24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights

Including return international flights, pre- and post-cruise accommodation, incredible cruise expedition aboard the Hurtigruten MS Fram, delicious breakfast daily, extensive sightseeing and more.

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  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
  • 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise with flights
 

Highlights

 

Be in awe of untouched landscapes, pristine waterways and frozen wilderness on this 24 day Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition cruise

Travellers have two choices of itineraries for this experience: a route that moves northbound from Buenos Aires to Santiago; or a southbound journey beginning in Santiago and finishing in Buenos Aires. There is a city tour in your chosen start city. No matter which itinerary you choose, a wealth of unforgettable experiences and once-in-a-lifetime encounters await. And both itineraries feature the Hurtigruten MS Fram as the ship that guides travellers through the waters of Antarctica, Patagonia and the Chilean fjords. This vessel is named after the original explorer ship Fram and is purpose-built for navigate the landscape. It comes equipped with observation lounge, restaurant and fitness centre, and is manned by an expert, handpicked Expedition Team

As for the voyage itinerary, this journey sees you undertake the crossing of the notorious Drake Passage – a stretch of water famed for its unpredictable conditions. The ship will also look to make a landing at Cape Horn, the southernmost point in South America! Spend five dreamlike days cruising around Antarctic waters, and jump at the chance to make shore excursions as directed by the Expedition Team. These outings may see you hike to penguin rookeries, walk along deserted beaches, kayak alongside icebergs, and walk to the most spectacular viewing points. 

The Chilean fjords are as remote and untouched as they are magnificent. Move through these waterways and admire the views from up on the ship’s deck – having your smartphone fully charged ready to capture photos is highly recommended. Have two days to discover the natural treasures located within Torres del Paine National Park, and make port at the village of Puerto Eden. Here, you will learn about the indigenous culture of Patagonian tribes and have opportunity to gain insight into daily life at this incredibly remote outpost. Sail into Castro, a city located on Isla Grande de Chiloe, and admire its line-up of stilt-built wooden houses and UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed church. There are further visits to the Chilean cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar (either at the beginning or end of your cruising itinerary, depending on your chosen route) and a drive along the scenic coast enroute to Santiago.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Buenos Aires

Get to the airport with plenty of time to spare and catch your flight towards Buenos Aires in Argentina. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Day 2: Buenos Aires (B)

Head out into Buenos Aires on a half-day city tour. This vibrant city has a wealth of historic and cultural sights to admire, and some of those featured on today’s excursion include Plaza de Mayo and the neighbouring Town Hall and Casa Rosada. See 9 de Julio Avenue, one of the widest avenues in the world, and also visit Corrientes Avenue, May Avenue and Florida Street. The latter thoroughfare is a popular place for tango demonstrations! Take in the monuments and museums scattered throughout La Recoleta area, and finally seek out the cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. The remainder of the day is free time. Tonight is your final evening in South America.

Day 3: Buenos Aires (B)

There is no set itinerary for today and you have the entire day as free time. Sit down to feast on a cut of mouth-watering Argentine steak (paired with a glass of Malbec, perhaps), wander through the galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts, or peruse the knick-knacks on offer at San Telmo Market. You might also choose to buy tickets to a local polo match, sign up for a tango lesson, or indulge with as many empanadas as your appetite can manage.

Day 4: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – Cruise (B, D) cruise-icon

Board a flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world. Here, you board the MS Fram to begin your sailing expedition to Antarctica, Patagonia and the Chilean fjords. Settle into your cabin once aboard and get to know other passengers as the ship commences its route through the Beagle Channel. This stretch of water was named for the HMS Beagle, the ship that first brought Charles Darwin into the area.

Day 5: Drake Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Venture into the infamous waters of the Drake Passage today. Known as the point where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet, and for its oft-unpredictable conditions, the Drake Passage may test your sea legs. Use this time at sea to learn how the Hurtigruten Expedition Teams work to conserve the pristine environment of Antarctica, and also gain insight into the White Continent’s history and native wildlife.

