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Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

20 Nights featuring Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Montevideo, Falkland Islands and Antarctica Antarctica Iguazu Falls buenos Aires 2021

Includes: Roundtrip Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!

Start Date: Janurary 11, 2021
(Sailing January 17, 2021)

About This Journey

Every day in Antarctica is unique — every day reveals exciting new adventures in the most captivating and remote wilderness on the planet! View shorelines teeming with penguin rookeries and circle majestic glaciers as tall as skyscrapers. Awake to ice-covered mountains reflecting off the surface of Paradise Bay. On this unique Enrichment Journey, you might be overwhelmed by the emotion of these images, or equally thrilled by the sheer power and majesty of Iguazu Falls, stretching across the border of Argentina and Brazil. You’ll begin your Journey in Buenos Aires, a city as unique to South America as Paris is to Europe. You’ll experience all this vibrant city has to offer, including a city tour, interactive cooking class, evening tango show and a barbeque out in the countryside. Then it’s off to Iguazu Falls for two nights in a delightful retreat in the forest. From both the Argentinian side and the Brazilian side, you will experience the largest waterfalls system in the world, up close and personal. You’ll return to Buenos Aires and join your ship bound for the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Cruise Cape Horn, the most isolated place in the Americas, and then spend a scenic day cruising the Antarctic Peninsula. Count your sightings of penguins, sea lions and whales as you sail these frozen waters. Then cruise by desolate Elephant Island, and visit Stanley, capital of the remote Falkland, before your call at Puerto Madryn. Finally, you’ll experience the rich artistic history of Montevideo, Uruguay, on an exclusive shore excursion before returning home.

Did you know? Starting June 17, 2019, U.S. and Canadian citizens will no longer need a visa to visit Brazil. It is easier and faster than ever before! Citizens of other countries should verify visa requirements with their local Brazilian consulate.

Visits: Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Ushuaia, Argentina, Cape horn, Chile, Schollart Channel, Paradise Bay, Gerlache Straight, Antarctica, Elephant island, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Puerto Madryn, Montevideo, Uruguay; Outdoors

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

Itinerary

Start Date: January 11, 2021
(Sailing January 17, 2021)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive Buenos Aires – Hotel Check In, Afternoon City Tour and Welcome Dinner
2 Buenos Aires Hotel Stay – Culinary Experience and Tango Show
3 Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls – Tour to the Brazil Side of the Falls
4 Iguazu Falls – Tour of the Argentinian Side of the Falls
5 Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires
6 Buenos Aires – Visit to a Ranch in the Countryside
7 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Transfer to Port for Embarkation 5:00 PM
8 At Sea
9 At Sea
10 At Sea
11 Ushuaia, Argentina 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
12 Cape Horn, Chile 6:00 AM 8:00 PM
13 Schollart Channel, Paradise Bay and Gerlache Straight, Antarctica 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
14 Elephant Island, Antarctica 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
15 At Sea
16 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
17 At Sea
18 Puerto Madryn, Argentina 7:00 AM 4:30 PM
19 At Sea
20 Montevideo, Uruguay – Included Shore Excursion 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
21 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Disembarkation and Transfer to Airport 5:00 AM

**Please note that this itinerary is subject to change at anytime, including port of call changes. Please call a Personal Vacation Manager with any questions.

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

From the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for early check in and time to settle in. This afternoon, get acquainted with Buenos Aires during a tour highlighting the city`s major neighborhoods and attractions. Among the points of interest, you will see are the Plaza de Mayo, this main square is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Presidential Office), the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall) and the Cathedral. You will drive through the charming streets of San Telmo, the oldest neighborhood (barrio) in Buenos Aires, dotted with old churches, antique shops and colonial buildings. You will also drive along the colorful roads of La Boca, famous for its multicolor tin houses, European flavor and many tango performers. A stop will be made at Café Tortoni, founded in 1858. It is the oldest coffee shop in the whole country. For more than 150 years it has been the meeting place of intellectuals, politicians and artists, giving it a very rich history. (D)

