Buenos Aires is entirely yours to relish as you please.


Optional Activity: Gaucho Ranch Experience - $385 AUD per person

Delve into the cultural heritage of Argentine 'gauchos' (cowboys), local craftsmanship, fine arts and traditions. Approximately one and a half-hour from the city, arrive at the 'estancia' (ranch) to partake in activities such as horseback riding, sulky or carriage rides, all while relishing 'empanadas' (traditional pastries) and refreshing beverages. A traditional country-style barbecue featuring top-quality meats awaits you for lunch, then savour sweet dessert treats while enjoying a live folk music performance and gaucho skills which may include horse whispering or 'tropillas' demonstrations.

Overnight: Loi Suites Recoleta or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: None

Day 30 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)

Get ready for your final adventure on this epic wilderness experience as you are transported to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls. On arrival you will embark on a captivating tour of these magnificent waterfalls from the Brazilian side. TYour National Park tickets and an English-speaking guide are included to make the most of this awe-inspiring day.

Iguazu Falls is a breathtaking natural wonder nestled on the border between Argentina and Brazil. These majestic waterfalls are a testament to the raw power and beauty of nature, with over 270 individual falls stretching nearly 2 miles across. The Iguazu Falls are a true spectacle and known as one of the most stunning waterfall systems in the world.

Set within UNESCO-listed lush rainforest, this are provides a safe haven for a wide array of unique wildlife from colourful butterflies, vibrant toucans, the elusive tapir, giant anteaters, squeeling howler monkeys & more. The surrounding national parks, both in Argentina and Brazil, are teeming with rich biodiversity that offer visitors a chance to explore the ecological wonders of this unique region.

On the conclusion of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel to relax and unwind for the night.

Overnight: Panoramic Hotel or similar, Puerto Iguazu

Meals included: None

Day 31 Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)

Today, you will get a different perspective on the Iguazu Falls and see them from the Argentine side. Admiring the cascading waters of Iguazu Falls is an opportunity to connect with the primal forces of nature, discover the intricate ecosystems of the rainforest and be enveloped in the vibrant culture of the region. Whether gazing at the falls' grandeur, embarking on wildlife adventures or delving into the local traditions and cuisine, a visit to Iguazu Falls is a transformative unforgettable experience.

Overnight: Panoramic Hotel or similar, Puerto Iguazu

Meals included: None

Day 32 Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Today marks the closing chapter of your epic adventure as you are transferred to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, please make your own way to your overnight hotel, then the remaining day and evening are yours to enjoy.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport or similar, Buenos Aires

Meals included: None

Day 33 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Australia (or New Zealand)

The time has come to say goodbye to new-found friends and begin your journey home after a rewarding and epic adventure. Please make your own way to Buenos Aires Airport to catch your flight home.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 34 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home! Once arrived, please make your own onward 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 the 9th November 2024.



 



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



 



Single Traveller Supplement



Solo travellers are not available.



 



Departure Dates



2024:



November: 7, 9



Please note: see checkout for live dates and availability.



 



Flights


Departure Cities



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



 



Departure City Surcharges



Brisbane: $100 per person



Adelaide: $100 per person



Auckland: $150 per person



 



International Full-Service Airline(s) Used



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



• Airlines: Qantas, Latam, Aerolineas Argentinas plus 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. 



 



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 will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 



 



Arrive Early Options



Cape Town, South Africa - $300 per person (Itinerary 1 only)



Johannesburg, South Africa - $300 per person (Itinerary 2 only)



High season dates range 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):



• 23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024



• 6th December 2024 - 31st 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):



• 6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025



 



Flight Class Upgrades



Business: 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



 



Cruise


Swan Hellenic - ‘SH Diana’ Ship



Meet the SH Diana, a dazzling gem that set sail on her inaugural journey in early 2023.



This 5-star boutique ship, designed with Scandinavian elegance, offers an intimate immersion in the voyage's splendour.



Allow yourself a moment of reprieve to acquaint yourself with these extraordinary expedition vessels. Boasting a PC5 ice-strengthened hull and expansive stabilisers, your journey will be exceptionally smooth. With just 120-141 crew members and 152-196 guests spread across 9 decks, an intimate experience awaits.



