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Journey to Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Antarctica and Chile

27 Nights featuring Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Antarctica and Santiago Iguazu Falls

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

Land Program: Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

Start Date: February 9, 2025
(Sailing February 16, 2025)

About This Journey

Embark on an extraordinary voyage which seamlessly blends South America’s vibrant pulse with Antarctica’s awe-inspiring serenity. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Buenos Aires, from the tantalizing aromas of an authentic Argentinean barbecue to the rhythmic allure of an Evening Tango Show. Explore the city’s eclectic streets, indulging in its lively atmosphere and absorbing the passion of its people. You will then delve into the natural wonders of Iguazu Falls, feeling the mist on your skin as you witness the grandeur of the world’s largest waterfall system from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. Then, embark the luxurious Oceania Marina for an 18-night expedition to Antarctica. Encounter penguins, sea lions and whales and take in the sheer beauty of this remote wilderness. Cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, where towering icebergs and snow-covered peaks create a surreal landscape. Explore the remote Falkland Islands, where windswept cliffs and pristine beaches offer a glimpse into a world untouched by time, venture ashore in Punta Arenas and soak in the breathtaking scenery of the Chilean fjords. Disembark in Santiago to immerse yourself in its rich heritage and savor exquisite wines amidst picturesque vineyards in the Casablanca Valley. You’ll return home with indelible memories etched in your heart forever.

Visits: Marina, Oceania, 38542, Buenos Aires, Port Stanley, Punta Arenas, Laguna San Rafael, Puerto Chacabuco, Castro, Puerto Montt, Santiago.

Journey to Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Antarctica and Chile

Itinerary

Start Date: February 9, 2025
(Sailing February 16, 2025)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive in Buenos Aires – Transfer to Hotel and Welcome Dinner
2 Buenos Aires – City Tour and Culinary Experience
3 Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls – Tour to the Brazilian Side of the Falls
4 Iguazu Falls – Tour of the Argentinian Side of the Falls
5 Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires – Flight to Buenos Aires and Tango Show
6 Buenos Aires – Tour to Colonia and Winery
7 Buenos Aires – Visit to a Countryside Ranch
8 Buenos Aires – Transfer to Port for Embarkation 4:00 PM
9 At Sea
10 At Sea
11 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands 1:00 PM 9:00 PM
12 At Sea
13 Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula
14 Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula
15 Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula
16 Cruising the Drake Passage
17 Punta Arenas, Chile 12:00 PM
18 Punta Arenas, Chile 7:00 PM
19 Chilean Fjords
20 Chilean Fjords
21 Laguna San Rafael, Chile 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
22 Puerto Chacabuco, Chile 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
23 Castro, Chile 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
24 Puerto Montt, Chile 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
25 At Sea
26 Santiago (San Antonio), Chile – Winery Visit and Transfer to Hotel 8:00 AM
27 Santiago – City Tour and Farewell Dinner
28 Santiago – Transfer to Airport for Return Flight

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

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive Buenos Aires

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in and relax. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Buenos Aires, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add one night to your Buenos Aires hotel stay.

Day 2 – Buenos Aires

Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo

This morning, 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 Aries, 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.

 

Empanada Cooking Class

Empanada Cooking Class

This afternoon, you are invited to discover Argentina 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. At the end, we will settle at the table to enjoy the fruits of our labor! (B, L)

Day 3 – Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Brazil Side

Iguazu Falls, Brazil 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 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)

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 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. (B, L)

*Please see our Physical Activity section to review the medical and mobility restrictions involving today’s tour.

Day 5 – Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires

Tango Show

Tango Show

Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel, then transfer to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. Check-in to the hotel 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, D)

Day 6 – Buenos Aires

Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento

This morning we will depart early and take a ferry across the river to Uruguay, where we will visit the charming town of Colonia del Sacramento, commonly referred to as Colonia and its nearby wine region. Situated on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata, Colonia is renowned for its well-preserved historic quarter, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by the Portuguese in 1680, it was a significant outpost for both the Portuguese and the Spanish during the colonial era, which resulted in a unique blend of architectural styles. Its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture and relaxed atmosphere make it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. We will enjoy a walking tour of the historic neighborhood, then head to a local winery for a tasting and lunch.