Day 2 – Buenos Aires

Cooking Class

Empanada Cooking Class

Tango Show

Tango Show

Today we will have fun with immersive cultural experiences! This morning, you are invited to discover Argentine culture through a hands-on cooking class, learning traditional dishes with fresh, local ingredients. The class begins with the basic ingredients of Argentine food: onion, red pepper, salt, paprika, and ground pepper. The chef will then demonstrate cooking tricks, share snippets of Argentine history, and encourage you to partake in the cooking experience. After watching the chef demonstrate, each of you will have the opportunity to fold empanadas, create your own “alfajores de maicena” and more. At the end, we will settle at the table to enjoy the fruits of our labor! We will head back to the hotel after lunch, where you will have some free time to relax and freshen up before the evening activity—a Tango show! We will enjoy an unforgettable night, surrendering to the magic of this “city that never sleeps” and to the charm of the sanguine music. A typical, early 20th-century house is an ideal stage for such a unique show: 15 artists, a tango orchestra, a folk music group, dancers and a singer. While enjoying the show, you’ll be treated to a traditional Argentine meal. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Argentina Side

Iguazu Falls, Argentina Side

Depart for your flight to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, we will cross the border into Brazil to explore the falls from the Brazilian side. 80% of the waterfalls are on the Argentinian side. Therefore, visiting the Argentinian side offers more opportunities to get up close to the waterfalls, while the Brazilian side offers more panoramic views of the entire falls landscape. We will take an elevator down to the base of the waterfalls and stop right above the river level, then go up to the Salto Floreano viewpoint. Afterwards, from a 1,000-yard footbridge, you will be able to admire a panoramic view of majestic Iguazu Falls. Upon conclusion of the tour, we will cross back over the border into Argentina and arrive at the hotel, Loi Suites, in Puerto Iguazu. Just a 10 minute drive from the center of town, the Loi Suites Iguazu surprises in a lot of ways. With its jungle location, surrounded on all sides by forest and set right on the river’s edge, there is no way that you would think it to be so close to town. As you enter the main atrium you are immediately struck with a sense of space and of understated elegance. This area looks out to the interconnecting pool area below and out into the tall trees of the indigenous forest. From here it is a walk across log bridges that run through the canopy to each of the room blocks. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. (B, D) Note: starting June 17, 2019, U.S. citizens will no longer need a visa to visit Brazil.

Day 4 – Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Boat Tour

Iguazu Falls, Boat Tour

After breakfast, depart on a full-day tour to the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls for close-up views of the Iguazu River. The lower and upper walkways allow for comprehensive views of the thundering falls. Walk along the trails that make their way through the 210-square-mile (543-square-km) reserve, and enjoy the various aerial and panoramic views of the falls. After lunch, embark on a boat excursion that takes you to the base of Iguazu Falls, allowing you to experience the power from below! Enjoy a final night in the forest at your hotel. Dinner only provided on 1/15/2019 date. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires

Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel, then transfer to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. You will have time to settle in before joining the group again for dinner. (B, D)

Day 6 – Buenos Aires

Mendoza, Argentina

An Estancia (ranch) in the Argentine Pampas

Depart the city in a comfortable coach for a scenic ride through the Argentine pampas (plains) to an estancia (ranch), for a day of gaucho (cowboy) fun! The wild smell of the countryside will lead us away from the city and invite us to experience the region’s rural traditions. We will spend the day on a local ranch, where the owners will give us a tour of the estate and introduce you to their horses. Built in the 19th century, the property is a colonial-style estancia with a large fireplace and over 200 acres of land. For lunch, we will enjoy a delicious outdoor barbeque as well as other local snacks. The estancia also offers live music and dancing, plus you may see some gaucho skills in action, including horse racing. This is truly an unforgettable way to end your pre-cruise land tour—by simply enjoying life as the locals do! (B, L)

Day 7 – Buenos Aires Embarkation

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port, where you will board the Celebrity Silhouette for a 14-night cruise to Antarctica. (B)

Day 8-19 – Cruising onboard the Celebrity Silhouette (see below for cruise highlights)

Day 20 – Montevideo Shore Excursion

After breakfast on board, set off with your local guide on the most exclusive Shore Excursion in Montevideo. Begin with an orientation tour of the city. You will see Independence Square, Parliament, La Carreta Monument, Downtown, Pocitos and Parque Batlle Park neighborhoods, and the city coastline. You will then drive to the district of Cuchilla Pereira called “The Wine Land.” Here you will visit a bodega (wine shop) founded in 1898, where you will be part of an unforgettable experience. You will visit the wine cellar which dates to the 1800s and browse through the old machinery museum.

