Southern Explorer & Antarctica or v.v

From El Chalten to Ushuaia
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
  • Expedition
  • Walking
  • Cruising
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Tour Description

Explore remote Southern Patagonia and discover some of South America's finest national parks including the Los Glaciers National Park, home to some of the worlds most stunning ice formations, Torres Del Paine National Park famous for its granite pillars, lakes and mountains & Tierra Del Fuego National Park, located in one of the most Southern regions of the world. From there embark on a genuine adventure to the world's most remote wilderness! Our Antarctic expedition focuses on some of the planet's most impressive wildlife and dramatic landscapes. During our journey, our team of lecturers and guides will share their knowledge of the region's fascinating natural history. This is a voyage of intense natural beauty and a chance to be at one with the great outdoors.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
El Chalten

Arrival to El Chalten, located in the heart of the Los Galciares National Park.

Day 2
El Chalten

Get up close to the mighty Viedma Glacier. Depending on conditions you may explore magical ice caves and walk on the glacier.

Day 3
El Chalten El Calafate

A day out hiking in El Chalten, Argentina’s trekking capital, offering great views of Mount FitzRoy.

Day 4
El Calafate

Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the earths most dynamic and accessible ice fields.

Day 5
El Calafate Torres Del Paine

Head back into Chile to Torres Del Paine, South Americas finest National Park.

Day 6-8
Torres Del Paine

Breath-taking vistas await you on hikes to the Greys Glacier, French Valley and Las Torres. For non-trekkers we offer a fantastic “Torres Light” programme.

Day 9
Torres Del Paine Punta Arenas

We arrive to the port city of Punta Arenas. Enjoy a special meal that includes tasters of regional wild game.

Day 10
Punta Arenas Cerro Sombrero

Enjoy your morning exploring Punta Arenas before crossing the Straights of Magellan onto the island of Tierra Del Fuego.

Day 11
Cerro Sombrero Ushuaia

Visit a King Penguin colony on the way to Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world.

Day 12
Ushuaia

Explore Tierra Del Fuego National Park and arrive at ’the end of the road’: Lapatia Bay. Take a cruise on the Beagle Channel to view wildlife and learn of the regions history.

Day 13
Ushuaia

Embark on the cruise ship in the afternoon and sail along the famous Beagle Channel and the scenic Mackinlay Pass.

Day 14-15
Drake Passage

Named after the renowned explorer, Sir Francis Drake, who sailed these waters in 1578. Observe an amazing variety of seabirds, including many albatross, which follow in our wake.

Day 16-20
Antarctic Peninsula & the South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and Southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable. The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history will provide you with a level of excitement only experienced by the early explorers. You will have plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, together with an incredibly diverse array of wildlife.

Day 21-22
Drake Passage

We leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. Join our lecturers and naturalists on deck as we search for seabirds and whales, and enjoy some final lectures.

Day 23
Ushuaia

Disembarkation this morning. Leave Ushuaia with wonderful memories, and a new respect of our wonderful planet courtesy of Patagonia and Antarctica.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 11 nights accommodation in standard hotels and guesthouses
  • Included Copy 20 1 night in hiking refuge in Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Included Copy 20 10 nights onboard the cruise ship in C cabin
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 22 Breakfasts
  • Included Copy 20 19 Lunches
  • Included Copy 20 19 Dinners
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Fully escorted in South America in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
  • Included Copy 20 Service of an experienced tour leader as well as local guides
  • Included Copy 20 Experienced Driver/Mechanic
  • Included Copy 20 All National Park Entrance fees
  • Included Copy 20 In Antarctica, all shore excursions, activities and lectures
  • Included Copy 31 We have many Antarctica cruise options connecting with our Patagonia tours, as such itineraries may
  • Included Copy 31 The itinerary can be done in reverse
Transportation
Expedition Vehicle

Activities

  • Included Viedma Glacier Ice Trekking El Chalten
  • Included Guided Hiking in El Chalten - El Chalten
  • Included Moreno Glacier day trip including Nautical Safari El Calafate
  • Included Day Hikes/Excursions Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Included Useless Bay King Penguin Colony Tierra Del Fuego
  • Included Crossing the Straights of Magellan
  • Included Beagle Channel Boat trip Ushuaia
  • Included Tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia
  • Included All shore excursions and activities throughout the journey by zodiac
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Duration

23 days

Price from

$10,795 USD

Per person, sharing

Based On Lowest Cabin

Departure dates available on request
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