Antarctica, Cape Horn and Patagonia 20 daysAboard: MS Fram
Boarding ship in the southern port of Ushuaia, you will sail through the Beagle Channel and on across the Drake Passage to Antarctica, where you will enjoy spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife sightings both from the ship and during Zodiac excursions and landings. On the return, we hope to go ashore at legendary Cape Horn on the way into the southern Chilean fjords and the Patagonia national parks, before continuing north following the Humboldt Current to the picturesque port city of Valparaiso. A superb southern experience.
- Fascinating Valparaiso
- Spectacular scenery
- Myriad birds and marine wildlife
- Exciting Zodiac landings and excursion
- Call at Cape Horn
- Overnight hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires
- Transfer to airport
- Flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
- Full board accommodation on ship
- Programme of expert lectures
- Landings with small boats and activities onboard and ashore
- Wind & water resistant jacket
- Loan of rubber boots
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Arrive at any time and enjoy exploring this diverse city. Overnight in hotel, including breakfast.
Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and transfer to ship.
Set sail in the aftrernoon
Enjoy lectures and on-board facilities and spend time on deck spotting birds and marine wildlife as you cross the Drake Passage on the way to Antarctica.
Come ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery, penguins and fur seals. From deck there are lots of chances of seeing whales as well. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. You are in one of the most remote areas of the world, but trust us when we say that you will not be bored for one single second. Some of the places we will see are the South Shetlands and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay. Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century. You can also look forward to visiting Half Moon Island, considered a jewel of diversity in the polar landscape. Join the expedition team and explore Antarctica with landings to get a close look at thousands of penguins and seals, enjoy kayaking and visits to the most interesting places.
Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn & Drake Passage
Return across the Drake Passage, accompanied by albatrosses, petrels and other seabirds. We will do our best to make a landing on Cape Horn; however, this is an area known for high seas and challenging conditions and if we make it this will be a great achievement. Sail close to the spectacular Chilean fjords, spending time on deck marvelling at the scenery and spotting birds and other wildlife. Then, onwards into Patagonia.
Torres del Paine National Park
Puerto Natales is the gateway to the world-renowned Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most attractive nature sanctuaries in the world. Its main feature is the eponymous “towers” themselves; impressive rock formations,made up of the Torre Central (9,186 feet high), Torre Sur (9,350 feet) and Torre Norte (7,375 feet). The park features azure lakes, trails that meander through emerald forests, roaring rivers, (which you'll cross on rickety bridges) and one big, radiant blue glacier. Torres del Paine hosts stunning variety, from the vast open steppe to rugged mountain terrain topped by looming peaks. This diversity of environments here has led to the flourish of a wide variety of a fauna and flora. While we are here you might see llamas, pumas, chilla foxes and skunks in addition to more than 100 species of birds like the Andean condor and black-chested buzzard eagle. Enjoy hiking in these amazing surroundings.
After an unforgettable cruise through Patagonian waters, the unique village of Puerto Edén will enchant you. It is a tiny settlement in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people. There are no roads, only wooden walkways, and electricity is only available during a few hours every day. Puerto Edén is a great place to experience the traditional indigenous culture of Patagonian tribes. The villagers sell fish, mussels and shellfish products, which are taken to markets by a weekly transport boat. For souvenirs, buy traditional Kawéskar crafts such as wicker baskets and boats made from sea lion skins and tree bark. Enjoy a stroll among the laneways, and maybe you will spot one of the many Magellan hummingbirds found here, when you join the Expedition team for hiking or kayaking.
Heading north in the remote province of Ultima Esperanza, or Last Hope.
Located on Isla Grande de Chiloé, Castro is set among windswept hills and green vegetation. The city is known for its colourful “palafitos”, wooden houses mounted on stilts along the water's edge. Come ashore and enjoy the local Chilote character and curious energy, mixed with a dash of modern development. There are markets, cafes and a variety of birds and sealions to be seen close to the water's edge.
Relax and enjoy on board facilities and take last opportunities on deck spotting birds and looking for whales.
Arrive in the morning to enjoy the sights and sounds of this World Heritage city.
A view from Above
Fram is a purpose built expedition ship with ice-strengthened hull, advanced technology and spacious outside decks for wildlife and scenery viewing.Public areas include large observation lounge, restaurant, bar, fitness room, sauna and outdoor jacuzzi. There is a mixture of suites and cabins
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Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!Dave Martin
Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.Steve Sutton
Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and all your staff for making this an epic adventure of immense proportions. Everything went smoothly, pickups, hotels and most of all the expedition itself. Truly a mind blowing experience unlike any I have ever taken.Mr J Borg, Malta
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