Discover Patagonia and Antarctica

Santiago - Santiago

Enjoy the best of the southern Patagonian coast and the remote continent of Antarctica. This 16-day expedition voyage encompasses the Chilean fjords, Cape Horn, and deserted Antarctic islands. Prepare to be amazed by the thriving wildlife ashore, and take part in our enriching lecture program and activities with the expedition team on board MS Midnatsol.

  • Delve deeper and thoroughly explore the most remote area of the world during multiple days in Antarctica
  • Wonder at the wildlife, including penguins building nests and nurturing their eggs
  • Anticipate landing on the notorious Cape Horn – there are two opportunities to make this great achievement
  • Join our extensive onboard program, which includes lectures on popular science topics and access to the science and photo centers

Overview

Explore the Chilean fjords, see Cape Horn, meet penguins up close, take hikes on deserted Antarctic islands, and touch icebergs with your bare hands. On board, there will be lectures on popular science topics, theme days, activities in our fully equipped Explorer Room, and a multimedia area.

After an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile, you will meet your expedition ship in Punta Arenas. Then the journey south begins as we sail through the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel and into the Garibaldi Fjord, and witness the mighty Garibaldi Glacier unfolding at the very end.

Into the Most Remote Area of the World

If the weather is on our side we might go ashore on Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage with Antarctica awaiting at the other side. Sailing into the most remote area of the world, with its endless ocean and continent covered with snow and ice, you will feel like a true explorer. Here you will enjoy your days with landings and kayaking that offer a close look at thousands of penguins and seals, and visits to the most interesting places. Turning back we will have another opportunity to go ashore at Cape Horn, before sailing into the Beagle Channel, have another landing in the Chilean fjords before debarkation in Punto Arenas.

Your Voyage Price Includes:

  • Hurtigruten Expedition Voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis (daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and set or buffet dinner)
  • One hotel night in Santiago de Chile before the voyage, including breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Santiago de Chile
  • Economy flights between Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas
  • Transfers in Punta Arenas, including an orientation tour
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Not Included:

  • Flights from US
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions and gratuities

Notes:

  • Prices are in USD per person
  • All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • All itineraries are subject to change
  • Medical declaration form is mandatory
  • Single cabins on request

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Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind, and ice conditions will determine our schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is only an indication of what you can experience and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

December 3 2017

Departure port Santiago de Chile, Chile
Day 1
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Photo: Matyas Rehak Photo

Taste of Santiago


Location : Santiago de Chile, Chile



Day 2
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Photo: Dominic Barrington Photo

MS Midnatsol Awaits


Location : Santiago de Chile and Puntas Arenas, Chile



Day 3
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Photo: Shutterstock Photo

Incredible Seaside Views


Location : Chilean fjords/Tierra del Fuego



Day 4
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Photo: Shutterstock Photo

Wildlife and Wine-Tasting


Location : Chilean fjords/Tierra del Fuego



Day 5
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Photo: Shutterstock Photo

The Southernmost Point of South America


Location : Chilean fjords/Tierra del Fuego



Day 6
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Photo: Trond Gansmoe Johnsen Photo

Crossing the Famous Drake Passage


Location : Drake Passage



Days 7–12
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Photo: Dominic Barrington Photo

Feel Like a Real Explorer


Location : Antarctica



Day 13
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Reflect on the Antarctic Adventure


Location : Drake Passage



Day 14
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Photo: Gian-Rico Willy Photo

Possible Landings


Location : Cape Horn and the Chilean fjords



Day 15
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Photo: Shutterstock Photo

Wild nature and impressive sights


Location : Wild Nature and Impressive Sights



Day 16
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Journey home


Location : Journey Home



December 18, 2017

Location Journey Home
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