Wine tasting

Wine tasting

The winery is located on a 120-hectare property, with native fauna and flora throughout. Our visit begins with a tour of the vineyards and olive groves. We will then continue with our expert guide to the area of the high-tech mill for an informative tour and tasting of wine and olive oils, accompanied by regional cheeses, olives and toast. Lunch will then be served in the farmhouse, where a spread of regional barbecue meats, seasonal salads and roasted vegetables will be presented. We will then indulge in a homemade dessert before heading back to Buenos Aires. (B, L)

Day 7 – Buenos Aires

An estancia (ranch) in the Argentine Pampas (plains)

An estancia (ranch) in the Argentine Pampas (plains)

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 8 – Buenos Aires Embarkation

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port, where you will board the Oceania Marina for a 18-night cruise to Antarctica. (B)

Day 9-25 – Cruising onboard the Oceania Marina (see below for cruise highlights)

 

Day 26 – Santiago Disembarkation

Enjoy breakfast on board, then disembark the Oceania Marina and meet your guide for your visit to a winery on the way to Santiago. Enjoy a walk through the vineyard located in a privileged spot in the Casablanca Valley, discover the cellar and barrel and taste a selection of wines before we head to our hotel in Santiago. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (L)

Day 27 – Santiago

Cerro Santa Lucia

Cerro Santa Lucia

Today we embark on a captivating journey through Santiago, the cultural heart of Chile. Begin your exploration at the city’s civic heart, highlighting the iconic Cerro San Cristobal and Cerro Santa Lucia, urban parks that encapsulate Santiago’s natural beauty. Marvel at La Moneda Palace, the seat of the presidential offices before continuing to the Plaza de Armas. Delve into the historical richness of Santiago as you encounter architectural gems like the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Museum of History and Central Post Office.

 

 

Central Market

Central Market

After lunch at the Central Market, we pass through the Parque Florestal, a park running parallel to the Mapoco river with a variety of tree species offering a refreshing break from the urban agitation of the city’s center and visit the Bella Vista bohemian neighborhood, with some of the best bars and restaurants in the city. Our visits conclude at Cerro San Cristobal with a panoramic view.

This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner with a folkloric presentation. (B, L, D)

Day 28 – Santiago

Check out of the hotel transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Santiago, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add one night to your Santiago hotel stay.

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

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Discover this elegant city and its beautiful surroundings with a tranquil cruise through the Tigre Delta past islands, mansions and English gardens. Visit the pampas and watch gauchos display their extraordinary horsemanship, or enjoy a fabulous tango show in its birthplace.

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands: Discover this quaint town, its cathedral, authentic English pubs, neat gardens, war memorials and fascinating landscape. Set off for an adventure on this South Atlantic island and visit a penguin colony and watch for albatross and skuas or go to a sprawling sheep farm.

Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile: Explore the town and its history and enjoy stunning views over the Strait of Magellan to fabled Tierra del Fuego. Discover the scenic Patagonian countryside and visit a local sheep farm. The highlight is the Magellanic penguin rookery at Otway Sound.

Laguna San Rafael, Chile

Laguna San Rafael, Chile

Laguna San Rafael, Chile: Be awed by the huge and incredible San Valentin Glacier, one of four that move in every direction from soaring San Valentin Mountain. As your catamaran enters the lagoon through a narrow opening, you’ll pass floating pieces of ice. Before you stands the brilliant and dense glacier. Keep your camera handy and listen for the distinctive crack and resounding crash of the glacier calving.

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile: Experience a bit of rugged Patagonia with a drive into the Andes Mountains through a stunning valley to the Rio Simpson National Reserve and the town of Coyhaique. Or visit the magnificent private Aikén del Sur Park with its many waterfalls, wetlands, forests and mosses.

Castro, Chile

Castro, Chile

Castro, Chile: Discover the pastoral beauty of Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago and lose yourself in the charming villages on Chiloé Island, where the port of Castro is the largest town and island capital. Here you’ll find one of the 16 wooden churches built by Jesuit and Franciscan Catholics from the 17th to 19th centuries that together compose a UNESCO World Heritage site. Castro is also fairly close to Chiloé National Park, where you can find hiking trails to suit all levels of fitness. If you want to load up on carbs before you go, be sure to have some potatoes–varieties grown on Chiloé Island are among the oldest cultivated tubers in the world.

Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt, Chile: Enjoy the Bavarian ambiance of the Lake District as you visit the edge of the Patagonian wilderness, seeing pristine wood forests, vast lakes, soaring waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and spectacular vistas.

Santiago de Chile (San Antonio), Chile

Santiago de Chile (San Antonio), Chile

Santiago de Chile (San Antonio), Chile: The canal-like Love River flows through the heart of this wonderfully modern city and a boat ride along its shores reveals Kaohsiung’s beauty. The former British Consulate, built in 1865, is a historic landmark juxtaposed with more modern sites such as the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, known for its contemporary sculptures.

