Here are a few story angles for consideration relating to our Antarctica & Latin America programme. If something inspires and you need some costs or even images then do let me know (01737 214 294).
Tango with the penguins
The Hotel Mansión Dandi Royal in Buenos Aires is very special. Over 100 years old, this themed residence is unique in its artistic presentation of the Tango ambience, built to the eclectic architectural style and filled with art nouveaux pieces, where all public spaces and its 30 rooms are decorated with murals portraying tango scenes and original objets d’art .
It is also home to an “academia del Tango”, a Tango dance school, where accomplished and well known argentine Tango dancers will introduce clients to the fine art of Tango. Later in the evening, a “salon de Tango”, a typical Tango ballroom, with its original 1925 wooden floors will help take you back to the golden times of the Tango.
With distinctive Tango rhythms running through your head helping you through the Drake Passage’s anger, you’ll then complete a trip of a lifetime by visiting the great white continent and its stunningly silent peninsula on a 12 day Classic Antarctica voyage.
You’ll need a week off just to settle back into the circadian rhythms of UK life!
Buenos Aires, Iguazu falls and the great white continent
Superb contrasts throughout promise for an incredible experience!
If the thought of sitting for too many painful hours on the flight to the southernmost town in the world (Ushuaia – the embarkation point of most of our voyages), then to split the journey is a must.
Not only will you save your num bum, you will also experience a Latin American capital like no other – fashionable, trendy and sophisticated. As the home of Tango, what else would you expect from Buenos Aires?!
Drinking up the culture and vibrancy of the city then totally contrasts with your next visit. Immersed within sub-tropical rainforest, the Iguazu falls are located just 1.5hrs by plane from Buenos Aires and remain one of the most spectacular in the world. An average of 1,750 cubic metres per second across 275 separate falls plunges down across a face of almost 3 kms. Wildlife galore awaits, as well as stunning flowers & forna which all makes for an incredible experience.
Onwards then to the place where nothing sub-tropical exists…the land of penguins, more penguins, even more penguins oh…ice and mountains too (and some other wildlife of course!).
The ultimate in getaway – Torres Del Paine & Antarctica
If wilderness, seclusion and nature are top of your list then combining an Antarctic voyage with a visit to the Torres Del Paine national park in Patagonia is likely to fit the bill in abundance.
The Eco Camp Las Torres is a deluxe camp of a kind never seen before in Chile. The camp itself is set up each year in September and dismantled in May and is ‘sold’ on its minimal environmental impact through the efficient management of resources including encouraging guests to participate in conservation by minimising water & limited solar energy usage as well as employing composting toilets, amongst other measures.
With hiking opportunities and natural wonders abound, Patagonia remains a stunningly remote region of the world that, when combined with an even more remote destination such as Antarctica, will truly leave you flabbergasted and prompt your re-location plans!