Plaza Independencia, Montevideo

Plaza Independencia, Montevideo

Along the way, you will enjoy a performance that recreates the era in which the milonga emerged in the Rio de la Plata. Argentinians, intrigued by the dance, borrowed several characteristics of it, added their own attitude and style, and called it the Tango. Dancers and Singers will make you feel like you are being transported back in time and that are part of the Uruguayan history of the late 1800s. To enhance the experience, you will enjoy the best national wines and delicious local snacks. History, wine making, dance, singing, gastronomy, and delicious wines should make for a memorable experience. From here, return to your ship with a new-found appreciation for Montevideo and Uruguay. (L)

Day 21 – Buenos Aires Disembarkation

Enjoy breakfast onboard, then disembark the Celebrity Silhouette and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.

Port Highlights

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina: No city on the planet has more southerly latitude. As a result, the sun shines for 18 hours during each summer day, 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.

Cape Horn, Chile

Cape Horn, Chile

Cape Horn, Chile (Scenic Cruising): 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.

Paradise Bay, Antarctica

Paradise Bay, Antarctica

Paradise Bay, Antarctica: Wide embayment behind Lemaire and Bryde Islands, indenting the west coast of Graham Land between Duthiers and Leniz Points. The name was applied by whalers operating in this vicinity and was in use by 1920.

Elephant Island, Antarctica

Elephant Island, Antarctica

Elephant Island, Antarctica: Elephant Island is an ice-covered mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, in the Southern Ocean. Its name was given by early explorers sighting elephant seals on its shores.

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands: Brightly colored wriggly-tin roofs contrast strikingly with the grays and browns of the surrounding hills. The town is named after Lord Stanley, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1841 – 1844. Your first point of call should be the newly completed Jetty Center – situated just off the Public Jetty, and your visit would not be complete without a visit to the museum in Holdfast.

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn, Argentina: This deep-water port was founded in 1865 by Welsh immigrants. Extending out into the Atlantic from Puerto Madryn is the Peninsula 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.

Montevideo, Uruguay – Exclusive Shore Excursion: Your Enrichment Journey package includes an exclusive shore excursion in Montevideo. For a full description, see the “Land Program Details” section above.

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

Included Features

  • Roundtrip international airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • 6-night pre-cruise land program in Argentina
    • Buenos Aires – 4-night hotel stay
      • Half-day City Tour
      • Half-day Culinary Experience
      • Evening Tango Dinner Show
      • Full-day Visit to a Ranch in the Countryside
    • Iguazu Falls – 2-night hotel stay
      • Half-day Brazilian Falls Tour
      • Half-day Argentinean Falls Tour & Devil’s Throat Falls
      • Half-day Argentinean Navigation boat tour
  • Local Tour Hosts throughout pre-cruise land program
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
  • 14-night sailing aboard Celebrity Silhouette
    • Exclusive full-day guided shore excursion in Montevideo, specially created for Enrichment Journeys guests
    • 10% Off Shore Excursions (see “Special Offers”)
    • SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL 9/18! Receive $400 OFF per stateroom + All 4 Extras: Gratuities, Beverages, Wi-Fi and $300 Onboard Credit (Veranda and higher).

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

Most days during the land portion will include full-day tours. The overall pace is rather quick, as there is much to see in these regions, however there is a healthy mix of both visits to historical sites and time to enjoy the landscape and scenery. Most days include two meals, allowing the third meal to be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine, then have the rest of the evening to relax. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.

During the cruise you will have a mix of relaxing days at sea and exciting days on land to explore the port cities. You may choose from optional shore excursions, which will allow for cultural immersion, exotic meals and numerous activities.

Physical Activity

The land portion of the trip should be considered very active, and includes a considerable amount of walking. Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Historical sites often do not have elevators, escalators or ramps due to the age of the building/structure. Steps can be steep and uneven. Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation. Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist. For the cruise portion of the trip, passengers will board and leave the ship up stairways and gangways, and you may have to walk a moderate distance to transfer to train, bus and car stations. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of down time in between destinations.