Journey to Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Antarctica and Chile

Included Features

  • International airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • Roundtrip airfare from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls, including transfers and baggage handling
  • 7-night pre-cruise land program in Argentina
    • Buenos Aires: 5-night hotel stay
      • Welcome dinner
      • Full-day city tour and culinary experience
      • Evening Tango Show
      • Full-day tour to Colonia, Uruguay with winery visit
      • Full-day visit to a ranch in the countryside
    • Iguazu Falls: 2-night hotel stay
      • Half-day Brazilian falls tour
      • Full-day Argentinian falls tour
  • 2-night post-cruise land program in Chile
    • Santiago: 2-night hotel stay
      • Casablanca Valley winery visit
      • Full-day city tour
      • Farewell dinner
  • Local Tour Hosts during included tours
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
  • 18-night sailing aboard the Oceania Marina
    • 10% off shore excursions (see “special offers”)
    • simply MORE: FREE $800 simply MORE Shore Excursion Credit; FREE Champagne, Wine & More; FREE Gourmet Specialty Dining; FREE Unlimited WiFi
    • Featuring standard Oceania inclusions:
      • The Finest Cuisine at Sea®
      • Access to the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center
      • Shows and guest lectures
      • Spacious staterooms
      • Much more!
  • Special Offer for Journeys on Oceania Cruises—Ends 4/30: Receive up to a $1,500 Visa Gift Card per stateroom, including a $200 Limited Time Bonus shown in total Exclusively from Us.

Journey to Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Antarctica and Chile

What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

Pacing 5 Out of 5

 

5 out of 5 – Land program Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

The overall pace is active, as most days include a full-day tour. Guests should be prepared to walk a couple miles per day while on full-day tours. Breakfast is always included at the hotel. Some additional meals will be included, while other meals may be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine. 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 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. 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. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program. 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.

Please note that guests with the following conditions are not allowed to ride the boats of the Zodiac Navigation Tour and will have to skip that portion of the tour:

  • People with osteoporosis, neck, back conditions or have had neck, back surgery
  • People unable to climb 100 yards of stairs
  • People with heart conditions
  • People with COPD or neurological conditions
  • People unable to handle a nautical emergency on the lower Iguazu River

Additional information for guests with mobility issues:

The Iguazu Falls viewing decks consist of many levels of viewing platforms, only accessible by stairs. These platforms and stairs may get slippery from the mist of the falls. Guests must be able to climb up and down multiple stairs on their own to take in the spectacular views. Unfortunately, guests in wheelchairs will not be able to participate in the tours in Iguazu.

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. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed.

Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. 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. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program.

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 downtime in between destinations.

Cultural Focus

South American culture is passionate and diverse. Tropical wilderness blends with modern appeal in the beautiful and contrasting country of Argentina. Immerse yourself in the South American style while surround 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, Brazil, Uruguay, Antarctica and Chile 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.

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

While on tour:

Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls: 2 Hour Flight

International Airfare:

Included international air fare 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.

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1-night Buenos Aires Extension (pre)

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 $240 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

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

1-night Santiago Extension (post)

Extend your stay in Santiago to 3 nights with this optional, giving you time to explore the city on your own before flying home. Note: tours are not included. Price of $190 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Santiago with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from hotel to airport.

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Dates & Prices
2/9/2025 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Veranda (B4) $14,399 $10,799 $3,600 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (B3) $14,465 $10,849 $3,616 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (B2) $14,599 $10,949 $3,650 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (B1) $14,665 $10,999 $3,666 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Veranda (A4) $14,999 $11,249 $3,750 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Veranda (A3) $15,065 $11,299 $3,766 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Veranda (A2) $15,199 $11,399 $3,800 CALL FOR DETAILS
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Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

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Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $450 Dallas-Ft. Worth $350 Philadelphia $350
Boston $400 John F. Kennedy $0 Phoenix $300
Chicago $450 Los Angeles $300 San Francisco $500
Newark $450 Miami $0 Orlando $150
– 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.

 

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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
Loi Suites Iguazu

Selva Iriapu Sin Numero, Puerto Iguazu 3370, Argentina

Telephone: +54 3757 49-8300

This luxury hotel is located in the subtropical forest, just a 15-minute drive from the Iguazu Falls, and features a spa, an outdoor pool and suspension bridges. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel features 5-star decor and facilities. The property has a sauna and an outdoor pool with a terrace. Its exquisite architectural style blends perfectly into the stunning natural surroundings. The Loi Suites are decorated in light olive tones and feature air conditioning, parquet floors, quality fabrics, cable TV and a bathroom with a bathtub. Some rooms have a large balcony with direct views of the jungle.

