Total Trip Days: 22 Fitness: Above Average Room: Twin Share Airline: Qantas or Similar,Charter flight Airport Transfers: Yes
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Time to get excited FROM $15,500 PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE

  • Lima
  • Cusco
  • Aguas
  • Calientes
  • Machu Picchu
  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia
  • Antarctica
  • Drake Passage

 

Highlights

  • Return airfares with Oneworld’s LATAM Airlines
  •  All internal South American flights
  • Return charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • All airport and port transfers
  • Return scenic train journey from Cusco to Aguas Calientes
  • 10 nights accommodation in Peru and Argentina
  • Daily breakfast, 11 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Explore the mysteries of the Inca empire at breathtaking Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
  • 10-night Antarctica expedition onboard Hurtigruten ship MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Environmentally friendly hybrid vessel with underwater drones
  • Guiding and lectures by world-class expedition team
  • Shore excursions by Zodiac boats
  • Professional guides in Peru and all transportation
  • No gratuities expected on board your cruise

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If you fancy yourself an explorer, there’s little doubt that this trip will tick off some of your bucket list items. Discover the Incan treasure Machu Picchu and the fascinating ruins of the Sacred Valley. The desolate, icy continent of Antarctica will captivate you with its otherworld landscapes.

Itineraries

Day 1

Home . Lima

Destination Home . Lima Meals included Hotel 4 . Casa Andina Premium Miraflores, or similar Welcome to Lima, the City of Kings. Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. While Peru’s capital officially began life in 1535, Lima was in its prime during the Spanish colonial days and much of the city’s attraction now lies in its well-preserved historical centre. You’ll also find excellent museums – a given considering the history and culture of its surrounds – and interesting colonial architecture. One such museum, the Museo de la Nacion, is the largest museum in Lima and an ideal place to begin exploring Peru’s ancient history. At night, the Magic Water Circuit show in the Parque de la Reserva is a tourist drawcard. Every one of the 13 fountains at the park is illuminated with different colours and synchronised to music.

Day 2

Lima

Destination Lima Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Casa Andina Premium Miraflores, or similar Your local tour guide will meet you in the lobby for a group welcome briefing and some tips for your stay in Lima. See Lima with a city tour today. We’ll start by visiting historic downtown with attractions like the Cathedral, the Viceroyalty of Peru, the Government Palace, City Hall, and other important monuments. We’ll visit the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), the historical centre of Lima. Although most of the buildings of the original city were lost in the earthquake of 1746, the bronze fountain in the centre of the square dates back to 1651. Continuing onto the Convent of San Francisco (entrance included), this 17th century architectural complex includes a church, convent and a square. The facade of the church, which has an image of the Immaculate Conception painted on it, was carved in stone and is characterised by its Corinthian columns. We will also visit the catacombs, a dark chamber found under the church. This maze of narrow hallways contains the bones of about 25,000 people interred here when this was Lima’s first cemetery. After visiting the centre of Lima, head to the modern section of this great metropolis and visit the district of Miraflores with its shopping mall Larco Mar, built on a spectacular cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the traditional ‘Parque del amor’ (Love Park). Miraflores is home to the pyramid-shaped temple of Huaca Pucllana. If you have time, a leisurely stroll down the Miraflores Boardwalk will showcase the coastline views. With its vibrant, varied flavours, Peruvian food will undoubtedly be a highlight of your trip and Lima is the country’s gastronomic capital. Ceviche is Peru’s most popular dish, and with the Pacific Ocean just west of the city, you’ll find it everywhere – from cevicherias to street stalls to fine dining restaurants. You might like to end the day with the ubiquitous pisco sour, a popular cocktail made with the nation’s favourite brandy.