Cultural Focus

Tropical wilderness blends together with modern appeal in the beautiful and contrasting country of Argentina. Immerse yourself in the South American style while surrounded by staggering mountains, green valleys, and glacial landscapes. Then, experience a cruise through the pristine, ice, rock, and water of untouched Antarctica. A trip of a lifetime through Argentina, Uruguay, and Antarctica will be unforgettable and very different than what you might be used to. You will encounter dishes and ingredients typical to the region that you may not have encountered before, and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourages an open mind when in unique situations and meeting people abroad. Sometimes the attractions, beaches and cities themselves can be crowded, especially while on the cruise.

South American culture is passionate and diverse. You will have the chance to hear many forms of Spanish dialects and interact with a wide range of people. Keep in mind that some hand gestures have different meanings than they do in the U.S, so it’s customary to simply smile, say “hola” (hello) and “gracias” (thank you) when addressed by locals.

Unique Factors

Depending on external factors (especially wind) you may get wet while visiting Iguazu Falls. Having mosquito repellent while at Iguazu is advisable. If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.

Transportation

Included airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.

Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $50 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $50 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.

Transportation while on tour:

Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls: 2 Hour Flight

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

Special Offers are available on this Enrichment Journey! See below then call a Personal Vacation Manager for more details.

1-night Buenos Aires Extension (pre-cruise)

Want an extra day to adjust to the new time zone? With this optional extension you will arrive to Buenos Aires a day early and have one extra day to relax at the hotel before the tour starts. Note: tours are not included. Price of $79 per person includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Buenos Aires with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

 

Book a Veranda or higher and receive complimentary Pre-paid Gratuities from Enrichment Journeys.

Choose 2 of the following: Classic Beverage Package, Pre-paid Gratuities, Unlimited Internet or $300 Onboard Credit per stateroom

Book a Veranda or higher and receive All 4 Extras:

  • Classic Beverage Package for two guests
  • Pre-paid Gratuities for two guests
  • Unlimited internet for two guests
  • $300 Onboard Credit per stateroom

Guests in the same staterooms must select the same option(s). Click here to view Celebrity Terms and Conditions ». Offer Expires 9/18/19. Additional terms and conditions apply, call for more information.

Receive 10% off all shore excursions from Shore Excursions Group!

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

Dates & Prices
1/11/2021 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Inside (12) $10,132 $7,599 $2,533 CALL FOR DETAILS
Ocean View (8) $11,199 $8,399 $2,800 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (2C) $11,999 $8,999 $3,000 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (2B) $10,132 $9,049 $2,533 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Class (C3) $12,065 $9,499 $2,566 CALL FOR DETAILS
Aqua Class (A2) $13,332 $9,999 $3,333 CALL FOR DETAILS

Prices are in USD.

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $450 Houston Intercontinental $400 Philadelphia $400
Boston $400 John F. Kennedy $300 Phoenix $400
Denver $450 Los Angeles $400 San Diego $400
Dallas-Ft. Worth $400 Orlando $400 Seattle $400
Newark $300 Miami $0 San Francisco $400
Washington – Dulles $400 Chicago $500 Tampa $350
– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.

All prices on our website and e-Journey Travel Guide are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information, occasionally, a trip or pricing category may be misprinted or unavailable at the time of booking. In the event of an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error, or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we retain the right to correct the price and to refuse or cancel any bookings placed at the incorrect price. In addition, all offers, prices, and conditions of sale may be subject to change without notice including tours, included features, highlights, minimum or maximum stays, itinerary, times in port, and/or other conditions/restrictions.

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.

Accommodations
Melia Buenos Aires

Tel: (929) 207-1033
Calle Reconquista 945 | Centro, Buenos Aires C1003ABS, Argentina

Melia Buenos Aires is the best choice to stay in Argentina’s capital city, thanks to its prime location in the heart of the city, its luxurious and comfortable facilities, quality of services and exquisite personalized service. Among its services and facilities, Melia Buenos Aires offers comfortable and spacious rooms; different dining spaces: Restaurant Azorin, Gongora Lobby Bar, Machado Cafe, La Terraza; high speed internet access and more.

