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Buenos Aires Highlights
Tour Cost is $35.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Buenos Aires - HIGHLIGHTS
This scenic Buenos Aires tour showcases the city's spacious parks, fashionable shops, and famed architecture. From motoring by the vibrant Caminito street museum in the renowned La Boca barrio, where the first Italian immigrants settled in 1851, to driving along the the world's widest boulevard, the city's Latin flavor and European structural influences will absolutely amaze you. Buenos Aires is the most popular travel destination in South America. After visiting these must see tour sites, you will know why. Plaza de Mayo is the heart of this capital city and the site of the May 25, 1810 revolution, which led to Argentina's independence. It's now the country's political hub, bordered by La Casa Rosada, a baby pink building, and office of the Argentine President.
Equally astounding is the 19th-century Neoclassical façade of the Metropolitan Cathedral (housing the Mausoleum of General San Martin, the primary leader responsible for Argentina's independence) and the regal Cabildo (the Colonial Town Hall). These sights will remind you of a European capital enhanced by Argentine style. Then there's the giant Obelisk of Buenos Aires, a National Historic Monument marking 100 years of government. This impressive structure is surrounded by an LED light district reminiscent of New York City's Times Square. The Buenos Aires entertainment industry movers and shakers can be seen there. Speaking of entertainment, no visit to Buenos Aries is complete without visiting the tomb of the remarkable political leader Eva (Evita) Peron at the La Recoleta Cemetery. And for the grand finale, you'll continue driving through the glamorous Recoleta Quarter, home of Buenos Aires's exclusive shops, art galleries, and restaurants prior to returning to the ship.
Buenos Aires is a cultural, South American mecca and even has the highest concentration of theaters in the world. For first time visitors, this Buenos Aires tour is a total delight. Bring an appetite for adventure and your camera on this comprehensive and convenient tour of Argentina's magnificent metropolis.
Exclusive Highlights of Punta Arenas
Tour Cost is $58.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Punta Arenas - EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS OF PUNTA ARENAS
Punta Arenas in Chile is the first human settlement that has remained permanently in the Austral Patagonia. Now that's something truly special. Discover the special charm of this extreme town, formed from the contribution of different cultures that left a deep impression full of rich history and traditions. Today, its citizens are primarily descendants of immigrants from Croatia, Spain, Italy, Germany, England and the Isle of Chiloe in southern Chile.
Punta Arenas (Sandy Point) is a commune and the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antarctica Chilena, and has a population of just under 120,000. The city was officially renamed Magallanes in 1927, but in 1938 it was changed back to Punta Arenas. It is the largest city below the southern 46th parallel. Sitting by the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas was in the past indisputably considered the world's southernmost city. The Punta Arenas Highlights Tour will take you to Cerro Mirador, where you can get a panoramic view of the city and the strait. You will also visit the Muñoz Gamero Square, surrounded by mansions from the times of the great cattle traders, and the Magellan Monument, represented with a group of natives (Onas) surrounding it on its base.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum. Founded by Salesian missionaries, the museum provides a comprehensive overview of the region's history, flora and fauna, and the habitat of its indigenous people. The tour concludes with a stop on the main square before returning to the port and your ship. Please Note: On Mondays museums in Punta Arenas are closed, and will be replaced with another venue or more sightseeing, at the guide's discretion.
Exclusive "End of the World" Drive
Tour Cost is $119.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Ushuaia - EXCLUSIVE END OF THE WORLD DRIVE
On the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by mountains, this truly unforgettable tour will begin with a scenic drive through Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city and also known as the Port at the End of the World. This, then, is your Exclusive End of the World Drive Tour.
You will drive across the valley of the River Pipo to Tierra del Fuego National Park, the first shoreline national park to be established in Argentina. It displays dramatic scenery, with waterfalls, forests, mountains and glaciers, and its 240 square miles include parts of the Fagnano and Roca lakes. View the splendid scenery of Tierra del Fuego Island with lakes, rivers, vegetation and peat bogs. Parts of the forest were damaged by fires long ago and are almost ghostlike today, with stark, pale-gray trunks standing in contrast against the backdrop of lush green vegetation.
Drive past picturesque Patagonian lakes, lagoons and rivers, bodies of water that all exit through the famous Beagle Channel. Passing Mt. Susana, you'll arrive to the End of the World train station. The final stop marks one of the world's most unique and unforgettable milestones: the end of the world! Lapatia Bay is the last stop on the Pan-American Highway, an astounding marvel of civil engineering that begins in Alaska and stretches nearly 12,000 miles across two continents. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the highway as the world's longest motorable road. Throughout the tour, an experienced guide will explain the unique flora and fauna of this remote part of the world.
Exclusive Punta Tombo Penguins
Tour Cost is $172.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Puerto Madryn - EXCLUSIVE PUNTA TOMBO PENGUINS
A half-million Magellanic penguins are waiting for you in Punta Tombo, South America's largest penguin colony. This tour begins with a two-hour drive to the Punta Tombo peninsula in the Argentinean province of Chubut. There you will find hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins. The two-mile long, 1,969-feet-wide peninsula is covered with sand, clay and gravel.
Between September and April, a large number of Magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration - the largest such colony in South America. Couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food. Other wildlife encountered in the area includes sea birds (mainly seagulls, chimangos and cormorants), rheas and guanacos.
As you walk along the trail inhabited by penguins on both sides, you will be able to observe the different phases of these birds' lives. Because of the proximity of the path to the nests, visitors may enjoy and learn from the penguin behavior. The path has benches for visitors to be able to rest and enjoy the view in this isolated place, far from towns and free of human interventions in the landscape. After this once-in-a-lifetime experience, the tour returns to Puerto Madryn and your ship.
Santiago City Tour
Tour Cost is $65.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Santiago - CITY TOUR
Santiago, Chile's capital, is a gorgeous city brimming with history and culture. Founded back in 1541, Santiago serves as the country's financial and industrial center. In fact, it's considered one of South America's most modern metropolitan areas. During your Santiago sightseeing tour, you’ll be taken across the city to visit major governmental, historical, and cultural sites. You will spend your day discovering what exactly makes the city tick.
Your Santiago city tour begins in the older areas of the capital, where you’ll come across historic structures like Club Hípico; this thoroughbred horse racetrack dates back to 1870 and is the city's oldest racetrack . It is also home to one of the continent's oldest stakes race, Clásico El Ensayo. This race has been compared to the Belmont Stakes in New York. As you check out the city's older sections, you will find other notable sights, like Estación Central, the city's only railway station.
Your Santiago tour continues with a visit to the president's palace, La Moneda. La Moneda takes up an entire city block and is home to the president and the the offices of three government ministers - the interior, the General Secretariat of the Presidency, and the General Secretariat of the Government. Before continuing to the wealthier parts of the city to check out some local crafts, you'll pass by the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Congress; the former seats the city's archbishop, and the latter once housed the country's legislative branch. You'll also have a chance for a photo op of the Greater Santiago Valley. Experience the best of the city of Santiago on this informative tour with your expert and bilingual guide.
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