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LUXURY EXPEDITIONS 2018-2019

Pre & post cruise

Pre & post cruise programmes We invite you to enhance your cruise and extend your trip with carefully designed, high-quality programmes, organised to tie in with the flights selected by PONANT. These are group excursions, and are available either immediately before or after your cruise; they must be booked before departure. Would you like to join this program but are travelling on a different flight than the one selected by PONANT? Please do not hesitate to contact our travel agents or your travel professional, PONANT can organise your private transfer. The programmes with the logo “Escorted programme” benefit from a PONANT accompaniment. Ushuaia, Argentina Patagonia, a land of contrasts (5 days / 4 nights) • Price per person: consult us On your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel before enjoying a panoramic tour of Buenos Aires and dinner in a typically Argentinian restaurant. On the following day, you will fly to the small town of El Calafate, considered to be the gateway into Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park, before heading off to discover Perito Moreno, the famous glacier that is regarded as an unmissable stage of any trip to Argentina. Your programme will then take you into the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park, designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. On your final day, you will be transferred to the city of Ushuaia where you will be able to enjoy an afternoon of free time before you board. Your pre-cruise programme: FOR ALL CRUISES DEPARTING FROM USHUAIA Ushuaia, Argentina Overnight in Buenos Aires (2 days / 1 night) • Price per person: consult us Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, panoramic tour of Buenos Aires. You will discover the highlights of the attractive and pulsating capital of Argentina, famous for being "the Paris of South America". You will visit the heart of the city, May Square (Plaza de Mayo), with the Government House (Casa Rosada) on one side and the cathedral on the other side, and the City Hall. From there, the bus drives you through San Telmo (a tango district) to La Boca, with its most famous colourful and picturesque houses. La Boca is the oldest harbour of Buenos Aires and in the early 20th century, most Italian immigrants made here their first steps in their new homeland. At the end of the tour you will visit the northern part of Buenos Aires and the Recoleta neighbourhood with its French style wide avenues, parks and residential houses. Eventually you will visit the unique monumental cemetery, where Evita Perón is buried. Your pre-cruise programme: FOR ALL CRUISES DEPARTING FROM USHUAIA Ushuaia, Argentina Iguazu Falls (5 days / 4 nights) • Price per person: consult us You will be greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will discover Buenos Aires and its main districts. The next day, you will fly to Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the Argentinean side, two routes will allow you to get as close as possible to the falls. On the Brazilian side, you will have a full, front-on view of three kilometres of waterfalls. Transfer and Iguazu / Buenos Aires flight and transfer to your hotel. The next day you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Your pre-cruise programme: USHUAIA • MONTEVIDEO - 27th February 2019 aboard L’Austral USHUAIA • CAPETOWN - 3rd March 2019 aboard Le Lyrial Your post-cruise programme: MONTEVIDEO • USHUAIA - 3rd November 2018 aboard Le Lyrial 32 | Summer 2018 / Winter 2018 - 2019 Cruises

Capetown, South Africa ESCORTED PROGRAMME Capetown, South Africa Safari in the Kruger National Park -stay at the Jock Lodge (4 days / 3 nights) • Price per person: consult us From Cape Town, you will fly to Kruger National Park. From there, you will be taken to your lodge at the heart of a game reserve. Then an unforgettable experience will begin, with two full days of safari that will give you the opportunity to see the Big Five: lions, rhinoceroses, African elephants, leopards and buffalos, in their natural habitat. Your experienced ranger/guide will facilitate encounters with these remarkable animals. Your African adventure will end at Johannesburg airport. The Cape Peninsula (1 day) • Price per person: consult us Your day of discovery will lead you to the cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, situated at the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This location has encouraged the development of a variety of endemic species of both flora and fauna. Do not miss the emblematic Cape Point and its spectacular cliffs. The programme will enable you to observe the native colony of African penguins on Boulders Beach, before visiting the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Your post-cruise programme: USHUAIA • CAPETOWN - 3rd March 2019 aboard Le Lyrial Your post-cruise programme: USHUAIA • CAPETOWN - 3rd March 2019 aboard Le Lyrial Montevideo, Uruguay Montevideo, showcase of the beginning of the 20th century (1 day) • Price per person: consult us Meet and greet at the airport, followed by a tour of Montevideo. In the Old Town, you will be able to discover the Uruguayan capital’s emblematic buildings, monuments and sculptures in Constitution Square and Independence Square. You will be served lunch during the excursion. You will then be transferred to the port. Your pre-cruise programme: MONTEVIDEO • USHUAIA - 3rd November 2018 aboard Le Lyrial Pre & Post cruise transfers In order to make your trip as perfect as possible and simplify your journeys between your embarkation/ disembarkation port and the airport, PONANT offers you to book a transfer service. Your transfers can either be direct or include a panoramic tour. Before or after your cruise, we offer you the chance to discover the emblematic landmarks of the most beautiful cities from the comfort of a coach, before taking you to your ship or the airport. These programmes are run in groups and led by an English-speaking guide. For more information about transfers (prices and availability), please visit www.ponant.com or contact your travel agent. For more information on the details, programmes and prices, please consult www.ponant.com or call your travel agent. Flights selected by PONANT will be confirmed 10 months prior to your cruise. Antarctic Expeditions by | 33