Loi Suites Iguazu

Selva Iriapu Sin Numero, Puerto Iguazu 3370, Argentina

Telephone: +54 3757 49-8300

Magnificent 4.5-star hotel in the subtropical forest Iryapú just 15 minutes from Iguazu Falls. Built with maximum respect for nature, Loi Suites Iguazu is surrounded by native trees, vegetation and impressive wildlife.

Celebrity Silhouette

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, they merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line’s passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that embodies modern luxury. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises, and has set the worldwide standard for today’s expression of what first made cruising famous — high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “”X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all providing an unmatchable vacation experience.

Ship: Silhouette

You have another outstanding option for cruising Europe and the Caribbean with Celebrity Silhouette®. She’s impressive, with all the best-loved Solstice® Class features—and some new ones. Chic changes to Celebrity’s iconic Lawn Club provide more opportunities to relax, eat, drink and socialize in the fresh air. Take a painting class with a Master Artist from the ArtCenter/South Florida in The Art Studio. Celebrate the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling in the new, interactive Lawn Club Grill. Unwind in your own cabana-styled haven, The Alcoves. Inside, go on a culinary adventure in Qsine® where you order food and wine from an iPad® menu. Excitement brews with up to 50 international craft beers in the enhanced Michael’s Club. And sweeping veranda views enhance 85% of her staterooms.

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

Before You Go

Money Matters

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

ATM Machines

These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.

Foreign Banks

Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.

Credit Cards

During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.

Incidentals

Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.

Packing Guidelines

Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances, and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.

What to pack

Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit, and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.

Here are a few key items to take on your trip:

  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Hooded jacket/fleece pullover
  • Pants with pockets
  • Skirt with pockets
  • Hat with visor & sunscreen/bug spray
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Practical shoes for walking/easy hiking
  • Extra pair of prescription sunglasses and/or glasses (if needed)
  • Camera(s)

Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.

Luggage Screening Process

To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.

Labeling

Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.

Carry-on items

In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into The States, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit www.tsa.gov for a list of items that cannot be packed.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.

Cell phones

Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless Internet for free.

Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment

Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.

The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services, and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.

Medical Issues and Handicaps

As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.

Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.

If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.

Briefing sessions

A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.

Hotels

All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

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Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

Regional Information

Travel Documentation

Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.

Passport and Visa

To travel internationally, you must have a passport in good condition, and it must be valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Visa requirements change frequently and for various reasons. As a result, our Personal Vacation Managers are not always able to provide visa information, and you should not rely on the information provided below to be the most current and accurate. The best way to obtain up-to-date information regarding visa requirements is to visit the official US government website for Americans traveling abroad, Travel.State.Gov, (Canadian citizens should visit https://travel.gc.ca/, for all other countries please visit your government website or local embassy), which details specific information on the countries you would like to visit, including visa requirements.

You may also use a third-party visa service, such as Expedited Travel. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.

For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.

Electric Current

You will need an adaptor for some parts of your trip.  To see what the plugs will look like at your destination, visit https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ and click on each country from the right menu.

You may also need to use a converter. Most countries outside of North and Central America use 220-240 V, whereas the U.S. and Canada use 110 V. However, most chargers these days have a box which will act as a converter so that it can be used in all countries around the world. If your charger box says “Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz” then you do NOT need to use a converter (but you may still need an adaptor so that the plugs fit in the socket).

Some hotels may have two and three pronged outlets to use for various appliances. Ship cabins also have outlets for you to use with their converter. However, we recommend having at least one or two adaptors with you, as we cannot guarantee that all hotels will be able to accommodate this.

Local Currency

Argentina uses the Argentine Peso ($), currency code ARS

Uruguay uses the Uruguayan Peso ($ or $U), currency code UYU

Brazil uses the Brazilian Real (R$), currency code BRL

Please visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/  for the current exchange rate.

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. We suggest having at least some local currency with you during the trip, at least enough to take a taxi if needed. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is always appreciated but not always required. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.

Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels, and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $8.00-$12.00 USD per person, per day, as can any ship staff member (which is often split at the end of the day by all). Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day.

