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In-Depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Southbound)

Starting at:
Per Person
$ 10,886
22 Days
Santiago de Chile
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 10,886


  • Explore beautiful fjords along the Chilean coast in wild Patagonia, continuing down to the untouched icescapes of Antarctica in its late spring.
  • Visit fascinating UNESCO sites and remote communities, sail round the legendary Cape Horn and navigate the Drake Passage.
  • Spend seven days exploring Antarctica on landings, hikes and ice-cruising, observing wildlife and nature up close with your Expedition Team.

We’ll set sail down the Chilean coast to explore the unique world of Antarctica. Every day, our route will be guided by nature as we make the best of local conditions. Each sunrise will offer something different and thrilling. In October and November on the seventh continent, penguins start courting and nesting. Fall in love with this frozen yet uniquely beautiful world as you go on landings and small boat (RIB) adventures.

Your expedition cruise takes in designated World Heritage Sites and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. These include colorful Valparaíso, the ornate churches of Chiloé at Castro, and the spectacular landscapes, glaciers, and lakes of Torres del Paine National Park. Having sailed down the awe-inspiring coast of Patagonia, we’ll attempt a landing at Cape Horn as part of our adventure.

Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Citizen Science
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
Research Station Visits
Research Station Visits

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Your Antarctica and Patagonia expedition cruise begins in colorful Valparaíso. Known as the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’, this friendly UNESCO-listed city is built on steep hillsides overlooking the ocean.

Filled with enticing scents and sounds, it’s an exhilarating maze of alleyways and barrios, colorful houses, and ‘mercados’ packed with local produce. Take it all in on a funicular ride up to Cerro Alegre and Concepción.

If you’d like to do some more exploring before we set sail, we recommend joining one of our optional Pre-Programs.

Embarkation Point
Days 2-3

Preparing for adventure

Day 4

Castro's Chilotans charm

Day 5

Fabled Patagonian waters

Day 6

Remote Puerto Edén

Days 7-8

Bohemian Puerto Natales

Day 9

Exploring Chile's Fjords

Days 10-11

Rounding Cape Horn

Days 12-18

Experience Antarctica in all its natural majesty

Days 19-21

Relax and unwind at sea

Day 22

Arrival in Punta Arenas, Santiago de Chile

Route Map

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Departure Dates

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October 20 - Nov 10, 2024
Valparaíso, Chile
$ 10,886 - $ 25,801
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What's Included

  • Flight in economy class from Punta Arenas to Santiago de Chile Transfer
  • Transfer from the ship to the Punta Arenas airport after the expedition cruise
  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune restaurant
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities
  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, small library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna with a view, and a gym
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.
  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Travel protection
  • Baggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team