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13 Days From Buenos Aires To Ushuaia, Argentina

December 7 – 19, 2020


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Gay Antarctica CruiseFor even the most experienced world traveler, Antarctica represents the one true unexplored wilderness, or the Last Continent you're likely to ever visit. At 5.4 million square miles, Antarctica is twice as large as Australia, and its haunting landscape and sheer enormity makes visitors feel just a little bit insignificant. Add to this the challenge of traveling to this remote land of ice and snow and you have what is an adventure of epic proportions, honestly your once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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Most people arrive to Antarctica by cruise ship, and there are only 58 vessels approved worldwide to travel here without harming the environment of this fragile landmass. Because of this, it's no surprise that your journey to Antarctica is one of the world's most costly tours, but it is also the most unique trip you will ever take. Toto Tours is partnering with Abercrombie & Kent, a leader in this destination, to take you to the far southern edge of the world in high style. Our ship – Ponant Le Lyrial – is only a couple of years old and each cabin has a balcony for wonderful views.

We have reserved just 10 cabins on this ship, and we anticipate the cruise will fill up fast. Also, this is not a tour you can decide to do at the last minute, with visa and documents to acquire, arrangements to be made, and final payments required a full five months before departure. So don't delay!

Antarctica will surpass all your expectations with its wild beauty, untouched environment, and surprising array of wildlife. And you will have bragging rights that only you, among all your family and friends, have visited our planet's Last Continent.


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Last Continent - Antarctica Gay Cruise Highlights

• Start with two nights in Buenos Aires.
• Enjoy a tour in Buenos Aires
• Pre-boarding welcome lunch in Ushuaia
• Guided walk in Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve in Ushuaia.
• Cruise out to sea through the scenic Beagle Channel.
• Make the famous two-day crossing of the Drake Passage.
• Cruise for 10 nights aboard a luxury all-balcony expedition ship.
• Zodiac boat tours for Antarctica landings and wildlife viewing.
• Discover some of the world's rarest wildlife and terrain.
• Exciting excursions led by the region's most passionate and seasoned guides.
• Learn about Antarctica's environment - and efforts to conserve it - on a visit to U.S. Palmer Research Station.
• Gain a deep understanding of the region with enriching lectures by award-winning experts, including leading scientists, authors, historians and professional photographers.
• An all-inclusive journey including polar gear, onboard gratuities, unlimited house drinks and all port charges on the ship.


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Last Continent - Antarctica Gay Cruise Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday, December 7, 2020
Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina Gay tourBook your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina (airport code EZE) so that you arrive sometime today. You will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel, where you spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Most hotels allow check-in to take place during the midafternoon. Should you wish to have a guaranteed room ready for your immediate check-in upon arrival, we will need to reserve the room for the night of December 6 at an additional charge. We are happy to provide details and prices.

Hotel: Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hotel, Buenos Aires, 5*


Day 2 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gay Buenos Aires tourLatin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary pleasures and parrillas (steakhouses).

This morning choose from a selection of included excursions and experience the city’s best treasures alongside local guides. You may, for example, choose a panoramic city tour complete with a tango demonstration, or a tour focused on Buenos Aires’ lively street art scene.

Later this afternoon, meet with your fellow adventurers for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing.

Meals: Breakfast & Cocktail Reception
Hotel: Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hotel, Buenos Aires, 5*


Day 3 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina / Board Ponant Le Lyrial Ship
Antarctica gay cruise - UshuaiaFly to the charming port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. On arrival, enjoy a gourmet lunch at the Arakur resort, enjoying panoramic city and mountain vistas while you dine.

Time and weather permitting, take a guided walk in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve or simply relax with a cappuccino and enjoy scenic views of Ushuaia.

This afternoon, transfer to your ship and settle in for your first night on board. Wander the decks to become acquainted with the ship, relax in the lounge and mingle with fellow guests in anticipation of your voyage. From your private balcony or the outside decks, take in views as you cruise the beautiful Beagle Channel before heading out to sea.

