Jewels of Antarctica

Overview

January sees the arrival of mid-summer and the Antarctic season is in full swing. Ice and snow on the peninsula begins to melt, and exposes rocky beaches, making it ideal for our Zodiac operations. Whales are arriving in large numbers and Penguin chicks will be present throughout the colonies. You will be enthralled by the different sights and sounds every day. Our journey will take place on the brand new MV Hondius, Chimu are delighted to be the charters of this incredible vessel, offering an amazing itinerary exclusive to Chimu Adventures. The trip is escorted by a Chimu Adventures tour leader, Full expedition crew and special guests to be announced.

 

 

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TRIP CODE
ACTSJOA
DEPARTURE
25-Jan-2020
DURATION
12 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 Superior
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

 

NOT INCLUDED:
Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city
Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
Travel insurance
Beverages (other than coffee and tea)

Laundry and personal expenses incurred onboard 
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$690 per person), Snow Shoeing (US$150 per person) and Camping (US$290 per person)

Previous kayaking experience is required. 

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. We are excited to use the newest ship, the MV Hondius on this voyage. This ship is not only the highest polar class ice-strengthened vessel, but also environmentally viable. On top of following strict codes of conduct outlined by SOLAS and MARPOL Convention, the vessel is specifically aligned with the Polar Code which is adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). This ensures the appropriate actions are taken regarding oil, garbage and waste to protect the pristine polar environment. The ship uses biodegradable or water-based lubricants and environmental protocol on food and cleaning waste. 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 also try to create opportunity to see research and historical sites including the former research station/now museum of Port Lockroy and engage with local history. 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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