23 day Antarctica and Patagonia cruising Expedition with return flights

23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition including return international flights, accommodation, 18 night expedition small ship cruise, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
  • 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia cruising Expedition with all flights
 

Highlights

 

Antarctica is nothing short of spectacular. With its vast and icy landscapes, exotic wildlife, remote wilderness and never-ending adventures, it’s hard to find a travel destination more inspiring than this. 

Make memories to last a lifetime with this 23 day Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition tour and let us take the hassle out of your planning. Experience a magnificent 18 night Expedition Small Ship cruise to Antarctica on board the ice-strengthened MS Fram, learn from experts in comprehensive lectures and enjoy shore excursions by Zodiac landings.

The expedition travels through the fabled waters of Patagonia to the Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean fjords and Cape Horn.

Your package includes return international flights, breakfast daily, transfers, accommodation, 18 night expedition small ship cruise, in-depth sightseeing and more.

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Santiago

Depart Australia for Santiago, Chile. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure exploring this wonderful cosmopolitan city.

Day 2: Santiago – Valparaiso – Santiago (B)

Depart the hotel and drive across the Curacavi Valley to the Pacific coast and Valparaiso, Chile’s most important seaport bustling with activity. Highlights of this tour are Fisherman’s Wharf, the main square, the panoramic watchtower and Naval Academy and some of its incredibly steep streets and climbing houses that make Valparaiso a unique city.  Next visit is Viña del Mar also known as the “Garden City”, an elegant resort city where the highlights include Fine Arts museum, municipal casino, seaside Avenida Peru and the beautiful Palacio Riojo.  The tour continues along the attractive coastline road visiting the summer resorts of Reñaca, Cochoa and Concon before returning to Santiago.

Day 3: Santiago – embark on cruise (B,D)  cruise-icon

This morning you will be transferred to the cruise port to board your expedition ship to Patagonia and Antarctica, on board the MS Fram. Once on board, enjoy free time as you settle into your cabin.

Day 4: At sea (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

As we make our way along the Pacific coast of Chile the expedition team will start the lecture program to prepare you for the experiences ahead. Enjoy priming your knowledge about the history and wildlife of the area. There will also be various workshops and presentations. Make sure to spend some time on deck to enjoy the fresh sea air and look out for wildlife. Familiarize yourself with our expedition vessel and take advantage of all the facilities on board.

Day 5: At sea (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

We continue make our way along the Pacific coast of Chile. Enjoy additional lectures and information sessions about the stunning surrounds.

Day 6: Castro (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

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. The Iglesia San Francisco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church is a visual delight: bright yellow and orange with a lavender trim. The varnished-wood interior is stunning. On a sunny day it is illuminated by the rows of stained-glass windows. Other sights include Plazuela del Tren a small plaza right by the waterfront with an odd collection of old trains. A stroll in the Cementerio Parroquial is actually pleasant.

Day 7: Patagonia (B,L,D) – Scenic Cruising (no port) cruise-icon

The expedition continues south through the fabled waters of Patagonia and onwards to one of the worlds most remote, undisturbed and beautiful places: the southern province of Ultima Esperanza, meaning Last Hope. We are sailing through iconic Andean seascapes and you have plenty of time to gaze out on the glassy expanse of nature uninterrupted.

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

After an unforgettable cruise through the Patagonian waters, the unique village of Puerto Edén will enchant you. It is a tiny village in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Puerto Edén is known for its geographical isolation, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 people includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people. 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 that you find here when you join the expedition team for hiking or kayaking.

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

Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most attractive national parks in the world. Its main attraction, the “towers” themselves, is the impressive rock formation, both colossal and unique, called “Torres del Paine” (Towers of Paine). The towers are made up of the Torre Central (9,186 feet high), Torre Sur (9,350 feet) and Torre Norte (7,375 feet).’

The park encompasses azure lakes, trails that meander through emerald forests, roaring rivers you’ll cross on rickety bridges and one big, radiant blue glacier. Variety spans from the vast openness of the steppe to rugged mountain terrain topped by looming peaks. This diversity of environments here has led to a very rich 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 surrounding.

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

Spend another incredible day in the world famous national park.

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

The Chilean fjords will excite nature enthusiasts with its channels, fjords and mountains plunging into the icy water. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans. The ice has scoured its way between the mountains, creating the isolated islands and hidden bays that form the unique fjord landscape of Chile. The snow-capped mountains and steep valleys make a striking contrast to an otherwise very green area that is rich in wildlife.

