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Fjords of Tierra Del Fuego

$ 5,550.00

Antarctica Peninsula cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.

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Antarctic Peninsula aboard Plancius

Day 1: Punta Arenas

Check in at 990 Magallanes Street between 13:00 and 17:00. Board the M/V Stella Australis cruise ship at 18:00. After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the ship will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our trip will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

Day 2: Ainsworth Bay – Tuckers Islets*

At dawn, we will navigate our way through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay which is sited within Alberto De Agostini National Park. It’s the perfect spot from which to see the Marinelli Glacier descending from Darwin Mountain Range in the distance, and to appreciate how the land returns to life after glacial retreat. We will also take a walk to a beaver dam in the stunning sub-polar Magellan Forest. Whether on the beach or the island, there’s a good chance of sighting Southern Elephant Seals. But do bear in mind the fact that sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the colony’s unpredictable movements.

Later, we will be sailing to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch, we will board well-equipped Zodiac boats to get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins (indigenous to the Southern Hemisphere) and cormorants.

* In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a short walk to a nearby glacier at Brookes Bay.

Day 3: Pia Glacier – Glacier Alley

We will navigate along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel before disembarking at Pia Fjord. From there, we’ll take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from where we can enjoy spectacular views of the awe-inspiring Pia Glacier whose main tongue extends from the mountaintops down to the sea. After this memorable experience, we will continue our voyage along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley.

Day 4: Wulaia Bay – Cape Horn

During the morning we will be sailing through Murray Channel, going ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigues, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

In the afternoon we will go South through Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the “End of the Earth”. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.

Day 5: Ushuaia

Disembark in Ushuaia at 08:00.

Departure Dates

Pre Season Cruise:
NOV 08 – NOV 18, 2016

On Season Cruise:
2016: NOV 18 – NOV 29, 2016 | DEC 17 – DEC 28, 2016 | DEC 28, 16 – JAN 08, 2017
2017: JAN 08 – JAN 18, 2017 | FEB 05 – FEB 15, 2017 | MAR 06 – MAR 17, 2017 | DEC 18 – DEC 29, 2017
2018: DEC 29, 2017 – JAN 09, 2018 | JAN 09 – JAN 19, 2018 | FEB 07 – FEB 17, 2018 | MAR 08 – MAR 19, 2018

Post Season Cruise:
MAR 17 – MAR 26, 2017 | MAR 19 – MAR 28, 2018



Pre Season
$6480
Cruise only per person

  • Quadruple Porthole: $6480
  • Triple Porthole: $7290
  • Twin Porthole: $7875
  • Twin Window: $8370
  • Twin Deluxe: $8865
  • Superior: $9675

On Season
$7950
Cruise only per person

  • Quadruple Porthole: $7950
  • Triple Porthole: $8950
  • Twin Porthole: $9650
  • Twin Window: $10250
  • Twin Deluxe: $10850
  • Superior: $11850

Post Season
$5550
Cruise only per person

  • Quadruple Porthole: $5550
  • Triple Porthole: $6150
  • Twin Porthole: $7050
  • Twin Window: $7450
  • Twin Deluxe: $7850
  • Superior: $8600

CHILDREN:
Upon request (some voyages may be excluded), children under 16 with parents may receive 40 % discount in Superior, Triple (sharing with 2 parents / adults) and Quadruple Cabins (sharing with 3 parents / adults).

SINGLE TRAVELLER:
Single travellers can choose between “single occupancy” at a supplement of 1,7 x the Twin or Superior cabin rate , or “sharing basis” in Twin, Triple or Quadruple category at no additional cost.

Additional Information

OVERVIEW

The Antarctic Peninsula Plancius cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.

DEPARTURE

As indicated

SHIP & CABIN

M/V PLANCIUS
M/v “Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased by Oceanwide Expeditions. The vessel was completely rebuilt as a 116-passenger vessel in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies the Dutch flag.
Perfect for any expedition
M/v “Plancius” accommodates 116 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 26 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 12,5 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (one queen-size bed in the superior cabins and two single beds in the twin cabins), except for the 4 quadruple cabins (for 4 persons in 2x upper and lower beds), and 2 triple cabins (1 bunk bed plus 1 lower bed).

INCLUSIONS

– Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
– All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
– All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
– Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
– Free use of rubber boots on Plancius and Ortelius, and snowshoes on Plancius.
– Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
– Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
– Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
– All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
– Comprehensive pre-departure material.

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Any airfare whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post-land arrangements; transfers to the vessel in Ushuaia and Ascension and from the vessel in Ascension and Praia; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

QUESTIONS

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