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Adventure to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica

Starting with an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile, you will meet your expedition ship in Punta Arenas. Then the journey south begins,where we head into the Chilean fjords with its steep mountains and green valleys that flourish with life –and glaciers. If the weather is favorable we might make a landing on Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage on our way to Antarctica. Here you will enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and its relics, meeting penguins on shore, and watching whales from the deck. If it has proven to be too difficult to land on Cape Horn on our southbound or northbound trip, we will stop at Puerto Williams in the Beagle Channel. Then, there will be another landing in the Chilean fjords before our disembarkation in Punta Arenas.

Duration: November 7 and November 20. 15 days and 14 nights.

Price: See below

Highlights

  • Set sail from the steep mountains and valleys of the Chilean fjords to experience close encounters with Antarctic wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Lectures on popular science topics
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Garibaldi Fjord

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Included

- Explore the South Shetland Islands
- Lectures on popular science topics
- Enjoy the beauty of the Garibaldi Fjord
- Onboard science center

Not Included

- Flight to/from Chile
- Travel Insurance

 

This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Hence, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience and why every expedition is unique.

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Day 1

Santiago de Chile, Chile

Welcome to Chile and your adventure, starting with an overnight hotel stay in Santiago de Chile.

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Day 2

Santiago de Chile and Puntas Arenas

Today you will fly to Punta Arenas, where your expedition ship is awaiting you. Once on board the MS Midnatsol we kick off the voyage with a welcome-on-board dinner.

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Day 3

Chilean Fjords/Tierra del Fuego

The next three days we will sail through amazing areas such as the Magellan Strait and the Beagle Channel, with channels, fjords, and mountains plunging straight into the icy water. These wild and remote areas seem almost completely undisturbed by humans. Ice has scoured its way between the mountains, leaving isolated islands and hidden bays – and creating the uniquely beautiful fjord landscape of Chile.

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Day 4

Chilean Fjords/Tierra del Fuego

Any nature enthusiast will find it exciting to explore the Chilean fjords, Garibaldi Fjord being one of them. When we enter the last part of this fjord you're in for a beautiful surprise: The Garibaldi Glaciers. The mountains and valleys are steep and even if there is snow on top of the mountains the area is very green and rich in 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 in the evening.

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Day 5

Chilean Fjords/Tierra del Fuego

At almost 56° South, Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America. Before the Panama Canal, seafarers had to pass this infamous, rocky island to cross from one side of the Americas to the other. We will try to make a landing on Cape Horn – however, this is an area known for high seas and challenging conditions.

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Day 6

At Sea

As we cross the famous Drake Passage on our way to Antarctica, we continue our Young Explorers Antarctica program. The Explorer Room is buzzing with activity with several lectures on popular science topics, the explorer room is buzzing with activity. This is also a tango lesson in the afternoon.

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Day 7

Antarctica

Come ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery, and see penguins  and seals. From deck there are lots of chances to see whales as well. Join our Expedition Team to enjoy field days, kayak, or explore the water and ice in small boats. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, and discover old whaling stations and its relics. We see the South Shetlands and Cuverville Island, home to one of the largest known colonies of chinstrap penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay. We see Paradise Harbour, which  got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century, and Wilhelmina Bay, which has spectacular scenery and is often called ‘whale-mina Bay’, because of the large number of humpback whales spotted here in December. 

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Day 8

Antarctica

Continue your voyage in Antarctica

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Day 9

Antarctica

Continue your voyage in Antarctica

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Day 10

Antarctica

Continue your voyage in Antarctica

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Day 11

Antarctica

Continue your voyage in Antarctica

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Day 12

At Sea

After an exhilarating time in Antarctica, you can spend the day in the Explorer Room at lectures, on deck, or seeing a recap of our experiences so far. 

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Day 13

Cape Horn and Chilean Fjords

Seeing Cape Horn again means we are back in civilization. In the Beagle Channel we visit Puerto Williams, a small town between the ocean and the mountains. On our way back to Punta Arenas, we sail through the majestic Chilean fjords. 

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Day 14

Chilean Fjords

We will make one last landing in the Chilean fjords, surrounded by high mountains and glaciers. As this is the last night on board, there will be a farewell dinner and gathering. 

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Day 15

Puntas Arenas

When we reach Punta Arenas, on the edge of the Strait of Magellan, it is time to say goodbye to all your new friends and the crew. Your journey home continues with a flight to Santiago de Chile.

Departures

November 7, 2017.
November 20, 2017.

Hurtigruten uses variable pricing and prices depend on cabin availability. As cabin availability decreases, prices increase. Contact us for current prices and special offers that may apply.

 

 

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Views from Adventure to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica

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Highlights

  • Set sail from the steep mountains and valleys of the Chilean fjords to experience close encounters with Antarctic wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Lectures on popular science topics
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Garibaldi Fjord

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