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Ultimate Chimu Adventure - South America & Antarctica

39 Days
From USD 25,485

Trip Code: MCUSAGA

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Santiago, Chile

Finish: Buenos Aires, Argentina

DestinationDestination

Chile, Ecuador, Galapagos, Peru, Brazil, Argentina & Antarctica

DestinationDeparture Date

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MealsMeals

All meals while onboard the Antarctic & Galapagos Ships. for all other land arrangements: 24 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 2 Dinners (D) 

TransportTransport

Group Transfers On cruise arrival, Embarkation & Disembarkation in Antarctica and the Galapagos. Private airport arrival and departure transfers throughout for each destination visited.  

TransportAccommodation

Hotels & Cabin onboard a ship in Antarctica/Galapagos



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Santiago: Half Day City Tour & Casablanca Valley/Valparaiso Day Tour with Wine Tasting
Quito: Half Day City Tour & Cotopaxi National Park Tour
Galapagos Islands: 5 Day Cruise visiting San Cristobal, Espanola & Floreana Islands with daily guided shore excursions

Lima: Walking Food Tour

Cusco, Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley: Full Day Sacred Valley Tour of Incan Historical Sites & Ruins, Guided Private Tour of Machu Picchu UNESCO World Heritage Site, Visits to Maras Salt Ponds, Moray & Sacsayhuaman & Private Half Day Cusco Walking Tour 

Rio de Janeiro: Full Day City Tour Including Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer Statue & Famous Brazilian Beaches; A Half Day Santa Teresa & Historic Sites Tour

Iguazu Falls: Full Day Argentinian Side of Falls Tour & Half Day Brazilian side of Falls Tour

Buenos Aires: Half Day City Tour, Half Day Walking with a Local Tour & Evening Asado Dinner Experience

Antarctica Cruise - Daily Antarctica Excursions, Zodiac Cruising, Onboard Expert Lectures & Briefings by the Experienced Expedition Team

NOTE: Antarctica itinerary is subject to change depending on weather & ice conditions. 

OVERVIEW

Tick off 2 Continents. 7 countries, 2 of the 7 Wonders of the World and 2 of the Natural Wonders of the world on this epic 39-day Ultimate Adventure! 


We have  specially designed this tour, which includes a range of cities, famous sites and wonders on this Chimu Adventures exclusive itinerary. If you are only going to Visit South America and Antarctica once then this trip will ensure you see and experience the very best that both continents have to offer. 

Start your journey exploring the funky district of Lastarria in Santiago, before sipping on famous Chilean wine and visiting the colorful, bohemian city of Valparaiso. Fly to the historic centre of Quito, full of beautiful churches and quaint, charming streets. The next sop is the famed islands of the Galapagos sprawling with endemic birds, land and sea animals. Spot a giant tortoise and snorkel with a sea lion on an unforgettable cruise onboard the first class ship., Seaman Journey. Then head to Peru, soaking up the gastronomic capital of Lima, sampling a range of local delicacies and taking in the colonial style city centre. You will fly to Cusco and descend to the Sacred Valley, home to a range of Incan and pre colonial ruins and archaeological sites. Travel by train to the crown jewel of South America - Machu Picchu, where you will have the chance to take a guided tour of this historic fortress, learning all about the fascinating history of the site, which is to this day still shrouded in mystery! Fly across to the laid back and cosmopolitan city of Rio de Janeiro. Here you will have the chance to people watch and sip a caipirinha on the world famous Copacabana beach. Visit the eternal monument, Christ the Redeemer and marvel at the views from the top of Corcovado, also known as Sugar Loaf. Spend some time exploring the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, full of trendy and eclectic art galleries and historic mansions. From here enjoy a change of pace when visiting the UNESCO listed world wonder, Iguazu Falls. You will have the opportunity to see the falls, which span almost 3kms in diameter from the Brazilian side - which provides a panoramic view and then get up close and personal on the Argentine side. Hearing the roar of the water from the Devils Throat is an experience you will never forget. The next stop on your epic journey is Buenos Aires - affectionately known as the 'Paris of the South.' You will get the chance to enjoy a traditional Asado feast as well as explore the city on two day tours of the city. Fly onwards to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, which is the jumping off point for your exploration of Antarctica. 

