Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Overview

Join a voyage of discovery to Antarctica - our planet's last frontier - a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. Our ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising in this icy wilderness and the expert staff will ensure that you fully appreciate the majesty of all you encounter. The end result is more like a private expedition than a traditional cruise. Sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands, explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and cross below the fabled 66.5 degrees south. Experience massive rookeries of penguins shuffling across a frozen shore, pods of whales gliding through the cold waters and dramatic landscapes floating off into the distance. This trip will be like no other…… and a memory of a lifetime.

Contact us today to reserve your place.

 

TRIP CODE
ACTSQAC
DEPARTURE
21-Dec-2018 , 20-Feb-2019 , 21-Dec-2019 , 30-Jan-2020 , 01-Mar-2020
DURATION
14 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
1 night hotel accommodation in Ushuaia pre cruise 
Shipboard accommodation 
All meals onboard
All scheduled landings/excursions
Guiding and lectures by expedition leader and team 
English-speaking expedition team 
All port fees
All landing fees
Expedition jacket
A pair of boots for use during the voyage
Group arrival and departure transfers  
 
EXCLUSIONS:
Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city
Visa fees (if applicable)
Travel Insurance 
Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
Personal expenses such as laundry, onboard communication (telephonce calls, faxes, email service) 
Gratuities for the crew (recommended US$15.00 per person per day)
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. 

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 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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