In-Depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition

Southbound

Price from $16,837
$12,789

Departure date
Duration
22 days

See Antarctica's frozen beauty and wild Patagonia

  • 22-day expedition cruise from Valparaíso to beautiful Patagonia and the Chilean fjords, with a week exploring Antarctica.

  • Visit fascinating UNESCO sites, exciting South American cities, round the legendary Cape Horn and sail the Drake Passage.

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

UNESCO natural and man-made wonders

Your expedition cruise takes in many designated World Heritage Sites. These include colorful Valparaíso, the ornate churches of Castro, and the spectacular rugged landscapes, glaciers and lakes of Torres del Paine National Park.

Amazing Antarctic wildlife

Your week in Antarctica has no fixed itinerary, but will include ice cruises and landings whenever possible—as well as a visit to penguin rookeries. The rich waters and landing sites are home to incredible wildlife like whales, seals, guanacos and pumas. Birdwatchers should be on the lookout for rheas, Chilean Flamingos and the mighty Andean condor.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 21-day expedition cruise.

Flights

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

Transfers

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

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 Lindstrøm, À la carte restaurant, 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 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
  • 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 by small boats (RIBs) while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers 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

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 1

Orientation and discovery

Day 2–3

Castro's Chilotan charm

Day 4

The waters of Patagonia

Day 5

Remote Puerto Eden

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

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