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Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition

Southbound

Price from €12,008
€9,206

Duration
18 days
Ships
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

18-day expedition cruise from Valparaíso to Patagonia and Antarctica, ending in beautiful Buenos Aires 

Explore the frozen continent of Antarctica in its late spring, when penguin colonies start nesting. 

Visit stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cruise deep Chilean fjords.

See vibrant Valparaíso, the stilt houses of Castro, and the spectacular mountains surrounding Puerto Natales.

Wildlife and fjords 

From Valparaíso, you’ll tour the Chilean fjords and waterways of Patagonia, stopping at rustic Castro, isolated Puerto Edén, and Puerto Natales, where you may get the chance to hike in Torres del Paine National Park. If weather allows, we’ll attempt to land the legendary Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage.  

Icescapes and penguins 

Guided by your Expedition Team, you'll spend four incredible days exploring Antarctica's immense, pristine icescapes. Springtime is courting season and you'll be able to observe penguins mating. There's no fixed programme – we adapt our itinerary to take every opportunity to get closer to nature and enjoy unique experiences on ice cruises and landings.

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Adults
2
Children
(2-15 years)
0

Available Dates

2024
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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

Sailing south

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 12-15

Sailing towards Ushuaia 

Day 16-17

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires 

Day 18

What's included

Transfer

  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Ushuaia after the expedition cruise 

Flights

  • Flight in economy class from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires after the expedition cruise 

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim restaurant opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

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 

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Included Programmes

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

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