Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
As a requirement of participation on this expedition, all passengers must purchase emergency evacuation/repatriation insurance at a minimum coverage of US$50,000. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $100,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Fighting Climate Change Expedition: (12/9/2014 only)
Recently named a "Trip of a Lifetime" by Travel + Leisure, this expeditionvfeatures the opportunity to learn about the impact of climate change on the region's environment and wildlife. Visit Palmer Research Station (conditions permitting), meet the scientists, and present them with vital equipment necessary for their research. Travel in the company of Dr. James McClintock, noted Antarctic researcher of the effects of climate change on the Antarctic, university professor and leader of over 12 expeditions to the White Continent.
One-night pre-cruise accommodations as noted in itinerary; meals on land as specified in the itinerary; selected beverages with group meals on land; luxury accommodations and state-of-the-art comfort aboard the ship; full board meal service onboard the ship; open bar (except premium wines, premium liquors and champagne); arrival and departure group transfers on scheduled days of arrival/departure; the arrival transfers with meet and greet baggage assistance will be provided regardless of the day of arrival between the Buenos Aires International Airport to the group hotel as noted in the advertised itinerary; departure transfers will be provided between the Le Boreal and the Ushuaia Airport on the day of disembarkation; fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary (including park and entrance fees); bottled water supplied during sightseeing and hotel in Buenos Aires; services of expedition team; expedition parka and backpack; expedition notebook and post cruise logbook; gratuities for land-based hotel/restaurant staff, porterage and local guides/drivers and expedition team and crew onboard the ship; baggage handling of two pieces per person for international flights; Ushuaia Customs & Migration tax; butler service (cabin categories 6-8 only).
International air transportation; round-trip charter flight between Buenos Aires/Ushuaia ($830 per person); passport or visa expenses; laundry; meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in itinerary; premium wines, liquors and champagnes; communication charges; all items of a personal nature; transfers to meet flights on days other than those specified; travel insurance; excess baggage charges; airport departure tax; Argentinian Reciprocity Fee; fuel surcharge may apply.