This superior itinerary includes accommodation onboard the Seaman Journey - a luxurious 16 passenger catamaran. 

Discover the raw, untouched beauty of the Great White Continent on an 11-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. You will cruise on the well appointed Ocean Endeavour. The ship has under 200 guests onboard, which allows for daily landings on the continent and offers a range of optional adventure activities. Witness landscapes at their most pristine as the thawing of sea ice invites you into an unspoiled polar wilderness. Keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seals, seabirds and astounding icebergs displaying a palette of snow white and deep aquamarine. Watch penguins squabbling over pebbles for their nests as they begin to court and scan for Leopard seals on ice floes. While the Ocean Endeavour edges its way through the fractured ice, perhaps entering the narrow, sheer-sided Lemaire Channel, you are invited onto the bow as we follow the continent's inhabitants further south into the untouched snowscapes of pristine Antarctica

Nothing can prepare you for the magic that you will experience on this once in a life time experience! We have designed the trip to allow you to see and experience everything that Latin America has to offer. If there is anywhere else on your list of must visit places we can add in Patagonia, the Amazon or the Atacama Desert and Salt Flats of Uyuni. If you wish to take things at a more laid-back pace additional free days can be added in any of the destinations you are visiting. Our Destination Specialists are on hand to help make your dream trip a reality.

Please contact us for more details.

Please note: This price is based on departing in November 2023 - it is subject to change for alternative dates and you may need to consider alternative cruises in Antarctica and the Galapagos or change arrangements to match availability for your preferred travel dates. 

 

ITINERARY

Arrive in Santiago

Arrival day in the Chilean capital of Santiago. You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your hotel by private car transfer. The rest of the day is yours to recover from your flight.

Santiago

Spend your morning getting to know Santiago on a half-day city tour. You will visit the highlights that this cosmopolitan city has to offer. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the local area near your hotel. Barrio Lastarria is an upmarket, vibrant, and safe neighbourhood, home to some of Santiago’s best cafes, bars, and restaurants, with lots of boutique retail stores.

Casablanca Valley & Valparaiso

This morning we will head west and our first stop will be in the Casablanca Valley, famous for its many wineries, where we will stop in at a cellar door to enjoy a premium wine tasting. Then, we continue onto Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is one of Chile’s largest coastal cities. Its charming and picturesque colourful houses hang from the hills that surround the city and create a natural amphitheatre where the historic port life blends with the cultural life on the hills. In the afternoon, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Santiago.

Santiago to Quito

Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Quito, Ecuador, a City declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1978. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel which sits nestled in the Andean foothills, 2,850 metres above sea level. The city is known for its stunning colonial architecture, artwork and amazing snow-capped mountain backdrop.

Quito

You will tour the bustling streets, charming squares and majestic churches of Quito city and its old town before venturing into the city’s surrounds. There, we will head 25km north and visit the Equatorial Monument. It marks the exact middle of the World, Latitude 0º, where you can stand with one foot on each side of the hemisphere. The surrounding volcanic scenery is stunning and you can choose to visit either the Ethnographic Museum or the Intinan Museum, both located near the site of the monument.

Cotopaxi National Park Excursion

Today you will head south from Quito to visit Cotopaxi National Park. Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. Despite the altitude, the park is home to numerous birds and varied plant life. Weather permitting, there are spectacular views from the north face of the mountain. The surrounding scenery includes volcanoes like Pasochoa, Ruminahui and Sincholagua. You will also have the opportunity to visit a local indigenous market.

Fly to Galapagos Islands

Fly from Quito to the Galapagos. On arrival you will meet your naturalist guides who will collect your luggage and escort you by bus to the harbour to board the MC Galapagos Seaman Journey. In the afternoon you will visit the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre to learn about the history of the islands, local conservation efforts and the natural history.