Pullman Santiago El Bosque

Roger De Flor 2770 Las Condes, Santiago 7550000 Chile

Hotel Pullman Santiago El Bosque is a remodeled four-star hotel, 18 floors and 234 spacious rooms, located in the exclusive financial, commercial and gastronomic sector of the Chilean capital; El Golf neighborhood. Steps from the Tobalaba subway and the renowned shopping center Costanera Center and soon MUT Mercado Urbano Tobalaba. Ideal for travelers looking for an inspiring, cozy and modern place. The hotel has a swimming pool and an equipped gymnasium in the 18th floor, Wi-Fi in all common areas and guest rooms, meeting rooms with natural light and banquet service, underground parking lot, terrace and Lila Bar & Restaurant in the first floor which offers different dishes in a new concept; Fast Casual.

Oceania Marina

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises

Whatever corner of the globe beckons you to explore, Oceania Cruises takes you there in comfort and style. Relax on board luxurious ships and savor exquisite cuisine that not only is renowned as the finest at sea, but also rivals the best restaurants ashore. Inspired by Master Chef Jacques Pépin, these culinary delights have always been a hallmark that distinguishes the Oceania Cruises experience from any other. Considering the uncompromising quality, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of an Oceania Cruises voyage is its incredible value. Lavish complimentary amenities abound and there are never supplemental charges in any of the onboard restaurants. Each of our voyages is an invitation to discover your next travel story and reignite your passions. Experience faraway places that you have always dreamed of. Encounter new ways of looking at the world and travel to the far corners of the globe. Savor your experience with imaginative insider tours that immerse you in the heart of the destination’s culinary and cultural traditions. Every moment spent on an Oceania Cruises voyage confirms that this is Your World. Your Way.®

Ship: Marina

Marina blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning Owner’s Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina personifies the Oceania Cruises experience.

Intimate and luxurious, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of her acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, Marina offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities.

Journey to Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Antarctica and Chile

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.

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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. 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. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.

As of January 2024, citizens of Canada and the United States are required to have an eVisa for entry into Brazil. This requirement will come into force from April 10, 2025. More information can be found at https://brazil.vfsevisa.com/. Enrichment Journeys strongly encourages you to check your government website a few months prior to departure (and then again right before departure) to verify this information, as well as for all countries on your itinerary.

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

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

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

Chile uses the Chilean Peso ($), currency code CLP

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 customary in Southeast Asia (including Hong Kong). 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 $10-$12 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day. To view the gratuities policy for Oceania Cruises, please visit https://www.oceaniacruises.com/legal/terms-conditions.

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
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
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
Santiago 86/52 84/52 81/48 73/45 64/41 59/37 59/37 61/39 64/41 72/45 77/48 82/52

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 keywords and phrases:

Argentina, Uruguay and Chile: 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 https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/south-american-spanish/ for more phrases and 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 https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/brazilian-portuguese/ for more phrases with sound.

Fun Facts

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.
  • Ever since the 16th century, Argentina has been one of the leading producers of wines and currently has approximately 1800 wineries.

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.

Chile

  • Chile has one of the world’s longest coastlines, five UNESCO world heritage sites and the famed Easter Island. In fact, Chile is the longest country in the world, extending a staggering 38 degrees of latitude!
  • Chile is one of the world’s largest exporter of wine.
  • Chile is about twice the size of Montana. Situated south of Peru and west of Bolivia and Argentina, Chile fills a narrow 2,880-mi (4,506 km) strip between the Andes and the Pacific.
  • At 7,500 feet, Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth with a landscape of surreal beauty. Some parts of the region have never received a drop of rain.

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
  • Brazil: City of God by Paulo Lins
  • Chile: Chile: A Traveler’s Companion translated by Katherine Silver
  • Chile: My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Isabel Allende

Travel Guides

Films

  • Argentina: Down Argentine Way (1940)
  • Argentina: Evita (1996)
  • Argentina: Happy Together (1997)
  • Argentina: Tango (1998)
  • Argentina, Chile and Peru: The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
  • Antarctica: Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
  • Brazil: Bossa Nova (2000)
  • Brazil: Four Days in September (1997)
  • Brazil: Rio, I Love You (2014)
  • Chile: films that have been filmed in Chile include The Motorcycle Diaries, The Quantum of Solace, and Missing

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