Day 3

Lima . Cusco . Sacred Valley . Cusco

Destination Lima . Cusco . Sacred Valley . Cusco Meals included Breakfast, Lunch Hotel 4 . Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada Cusco, or similar It’s an early start this morning to head to Lima Airport to board your flight to Cusco. Look out for the expansive views of the Andes during your flight! The first thing you’ll notice on arrival is the thin mountain air. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to the Sacred Valley. On the way, we’ll stop at a lookout point known as El Mirador, from where you’ll be able to see the whole Sacred Valley and receive a good insight of the Inca history. The Sacred Valley was once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, running from the ancient capital of the empire, Cusco, to the breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu. This lush green valley’s agreeable climate and fertile plains provided an unusual abundance for the high Andes. Here the Incas sculpted the mountain flanks with vast contour terracing and irrigation channels. Our driver and guide will suggest the best vantage points for your photos. We’ll visit the ancient ruins of Pisac, where you’ll see and learn about different aspects of Inca culture. You’ll see the impressive rows of agricultural terraces, cut into the mountainside and held in place by stone walls. This stunning setting boasts some of the finest stonework in Peru. Among the expansive ruins are a citadel, temples and a stone structure thought to have been a sundial. We’ll continue to the typical and colourful Andean market of Pisac for some free time to wander and do some shopping. You’ll find handmade crafts, souvenirs, silver jewellery and items made from alpaca wool. Lunch is in a local restaurant overlooking the valley. In the afternoon, we’ll drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once there, we’ll visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, with its wonderful stonework. These large stone terraces are extremely well preserved and a must-see. This is an extraordinary Inca setting, where besides the ruins you may also see an amazing rock formation said to be representing the Inca god Wiracocha. Afterwards, you’ll return to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 4

Cusco . Ollantaytambo . Aguas Calientes

Destination Cusco . Ollantaytambo . Aguas Calientes Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Tierra Viva Cusco Machu Picchu, or similar We’ll head to Ollantaytambo Station today to board the fabled tourist train towards Aguas Calientes, a modern little town close to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The train ride to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful journeys you can experience in Peru. It’s an almost two-hour journey that passes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, then descends gradually along the edge of the Urubamba River, before finally reaching the cloud forest. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel. The afternoon is yours to explore Aguas Calientes at your own pace. You may like to visit the outdoor thermal baths and soak in the hot springs with the Andes as your backdrop. These natural waters gave the town its colloquial Spanish name.

Day 5

Aguas Calientes . Machu Picchu . Aguas Calientes

Destination Aguas Calientes . Machu Picchu . Aguas Calientes Meals included Breakfast, Lunch Hotel 4 . Tierra Viva Cusco Machu Picchu, or similar One of the new seven wonders of the world, this is the jewel in South America’s crown – today we’ll visit the breathtaking archaeological site of Machu Picchu. We’ll start with a short bus ride up the steep, zigzagging road to the famed ancient site. Upon arrival, we’ll enter the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu and the tour guide will show you the most important sectors of this great Inca City, such as the great Intiwatana (solar clock) and the Sun Temple, among others. Machu Picchu is divided into two sectors, the urban sector in the northern part and the agricultural sector on the south-east side. Now the most recognisable icon of the Inca civilisation, Machu Picchu was long thought to be legendary. Then, in 1911, explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon its remains. At 2430 metres above sea level, Machu Picchu is in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing creation of the Inca Empire at the height of their reign. The stonework has to be seen up close to truly comprehend its intricate beauty. Giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. After the tour, we’ll return to the town by bus and have the afternoon at leisure.

Day 6

Aguas Calientes . Ollantaytambo . Cusco

Destination Aguas Calientes . Ollantaytambo . Cusco Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada Cusco, or similar The morning is yours to explore or relax. In the afternoon, you’ll take the tourist train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cusco has a long and interesting history, from the first Inca ruler through to the Spanish conquest – and now a major tourist destination. It’s the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas. Intricately constructed ancient Inca walls line the narrow streets of Cusco. You may like to visit the Inca temple of the sun, Qorikancha, or the Museo Inka to learn more about Inca culture. The busy main square Plaza de Armas is a great place to people watch, and you’ll find attractions nearby, like the Cusco Cathedral and the Church of the Society of Jesus.

Day 7

Cusco . Lima

Destination Cusco . Lima Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Casa Andina Premium Miraflores, or similar You’ll be transferred from your hotel to the airport to board your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. You may like to explore on your own, or do some last minute shopping.

Day 8

Lima . Buenos Aires

Destination Lima . Buenos Aires Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Novotel Buenos Aires, or similar Enjoy one last delicious breakfast this morning, before your adventure in Peru comes to an end. Later you will be taken to the airport to board your flight to Buenos Aires to start your Antarctic expedition. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 9

Buenos Aires . Ushuaia

Destination Buenos Aires . Ushuaia . Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Today you will join the rest of your group as you are transferred to the airport to board your charter flight to the end of the world, Ushuaia, where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once onboard, we start our journey with a welcome dinner.

