See breathtaking glacial scenery in Antarctica.

Logo Discover the raw beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula on a luxury expedition cruise on Le Boreal. On either end of your 10 night cruise explore vibrant Buenos Aires and enjoy three nights at Sacred Valley.

  • 23 Day South America Discovery - Buenos Aires to Cusco

    • Tour code: ISAA23
    • Duration: 23 Days
    • Departure City: Buenos Aires
    • Return City: Cusco

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Day By Day

  • Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    On arrival in the Argentinian capital today, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of Recoleta. After settling in, enjoy some time at leisure.

  • Day 2 Buenos Aires

    Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city’s oldest barrio (district). Explore La Boca’s colourful houses and picturesque pedestrian street, the Caminito; drive along one of the widest avenues in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the parks, gardens and tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery. Later, enjoy dinner and an exciting tango show.

  • Day 3 Buenos Aires

    Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 4 Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise

    Transfer to the airport and board your included flight to Ushuaia. njoy a city sights tour before being transferred to your luxury expedition ship, Le Lyrial, and greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. Take some time to settle in before enjoying the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, head to the deck to take in the stunning scenery of the Beagle Channel.

  • Day 5 Drake Passage

    Sail across the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. During this time, learn more about the adventures ahead as you participate in a range of informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica. These sessions will be delivered by your knowledgeable Expedition Team.

  • Day 6 Antarctic Peninsula

    On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. Utilising the knowledge of your Expedition Team, your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sightseeing opportunities available and the most favourable ice and weather conditions. For the next six days, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides.

  • Day 7 Antarctic Peninsula

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you’re taken to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies. These chilly waters are often frequented by hunting orca and the breaching forms of humpback and minke whales, so be sure to keep an eye out. Although landing sites will vary depending on conditions, the route will feature the most scenic bays and channels, including the stunning Lemeire Channel and Neko Bay. Head to the shores of Deception Island, an active volcano surrounded by distinctive black sand. Once an old whaling station, you will see giant barrels and bleached whale bones here as well as impressive elephant seals lounging along the shore. You may even get the chance to stop at Port Lockroy, a scientific base currently studying gentoo penguins. Here, you can send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp.

  • Day 8 Antarctic Peninsula

    Learn more about this amazing part of the world during lectures and on board presentations as you continue on your luxury cruise.

  • Day 9 Antarctic Peninsula

    Continue to experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing opportunities.

  • Day 10 Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula.

  • Day 11 Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula.

  • Day 12 Antarctic Peninsula

    Bid farewell to Antarctica and return across the Drake Passage.

  • Day 13 Drake Passage

    Travel the Drake Passage towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia, Along the way, be sure to keep a keen eye out for the wildlife that may be encountered en route.

  • Day 14 Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires

    Today you’ll disembark your ship in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport where you will board your included flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 15 Buenos Aires, Lima

    Today, travel to the airport for your flight to Lima, the starting point of your Peruvian discovery. Settle into your room, taking in the magnificent ocean views.

  • Day 16 Lima

    Enjoy a morning city tour.

  • Day 17 Lima, Cusco, Chincheros, Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cusco, the historic capital of the ancient Incan Empire. On arrival, travel by coach to Chincheros.

  • Day 18 Sacred Valley

    Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 19 Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray

    Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope.

  • Day 20 Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

    Board PeruRail’s Vistadome train and admire the mountainous Andean landscape as you travel to Machu Picchu. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a guided tour.

  • Day 21 Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley

    This afternoon Board PeruRail’s Vistadome to the Sacred Valley. Watch the picturesque scenery pass by before disembarking and transferring by coach to Cusco.

  • Day 22 Cusco

    This morning, embark on a walking tour of Cusco. Tonight enjoy Farewell Drinks

  • Day 23 Depart Cusco

    Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to Cusco airport.

Inclusions

  • Reawaken your inner adventurer on an Antarctica expedition cruise, skimming past icebergs to meet curious wildlife Grab a partner and perfect your footwork learning to dance the tango - an experience rewarded with a tapas feast Magical and mysterious, enjoy plenty of time to witness one of the planet's most amazing archaeological sites 

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