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Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

11 Days FROM USD 9,775 15 % off!

Overview

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These Fly/Sail itineraries feature the best of Antarctica and allow for more exploration, with only one crossing of the Drake Passage. Get up close with iridescent icebergs, vast colonies of Adelie and gentoo penguins, as well as islands that are alive with leopard seals busy with courtship, bustling penguins and maybe feeding whales!

 

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Optional Activities : Kayaking Photography Snorkelling Camping Snowshoeing Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Trip Code: ACAUAEPU

Location: Antarctica

Ship: Greg Mortimer

CRUISE ITINERARY

Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your downtown hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure before a group briefing about tomorrow’s flight.

The next day we transfer to Punta Arenas airport for our charter flight to King George Island. Please remember that we are flying to in very remote areas and flight schedules are dependent on weather, both in Punta Arenas & King George Island.

Punta Arenas to King George Island - Day 1 & 2

The Antarctic Peninsula’s western flanks offer long days and relatively ice-free waters. We visit historic huts and Zodiac cruise through narrow straits and majestic icebergs, and if we’re lucky, whale watch from the bow of the ship. A few landing points we hope to visit include Half Moon Bay, Lemaire Channel, Hydrurga Rocks and more.

We hope to visit the large Adélie and gentoo penguin colonies of Brown Bluff or Paulet Island, and fossil-rich Seymour Island. We may hike to spectacular vantage points on Beak or Devil Islands; large tabular icebergs and volcanic scenery create long lasting memories. Wherever we go, wildlife, Heroic Age relics and haunting landscapes await.

Antarctic Peninsula - Day 3 to 8

Relax and reminisce as we cross the Drake Passage, bound for South America. On the journey our expedition team recap all the incredible things we’ve witnessed, or look out for albatross or whales along the way, or perhaps you’ll find a quiet moment place to review the hundreds of photos taken.

Drake Passage - Day 9 & 10

After breakfast, bid a fond farewell to your fellow passengers as we all continue our onward journeys, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature.

NOTE: Please advise your Reservations Consultant or travel agent if you require an airport transfer, so it can be booked in advance. The departure airport transfer is not included in your voyage cost and will be at an additional charge.

Ushuaia
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Pricing & date

Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia from USD 9,775
Departing Ending Duration
25 Jan 2020 04 Feb 2020 11
13 Jan 2021 23 Jan 2021 11
01 Mar 2021 11 Mar 2021 11
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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Photography

Photography

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Camping

Camping

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Important Information

    • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
    • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
    • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
    • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
    • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
    • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
    • Access to our onboard doctor and basic medical services
    • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
    • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
    • Comprehensive pre-departure information
    • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage
    • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

     

    Exclusions

    • International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified
    • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Airport arrival or departure taxes
    • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
    • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
    • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
    • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
    • Optional activity surcharges
    • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

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  • Season and availability

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

As a member of IAATO we follow guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants

We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. 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. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE