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Wheelchair Accessible Chile tour & Cruise Itinerary

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Accessible South America
February 13, 2014 - March 02, 2014


Accessible Journeys is very proud to be hosting our 6th annual accessible South American adventure around Cape Horn.

Our wheelchair accessible South America adventure delivers South American hospitality in Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina along with wheelchair accessibility and memorable cruising along the great Patagonian ice fields and around Cape Horn.

• Explore Santiago before your cruise
• Explore Buenos Aires afterwards
• Sail the Strait of Magellan
• Visit Ushuaia at the end of the earth
• All accessible cruise transportation
• All accessible land packages
• All meals on all excursions
• 5 star hotels Santiago & Buenos Aires
• Always English speaking guides

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Ushuaïa, at the bottom of the world

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Cruise along the great Patagonian ice fields where tidewater glaciers are becoming a phenomena of the past.

Accessible Argentina
Stay in Buenos Aires, the Paris of the South. Our experience promises great shopping.


Our inclusive price includes
 

• Outside or inside staterooms Onboard Star Princess
• Wheelchair accessible stateroom (guaranteed)
• Roll-in showers, (spacious)

• All meals on board
• Two Cruise-Together cocktail parties**
• Accessible airport transfers
• Personalized luggage tags
• Group host throughout**
• Precruise land program in Santiago, Chile
• Accessible Shore Excursions at ports of call (except faulklands)
• Postcruise land program in Buenos Aires

 

Tour & Cruise Itinerary

Date Place Arrive Depart
 
Begin Land Tour
   
Thu, Feb 13 Arrive Santiago, city sightseeing    
Fri, Feb 14 Colchagua Valley, sightseeing    
Sat, Feb 15 Vina del Mar & Valparaiso    
 
Begin cruise program
   
Sat, Feb 15
Depart Valparaiso, Chile
 
06:00 PM
Sun, Feb 16 At Sea
 
Mon, Feb 17

Puerta Montt, Chile

07:00 AM
05:00 PM
Tue, Feb 18 At Sea
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Wed, Feb 19 Amalia Glacier Sightseeing
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Thu, Feb 20 Punta Arenas, Chile 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
Fri, Feb 21 Ushuaïa, Argentina 12:00 PM 08:00 PM
Sat, Feb 22 Cape Horn Scenic Cruising 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
Sun, Feb 23 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
Mon, Feb 24 At Sea
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Tue, Feb 25 Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Wed, Feb 26 At Sea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
Thu, Feb 27 Montevideo, Uruguay 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
Fri, Feb 28 Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina    
Fri, Feb 28 Gaucho Show & BBQ    
Sat, Mar 01 Disembark, Buenos Aires, City tour    
Sun, Mar 02 End Land Program    

Tour and cruise itinerary

February 13, 2014 Arrive Santiago & guided tour of Santiago
Inbound flight Santiago de Chile SCL. Transfer to Hotel. Lunch and arrival briefing with the group. A guided visit of Santiago City center: The Palacio de La Moneda, residence of the president of the Chilean republic; the Plaza de Armas, a typical “latino style” square surrounded by many historical buildings; the crowded, noisy and colorful Paseo Ahumada, the commercial axis of the city; the Cerro santa Lucia, a historical park; the Bellavista district with its many "lapizlazuli" stone stores.

February 14, Tour of Colchagua Valley
Private, full day guided sightseeing with lunch. Transfer to Colchagua valley for two hour ride across beautiful countryside to Santa Cruz in the Colchagua valley. The famous Colchagua Valley is home to Chile's new boutique wineries combines the best of country traditions, hospitality and modern winery. Visit one or two of the very finest bodegas making the ultra-premium Alpah Montè or the finest makers of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah premium wines. For lunch we dine at one of the regions finest restaurants for local favorites. After lunch visit the multi-theme private Colchagua Museum for a first had, roll around look at amazing exhibitions ranging from Paleontology to antique autos of Chile to Chilean war History and Huaso (Chilean gaucho) heritage. Overnight in Santiago. Dinner with show.

February 15 , Viña del Mar & Valparaíso
Private, full day guided city sightseeing with lunch. Start our day with a ride across the Casablanca vineyards towards Viña del Mar, the largest beach resort of the country for wonderful lunch at the Viña del Mar. Viña del Mar's is filled with attractive modern homes, manicured lawns and golden beaches while right down the road are the charming ramshackle streets of Valparaíso. Tour the two cities and for panoramic views and enjoy a wonderful lunch overlooking the ocean. Afterwards make a leisurely transfer to the mythical harbor declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for in time boarding of our ship. Night on board ship.

