Patagonia, Cape Horn and Antarctica 19 daysAboard: MS Fram
Boarding ship in the picturesque port city of Valparaiso, you will sail south following the Humboldt Current and into the southern Chilean fjords and the Patagonia national parks. Then on to Antarctica, where you will enjoy more spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife sightings both from the ship and during Zodiac excursions and landings. Hope to go ashore at legendary Cape Horn on the way. A superb southern experience.
- Fascinating Valparaiso
- Spectacular scenery
- Myriad birds and marine wildlife
- Exciting Zodiac landings and excursion
- Call at Cape Horn
- Full board accommodation on ship
- Programme of expert lectures
- Landings with tender boats and activities onboard and ashore
- Wind & water resistant jacket
- Loan of rubber boots
- Transfer ship to airport in Ushuaia
- Flight Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
So much to experience
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Arrive at any time and enjoy the sights and sounds of this World Heritage city, set on hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In the afternoon, embark on board ship and set sail southwards.
Enjoy lectures and on-board facilities and spend time on deck spotting birds and marine wildlife as you set sail towards the Chilean fjords
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.
Heading south towards the remote province of Ultima Esperanza, or Last Hope.
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.
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.
Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn & Drake Passage
Sail close to the spectacular Chilean fjords, spending time on deck marvelling at the scenery and spotting birds and other wildlife. 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. Then onwards towards Antarctica across the famed Drake Passage, followed by albatrosses, petrels and other seabirds.
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.
Relax and enjoy on board facilities and take last opportunities on deck spotting birds and looking for whales.
Ushuaia & Buenos Aires
Arrive and transfer to airport for flight to Buenos Aires
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
I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.Dr Lorna Mairs
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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