Discover Antarctica Cruise

Overview

Chimu Adventures prides itself on offering the best value cruises to Antarctica. With this voyage we are proud offer the best prices to the white continent found anywhere. Availability is strictly limited and please contact us for latest availability. Enjoy Antarctica up close and personal on this newly refurbished vessel. Step ashore and walk among the penguins and experience this incredible continent first hand. Starting from Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city, set sail across the infamous Drake Passage to the wild and untamed Antarctica. Breathtaking scenery awaits you - snow-capped mountain ranges, ice-filled channels, immense yet beautifully-shaped icebergs and spectacular glaciers. Not to mention the plethora of wildlife - from whales, seals and a huge variety of seabirds to vast penguin colonies.

** Please note prices are per person

 

TRIP CODE
ACTSDAC
DEPARTURE
15-Jan-2019
DURATION
10 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

Shipboard accommodation 

All meals onboard

All scheduled landings/excursions

Expedition jacket provided

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 

 

EXCLUSIONS:

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 sustainability 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 supporting 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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