Day 10

Drake Passage

Destination . Drake Passage Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the fabled Drake Passage. MS Fridtjof Nansen is designed to make polar exploration a pleasure for all ages and learning levels, and as such, there will be lectures on the environment and films about Antarctica in the Science Center. Guests can also make use of the pool, hot tubs and wellness center onboard to enrich their journey.

Day 11

Drake Passage

Destination . Drake Passage Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Spend another day relaxing at sea, as we continue our journey to Antarctica.

Day 12

Antarctica

Destination . Antarctica Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Welcome to the most remote area on Earth! Come ashore to explore breathtaking Antarctic scenery and encounter penguins. From on-deck, there will be ample opportunities to see whales and seals. We always have to work with the elements in Antarctica, not against them and intend to land on the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. The places we visit offer opportunities to discreetly observe different types of penguin colonies, seals, and whales, as well as see glaciers and icebergs in every shape and colour. We also visit whaling stations and scientific facilities.

Day 13

Antarctica

Destination . Antarctica Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Spend another day in this unforgettable landscape undertaking a shore landing, listening to lectures and enjoying your spectacular vessel.

Day 14

Antarctica

Destination . Antarctica Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Spend another day in this unforgettable landscape undertaking a shore landing, listening to lectures and enjoying your spectacular vessel.

Day 15

Antarctica

Destination . Antarctica Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Spend another day in this unforgettable landscape undertaking a shore landing, listening to lectures and enjoying your spectacular vessel.

Day 16

Antarctica

Destination . Antarctica Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Spend another day in this unforgettable landscape undertaking a shore landing, listening to lectures and enjoying your spectacular vessel.

Day 17

Drake Passage

Destination . Drake Passage Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar After five days of exploring this exhilarating continent, we set our course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences with new friends, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many seabirds that follow our ship.

Day 18

Drake Passage

Destination . Drake Passage Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen, or similar Today marks our last day at sea. Tomorrow we will make land back at Ushuaia. Enjoy your last night on the ship with your newly made friends.

Day 19

Ushuaia . Buenos Aires

Destination Ushuaia . Buenos Aires Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Novotel Buenos Aires, or similar Our Antarctic expedition cruise ends as we reach Ushuaia, and we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. On arrival in Buenos Aires, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel to relax after your expedition.

Day 20

Buenos Aires

Destination Buenos Aires Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Novotel Buenos Aires, or similar Today is a free day to relax and explore this colourful city at your own pace.

Day 21

Buenos Aires . Home

Destination Buenos Aires . Home Meals included Breakfast Hotel N/A Today, you will be transferred to Buenos Aires International Airport for your scheduled flight home. We hope you enjoyed your journey to Antarctica with us!

Day 22

Home

Destination Home Meals included Hotel N/A Arrive home today. We hope you've been inspired.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Return airfares with Oneworld’s LATAM Airlines
  • All internal South American flights
  • Return charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • All airport and port transfers
  • 10-night Antarctica expedition onboard Hurtigruten ship MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Environmentally friendly hybrid vessel with underwater drones
  • 10 nights accommodation in Peru and Argentina
  • Daily breakfast, 11 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Professional guides in Peru and all transportation
  • Return scenic train journey from Cusco to Aguas Calientes
  • Guiding and lectures by world-class expedition team
  • Shore excursions by Zodiac boats
  • No gratuities expected on board your cruise

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lima – Enjoy a city tour of the capital Lima taking in the historic sites
  • Sacred Valley – Travel the heart land of the Inca Empire and witness the Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu – Stand on top of the Inca Empire at the incredible UNESCO Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu – Enjoy an incredibly scenic train journey through the mountains and the Urubamba River
  • Buenos Aires – Undertake a city tour of this colourful capital, known as the ‘Paris of Latin America’
  • Ushuaia – Travel to the city nicknamed the ‘End of the World’
  • Drake Passage – Cross the famous body of water on your journey towards Antarctica
  • Antarctica – Experience awe-inspiring glaciers, ice-filled bays and a host of wildlife
  • Antarctic Peninsula – Set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula and meet penguins and elephant seals up-close

CRUISE DETAILS Cabin Upgrades

If you wish to upgrade your cabin, the following amounts are payable in addition to the package price prior to travel:

  • Arctic Superior cabin: from $2,000 per person (subject to availability).
  • Suite: from $4,000 per person (subject to availability).