Day 6: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

You did it! You made it to Antarctica! And you now have the next five days to spend learning about and marvelling at this jaw-dropping untamed environment. Feel your eyes widen with disbelief as you catch your first glimpse of the ice-covered coast, and perhaps even get the jitters in anticipation of your first excursion ashore. There is ample time to explore thanks to extended daylight hours, and the itinerary for the next few days will look to include possible landing sites on both the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Some of the outings for your time in Antarctica may include a visit to the Gentoo penguin rookeries on Cuverville Island and Neko Harbour; the challenging hike on Petermann Island; and the museum at Port Lockroy, an old British base. The ship may sail through the Lemaire Channel, the Antarctic Sound and to Brown Bluff.

The MS Fram’s PolarCirkel boats will help you move from expedition ship to shore, and the crew will always be on hand to enlighten about the topography and make sure none of the native wildlife is disturbed. Further experiences to be had while in Antarctic waters cover kayaking alongside icebergs, trekking up snowy paths to unrivalled vantage points, listening out for the crash of calving glaciers, or even taking the (quick) plunge with a polar swim.

Day 7: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Wake up in your cabin and peer out the porthole to your frozen surrounds. Spend today being guided by the Expedition Team on any shore excursions, landings and presentations.

Day 8: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Another day to continue marvelling at the astounding contrast and beauty of Antarctica.

Day 9: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Continue to soak up every experience and opportunity on offer to you with your once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica expedition.

Day 10: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

This is your final day in Antarctica. Use today to fit any extra excursions, presentations or lectures. Or simply spend more time on deck committing the beauty of this landscape to memory.

Day 11: Drake Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The MS Fram commences its northbound return journey across the Drake Passage. The Expedition Team continues its lecture programme, though the focus now turns to Patagonia and the Chilean fjords.  The whole day is spent at sea.

Day 12: Drake Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Another day traversing the Drake Passage.

Day 13: Cape Horn – At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Cross into open water and hope that weather permits a landing at Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America. Cape Horn is the meeting point of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and sits at the northern end of the notorious Drake Passage. The itinerary takes the MS Fram through the Beagle Channel. This watery stretch is named after the HMS Beagle, the ship that first brought Charles Darwin into the area in the 19th-century.

Please note that landings at Cape Horn are entirely weather dependent, and there is a high chance that conditions will not allow for safe landing. If landing is not possible, the whole day will be spent at sea.

Day 14: Chilean Fjords (B, L, D) cruise-icon

You cross into the Chilean fjords today. Stand up on deck as you glide past a landscape comprised of large mountains, tiny hamlets and pristine shorelines. Have your camera at the ready to capture its beauty, or simply choose to take it all in device-free.

Day 15: Torres del Paine National Park (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Venture into the famed Torres del Paine National Park. Many know the park for its three granite towers, but some other draws of the site include admiring the horn-shaped Cuernos del Paine and potential sightings of rare wildlife, including guanacos (a camelid that looks like a llama). Your discovery of the park may also include marvelling at pristine lakes, idyllic forest walks and a resplendent blue glacier. There are multiple opportunities for additional wildlife spotting too, so keep your eyes peeled for pumas, chilla foxes, Andean condor or black-chested buzzard eagle.

Day 16: Torres del Paine National Park (B, L, D) cruise-icon

You have another day to discover the natural beauty and bounty of Torres del Paine National Park – the ideal time to tick off any experiences you may have missed out on yesterday.

Day 17: Puerto Eden (B, L, D) cruise-icon

An exciting and insightful port today, in the village of Puerto Eden. This remote village sits within the wilds of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and is thus incredibly remote. Only 250 people call this village home, and that includes the remaining 15 members of the Kaweskar people. Use your visit to the village to learn about indigenous Patagonian culture, or purchase traditional Kaweskar crafts as souvenirs. You may also take up the opportunity to join the Expedition Team for kayaking or hiking.

Day 18: Patagonia – At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Move south into the waters of Patagonia region, travelling into the remote landscape of Ultima Esperanza. The English translation of this province means ‘last hope’. This Andean seascape is exquisite and is best admired from a position out on deck.

Day 19: Castro (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Discover the city of Castro today. Located on Chiloe Island in the Lake District, Castro is most well-known its rows of colourful stilt-built wooden houses. Your time ashore is opportunity to experience local Chilote culture and take in the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Iglesia de San Francisco. You will likely have no trouble tracking down the church, as it is easily recognisable with its yellow-and-orange façade and lavender trim. The interior of the church is just as striking. You might also see the Museum of Modern Art Chiloe with any extra time.