February 16, Day at Sea
There are no scheduled excursions off the ship today. Activities onboard.

February 17, Punta Montt
Private, full day guided sightseeing with lunch. Puerto Montt is the capital of the region and the first order of business is a visit of the city, up to the Mirador Manuel Montt for a breathtaking view of the mythical Chiloë island and the surrounding volcanoes.
Transfer to the Llanquihue lake and visit the city of Puerto Varas. The stop we make in inside a town founded by German immigrants. About 40 K from the heart of Puerto Varas, this marvelous hill offers a spectacular view of the city, to Llanquihue lake and Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. It counts on a circuit of canopy in charge of bilingual guides, having a trajectory of 800 meters long and up to 40 of height. Continue on to Phillipi Hill, where there are many native trees and also a beautiful view over the town and the lake. Head down to the lakeshore and enjoy the view of the calm waters with the Osorno Volcano in the background. Lunch. Transfer from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt harbor.

February 18, Day at Sea
There are no scheduled excursions off the ship today. Activities

February 19, Amalia Glacier
Amalia Glacier, also known as Skua Glacier, is a tidewater glacier located in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. It originates in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and from 1945 to 1986 its terminus retreated 7 km (4.3 mi), being, along with the receded of O'Higgins Glacier, the most drastic retreat of the glaciers of the mentioned icefield during that period
There are no scheduled excursions off the ship today. Activities onboard..

February 20, Punta Arenas
Private, full day guided sightseeing with lunch. Cross Punta Arenas toward the south skirting Magellan's Strait to the monolith that points to the Geographical Center of Chile and on to Fuerte Bulnes. Founded in 1843 on Santa Ana's muzzle, the fort offers a good panorama of the strait. Eventually the population of the fortification transferred to present day Punta Arenas. Lunch at a famous, local restaurant (accessible bathroom) and thenmore local sightseeing before making an in time transfer to the ship for departure.

February 21, Ushuaïa
Private half day sightseeing without lunch. Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, the "park of the End of the World", adjacent to the Chilean border. This park boasts a diverse display of vegetation and snow capped rugged mountains in the background and is the beloved home of too few predators and far too many hares. Visit Ushuaïa National Prison. It was the southernmost prison in the world on Argentina's side of the Tierra Del Fuego when the prison opened in 1896. It was built by prisoner labor & designed to accommodate 386 prisoners but the prison population grew over to over 1,000 inmates and the Ushuaïa Prison was closed 1947. After sightseeing in time return to the ship.

February 22, Cape Horn Scenic Cruising
There are no scheduled excursions off the ship today. Activities onboard.

February 23, Port Stanley - Falklands
Self sightseeing. Wide moorlands and metal-clad houses with brightly painted roofs welcome you at Stanley The fragrance of peat smoke from home fireplaces scents the air and life is simpler for the population of 2,000. No local television and no daily newspaper makes life at the local pub the place where we plan lunch - right in the heart of things.
Our group's plan's here are always in flux and ever changing based on the number of vehicles that are available on a small island on the day when a large cruise ship arrives; everyone wants to make money and sometimes no one is available. Our plan is to self-sightsee along Ross Road, Stanley's main street along the sea front and visit the major highlights and visit the exceptional Stanley Museum portraying stages of the islanders' daily life in this rugged, remote but beautiful location.

February 24 Days at Sea
There are no scheduled excursions off the ship today. Activities onboard.

February 25, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Private, full day guided sightseeing with lunch. Penguin/Welsh village tour with lunch or tea welsh tea. The tour leaves Puerto Madryn in the morning to visit the greatest continental reserve of Magellan’s Penguins. Imagine being surrounded by more than a half million penguins; this is what you do when arrive at "Punta Tombo", with the necessary time to know its habitat and its way of life. The tour guide will accompany you during the long walk that takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours. In Punta Tombo the contact with penguins is direct and you will not believe how friendly they are, as long as they are not bothered. There are also other species such as cormorants, seagulls, skuas, giant petrels and oyster birds. In the afternoon the tour travels towards Gaiman (pop. 5,000), a typical town of Welsh immigrants who settled here in 1868. Walking along its quiet streets you can go by a dozen of chapels, border the coast of Río Chubut that crosses town from West to East and, of course, enjoy lunch or a delicious Welsh Tea (bread, butter, homemade sweets, cakes and exquisite scons). Do not miss the typical black cake or Welsh cake. Transportation: modified/adapted van with removable ramp.

