circle south america 66 NIGHTS 2018 ARGENTINA in focus Argentina’s diverse terrain encompasses the Andes mountains, glacial lakes and the Pampas grassland – the fertile ground that gave birth to the music and dance of tango. Begin your exploration of this massive country at the southernmost city of the world, Ushuaia, and the extreme landscapes of Tierra del Fuego. This national park with hiking trails and walking paths through thick forests, inhabited by native birds and beavers, where seals, sea lions, and sea birds can be found in abundance – and you can see it all by train, via all-terrain vehicle or on horseback. Then arrive to the cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires. Rivaling Madrid or Paris for sophistication and culture, the tree-lined boulevards of fashionable Buenos Aires are home to superb restaurants, art galleries, museums, the magnificent Teatro de Colón and the brightly colored houses of La Boca barrio. Walk down Buenos Aires’ most historic neighborhood, the Recoleta of San Telmo, and listen for the passionate melodies of the tango rise from the narrow cobblestone streets. 2019 CIRCLE SOUTH AMERICA | 73 CHILEAN FJORDS WILD CHILEAN FJORDS Have you ever seen a penguin in the wild? How about standing just meters away from a whole colony? Your journey to the Chilean fjords will bring you up-close-and-personal to amazing wildlife, like Magellanic penguins, migrating blue, grey and humpback whales, elephant seals, and much more. Interested in a shorter journey? Enjoy your favorite part of the world on a 10- to 21-night voyage. See pages 74 to 77 for itineraries.