Day 20: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The day is spent on the high seas as the ship follows the Pacific Coast of Chile towards Valparaiso. Enjoy this time to unwind and relax on-board, or sit down with the Expedition Team to learn more about the coastline and the wildlife native to the area.

Day 21: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Another day of leisurely cruising. Choose to spend today however you like, whether it’s in the ship’s Science Centre, mingling with other travellers, or relaxing in your cabin.

Day 22: Valparaiso – Santiago (B)

Your time cruising comes to an end as the MS Fram makes its final dock in Valparaiso. There is a tour of Valparaiso best sights upon disembarking the expedition ship. Some of the things you’ll see include Fisherman’s Wharf and the naval academy, as well as the main square and the watchtower. Plus you’ll also encounter the steep streets and climbing houses that have become an emblem of the city. The group travels to Vina del Mar – a destination dubbed ‘Garden City’ – to see its fine arts museum, Avenida Peru and Palacio Rioja. The final destination for the day is Santiago, the capital of Chile, and the route to reach the city takes the group past the summer resort towns of Reñaca, Cochoa and Concon.

Day 23: Santiago – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel and then take the transfer to the airport in time to catch your return flight to Australia.

Day 24: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff Santiago

Make your way to the airport and board a flight towards the capital of Chile, Santiago. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for check in.

Day 2: Santiago – Valparaiso (B)

Depart the hotel after breakfast and undertake the drive across the Curacaví Valley towards the Pacific Coast. Your destination is Valparaiso and you will be taken around to some of the city’s most important sights upon arrival. Some of what you can expect to see include Fisherman’s Wharf, the main square, naval academy and watchtower. Take note of the city’s emblematic steep streets and climbing houses, too. The tour continues to Vina del Mar, a destination known as the ‘Garden City’, and takes in the seaside Avenida Peru, the Palacio Rioja and the fine arts museum, among other landmarks. The group follows a coastal route past the resort towns of Reñaca, Cochoa and Concon on the return drive to Valparaiso.

Day 3: Valparaiso – Embark on MS Fram Cruise (B, D) cruise-icon

Take breakfast at the hotel and then be transferred to the cruise port to board the expedition ship that will take you into the waters of Antarctica, Patagonia and the remarkable Chilean fjords. The Hurtigruten ship, the MS Fram, is a purpose-built expedition vessel and comes equipped with observation lounge, restaurant, fitness centre and outdoor hot tubs. You have free time once aboard to settle into your cabin and relax or explore.

Day 4: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The MS Fram Expedition Team begins its lecture program as the ship follows its route along the Pacific coast. These talks and presentations are a great way to learn more about the destinations you’ll discover in the days to come – topics include history and wildlife. There are also workshops to join.

Day 5: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Another day cruising along the coast of Chile. Continue to enjoy the spectacular landscape and attend additional lectures or informational sessions.

Day 6: Castro (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The MS Fram arrives in Castro. This city is located on Chiloe Island in the Lake District and is known for its rows of colourful stilt-built wooden houses. Step ashore to experience local Chilote culture, and make sure to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Iglesia de San Francisco. The church is easy to recognise, thanks to its yellow and orange façade with lavender-hued trim. The interior of the church is just as striking. Any extra time can be spent at the waterfront near Plazuela del Tren.

Day 7: Patagonia – At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The expedition ushers you into the famed waters of the Patagonia region and into the remote landscape of Ultima Esperanza, a province whose name translates to ‘last hope’. Be sure to head out onto the deck to get an unfettered outlook across this Andean seascape.

Day 8: Puerto Eden (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Make port in the village of Puerto Eden today. This tiny hamlet is located within Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. It is incredibly isolated – fringed by a deep fjord and mountains – and has a population of only 250 people, including the last 15 members of the Kaweskar people. The village is an incredible place to learn about indigenous Patagonian culture, or pick up traditional Kaweskar crafts as souvenirs. There are options to join the Expedition Team for kayaking or hiking.

Day 9: Torres del Paine National Park (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Visit Torres del Paine National Park today. One of the park’s main lures is its three granite towers, but other attractions include the horn-shaped Cuernos del Paine and sightings of rare wildlife, including guanacos (a camelid that looks like a llama). Throughout the park visitors will discover pristine lakes, idyllic forest walks and a resplendent blue glacier. You might also spot furry or feathery residents, including pumas, chilla foxes, Andean condor or black-chested buzzard eagle. There are a wealth of opportunities for your visit to the park – the hardest part of today is choosing which options to pursue.

