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Unexplored Antarctica Between Two Continents

Starting at:
Per Person
$ 52,810
30 Days
Santiago de Chile
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 52,810


  • The all-new half-circumnavigation of the Antarctic, an unforgettable trip into the heart of the ice and a continent full of extremes.
  • Featured guest, on board of the lecturer, and guide Jonathan Shackleton, descendant and family historian of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
  • Explore some of the least-known but most impressive islands in the world: Charcot, Macquarie, and the islands of Marie Byrd Land.

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, accompanied by the descendant of one of the most famous of all, during an all-new and unrivaled half-circumnavigation that will sail from the far south of the American continent to Australia.

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, if conditions allow it, attempt to reach the Charcot Island, enveloped in its blanket 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.

The power of the polar world will conquer you, leaving you with unforgettable memories of the impressive Drygalski glacier scattered with blue, the endless and constant Ross Ice Shelf, the majestic Witkins and Getz ice shelves, and the ice floe taking over the Amundsen Sea. Here and there, you will notice clues to the past presence of Shackleton and Scott who have forever marked this continent of extremes with their historic exploits. At the foot of Mount Erebus, the highest volcano in Antarctica, their memory becomes tangible: the former base camp has remained intact.

On the way back, as you slip out of the polar world into the latitudes of the Howling Fifties, Macquarie Island will emerge, with its cliffs battered by the wind, its lush vegetation and its impressive welcoming colony of Royal penguins.

This journey to the boundaries of t...

Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
*with limited places available
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
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Photography Workshops
*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.


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

Days 7-9

Bellighausen Sea

Day 10

Amundsen Sea

Days 11-17

Marie Byrd Land Exploration

Day 18

Crossing the International Date Line

Days 19-22

The Ross Sea Exploration

Day 23

Balleny Islands

Days 24-25

At Sea aboard Le Commandant Charcot

Day 26

Macquarie Island

Days 27-29

At Sea aboard Le Commandant Charcot

Day 30

Hobart, Tasmania

Route Map

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January 16 - Feb 14, 2026
Santiago de Chile, Chile
$ 52,810 - $ 188,640

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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.