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Cape Horn to Cape of Good Hope

Cruise

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.

Your travel itinerary

Sunday 25 February

Auckland – Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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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.

Monday 26 February

Buenos Aires

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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.

Monday 27 February

Bueno Aires – El Calafate

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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.

Wednesday 28 February

El Calafate

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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. 

Thursday 01 March

El Calafate – Ushuaia

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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.

Friday 02 March

Ushuaia

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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.

Saturday 03 March

Embarkation

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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.

Sunday 04 March

At Sea

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A day to find your ‘sea legs’ and explore the exceptional amenities on board ‘Le Lyrial’.

Monday 05 March

New Island – Grove Cove (Falkland Islands)

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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. 

Tuesday 06 March

Saunders and Steeple Jason Islands (Falklands)

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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.

Wednesday 07 March

Sea Day

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Thursday 08 March

At Sea

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Friday 09 March

Salisbury Plain and Fortuna Bay (South Georgia)

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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

Saturday 10 March

St Andrews Bay – Grytviken (South Georgia)

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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.

Sunday 11 March

Gold Harbour (South Georgia)

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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.

Monday 12 March

Sea Day

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Tuesday 13 March

Sea Day

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Wednesday 14 March

Sea Day

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Thursday 15 March

Sea Day

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Friday 16 March

Tristian da Cunha

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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.

Saturday 17 March

Nightingale Island

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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.

Sunday 18 March

Gough Island

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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.

Monday 19 March

Sea Day

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Tuesday 20 March

Sea Day

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Wednesday 21 March

Sea Day

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Thursday 22 March

Sea Day

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Friday 23 March

Capetown

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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.

Saturday 24 March

Capetown

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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. 

Sunday 25 March

Capetown

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Today travel by coach to the Stellenbosch wine area for lunch and a tasting.

Monday 26 March

Capetown

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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.

Tuesday 27 March

Capetown – Johannesburg - Singapore

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Transfer to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg.
Transfer to your Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore and onto Auckland.

Thursday 29 March

Auckland

Arrive Auckland

Inclusions

  • Economy airfare:  Auckland – Buenos Aires with Air New Zealand  Johannesburg – Auckland with Singapore Airlines
  • Six nights hotel accommodation in Argentina
  • All Transfers and sightseeing as outlined
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunch and dinners as outlined
  • Tango Show Buenos Aires
  • 21 nights aboard Le Lyrial in the Stateroom of your choice - all-inclusive of alcoholic drinks and shore excursions
  • Three nights hotel accommodation Capetown
  • Lunch and dinner as outlined
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing at outlined
  • Port taxes ($1,750)

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland

 

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Deluxe Stateroom

Balcony  - Deck 3 (18 x 4 sq m)

 $24,052  $19,995 $4,057 pp

Prestige Stateroom

Balcony - Deck 4 (18 x 4 sq m)

$25,707 $21,245 $4,462 pp

Prestige Stateroom

Balcony - Deck 5 (18 x 4 sq m)

$26,481 $21,829 $7,557 pp

 Deluxe Suite

Baloncy - Deck 5 (17 x 5 sq m)

$38,087 $30,530 $7,557
Business Class Upgrade $POA
Premium Economy Class Upgrade $3,466
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $200
  • All prices are correct at time of printing
  • Tour discount will reduce the closer we are to tour departure date
  • To secure the best price, please book early

 

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

  • Airline taxes
  • Gratuities – on-board Le Lyrial gratuities are at your discretion, but EUR10 per person per day is recommended
  • Travel insurance – compulsory – please ask us for a quote
  • Items of a personal nature
  • No visa fee required for a New Zealand Passport holder
  • Australian Passport Holders require a reciprocity visa of US$100
  • All other nationalities please ask

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $3,500 per person will secure a place on the tour in a deluxe or prestige stateroom
  • A non-refundable deposit of $5,500 per person will secure a place on the tour in a prestige suite
  • Full payment due no later than 17 November 2017

 

General Information

 Weather Max °c Min°c
Ushuaia 12 4
South Georgia 10 0
Falkland Islands 15 7
Tristan da Cunha 20 14
Capetown 25 15
Victoria Falls 30 16

Le Lyrial

Le Lyrial 2-107
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.

Health and Fitness

  • Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health, is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and climb stairs

 

Documentation

  • A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel
  • No visa fee required for a New Zealand Passport holder.
  • An Australian passport holder requires a reciprocity visa of US$100.
  • All other passport holders please ask

Cancellations and Refunds

  • From the date of booking until 17 November 2017 – loss of deposit
  • After 17 November 2017 – no refund

 


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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