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South America and Antarctica

17 days
16 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 7,265.00 (double occupancy)

Dates:

Feb 26, 2018 - Mar 14, 2018 

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Itinerary:

Day 1  : Santiago de Chile, Chile

Your adventure starts with an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile. Take some time to enjoy this lively city before flying to Punta Arenas.

Day 2  : Santiago de Chile and Puntas Arenas

Today you will fly to Punta Arenas where your expedition ship is awaiting you. Once on board, there is a welcome-on-board dinner.

Day 3  : Chilean fjords

Gather on deck to see a little island called Isla Tucker. It is famous for its colony of Magellanic penguins, birds, dolphins, and sea lions. Then we sail through the narrow Canal Gabriel.

Day 4  : Chilean fjords

The Chilean fjords are usually a big surprise, with their huge mountains and vast wilderness. And the surprise doesn’t diminish when we enter the Garibaldi Fjord and see the two huge glaciers at the end of the fjord. We take our small boats out for a closer look, and explore the area and the wildlife.

Day 5  : Chilean fjords/Tierra del Fuego

Cape Horn is on the southernmost tip of South America and a legend among seafarers. If the weather is favorable we will go ashore. However, this is an area known for high seas and challenging conditions.

Day 6  : At Sea

A day at sea means participating in all the activities on board. Enjoy scientific fun in the Explorer Room or join in on our lectures for some first-class ‘edutainment’.

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, and old whaling stations and their relics. We will have landings at several places and among the places we will see are Yankee Harbour and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of gentoo penguins.

Day 8  : Antarctica

Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers of the past. When the storms were at their worst, this is where the whalers came to seek shelter.

Day 9  : Antarctica

Staggeringly photogenic and blessed with some of the most spectacular Antarctic scenery imaginable, Half Moon Island is a glittering gem. Go ashore with the Expedition Team to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery, penguins, and fur 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 10  : Continue your voyage in Antarctica

Day 11  : At sea

Enjoy a day at sea, recapping our experiences, exchanging stories of our experiences, photos, and films with your fellow adventurers, or have fun in the Explorer Rom or simply relax on deck.

Day 12  : Falkland Islands

Stanley is a very small town and the capital of the Falkland Islands. If you want to explore the city by yourself it’s easy to do so on foot.

Day 13  : Falkland Islands

New Island is an beautiful island, with white-sand beaches and turquoise water. Except for the temperature, it could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean island. We will pass an old shipwreck on our way ashore to enjoy a day among the penguins, seals, and elephant seals.

Day 14  : Falkland Islands

We offer several excursions to see the penguins, hike in the beautiful landscape, or kayak in the pristine waters.

Day 15  : At sea

The last days on board are spent crossing the Drake Passage and sailing along the coast of Argentina.

Day 16  : At sea

Spend time with family, old friends, new friends, and our friendly Expedition Team and crew, and enjoy the farewell dinner of the last evening.

Day 17  : Montevideo

Our voyage ends in Montevideo.