Antarctica in Depth with Patagonian Adventure

23 Days
Buenos Aires to Santiago
From (GBP)
£ 17,225
Dates & Pricing

2020/2021 Buenos Aires > Santiago

Tour Map
Tour Code:
DSP1
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Santiago

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly from the UK overnight to Buenos Aires. Regional airports available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Welcome to Buenos Aires. You’ll be transferred to a luxurious hotel for an overnight stay. Latin passion and European Romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary pleasures and parrillas (steakhouses).  

  3. Day 3 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV.
    Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At Sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Share memories of your experiences with new-found friends. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At Sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ushuaia, Argentina > El Calafate

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark and make your way to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina Patagonia. Meet your Tour Director and enjoy a relaxing three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - El Calafate

    Established in 1937 as a national park, the World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park is sure to be a highlight. Cruise close to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose face rises an average of 74 metres above the surface of the water. Then take a guided walk along the boardwalk for views across the top of the impressive 250 square kilometre glacier.

    Sundowners

    Toast your day in this natural wonderland framed by the spectacular backdrop of Perito Moreno Glacier.

    Join your Tour Director for a delicious welcome dinner this evening

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - El Calafate

    Discover the traditional way of life on an estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside, surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and lakes of great natural beauty.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  17. Day 17 - El Calafate > Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

    Drive to Patagonia and reach your luxurious retreat, set in the heart of the park on the shores of Lake Pehoé, the perfect base for a four night Special Stay. Settle into your tastefully appointed room, with sweeping views across the lake to the Paine Massif and enjoy a range of included excursions each day, complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Patagonian specialities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Your exciting adventure into one of the most spectacular national parks in the world begins. Boasting glaciers, waterways, the peaks of the Paine Massif and a range of wildlife including the elusive puma, your days exploring will be a memory to treasure.

    Freechoice

    Over the next three days, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Each evening, relax in the lounge and take in the magnificent views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Explore Torres del Paine National Park and enjoy a range of small group activities to choose from.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Explore Torres del Paine National Park and enjoy a range of small group activities to choose from.
    Join your Tour Director on your final evening for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Torres del Paine National Park > Santiago

    Savour the last views of the massifs of Torres del Paine before flying to the quirky Chilean capital of Santiago for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Santiago > UK

    Say farewell as you transfer to Santiago airport, taking away a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Fly overnight to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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