San Cristobal

Today begins with a trip to Galapaguera, a breeding station and sanctuary for the giant Galapagos tortoise. The species is under threat and this centre provides a safe place to observe them in their natural habitat. This afternoon, head to the beautiful white coral sand beach of Cerro Brujo where there is the chance to swim and snorkel with sea lions and Galapagos turtles. Spot other local species like the blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and the San Cristobal lava lizard.

Espanola Island

This morning we head to the isolated southern island of Espanola. Brimming with native species like the Espanola mockingbird, lava lizard and waved albatross. Gardner Bay is a prime location for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing. You may also see sea lions, sharks and sea turtles in the clear waters. This afternoon’s excursion takes you to Suarez Point. Watch the blue-footed and Nazca boobies dance and the large albatrosses launch off the cliff. There’s a blowhole which can create spurts of 30-50 metre high.

Floreana Island

One of the most impressive flamingo lagoons is located at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island. There you will see flamingos and various other shorebird species and there are two beaches to visit, Green Beach and Flour Sand Beach. Here green sea turtles come to nest and you can also see rays in the water. You will have the chance to take a walk and go snorkelling. Spend the afternoon relaxing at Post Office Bay, which is a post office like no other. Today tourists leave letters and post cards here and you can sift through them to find any that might be close to your home. The idea is to take one and deliver them by hand.

Turtles Trail and Fly to Quito

Spend your final morning learning about the protection and conservation efforts of the islands at Turtle Trails. After, you will head to Baltra Airport to fly back to Quito. Overnight at the airport hotel.

Fly to Lima

Today take the shuttle back to the airport in time for your onward flight to Lima, the capital of Peru. Lima is a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. Home to a plethora of interesting museums and a foodie’s delight, being the ‘gastronomical capital of the Americas’.

Lima

Embark on a walking food tour in Lima’s Historic Centre. During this food tour, you will have the chance to taste popular on-the-go delicacies that locals devour while learning more about Peru’s history and interesting facts about the local economy and daily life in Peru.

Fly to Cusco - Sacred Valley

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Cusco, where you will descend into the Sacred Valley below Cusco. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a region in Peru’s Andean highlands which, along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, formed the heart of the Inca Empire. The Sacred Valley’s elevation is 2,800 meters above sea level, so it’s recommended to take it easy for the afternoon as your body acclimatises to the altitude.

Sacred Valley

On today’s Sacred Valley of the Incas tour, you will be presented with plenty of photo opportunities of ancient Incan villages and ruins, whilst learning about the culture and beliefs of the Incan people. This tour is the perfect start to understanding the unique way of life, farming techniques, and archaeological design of the Incas. The first stop is the village of Pisac. Wander the colourful market stalls before heading uphill to the famous Pisac ruins, Intihuatana, Q’allaqasa and Kinchiracay ruins. Enjoy a fine buffet lunch in gardens overlooking the Valley before continuing along the River Urubamba, to Ollantaytambo, which is dominated by a giant Incan fortress.

Machu Picchu

Today will be one of your highlights in South America with a visit to Machu Picchu. A transfer will collect you and transfer you to Ollantaytambo train station to board a scenic train and arrive in one of the world’s most famous ruins after the morning fog and crowds have cleared. A guide will meet you on arrival and take you directly to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will spend the afternoon marvelling at the stunning display of ancient architecture and incredible surroundings. located 2,430 metres above sea level, your guide will explain the 15th-century Inca site before taking you to your hotel for the night in the local village of Aguas Calientes.

Machu Picchu to Cusco

Start your journey back to Cusco by boarding a return train to Ollantaytambo. A transfer will be waiting as you arrive back to Ollantaytambo station to continue onwards to Cusco. En route, you will visit the Maras Salt ponds, believed to pre-date the Inca period. These shallow pools, dug into the mountainside, are filled with salt water from an underground spring from an adjacent mountain. Continue to Moray, which boasts an impressive Inca ruin of giant circular terraces that are believed to have been used for agricultural experimentation. You will then be dropped to your hotel in Cusco, set at an altitude of 3,400 metres in the Peruvian Andes.

