Round the Horn via Antarctica 18 days
Antarctica, Chile

Round the Horn via Antarctica

Round the Horn via Antarctica 18 days aboard MS Fram

An exceptional expedition starting in Ushuaia and sailing down to Antarctica and returning via Cape Horn to South America and traversing the fjords and lakelands of Chilean Patagonia before disembarking at the World Heritage port of Valparaiso.

Highlights

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

What's Included

  • Cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • One hotel night in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
  • One hotel night in Santiago de Chile after the voyage including breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Return economy flights between Buenos Aires Ushuaia 
  • Transfer in Ushuaia including orientation tour
  • Transfer from ship in Valparaiso to hotel in Santiago de Chile including orientation tour in Valparaiso
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats and activities onboard and ashore
  • Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanying landings and activities
  • Free rubber boot rental service on board
17 nights 22/02/2018 - 11/03/2018
From Only £5,994pp
Gillian Landells
Gillian Landells
Antarctica, Chile Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Antarctica, Chile. 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.

ITINERARY

17 Nights   18 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • 1 | Buenos Aires
  • 2 | Ushuaia
  • 4-5 | At Sea
  • 5-7 | Antarctica
  • 8 | At Sea
  • 9-10 | Cape Horn & Chilean Fjords
  • 11-12 | Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine
  • 13-14 | Puerto Eden and Fjords
  • 15 | Puerto Montt
  • 16 | At Sea
  • 17-18 | Valparaiso & Santiago
Buenos Aires
1Day

Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time and transfer to your hotel. Take an optional city tour or just enjoy this vibrant city on your own.

Ushuaia
2Day

Ushuaia

Morning flight to Ushuaia. Time to take an optional excursion before boarding and setting sail in the evening.

At Sea
4-5Days

At Sea

Crossing the renowned Drake Passage watching for birds and whales from deck and enjoying the first of our programme of expert lectures.

Antarctica
5-7Days

Antarctica

As we reach Antarctica you will be overwhelmed by this endless white wilderness full of vistas of nature and wildlife. Staggeringly photogenic and blessed with some of the most spectacular Antarctic scenery imaginable, Half Moon Island is a glittering gem amongst these island treasures. Cuverville Island boasts the largest known colony of gentoo penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula. We will sail through the narrow Errera Channel, to and from Cuverville, and see the icebergs that have become trapped and grounded in the nearby shallows. Danco Island lies peacefully amongst the icebergs in the Errera Channel, just a few hundred yards from the Antarctic mainland, and is a breeding site for gentoo penguins. Come ashore and explore with us, go kayaking to see the ice up close or take a trip on one of our small boats. Port Lockroy is a British station which offers a peek into life on an Antarctic base in the 1950's. Pleneau is situated just south of the Lemaire Channel and is a beautiful landing site, with many stranded icebergs in the bay area. 

At Sea
8Day

At Sea

Enjoy expert lectures and watch for wildlife from deck.

Cape Horn & Chilean Fjords
9-10Days

Cape Horn & Chilean Fjords

At almost 56 degrees south, Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America, and one of the most mythical places on Earth. 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 land on Cape Horn, an area known for high seas and challenging conditions. Landing on Cape Horn will be a true highlight of your voyage.

During these days we will sail through the Magellan Strait, the Beagle Channel and Chilean fjords. The snow-capped mountains and steep valleys make a striking contrast to an otherwise very green area that is rich in wildlife. Come ashore and you look for sea lions, Andean condors and several bird species that can only be found here. 

Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine
11-12Days

Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine

Puerto Natales is the gateway to the world-renowned Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most attractive national parks in Chile. Its main attraction, the "towers" themselves, is the impressive eponymous rock formation. The towers are made up of the Torre Central (9,186 feet high), Torre Sur (9,350 feet) and Torre Norte (7,375 feet). Enjoy hiking, glacier traversing, kayaking and landings in these amazing surroundings. This diversity of environments here has led to a very rich fauna and flora. While we are here you might see llamas, pumas, chilla foxes and skunks in addition to more than 100 species of birds like the Andean condor and black-chested buzzard eagle. 

Puerto Eden and Fjords
13-14Days

Puerto Eden and Fjords

After an unforgettable cruise through the Patagonian archipelago, you will be enchanted by the unique village of Puerto Edén. Known for its geographical isolation, its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people. Stroll among the laneways or join the Expedition Team for hiking, mountain climbing or kayaking. 

Continue cruising north and enjoying the scenery from the comfort of the deck and lounge.

Puerto Montt
15Day

Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt boasts great views of the ocean and the towering peaks of the Andes. Coming ashore on one of our excursions will give you a great overview of the scenery, culture and architecture of this area. You can also explore this city on your own. 

At Sea
16Day

At Sea

Relax and enjoy the scenery and ship board facilities as you cruise towards Valparaiso.

Valparaiso & Santiago
17-18Days

Valparaiso & Santiago

Arrive in Valparaiso and enjoy a sightseeing tour before heading off to Santiago for overnight stay. 

After breakfast on day 18, our tour comes to an end.

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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 Mr Neil Morrison, 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.
I hope you’re well. I wanted to drop you a line to say we are back from Antarctica and had a wonderful time with Ponant. The trip exceeded our expectations in every respect, and I haven’t yet found enough superlatives to describe it to friends! Antarctica was breathtaking (as you know), and we loved pretty-much everything about Ponant. It was the perfect fit for us and I’m very grateful to you for taking the time to help with the booking. Having read the nightmares that Silversea have been having with the Silver Cloud, we felt lucky to be onboard Le Lyrial. Of course the only downside of a trip like this is we want to go back - best start saving now! Thanks again for all of your help and support with the booking process. Ponant was exactly as you described it. We have our eye on a couple of other cruises with them so I might be in touch soon.

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