Antarctica Empowered

Overview

Join us on this once-in-a lifetime journey to Antarctica with one of Australia’s greats, Kurt Fearnley AO, as our special guest.  

Three times Paralympic gold medalist and the holder of a plethora of other international medals and achievements, including Gold at the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia, and succesfully crawling the Kokoda Track, Kurt truly knows what it feels like to be on top of the world. 



Now, on this unique fundraising journey, Kurt will travel to the incredible beauty found at the end of the earth, on a quest to raise funds supporting education for people with disabilities, living marginalised areas. Antarctica is a place where no society exists, where barriers don’t box people in and being is all that matters. It is the perfect stage to springboard awareness and support for the abilities of people with disabilities.
  
“My education instilled in me the value of expectation. Expectation which I treasure to this day. When travelling internationally, I’ve seen a life without expectation and without education and that can be more disabling than any disability. I hope to play a small part to increase the participation of people with disabilities in marginalised communities around the world. And I look forward to you joining me win that journey.” Kurt Fearnley.
 
Departing from Ushuaia, this unique and exclusive fundraising journey will cross the formidable Drake Passage before spending time engulfed in the serene and ethereal surroundings of the Antarctic Peninsula, where silence is so profound you will hear your neck creak as you take in the majestic vistas of this ‘otherworldly’ locale.
 
To be a part of this exciting fundraiser all you need do is book and travel on the journey,  proceeds from berth sales will be donated to the MAD project where, working directly with Kurt Fearnley, the funds will reach education programs for people with disabilities in marginalised locations.

There will also be money-can’t-buy auction items up for grabs at the end of trip celebration, with proceeds also donated to the cause.
 
So, if travel with purpose ticks a box, if experiencing this planet’s last frontier is something you have always wanted to do then join us on this exclusive cruise and experience a journey you will never forget in the company of true greatness.   

Learn more about Kurt Fearnley
 
 

*Below prices are per person

 

 

TRIP CODE
ACANTEM
DEPARTURE
21-Feb-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 Standard
Inclusions

Arrival Semi Private (Day 1)
1 nights accommodation Superior Hotel with Breakfast

Hotel to Port Transfer (Day 2)

Shipboard accommodation

All meals onboard

All scheduled landings/excursions

A pair of boots for use during the voyage

Guiding and lectures by expedition leader and team

English-speaking expedition team

All port fees

All landing fees

Group transfer from ship to airport upon disembarkation

 

Excluded:

Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city

Visa and passport fees (if applicable)

Transfer to ship on Day 1

Travel Insurance

Beverages (other than coffee and tea)

Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board

Gratuities for the crew (recommended US$15.00 per person per day)

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request. No single supplement if willing to share.

Notes

Please note that itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions.

 

The following activities are available on this voyage, please contact us for more details:

Kayaking (US$750 per person) and Snow Shoeing (US$350 per person)

Previous kayaking experience is required.

 

Minimum age for children for this cruise is 12 years accompanied by a responsible guardian.

Price Dependent upon

Season 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 also try to create opportunity to see research and historical sites. 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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