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Antarctica & South America

with Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & the Chilean Fjords
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Antarctica & South America

with Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & the Chilean Fjords 26 day cruise/tour - February 1, 2023

10th Year in a Row we have had to turn passengers away.
NEW Cruise 2023
Most Beautiful Place on Earth Don’t miss out – Act Now!!
Over the last 10 years only the Holy Land has been more popular!
The Antarctica Cruise is our second most popular tour we offer anywhere
in the world AND every year it sells out.

A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND

“This was the most spectacular trip I have ever taken anywhere in the world.” Statement from S. Michael Wilcox.
  • It really isn’t freezing!!!  The climate is dry and sunny with temperatures around 40 degrees 24 hours a day during the Antarctic portion.
  • Cruising the Antarctic is not done from miles away!  You are able to get up close to the most beautiful majestic land on earth.  It literally can take your breath away!
  • Your cruise includes more than the Antarctic.  It includes the Falkland Islands, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay with many ports of call.  It also includes the Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn, Terra del Fuego, Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage, Penguins, seals, whales and so much more!
  • You can add an optional extension to Iguazu Falls; the BEST falls in the world.

Chilean Fjords

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO IGUAZU FALLS

There is not space to adequately explain the majesty and beauty of Iguazu Falls.  Simply put – IT IS THE #1 FALLS IN THE WORLD!  When Eleanor Roosevelt first saw the falls, her reaction was “Poor Niagara”.   It could be one of your single best touring days anywhere in the world.

iguazu falls

CONSIDER ALL THAT OUR SPECIAL CRUISE AND TOUR GIVES YOU

  • Tours and Ports of Call in Chile: Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt & Puerto Chacabuco.
  • From the Ship: The Chilean Fjords (more majestic and beautiful than Norway’s fjords), Canal Sarmiento, Strait of Magellan, Beagle Chanel, Glacier Alley, Drake Passage and Cape Horn.
  • Tours and Ports of Call in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia PLUS and Optional Tour to Iguazu Falls! It is a must.
  • Tours and Ports of Call in Uruguay: Punta Del Este & Montevideo.
  • The most beautiful place on earth – the Antarctic Continent. All of our passengers felt this was the most beautiful place they had ever traveled to AND the best day on tour anywhere in the world!
  • Fun For Less Tour’s Educator: Dr. S. Michael Wilcox.
  • You get all of this and more – Plus you are sailing on a Luxury Holland America Ship.
Now is the time to act. Call us now for more information or to reserve your space.

Package Price Includes:

Important Note:  Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.  Our pricing is a package that will actually give you more for less!  Below we have listed what is included in our discounted package price.
  • Inside Upgraded Cabin on Holland America’s MS Oosterdam.
  • $550 in ship port charges and fees.
  • $505 in ship taxes.
  • All land taxes.
  • All booking fees and ticketing fees.
  • 5-star luxury hotel in Santiago Chile.
  • Transfer Buenos Aires Airport to ship if arrived around Fun For Less group flight.
  • Transfer ship to Santiago hotel. (We will spend part of the day touring as we transfer to the hotel.)
  • Transfer Santiago hotel to Santiago Airport if arranged around Fun For Less group flight.
  • Tour of Santiago Chile, including guides, buses and entrance fees.
  • Special Guest Educator: Dr. S. Michael Wilcox.
  • Fun For Less Tours staff throughout the cruise, tour and shore excursions – “We don’t send you, we take you.”
  • Educational lectures on the ship.
  • Individual head set receivers that allow you to hear every word spoken by our guides, staff and educator, even when you step away from the group to take that important picture.
  • Shore excursions are not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our discounted shore excursions, that are less than the ship charges.
  • Airfare is not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our group airfare.

Package Price: $6,195*

**Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include shore excursions, airfare and tips.
International Airfare to be announced around 9 to 10 months prior to sailing.
You can also purchase your own airfare. If you need a quote from another city contact our office.

Day 1:  February 1: Fly to Buenos Aires.
Today we depart from home and travel to Buenos Aires.