Cabin Bedding

Bedding on board the cruise is restricted to the following configurations:

  • Polar Outside cabin: Included. The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the lower/middle decks with windows, they are spacious, have flexible sleeping
    arrangements (double or twin), TV and Ensuite for excellent and high standard accommodation.
  • Arctic Superior cabin: Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and have their own balcony on upper decks of the ships. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with a sofabed, TV, amenity kit, kettle, tea and coffee.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Suite: Suites include a private balcony, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with a sofabed, TV, minibar, amenity kit, bathrobe, kettle, tea
and coffee, espresso maker. They have flexible sleeping arrangements (double or twin).

Ship details
Call Tripmia for information on your ship

Compulsory Cruise Forms

Personal Questionnaire – This form must be received by Hurtigruten at least 8 weeks prior to your voyage departure.
Medical Certificate – If applicable, the cruise Medical Certificate is to be completed and approved by your personal physician not more than 8 weeks before your departure date. The completed forms must be presented to the ship’s doctor upon boarding. Boarding will be denied if part III of the Medical Certificate is not approved by your personal physician. Even if the forms have been duly submitted and approved by your personal physician, the ship’s doctor and the captain reserve the right to deny the boarding of guests who do not seem to be sufficiently fit for travel.

Fine Print

HOW TO BOOK & PAYMENTS Deposit & Payment

Secure your booking with a $500 deposit per person. Pay a 2nd instalment of $7999 per person within 28 days.
Final payment is then due 120 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

  • Select the yellow Book tab to begin your booking (you must ‘Sign Up’ first by entering your email and creating a password)
  • Then select the Yellow ‘Book now’ tab of the tour you have selected
  • Select your Departure Date, Departure City, Number of Passengers, Room Configuration, any Upgrade Options, and enter any Special Requests
  • Click the yellow ‘Proceed to Secure Checkout’ tab
  • Enter your credit card or PayPal details to secure your deposit/payment
  • Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a Booking Form so that we can fulfil your booking
  • Your booking is confirmed once your Booking Form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Tripmia Vacation!
  • You will then be allocated and contacted by one of our Dedicated Support Agent’s (within 48 hours) who will support you right up until you return from your journey

FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS

Airfare Information

Full-service airline used will be LATAM Airlines (Qantas, Air New Zealand or similar if unavailable)

  • Most flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines’ baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating are at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
  • Adelaide surcharge $350 – Perth surcharge $500

Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades

Premium Economy is available from an additional $3,500 per person (subject to availability).
Business Class is available from an additional $5,500 per person (subject to availability).
Please specify this as a ‘Special Request’ when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

Land Only discount

A reduction of $2,500 per person applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares. To purchase a land-only fare, please select this option in the booking process under ‘Departure City’. Please note, if you are not arriving or departing as per the group itinerary, airport transfers will not be included. Should you wish to book airport transfers to match your own flights, the cost is $69 per person, per direction.

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour.
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  • Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up until you reach the ‘Special Requests’ field
  • Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements, and if you require additional accommodation the number of nights needed.
  • After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
  • Please note, a supplement of $150 per person (plus any applicable fare and tax differences) applies if you wish to deviate from the standard itinerary. We will contact you via email with a quote and proposed flight itinerary and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required to confirm your request. All additional accommodation and sightseeing are at your own arrangement, or alternatively, we can offer the following rates:
  • Pre-tour accommodation (Lima): $279 per room per night (single or double/twin) including breakfast
    Post-tour accommodation (Buenos Aires): $149 per room per night (single or double/twin), including breakfast
  • Please note, if you are not arriving or departing as per the group itinerary, airport transfers are no longer included. If you would like us to arrange this service for you, an additional cost will apply:
  • Airport transfers: $69 per person, per direction

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and are strictly subject to availability.

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

You will travel with Emirates (Qantas, Etihad, Qatar, Malaysian, South African Airways, China Southern or similar if unavailable)

Most flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).

All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage. Despite the airline's baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.

Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable.

1. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
2. Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
3. Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
4. Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades Premium Economy - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm.
5. Business Class upgrade available - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm (subject to availability).

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour. If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

1. Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up, until you reach the 'Notes' field
2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach or plane with ease.

20 kilos checked baggage per person
7 kilos of hand luggage.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email contactus@tripmia.com.auphone to confirm (subject to availability).

