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Journeys : August September 2009
Iguazu Falls By superliner round Cape Horn C ruiseco has eight 20-21-night fly, cruise and stay luxury holidays in South America from December this year to March 2010. The centre-piece is 14-nights aboard superliner Norwegian Sun, embracing half a dozen contrasting historic and modern cities and frontier towns; sightseeing tropical rainforests, water-falls, glaciers and rare wildlife; cruising fjords and rounding Cape Horn. Five packages from Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile are priced from as low as $5959 per person twin-share, including return airfare from Sydney. You’ll also have two nights in Buenos Aires and two in Iguazu, with a visit to view the spectacular falls from the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. After the cruise, enjoy two nights in Santiago de Chile. Transfers are included between airport, hotel and Norwegian Sun, as are all meals aboard ship, entertainment and selfenrichment programs, port charges, government fees, shipboard gratuities and hotel and air taxes. Three packages in the reverse direction from Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires are priced from $6159 per person twin-share. The 2265-passenger Norwegian Sun has almost a dozen restaurants and cafés featuring international dishes, specialty Japanese, Italian, French and Mediterranean restaurants, an East Meets West Steakhouse and a Tapas Bar & Restaurant (surcharges apply in some specialty restaurants.) There are also nine bars and lounges, a casino, nightclub and video arcade, pool, five jacuzzis, spa, fitness centre, jogging/ Seals, Ushuaia walking track, sports court and golf driving net, shops, teens club and kids corner, and health and wellness seminars, cooking demonstrations and enrichment programs. For a more detailed colour brochure, call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. La Boca side streets, Buenos Aires What’s on the itinerary? Organised sightseeing in Buenos Aires includes the parks and gardens of Palermo, the old quarters of San Telmo, historic Government House, Congress and the Recoleta Cemetery, while in Uruguay’s capital Montevideo there’s the opportunity to see the interesting blend of colonial, Spanish, Italian and Art Deco architecture. ‘Frontier’ Stanley in the Falkland Islands with its deserted streets and a full day cruising around Cape Horn are other highlights, as are Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel’s spectacular mountains, glaciers and forests. The one-time penal settlement of Punta Arenas, cruises of the Strait of Magellan, the Chilean Fjords, Patagonic Channels are followed by Puerto Chacabuco, and Puerto Monte in the foothills of the snow-capped mountains of Chile’s Lake District. August / September 09 51
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