Cusco

Join our Chimu Adventures exclusive day tour and explore the city’s fascinating history. This specially designed tour has been perfected to show you the best of this incredible city without the crowds and other tourists. Learn about this city from the Inca times to colonial rule to the present day, winding through narrow cobble-stoned streets and visiting the market of Cusco. Visit the fascinating Koricancha Temple of the Sun, Cusco’s Plaza de Armas and Cathedral, built on the ruins of an Inca Palace and finish up at Sacsayhuaman, a former Inca fortress perched atop the hill above Cusco.

Cusco

Today is at leisure, allowing you to spend time wandering the cobble-stoned streets of the ancient Inca capital. With treasures around every corner, Cusco is a wonderful city to explore on foot. Vibrant markets and stores give the traveller a plethora of shopping opportunities set amongst fine Inca and Spanish colonial architecture. Included is a BTG ticket which provides access to most of Cusco’s attractions and museums, so you choose where you wish to spend your day.

Lima to Rio De Janeiro

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Rio De Janeiro. Rio never fails to amaze with its sandy beaches, carefree lifestyle, and unparalleled natural beauty.

Half day tour of Santa Teresa

Join a discovery tour of Rio de Janeiro that heads downtown to the main financial district and Carioca Square before visiting the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. This area of Rio de Janeiro is known for its cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture, charming upper-class residential homes and stunning views from the hillside overlooking the city. You will also find the Carmelitas’ Convent and the famous Selaron Staircase. The colourful stairway is covered in mosaic tiles, the work of Chilean born artist Jorge Salaron. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the beaches of Rio. (B)

Rio de Janeiro City Tour

With an early start, today you will join a city tour taking in all of Rio’s famous sights, including Corcovado, to get up close to the Christ the Redeemer statue. The next stop is Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you will board a cable car to the top of Urca Hill, with spectacular views of Rio’s famous beaches, bays, hills, and the city. Enjoy a traditional Brazilian BBQ for lunch and continue exploring more of the city including a visit to the Maracanã Stadium via the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, a stop at the Sambadrome, the city’s historic downtown area, and more. (B,L)

Fly Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu

Today you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Foz de Iguazu Airport. You will enjoy a half-day tour of the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls where you will experience great panoramic views of the falls. After your tour you will cross the border into Argentina and transfer to your hotel.

Iguazu Falls

Get ready for a full day of exploring the Argentine side of the falls. We start early to beat the crowds and get the first train to the Devil’s Throat. Walk along the paths over the islands which take you to a balcony over the falls and the most spectacular view of the entire Devil’s Gorge. You will then have plenty of time to walk the paths on the upper circuit, providing you with a magnificent panoramic view, and the lower circuit, which has great views from below and around the falls. On completion of the tour, you will be taken to your hotel.

Fly to Buenos Aires

Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. On arrival your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in one of Buenos Aires’ most elegant, historic, and picturesque neighbourhoods, Recoleta, where you will be free to relax for the rest of the day.

Buenos Aires City Tour

The morning is at leisure before you are collected from your hotel for a three hour afternoon city tour. We have designed this tour exclusively for our guests. You will visit the main square; Plaza De Mayo, home to the famous Casa Rosada and then continue on to the charming suburb of La Boca - the birthplace of Tango where you will have some time to wander the streets. Then head to Recoleta Cemetery, one of the most beautiful in the world. Entrance is included and your guide will point out the graves of famous Argentinian's such as Eva Peron, or Evita. (B).

