Ponant: Emblematic Antarctica

Overview

Sail through the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula into an enchanting polar desert, a final frontier surrounded by a gigantic ice sheet. Set in the most spectacular scenery of imposing mountain ranges, ice-filled channels, awe-inspiring glaciers and beautifully sculptured icebergs, this is a fascinating journey to the heart of this remote land. Penguins live in their thousands, waddling on the shores, whilst humpback whales and seals swim in the ship’s wake. 

disclaimer

** Please note: rates may vary depending on the departure dates; this trip is also available on board the Le Lyrial and Le Soléal and L'Austral. Contact us for more details.

TRIP CODE
ACTSEAN
DEPARTURE
18-Nov-2018 , 20-Nov-2018 , 04-Dec-2018 , 05-Jan-2019 , 09-Jan-2019 , 15-Jan-2019 , 17-Jan-2019 , 19-Jan-2019 , 25-Jan-2019 , 07-Feb-2019 , 14-Feb-2019 , 17-Feb-2019 , 21-Feb-2019 , 22-Feb-2019 , 24-Nov-2019 , 09-Dec-2019 , 04-Jan-2020 , 05-Jan-2020 , 08-Jan-2020 , 14-Jan-2020 , 27-Jan-2020 , 06-Feb-2020 , 18-Feb-2020 , 19-Feb-2020 , 26-Feb-2020
DURATION
11 Days
LOCATIONS
Antarctica

Itinerary

Please note that the above itinerary is just a guide. Antarctica cruises are subject to weather, ice and other local conditions, as such, the actual itinerary is determined as the cruise progresses.

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Superior
Inclusions

The rates of our cruises are per person and include all meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation), Open Bar, room service 24h, luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa and evening entertainment and events.

Ushuaia - Ushuaia program rates are per person and include:
* Flights Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos-Aires in Economy-class
* Meet and Greet by our representatives in Ushuaia and luggage direct transfer from the airport to the ship for port clearance
* Choice between one full day in Arakur Resort located inside Cerro Alarken natural Reserve, Time at leisure, lunch and / or optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park OR direct transfer to the port for embarkation, buffet lunch and access to the Main Lounge (cabins/suites will not be accessible before 5pm)
* On disembarkation days in Ushuaia: direct transfer from the ship to the airport (not included on Ushuaia – Montevideo cruise)

 

Your program does not include:
* Gratuities for driver and local guide
* Personal expenses, and other services not mentioned in the program
* The optional excursion to the Tierra del Fuego National Park which has to be booked at the moment you book your cruise

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Please note that itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions.

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Ship and departure date

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures is passionate and dedicated to sustainbility measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

A trip to the Antarctic is a completely different experience and quite unlike any other trip you have probably been on. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in this vulnerable ecosystem. We are fully compliant with all rules set down by the IAATO and all activities are governed by the Antarctic Treaty System. We carefully select all ships we work with and choose them for their small size as this creates far less impact on shore landings with wildlife. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller boats such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste, and all waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal, unlike some of the larger ships which do not facilitate this. This trip begins in Ushuaia where you will have time to sample local food and shop at local boutiques which we encourage individuals to take part in for experience and in support of the local community. We also try to create opportunity to see research and historical sites including the former research station/now museum of Port Lockroy and engage with local history. We discourage the buying of souvenirs made from endangered species or wrongfully taken from the environment i.e. shells. Our pre-departure pack provides you with all the information required for your tour, from what to take with you to practical advice about how to minimise your impact on the Antarctic environment. This pack highlights initiatives such as waste reduction, and how to appropriately engage with wildlife and the environment around you.

For more information visit our sustainability page.

 

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