Day 2:  February 2: Fly to Buenos Aires.
Today we will arrive into Buenos Aires.  For those doing our optional package:  We will spend the next 2 days enjoying Buenos Aires – “Paris of the South”.  Our tour will include the Boca District, the birth place of the Tango and the Plaza De Mayo where Evita Peron once addressed adoring masses.  Our tour will also include Recoleta & Palermo neighborhoods, the Ping house, the Cathedral, graveyard and more.  You will have time to shop and enjoy Buenos Aires, before transferring to our ship where we will overnight.

Day 3:  February 3: Fly to Buenos Aires.
For those doing our optional package we will finish our tour of Buenos aires.  After we will transfer back to the ship.

Day 4:  February 4:  Montevideo, Uruguay
For those doing our optional package:  We include a one half day tour of Montevideo’s water front, Legislative Palace, Parks, a trip to Montevideo Hill for a spectacular view and more before returning to the ship.

Day 5:  February 5:  Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Today will be a free day.  You can get off the ship on your own and explore or you can purchase an excursion through the cruise line.

Day 6:  February 6:  Fun Day at Sea
In addition to enjoying your ship, we will have our own get together social and hear from your Educator.

Day 7:  February 7:  Puerto Madryn, Argentina
For those doing our optional package: We will do a tour of Puerto Madryn area.

Day 8:  February 8:  Fun Day at Sea
In addition to enjoying your ship, we will have our own get together social and hear from your Educator.

Day 9:  February 9:  Pt. Stanley Falkland Islands
Once you get past the end of town, it is the end of the road, from here you can only travel by 4 wheel drive.  We do not offer a shore excursion here, it is just fun to experience Scotland under the Southern Cross on your own.  Pt. Stanley is filled with moorland, pubs, red phone booths, sheep ranchers and “cuppa tea”.

Day 10:  February 10:  Fun Day at Sea
Enjoy your wonderful day at sea.

Day 11:  February 11:  Antarctic sailing – Wilhelm Archipelago
Today we will sail by Anvers Island (Palmer Station) Cuverville Island and Peterman Island.  We will skirt jagged cliffs to Anvers Island, home of the U.S Antarctic Biological Research Center – Palmer Station.  In the past they were able to have some of the scientists to come aboard and talk to everyone.  We will also see the wide cobbled beaches of Cuverville Island, home to Antarctica’s extensive colony of Gentoo Penguins.  The Petermann Island is where French explorer/ scientist Dr. Jean Baptiste Charcot studied the Adelie Penguins during the winter of 1909.

Day 12:  February 12:  Antarctic Sailing – The Danco Coast
We continue to sail through the Antarctic area and to some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Day 13:  February 13:  Antarctic Sailing – The Antarctic Sound:
Today we sail to Hope Bay (Esperanza Station), Paulet & Elephant Islands.  At Hope Bay the scarlet chalets of Esperanza, an Antarctic Argentine military and scientific station, stand in stark contrast to the white Ice.  Paulet Island has several million Adelie Penguins nesting on ever available beach – and at Elphant Island, you can hear the riveting account of Shacketon’s ill-fated expedition and the crew’s heroic daily struggle to survive.

Day 14:  February 14:  Antarctic Sailing
Today we finish sailing through these beautiful lands.  We hope you enjoyed sailing throughout Antarctica.

Day 15:  February 15:  Fun Day at Sea
You have a wonderful fun day at sea to enjoy your fabulous cruise.

Day 16:  February 16:  Cape Horn – Drake Passage
The Cape Horn marks the southernmost point of South America.  The cape’s steep and rocky cliffs rise up and extend into the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet.  Ancient Mariners dreaded rounding the Cape because of its reputation for bad weather.  We will only spend one hour cruising around the cape.

Day 17:  February 17:  Glacier Alley – Ushuaia
This morning we will pass through Glacier Alley, it is more impressive than anything you have seen in Alaska.  We will then dock at Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world.  For those doing our optional tour:  Our tour today will include a tour of Tierra Del Fuego National Park.  You will visit the end of the world’s longest stretch of road.  The Pan American Highway stretches 11,987 miles from Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego.  We will also have time to tour Ushuaia and give you time to shop before returning to the ship.

