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Patagonia and the Antarctic

Experience the wonders of Antarctica, the amazing wildlife of the Chilean fjords and the scenic beauty of Patagonia on this diverse cruise. Enjoy a varied excursion programme and fascinating lectures from an onboard Expedition team.

Cruise Only - Package Possible
17 nights from £6815pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Antarctic King Penguins
  • Chin Strap Penguin, Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Chilean Fjords
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Puerto Montt

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Patagonia and the Antarctic Special Offer

From snow-capped volcanoes to massive glaciers and fjords, Antarctica offers majestic natural splendours. Explore the rugged grandeur of Patagonia, meet penguins up close in the lush Chilean fjords and enjoy exciting excursions on this unique cruise.

Starting in Ushuaia, cross the ocean to explore the wonders of Antarctica. Come ashore on isolated beaches, get close to huge colonies of penguins on Danco Island, hike in the haunting landscapes and enjoy kayak trips in untouched waters with icebergs floating by. Port Lockroy offers a peek into life on an Antarctic base in the 1950's.

The cruise continues round Cape Horn to the wild fjords of Chile. One of the most scenic national parks in the world, Torres del Paine seems almost untouched by humans. The steep valleys with snow-capped mountains make a striking contrast to an otherwise green area that is rich in wildlife. Enjoy spending time ashore at Puerto Edén and join the Expedition Team for optional kayaking, hiking and mountain climbing.

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Patagonia and the Antarctic Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Argentina's capital, stunning Buenos Aires. Explore the city on an optional City Tour.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia, where there is the opportunity to join the optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park before embarking MS Fram.

Day 3 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 4-7 - Antarctica

The wilderness of Antarctica is the last untouched place on earth, with crisp air, majestic icebergs and endless white mountain ranges. Half Moon Island is staggeringly photogenic, with the most spectacular scenery imaginable. Cuverville Island has the largest known colony of gentoo penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula. Sail through the narrow Errera Channel and see the icebergs that have been grounded in the nearby shallows. Danco Island is a breeding site ofr gentoo penguins; come ashore and explore the island, go kayaking to see the ice up close or take a trip on one of the small boats. Port Lockroy was a British station from the Second World War and is now a museum, offering an insight into life on an Antarctic base in the 1950's.

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 9 - Cape Horn (Chile)

Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America. Depending on sea and weather conditions the ship may land at this infamous rocky island.

Day 10 - Chilean Fjords in Patagonia

Sail through the Magellan Strait and the Beagle Channel to enjoy the unique fjord landscape of Chile. The snow capped mountains and green valleys are rich in wildlife; come ashore and there may be the opportunity to spot sea lions, Andean condors and several bird species that can only be found here.

Days 11-12 - Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park

One of Chile's most attractive national parks, the Torres del Paine National Park's main attraction is its colossal and unique rock formations. Enjoy hiking, glacier traversing, kayaking and landings in these breathtaking surroundings. Wildlife that might be spotted here includes llamas, pumas, chilla foxes and skunks as well as more than 100 species of birds including the black-chested buzzard eagle.

Day 13 - Puerto Eden

Visit the isolated village of Puerto Edén, whose population of just 250 includes the last remaining members of the Kawéskar people. Stroll along the pedestrian boardwalks or join the Expedition Team for hiking, mountain climbing or kayaking.

Day 14 - Chilean fjords

Enjoy the majestic mountains and beautiful scenery from the deck or the panorama lounge.

Day 15 - Puerto Montt

Enjoy wonderful views of the towering peaks of the Andes from Puerto Montt. Explore the city or join an optional excursion for a great overview of the scenery, culture and architecture of this area.

Day 16 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 17 - Valparaíso

Disembark in the colourful and poetic Valparaíso, Chile's most unusual city. Poets, painters and philosophers have long been drawn to the city, which can be enjoyed on a sightseeing tour before travelling to Santiago de Chile for an overnight hotel stay.

Day 18 - Santiago de Chile

After breakfast in the hotel the voyage comes to an end.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 17-night full-board cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
  • Pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires, post-cruise hotel stay in Santiago de Chile on B&B basis
  • Economy class flight between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires, transfer to ship in Ushuaia including orientation tour, transfer in Valparaiso to hotel in Santiago de Chile including sightseeing in Valparaiso
  • Landings and activities onboard and ashore
  • English speaking Expedition Team
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions and gratuities
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Fram
Feb 22£6915£6815

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Polar Inside cabin. Cabin upgrades are available - please call us for details
  • Single supplements available on request - please call us for details
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