Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Overview

Join a voyage of discovery to Antarctica - our planet's last frontier - a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. Our ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising in this icy wilderness and the expert staff will ensure that you fully appreciate the majesty of all you encounter. The end result is more like a private expedition than a traditional cruise. Sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands, explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and cross below the fabled 66.5 degrees south. Experience massive rookeries of penguins shuffling across a frozen shore, pods of whales gliding through the cold waters and dramatic landscapes floating off into the distance. This trip will be like no other…… and a memory of a lifetime.

Contact us today to reserve your place.

 

TRIP CODE
ACTSQAC
DEPARTURE
21-Dec-2018 , 08-Feb-2019 , 20-Feb-2019 , 21-Dec-2019 , 30-Jan-2020 , 01-Mar-2020
DURATION
14 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 Cabin on ship.
Inclusions

13 nights shipboard accommodation 

1 night hotel accommodation in Ushuaia

13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners 

Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel

Departure transfer from ship to the airport, Albatros Hotel or central location where luggage can be stored
Insulated waterproof boots supplied 

Expedition parka

 

NOT INCLUDED:
Airfares
Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
Travel insurance
Beverages 
Personal expenses such as laundry and on board communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service)
Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 150,000
Staff gratuities
Pre or post-cruise travel expenses
 

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Dependent on cabin class

Notes

Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. We can place a hold on a cabin without deposit for up to 4 days.

Price Dependent upon

Season, availability, cabin type and deck

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. 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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