This is a unique adventure cruise from Cape Horn to far-flung islands that evoke mystique, isolation, a degree of romance and are teeming with wildlife.
Experience how the people of this South Atlantic area live in the Falklands, South Georgia and Tristian da Cunha – you go ashore by Zodiac with knowledgeable escorts to find out.
The Falklands (Malvinas to the Argentinians) is a British Colony that remains staunch to the Crown and created bitter battle between Argentina and Britain.
South Georgia, famous for Shackleton’s epic journey by small boat from the Antarctic Peninsular to save his shipwrecked crew. It is also a breeding home for the magnificent King Penguin. The Island’s population is mainly scientific and support and not permanent.
Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world - a group of volcanic islands that were evacuated in 1961 due to the continued activity of its live volcano. Current population - 260.
The cruise ship Le Lyrial, features French flair, excellent cuisine, beverages and entertainment – all in five-star comfort. The crew will pamper you in style!
Begin the journey in Patagonia with its spectacular mountains, rushing rivers, lakes, forests and glaciers.
On dis-embarkation, enjoy a few days in Cape Town.
An optional extension in South Africa to Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park can be added at the end of the tour.
Flying Air New Zealand direct to Buenos Aries and home with Singapore Airlines is a seamless experience.
Jim and Eve Murphy look forward to escorting this special voyage to an isolated area of the world.
Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand for South America. On arrival in Buenos Aries, transfer to a central city hotel for a two night stay. A welcome dinner is included tonight.
This morning experience all the magic of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city – named the ‘Paris of South America’. Visit the picturesque neighbourhood of San Telmo and the colourful Italian area of La Boco. Tonight is a dinner and tango show.
A mid-morning flight takes us to El Calafate, a progressive town in the Patagonia region at the foothills of the Andes for a two-night stay.
A full days touring to see one of South Americas premier attractions – the ever-shifting Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world. Drive through the Patagonian Andean forest to enjoy the first view of this incredible natural wonder of the world. From wooden catwalks, see different panoramic views and ice falling into the water to become floes in the deep waters of the Lago Argentino. A once-in-a-lifetime delight.
Following lunch, board Safari Nautico to sail out of Bajo de las Sombras Bay port to the southern side of the glacier.
A relaxing morning before a midday flight to Ushuaia, the world’s most southern city - nicknamed ‘End of the World.’ The city is situated on the Beagle Channel renowned as the gateway for Antarctic cruises and its onetime prison for difficult and political prisoners.
On today’s tour we visit ‘Tierra Del Fuego National Park’ which includes a short historical steam train journey. The day continues on to Bahia Lapataia, close to the Chilean border, with its local flora, fauna and beaver dams.
This morning, a city sightseeing tour of Ushuaia followed by a visit to the ‘Old Prison’ Museum that will expand your understanding of life in this isolated community. Embarkation is from 4 pm and there is time to settle into your stateroom prior to dinner.
Life on board
|Le Lyrial is a five star ship built in 2015 with a guest capacity of 244 and a
crew of 140. Described as refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super
yacht and nautical tradition - all with a French flair.
|All meals included in all venues plus alcoholic beverages, all soft drinks, tea, coffee and pastries. All onboard entertainment and excursions are included.
Le Lyrial is designed to allow all passengers to make the most of the breathtaking views of the polar horizon.
A day to find your ‘sea legs’ and explore the exceptional amenities on board ‘Le Lyrial’.
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago composed of over 700 islets and two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, both declared nature reserves. ‘Le Lyrial’ sails towards New Island and Grave Cove, lying in the West of the archipelago. The coastlines form numerous inlets with beaches of golden sands and these faraway lands have become a sanctuary for the elegant black-browed albatross, Southern rock hopper penguins and elephant seals that bask on the shore.
Both islands are renowned for their wildlife - Steeple Jason particularly for the black browed albatross and Saunders, the fourth largest of the group, is uninhabited but is run as a sheep farm.
This is the breeding ground for an uncountable number of King Penguin couples.
It is also opposite the coast where Shackleton made landfall after his epic
journey from the Antarctic Peninsular in an endeavour to save his crew in 1916
Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried in Grytviken, he died of a heart attack when leading a return expedition to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent amongst other quests.
This stop will take you back in time to discover the Norwegian whale industry in the early 20th century. Take the time to visit the museum devoted to the history of South Georgia and the charming church that watches the calm setting.
Majestic glaciers, waterfalls and beaches surrounded by a dark chain of snow-covered mountains make up Gold Harbour’s landscapes. This wonder of nature is draped in the luminous green of the tussock grass and boasts a chain of mountains with snow-covered peaks. Also visit Cooper Island with its King penguins, fur and elephant seals.
A small British archipelago discovered in the 16th century by the Portuguese sailor after whom it was named. Tristian da Cunha is made up of several islands scattered off the South African coast. Most are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Discover the archipelago’s main island, home of the only village in the chain of islands, and topped with a volcano. Further on, your ship will take you to discover Nightingale Island before heading towards the austere-looking Gough Islands where numerous colonies of sea birds have taken up residence.
Nightingale Island south of the main island, is only three square kilometres, is an active volcano and is uninhabited but regularly visited for scientific purposes.
Further east is Gough Island it is 92 sq km in size and is uninhabited except for six personnel attached to the weather station run by South Africa.
Landfall is the Cape of Good Hope where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans start to converge. With kind weather Table Mountain comes into view as the ship sails up the bay to port.
On disembarkation, you have a city tour and lunch before checking into a waterfront hotel for a three-night stay.
On one of the afternoons, a Table Mountain visit will be included – weather dependent.
Today travel by coach to the Stellenbosch wine area for lunch and a tasting.
A morning to visit Kirstenbosch – the world renowned Botanical gardens set with a backdrop of Table Mountain.
Return to the hotel with the afternoon at leisure. A Farewell Dinner is included.
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg.
Transfer to your Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore and onto Auckland.
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
Current early bird price
Balcony - Deck 3 (18 x 4 sq m)
Balcony - Deck 4 (18 x 4 sq m)
Balcony - Deck 5 (18 x 4 sq m)
Baloncy - Deck 5 (17 x 5 sq m)
|Business Class Upgrade||$POA|
|Premium Economy Class Upgrade||$3,466|
|Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount||$200|
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