Walking with a Local Tour & Evening Asado Dinner

You will be collected from your hotel in the afternoon for a unique half day walking tour with your own local guide. You will start by exploring the streets of the upscale and exclusive neighbourhood of Recoleta through a local’s eyes. Continue on through the beating heart of the city, Reteiro, home to many significant government buildings filled with fascinating history of Buenos Aires. Chat with your guide over a local Patagonian Ice Cream or a Coffee, before heading over to the bohemian barrio of San Telmo to explore the local markets, tasting local specialties like Empanada's. You will also visit an old Conventillo and the quaint Plaza Dorrego.
In the evening you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to an Asado restaurant where you will enjoy a traditional Argentinian steakhouse. A closed-door dining experience awaits you that explores new ways of serving Argentine Asado classics, along with a wine pairing menu that has also been designed to best enhance the flavours of the ingredients while presenting you with some of the best boutique wines from Argentina.

Fly to Ushuaia

Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight to Ushuaia. Your polar adventure begins here! Ushuaia is nestled within the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Ushuaia boasts many shops, museums, restaurants and cafes that you can enjoy before your voyage. This Argentine town is the ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. If you feel adventurous, the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park offers plenty of outdoor activities.

Embarkation In Ushuaia

Following your embarkation onto the Ocean Endeavour in the late afternoon, you begin your Antarctic journey south, passing through the infamous Beagle Channel. Named after the famed ship on which Charles Darwin voyaged, the channel presents great photo opportunities of landscapes and seabirds.

At Sea, Drake Passage - Days 3 & 4

The infamous Drake Passage is wild and unpredictable. Soak up some fresh air on one of the Ocean Endeavour's many outer decks while you feel the breeze of the roaring forties and furious fifties – waters not yet tamed even by the most intrepid of explorers. The Expedition Team will provide insights into the adventures ahead and offer educational lectures on everything from history and geology to photography and ornithology.
During these two days at sea, you’ll witness plenty of seabirds crossing the Southern Ocean. With favourable sea and weather conditions, the first sighting of land will appear on day four.

South Shetland Islands & Antarctica - Days 5 to 8

This is when your Antarctic adventures truly begin. The South Shetland Islands come into view – a region that has long captivated the attention of many explorers alike. The Expedition Team and Captain will scout for whales and seabirds and alert you to any new sightings. Enjoy in-depth explanations and more lectures on the glaciology, history, and wildlife of the region as we explore them.
Even more exciting will be your first land excursion. Daily Zodiac cruises and shore excursions take you to explore local bays, channels, and landing sites with wildlife opportunities always at the forefront of your Expedition Team's mind. Walk on beaches dotted with penguins, visit penguin rookeries, and search for southern seal species, including the fearless penguin eater, the Leopard seal.

No two days or landing are the same, with each day presenting new photo opportunities and sightings. But it won’t take long for you to spot the difference between an Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguin.

You might hike to a penguin rookery one day and take a Zodiac cruise among towering icebergs the next. From coming eye to eye with a Humpback whale to the sound of a calving glacier, you will wake up excited each day with a desire to explore this icy wilderness.

You also have the option to treat yourself to an overnight ice camping experience on land, a snowshoeing excursion to explore further afield, or hit the water for a day paddle excursion giving you a more intimate Antarctic experience.

An average day onboard begins with a wake-up call from your Expedition Leader around 7am, giving you time to prepare for the day before joining your fellow expeditioners for breakfast in the Polaris restaurant. You will usually have two excursions per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with a delicious lunch served on the Ocean Endeavour in between excursions.

At Sea, Drake Passage - Days 9 & 10

Your journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to enjoy the Antarctic air. So make sure to spend some time on the outer decks scouting for whales, watching seabirds or enjoying a presentation by your Expedition Team. Celebrate the unforgettable experiences you have shared with your fellow passengers exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.

Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

After arriving in the port of Ushuaia, the Expedition Team will gather on the deck to farewell you as you disembark the Ocean Endeavour after breakfast. You will be transferred to Ushuaia Airport for your onward flight to Buenos Aires and transferred to your hotel in Buenos Aires for the final evening of your 'Ultimate' Adventure'.

