Starting in Punta Arenas, we sail south through the Beagle strait.
The White Wonder that is Antarctica
Next, we cross the treacherous Drake Passage to Antarctica and the mighty frozen vistas of the south. In Antarctica, we will attempt to make landings at several places, including historic sites like the ring-shaped Deception Island, a major harbour for whaling ships until 1905. Or Cuverville Island, home to one of the largest known colonies of Chinstrap penguins, and the British station Port Lockroy from World War II; and Wilhelmina Bay, often called “Whale-mina Bay”, because of the large numbers of humpback whales spotted here. Brown Bluff is recognisable by the 2,460 ft. high cliffs that dominate the landscape. Penguins, seals, whales and large flocks of sea birds give life to this surrealistic and beautiful landscape. We will bring you on shore to experience some of the most unique wildlife while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. You might also get a chance to kayak in the icy waters. And while on board our comfortable ship, enjoy expert talks about Antarctica’s rich history, so that you can get even more out of what you will experience along the way.
Cape Horn and Chilean fjords
After crossing the Drake Passage going north, we reach Cape Horn. If conditions permit, we might even go ashore on this fables piece of land. Then you can look forward to journey into one of the most scenic national parks in the world and into the fjords of Chile. This remote area seems almost untouched by humans. Steep valleys and powerful mountains make a striking contrast to a lush coastline rich in wildlife.
Discover the Natural Beauty of Patagonia
We continue sail along north along the Chilean coastline of snow-tipped volcanoes, beautiful lakes, raging rivers and lush vegetation. Enjoy this vast, rugged and beautiful landscape, before the expedition ends in colorful Valparaiso.