In-depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition

Southbound

Price from
£10,072

Departure date
Duration
22 days
Ship

Cruise Overview

22-day expedition cruise from Valparaíso to the Chilean fjords and the frozen beauty of Antarctica

Explore beautiful fjords along the Chilean coast in wild Patagonia, continuing down to the untouched icescapes of Antarctica in its late spring.

Visit fascinating UNESCO sites and remote communities, sail round the legendary Cape Horn and navigate the Drake Passage.

Spend seven days exploring Antarctica on landings, hikes and ice-cruising, observing wildlife and nature up close with your Expedition Team.

An Antarctic expedition 

We’ll set sail down the coast of Chile to explore the unique world of Antarctica. Every day our route will be guided by nature, and we’ll make the best of local conditions. Each sunrise will offer something different and thrilling. In October and November on the Seventh Continent, penguins start courting and nesting. Fall in love with this frozen yet uniquely beautiful world as you go on landings and expedition boat adventures. 

Patagonian paradise of natural and man-made wonders 

Your expedition cruise takes in designated World Heritage Sites and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. These include colourful Valparaíso, the ornate churches of Chiloé at Castro, and the spectacular landscapes, glaciers and lakes of Torres del Paine National Park. Having sailed down the awe-inspiring coast of Patagonia, we’ll attempt a landing at Cape Horn as part of our adventure

Itinerary

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 1

Preparing for adventure 

Day 2-3

Castro's Chilotan charm 

Day 4

The waters of Patagonia 

Day 5

Remote Puerto Edén 

Day 6

Bohemian Puerto Natales 

Day 7-8

Exploring Chile's fjords 

Day 9

Rounding Cape Horn 

Day 10-11

Antarctica: another world 

Day 12-18

Relax and unwind at sea 

Day 19-21

Arrival in Punta Arenas 

Day 22

What's included

transfer

  • Transfer from the ship to the Punta Arenas airport after the expedition cruise 

flights

  • Flight in economy class from Punta Arenas to Santiago de Chile 

expedition cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, small library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and gym  
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 

notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet  all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

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