Day 10: Torres del Paine National Park (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Missed seeing or experiencing something within the bountiful borders of Torres del Paine National Park yesterday? Fear not, you have another full day in the park, so you don’t have to miss a thing.

Day 11: Chilean Fjords (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Move into the waters of the Chilean fjords today. This unique landscape is a haven for nature-lovers – or those that just appreciate a beautiful view – and is dotted with looming mountains, small islands and untouched hamlets. Embrace its untamed nature from a prime position on-deck and while away today simply soaking in the beauty of this magnificent destination.

Day 12: Cape Horn and Drake Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The MS Fram journeys through the Beagle Channel, the stretch of water named after the ship that first brought Charles Darwin into the area – the HMS Beagle. Continue sailing into open water and keep your fingers crossed that weather permits a landing at Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America. This point marks the boundary between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and sits at the northern end of the notorious Drake Passage. The MS Fram makes its way through the Passage on the way to Antarctic waters. This legendary section of sea has a reputation for unpredictable conditions. While the ship crosses the Drake Passage you will have opportunity to learn more about Antarctica, including the history of early expeditions to the White Continent and the animals that include this extraordinary place home.

Please note that landings at Cape Horn are entirely weather dependent, and there is a high chance that conditions will not allow for safe landing.

Day 13: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The voyage through the Drake Passage continues today. Choose to attend another of the on-board lectures or presentations, or opt to hole up in your cabin and relax.

Day 14: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Welcome to Antarctica! You have made it into Antarctic waters and will spend the next four nights cruising around the coast of this incredible frozen continent. Feel your eyes widen with disbelief as you catch your first glimpse of the ice-covered coast, and perhaps even get the jitters in anticipation of your first excursion ashore. There is ample time to explore thanks to extended daylight hours, and the itinerary for the next few days will look to include possible landing sites on both the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Some of the outings for your time in Antarctica may include a visit to the Gentoo penguin rookeries on Cuverville Island and Neko Harbour; the challenging hike on Petermann Island; and the museum at Port Lockroy, an old British base. The ship may sail through the Lemaire Channel, the Antarctic Sound and to Brown Bluff.

The MS Fram’s PolarCirkel boats will help you move from expedition ship to shore, and the crew will always be on hand to enlighten about the topography and make sure none of the native wildlife is disturbed. Further experiences to be had while in Antarctic waters cover kayaking alongside icebergs, trekking up snowy paths to unrivalled vantage points, listening out for the crash of calving glaciers, or even taking the (quick) plunge with a polar swim.

Day 15: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Experience the thrill of waking up to find yourself in one of the most remote destinations on the planet. With no set itinerary, today may hold the promise of exciting shore landings, on-board lectures and presentations, or scenic cruising around the coast.

Day 16: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Another day to soak up the atmosphere and scenescape of Antarctica and all the incredible opportunities this frozen continent offers.

Day 17: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Continue to follow the expert Expedition Team as they lead you on snowy treks, visits to penguin rookeries, kayaking alongside glaciers, and more.

Day 18: Antarctica (B, L, D) cruise-icon

This is your final day in Antarctica. Use today to fit any extra excursions, presentations or lectures. Or simply spend more time on deck committing the beauty of this landscape to memory.

Day 19: Drake Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The MS Fram commences its return journey through the Drake Passage and back to the mainland. This is an at sea day.

Day 20: Drake Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Continue the trip across the final stretch of the Drake Passage.

Day 21: Ushuaia – Buenos Aires (B) 

Your out-of-this-world Antarctic expedition comes to an end as the ship reaches Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world. Say goodbye to the crew and take an airport transfer to catch a flight to Buenos Aires. A guide meets you upon arrival in the Argentine capital and assists with the transfer to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day to become reacquainted with your land legs – either by exploring the city or resting in your hotel room.

Day 22: Buenos Aires (B)

Head out into Buenos Aires on a half-day city tour. This vibrant city has a wealth of historic and cultural sights to admire, and some of those featured on today’s excursion include Plaza de Mayo and the neighbouring Town Hall and Casa Rosada. See 9 de Julio Avenue, one of the widest avenues in the world, and also visit Corrientes Avenue, May Avenue and Florida Street. The latter thoroughfare is a popular place for tango demonstrations! Take in the monuments and museums scattered throughout La Recoleta area, and finally seek out the cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. The remainder of the day is free time. Tonight is your final evening in South America.

