From the steep mountains and valleys of the Chilean fjords to close encounters with Antarctic wildlife
Starting in Punta Arenas, this expedition will introduce you to the natural beauty of Patagonia before crossing of the treacherous Drake Passage to Antarctica and the mighty frozen desert of the south.
Endless white landscapes, teeming wildlife and fascinating history
In Antarctica, we will land at historic sites like ring- shaped Deception Island, a major harbour for whaling ships until 1905. Or Cuverville Island, home to one of the largest known colonies of Chinstrap penguins, and the British station Port Lockroy from World War II; and Wilhelmina Bay, often called “Whale-mina Bay”, because of the large numbers of humpback whales spotted here. Brown Bluff is recognisable by the 750 metre cliffs that dominate the landscape. Our landings offer you the chance to go hiking, take kayaks out on the water, cruise among whales breaching the surface and meet the local penguins. As modern day explorers, you will encounter an unspoiled wilderness in an environmentally friendly way as you sail aboard our state of the art expedition vessel.
A world of contrasts
Then we set course for the Falkland Islands. In this British territory, you will find a world of contrasts, from the red buses and English pubs of Stanley to vast open spaces, stunning white sand beaches and rich wildlife.
Turning back towards civilisation, we spend one day at sea before making landfall in Punta Arenas.