Depart Buenos Aires

Today you will be transferred to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport in time for your departure flight. Say farewell and take a moment to reflect on the amazing journey you have had, exploring many wonders of South America and Antarctica on this awe-inspiring adventure.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Combine all of the best parts of South America with a once and a lifetime cruise in Antarctica 

  • Book your dream holiday, ticking off 2 continents and so many amazing experiences, landmarks and sites! 

  • Your itinerary is customisable and you can add extra time in destinations if you want a more relaxed pace, as well as add extensions to make the trip yours. 

  • Admire breathtaking scenery such as icebergs and glaciated mountains in Antarctica. Penguin populations in the rookeries are thriving, and the birds are busy nest-building and courting.

  • Benefit from a variety of onboard activities including educational lectures on history, geology and ecology and participate in our Citizen Science Program, all led by our expert Expedition Team, onboard the Ocran Endeavour in Antarctica. 

  • Enjoy a cruise in the Galapagos onboard the well appointed Seaman Journey. Get up close with blue-footed boobies, albatross and giant tortoises and jump into the ocean to see turtles and swim with sea lions. 

 Ocean Endeavour

Ocean Endeavour

Your experiences through the Ocean Endeavour's in-depth expedition program is the number one priority!     

With her ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment, the Ocean Endeavour is ideally suited for expedition cruising to the Polar regions. It's designed to adventure travellers who want to get off the ship and onto the ice, with a wide range of expedition activities, citizen science research programs, and opportunities to learn about Antarctica's history and biology from passionate guides.

The ship carries 20 zodiacs for exploration and remote landings and offers additional activities such as sea kayaking, snowshoeing, ice camping and hiking plus a photography program, all designed to enhance your polar experience. This small, well-appointed expedition ship allows you to explore the world’s remotest regions while enjoying the class and comfort of a hotel.   

There are spacious lounge and bar areas and a top deck observation room with panoramic windows, as well as lecture theatres, a library and a polar boutique. The ample deck areas are equipped with comfortable lounge chairs and feature a saltwater pool, saunas and even a hot tub. Travellers can also enjoy health and fitness amenities including a gym, spa treatments and yoga classes designed to enhance your personal wellness. 

Onboard, the extensive range of cabin options includes dedicated single cabins for solo travellers, suites and triple cabins that feature two bathrooms. The ship offers an unmatched sense of space with plenty of both interior and exterior areas, where you can enjoy the company of your fellow travellers or enjoy Antarctica in quiet solitude. It's a truly immersive Antarctic adventure for explorers of any age.     
 

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vink WHY CHOOSE THIS SHIP

We offer carbon offset departures.     
We quantify our carbon usage and then purchase carbon credits from various projects to offset our impact. 

We are assisting in scientific research.    
During every Antarctic voyage, you have the chance to observe, record, and report on natural phenomena as part of a collaboration project with Antarctic scientists. Find out More   

We have an 8:1 passenger to expedition crew ratio.    
This is one of the highest in the industry and ensures our guests personally experience the professionalism and expertise of our expedition team, which will maximize their experience.  

We have a fleet of 20 zodiacs and multiple loading points.    
With a large fleet of 20 zodiacs, our large team of boat drivers allows small groups to hit the water and venture onto the ice in smaller congregations.   

No single supplements on single cabins.     
We have increased our number of solo-use cabins on the Ocean Endeavour, making solo travel to Antarctica more economically viable while bolstering our social distancing measures and maximizing the safety and the experience of all of our passengers.   