This package allows you to avoid paying a single supplement by booking as a Paired Solo Traveller. Please indicate in the 'Notes field for the special requirement at the time of booking during the purchase by sending us Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email contactus@tripmia.com.auphone to confirm (subject to availability).

Regardless of whether an accompanying solo traveller is found, you are guaranteed to travel at no additional cost. Solo travellers are matched only on the basis of gender and not on other factors such as age, nationality, religion or sexuality. We kindly ask that you disclose any requirements, medical or otherwise, that might disturb your matched traveller’s sleep (e.g. sleep apnoea or a CPAP machine).

Unfortunately, with this in mind and in the interest of other travellers, we request that you proceed with your own private room with the resulting single supplement. Should a second solo traveller not be available, you are nonetheless guaranteed to travel at no extra cost and you will be placed into a single, twin share or double room by yourself. Your tour group may include multiple solo travellers who may or may not be paired. No changes will be permitted to any pairing arrangements.

Note that for some portions of some itineraries, the group sizes will vary. Some packages may operate on groups as small as 2 people and therefore, there may be time spent travelling only with your paired traveller. Should a package require a minimum number of 2 travellers and you are not paired, your booking may be cancelled.

You will be introduced to your matched solo traveller at the beginning of your itinerary and your personal details will not be shared as per our Privacy Policy. Should there be any dissatisfaction with your matched traveller, unfortunately, we are unable to make any changes to your room arrangements or offer any refund. Tripmia Travels and Tours takes no responsibility for and will not be held liable for any dissatisfaction with the matched traveller or for their actions.

All departures remain strictly subject to availability and may sell out prior to your tentative booking being confirmed, in which case the fee will be refunded in full. All other booking terms apply.

The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Visas
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Tipping
Optional activities
Personal expenses
Shore excursions
Transfers
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 - 90 days prior to travel.

Your group size can be from 10-30 people

Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are at the same price as adults.

[Average] [Above Average] [Excellent] [Superior] [Athlete]

While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Tripmia Travels and Tours customers. As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times, you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available. This particular tour is categorised as a “Superior":

Superior – Active Tour: A very good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is some free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your intended date of return.

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter the European Union for a stay up to 90 days.
Some countries require e-visa . You will be able to obtain your E-visa when you have your tour documents indicating your date of entry into a country, approximately 120 days prior to departure.

Please note, the ETA has limited to 60 days validity from the date of arrival. We can assist you over the phone as best as possible, however additional fee of $300 will be charged if you want us to submit an application on your behalf.

Please note that the information provided is subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx.

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour, you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. We recommend AUD$3 per person, per day, to be paid in local currency. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. While not made compulsory, if you choose not to contribute to the kitty it means that the guide is tipping for these services out of their own pocket. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.

Further, tips for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services. To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend AUD$6-10 per person per day for your guide and AUD$3-5 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.

Any other tipping, such as tips for the camera and video fees, bathroom attendants or hotel porters that are taking luggage to your room, is at your discretion as are gratuities for additional requested special services. We encourage passengers to have a supply of small denominations of local currency to distribute for personal tipping.

Please note that all Tours and Packages are subject to availability and all prices are set. Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking is made. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Credit Card Fee

The following Card Fees apply:

Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card - 1.76% fee applies.

American Express (Amex) - 2.8% fee applies.

For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

PAYMENT BY CHEQUE

Please note that cheque payments require about 5 business days to process. If you are paying by this method you will need to make the payment at least 5 business days prior to the actual due date. You agree not to stop payment of the cheque even when you cancel a booking. You agree that we may apply the proceeds of the cheque to satisfy any liability you have to us, including any liability in respect of cancellation fees, before refunding the balances to you.

DEPOSIT

Receipt of Deposit

By sending a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

- All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen group tour as per the itinerary outlined in the Tours.

- All persons travelling on a Fully Independent Tour are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen itinerary.

- All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

- All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or affects their ability to participate in any portion of the tour.

Balance of Payment

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

- For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

- For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected. An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled. Insurance protects passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency. We have partnered with Covermore to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. All Cover-More travel insurance policy holders have access to 24-hour emergency assistance. Read the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement Essentials & Travelsure before deciding to buy our travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply by clicking https://www.tripmia.com.au/travel-insurance to arrange your policy.

Please Note:

“Limits, sub‐limits, conditions and exclusions apply. Insurance administered by Cover‐More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ABN 95 003 114 145, AFSL 241713) and issued by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Any advice is general advice only. Please consider your financial situation, needs and objectives and read the Combined FSG/PDS before deciding to buy this insurance.”

Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages Large Group Tours & School Tours
(More than 16 people)
65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit
90 days or more before departure -loss of deposit
64‐40 days before departure – 45%
89‐79 days before departure – 55%
39‐31 days before departure – 75%
78‐61 days before departure – 85%
Within 30 days of departure – 100%
Within 60 days of departure – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Airlines

Please refer to the airlines cancellation policies.

Cancellation by Tripmia Travel and Tours

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure.

Cancellation by Third Party Travel Provider

If the Third Part Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them. Please check with your consultant before cancelling or amending a Travel Product in these circumstances as some Third Party Travel Providers may charge cancellation fees up to 100% of the Travel Product’s prices as per their terms and conditions.

AGENCY
We act as an agent for, and sell various travel related products as agent on behalf of, numerous transports, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruise line operators, as well as all of our wholesalers. Our obligation to you is to make travel bookings as your agent on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers.

We have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. Your legal rights in connection with the provision of travel services are against the specific provider and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted; your rights are against that provider and not against us.

Tripmia Travel and Tours (herewith called the Company) acts as a co‐ordinator for all persons taking these tours in the making of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing and hotel accommodation. The Company does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant or any other supplier of services. All vouchers and tickets issued are subjected to the terms and conditions specified by the supplier and all services are subjected to the laws of the country where the services are provided.

Unforeseeable circumstances such as force majeure, adverse weather, flight rescheduling, hotel overbooking and faults with transportation or road conditions may also have an effect on the tour itinerary after the commencement date. Any decision made in respect of tour services by independent suppliers/operators or airlines to re-route or amend the itinerary due to any of the above or similar circumstances is at the discretion of the tour service provider and Tripmia Travel and Tours shall not be liable for any claim whatsoever arising from such events. We strongly urge all customers to undertake a high level of personal responsibility in order to ensure that possessions, equipment and personal documents are closely monitored and protected at all times. We also strongly advise all customers to purchase appropriate travel insurance to protect you from financial loss and personal injuries in the event of an emergency.

You acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks involved in participating in the tour, including without limitation possible contact with native flora/fauna, local residents, unforeseen events and travel in remote locations.

By making a booking, you agree to accept all risks associated with the tour. You agree to unconditionally release us from, all liability, including without limitation in contract and in tort, for any cause or action, including any injury, damage, loss, cost, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly as a result of the inherent risks associated with the tour, or any force majeure events or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, accident, explosion, sickness, fire, floods, severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government, alteration or cancellation of scheduled air services, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.

If we or our service providers are affected in any way by a force majeure event, we may in our discretion vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour as we consider necessary, without incurring any liability to you.

Each service provider is responsible for the part of the tour it conducts. Service providers are not our agents or employees and are not under our direct control. We therefore do not warrant the performance of any service provider. We do not accept, and you release us from, all liability for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses, including without limitation any property damage or personal injury, that you may suffer which arises out of any act or omission of a service provider or operator who provides services in connection with your tour. Any claim that you may have in relation to a service provider should be raised directly with that service provider.

You are responsible for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses arising through your own fault. You agree to indemnify us against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, expenses and costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and whether incurred by or awarded against us) as a result of, or arising in relation to, whether directly or indirectly, your participation in the tour or any act or omission by you in relation to the tour.

To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability in contract, or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over which we have no direct control.

Under circumstances where our liability cannot be excluded and where liability may be lawfully limited, such liability is limited to the remedies required of us under applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law). This liability clause is subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

The information provided is subject to change and may be affected by unforeseen events outside the control of Tripmia Travel and Tours. Where changes to your itinerary or bookings occur, appropriate advice or instructions will be sent to your email address.

Call 1300 874 764 WhatsApp 0490 192 224 Email contactus@tripmia.com.au www.tripmia.com.au

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Pricing Name Start End Group (Min-Max) Seats left Pax Price
  • Antarctica
    Saturday
    October 31, 2020
    22 days
    Saturday
    November 21, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $15,500.00 /Person

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  • Antarctica
    Tuesday
    November 10, 2020
    22 days
    Tuesday
    December 1, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $15,500.00 /Person

    - +
  • Antarctica
    Friday
    November 20, 2020
    22 days
    Friday
    December 11, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $15,500.00 /Person

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