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Starting at:
Per Person
$ 101,100
Length
30 Days
Embark
Santiago de Chile
Disembark
Lyttelton
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 101,100

Highlights

  • With featured guests Ian Dawson and Sue Flood, British Photo Ambassadors and Cassandra Brooks, assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and renowned environmentalist.
  • The all-new half-circumnavigation of the Antarctic, an unforgettable trip into the heart of the ice and a continent full of extremes.
  • The exploratory approach to some of the most little-known islands in the world: Charcot Island, Peter I Island and the Marie Byrd Land Islands.

Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers

With featured guests Ian Dawson and Sue Flood, British Photo Ambassadors and Cassandra Brooks, assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who works at the intersection of marine science, environmental policy, and public outreach to achieve conservation solutions.

Charcot, Bellingshausen, Dean, Fisher, Ross, Amundsen… Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the names of these legendary explorers resonate at every moment. Thanks to its unique capacity to sail into the very heart of the ice, Le Commandant Charcot invites you, with respect and humility, to set off in the footsteps of these great Antarctic figures during an all-new and unrivaled half-circumnavigation that will sail from the far south of the American continent to New Zealand.

This journey to the boundaries of the known world will take you on a long adventure, where time stands still, where the horizon stretches into infinity to reveal dreamlike landscapes and abundant wildlife. Antarctic exploration cannot be separated from the pioneers who travelled in these territories at the edges of the Earth. They left their names everywhere. Inaccessible and elusive are certainly the adjectives that best describe these lands that are among our planet’s most little-known and remote.

Like a real explorer, you will cross the legendary southern seas of Bellingshausen and Amundsen, approach Marie Byrd Land, one of the last Terra nullius of our planet, and attempt to reach the Charcot and Peter I Islands, enveloped in their blankets of ice. Very significant in the history of South Pole exploration, Ross Sea is also the world’s largest marine protected area, the kingdom of prodigious wildlife. As a privileged witness, keep a watchful eye and take the time to observe the Antarctic petrels, whales, orcas, seals and penguins that are to be found here.

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Le Commandant Charcot

An uber-luxurious icebreaking vessel redefining responsible and refined polar exploration and research.

Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
presentation
Lectures
blindness
Hiking
*with limited places available
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
camera 2
Photography Workshops
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing
*with limited places available

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Santiago de Chile

Transfer from airport to selected hotel.

Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Check-in from late morning.

Lunch on your own and time at leisure in the afternoon.

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

Santiago de Chile
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation in Ushuaia

Days 3-4

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 5

Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Day 6

Expedition to Charcot Island

Day 7

Bellighausen Sea

Day 8

Expedition to Peter I Island

Day 9

Amundsen Sea

Days 10-16

Marie Byrd Land Exploration

Day 17

The Ross Sea Exploration

Day 18

Crossing the International Date Line

Days 19-23

The Ross Sea Exploration

Day 24

At Sea aboard Le Commandant Charcot

Day 25

Balleny Islands

Days 26-29

At Sea aboard Le Commandant Charcot

Day 30

Lyttelton

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January 7 - Feb 5, 2024
Santiago de Chile, Chile
$ 101,100 - $ 154,040
No Single Supplement on Selected Cabins
Environmentalist Cassandra Brooks

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Man hiking on ice

No Single Supplement on Selected Cabins

The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories.

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Environmentalist Cassandra Brooks

Cassandra’s drive to protect the ocean has taken her to all seven continents, though Antarctica holds her heart. She holds advanced degrees in Marine Science, Science Communication, and Environment and Resources, having completed her PhD at Stanford University. She’s worked in the lab, underwater, and at sea ...

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What's Included

  • Transfer from airport upon flight arrival.
  • 1-night accommodation in a 5* hotel the night before embarkation.
  • Early check-in available from late morning.
  • Hospitality desk at the hotel in Santiago.
  • Flight Santiago/Ushuaia, in economy class.
  • Meals as mentioned in the programme and beverage package.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the programme.

What's Excluded

  • Tips for the local guide.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.