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Travelmarvel

Antarctica & Brazil Adventure

Rio De Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Trip Code: ISTANT19
19 Days
39 Meals
3 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Tipping and airport transfers
  • 9 Nights in Premium Accommodation throughout South America
  • All flights within South America
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and Expert Expedition Team
  • 39 meals - 19 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 12 dinners
  • 9 Nights on board the premium MV Ocean Atlantic Expedition Cruise

Travel & Accommodation

Rojo Tango show in Buenos Aires

Tango Show in Buenos Aires

Indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance.

Whale tail coming out of water with zodiac and mountains in background

Up-Close Wildlife Encounters

Get up close and personal with Antarctica's wildlife on land and at sea during regular Zodiac excursions.

View looking up towards Iguassu Falls

Majestic Iguassu Falls

Explore both the Brazil and Argentinian sides of Iguassu Falls, and discover subtropical rainforest.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for cruise/land and flights specified only
  • Prices are based on flying from Australia to South America with LATAM Airlines
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines
  • Prices include meals, tipping, transfers, all internal flights and airport taxes as per itinerary (airport taxes are subject to change)
Antarctica & Brazil Adventure ISTANT19 Map 2020
Rio De Janeiro to Buenos Aires

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Insider Experience

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Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

On arrival in Rio today, check in to your hotel before enjoying time to recharge or stroll along the stunning Copacabana beachfront. Join a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bay Rio International

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Sample Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, before enjoying a Brazilian BBQ dinner.


Soak up Rio de Janeiro’s unique atmosphere with most of the day at leisure. In the evening, embark on a picturesque sunset cable car ride up to the majestic peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where sublime views await.

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Today, you may like to visit the Maracanã Stadium or take in a historical walking tour.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take a guided tour of the parade arena known as the Sambadrome, the official venue of the Rio Carnival.


Head to Corcovado Mountain and visit the astonishing statue of Christ the Redeemer, thought to be one of the largest art deco-style sculptures in the world. Absorb breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro and its stunning surrounds. The afternoon is then yours to further explore or relax as you choose.

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Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, a system of 275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. On the Brazilian side, experience the majesty of World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park during a half-day tour. Walk through the spectacular subtropical rainforest and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the falls.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguassu Falls, Mercure Iguazu

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Perhaps board a speed boat safari and get up close to the powerful waterfalls. You may like to enjoy a hands-on Argentine Experience Dinner this evening.


On the Argentinian side, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points. This narrow gauge train stops at several locations including one that leads to the 82-metre-high Devil’s Throat, one of the most spectacular falls of the region.

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Enjoy the morning at leisure, before you fly to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Alvear Art Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. Here, indulge in coffee and a selection of Spanish delicacies.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance.


Your in-depth tour of Buenos Aires commences this morning along the Avenida de Mayo. At the Plaza de Mayo, admire the pink Casa Rosada, a palatial building that houses the offices of the Argentine president. You’ll also see the city’s cathedral as well as the Cabildo, Buenos Aires’ first city hall. Later, explore the Italian-influenced barrio of La Boca and its famously colourful pedestrian street, the Caminito. You’ll also travel along Avenida 9 de Julio.

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Perhaps enjoy a vibrant and interactive tango dance class; head to Tigre and cruise the Paraná Delta; or visit a hacienda (ranch) for a full-day adventure featuring horseback riding, folk music and lunch.


Armed with the insight and advice provided by your knowledgeable Travelmarvel Tour Director, today is yours to either relax or further explore this fascinating city. This evening join a welcome briefing for important information on your upcoming Antarctica adventure.

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This morning after breakfast you’ll board your flight for the southern town of Ushuaia, known as the gateway to Antarctica. Here, your Expedition Ship, the MV Ocean Atlantic, is waiting for you to board. This evening set sail across the Drake Passage towards the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica.

Stay: Nine Nights, MV Ocean Atlantic

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As you make our way southwards, today is spent at sea. The excitement builds as the Antarctic wildlife begins to come into view. Keep both eyes open for birds such as albatross and petrels, and perhaps first sightings of penguins, seals and whales. Perhaps take the time to partake in a photography workshop on board, in preparation for your excursions.

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Today is again spent at sea. Continue your wildlife spotting on deck, warming up with complimentary hot drinks when needed, or perhaps enjoy the lectures on board, ranging from the history of the polar explorers, to the impact of climate change on the Antarctic and its wildlife, and Antarctica’s geology and biology.

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Today you will begin the first of many excursions, as you explore the Sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands by zodiac and foot. The captain expertly navigates the outside conditions to provide trouble free landings which offer captivating landscapes and wildlife encounters.

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Another day in and around these islands bring more adventure. Weather permitting, explore islands such as Deception Island, an extinct volcano where the water is warm enough for a polar swim – for the brave!

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As we approach the Antarctic Peninsula, the planned route includes highlights such as Cuverville Island, Gerlache Strait and the Lemaire Channel. Here you’ll see several different species of penguin, from chinstrap, to Adélie and cheeky Gentoo. Seals may be spotted relaxing back on the ice and the scenery offers some great photography opportunities.

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Enjoy another day exploring the Antarctic Peninsula today, enjoying all that this wonderful continent has to offer.

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It’s time to depart Antarctica waters for the return crossing of the Drake Passage and back to the South American continent. Enjoy further lectures on board, work out in the gym, or grab a book from the ship's library to further your knowledge of the white continent.

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Today enjoy the maritime honour of cruising past Cape Horn by claiming a spot on the observation deck, looking out for wildlife. Spend some time in the ship's lounge with new found friends, reflecting on your Antarctic adventure.

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This morning your ship arrives back in Ushuaia. Disembark after breakfast and board your flight back to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Art Hotel

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Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.