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Antarctica & South America Cruise with Mark Day

26 Nights Ms Zaandam

Includes Flights, Hotels, Meals, Guided Sightseeing

Departures 8/01/2020

Santiago, Puerto Montt, Castro Isla Chiloe, Puerto Chacabuco, Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia, Puerto Madryn, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; Montevideo, Uruguay; South America, Antarctica

FROM
$11,990
pp twin
$15,990
single
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Join us on board the stately MS Zaandam to cruise the spectacular southern South American coastline. Visiting Santiago, Puerto Montt, Castro Isla Chiloe, Puerto Chacabuco, Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia, Puerto Madryn, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; Montevideo, Uruguay; South America & Antarctica.
CABIN CATEGORY DECK TWIN FARE PP SINGLE FARE
Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
L Inside 2,3 $11,990 $15,990
K Inside 2,6,7 $12,190 $16,490
J Inside 1,2 $12,490 $16,690
I Inside 3,6 $12,690 $16,890
EE Oceanview 1,3 $13,490 $18,190
E Oceanview 1,2,3 $13,590 $18,290
DD Oceanview 2 $13,690 $18,490
DA Oceanview 2 $13,790 $18,690
D Oceanview 1,3 $13,890 $18,890
C Oceanview 2 $13,990 $19,090
AA Balcony 6,7 $19,290 $30,190
A Balcony 6,7 $19,590 $30,690
SB Deluxe Balcony Suite 7 $31,990 $56,990
SA Deluxe Balcony Suite 7 $32,690 $57,990
Included port and handling charges $1,347 $1,782
Included on-board gratuities $396 $396
Included air taxes as at 1 Feb 2019 $200 $200
CabinL
CategoryInside
Deck2,3
Twin Share$11,990
Single Fare$15,990
CabinK
CategoryInside
Deck2,6,7
Twin Share$12,190
Single Fare$16,490
CabinJ
CategoryInside
Deck1,2
Twin Share$12,490
Single Fare$16,690
CabinI
CategoryInside
Deck3,6
Twin Share$12,690
Single Fare$16,890
CabinEE
CategoryOceanview
Deck1,3
Twin Share$13,490
Single Fare$18,190
CabinE
CategoryOceanview
Deck1,2,3
Twin Share$13,590
Single Fare$18,290
CabinDD
CategoryOceanview
Deck2
Twin Share$13,690
Single Fare$18,490
CabinDA
CategoryOceanview
Deck2
Twin Share$13,790
Single Fare$18,690
CabinD
CategoryOceanview
Deck1,3
Twin Share$13,890
Single Fare$18,890
CabinC
CategoryOceanview
Deck2
Twin Share$13,990
Single Fare$19,090
CabinAA
CategoryBalcony
Deck6,7
Twin Share$19,290
Single Fare$30,190
CabinA
CategoryBalcony
Deck6,7
Twin Share$19,590
Single Fare$30,690
CabinSB
CategoryDeluxe Balcony Suite
Deck7
Twin Share$31,990
Single Fare$56,990
CabinSA
CategoryDeluxe Balcony Suite
Deck7
Twin Share$32,690
Single Fare$57,990
Included port and handling charges
Twin Share$1,347
Single Fare$1,782
Included on-board gratuities
Twin Share$396
Single Fare$396
Included air taxes as at 1 Feb 2019
Twin Share$200
Single Fare$200

Inclusions

  • Economy-class air travel from Sydney to Santiago
  • Economy-class air travel from Buenos Aires to Sydney
  • Travel on MS Zaandam in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, drinks & entertainment and gratuities MS Zaandam
  • 1 night's accommodation in Santiago including breakfast
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Buenos Aires including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing with admissions and meals as shown in the itinerary
  • All port taxes, air taxes, fees and current fuel supplements
  • Transfers to and from MS Zaandam
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Escorted by a professional Travelrite International Tour Manager

Not included in the price

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary, including sightseeing tours, while on the ship.

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS


International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

TOUR OPERATOR:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005817 078) is the tour organiser. The MS Zaandam is operated by Holland America and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Holland America website www.hollandamerica.com .