Day 18:  February 18:  Strait of Magellan – Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas is a remote town, pioneered by Yugoslav settlers and sheep ranchers.  It sits on rolling hills overlooking the strait of Magellan.  The strait of Magellan is where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans converge.  The strait, protected by both the mainland and islands of the Tierra Del Fuego archipelago, was considered safer than Cape Horn or Drake Passage.  For those doing our optional tour package:  We will tour Punta Arenas and spend some time shopping before returning to the ship.

Day 19:  February 19:  Canal Sarmiento – Amalia Glacier
You will be among the very few that have ever sailed through the Terra del Fuego, with its snow-capped peaks and beautiful blue glaciers of Canal Sarmiento.  Cutting through Chile’s Torres Del Paine National Park, this Majestic waterway is surrounded by beauty beyond description, including the Amalia Glacier.

Day 20:  February 20:  Chilean Fjords
The Chilean Fjords are more spectacular than Norway’s or Alaska’s.  They stretch for over 1,000 miles of virgin-forested islands, glistening glaciers and more fjords than in all of Scandinavia!

Day 21:  February 21:  Puerto Chacabuco
For those doing our option package:  You will discover the stunning scenery, dense rain forests, bright blue lakes and snow-covered mountain peaks as well as a tour of Chacabuco.

Day 22: February 22:  Puerto Montt, Chile
The ship will spend the day in Port.  For those doing our option package:  Our tour will take you into the countryside, to see the beautiful azure-colored waters of the Petrohue Waterfall and river.  We also include a visit to the old German Village of Frutillar.  The Village is filled with timbered homes, gabbled roofs and German bakeries.  We will return to Puerto Montt in time to do a city tour before returning to our ship.

Day 23:  February 23:  Fun Day at Sea
Enjoy your wonderful day at sea.

Day 24:  February 24:  Santiago.
We arrive into Santiago today.  Upon arrival we will say good bye to our wonderful cruise ship.  We will disembark and start our city tour.  We then transfer to our hotel to overnight.

Day 25:  February 25:  Santiago.
We finish any touring around the Santiago area.  We then transfer to the airport this evening for our return flight home.

Day 26:  February 26:  US & Home
Group arrives early morning into the US and flies home.

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OPTIONAL PACKAGE #1: SHORE EXCURSIONS

Package Price includes:

  • 7 days of touring and shore excursions in:
    • Puerto Montt, Chile
    • Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
    • Punta Arenas, Chile
    • Ushuaia, Argentina
    • Puerto Madryn, Argentina
    • Montevideo, Uruguay
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fun For Less Tour escorts on all tours and shore excursions

Our complete optional package #1 is only:  $859 

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OPTIONAL PACKAGE #2: IGUAZU FALLS EXTENSION

Note:  This package is only available for those that also sign up for Option #1 – shore excursions.

Extension Dates: January 30 – February 1, 2023

Package Price includes:

  • Airfare Buenos Aires to Iguazu and airfare Iguazu to Buenos Aires.  ***Note:  when we add airfare from Buenos Aires and Iguazu to our international carrier, you get a discount on the Iguazu airfare.  If you do your own airfare for this cruise and choose to add the option to Iguazu, you will have an additional cost.  Please ask and we will let you know the difference not saved when you buy the international air with Iguazu.
  • 2 nights accommodations in a 5-star luxury Hotel around Iguazu Falls.
  • All transfers to and from airports and hotels.
  • Complete tour of Iguazu area and Iguazu Falls.  It includes visiting the falls at the bottom, middle and top.
  • Jet boat ride up close to the bottom of the falls.

From what we understand Holland America has a 12-hour tour while you are in Buenos Aires.  It is done in one day.  It does not include any hotels, it just flies to the Falls, spends a few hours and flies back.  The Cost:  Over $1,600 for the one day tour.  Our tour includes 2 days of touring all of the falls and the area, two nights hotel in 5-star luxury and a jet boat ride to the falls.  To beat it all our price is under what the cruise line charges.

Our complete optional package #2 is only:  $1,199