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: 1/20/2015 departure (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: $995 per person
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.
Climbing Option: $250 per person. 12/6/2014 departure only.
From easy ascents to more technical routes, ranging from four to 10 hours. You’ll need to be moderately fit, and use crampons and an ice axe. Most climbers bring their own gear, but a list can be supplied of what is on board.
Camping Option: Included in cruise rate
Camping is optional, subject to weather conditions and organized onboard the ship.
Luggage transfer from Ushuaia hotel to ship on day of voyage departure (12/6/2014); transfer from ship to Puerto Williams airport (12/6/2014); flight from Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas (12/6/2014); flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams, Chile (1/20/2015); transfer from Puerto Williams airport to ship (1/20/2015); tour of Puerto Williams; cabin accommodation on the ship; all meals onboard; all shore excursions; lectures and guide services; boots (for loan onboard); medical service of the resident medical officer onboard; port taxes and service charges.
Airfare except flight from Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas (12/6/2014) or flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams, Chile (1/20/2015); accommodation and transfers before or after the cruise; visa, passport, and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes; fuel surcharge may apply; optional sea kayaking and climbing activities, items of a personal nature; internet charges; travel insurance; and gratuity to the ship's crew is at your discretion.