Fly the Drake & Cruise South Georgia

Fly the Drake & Cruise South Georgia

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Antarctica is like no other place on earth. 

Travel in the footstep of explorer Ernest Shackleton to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere. Visit the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia aboard Magellan Explorer, launching in 2019.

  • Fly in comfort over the stormy Drake Passage and board your ship directly in Antarctica. Crossing from South America to Antarctica by ship takes two days, while Antarctica21's flight takes only 2 hours. 

Visit one of the most spectacular and remotest places on earth, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

For sale until: 28 February 2020

Destinations: Antarctica, South America

Commencing: Santiago, Chile

Duration: 22 nights

Departure Date: 28 Feb 2020

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Highlights

  • Fully hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host
  • Small group limited to only 20 guests

Antarctica21 | Introducing Magellan Explorer 

  • Magellan Explorer will join the Antarctica21 fleet in 2019
  • Built to the latest Polar Code specifications (Polar Class 6 ice-class) 
  • Excellence in expedition and boutique hospitality 
  • All suites and most cabins offer a private balcony 
  • Forward observation deck and accessible bow
  • Zodiac embarkation area equipped with hangers, lockers and sitting facilities
  • Adventure activities such as kayaking and showshoeing are available (surcharge applies) 

Meet Antarctica's Wildlife 

  • Great whale encounters 
  • Penguin chicks are very curious towards visitors 
  • In South Georgia, the King penguin rookeries are at their most impressive and Macaroni's are in their greatest numbers 
 

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

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    Day 01

    Friday 28 Feb 2020

    - / Santiago, Chile

    On arrival at Santiago Intl. Airport, you are met and transferred to your Hotel. Cumbres Lastarria is located in the heart of the Lastarria Quarter, famous for its wealth of cultural history, well-known museums, stores and a wide range of eateries. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Meet your fellow travellers over a welcome dinner. 

    Cumbres Lastarria (D) 

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    Day 02

    Saturday 29 Feb 2020

    Santiago, Chile

    Enjoy the day at your own leisure. 

    Cumbres Lastarria (B/D) 

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    Day 03

    Sunday 01 Mar 2020

    Santiago / Punta Arenas, Chile

    After hotel check-out, you are met and transferred to Santiago Intl. Airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival in Punta Arenas, Antarctica21 staff welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Attend a mandatory briefing and a welcome dinner as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

    Hotel Cabo de Hornos or similar (B/D)

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    Day 04

    Monday 02 Mar 2020

    Scheduled flight to Antarctica

    A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your brand new expedition vessel. 

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

     

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    Day 05

    Tuesday 03 Mar 2020

    Exploring Antarctica

    Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. 

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 06

    Wednesday 04 Mar 2020

    Exploring Antarctica

    Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 07

    Thursday 05 Mar 2020

    Exploring Antarctica

    Antarctica is an ecological wonder that has bewitched explorers, scientists and voyagers alike for two centuries. Your adventure to the seventh continent will allow you to meet these incredible creatures while enjoying the indelible scenery of mountainous glaciers and roaming icebergs. 

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 08

    Friday 06 Mar 2020

    Elephant Island

    Sailing north of the Antarctic Peninsula, we hope to stop at Elephant Island. It was here that the crew of Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on in a small open lifeboat, crossing 1,300 km of open sea to South Georgia in order to arrange the rescue of their comrades. While the stormy conditions of this area rarely allow a shore landing, you will be able to see the island from the ship.

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 09

    Saturday 07 Mar 2020

    Sailing to South Georgia

    As we sail on northward, our historian and our naturalists offer presentations and informal chats. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge and to be inspired by tales of exploration, while keeping an eye out for the region’s abundant birdlife. 

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 10

    Sunday 08 Mar 2020

    Sailing to South Georgia

    Antarctica’s matchless beauty and extreme climate conditions make this one of the most exotic destinations in the world.

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 11

    Monday 09 Mar 2020

    South Georgia

    The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands and deep fjords. Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton. 

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 12

    Tuesday 10 Mar 2020

    South Georgia

    At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 King Penguins. 

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 13

    Wednesday 11 Mar 2020

    South Georgia

    At Cooper Island, the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses, see a large colony of macaroni penguins. If the weather is favourable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay.

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 14

    Thursday 12 Mar 2020

    Sailing towards South America

    Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. 