Day 23: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

You will be transferred to the airport at the necessary time, to catch your return flight back to Australia.

Day 24: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline; plus all airport and port transfers, including internal flights to Ushuaia 
  • 18 nights’ expedition cruising from Antarctica to Chile on-board the ice-strengthened MS Fram 
  • Southbound itinerary: 1 nights’ accommodation in Santiago and 1 nights’ accommodation in Valparaiso prior to the cruise, plus 2 nights’ post-cruise accommodation in Buenos Aires 
  • Northbound itinerary: 3 nights’ pre-cruise accommodation in Buenos Aires, plus 1 nights’ post-cruise accommodation in Santiago
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals on-board the cruise including drinks at meal times 
  • Shore excursions by Zodiac landings, and a professional English-speaking Expedition Team 
  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture to offer insight into the destinations featured on the itinerary  
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket plus use of boots, trekking poles and other equipment where needed 
  • Free WiFi on-board the ship
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All taxes, port charges and national park fees

 

Highlights:

  • Choose between a southbound or northbound itinerary, arriving in South America at either Santiago in Chile or Buenos Aires in Argentina
  • Navigate the notorious waters of the Drake Passage aboard Hurtigruten’s MS Fram, and keep fingers crossed for a landing at Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America
  • Arrive in Antarctic waters and be blown away by the first sighting of this frozen landscape, and spend five days exploring its icebergs, penguin rookeries, remote islands and calving glaciers
  • Cruise into the spectacular Chilean fjords and have time to uncover the natural bounty of Torres del Paine National Park, with its granite towers, glittering lakes and rare wildlife
  • Stop at Puerto Eden to learn about indigenous Patagonian culture at this remote village, and sail into the southern province of Ultima Esperanza
  • Admire the colourful stilted houses in Castro, and see the Chilean cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 120 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $4,000 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Final payment is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Single Supplement: 

I2 Polar Inside Cabin – $14,999 per person in addition to your twin share price
N2 Polar Inside Cabin – $16,999 per person in addition to your twin share price
U2 Arctic Superior Cabin – $20,699 per person in addition to your twin share price
F2 Arctic Superior Cabin – $20,699 per person in addition to your twin share price
M2 Suite – $22,999 per person in addition to your twin share price

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

As a single traveller, enjoy the comforts of your private cruise cabin and indulge in the spacious amenities of your own hotel rooms. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!   

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, click here. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. Please note, internal flights to Ushuaia are included as part of the Tour Only package. 

Group size:  2 -30
You will also enjoy the company of fellow cruise passengers while sailing. There is a maximum number of 250 people aboard the cruise.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Northbound Itinerary:

Buenos Aires: NH City Buenos Aires or similar
Santiago: Almacruz Hotel & Convention Centre or similar

Southbound Itinerary

Santiago: Hotel Fundador or similar 
Buenos Aires: Waldord Hotel or similar 

Cruise: MS Fram

Please note: all accommodation star ratings are based on local ratings  

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds
Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum room capacity: 2 people 

Triple share: Not available 

Ship Info: 

MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind – to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. The spacious outside decks include access to the very front of the ship – a great place to observe marine wildlife. The observation lounge, with comfortable sitting areas at the top of the ship and large panoramic windows, gives you incredible views of nature. A pair of binoculars is installed for spotting wildlife and details of the ever-changing landscape.

In the restaurant on deck 5, you can enjoy the finest cuisine. The floor has different levels, so no matter where your table is placed; there are views to the outdoors. At the far end of the restaurant there is a balcony for taking pictures when wildlife show up during a meal. On deck 7 you will find a well-equipped fitness room, with its panoramic ocean view there is no better place to exercise. On top of the ship you can get warm and cosy in the sauna or bathe in one of the outdoor Jacuzzis. Let the warm water surround you while the icebergs float silently past the side of the ship.