Day 12: Cape Horn and the Drake Passage (B,L,D) – Scenic Cruising (no port)  cruise-icon

In the morning, we will be sailing through the Beagle Channel, named after the ship that carried Charles Darwin on his voyage of discovery – HMS Beagle. We continue into open waters, and if conditions allow we will make an attempt to land on Cape horn – the southernmost tip of South America. Going ashore can be very difficult because of the sometimes-extreme weather in this area. This is the southernmost point of Chile and South America and lies almost 56 degrees south, marking the boundary between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the northern end of the Drake Passage.

Then we continue over the Drake Passage, where two oceans meet, on our way to Antarctica. On the way through the straits you can learn a great deal about Antarctica’s fantastic animals and history. This sea passage was notorious among the early polar explorers and is a unique voyage which only a few have the chance to experience.

Please note: Today is described as ‘Scenic Cruising’ as there is a high chance no landing will be possible at Cape Horn due to frequent poor weather conditions.

Day 13: At Sea (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Continue across the Drake Passage. On-board lectures and information sessions will take place to prepare you for our time in Antarctica.

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

Arrive in Antarctica! We spend the next 4 days in Antarctic waters. This unending, white wilderness of a continent is full of overwhelming impressions on an impressive scale. Weather, wind and ice conditions will of course have a great influence on our programme and schedule and your experienced expedition team will select possible landing sites that will provide you with the best experiences available. With long hours of daylight that we have in Antarctica this time of the year it is easy to make the most of your days. While in Antarctica, we will attempt to land on sites both on the South Shetland Islands and on the Antarctic Peninsula. Flexibility allows us to take advantage of the unexpected and wildlife will be at the forefront of our mind. We will bring you on shore for close up exploration. We might call at the Gentoo penguin rookeries on Cuverville Island and Neko Harbour. We hope to sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel and take on the challenging hike on Petermann Island to get rewarded with panoramic views. Another fun destination if weather permits is Port Lockroy, an old British base with a museum. Sailing through the Antarctic Sound offers spectacular views of tabular icebergs and glacial landscapes, and Brown Bluff has a distinct rock formation. Our sturdy PolarCirkel boats will enable us to go ashore almost anywhere and explore bays and channels. The expedition team will explain what you see and ensure we do as little as possible to disturb the local wildlife. Enjoy experiencing Antarctica with all your senses. Kayaking in untouched waters with icebergs floating by, guided hikes up snowy pathways to spectacular viewing points, listening to the sounds of glaciers calving or penguins squabbling, spending the night on deck or in a tent on this remote and untouched continent, or perhaps for the most daring, taking the polar plunge swim. Every day will be different, carefully crafted by our expedition team to educate you and create lasting memories.

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

Another full day in Antarctic waters.

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

Another full day in Antarctic waters.

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

Another full day in Antarctic waters.

Day 18: The Drake Passage (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today we leave Antarctic waters and make our way back to South America across The Drake Passage.

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

We continue our journey across The Drake Passage.

Day 20: Ushuaia – airplane-takeoff  – Buenos Aires (B)

Sadly, every expedition must come to an end. When we reach the southernmost town in the world, Ushuaia, it is time to say goodbye. You will be taken to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival at Buenos Aires international airport and be greeted by your guide for a transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure exploring this wonderful cosmopolitan city.

Day 21: Buenos Aires (B)

Today you will enjoy a half day Buenos Aires City tour. Here you will discover the heart of the city: the Plaza de Mayo and surrounds like the historic Cabildo (Town Hall) where the movement for independence from Spain was first planned; the Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), and other old buildings. Near the Plaza you can find theatres and busy commercial areas. Then you will discover the 9 de Julio Avenue, one of the widest avenues in the world. You will also discover the main avenue of Buenos Aires: Corrientes Avenue (known as the entertainment centre) which is a street of many theatres and great nightlife. Also visit de Mayo Avenue, Florida Street, where you may enjoy a tango demonstration on the street. Visit one of the most residential neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, La Recoleta: Here one gets to know why Buenos Aires is considered “Paris of the South”. Exquisite and refined, this place offers a lot of monuments and museums. You will visit the Cemetery where Evita Perón is buried. Many of the monuments of this cemetery were declared National Monuments.

Day 22: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today at the appropriate time you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 23: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff  -Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart Australia for Buenos Aires, Argentina!

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure exploring this wonderful cosmopolitan city.