Please Note: Itinerary and daily schedules are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, such as weather, ice and sea conditions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: MV Le Lyrial


Days 4 - 5 - Thursday, December 10 – Friday, December 11, 2020
Cruising the Drake Passage | Epic Passage
Antarctica gay cruise - Drakes PassageThe journey south toward Antarctica is an exciting one, furthered by singular, voyage-long access to our knowledgeable Expedition Team and enrichment experts — both on board and on shore.

Set out into the Drake Passage, a 600-mile-wide swath of water where the Southern Ocean currents are squeezed between South America’s southern tip and Antarctica’s northernmost reaches. An important trade route in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the waters and icy conditions that define this passage once made the journey a difficult one, though the stabilizer-equipped ‘Le Lyrial’ handles it with ease.

After lunch, enjoy a stimulating presentation from one of your expert lecturers or join your naturalists on the deck to look for whales and abundant seabirds, which join other mammals in feasting on the Drake’s krill-rich waters. It’s all just a taste of the educational enrichment and wildlife you will encounter in the days to come.

Later, chat with your Expedition Team about the next day’s itinerary.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: MV Le Lyrial


Days 6 - 10 - Saturday, December 12 – Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Antarctica | The White Continent
Antarctica penguinsAs the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands appear on the horizon, a sense of excitement begins to build. Travel in the comfort of your luxury cruiser, enjoying enriching lectures from members of the Expedition Team on topics ranging from birdlife to photography and history. Dependent on weather, sea, ice and wildlife conditions, Antarctic expeditions demand spontaneity and no two are ever the same. With that in mind, your Captain and Expedition Team carefully plan your active, curated itinerary and daily excursions that may include the following areas:

Antarctic Sound: At the northernmost tip of the Antarctic mainland, this body of water features some of the best sightseeing on the peninsula and a proliferation of giant icebergs. Noted for its vast numbers of bird species, the sound is home to the largest breeding colonies of Adélie penguins in Antarctica. Look forward to opportunities to land on remote, wildlife-laden islands as well as possible opportunities to experience a continental landing on the Northwest tip of the Antarctic peninsula.

Antarctica gay adventure cruiseSouth Shetland Islands: Antarctic research stations, remarkable history, amazing geological features and abundant wildlife define these islands off the shore of the Antarctic Peninsula. Our expedition team will look for opportunities to visit a wide range of sites including working research stations, volcanic islands, and historic sites as well as gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguin rookeries.

Danco Coast: Bordering the South Shetland Islands along the Antarctic continent, the Danco Coast is famed for its scenic, jaw-dropping waterways. From the comfort of Le Lyrial, you may sail through some of its most stunning and photogenic channels, straits and bays.

Antarctica shore excursionEach cruise day begins with an early breakfast followed by a morning excursion on swift Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats). Piloted by expert A&K drivers, each excursion is accompanied by lecturers and joined by groups of no more than 10 guests. After mornings discovering native species and striking terrain, return to ‘Le Lyrial’ for lunch, and time to relax and observe the wildlife-rich waters that surround you, searching for everything from fin whales, humpback whales and orcas, to Antarctic and imperial shags.

By afternoon, set out for the day’s second excursion, which may include visiting a scientific research station, hiking on a sheltered beach packed with basking Southern elephant seals, or circumnavigating colossal icebergs that serve as floating homes to seals and penguins. After full days of adventure, evenings aboard your luxury cruiser invite you to unwind over cocktails in the cozy lounge before dinner in the elegant dining room.

At night, choose to recap the day’s discoveries with your naturalist guides; chat on deck with fellow guests; or seize the opportunity to capture photos in the stunning low light characteristic of Antarctica’s long, ethereal twilight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: MV Le Lyrial


Days 11 - 12 - Thursday, December 17 – Friday, December 18, 2020
Cruising the Drake Passage | Memorable Return
Lemaire Channel, Antarctica gay cruiseBid farewell to wondrous Antarctica and begin your cruise back to Ushuaia at the southernmost tip of Argentina. The ship’s return through the Drake Passage is an interlude for recap and reflection, with time to compare notes with your expert lecturers on the wildlife, history and geology of the White Continent. Spend time on board with newfound friends in the comfortable common spaces of ‘Le Lyrial,’ enjoy quiet relaxation on your own private balcony or absorb more fascinating lectures by your captivating Expedition Team.

