Taste of Santiago
Location : Santiago de Chile, Chile
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.
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.
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.
Starting in the Chilean fjords, we set sail south and spend five full days exploring the highlights of Antarctica, where we greet the hatching penguins and arriving seals and whales. This 18-day wildlife expedition continues to the Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, and back to the wild fjords of Chile before ending in Punta Arenas. Depending on your departure date, you could celebrate Christmas Eve on Cape Horn and the New Year in Antarctica!
Sail in the wake of polar explorers as you embark on a true Antarctica expedition. We sail from Ushuaia through the infamous Drake Passage and spend seven whole days in the epic Antarctic wildnerness, where you can kayak among glaciers, meet the local penguins, and go on hikes to explore some of the last untouched places on the planet.
Embark on an ambitious voyage where our expert expedition team will take you hiking, kayaking, and climbing in the most remote continent of the world. Leaving Ushuaia, we set sail for the Falkland and South Georgia Islands before heading into Antarctic waters and the infamous Drake Passage. Sail in the wake of polar explorers and see everything this incredible region has to offer on this 19-day expedition – the ultimate Antarctica experience.
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.
Sail the coast of South America and Antarctica on board MS Midnatsol, our discovery style ship with unmatched panoramic views.
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Challenge your inner explorer and experience everything that Antarctica has to offer with our diverse range of optional excursions.
In the true style of the early explorers, we venture out at night for a once in a lifetime experience. Although Amundsen, Scott and Nordenskjold had different equipment, they used the best gear available at the time. So do we. This excursion features top of the line camping equipment that meets Antarctic standards for camping on snow.
Learn about the experience of sailing to and landing on the sublime Antartic continent.
Enhance your vacation in South America with an extension program before or after your voyage. Choose excursions of several hours or multi-day tours that include overnight hotel stays in Santiago de Chile.
Please contact us if you want to add on flights between the US and Santiago de Chile. Our arrival package includes a transfer from the airport to the hotel. Our departure package includes transfers and an overnight hotel stay in Santiago.