Antarctica Classic

Overview

A true adventure to the world's most remote wilderness, a world of immense scale and visual splendour! Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light – the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Our 11-day Antarctica Classic expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the planet's most impressive wildlife and most dramatic landscapes. Encounter whales, huge icebergs, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes that few have ever witnessed. Throughout the voyage, our team of lecturers and guides will share their knowledge of the region's remarkable natural history.

TRIP CODE
ACTSACL
DEPARTURE
12-Dec-2018 , 30-Jan-2019 , 04-Mar-2019 , 13-Mar-2019 , 22-Nov-2019 , 12-Dec-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 13-Mar-2020
DURATION
11 Days
LOCATIONS
Antarctica

Itinerary

Please note that the above itinerary is just a guide. Antarctica cruises are subject to weather, ice and other local conditions, as such, the actual itinerary is determined as the cruise progresses.

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Cabin on ship.
Inclusions

9 nights Shipboard accommodation 

1 night hotel accommodation in Ushuaia

Use of the library, gym and sauna

On board lectures and exhibits

Expeditions on Zodiac boats

10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners 

Arrival and departure transfers. *Departure transfer to the airport, Albatros Hotel or central location where luggage can be stored*

Insulated waterproof boots supplied 
Expedition parka

 

NOT INCLUDED:
Airfares
Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
Travel insurance
Beverages 
Personal expenses such as laundry and on board communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service)
Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 150,000
Staff gratuities
Pre or post-cruise travel expenses

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

No single surcharge if willing to share (Category 1,2 and 3 cabin classes only).

Notes

Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. We can place a hold on a cabin without deposit for up to 4 days.

Price Dependent upon

Departure date and availability.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures is passionate and dedicated to sustainbility measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

A trip to the Antarctic is a completely different experience and quite unlike any other trip you have probably been on. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in this vulnerable ecosystem. We are fully compliant with all rules set down by the IAATO and all activities are governed by the Antarctic Treaty System. We carefully select all ships we work with and choose them for their small size as this creates far less impact on shore landings with wildlife. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller boats such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste, and all waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal, unlike some of the larger ships which do not facilitate this. This trip begins in Ushuaia where you will have time to sample local food and shop at local boutiques which we encourage individuals to take part in for experience and in support of the local community. We discourage the buying of souvenirs made from endangered species or wrongfully taken from the environment i.e. shells. Our pre-departure pack provides you with all the information required for your tour, from what to take with you to practical advice about how to minimise your impact on the Antarctic environment. This pack highlights initiatives such as waste reduction, and how to appropriately engage with wildlife and the environment around you.

For more information visit our sustainability page.

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