Explore: Chile Fjords, Antarctica & Falklands

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Tour Description

This 18-day adventure takes you through the spectacular Chilean fjords, past glaciers, isolated islands, hidden bays and Patagonian wilderness before a possible landing at iconic Cape Horn (weather permitting). Sail in the wake of the great explorers to experience the Chilean fjords, the Falklands and majestic Antarctica in one extraordinary expedition cruise. Enjoy chances to see wildlife like penguins, whales and seals amidst icebergs and stunning natural beauty. Along the way, our Expedition Team leads exciting ice-cruising and landing activities to guarantee an unforgettable voyage

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Cruise amongst huge pods of whales

Visit one of the most iconic places at the edge of the world the Cape Horn (weather permitting)

Cruise through the icy waters of wild and remote Beagle Channel

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Santiago

Your adventures starts with an overnight stay in Santiago. Please make your own way to the hotel (to be advised closer to travel). Spend the evening at your leisure and discover Santiago's charm.

We recommend you arrive in Buenos Aires 1 or two days prior to allow time to explore this wonderful city. Please talk to your Travel Advisor for more details

The capital of Chile is exciting and diverse. There is a lot to discover here, from the Andean glaciers at the city borders, tall mountains and skyscrapers to quiet parks, colonial architecture, bohemian quarters and the fast-flowing Mapacho River. Your adventure starts with an overnight hotel stay here.

NOTE: 24 November 2021 is a special Solar Eclipse departure

Day 2
Fly Santiago to Punta Arenas - Embarkation Day

Fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas to join a city tour before embarking on MS Roald Amundsen for your expedition to Antarctica.

Optional day tours can be booked. Please ask your travel advisor for more details. Limited availability. Additional costs may apply.

Dinner this evening is included

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.

All meals included

Day 4-5
Cape Horn and the Drake Passage

Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America, and we will do our best to make a landing here. MS Roald Amundsen will then cross the famed Drake Passage to Antarctica. On the way, enjoy fascinating lectures from our Expedition Team in the Science Center and take advantage of the Wellness area and other onboard amenities.

All meals included

Day 6-12
Antarctica - Beautiful Beyond Description

Antarctica is wilderness on a massive scale. It is home to 90 per cent of the world´s ice, reaching up to 4,000 metres in thickness. Winter sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, Antarctica is a breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals.

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

Our captain and Expedition Team will take advantage of the often-ideal conditions to take you ice-cruising, and to come ashore on landings for exciting activities. You may have the chance to kayaks the icy waters in the company of whales, hike or even tent camp on the world´s most isolated continent.

It´s hard to sum up all that an expedition cruise to Antarctica will give you. As a well-known quote from veteran Antarctic travellers puts it: “If you can describe Antarctica with words, you have probably never been there.”

All meals included

Day 13
Lectures and Scanning for Wildlife on Deck

After exploring this unforgettable continent, we set course for the Falkland Islands. Our Expedition Team will brief you about the history and biology of the Islands, point out wildlife from our outer decks and scout for the Albatrosses that often guide our way.

All meals included

Day 14-16
Falkland Islands - At the Edge of Antarctica

After the wilderness of Antarctica, enjoy the contrast provided by Stanley, with red phone boxes, red buses and old pubs. The capital is good size for roaming the streets on foot, or you can join an excursion to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area. We will be docked here throughout the day.

The Falklands are teeming with wonders of nature, with fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons and stunning white sand beaches.

As we reach the westernmost outposts in the Falklands, you will see remote farms that have been family-owned for generations. We may go ashore on Carcass Island - an avian paradise with ducks, geese, penguins, albatrosses, caracaras and wrens. We hope to go ashore for exploring, hiking or taking a closer look at the birds.

Included activity:
Stanley self guided walk (1 - 2 hrs)

Take a short self-guided walk to get insight into life in the Falklands. Start at the historic Jubilee Villa gardens where local flora and fauna are found, stroll along Ross Road and visit Christchurch cathedral and the Whalebone Arch before proceeding to the Historic Dockyard Museum. Take the tour as part of a group or on an individual basis.

Optional day tours can be booked. Please ask your travel advisor for more details. Limited availability. Additional costs may apply.

All meals included

Day 17
The Magelan Strait

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

All meals included

Day 18
Disembark in Punta Arenas - Fly to 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 voyage extension to experience the impressive region.

Own arrangements upon arrival back at Santiago Airport.

We recommend booking at least 1 or 2 nights in Santiago to ensure international flight connections meet. Flight times are not advised prior to travel.

NOTE:
We offer unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 16 nights onboard MS Roald Amundsen in Polar Outside Cabin
  • Included Copy 20 1 night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Santiago
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Included Copy 20 All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
  • Included Copy 20 Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Group transfers in Santiago on day 2 & in Ushuaia on Day 2 and 18
  • Included Copy 20 Return economy flights Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers in Punta Arenas including an orientation tour
  • Included Copy 20 Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Included Copy 20 All tours mentioned with professional English speaking guide (subject to weather conditions)
  • Included Copy 20 Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanying landings
  • Included Copy 20 Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment neededfor optional and included activities
  • Included Copy 20 Free Wi-fi on board for all guests. Limited connection due to remote location. No Streaming
  • Included Copy 31 Rejuvenating wellness areas: treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track, gym, sauna
  • Included Copy 31 Gratuities not expected
  • Included Copy 7 International flights, Travel Insurance, additional pre/post cruise arrangements not included
  • Included Copy 7 Optional kayaking, camping, glacier walks/long hikes -subject to weather conditions. Additional cost
Transportation
MS Roald Amundsen | Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

530 (500 in Antarctica) Passengers

Activities

  • Included Stanley - Community Walk
  • Included Optional kayaking, camping, glacier walks/long hikes -subject to weather conditions. Additional cost
  • Included Hiking opportunities
  • Included Stanley - Falklands Nature Trek (additional costs, limited availability)
  • Included Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon Tour (additional costs, limited availability)
  • Included Stanley - Scenic air tour (additional costs, limited availability)
  • Included Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights tour (additional costs, limited availability)
  • Included Wildlife observation
  • Included Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks
  • Included Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
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Duration

18 days

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$14,802 USD

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