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $1000 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The passenger must also complete Holland America cruise personaliser. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card

CANCELLATION CHARGES: Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 120 days Loss of deposit
120 to 91 days 25% of full fare
90 to 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

 

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. A visa will be required for Brazil. Chile requires a Reciprocity fee to be paid on arrival. If you are not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 23kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Neither Nationwide News Pty Limited nor any of its subsidiaries, nor any of its newspapers have any involvement in the tour, and have no liability of any kind to any person in relation to the tour. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/ cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. If the tour leader is unable to lead the tour due to unforeseen circumstances, for example illness, Travelrite International reserves the right to replace the tour leader. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Holland America fly/cruise passage contract with Holland America, detailed on the back of the Holland America reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International and we will send one to you.

DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Travelrite to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1000 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Telephone: (03) 8803 6868
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au
www.travelrite.com.au

ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite Inter-national Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 20 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It has two fully ATAS (No A10538) and IATA offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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Antarctica & South America Cruise with Mark Day

Cusco & Machu Picchu


Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, the rate of flow of water going over the Iguazu Falls may reach 12,750 cubic metres per second. These matter of fact details do nothing to describe the awe inspiring grandeur of the falls, the tremendous amount of water thundering down 82 metres, the tropical location and the sheer beauty of the Iguazu Falls. Take a helicopter ride out over the falls from Foz do Iguaçu or a boat ride out to the falls. See the spectacular Devil's Throat, garganta del diablo, where fourteen falls drop 107 metres with such force that there is always a 30 metre cloud of spray overhead. For a close up view, walk through the subtropical forest of National Iguaçu Park to the base of Salto Floriano and take the elevator to the top of the falls.

Included in the Cusco and Machu Picchu pre-tour price:

  • 4 nights' accommodation in Cusco and one night in Lima in 4-star accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Economy return flights from Santiago to Lima to Cusco
  • Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRE TOUR PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks
  • Lunches and dinners unless listed in the itinerary

ITINERARY


Day 1 Friday 3 January, 2020 Lima, Peru
This morning we board our flights to Lima, Peru. On arrival we are transferred to our hotel.

Day 2 Saturday 4 January, 2020 Cusco, Peru
This morning we are transferred to the airport for our flights to Cusco, Peru. On arrival into Cusco, often referred to as the ‘Archaeological Capital of the Americas' the group will be transferred to our hotel and the rest of the day will be free to relax and acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 3 Sunday 5 January, 2020 Valley, Peru
Today we take a tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas outside Cusco. We visit the ancient town of Pisac and see its colourful Indian market and the great Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, an elegant and intricate granite complex of temples, baths and impressive military installations before we return to Cusco.

Day 4 Monday 6 January, 2020 Cusco, Peru
Today we have a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. You will see the enormous monolith blocks of stone out of which the city has been constructed. We will visit the centre of the city, the Plaza de Armas, known in Inca times as Huancaypata, once the centre of the Empire. We see the cathedral that was built on the Palace of Inca Viracocha. We see the Santo Domingo Church that was once the Temple of the Sun, the most important and magnificent religious complex under the Incas. The walls, which mainly still exist, were covered with gold. We will also see the ancient monolithic fortress of Sacasayhuaman, where one of the last battles between the Incas and Spanish took place.

Day 5 Tuesday 7 January, 2020 Machu Picchu, Peru
Today we visit the famed UNESCO World Heritage lost city of Machu Picchu. Discovered by the archeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911, this spectacular ancient city is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You will be in the presence of one of the most powerful and mysterious places on earth. We have a guided tour of the site and see the Temple of the Three Windows, the Sacred Plaza and the Astronomical Observatory. The highlight of the trip! Later in the afternoon we return to Cusco by train.

Day 6 Wednesday 8 January, 2020 Santiago, Chile
This morning we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Santiago. On arrival we will be transferred to our hotel.

Antarctica & South America Cruise with Mark Day

Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro


Peru has a history that traces back to a time before the Egyptians were building pyramids at Giza, and Machu Picchu is one of the most visited attractions in South America. Situated between the crest of two mountains along the Peruvian Andes at more than 2,400 metres above sea level, the almost intact remains of an ancient culture consisting of alcoves, terraces, plazas, and temples make this ancient city the premiere archaeological site of South America. Marvel at the Lost City of the Incas, the Sacsaywaman fortress, the Temple of the Sun, & the Temple of Wiracocha. A visit to Macho Picchu is not complete without also visiting Cusco, the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and often referred to as "The Archaeological Capital of America". The ruins of the old Inca city became the foundation for the Spanish architecture that exists today. Walking through the narrow streets you can't help but feel the history that surrounds you.

