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Los Glaciares in Patagonia

Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic fjords

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The southernmost realms of the planet are places of unimaginable beauty, where humpback whales breach and penguins gather by the thousands, where icebergs shimmer and sapphire-hued fjords harbor snowcapped peaks and virgin forests. Join us on an odyssey aboard the National Geographic Resolution that combines the celebrated wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula, southern Patagonia, and the Chilean fjords—all in a single, epic voyage. Follow in the wake of legendary explorers like Ernest Shackleton and Ferdinand Magellan to encounter otherworldly icescapes and calving glaciers, remote reserves and pristine parks, and the incredible creatures that thrive at the edge of the world.
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Highlights
  • Seek out Antarctica’s iconic wildlife—including penguins & killer whales
  • Hike among the snowcapped “horns” of Torres del Paine National Park
  • Discover Karukinka Natural Park, the largest protected area in Tierra del Fuego
  • Cruise the waters of Francisco Coloane Marine Park
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Santiago, Chile

Arrive in Santiago and settle into the Mandarin Oriental (or similar) before a guided overview of the vibrant Chilean capital backed by the Andes.

Day 2: Fly to Punta Arenas, Chile | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile’s southern gateway to Patagonia. Embark National Geographic Explorer or National Geographic Resolution

Day 3: Tierra del Fuego: Karukinka Natural Park & Ainsworth Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Tierra del Fuego and venture into the archipelago’s largest protected land area: Karukinka Natural Park. Visit this private reserve by special permission, searching for Andean foxes, guanacos, black-browed albatross, and more. Then sail to Ainsworth Bay, a stunning fjord surrounded by subpolar forest, keeping an eye out for elephant seals.

Day 4: Francisco Coloane Marine Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, we enter the Strait of Magellan to explore Francisco Coloane Marine Park. The park covers more than 165,000 acres of land and sea and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including humpback whales, two species of sea lions, and Magellanic penguins. Cruise along the coastline by Zodiac and kayak to spot black-and-white Peale’s dolphins, the endangered Chilean dolphin, and Andean condors

Day 5: Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning we dock in picturesque Puerto Natales before heading out to explore majestic Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Set out by foot or by vehicle across the windswept, rugged landscape, which spans more than 550,000 acres and harbors an astounding variety of geological forms, from the soaring granite pillars of the “horns” to windswept grasslands to rivers, glaciers, and gem-colored lagoons. Keep an eye out for guanacos, rheas, foxes, and armadillos

Day 6: Puerto Natales | Kirke Narrows

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Local pilots will join our Captain on the Bridge to guide us through the winding Kirke Narrows, accessible only to small expedition ships. We then continue our discovery of the Chilean fjords where we may explore by ship or take a forest walk.

Day 7-8: Exploring the Chilean Fjords

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Sail into southern Patagonia’s vast wilderness of forested isles, mirror-like lakes, and snowcapped peaks. Myriad fjords cut between soaring granite walls and waterfalls tumble from high above. Explore the region known as Chile’s “Glacier Alley,” part of the UNESCO- recognized Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Cruise into the secluded Pia Fjord, admiring views of its massive glacier; and glide into Garibaldi Fjord in Alberto de Agostini National Park, where the Andes meet the 2022 Departure Dates: 23 Oct 13 Dec 2023 Departure Dates: 16 Nov Advance Payment: $3,000 Call us at 1.800.397.3348 or call your Travel Agent. In Australia, call 1300.361.012 • www.expeditions.com sea. Get up close to the monumental wall of ice that marks the edge of Garibaldi Glacier, exploring by Zodiac or kayak. Continue to Agostini Fjord, where numerous glaciers originate from the nearby mountains, for a chance to witness thunderous glacial calving.

Day 9: At Sea | Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, we enter the Strait of Magellan—which separates mainland South America from Tierra del Fuego—to explore Francisco Coloane Marine Park. One of the largest marine protected areas in Chile, the park covers more than 165,000 acres of land and sea and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including humpback whales, two species of sea lion, and Magellanic penguins. Cruise along the coastline by Zodiac and kayak to spot black-and-white Peale’s dolphins and keep a lookout for the endangered Chilean dolphin. Step ashore to spot the Andean condor, one of the largest of all flying birds, soaring overhead.

Day 10-15: Exploring Antarctica

  • Ship
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunities to explore. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of the unexpected, whether we’re watching whales play off the bow of our ship or enjoying an evening Zodiac cruise amid glittering icebergs. One day, we might set out by kayak to encounter towering icebergs at water level; embark on a Zodiac excursion in search of seals and blue-eyed shags; or walk on a beach amid thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. The next, we might experience the thrill of the ship crunching through pack ice. Our expert expedition team will enrich our experiences.

Day 16-17: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Relax onboard and enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America at Cape Horn and witness the dramatic meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans en route to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Day 18: Ushuaia | Disembark | Fly to Santiago

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Ushuaia and board our flight to Santiago to connect with your overnight flight home.

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Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 183 square ft. #406, 408, 411, 413, 415. Standard Cabin Amenities
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Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 205 square ft. #410, 412, 414, 416-419, 421-427
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Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 205 square ft. #512-524
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Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa, 205 square ft. #608, 610, 612, 613-623 Standard Cabin Amenities
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Bridge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 205 square ft. #708, 709, 711, 713
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Bridge Deck—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed 344 square ft. #710
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Bridge Deck—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet 430 square ft. #700-707, 712, 714-717
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Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 140 square ft. #504-510, 513
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Category B Solo
Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 140 square ft. #604, 606, 609, 611

Notes

INCLUDED
Aboard ship
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages*
  • Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
  • 24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand 
  • Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap
  • Fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on the ship
  • Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
  • The guidance and company of our expedition staff
  • The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations
Ashore
  • Meals on land, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
  • Transfers to and from group flights
  • The expertise of our expedition staff
Activities
  • All excursions
  • Zodiac & kayak explorations
  • Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant
  • Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge
EXCLUDED
Airfare
  • International and internal airfare
Pre- and post-expedition
  • Additional hotel nights
  • Private transfers
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Passport, visa, and immigration fees
  • Expedition extensions
  • Gratuities
Aboard ship
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Spa treatments
  • Gratuities 
  • Laundry
  • Gift shop items and any other items of personal nature


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