While cruising through this historic passage, you may spot various species of whales and seabirds, including the elusive albatross and the giant petrel, an opportunistic predator and scavenger nicknamed the “stinker.” The immense albatross is an especially stunning sight to behold. These wandering birds boast a wingspan approaching 12 feet and are capable of gliding through the air for hours at a time in search of food.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: MV Le Lyrial


Day 13 - Saturday, December 19, 2020
Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark / Departure
Our ship docks at Ushuaia this morning. Enjoy breakfast, and then say goodbye to your Expedition Team and ship’s crew before disembarking. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you connect to your international flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


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Ponant Le Lyrial

Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 122 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, has joined Ponant fleet in April 2015. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the our destinations and the blue light of the Vega star in the Lyra constellation. The result is a subtle variation around a palette of blues, ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves.

A refined ambiance is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat's hull, while the central sculpture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.


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• Airport transfer to hotel in Buenos Aires at the start of the tour;
• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hotel, Buenos Aires with guaranteed early check-in;
• Welcome cocktail party in Buenos Aires;
• Hotel breakfasts in Buenos Aires;
• Several Buenos Aires touring options;
• Welcome Lunch in Ushuaia at the Hotel Arakur;
• Ground transfers in Ushuaia;
• 10 nights cruise accommodations on MV Le Lyrial in cabin category of choice (based on availability);
• Private balcony with every onboard accommodation level;
• All excursions and lecture programs on board led by an experienced and professional scientific expedition team;
• Full board services (all meals) aboard MV Le Lyrial;
• Maximum personnel-to-guest ration of 1 to 1.3;
• Culinary program featuring French-inspired cuisine including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries;
• 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed;
• Complimentary expedition parka, backpack and water bottle, and use of waterproof pants, boots and trekking poles;
• Zodiac excursions led by expert naturalist driver-guides;
• Traveller’s Valet laundry service;
• All gratuities, port charges and taxes;
• Complimentary wi-fi on board and in hotels;
• Onboard services provided by an English-speaking staff, including an accredited physician;
• Post-cruise logbook;
• Full travel-tip packet, reading materials, and trip/cruise documentation
• This is a fully guided tour.


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Not Included:

• International round-trip airfare to Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE);
• Round-trip airfare between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia (economy class from $895);
• Ground transportation for sightseeing on your own (taxis, local guides, etc.);
• Meals and optional activities not specifically listed in the itinerary;
• Telephone calls, faxes, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
Travel Insurance.


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Tour Hotel

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hotel, Buenos Aires

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires HotelLocated in a plush palace in the heart of upscale Recoleta district, Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires features a spa and a fitness centre, as well as 2 restaurants and a bar. It offers rooms with marble bathrooms only 3 km from Buenos Aires city centre.

Decorated with Belle Epoque furnishing and contemporary painting, rooms at Palacio Duhau are fitted with air conditioning, heating and plasma TVs. All of them offer panoramic views, and some have fireplaces and spa baths.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hotel roomA full buffet breakfast is served daily. Argentinean specialties can be ordered at Duhau Restaurante, the main property restaurant featuring a large wine cellar. Al Fresco dinners can be enjoyed at Gioia Restaurante & Terraces, which features a private terrace overlooking the palace and its gardens.

Drinks and snacks are served at the Oak Bar, which features a wood burning fireplace and garden views. Guests are welcome to have breakfast at the Salones de Piano Nobile lounge, which opens all day and offers a la carte service.


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Trip Notes

Entry Requirements
A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Argentina. Leisure and business travelers are allowed to stay a maximum of 90 days in Argentina without a visa. In 2016, a presidential decree revoked the $160 reciprocity fee that had been in place since 2009.

Immunizations and Health
Argentina requires no vaccinations for entry. We recommend that you contact your physician or nearest travel clinic to obtain appropriate vaccinations and medications for this specific itinerary.

Exit Requirements
Departure taxes are now included in the cost of your airline ticket.


