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Cape Horn to the Penguins of Antarctica

15 days
14 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 7,705.00 (double occupancy)

Dates:

Jan 18, 2018 - Feb 01, 2018 
Jan 31, 2018 - Feb 14, 2018 
Feb 13, 2018 - Feb 27, 2018 

Ships & Cabins:

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Santiago de Chile

Before embarking on the voyage, you spend a night in Santiago de Chile.

Day 2  : Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas

Today you fly to Punta Arenas where your expedition ship awaits you.

Day 3  : Chilean fjords

Today we sail south in the Magellan Strait and pass Isla Tucker and then through the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel. The Chilean fjords are truly spectacular, and staying on deck to take in the views is the preferred activity.

Day 4  : Chilean fjords and Cape Horn

If the weather is favorable we will make a landing on Cape Horn, however, this is an area known for high seas and challenging conditions.

Day 5  : At sea

Prepare yourself for Antarctica with one of the films we show, by joining lectures, or with a visit to the Explorer Room.

Day 6  : At Sea

Being in Antarctica is awe-inspiring. Everything is endless and white and the oceans are full of icebergs and whales. This feeling will last until you meet the meeting the huge colonies of penguins, which may even be more astounding. As they are not afraid of humans, you will get a close look at them.

Day 7  : Antarctica

You are now in one of the most remote areas of the world. From deck there are lots of chances to see whales. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and their relics. Among the places we will see are South Shetland and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of chinstrap penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay and Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century. You can also look forward to visiting Half Moon Island, considered a jewel of diversity in the polar landscape. Come ashore and join the Expedition Team to explore the impressive Antarctica scenery and get a close look at thousands of penguins and seals, and enjoy kayaking and visits to the most interesting places. On board we offer several lectures and ‘scientific experiments’ for Young Explorers Antarctica.

Day 8  : Your voyage continues in Antarctica

Day 9  : Your voyage continues in Antarctica

Day 10  : Your voyage continues in Antarctica

Day 11  : Your voyage continues in Antarctica

Day 12  : At sea

After six exciting days in Antarctica, we spend a day recapping our experiences, having fun in the Explorer Room, or just relaxing on deck.

Day 13  : Cape Horn and Chilean fjords

If we didn’t go ashore on Cape Horn on our way south we will try again today, or visit Puerto Williams, which is home to an interesting museum of anthropology and remains of ancient Indian campsites.

Day 14  : Chilean fjords

We sail through the Chilean fjords and enjoy a day of wild nature and impressive sights. We will find a great place to land, surrounded by wilderness and glaciers. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner.

Day 15  : Punta Arenas / Santiago de Chile

The voyage ends when we reach Punta Arenas, and it is time to say goodbye to all your new friends and the crew. After debarkation we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Santiago de Chile.