The Fjords, Cape Horn, Antarctica & Falklands
JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!
JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!
Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn, Antarctica & Falklands 18 days aboard MS Roald Amundsen
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. Then travel on to the Falkland islands for a different perspective and different wildlife. Hope to go ashore at legendary Cape Horn in one direction. A unique Antarctic experience.
No Single Supplements on this voyage - please ask for details.
- Spectacular polar scenery
- Myriad birds and marine wildlife
- Exciting Zodiac landings and excursion
- Call at Cape Horn
- 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 small boats and activities onboard and ashore
- Wind & water resistant jacket
- Loan of rubber boots
ITINERARY17 Nights 18 Days
- 1 | Santiago
- 2 | Punta Arenas
- 3 | Chilean Fjords
- 4-5 | Cape Horn & Drake Passage
- 6-12 | Antarctica
- 13 | At Sea
- 14-16 | Falkland Islands
- 17 | At Sea - Magellan Strait
- 18 | Punta Arenas & Santiago
Arrive at any time and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay including breakfast.
Morning flight to Punta Arenas. Transfer to ship and set sail towards the Chilean fjords
We start by sailing south and through the Beagle Channel - the Chilean fjords are truly spectacular, and staying on deck to take in the view is the preferred activity.
Cape Horn & Drake Passage
Landing on Cape Horn is heavily dependent on weather and sea conditions, but if it can be done, it will be! We then cross the Drake Passage on the way to Antarctica, accompanied by albatrosses, petrels and other seabirds.
Even the most sophisticated technology cannot override some of the climatic challenges that are a part of this environment. Therefore, we need to be pragmatic; we change landings, re-route and shift plans as we go along. This also means that we will take advantage of the often ideal conditions – spend hours ashore, on the water with kayaks, hiking or simply cruising amongst huge pods of whales. Weather, wind and ice conditions have a great influence on our programme and schedule. We will attempt to land several places, including Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Brown Bluff, Cuverville Island and Neko Harbour. All of these places are serene and offer untouched nature, opportunities to observe penguin colonies, seals, , glaciers, icebergs in every shape and colour and old whaling stations and. It´s hard to sum up all the impressions you will gain. As a well-known quote from veteran Antarctic travellers puts it: “If you can describe Antarctica with words, you have probably never been there.”
Relax and enjoy onboard facilities and watch for birds and wildlife from deck.
Having just been in Antarctica it might seem a bit surreal to arrive in a town that looks like a miniature England, with red phone boxes, red buses and English pubs. Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands. Roam the city streets or join one of the optional excursions to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surroundings.
We continue with our exciting on-board programme in the evening. Bird lovers will rejoice as we reach Carcass Island. This is a bird paradise with a rich variety of ducks, geese, penguins, albatrosses, striated caracaras and endemic Cobb's wrens. It is also one of the few islands down here with trees. We use our small boats to go ashore for exploring, hiking or take a closer look at all the birds.
At Sea - Magellan Strait
Relax and enjoy on board facilities and spend time on deck spotting birds and looking for whales. Traverse the Magellan Strait as we enjoy a farewell dinner.
Punta Arenas & Santiago
Arrive and transfer to airport for flight to Santiago
What Our Customers
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.
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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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