Day 2: Buenos Aires (B)

Today you will enjoy a half-day Buenos Aires City tour. Discover the heart of the city: the Plaza de Mayo and surrounds like the historic Cabildo (Town Hall) where the movement for independence from Spain was first planned; the Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), and other old buildings. Near the Plaza you can find theatres and busy commercial areas. Then you will discover the 9 de Julio Avenue, one of the widest avenues in the world. You will also discover the main avenue of Buenos Aires: Corrientes Avenue (known as the entertainment centre) home to many theatres and great nightlife. Also visit de Mayo Avenue, Florida Street, where you may enjoy a tango demonstration on the street. Visit one of the most residential neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, La Recoleta. Here one gets to know why Buenos Aires is considered “Paris of the South”. Exquisite and refined, it offers a lot of monuments and museums. You will visit the Cemetery where Evita Perón is buried. Many of the monuments of this cemetery were declared National Monuments.

Day 3: Buenos Aires  – airplane-takeoff – Ushuaia – embark on cruise (B) cruise-icon

After breakfast, we take a flight to Ushuaia, to board MS Fram, your expedition ship to Patagonia and Antarctica! Once on board, enjoy free time as you settle into your cabin.

Day 4: The Drake Passage (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The infamous Drake Passage is where two oceans meet. As we cross what is known as either the Drake Lake or the Drake Shake, (depending on conditions), fascinating presentations will be given about the history and wildlife of the Antarctic. You will also be acquainted with our measures to protect this vulnerable environment. On the way through the straits, you can learn a great deal about Antarctica’s fantastic animals and history. This sea passage was notorious among the early polar explorers and is a unique voyage which only a few have the chance to experience.

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

Arrive in Antarctica! We spend the next 5 days in Antarctic waters. This unending, white wilderness of a continent is full of overwhelming impressions on an impressive scale. Weather, wind and ice conditions will of course have a great influence on our programme and schedule and your experienced expedition team will select possible landing sites that will provide you with the best experiences available. With long hours of daylight that we have in Antarctica this time of the year it is easy to make the most of your days. While in Antarctica, we will attempt to land on sites both on the South Shetland Islands and on the Antarctic Peninsula. Flexibility allows us to take advantage of the unexpected and wildlife will be at the forefront of our mind. We will bring you on shore for close up exploration. We might call at the Gentoo penguin rookeries on Cuverville Island and Neko Harbour. We hope to sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel and take on the challenging hike on Petermann Island to be rewarded with panoramic views. Another fun destination if weather permits is Port Lockroy, an old British base with a museum. Sailing through the Antarctic Sound offers spectacular views of tabular icebergs and glacial landscapes, and Brown Bluff has a distinct rock formation. Our sturdy PolarCirkel boats will enable us to go ashore almost anywhere and explore bays and channels. The expedition team will explain what you see and ensure we do as little as possible to disturb the local wildlife. Enjoy experiencing Antarctica with all your senses. Kayaking in untouched waters with icebergs floating by, guided hikes up snowy pathways to spectacular viewing points, listening to the sounds of glaciers calving or penguins squabbling, spending the night on deck or in a tent on this remote and untouched continent, or perhaps for the most daring, taking the polar plunge swim. Every day will be different, carefully crafted by our expedition team to educate you and create lasting memories.

Day 6: Antarctica (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Another full day in Antarctic waters.

Day 7: Antarctica (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Another full day in Antarctic waters.

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

Another full day in Antarctic waters.

Day 9: Antarctica (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Another full day in Antarctic waters.

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

Another full day in Antarctic waters.

Day 11: Cape Horn and the Drake Passage (B,L,D) – Scenic Cruising (no port)  cruise-icon

In the morning, we will be sailing through the Beagle Channel, named after the ship that carried Charles Darwin on his voyage of discovery – HMS Beagle. We continue into open waters, and if conditions allow we will make an attempt to land on Cape Horn – the southernmost tip of South America. Going ashore can be very difficult because of the sometimes-extreme weather in this area. This is the southernmost point of Chile and South America and lies almost 56 degrees south, marking the boundary between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the northern end of the Drake Passage.

Please note: Today is described as ‘Scenic Cruising’ as there is a high chance no landing will be possible at Cape Horn due to frequent poor weather conditions.

Day 12: At Sea (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Continue across the Drake Passage. On-board lectures and information sessions will take place to prepare you for our time in Antarctica.

Day 13: Chilean Fjords (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The Chilean fjords will excite nature enthusiasts with its channels, fjords and mountains plunging into the icy water. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans. The ice has scoured its way between the mountains, creating the isolated islands and hidden bays that form the unique fjord landscape of Chile. The snow-capped mountains and steep valleys make a striking contrast to an otherwise very green area that is rich in wildlife.

Day 14: Torres del Paine National Park (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most attractive national parks in the world. Its main attraction, the “towers” themselves, is the impressive rock formation, both colossal and unique, called “Torres del Paine” (Towers of Paine). The towers are made up of the Torre Central (9,186 feet high), Torre Sur (9,350 feet) and Torre Norte (7,375 feet).’

