Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, Falklands

Patagonia, Falklands & Antarctica

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

Patagonia, Falklands & Antarctica 18 days aboard MS Midnatsol

An exceptional opportunity to sample both the Argentinean and Chilean sides of Patagonia plus the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula - all in one voyage on board a comfortable expedition ship. Spectacular scenery and amazing and varied marine and avian wildlife. A unique polar experience.

Highlights

  • Beautiful Valdes Peninsula
  • Amazing Falkland Islands
  • Spectacular polar scenery
  • Myriad birds and marine wildlife
  • Exciting Zodiac landings and excursions
  • Call at Cape Horn
  • Dramatic Chilean fjords

What's Included

  • Overnight hotel in Montevideo, including breakfast
  • Transfer hotel - ship in Montevideo and orientation tour
  • Flight Punta Arenas to Santiago
  • Transfer ship to airport in Punta Arenas 
  • 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
17 nights 22/10/2017 - 08/11/2017
From Only £4,441pp
Gillian Landells
Gillian Landells
Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, Falklands Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, Falklands. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

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ITINERARY

17 Nights   18 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • 1-2 | Montevideo
  • 3 | At Sea
  • 4-5 | Valdes Peninsula
  • 6 | At sea
  • 7-9 | Falkland Islands
  • 10 | At Sea
  • 11-14 | Antarctica
  • 15 | At Sea
  • 16-17 | Cape Horn & Chilean Fjords
  • 18 | Punta Arenas & Santiago
1-2Days

Montevideo

Arrive at any time and transfer to your hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis. Visit the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th century buildings, the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio with its numerous theatres, museums and art galleries, and the stretch of white, sandy beaches surrounding the city.

On day 2, embark ship and set sail in the afternoon

3Day

At Sea

Spend time on deck looking for birds and marine mammals as we head south. Enjoy the first of our series of expert lectures.

4-5Days

Valdes Peninsula

This is one of the wildlife highlights of Argentina. The Valdes Peninsula is a wildlife reservation that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is home to some of the country's richest wildlife, with elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, the southern right whale and a great variety of birds.

We will also pay a visit to the interesting city of Puerto Madryn.

6Day

At sea

Spend time on deck looking for birds and marine mammals as we head south. Enjoy the first of our series of expert lectures.



7-9Days

Falkland Islands

The Falklands Islands consist of two large islands and around 700 smaller ones with an estimated 3,000 inhabitants. As we reach the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands you will see remote farms that have been family owned for six or seven generations. The sheep graze alongside immense colonies of albatross and rockhopper, penguins while predatory striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese forage at the water’s edge. We will visit a local family and enjoy cakes and refreshments.

The Falklands are teeming with wonders of wildlife and nature. This is an unpolluted environment with fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons, vast open spaces and stunning white sand beaches. Stanley, the islands’ capital, makes a wonderful starting point for the various excursions we offer in the area. The town is easy enough to discover in a day on foot as shops and services are all centred on the port, including Stanley's lively pubs.

10Day

At Sea

Spend time on deck looking for birds and marine mammals as we head south. Enjoy the first of our series of expert lectures.





11-14Days

Antarctica

Now you are in one of the most remote areas of the world! Among the places we will see are Cuverville Island, home to one of the largest known colonies of gentoo penguins; Neko Harbour, beautifully located in the inner part of Andvord Bay; Paradise Harbour, which got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century and Wilhelmina Bay.The Antarctic Sound offers an astounding assortment of floating ice, whilst Brown Bluff is recognisable by the cliffs that dominate the landscape, soaring at 750 metres. Come ashore and join our expedition team to see see the penguins, seals and maybe whales up close, enjoy field days, kayaking and exploring the waters and ice in small boats. After exploring this superlative-exhausting continent, we set course for South America again. 

15Day

At Sea

We cross the renowned Drake Passage followed by petrels and albatrosses.





16-17Days

Cape Horn & Chilean Fjords

When ranking the mythical places on Earth, Cape Horn is high on the list.  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.

