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Luxury Expedition
Magellan Explorer - 73 Guests
Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise
Fly and Sail to Antarctica

Travel in the footstep of explorer Ernest Shackleton to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere! Visit the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia aboard Magellan Explorer. Enjoy views of spectacular mountains and towering icebergs, and visit extraordinary snowy landscapes and remote penguin rookeries.


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get a chance to visit Elephant Island, where the crew of Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on to South Georgia
  • Keeping an eye out for the region’s abundant birdlife, and opportunities to take great pictures
  • Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton
  • At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 king penguins
  • At Cooper Island, see a large colony of macaroni penguins which is also the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses
  • Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you make your way to Ushuaia

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateTriplePortholeVerandaDeluxe VerandaPH SuitesGrand SuiteSingle
Nov 17, 2021Dec 03, 202114,39515,49518,69519,69523,49525,49525,495
Feb 25, 2022Mar 13, 202214,39515,49518,69519,69523,49525,49525,495
Nov 17, 2022Dec 03, 202214,39515,49518,69519,69523,49525,49525,495
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Triple
(Mid-range)
Deluxe Veranda
(High-end)
Single
Nov 17, 2021Dec 03, 202114,39519,69525,495
Feb 25, 2022Mar 13, 202214,39519,69525,495
Nov 17, 2022Dec 03, 202214,39519,69525,495


ITINERARY

Note: The November 17-December 3, 2021 departure operates in reverse, with start in Ushuaia, Argentina, and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Travel to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere in the footstep of explorer Ernest Shackleton! Enjoy views of spectacular mountains, towering icebergs, and abundant wildlife in Antarctic and in South Georgia.


DAY 1 • Start of the Air-Cruise
Our staff welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefing. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers.

DAY 2 • Scheduled flight to Antarctica
A two-hour flight takes you from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Explore the area before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

DAY 3-5 • Exploring Antarctica
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides.

No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. You will explore several spots in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 6 • Elephant Island
Sailing north, we hope to stop at Elephant Island. It was here that the crew of Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on to South Georgia. While the stormy conditions of this area rarely allow a shore landing, youwill see the island from the ship.

Day 7-10 • Sailing to South Georgia
As we sail northward, our historian and our naturalists offera series of presentations. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge, while keeping an eye out for the region’s abundant birdlife.

Day 11-12 • South Georgia
The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands and deep fjords. Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton. At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 king penguins. At Cooper Island, the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses, see a large colony of macaroni penguins. If the weather is favourable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay.

Day 13-15 • Sailing towardsSouth America
As the ship heads to South America, the program of presentations continues. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history.

Day 16 • At sea and Beagle Channel
Approach the South American continent and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty ofTierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you make your way to Ushuaia.

Day 17 • Ushuaia, Argentina
Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

Magellan Explorer (Luxury Expedition, 73-guests)

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for Antarctic and sub-Antarctic expeditions. The ship has a capacity for 73 passengers (maximum 100) in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino,
  • water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Sea Kayaking - USD 895 per person
  • Hiking and Snowshoeing - USD 85 per person
  • Zodiac Cruises
  • Photography

 

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DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.