Neko Harbor, Antarctica
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Take the photos of a lifetime while following in the wake of Magellan, Drake, Darwin and Amundsen through the Magellan Strait, Beagle Channel and across the Drake Passage to the bottom of the world. Land on Cape Horn and when opportunities arise, you can paddle kayaks, take unforgettable hikes, observe penguins, seals and other fauna, and participate in naturalist-led programming.Don't miss this opportunity to explore one of the most pristine, untamed places on the planet. It is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.
2017 Departures from Santiago, Chile: Many sailing dates available. Inquire!
15 days, price from $7,000 per person
Land, Sea & Local Air Only
Neko Harbor, Antarctica
Day 1 Santiago
Arrive in Santiago and check in to your hotel.
Day 2 Santiago to Punta Arenas B
Transfer to Santiago Airport for a charter flight to Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to MS Midnatsol
Days 3-4 Chilean fjords & Tierra del Fuego B L D
The next three days we will sail through amazing areas such as the Magellan Strait and the Beagle Channel, with channels, fjords, and mountains plunging straight into the icy water. These wild and remote areas seem almost completely undisturbed by humans. Ice has scoured its way between the mountains, leaving isolated islands and hidden bays – and creating the uniquely beautiful fjord landscape of Chile.
Days 5-6 At Sea B L D
While crossing the storied Drake Passage you will have the opportunity to learn about the incredible continent you will be stepping onto from on-board naturalists.
Days 7-11 Antarctica B L D
Come ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. See penguins and seals. From deck there are lots of chances to see whales as well. Join our Expedition Team to enjoy field days, kayak, or explore the water and ice in small boats. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, and discover old whaling stations and its relics. We see the South Shetlands and Cuverville Island, home to one of the largest known colonies of chinstrap penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay. We see Paradise Harbour, which got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century, and Wilhelmina Bay, which has spectacular scenery and is often called ‘whale-mina Bay’, because of the large number of humpback whales spotted here in December.
Day 12 At Sea B L D
We journey back north.
Days 13-14 Cape Horn and Chilean Fjords B L D
Go ashore at Cape Horn if we didn’t on way south. Several landings among the majestic landscape of Southern Chile.
Day 15 Punta Arenas B
Disembark and journey home.