Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands

From Santiago to Santiago
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • South Georgia & The Falkland Islands
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

This 20-day itinerary is one for the wildlife and landscape enthusiasts. Starting and ending in Chile’s vibrant capital, Santiago, it will take you to the incredible fjords of Patagonia, the wilderness of Antarctica, below the Polar circle if the elements allow and finally on to the raw and rugged Falklands.  This is an epic journey which combines three wild landscapes and will allow you to see wildlife such as penguins, whales, seals and albatrosses. This is a true adventure with ice cruising and exciting landing activities.

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Visit the capital of the Falklands and explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area.

Landings and ice cruising to get close to the surreal beauty of Antarctica guided by our Expedition Team.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Santiago

On your first day, you will arrive at your accommodation in Santiago.

Day 2
Santiago Punta Arenas

Fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas where the hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen awaits, ready for your expedition cruise to Antarctica.

Day 3
Scenic Beagle Channel

Enjoy cruising the scenic Beagle Channel, surrounded by mountains plunging straight into the icy water. This wild and remote area seems almost undisturbed by humans. Take in the isolated islands, hidden bays and rich wildlife that create one the world´s most beautiful landscapes.

Day 4-5
Cape Horn & Drake Passage

As the southernmost point of South America, Cape Horn ranks among the most iconic places on Earth. If conditions allow, we will make a landing here before traversing the famed Drake Passage to Antarctica. Enjoy lectures in our Science Center and all the amenities of our state-of-the-art hybrid-powered expedition ship on the crossing.

Day 6-14
Antarctica

Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder. Ninety per cent of the world´s ice is here, in some places up to 4,000 metres thick, covering the landmass. In winter, sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, it is a fertile breeding ground for millions of penguins, seals and whales.

As outlined in the Antarctic Treaty, this is a continent dedicated to peace, science and tourism. No human activity is permitted that alters the perfect natural balance that has evolved through millennia without interference. That´s why we follow very strict environmental rules. We want to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures!

This is a true wilderness, so our experienced captain will work with the conditions to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

We will attempt landings on several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to show you the diversity of the wildlife and landscape of the region.

On this special voyage, we hope to cross the Polar Circle at 66°33’ south, far beyond the limit of most cruises in Antarctica, venturing far into the areas that are permanently iced down and unnavigable in the winter.

Whenever opportunities arise, our Expedition Team will take you for landings and ice cruising to get close to the surreal beauty of Antarctica.

It´s hard to sum up the power of the experience. As a well-known quote from veteran Antarctic travellers puts it: “If you can describe Antarctica with words, you have probably never been there.”

Day 15-16
Lectures & Observing Wildlife

After exploring this unforgettable continent, we set course for the Falkland Islands, which consist of two large islands and around 700 smaller isles. There is fascinating history here, as Captain John Strong of HMS Welfare made the first recorded landing in 1690.

Our Expedition Team will hold fascinating lectures in our Science Center, and point out wildlife from our outer decks.

Day 17-18
At the Edge of Antarctica

We arrive at a colourful English village, a powerful contrast to white Antarctica, with red phone boxes, red buses and old pubs. Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, is inviting and a good size for roaming the streets on foot. Or you can join an excursion to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area.

The Falklands are teeming with wonders of nature, with fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons and stunning white-sand beaches. Bird lovers will appreciate West Point Island, an avian paradise with penguins, albatrosses and geese.

Day 19
The Magellan Strait

As we complete the loop of the Magellan Strait, we will have a recap of everything we have experienced on this expedition cruise in the Science Center. Make sure you spend some time on deck looking for wildlife.

Day 20
Punta Arenas Santiago

We arrive back in Punta Arenas in the morning. After the flight back to Santiago de Chile, you can extend your vacation with a Post-programme adventure to experience more of this impressive region.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 One night in Santiago before the voyage including breakfast
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals aboard
  • Included Copy 20 Free tea and coffee
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Transfer hotel to airport in Santiago
  • Included Copy 20 Return economy flights Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas
  • Included Copy 20 Transfer airport to ship including city tour and lunchbox + Transfer ship to airport in Punta Arenas
  • Included Copy 20 Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanying landings
  • Included Copy 20 Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Included Copy 20 Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Included Copy 7 Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Included Copy 7 International flights
  • Included Copy 7 Optional Excursions and Gratuities
  • Included Copy 7 Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Included Copy 7 Luggage handling
  • Included Copy 7 Travel insurance
Transportation
MS Roald Amundsen | Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

530 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Small boat tours
  • Included Kayaking
  • Included Hiking
  • Included Wildlife Observation
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Duration

20 days

Price from

$12,255 USD

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