Wild Antarctica

13 DAYS from US$11,200

NEW!Welcome to the ice factory! Thanks to vast ice shelves that calve monstrous tabular icebergs, waters rich in krill and otherworldly landscapes, the Weddell Sea is one of Antarctica's most unique regions. Our new expedition ship, Greg Mortimeris ice-strengthened to take you comfortably between the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula's west coast for the best of both worlds!

Expedition Highlights

  • Vast tabular icebergs pass by in Antarctic Sound
  • Retrace some of Shackleton's and Nordenskoljd's route
  • Visit fascinating fossil fields with an on board paleontologist
  • Capture Antarctic light with polar photography guide
  • Delight in Adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins
  • Hunting orcas, feeding humpbacks and slinky minkes

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Dates & Rates

Showing: All 2020

3 Mar '20 15 Mar '20 13 DAYS

Wild Antarctica

Trip code: ANW001G

3 Mar '20 15 Mar '20 - 13 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer to hotel from Aurora Expeditions' preferred flight.
  • One night pre-voyage hotel accommodation
  • Transfer to airport and charter flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • Transfer to downtown Ushuaia or airport (post voyage)
  • Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
  • Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises
  • An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
  • An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beers and soft drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Pre-dinner drinks including canapes and bar snacks
  • Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
  • Complimentary use of gumboots
  • Complimentary use of fitness centre
  • Complimentary access to on board expedition doctor and medical clinic
  • Personalised photo book (post voyage)
  • Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
  • Port, pilotage charges and landing fees

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
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Suite
Aurora Stateroom
Private Bathroom
US$11,200 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Balcony Stateroom
Private Bathroom
US$12,300 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Balcony Suite
Private Bathroom
US$15,700 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Junior Suite
Private Bathroom
US$18,500 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$21,400 (Please contact us for availability)

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Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars, based on twin share. Single occupancy rate will be charged for travelers who would like their own room. No single travel fees apply if you are willing to share your room. Fuel surcharge may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases. No refund for unused services. Please contact us to determine cabin availability.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 – Punta Arenas
Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your downtown hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this vibrant, historic seaport on the Strait of Magellan
Day 2 – King George Island
Enjoy scenic flight to King George Island, Antarctica, and transfer by Zodiac to your expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer
Days 3-4 – Antarctic Sound
Sail in Antarctic Sound, entrance to the mesmerising, ice-filled Weddell Sea. Possible landings at penguin-rich Gourdin Island and Brown Bluff
Days 5-7 – Weddell Sea
Push into the Weddell Sea, aiming for Seymour and James Ross islands' fossil fields, and Paulet Island
Days 8-11 – Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula's west coast and enjoy excursions to Astrolabe or Enterprise Islands, Port Lockroy, and Paradise Harbour
Day 12 – Drake Passage
Cross Drake Passage, surrounded by soaring albatross and flitting petrels. Celebrate your extraordinary voyage while entering Beagle Channel.
Day 13 – Ushuaia
After breakfast, disembark the Greg Mortimer in Ushuaia for homeward flights or perhaps a Patagonia Discovery Trek!

Activities

The following activites are available on this expedition - register when booking. See all Activities
  • Sea Kayaking

    From US$1,200 pp
    Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you'll glide between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife.
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  • All of our expeditions and itineraries offer fantastic photography experiences, however on selected expeditions we offer specialised photography workshops with our expert photography guides.
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Extension Tours

Extend your holiday with these optional tours. See all Extension Tours in Antarctica

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Trip: Wild Antarctica (ANW001G)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer to hotel from Aurora Expeditions' preferred flight.
  • One night pre-voyage hotel accommodation
  • Transfer to airport and charter flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • Transfer to downtown Ushuaia or airport (post voyage)
  • Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
  • Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises
  • An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
  • An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beers and soft drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Pre-dinner drinks including canapes and bar snacks
  • Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
  • Complimentary use of gumboots
  • Complimentary use of fitness centre
  • Complimentary access to on board expedition doctor and medical clinic
  • Personalised photo book (post voyage)
  • Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
  • Port, pilotage charges and landing fees

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
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