All Inclusive - Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Exploration of the Southern Highlights (Northbound)

All Inclusive - Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Exploration of the Southern Highlights (Northbound)

All Inclusive - Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Exploration of the Southern Highlights (Northbound)

All Inclusive - Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Exploration of the Southern Highlights (Northbound)

Travel information 22 days MS Fram
Departure
16 March 2022
Price from $ 15584
$ 14599
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Experience Antarctica and Patagonia in one expedition cruise
  • Enjoy ice-cruising, landings and incredible wildlife in Antarctica
  • Sail into the Chilean fjords in summer and see Cape Horn
  • Opportunity to visit Torres del Paine National Park

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities.
All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.

All Inclusive - Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Exploration of the Southern Highlights (Northbound) All Inclusive - Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Exploration of the Southern Highlights (Northbound)
  • Day 1
    Buenos Aires

    Arrival Day

    After your flight from Australia or New Zealand, arrive in Buenos Aires and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 1
    Buenos Aires

    Arrival Day

  • Day 2
    Buenos Aires

    Cultural and Cool

    Enjoy a day in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover `Paris of South America´ for yourself on a warm spring or summer day.

    Day 2
    Buenos Aires

    Cultural and Cool

  • Day 3
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Tierra del Fuego

    The flight leaves Buenos Aires early in the morning, allowing you a few hours to explore Ushuaia before embarking on MS Fram. In the evening, we will sail through the scenic Beagle Channel.

    Day 3
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Tierra del Fuego

  • Day 4-5
    At sea

    Drake Passage

    MS Fram takes us safely across the famous Drake Passage toward the Antarctic Peninsula. During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture series, giving you information about Antarctica’s fantastic animals, geology and history. You’ll learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for current scientific research. Enjoy the fresh sea air and look out for wildlife from the deck.

    Day 4-5
    At sea

    Drake Passage

  • Day 6-9
    Antarctica

    The White Wonder that is Antarctica

    Home to 90% of the world´s ice, Antarctica never fails to amaze and astound. In winter, sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, it is a breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals.

    This is a continent dedicated to peace, science and tourism that has evolved through millenniums without human interference. Therefore, we adhere to very strict environmental guidelines and rules. We want to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures!

    Antarctica is a true wilderness, so local conditions will dictate our final itinerary. We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula with the aim of showing you the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display. 

    At every opportunity, our expert Expedition Team will take you ice-cruising and out for landings. There may also be chances to kayak among icebergs, hike in stunning surroundings and even camp on the most remote continent on Earth.

    Day 6-9
    Antarctica

    The White Wonder that is Antarctica

  • Day 10-11
    At sea

    The Drake Passage

    Sailing northbound across the Drake Passage is chance to re-cap on all we have seen and heard in Antarctica. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can analyse samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level. The Expedition Team will continue their lecture programme to prepare you for the delights ahead. Enjoy priming your knowledge about the history and ecosystems of the area. Make sure to spend some time on deck to enjoy the fresh sea air and look out for wildlife.

    Day 10-11
    At sea

    The Drake Passage

  • Day 12
    Cape Horn, Chile

    Cape Horn

    If weather allows, we will attempt a landing on Cape Horn. This is the southernmost point of South America, where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet, creating often challenging sea conditions. Next, we will sail on to the sheltered waters of the Beagle Channel.

    Day 12
    Cape Horn, Chile

    Cape Horn

  • Day 13
    Chilean Fjords

    A Paradise for Nature Enthusiasts

    Deep fjords and tall mountains plunging into the icy water await us in magnificent surroundings. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans, full of isolated islands and hidden bays that harbour rich wildlife.

    Day 13
    Chilean Fjords

    A Paradise for Nature Enthusiasts

  • Day 14-15
    Puerto Natales

    Torres del Paine National Park

    Puerto Natales is the gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park, world famous for the impressive “Torres del Paine” (Towers of Paine) rock formation. Explore the park on our optional excursion to discover a landscape of stunning variety, from the vast open steppe to rugged mountain terrain topped by looming peaks that host a wide variety of wildlife. Watch for llamas, pumas, and foxes in addition to more than 100 species of birds like the Andean condor.

    • Included Puerto Natales - Scenes of Puerto Natales
    Day 14-15
    Puerto Natales

    Torres del Paine National Park

  • Day 16
    Puerto Edén

    Remote Village at the End of the Fjord

    The village of Puerto Edén in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park will enchant you. It is known for its geographical isolation, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people.

    Day 16
    Puerto Edén

    Remote Village at the End of the Fjord

  • Day 17
    At Sea

    Waters of Patagonia

    Our expedition cruise continues north through the fabled waters of Patagonia. As we sail through iconic Andean seascapes, enjoy the vistas of the magnificent natural expanse.

    Day 17
    At Sea

    Waters of Patagonia

  • Day 18
    Castro

    Cosmopolitan Castro

    Set among windswept hills and lush vegetation, Castro is known for its colourful `palafitos´, wooden houses mounted on stilts along the water's edge, and the UNESCO Site Iglesia San Francisco. Nearby wide beaches are home to dozens of seabirds, penguins and sea lions.

    • Included Castro Walking Tour
    Day 18
    Castro

    Cosmopolitan Castro

  • Day 19-20
    At Sea

    Sailing North

    As we make our way along the Pacific coast to Valparaíso, we will recap the highlights of the expedition cruise and scan for wildlife.

    Day 19-20
    At Sea

    Sailing North

  • Day 20
    Valparaíso/Santiago de Chile

    The ‘Jewel of the Pacific’

    Sadly, every expedition must come to an end.  And this expedition ends in the colourful and poetic city of Valparaíso. Upon disembarkation you will be transferred to your hotel in Santiago de Chile for an overnight stay.

    Day 20
    Valparaíso/Santiago de Chile

    The ‘Jewel of the Pacific’

  • Day 22
    Santiago de Chile

    Departure Day

    Enjoy a day at leisure in Santiago de Chile before being transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia or New Zealand.

    Day 22
    Santiago de Chile

    Departure Day

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Current offers on this cruise:

  • Offer extended!

    Extended due to popular demand , enjoy an all-inclusive Antarctica expedition in 2022/23 from $11,999 per person twin share.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Hotel

  • 2 overnights in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
  • 1 overnight in Santiago de Chile after the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Flights

  • Flight in economy class from selected cities in Australia or New Zeland to Buenos Aires, before the cruise
  • Flight from Santiago de Chile to selected cities in Australia or New Zeland, after the cruise 
  • Flight in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia before the cruise.

Transfers

  • Arrival transfer from Buenos Aires airport to Buenos Aires hotel
  • Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfer from Ushuaia airport to the ship, including a short tour of the town
  • Transfer from the ship to Santiago de Chile hotel
  • Departure transfer from Santiago de Chile hotel to Santiago de Chile airport

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

 Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
  • Departure Cities: SYD/MEL/BNE/AKL/CHC. Other departure cities available with a $300 per person supplement: ADL/PER/CNS/DRW/HBA/LST/WLG/CBR. Contact our team after you make a booking to add this supplement
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser
Your ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 254 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

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Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch
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