February 26 Days at Sea
There are no scheduled excursions off the ship today. Activities onboard.

February 27, Montevideo, Uruguay
Beautiful 3 hour, private sightseeing tour visiting the most attractive places of the town. You will have the opportunity to know the Old City, with this rich architecture, Port Market, Downtown shops, Independence Square, Parliament Palace, the romantic zone know as “el Prado”, the Hill of Montevideo, the elegant residential areas like Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos, by the exceptional promenade with beautiful and endless beaches. Fresh barbeque lunch downtown in the colorful pedestrian mall. Shopping time and in time return transfer to the ship.

February 28, Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive Buenos Aires and overnight onboard ship. Called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is a true International city characterized by its wide boulevards and definite European accents. It's grand buildings, varied culture and nightlife, is why it is compared to Paris. The Portenos, as the residents of Buenos Aires are called, seem to be more European too. No surprise, considering that most are Europeans descendants, mainly Italian, immigrants who settled here in the 19th century.
Join our specially adapted, accessible motorcoach and spend the day at a local ranch to discover the history and traditions of the Argentinian Pampa. At the ranch there are demonstrations by gauchos and folk dances. And come with a big appetite to experience the typical "gaucho" beef barbecue. The ranch is an historical estancia (ranch) just over an hour's drive from downtown Buenos Aires and was built in 1880.
After your visit and huge lunch travel twenty kilometres to anothera picturesque pampas pueblo, with its museums, silversmiths, leathercraft and wood workshops. Have time to visit their delightful little chocolate factory which strives to keep alive the traditions of the gaucho culture.

March 01, Buenos Aires, Colonial visits and Gauchos
Transfer from the ship and transfer to our personally selected hotel. The main attraction today is sightseeing the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.
Ride Along '9 de Julio Avenue', the widest in the city, it is possible to spot the Obelisk, the monument that symbolizes the city, and the famous Colon Theater (Opera House), a masterpiece of architecture with superb acoustics. Evening transfer to Carlos Gardel tango Show/Dinner. Fine dinner where you'll admire one of the top quality tangos shows in town.

March 02, Depart Buenos Aires, Argentina for home
Transfer to Ezeiza Buenos Aires Airport for your home bound flight.


South America Accessible Adventure - Rates

Program rate is inclusive of Cruise & Land (Column A plus Column B)
All rates mentioned are per person in US Dollar and based on 16 participants
All rates are based on double occupancy, single occupancy is 100%
All rates are based with payment in US Dollar
Other discounts and amenities may be applies at the time of booking

A
+
B

Cruise Passage only
Accessible balcony's (category BA)
from $2,699.00

+

Land Passage only
A
ll tours & shore excursions
from $6105.00*

All rates are per person in US Dollars
Your total vacation rate is (A) in addition to (B)

Included in the total rate (A + B) are Cruise & Land costs:
- Meetings and transfers on arrival in Santiago & Buenos Aires
- 3 Nights in 5 star Santiago hotel, twin accessible room

- 13 nights sailing Golden Princess, Valparaiso to Buenos Aires
- Meet & greetings at ports & sightseeing per itinerary (except Faulklands)
- Sightseeing per itinerary with full lunch with drinks on listed outings
- Evening dinners with drinks per itinerary
- All sightseeing admissions & inclusions on the itinerary
- All local tax and GST in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
- Accessible coach transportation* in Santiago & Buenos Aires
- Adapted accessible coach transportation in ports of call
- Accessible accommodation based on local standards
- English speaking guided visits on outings, (except Faulklands)
- * All transportation as described in program in one or two accessible Mercedes Sprinter mini buses (or their equivalent) using manual ramp and wheelchair securements and shoulder and waist safety belts. Passengers can transfer to fixed motor coach seats if they desire.
- Tour capacity is three wc/electrical or three wc/scooters & passengers
- Host/escort from Accessible Journeys based on participation**
** Escort based on 16 paying passenger

Not included in this rate:
International airfare, passports, visas, cruise and land travel insurance. Early arrival accommodation (not listed above) or early check-in, admission to attractions not specifically mentioned, gratuities to drivers, guides & service staff, beverages. Evening meals and other meals except where meals are specifically mentioned as inclusions and indicated as breakfast (B) and Lunch (L), self-drive rental vehicles, items not mentioned specifically in the itinerary, items of personal nature, telephone and postage to/from outside the USA. Unforeseen items outside the tour operators control. Government fees ralating to the cruise passage of $345.00 per person.

A deposit of 20% is due at time of booking. Deposit is refundable until final payment. Final Payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

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