These two days will give you time to get to know the Expedition Team and your fellow shipmates while participating in educational programs onboard.
The Cape Horn National Park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005.
Today you join your ship and head south towards Antarctica!
Your Antarctic adventure begins with an overnight stay in the southernmost city in the world - Ushuaia, Argentina.
Disembark and overnight in Ushuaia, Argentina
A rite of passage for any Antarctic adventurer, crossing the Drake signals the end of your journey. No matter the sea conditions, you will benefit from having developed your sea legs over the course of the previous four days. While the journey home has begun, your wildlife spotting continues.
You’ll get a sense that you’ve arrived on a new planet during the start of your Antarctic voyage, as the pristine nature and dramatic environments are like nothing else on earth. From the vessel you can watch whales swim and feed in nutrient-rich waters and spot penguins frolicking in the water and jumping aboard ice floes.
Today you board your chartered flight to Antarctica. The journey over the Drake Passage will take you less than four hours, whereas our ship-based travelers take two days to make the journey by sea.
Your journey begins in Punta Arenas. This port city is situated at the southern tip of Chile, on the north bank of the Strait of Magellan. Once a Chilean penal colony, Punta Arenas has transformed into a vibrant city offering you plenty of attractions including historic sites and museums.
After breakfast, you are welcome to continue on your own travels or make your way to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flights.