Cabin Types:

  • I2 Polar Inside Cabin – standard inside cabins on middle or upper deck with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa
  • N2 Polar Outside Cabin – standard outside cabins with separate beds found on middle decks
  • U2 Arctic Superior Cabin – situated on middle and upper decks. These cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa
  • F2 Arctic Superior Cabin – larger situated on top/upper decks. These cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa
  • M2 Suite Cabin – these elegant suites are situated on upper deck with one or two rooms, seating area, TV and mini-bar. One room with seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed and shower

You can view a full deck plan by clicking here.

Child Policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 8 years.

Scenic Cruising: Please note, where the itinerary mentions “Scenic Cruising” this means there is no port on this day and sightseeing is done from the deck of the ship. 

Medical and Personal Information Form: Hurtigruten require all passengers to complete an additional personal information form along with a medical questionnaire which includes confirmation of fitness to travel from your doctor. Both forms will be emailed to you closer to your travel date.

Hurtigruten require these forms completed and returned prior to travel and for each passenger to carry a copy on their person. Guests without the completed questionnaire will be refused embarkation. Please note the medical assessment can only be completed within 6 weeks of the cruise departure date.

Fitness level required: Coaches and Zodiac’s are not equipped with wheelchair access, therefore tours are unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users and those who are less mobile. 

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Tipping: If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of USD $13-15 per day, with between USD $3-5 per day being allocated towards the expedition team. Both of these are entirely at your discretion. Gratuities can be added to your on-board account at the end of the voyage or paid in cash on board. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable. 

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

22 October – Santiago – Buenos Aires 

2021:

14 March – Buenos Aires – Santiago  

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 120 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with Latam Airlines, Air New Zealand. Qantas their codeshare partners or similar 
  • Adelaide – A $300 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Perth – A $500 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Book Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your tour
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

Travel Information

 

 

Ship Profile

 

MS Fram –  Fram means ‘forward’ – lifting expectations of the voyage at hand. MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind – to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. The spacious outside decks include access to the very front of the ship – a great place to observe marine wildlife.

The ship is purpose built as an expedition vessel with a higher ice-class, chart drawing tools,ship depth sounding database, extractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, autonomous tracking system, oversized oil retention system for self-sufficiency, and a full ‘expedition tools-deck’ equivalent to a car-deck that holds 25 vehicles. We believe that as an explorer you need an ‘expedition base-camp’ that is comfortable – something that combines ‘all oceans capabilities’ with safety, flexibility and environmental friendliness. That’s Fram – simply the best expedition ship imaginable.

The observation lounge, with comfortable sitting areas at the top of the ship and large panoramic windows, gives you incredible views of nature. A pair of binoculars is installed for spotting wildlife and details of the ever changing landscape.

Ship Amenities:

  • Gym and Wellness centre 
  • Library
  • Observation lounge 
  • Outdoor decks
  • Restaruant 
  • Shop 

Cabin Types: 

I2 Polar Inside: Middle deck for 2 travellers. Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins on middle or upper deck with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa.

N2 Polar Inside:  Middle deck for 2 travellers. Enjoy these standard outside cabins with separate beds found on middle decks. This cabin can fit two people.

U2 Arctic Superior: Middle deck for 2 travellers. Enjoy these comfortable outside cabins, situated on top/upper decks. These cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa.

F2 Arctic Superior: Middle deck for 2 travellers.  Enjoy these comfortable cabins, situated on middle and upper decks, suitable for up to two people. These cabins have double beds, a seating area, TV and private bathroom/shower. Some have limited view.

M2 Suite: These elegant suites are situated on upper deck with one or two rooms, seating area, TV and mini-bar.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline; plus all airport and port transfers, including internal flights to Ushuaia 
  • 18 nights’ expedition cruising from Antarctica to Chile on-board the ice-strengthened MS Fram 
  • Southbound itinerary: 1 nights’ accommodation in Santiago and 1 nights’ accommodation in Valparaiso prior to the cruise, plus 2 nights’ post-cruise accommodation in Buenos Aires 
  • Northbound itinerary: 3 nights’ pre-cruise accommodation in Buenos Aires, plus 1 nights’ post-cruise accommodation in Santiago
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals on-board the cruise including drinks at meal times 
  • Shore excursions by Zodiac landings, and a professional English-speaking Expedition Team 
  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture to offer insight into the destinations featured on the itinerary  
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket plus use of boots, trekking poles and other equipment where needed 
  • Free WiFi on-board the ship
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All taxes, port charges and national park fees
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