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What to Bring
Antarctica’s weather and climate are influenced by its position, elevation, the amount of snow and ice covering the surface of the continent and the lack of precipitation. The climate also varies by region and temperatures in the interior are far more extreme than coastal areas and the Antarctic Peninsula. The Peninsula experiences relatively mild temperatures during the austral summer. Between November and February temperatures can go up as high as the mid-50s, but usually average in the 30s. You will be outfitted for arctic gear as part of your tour cost.

Money Matters
In Argentina, the U.S. dollar is accepted by many tourist-oriented businesses and shops. Major credit cards such as Visa or Mastercard are accepted at larger establishments although local merchants may refuse to accept them. ATM access (with payout in pesos) is available in urban areas. If using an ATM, do so during business hours at a location inside a bank, supermarket, or large commercial building.

Le Lyrial uses the euro as its official currency. Guests can pay for incidentals with U.S. dollars as well, and exchange rates will be provided by the Purser when making payment. Cash, travelers’ checks (in euros) and credit cards are accepted as payment of onboard accounts. VISA and MasterCard are the recommended brands although American Express is accepted as well. Personal checks cannot be cashed on board and funds for cashing travelers’ checks are limited. There is no ATM access on board the ship.

For purchases on board, guests should present their key card to the cashier who in turn will swipe the card and process a charge docket for signature. The charges will automatically be transferred to your onboard account. Any personal expenses incurred onboard (including champagnes and non-house wines, boutique, laundry, communications charges, medical services and medications) will be charged to your shipboard account and presented for payment at the end of expedition.

All onboard transactions made by bank or credit card are processed via the Ponant home office in Marseille, France. Call your bank or credit card company and let them know about your travel plans and advise on board charges are processed through France to avoid having your overseas purchases viewed as suspicious. Please note when receiving your credit card statement, credit card charges from the vessel will show on your statements as charged to ‘Le Lyrial’.

We strongly encourage you purchase Travel Insurance to cover all aspects of your travel in Argentina & Antarctica.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us on an award-winning Luxury Expedition Cruise to the centerpiece of the Southern Hemisphere, cruising on the elegant Le Lyrial to extraordinary Antarctica, where towering icebergs, massive glaciers and abundant wildlife make for the adventure of a lifetime.!


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Antarctica Expedition Gay Cruise - Last Continent Prices

Cabin Category Description
Per person
$ (USD)
Per person
$ (USD)

Le Lyrial Cabin

18 m²; Private balcony; Individually-controlled air-conditioning; King-size bed or twin beds; Shower; Minibar; Flat screen; Satellite TV; Desk with stationery; Ipod players; Video on demand; Safe; Hairdryer; Bath robes; Satellite direct line telephone; 110/220 volts outlet; French bath products; 24hr room service; Internet acces wifi.

$ 12,995
(Regular $15,995)

$ 19,743
(Regular $27,490)

Le Lyrial Cabin

27 m²; Private balcony; Individually-controlled air-conditioning; King-size bed or twin beds; Shower; Minibar; Flat screen; Satellite TV; Desk with stationery; Ipod players; Video on demand; Safe; Hairdryer; Bath robes; Satellite direct line telephone; 110/220 volts outlet; French bath products; 24hr room service; Internet acces wifi; Butler service.

$ 14,995
(Regular $17,995)

$ 21,743
(Regular $31,490)

Le Lyrial Cabin

36 m²; Private balcony; Individually-controlled air-conditioning; King-size bed or twin beds; Shower; Minibar; Flat screen; Satellite TV; Desk with stationery; Ipod players; Video on demand; Safe; Hairdryer; Bath robes; Satellite direct line telephone; 110/220 volts outlet; French bath products; 24hr room service; Internet acces wifi; Butler service.

$ 15,995
(Regular $18,995)

$ 23,143
(Regular $33,290)

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Cruise prices per person with $3,000 early booking discount valid for new bookings only through March 31, 2020. 50% savings on the single supplement is valid only in stateroom categories 1 – 3.)

Min. Deposit: $2,500. Balance Due August 9, 2020

Round-trip airfare between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia additional, approx. $895 pp

Staterooms are subject to availability, and subject to change. Staterooms in higher categories are available but will not qualify for the $2,500 early booking discount for Category 4 and higher.


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