We offer a large variety of activities.    
Yoga,, kayaking, day paddle, stand-up paddleboarding, zodiac excursions and cruises, our exclusive photography program, and camping. 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM     
Unique to the Ocean Endeavour, this workshop is perfect if you are passionate about photography, or just passionate about capturing the beautiful landscape and wildlife you will encounter on your incredible Antarctic adventure. Learn More >   

ICE CAMPING    
Fall asleep amid the snow-capped mountains as you watch the colours of the Antarctic twilight bounce off the ocean and surrounding glaciers. Learn More >   

SEA KAYAKING    
Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group. Learn More >   

SNOWSHOEING    
Snowshoeing allows you to go even deeper into Antarctica’s interior and reach less visited places where many other visitors simply don’t go! Learn More >   

DAY PADDLE     
As part of a small, expertly guided group, you will paddle between icebergs of all shapes and sizes, skim past penguin rookeries or drift quietly as you absorb the majestic scenery. Learn More >     

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING    
Combine the physical with the natural beauty of Antarctica, exploring glacial landscapes and spotting an array of wildlife on this SUP adventure. Learn More >  
 

SHIP LAYOUT

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Ice Class: Length: 137.10 M
Breadth: 21.00 MMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 16.0 knots
Electricity: 380 / 220 V, 50 Hz a.c. Passenger
Capacity:
200

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional Activities vary for each itinerary. Limited spaces available. Contact your Destination Specialist for pricing & availability.

Kayaking

Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group.

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Camping

Fall asleep amid the snow-capped mountains as you watch the colours of the Antarctic twilight bounce off the ocean and surrounding glaciers.

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Snowshoeing

Go even deeper into Antarctica’s interior and reach less visited places where many other visitors simply don’t go! 

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Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Stand-up Paddle boarding, commonly known as SUP originated in Hawaii and is now available as an optional activity in Antarctica. What a way to explore! 

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Day Paddling

If you are looking for another way to nurture your inner adventurer, our day paddle excursion might be the perfect fit! Absorb the majestic scenery from a more intimate vantage point as you paddle through the pristine waters of Antarctica on a sit-on-top kayak.Our expertly guided, one-time, Paddle Program gives you the rare chance to see Antarctica from the same perspective as most of the wildlife – at the surface of the sea.

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Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS
    Superior hotel accommodation with breakfast daily throughout
    All meals and daily shore landings/excursions while onboard your Galapagos cruise, on the Seaman Journey 
    Tours, activities and transfers as per the itinerary 
    Selected lunches and dinners as per the itinerary
    Internal flights within Latin America in economy class
    Antarctica cruise:
    All meals onboard the Ocean Endeavour including snacks
    Accommodation onboard the Ocean Endeavour in booked cabin category
    Onboard lecture program from Expeditions Team and Naturalists
    All applicable shore excursions and Zodiac cruising (except paid adventure options with cost)
    Use of rubber boots on land and use of waterproof outer shell jacket
    Insulated inner jacket, yours to keep at the end of the voyage
    Transfer from Ushuaia airport to hotel (Day 1) and pre-night hotel with breakfast
    Transfer from Ushuaia hotel accommodation to the Ocean Endeavour for embarkation
    Transports to Ushuaia airport on return to port
    All port taxes
    All landing fees
    Use of onboard gym, sauna, pool and jacuzzi and onboard yoga
     

    EXCLUSIONS
    International or internal flights unless specified
    Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
    Meals other than those specified in the pre-departure information
    Pre or post cruise travel expenses
    Visa (if applicable) and passport fees
    Travel insurance (compulsory)
    Fuel surcharge may be applied to all bookings
    Paid adventure options and all personal expenses
    Tobacco, alcoholic or beverages (other than coffee and tea)
    Miscellaneous extras
    Laundry and communication charges on board
    Gratuities for Expedition team and crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)
    For minors under 16 years of age at time of travel; life jackets, waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and boots
    For guests who require larger sizing; Waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and rubber boots

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Please enquire for more information - Single travelers may be able to share a cabin while onboard the Antarctica cruise. 

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share* (unless otherwise stated for triple/quad cabins) 

    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time. and are dependant on travel dates 

    Antarctic cruise itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

    Please note: This is a relatively fast paced itinerary. If you would like a more relaxed pace we suggest adding additional rest days as you prefer throughout the trip in areas you would like to spend more time in. 

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