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Discover Patagonia and Antarctica (sails 3 Dec 2017)

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Price From: R 88,632.00 pps

Hurtigruten 16 days, Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenason on board the MS Midnatsol.

Choose an adventure that will take your breath away. Explore the Chilean fjords, see Cape Horn, meet some friendly penguins, take a hike on a deserted Antarctic island and caress an iceberg with your bare hand. Onboard you can attend fascinating lectures on the wildlife and topography you’ve just experienced, as well as enjoy theme days and activities. Get ready for a voyage with one highlight after another.

Booking Details For This Expedition Cruise

  • R ​88,632.00 per person sharing (inside twin cabin)
  • Sailing on: 3 December 2017
     

Expedition Cruise  Itinerary

Days 1-5: Chilean fjords and Cape Horn

Take some time to explore the lively city of Santiago de Chile before flying to Punta Arenas the following day. where the friendly staff of MS Midnatsol welcomes you on board. We start the adventure by sailing past Isla Tucker and through the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel. You'll have some time to get to know the ship and introduce yourself to your fellow adventurers. Seeing the Patagonian coast from the seaside is incredible, and sailing through the fjords here will leave you breathless - especially when we enter the Garibaldi fjord and see the Garibaldi glaciers at the end. Using our small boats we go ashore to take a close look at this amazing area and the wildlife. As we reach Cape Horn, weather and sea conditions permitting, we will try our best to go ashore. You can also enjoy several lectures that will make your visit to Antarctica even more interesting.

Day 6: At Sea

We cross the Drake Passage on our way to Antarctica! There will be movies in the “Amfi” all day, showing everything from cartoons to documentaries. If you’re not into films, join our lectures or peruse the explorer room for some scientific fun.

Days 7-10: Antarctica

You are now setting foot on the most remote area of the world. You'll feel like a real explorer, especially as you look around at the endless ocean and continent covered with snow and ice. It might come as a surprise to see that the penguins are not afraid of humans. Well-behaved visitors usually cause nothing more than disinterested yawns - though of course you may have a very different reaction to seeing them! Enjoy our days here in Antarctica with landings, hiking ashore, a close look at thousands of penguins and seals, kayaking, and visits to the most interesting places. On board there are several lectures, “scientific experiments” for Young Explorers Antarctica, and the view from the deck is impeccable.

Day 11: At Sea

As we head back to South America, there will be classes on how to edit your photos. You can also spend the day on deck, in the explorer room, with lectures, or enjoying the photos and films of your fellow adventurers - including a recap of our experiences so far.

Days 12-16: Cape Horn and Chilean fjords

Before we sail into the Beagle Channel, we will try to go ashore on Cape Horn (if we didn’t do this on our voyage south). We sail through the Chilean fjords for another day filled with wild nature and impressive sights. As weather and timing allow, we'll determine a great place to land for one more opportunity to be surrounded by wilderness and glaciers. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner and tango night. When we arrive in Punta Arenas the adventure is over for now. We transfer you after debarkation to the airport for your flight to Santiago de Chile.

Validity 3 December 2017
Currency Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Inclusions • All meals (full board)
Exclusions • Flights and taxes
• Visas
• Travel insurance
• Transfers
• Gratuities
• Shore excursions
• Beverages
• Laundry
• Anything of a personal nature
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