The generous public spaces ensure uninterrupted, panoramic views, keeping the destination ever-present. Deck 8 offers unparalleled vistas. Following a workout in the state-of-the-art gym, luxuriate in the sauna or jacuzzi while relishing the breathtaking scenery.



In the Swan Restaurant, savour breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring international and locally-inspired cuisine, spotlighting the finest regional ingredients from your unique destinations. Deck 7 reveals a heated outdoor pool and inviting poolside seating for scenic indulgence.



Unwind in the Observation Lounge with your preferred libation, forging connections with fellow guests. The Club Lounge, combining 24-hour tapas-style dining with sweeping ocean vistas, is a sanctuary of indulgence. Anticipate a voyage that marries luxury with adventure.



 



Cabins/Staterooms



Oceanview Staterooms: - 19m2 - 20m2



Light, bright and crafted from natural materials, Oceanview staterooms feature 2 single beds, bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. All feature panoramic sea views, original works of art, plush couches, premium pocket sprung mattresses, ensuite bathrooms with glass-enclosed rain showers, and Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes, and sheets. A pillow menu offers customised head and neck comfort during rest. At the same time, a large flat-screen TV, an espresso machine with Illy premium coffee, tea-making facilities with the finest Kusmi teas, and a minibar with refreshments enhance relaxation at any time. In-room dining is, of course, available at all hours.



 



Balcony Staterooms: - 28m2



Staterooms feature 2 single beds or a double bed, bedroom, living room, luxurious bathroom and your own 6 m2 balcony. All feature panoramic sea views, original works of art, plush couches, premium pocket sprung mattresses, ensuite bathrooms with glass-enclosed rain showers, and Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes, and sheets. A pillow menu offers customised head and neck comfort during rest. At the same time, a large flat-screen TV, an espresso machine with Illy premium coffee, tea-making facilities with the finest Kusmi teas, and a minibar with refreshments enhance relaxation at any time. In-room dining is, of course, available at all hours.



 



Please note: Cruise timetables are subject to change. Some cruise cabins may have restricted views, based on availability.



Cruise cabins booked on a guarantee basis and are assigned by the cruise line prior to departure.



Your cruise cabin number will be reflected in your final documents.



 



Rail


Rovos Rail - Itinerary 2 only



Rovos Rail is not just a luxurious train journey; it's a voyage through time and elegance. Nestled in the heart of South Africa, this iconic rail experience offers travellers a taste of the golden age of train travel. Imagine traversing diverse landscapes, from sweeping grasslands to awe-inspiring mountain ranges, all from the comfort of beautifully restored vintage carriages.



What sets Rovos Rail apart is its dedication to preserving the romance and allure of classic train journeys. Onboard, passengers revel in the splendour of old-world charm, where gracious hospitality is the order of the day. From fine dining prepared by skilled chefs, featuring the best South African cuisine, to exceptional service and carefully curated excursions, every detail has been designed to ensure a memorable journey.



Step into your own private suite, adorned with antique furnishings, and large windows for uninterrupted views of the scenery. Relax in the lounge car, socialise in the observation car, or simply unwind in your luxurious quarters. A Rovos Rail adventure is more than a train journey; it's an unforgettable chapter in the story of your travels. This is the allure of Rovos Rail, where the timeless spirit of rail travel is very much alive.



 



Suites



Pullman Suites 



The Pullman suites accommodate two passengers and have an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. During the day, the suites have a comfortable sofa-seat with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening. A dedicated host/ess is available at all times and services the suites daily.



 



Amenities:



• En-suite with shower, toilet and basin 



• Fold-up writing desk 



• Luggage shelf 



• Cupboards 



• Safe 



• Air conditioning 



• Tea facilities 



• Bespoke amenities - Rovos Rail provide a complete amenity bag with South African biodegradable and / or recyclable products ( soap, bamboo tissues, shampoo, hand and body wash, hand and body lotion, lip balm, insect repellent spray, bamboo earbuds and a compostable shower cap. )



• Robes and slippers 



• Hairdryer (fixed or plug-in) 



• USB ports 



• Internal telephone system 



• Room service



 



Dress code  



Days on board are smart casual: Neat, conventional yet relatively informal in style combining casual and formal clothing pieces. 



Dinner on board is formal: For gentlemen, from 2024, a collar and tie will be mandatory while a jacket will be optional. For ladies, a cocktail / evening dress or suit. Please respect this dress code. 



