Antarctica, Chile

Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn & Antarctica

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Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn and Antarctica 15 days aboard MS Midnatsol

Boarding ship in Punta Arenas, sail through the southern Chilean fjords and on to Antarctica, where you will enjoy spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife sightings both from the ship and during Zodiac excursions and landings. Hope to go ashore at legendary Cape Horn on the way. A superb polar experience.

No Single Supplements on this voyage - please ask for details.

Highlights

  • Spectacular polar scenery
  • Myriad birds and marine wildlife
  • Exciting Zodiac landings and excursions
  • Call at Cape Horn

What's Included

  • Overnight hotel in Santiago, including breakfast
  • Transfer hotel - airport in Santiago
  • Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas and return
  • Transfers in Punta Arenas and orientation tour
  • Full board accommodation on ship
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Landings with tender boats and activities onboard and ashore
  • Wind & water resistant jacket
  • Loan of rubber boots
14 nights 20/11/2017 - 04/12/2017
From Only £4,402pp
John Swindell
John Swindell
Antarctica, Chile Specialist

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ITINERARY

14 Nights   15 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • 1 | Santiago
  • 2 | Punta Arenas
  • 3-5 | Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn
  • 6 | At Sea
  • 7-11 | Antarctica
  • Day 12 | At Sea
  • 13-14 | Cape Horn & Chilean Fjords
  • Day 15 | Punta Arenas & Santiago
1Day

Santiago

Arrive at any time and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay including breakfast.

2Day

Punta Arenas

Morning flight to Punta Arenas. Transfer to ship and set sail towards the Chilean fjords

3-5Days

Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn

We start the adventure by sailing past Isla Tucker and through the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel. Seeing the Patagonian coast from the seaside is incredible, and sailing in the fjords here will leave you short of superlatives.When we enter the last part of Garibaldi Fjord, we encounter the beautiful Garibaldi glaciers. The mountains and valleys are steep with snow on top of the mountains and valleys green with a lot of wildlife. Come ashore and maybe we will see sea lions, Andean condors and several other birds only found here. There will be an Argentinean wine tasting one evening.

At almost 56 degrees south, Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America. When ranking the mythical places on Earth, Cape Horn is high on the list. Before the Panama Canal, seafarers had to pass this infamous rocky island in order to cross from one side of the Americas to the other. We will do our best to make a landing on Cape Horn – however, this is an area known for high seas and challenging conditions and if we make it this will be a great achievement.

6Day

At Sea

Spend time on deck watching for birds and marine mammals and enjoy the first of your programme of expert lectures.

7-11Days

Antarctica

Come ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery, penguins and fur seals. From deck there are lots of chances of seeing whales as well. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. You are in one of the most remote areas of the world, but trust us when we say that you will not be bored for one single second.  Some of the places we will see are the South Shetlands and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay. Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century. You can also look forward to visiting Half Moon Island, considered a jewel of diversity in the polar landscape. Join the expedition team and explore Antarctica with landings to get a close look at thousands of penguins and seals, enjoy kayaking and visits to the most interesting places. On board there are several lectures and “scientific experiments” for Young Explorers Antarctica.

12Day

At Sea

Relax and enjoy on board facilities and spend time on deck spotting birds and looking for whales.





13-14Days

Cape Horn & Chilean Fjords

If we didn’t go ashore on Cape Horn on our way south we will try again today, or visit Puerto Williams, that is home to an interesting museum of anthropology and remains of ancient Indian campsites.

On day 14, we sail through the Chilean fjords and enjoy a day of wild nature and impressive sights. We will find a great place to land, surrounded by wilderness and glaciers. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner.

15Day

Punta Arenas & Santiago

Arrive and transfer to airport for flight to Santiago

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