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Antarctica & Chile: The Frozen Voyage

Very few travelers journey to the edge of the world to witness the dramatic landscapes of Antarctica and the resilience of wildlife that live there. A jaw-dropping place like no other deserves an experience like no other: So our travel experts found the answer. We’ve brought together an extraordinary 10-day expedition, combining the greatest and least explored wildernesses on Earth with vibrant Latin American culture. In the cosmopolitan hub of Santiago, you’ll experience world-class wine and epic salsa moves, then move onto a sensational Antarctic voyage through icy fjords, spotting epic wildlife and scenery. Are you ready for an electrifying nature-culture immersion? We thought so.

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SALSA AND SIGHTS IN SANTIAGO

Your journey begins in Santiago. For the next two nights, you’ll be experiencing the energy of this well-loved urban destination. From the comfort of the Singular Santiago hotel, you’ll be in the thick of the action. Throw down your bags, as you’ll be heading out this afternoon on a private tour of the historic and cultural sites across the city. Each neighborhood boasts its own unique character, from the grand architecture within the historic center to the quaint boutiques and outstanding street murals of Bellavista’s arty-culture scene. From there, it’s time to check out the trendy rooftop bars, cycle around the hillside parks or perhaps venture out of town for wine tasting in the surrounding vineyards.

ONTO THE NEXT ADVENTURE

Rise and shine as today we say goodbye to city life. Soaring up and over to the edge of the continent, you will be landing in Punta Arenas where you’ll be warmly welcomed to your hotel for the night. Relax and get to know your fellow explorers during the welcome dinner and destination briefing for your epic upcoming voyage.

FROM EARTH TO ICE

Your Antarctica adventure kicks off the next morning with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. By taking to the skies instead of the seas here, you’ll dodge the choppy sea journey across the Drake Passage, saving two days of your valuable time while you’re at it. We fly you straight to the heart of the action, so you have more time to enjoy the best of this powerful continent. Fill your lungs with the pure Antarctic air as you exit the plane, taking your first glimpse of the icy, mountainous landscape. You’ll then board the luxurious Magellan Explorer and set sail into the unknown.

FROZEN PLANET

Prepare for some magic, as for the next five days you’ll be moving between the frozen realms of the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing by ice-filled fjords and mighty icebergs. You cannot fathom the ferocity of an orca until you witness the hunt or the laughs that build from the pit of your stomach as a parade of penguins belly-slide across the frozen ground. Visit iconic destinations such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay and Deception Island in the company of humpback whales, leopard seals and emperor penguins.

Flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica and every journey is completely unique. The expert knowledge of our Expedition Team ensures that you take advantage of the ever-changing conditions. Wake up each day with new spectacular lands to step onto. Disembark by Zodiac, explore the mysterious landscapes with your expert polar guides and then wind down the day sharing stories and soaking up those breathtaking views from the comfort of the lounge.

THE FINAL STRETCH

All good things must sadly come to an end. Today we return to King George Island and bid farewell to the crew before flying to Punta Arenas for some well-deserved rest. The following morning, you’ll catch a flight to Santiago to enjoy one final day in Latin America, doing as much or as little as you choose. Tonight is a night of celebration, so let us help you to source a top restaurant in the perfect setting to commemorate an extraordinary trip. Exploring one of the most extreme environments on Earth is most certainly an achievement that deserves a toast.