As we set course for Punta Arenas, we sail through some of the wildest and most impressive landscapes anywhere on earth. The Chilean fjords are deep with high mountains and glaciers calving into the sea. Enjoy the amazing views from deck, or come ashore to explore the area like Darwin did more than 180 years ago. 

18Day

Punta Arenas & Santiago

Arrive and transfer to airport for flight to Santiago

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What Our Customers
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Ann Macleod, Scotland Peggy & Thomas, Belgium Robert Hickinbotham, Pulheim, Germany Dave Martin, North Wales James and Pamela Chapman, Halifax David Coard, Exeter, UK Dr Lorna Mairs, Hampshire, UK Lucy and Simon Stern, Sussex, UK Shiyang Liu, Beijing, China Peter Reid, Lincoln, UK Celia Hills, Orkney Islands, UK Steve Sutton, Merseyside, UK Molly Quackenbush, Virginia, USA Sophie & Francois Couture, Quebec, Canada Mike and Berry Poulter, East Sussex, UK Jo Arden, London, UK
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We had the time of our lives on board ship...if anybody wants to go to Antarctica, we will certainly advise to go with you.
Huge congratulations to you and all the team for the perfect organisation throughout the trip. From the early planning to the last transfer, everything went without a hitch.
Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
The adventure really was a 'trip of a lifetime' and we are so glad we tagged an extra day in Buenos Aires at either end and that we went Premium Economy, it made all the difference. The ship Sea Explorer was exactly as Simon had described and was very comfortable. South Georgia was the highlight but we were surprised how much wildlife there was to see on the Falklands and we might well book one of your nature trips to the Falklands in the future.
I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.
• I wanted to send you a quick thank you email. We had a fantastic trip, the boat, staff, scenery, itinerary, and pretty much everything else was incredible! Thank you so much for arranging the cabin upgrade, we were delighted to have our own room! We had a really brilliant time, and wanted to say thanks so much for being so helpful throughout, we're lucky to have found you.
We had a very special experience organized by you in Feb, especially the wedding in Antarctica and our stay in Patagonia. Thank you.
Many thanks for all you help with our polar trip which exceeded all expectations. We will certainly recommend your company and seriously consider yourselves for future trips.
I just want to thank you for all your help with my Ross Sea trip. It was really the trip of a lifetime & the ship & crew were excellent.
Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.
I'm sure you get plenty of compliments, but I just want to follow up telling you what a great time we had on the MS Expedition Antarctica Classic cruise. We were very pleased with all of the staff, on the ground and on the ship. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. We greatly appreciated their experience and expertise. Their very careful attention to all of the environmental rules and precautions should also be lauded. Thank you for all of your service and attention. If we're planning on one of the other regions that you serve, we'll definitely be in touch!!
We would like to thank you with all our heart for our fabulous trip. It was amazing. Everything was perfect. I recommend Antarctica and South America to everybody. Doing business with you was also a great experience. You are the best travel agent I ever met. I hope to have the chance to do business with you again in the future.
We've just got back from out trip to Patagonia and the Antarctic and want to say a big thank you to all of you at Wildfoot but specifically you, Tina and Sara, for organising our trip and sorting out all my queries before we went. You've all been thoroughly professional - and friendly with it. I always get concerned that hotels won't have received the booking, the air e-tickets won't be recognised or luggage ends up somewhere other that where we are, but I didn't need to worry as everything was well planned in advance and the various elements, air travel, two cruises, hotels etc, fitted seamlessly. You can take this as a 10 out of 10 satisfaction rating and recommendation for your company. You will certainly be my 'go to' provider if we ever do anything similar in the future. Thanks once again for our trip of a lifetime.
I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for your help with my trip. It was the best two weeks of my life! MS Expedition was amazing – their itinerary, their crew, their spirit. It was truly exceptional.One of the best things was how they arranged the rooms, I just had the best roommates and that really made a big difference to the trip. We got to see some fast ice and got out to walk on it – literally walking on the frozen sea. Amazing! I am saving for my next trip and I would not dream of going with anyone but you guys again. Good work! A dream very much come true.

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