In-Depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition

Northbound

Price from $17,356
$13,328

Departure Dates
Duration
23 days

Discover astonishing scenery and wildlife

  • 23-day expedition cruise from vibrant Santiago to Valparaíso, via UNESCO-listed Torres del Paine National Park and paradise-like landscapes.

  • Spot penguins, seals, whales, birds and more as we discover wild Antarctica, the wonders of Chilean fjords and the stunning South American coastline.

  • Navigate legendary Cape Horn and see the beautiful sights of Patagonia, as well as the colorful stilt houses of Castro.

Explore the frozen continent

Spot whales and penguin chicks against a backdrop of beautiful sunsets and otherworldly landscapes, as we spend eight days around the Antarctic Peninsula on MS Fram.

The Chilean coast

From beautiful fjords to tiny villages, the Chilean coastline is a place of adventure and discovery. We’ll stop off at Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, and explore the fabled waters of Patagonia and the colonial city of Castro. Then on to Valparaíso, with its colorful jumble of cobbled alleyways, cute plazas and famous funiculars.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 22-day expedition cruise.

Flights

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

Hotel

  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel in Santiago to the airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfer from the Punta Arenas airport to the ship, including an orientation tour and a pre-packed lunch

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna, and an indoor gym
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings in a small boat (RIB) while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographer will help configure your camera settings before landings

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

Route overview

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

Santiago, Chile’s Capital

Day 1

Depart From Punta Arenas

Day 2

Sailing the Drake Passage

Day 3 - 4

Antarctica: another world

Day 5 - 12

Rounding Cape Horn

Day 13 - 14

Exploring Chile's Fjords

Day 15

Bohemian Puerto Natales

Day 16 - 17

Remote Puerto Edén

Day 18

The waters of Patagonia

Day 19

Castro’s Chilotan Charm

Day 20

Reflect on your adventure

Day 21 - 22

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 23

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programs

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