Off-train excursions: it is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes, sun lotion and hats. If required, blankets and rain capes are available.



Game drives: are on open vehicles so please dress accordingly. Mornings can be cool then warm up considerably, afternoons can be warm then cool down considerably. 



 



Accommodation


Accommodation Used:



4 & 5 star Properties (Self-Rated)



Cape Town, South Africa: Hyatt Regency Cape Town



Johannesburg, South Africa: Peermont Mondior at Emperors Palace (Itinerary 2 only)



Buenos Aires, Argentina: Loi Suites Recoleta



Iguazu Falls : Panoramic Grand Hotel



Buenos Aires, Argentina: Holiday Inn Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport



 



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/Double (subject to availability).



 



General information


Optional Tours/Activities



Day 3: Full Day Private Cape Winelands Tour (Itinerary 1 only)



Day 3: Private Full Day Robben Island and Cultural Tour (Itinerary 1 only)



Day 27: Gaucho Ranch Experience - (Itinerary 1)



Day 29: Gaucho Ranch Experience - (Itinerary 2)



 



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



• Optional gratuities/tipping 



• 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



South Africa



In South Africa, November marks the transition from spring to summer, and the weather varies across the country. Cape Town experiences pleasant spring weather with mild temperatures, averaging between 20°C and 26°C, occasionally accompanied by showers. Inland, Johannesburg and Pretoria have warm and pleasant weather with average highs ranging from 24°C to 30°C and lows between 12°C and 16°C. This time of year is ideal for exploring these cities and their attractions. South Africa's diverse climate ensures that whether you're in the coastal beauty of Cape Town, the vibrant streets of Johannesburg, or the administrative capital of Pretoria, you can enjoy comfortable weather conditions during your November visit.



 



Antarctica



Antarctica only has two seasons: summer and winter. Because it's located in the southern hemisphere, Antarctica's summer is from October to February. During this time, the sun is almost always in the sky. Days rapidly get longer there in summer, until, eventually, the sun doesn't set at all. This phenomenon is called the Midnight Sun. Although there are multiple places in the northern hemisphere that experience this perpetual sunlight during half of the year, Antarctica is the only southern location where it can be seen.



 



Argentina



​​Argentina, December is the beginning of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. The climate in Buenos Aires during December can be summarised as follows:



Average High Temperature: 28°C to 32°C



Average Low Temperature: 18°C to 21°C



It's generally warm to hot, with temperatures ranging from 28°C to 32°C (82°F to 90°F) for daytime highs and 18°C to 21°C (64°F to 70°F) for nighttime lows. December offers pleasant and sunny weather, making it a great time to enjoy outdoor activities and explore the city.



 



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.



 



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.



 



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Mobility:



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



 



Fitness Level Required:



A moderate level of fitness will be required. 



Moderate is described as involving more physical activity, including biking, longer day hikes or extended walking and standing, low-altitude treks, and water-based activities such as canoeing or low-grade kayaking. Guests using any walking aid other than a walking stick would be advised to reconsider as surfaces may be uneven.



 



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.



 



Gratuities / Tipping:



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



Gratuities (tips) are included for the cruise staff's services throughout this tour's cruise component.



 



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


South Africa



A tourist visa for South Africa is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian or New Zealand Passport.



 



Argentina



Australian passport holders are visa-exempt for a stay of up to 3 months.



 



United States of America



Australian passport holders must obtain an “ESTA” visa waiver in order to enter or transit in the United States.



Please note: You may be required to obtain a visa if you do not meet the eligibility requirements of the ESTA program. Please see https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov for full eligibility requirements and applications.



 



Brazil:



As from January 2024, Australian passport holders will require a visa to enter Brazil. 



 



Chile:   



Australian and New Zealand passport holders visiting Chile for tourism purposes or transit between 8 to 72 hours must apply for a single or multiple tourist visa. Visas must be lodged through the SAC CIUDADANOS portal only: https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/



 



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.



 



Travel insurance 


Embarking on your next trip is exciting, and while you hope the unexpected does not happen, it is best to be prepared. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when making your booking. Whether it’s a potential medical emergency, a flight cancellation, a delayed suitcase, or an unforeseen event, it's important to ensure you're adequately protected. For more information or advice visit https://www.tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance



 



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.