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Experience the wonders of Antarctica with Adventure Life's array of small ship cruises in Punta Arenas for 2024. Join us on a journey to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, and driest places on Earth, where you can sail through the South Shetland Islands and marvel at penguins, seals, and whales. Whether you opt for a relaxed cruise or an easy active adventure, you can enjoy activities like kayaking, wildlife viewing, and photography seminars while exploring the Antarctic landscape. Delight in watching orcas and humpbacks, visit fossil fields, and revel in the beauty of the Weddell Sea on these unforgettable tours. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the icy landscapes and abundant wildlife of Antarctica. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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$23,795
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Antarctic Peninsula: Fly the Drake - Fly/Fly Expedition

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
$2,375
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay
  • Explore Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley
  • Sail to Wulaia Bay & Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MV Stella Australis in Punta Arenas and begin your adventure sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Cross the Strait of Magellan and enter a labyrinth of channels that define the extremes of Patagonia. In Ainsworth Bay hike to stunning views of Marinella Glacier and the Darwin …
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Incredible mountains and wildlife at the end of the world.
$2,375
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on this incredible 5-day cruisethat showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving …
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Tierra del Fuego
$1,665
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Discover Ainsworth Bay's wildlife
  • Visit the unique Pia Glacier
  • Explore legendary Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise to Patagonia follows the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego, highlighting the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia and several of its most important historical sites. Join the Ventus Australis on this 5-day journey, with visits to wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay, massive Pia …
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Zodiac trip to see penguins.
$4,275
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Explore Ushuaia, founded in 1884
  • Spend two days at Cape Horn
  • Learn about famous navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effect
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The end of the world awaits you on the expedition cruise ship MVStella Australison a journey that retraces much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeagle. This eight-day Punta Arenas excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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$17,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail Expedition

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula on a 12-day journey aboard the Sylvia Earle cruise, which will take you from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. You'll have the opportunity to witness the grandeur of Antarctica, where massive glaciers flow into the sea and towering peaks dwarf tiny …
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Chinstrap penguin sighting
$23,795
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Antarctic Peninsula: Fly the Drake - Fly/Fly Expedition

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Fly over the Sothern Ocean
  • Discover the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Witness the Antarctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day Antarctic Peninsula: Fly the Drake Expedition roundtrip Punta Arenas aboard Greg Mortimer. On this trip, instead of braving the seas, you take to the skies, flying over the Drake Passage in both directions. With skilled pilots, you'll soar over the Southern Ocean, witnessing …
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Stunning landscapes
$18,695
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail Expedition

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Enjoy the peninsula
  • Experience polar diving/snorkeling
  • Tour scientific research stations
  • Whale-watching via Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on this 12-day AntarcticaFly-Sail cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer.Experience the awe-inspiring vastness of Antarctica by flying across the Drake Passage in at least one direction to reduce your time spent at sea. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where …
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Cape Horn Biosphere
$2,997
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore beautiful Wulaia Bay
  • Visit historical Ushuaia
  • Hike at Garibaldi Glacier
  • Admire Andean condors
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The outer edge of the world awaits on an adventurous 9-day journey along the same waterways that inspired Charles Darwin. This itinerary retraces much of the route the renowned British naturalist took through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeaglein the 1830s, a voyage that inspired him to …
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Wildlife on Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego
$13,588
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Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island

Puerto Natales - Ushuaia - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Chilean Patagonia
  • Zodiac cruise, kayak, and hike
  • Explore Karukinka Natural Park
  • Explore Staten Island
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 10-day Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island cruise from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia aboard National Geographic Explorer, explore the breathtaking fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas that make Chilean Patagonia one of the world’s most celebrated nature …
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Go sightseeing for whales.
$4,275
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Darwin's Route from Ushuaia

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Learn about the great navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effects
  • Investigate local flora
  • Learn about Magellanic penguins
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The end of the world awaits you on the expedition cruise ship MVStella Australison a journey that retraces much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeagle. This eight-day Ushuaia excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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The port town of Ushuaia
$1,665
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on this incredible 5-day cruisethat showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving …
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Los Glaciares in Patagonia
$26,262
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Southbound)

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Seek out Antarctica’s wildlife
  • Visit Torres del Paine National Pa
  • Enjoy Tierra del Fuego
  • Cruise pristine waters
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 theNational Geographic Resolution that …
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Sunrise in the Patagonian Andes Mountains
$14,895
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Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise to the Diego Ramírez Islands
  • Watch for massive Andean condors
  • See impressive glaciers
  • Visit a working Patagonian estancia
  • Explore Torres del Paine
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Santiago
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the natural splendors of southern Patagonia on this 15-day Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paineexpedition aboard Ultramarine. Retrace Charles Darwin’s epic voyage to the ‘edge of the world’ on a comprehensive journey into Chile’s spectacular network of fjords and …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$30,497
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Southbound)

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • See Torres del Paine National Park
  • Venture through wildlife reserves
  • Navigate Chile's fjords
  • Witness Antarctica's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Patagonia is an awe-inspiring landscape that stretches across the Andes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and down to Cape Horn. Explore it expedition-style aboard the National Geographic Resolution, an authentic expedition ship. On this 18-day voyage, you are sure to enjoy up-close encounters with …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$26,262
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Northbound)

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Navigate Chile’s coastal fjords
  • Explore Torres del Paine by hiking
  • See Antarctic's Wildlife
  • Explore Glacier Alley and Fjord
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience an extraordinary cruise aboard the National Geographic Resolution in Santiago, Chile. Venture to Ushuaia, where you'll embark on your Antarctic adventure. Fly to Ushuaia and explore Tierra del Fuego National Park. Sail through the Drake Passage while enjoying lectures from onboard …
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Ice and water along Antarctic Peninsula
$27,715
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Northbound)

18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Navigate Chile’s coastal fjords
  • Explore Torres del Paine by hiking
  • See Antarctic's Wildlife
  • Explore Glacier Alley and Fjord
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience an extraordinary cruise aboard the National Geographic Explorer, beginning in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Venture to Ushuaia, where you'll embark on your Antarctic adventure. Fly to Ushuaia and explore Tierra del Fuego National Park. Sail through the Drake Passage while enjoying …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$22,711
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Seek iconic animals of Antarctica
  • Marvel at magnificent icebergs
  • Hike Torres del Paine National Park
  • Explore Francisco Coloane Marine
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Chile
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join National Geographic Explorer on an odyssey that combines the celebrated wonders of the southernmost realms of the planet in a single epic voyage. The Antarctic Peninsula, southern Patagonia, and the Chilean fjords are places of unimaginable beauty. Humpback whales breach and penguins gather by …
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