Antarctica and Patagonia Cruise & Trek

The perfect trip to combine ticking Antarctica off your bucket list with a stay in Torres del Paine National Park. Sail all the way to King George Island before catching a flight back to Patagonia where you can personalise your stay with a variety of outdoor activities.

14 Days

$8,580

Antarctica and Patagonia Cruise & Trek - 14 - $8,580

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 5 days sailing in Antarctica 
  • Bird, Penguin and Whale Spotting
  • Flight from Antarctica to Patagonia 
  • Variety of treks and adventurous activities available in Torres del Paine 
  • Unique accommodation options in Torres del Paine

Start from Buenos Aires and end at Santiago

Landmarks visited on Antarctica and Patagonia Cruise & Trek

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Arrive into Buenos Aires,

Accommodation: Hotel, Buenos Aires

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Fly to Ushuaia

Afternoon flight to Ushuaia 

Accommodation: Hotel, Ushuaia

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3: Sail to Cape Horn

Board your vessel in Ushuaia between 15:00-16:00 and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.

Accommodation: Antarctic Vessel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Cross the Drake Passage

After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you'll wake in full view of the legendary Cape Horn. Board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous, rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous Drake Passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

Accommodation: Antarctic Vessel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: En route to King George Island

As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging programme of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels as well as different species of whales on their way South to Antarctica.

Accommodation: Antarctic Vessel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: First sight of Antarctica

After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.

Accommodation: Antarctic Vessel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7: Reach King George Island

Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. 

Accommodation: Hotel, Punta Arenas

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch*

*Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the programme


Day 8: To Torres del Paine

Transfer from Punta Arenas to Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Hotel, Torres del Paine

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Days 9-12: Explore the national park

Torres del Paine

Please speak with one of our Patagonia specialists to discuss in more detail your itinerary for your stay in Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Hotel, Torres del Paine


Day 13: Fly to Santigo

Transfer to Punta Arenas/Fly to Santiago

Accommodation: Hotel, Santiago


Day 14: Journey home

Onward journey home 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $8,580 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Please note:

Itinerary may vary depending on date of departure.


Includes

  • Accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in itineray 
  • Flight across the Drake Passage
  • Drinks on Antarctic cruise
  • All ground transfers
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park

Excludes

  • Long-haul flights
  • Domestic flights (please allow approximately $500)
  • Any additional nights accommodation 
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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