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 15

    Friday 13 Mar 2020

    Sailing towards South America

    As the ship heads to South America, the Expedition Team continue their program of presentations. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history: Enjoy the collection of themed books in the library, attend film screenings, and spend time socializing in the ship’s lounge. 

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 16

    Saturday 14 Mar 2020

    Sailing towards South America

    Take your binoculars to the outside observation decks and spot for the great wondering albatross that may be soaring in the proximity of the ship.

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 17

    Sunday 15 Mar 2020

    At Sea & Beagle Channel

    Approach the South American continent and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego to the north and Navarino Island to the south as you make your way to Ushuaia.

    On board Magellan Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 18

    Monday 16 Mar 2020

    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Arrive in Ushuaia, where your journey ends. You are met and transferred to your hotel. Arakur is located in a privileged environment extending along a spectacular natural balcony situated 800 ft. above sea level, surrounded by stunning panoramic views, native forests and natural terraces. 

    Arakur Resort & Spa (B) 

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    Day 19

    Tuesday 17 Mar 2020

    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Discover Tierra del Fuego National Park and its spectacular scenery on a half-day excursion from Ushaia. The world's southernmost national park features glaciers, lakes, mountains and abundant wildlife. Alternatively, you may choose to spend the day at leisure. 

    Arakur Resort & Spa (B/D) 

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    Day 20

    Wednesday 18 Mar 2020

    Ushuaia / Buenos Aires, Argentina

    After hotel check out, you are met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival in Buenos Aires, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your own leisure. 

    Alvear Art Hotel (B) 

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    Day 21

    Thursday 19 Mar 2020

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Squeeze all of Buenos Aires' most visited sights over an optional morning city tour. Explore the cobblestone streets and stroll down the grand Avenida de Mayo on an optional guided tour. This evening, enjoy a memorable night out and experience the passion of the Argentine tango! 

    Alvear Art Hotel (B/D)

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    Day 22

    Friday 20 Mar 2020

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Experience the history, culture and passion of Buenos Aires at your own leisure. 

    Alvear Art Hotel (B) 

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    Day 23

    Saturday 21 Mar 2020

    Buenos Aires, Argentina / -

    At scheduled time, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

    Check out of hotel (B) 

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Inclusions

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  • Economy
  • Business
  • Flight

01 | FLIGHTS

Inclusive of:

  • Return airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply)*
  • Return international flights from Australia in Economy Class 
  • Regional flights mentioned in the itinerary 
  • See below for Business Class flight upgrades

    02 | ACCOMMODATION

    Inclusive of:

    • Cumbres Lastarria Santiago (2 nights) 
    • M/V Magellan Explorer (15 nights) 
    • Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa (2 nights) 
    • Alvear Art Hotel (3 nights) 
    • Optional: extension to Iguazu Falls 
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    03 | M/V MAGELLAN EXPLORER

    Inclusive of: 

    • All meals - buffet breakfast and lunch, and table service dinner 
    • BBQ deck offers al fresco dining, weather permitting
    • Express lunch option available daily in the Library
    • Selection of premium Chilean wines served with lunch and dinner
    • Snacks and drinks during welcome and farewell celebrations
    • Complimentary self-service coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, and water offered 24/7 in the library and bar 
    • Gym with panoramic windows and sauna

     

     
    Category:
    from $27,867.00 per person

    Package fare is per guest in AUD based on double occupancy, inclusive of all discounts, taxes and charges (subject to change). Fares and offers are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking and may vary until full payment is received for factors including but not limited to: currency fluctuations, fuel prices and tax increases. Whilst we’ve taken all steps to price the package using most up-to-date airfares, we are only able to determine the correct airfare once flights become available in the system. Flights will become available approximately 10 months of departure, and at this time, details will be advised and a second deposit will be required. Premium Economy, Business and First Class flight upgrades, if available, are based on using the most direct route from Sydney, and may be priced on mixed carriers. Upgrade pricing is an approximate only and is subject to availability, seasonality and ticket validity at time of ticketing. In the event that any day or night-trip included as part of the tour cannot go as planned due to weather conditions, you will also be offered priority to alternatives where available. We will manage the rescheduling of your itinerary based on availability. ^Complimentary domestic transfer will be added to the booking, where service is offered. Passenger’s Australian address must be within 60 km driven radius of capital city airport (surcharge will apply otherwise). Additional restrictions may apply. Package may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Latitude 33 reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Images provided are intended as a general reference.