The park encompasses azure lakes, trails that meander through emerald forests, roaring rivers you’ll cross on rickety bridges and one big, radiant blue glacier. Variety spans from the vast openness of the steppe to rugged mountain terrain topped by looming peaks. This diversity of environments here has led to a very rich 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 surrounding.

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

Spend another incredible day in the world famous national park.

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

After an unforgettable cruise through the Patagonian waters, the unique village of Puerto Edén will enchant you. It is a tiny village in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Puerto Edén is known for its geographical isolation, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 people includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people. 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 that you find here when you join the expedition team for hiking or kayaking.

Day 17: Patagonia (B,L,D) – Scenic Cruising (no port) cruise-icon

The expedition continues south through the fabled waters of Patagonia and onwards to one of the worlds most remote, undisturbed and beautiful places: the southern province of Ultima Esperanza, meaning Last Hope. We are sailing through iconic Andean seascapes and you have plenty of time to gaze out on the glassy expanse of nature uninterrupted.

Day 18: Castro (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

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. The Iglesia San Francisco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church is a visual delight: bright yellow and orange with a lavender trim. The varnished-wood interior is stunning. On a sunny day it is illuminated by the rows of stained-glass windows. Other sights include Plazuela del Tren a small plaza right by the waterfront with an odd collection of old trains. A stroll in the Cementerio Parroquial is actually pleasant.

Day 19: At sea (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

As we make our way along the Pacific coast of Chile the expedition team will start the lecture program to prepare you for the experiences ahead. Enjoy priming your knowledge about the history and wildlife of the area. There will also be various workshops and presentations. Make sure to spend some time on deck to enjoy the fresh sea air and look out for wildlife. Familiarize yourself with our expedition vessel and take advantage of all the facilities on board.

Day 20: At sea (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

We continue make our way along the Pacific coast of Chile. Enjoy additional lectures and information sessions about the stunning surrounds.

Day 21: Disembark cruise – Valparaíso – Santiago, Chile (B)

Sadly, every expedition must come to an end, finishing in the colourful and poetic city of Valparaíso. After disembarking the cruise, we take a tour of the area with highlights including, Fisherman’s Wharf, the main square, the panoramic watchtower and Naval Academy and some of its incredibly steep streets and climbing houses that make Valparaiso a unique city.  Next visit is Viña del Mar also known as the “Garden City”, an elegant resort city where the highlights include Fine Arts museum, municipal casino, seaside Avenida Peru and the beautiful Palacio Riojo.  The tour continues along the attractive coastline road visiting the summer resorts of Reñaca, Cochoa and Concon before returning to Santiago.

Day 22: Santiago – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today at the appropriate time, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 23: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares departing with a full service airline including 23kgs checked baggage
  • All airport and port transfers
  • 18 night Expedition Small Ship cruise to Antarctica on board the ice-strengthened MS Fram (250 people max)
    • Spend 4 unforgettable days in Antarctic waters exploring the natural diversity of Antarctica
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation in Santiago including Valparaiso day tour
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation in Buenos Aires including city tour
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals on board your cruise
  • Shore excursions by Zodiac landings
  • Lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All taxes, port charges and national park fees
  • Intimate small ship experience (250 people max)

Highlights

  • Experience Patagonia and Antarctica in one expedition
  • Visit Torres del Paine National Park
  • Sail into the Chilean fjords and see Cape Horn
  • Enjoy kayaking, hiking and see the wildlife up close in Antarctica
  • Explore Santiago including Valparaiso day tour
  • Discover the old world charm of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book at least 120 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $4,000 per person are 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
  • 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.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Tipping and Gratuities, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary

Single Supplement: Not available

Triple Share: Not available

Ship Size: 250 people max

Accommodation: 

Santiago: Hotel Fundador or similar
Cruise: MS Fram
Buenos Aires: Regente Palace Hotel or similar

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

You can view a full deck plan by clicking here

Fitess 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. 

Land Only: Not available

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 great value 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

 

26 February 2019 – Northbound itinerary 
29 October 2019 – Southbound itinerary
28 February 2020 – Northbound itinerary 

Bookings not accepted when within 120 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane with LATAM Airlines (Qantas, Air New Zealand or similar) 
  • Adelaide – A $300 Interstate surcharges applies per person.
  • Perth – A $500 Interstate surcharges applies per person.
  • You can purchase your interstate surcharge after you click “Buy Now” 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • 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. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days. 

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with LATAM Airlines
  • All airport and port transfers
  • 18 night Expedition Small Ship cruise to Antarctica on-board MS Fram
  • 2 nights accommodation in Santiago 
  • 2 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals on board your cruise
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All taxes, port charges and national park fees
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