Included in the Iguazu Falls and Rio De Janeiro post-tour price:

  • 2 nights in Iguazu Falls and 3 nights in Rio in 4-star accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Economy flights from Buenos Airies to Igauzu and then to Rio de Janeiro
  • Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary

Not included in the post-tour price:

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks
  • Lunches and dinners unless listed in the itinerary

ITINERARY


Day 1 Sunday 2 February, 2020 Iguazu Falls, Brazil
This morning we are transferred to the airport for the short flight to the Iguazu National Park, on the border of Argentina and Brazil where we will spend the next two nights exploring one of nature's great wonders of the world. Be prepared to get wet as our guide takes us to the Argentinean side of the falls. We will probably see some of the 2,000 species of butterflies that inhabit the park as we take the new Eco electric train around the top of the falls to see the Devil's Throat, a u-shaped cliff, 150 metres wide and 700 metres long, where the fall of water is impressive for its staggering strength and power. This afternoon we experience the Gran Aventura consisting of a fantastic open wagon trip through the jungle that finishes with an exciting boat ride up to the falls. Today will be a wonderful opportunity to view the extensive range of wild flowers, orchids and bromeliads within the park. Legend has it that a god intended to marry a beautiful aborigine called Naipu, who then fled in a canoe with her mortal lover. The angry god then sliced the river in two, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

Day 2 Monday 3 February, 2020 Iguazu Falls, Brazil
We travel by coach across the border to Brazil today. Our guide takes us on an exhilarating walking tour on the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls, where many observation decks provide breathtaking panoramic views. Our tour will conclude on a platform literally within a hands reach of the falls, whilst an adjacent elevator can take us up to a viewing tower. Undoubtedly one of the greatest natural phenomena on our planet, Eleanor Roosevelt allegedly said that Iguazu makes Niagara Falls look like a "leaky faucet". The pounding of nearly 300 waterfalls with heights averaging 70 metres is deafening – remember to bring the ear-plugs! Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 Tuesday 4 February, 2020 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Today we have free time to walk around the Falls area or relax in the hotel until late afternoon, when we depart Iguazu for exhilarating Rio de Janeiro, known as cidade maravilhosa or marvellous city. Before arriving at the airport we drive through the town of Iguazu to visit the point where we get a wonderful view across the Iguazu River and see three countries: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Rio has one of the most spectacular settings of any city in the world. This tropical cocktail paradise can leave you punch-drunk. It is a little cheeky, but according to Brazilians, God made the world in 6 days and devoted the 7th to Rio!

Day 4 Wednesday 5 February, 2020 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Today will be stunningly spectacular – definitely check your camera before you leave! Visits to the world famous Impanema and Copacabana beaches will be followed by a visit to Rio's modern Cathedral, the 17th century Saint Benedict Monastery's Church, Sambadrome, home to the famous carnival parade and 250 year old artistic bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Tereza. Our guide will take us on a memorable visit to the thrilling Corcovado, a mountain 710 metres above sea level, with a sheer granite face topped with the prodigious Cristo Redenator statue, rising more than 130 feet and weighing more than 635 tonnes. A rack-and-pinion train will take us to the statue which in 2007 was declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and will provide magnificent 360 degree views. We then take the two stage cable car, spanning 1,400 metres, to Sugar Loaf Mountain, a massive granite boulder 396 metres above the harbour for another amazing view.

Day 5 Thursday 6 February, 2020 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Today will be a free day for some sightseeing and shopping.

Day 6 Friday 7 February, 2020 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
This morning will be free for some last-minute shopping before we are transferred to the airport for our return flight to Australia.

Day 7 Saturday 8 February, 2020 In flight

Day 8 Sunday 9 February, 2020 Arrive Australia
Having crossed the International Date Line east to west we lose one day and we arrive in Australia today and the tour package concludes

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