In Shackleton's Wake

Overview

In this exclusive charter, unique to Chimu Adventures, we will be trailing in the wake of the legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, who led three expeditions to the Antarctic and has become well known for his formidable rescue effort of his crew, who were stranded on Elephant island after losing their ship to the wrath of the Antarctic sea ice, back in 1917.
 
As we journey to the white continent, our planet’s last frontier, we'll explore the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, the place for both the final stages of Shackleton's quest to find help back in 1917 and his the final resting place in 1922.
 
Set amidst awe-inspiring scenery of imposing mountain ranges, beautifully carved icebergs, ice-filled channels and spectacular glaciers, you will be greeted by vast penguin colonies, seals, whales and an abundance of seabirds. Join us on the trip of a lifetime!

** Please note the following prices ar per person and special offers do not apply for inside cabins

 

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TRIP CODE
ACTSSHA
DEPARTURE
01-Mar-2020
DURATION
21 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

• One-night hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast
• Shipboard accommodation onboard Ocean Atlantic
• All meals onboard
• Tea and coffee station 24 hours
• Welcome & Farewell cocktails
• Pair of rubber boots on loan for shore landings
• All scheduled landings/shore excursions
• Guiding and lectures by expedition leader and team
• Chimu Tour Escort
• All port fees
• All landing fees
• Group transfer from hotel to ship on day 2 in Ushuaia and ship to airport or central city point upon disembarkation in Puerto Madryn


Exclusions:
• Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation cities
• Transfer to hotel on Day 1 in Ushuaia
• Soft drinks alcoholic beverages
• Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
• Gratuities for the crew (recommended US$15.00 per person per day)
• Personal expenses
• Fuel Surcharge
• Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD150,000
• Pre- or post-cruise arrangements

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

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$1,150 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 supporting of the local community. We also encourage people to explore Stanley located on the Falkland Islands and even spend a couple of extra days in Valdes Peninsula upon disembarkment. 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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