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.
Reverse Itinerary: 2/28/2016, 2/26/2017 from Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
All guests are required to have emergency medical evacuation travel insurance coverage. Proof of coverage is required prior to embarkation. The policy provider, policy number and emergency contact phone number must be provided prior to departure date. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Kayaking Option: All Departures
If you wish to take this option, please advise us when you make your booking as numbers are limited. Please note, some sea kayaking experience is necessary.
Polar Snorkeling Option: 2/20/2016, 2/28/2016 only
If you wish to take this option, please advise us when you make your booking as numbers are limited.
Luggage transfer from hotel to ship on day of voyage departure; flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas (2/20/2016, 2/18/2017) or from Punta Arenas to King George (2/28/2016, 2/26/2017); transfer from Punta Arenas airport to hotel; one night accommodation in Punta Arenas post voyage (2/20/2016, 2/18/2017) or pre voyage (2/28/2016, 2/26/2017); cabin accommodation on the ship; daily cabin service; meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage; lectures and guide services; gumboots (for loan onboard); polar expedition jacket (to keep); voyage journal (one per booking); access to on board doctor and basic medical services; port taxes and service charges; entry fees to historic landings sites. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare and accommodation unless mentioned as included; transfers not mentioned in the itinerary; visa, passport, and vaccination charges; airport arrival or departure taxes; fuel surcharge may apply; optional sea kayaking and snorkeling activities; optional excursions not included in the itinerary; items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, internet or phone charges; travel insurance and/or emergency evacuation charges.