For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide.

Time Differences

Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit https://m.worldtimezone.com/m-index12.php.

Climate

With the tour covering various regions, you will most likely come in contact with warm and/or cool weather, occasional rain, wind and/or damp environments. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.

Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:

-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F

High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Montevideo 70/52 83/62 82/61 78/59 71/53 64/43 59/43 58/43 59/46 63/49 68/54 74/59
Buenos Aires 86/68 83/66 79/62 72/57 66/52 60/46 58/45 63/48 66/50 72/55 77/61 82/65
Paradise Bay 36/27 32/23 25/14 18/5 12/-2 14/0 14/0 14/0 14/1 18/5 27/16 34/25

Practice the Local Language

Knowing a few phrases in the local vernacular can be a wonderful way to connect with people and feel immersed in the culture. Here are some fun phrases:

South America: Spanish

  • Hola (OH-lah): Hello
  • Adiós (ad-ee-OHS): Goodbye
  • Si (see): Yes
  • No (noh): No
  • Por favor (PAWR-fah-VAWR): Please
  • Gracias (GRAH-syahs): Thank you
  • Baño (BAH-nyoh): Bathroom

Visit here for more phrases with sound.

Brazil: Portuguese

  • Oi (oy): Hello
  • Tchau (chow): Goodbye
  • Sim (sing): Yes
  • Não (now): No
  • Por favor (PAWR-fah-VAWR): Please
  • Obrigado(a) (obri-GAH-du or obri-GAH-da): Thank you
    • If you are a male, say Obrigado (regardless of who you are speaking to)
    • If you are a female, say Obrigada (regardless of who you are speaking to)
  • Banheiro (bahn-YEY-do): Bathroom

Visit here for more phrases with sound.

Facts and Figures

Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.

Argentina

  • By far the largest city in Argentina is Buenos Aires, with more than 13 million people. Overall, there are 42 million people in the country.
  • Probably the most well-known manifestation of Argentine culture, the Latin dance and music known as tango originated in the slaughterhouse district of Buenos Aires at the end of the nineteenth century.
  • Argentina is one of the leading producers of wines ever since the 16th century and has approximately 1800 wineries currently.

Brazil

  • Brazil is the largest country in South America and the only country in South America that speaks Portuguese.
  • Being the largest country on the continent, it covers 3 time zones and borders all South American countries except for Chile and Ecuador.
  • At one point, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Portugal, making it the only European capital outside of Europe.
  • Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.
  • Rio de Janeiro translates to “January River,” but the river is actually a bay

Uruguay

  • A staggering 88% of the Uruguayans are European descendants, which is very high as compared to quite a number of other Latin-American countries. This is due to the fact that Uruguay received a number of European immigrants from Spain and Italy during the 19th and 20th century.
  • Uruguay has one of the highest grades of literacy in Latin America. The official figures state that the rate of literacy in the country is around 97%.
  • The leading sport in Uruguay is soccer.
  • Slightly smaller than the state of Washington, Uruguay is home to 3.3 million people.

Antarctica

  • Most of Antarctica is covered in ice over 1.6 kilometers thick (1 mile).
  • Because it experiences such little rain, Antarctica is considered a desert.
  • Antarctica has no official time zone, and experiences 6 months of sunlight and 6 months of darkness.
  • The coldest recorded temperature on Earth occurred in 1983 at Vostok Station, Antarctica, measuring a rather chilly −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).

Recommended Reading List

Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.

Books

  • Argentina: Short stories like Labyrinths and A Universal History of Iniquity by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Argentina: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
  • Argentina: Kiss and Tango by Marina Palmer
  • Argentina: The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara
  • Uruguay: The Invisible Mountain by Carolina De Robertis
  • Brazil: books by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, including The Alchemist
  • Brazil: Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado

Travel Guides

Films

  • Argentina: Down Argentine Way (1940)
  • Argentina: Evita (1996)
  • Argentina: Happy Together (1997)
  • Argentina: Tango (1998)
  • Argentina: The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
  • Antarctica: Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
  • Brazil: Bossa Nova (2000)
  • Brazil: Four Days in September (1997)

Journey to Antarctica, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires 2021

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