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Our Ultimate Patagonia to Antarctica Holiday

The open roads and mountain trails of Patagonia; an active 'base camp' cruise to Antarctica. This is our ultimate polar adventure. We'd love to make it yours.

The far south of Patagonia is a dramatic place of wild beauty, where walking trails reveal glacial lagoons, alpine meadows and blue glaciers of unimaginable size and strength. South from here, the next landfall is Antarctica, best experienced by walking along snowy ridges, floating silently among giant blue sculptures of ice and burrowing in to spend the night watching the vast starry sky above.

Enjoy reading this taster itinerary. Please Request Full Details if you'd like to know more, or to discuss how we can tailor this holiday for you.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Land in Chile, explore Santiago

Arrive in Santiago this morning to be met by your guide and settled into your hotel downtown before you head out to explore on foot. Please note, international flights are quoted separately for this trip.
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Day 2 - Travel to Torres del Paine National Park

Travel south to Patagonia early this morning. Pick up your vehicle to drive towards the Torres del Paine Massif, stopping en route for an introductory hike. Stay on the edge of the Torres del Paine.
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Day 3 - Walk to a viewpoint of the mountains

Walk up to the Mirador del Serrano for incredible views of the Paine mountains, Glacier Grey and the bends in the Grey and Serrano Rivers.
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Day 4 - Visit Glacier Grey by boat

Here in the western side of the park you are close to the glaciers, most obviously Glacier Grey. Today you might like to take a boat ride to the face of the glacier followed by a walk alongside the lake.
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Day 5 - Cross the park, walking a wildlife rich trail

Cross Torres del Paine to change hotel, stopping to follow the fauna trail across an area of arid open steppe, where you can see guanacos, foxes, armadillos and perhaps, if you're lucky, pumas.
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Day 6 - Walk to the Torres or around Laguna Azul

Walk in the area around the beautiful Laguna Azul. The 5km walk up to the viewpoint of Mirador Masle gives the best views of the famous towers, or you could walk to the towers themselves!
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Day 7 - Cross to Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park

Cross the border into Argentina as you make your way towards the town of El Calafate, a comfortable, if uninspiring, springboard to the Los Glaciares National Park, notably Perito Moreno.
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Day 8 - Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier

Today is dedicated to seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most spectacular tongues of the Patagonian icefield. Go in the quiet of the late afternoon.
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Day 9 - Drive north to the incredible Fitzroy mountains

Today's drive will take you to some of Patagonia's most iconic scenery - the staggering jagged skyline of Mount Fitzroy, hike this afternoon.
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Day 10 - Private guided hiking in Fitzroy

With your local guide you will hike the stunning trail that takes you to the base of the immense Mount Fitzroy. Look and listen out for the fantastic Magellanic (red headed) woodpecker on route.
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Day 11 - Self-guided hiking in Fitzroy

Spend today exploring at your own pace. There are many self-guided trails you can follow or you could drive further up the valley to visit the impressive Lago del Desierto, much depends on the weather in these parts!
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Day 12 - Fly to the southernmost city in the world

Drive back south to El Calafate to catch your mid-afternoon flight to Ushuaia, the world's most southerly city and stepping off point for expedition cruises to Antarctica.
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13 of 27

Day 13 - Explore the Tierra del Fuego National Park with your guide.

Enjoy a half day guided private tour to walk in the forests of the beautiful Tierra del Fuego Natural Park. This afternoon is yours to explore the town of Ushuaia.
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14 of 27

Day 14 - Set sail along the Beagle channel

Since you embark this afternoon, this morning is free for you to return to the national park, or into town, for a last stretch of the legs before boarding this afternoon.
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Day 15 - Epic sailing across the Drake passage

Sail across the Drake Passage, the most exposed ocean on the planet. Assuming a relatively decent crossing, this is a time when you enjoy a diverse range of lectures by the team of guides on board.
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16 of 27

Day 16 - First ice in the South Shetlands

Another full day at sea, again with expert talks, practical briefings and albatrosses following the boat as you catch sight of the South Shetland Islands and officially enter Antarctica.
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17 of 27

Day 17 - Zodiac riding, your link with adventure

Your baptism in Antarctica will no doubt start with a zodiac ride, your daily link between the boat and any activity, as well as one of the most enjoyable activities for spotting wildlife and icebergs.
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Day 18 - Get closer to wildlife

Penguins, close at hand, are a constant presence on daily landings. A professional photographer is on board to teach you how best to capture your images of Antarctica’s scenery and wildlife.
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19 of 27

Day 19 - Walking to enlarge your horizons

Explore further inland with the snowshoes and gentle mountaineering activities led by your expert guides. Walk up to a high ridge for an even more spectacular perspective on Antarctica.
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Day 20 - Spend the night under the stars of Antarctica

Spend a night under the stars in Antarctica, if you are feeling adventurous. Thanks to the right equipment it is not cold but the silence and beautiful light which will stay with you.
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21 of 27

Day 21 - Learn about the epic era of Antarctic exploration

Travel back in time for a glimpse of conditions endured by the pioneers of today's scientific researchers as you visit the old British base at Port Lockroy.
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22 of 27

Day 22 - Kayak amidst icebergs and wildlife

Kayaking in Antarctica puts you side by side with penguins and humpback whales as you navigate between icebergs. If the conditions are right, there are few things that can beat this experience.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica plancius whale tail c diego

23 of 27

Day 23 - Start travelling back across Drake Passage

Sail away from Antarctica as you cross the Drake Passage north towards Argentina. These are days for reading, learning, sharing, conversing and watch out for wildlife from the deck.
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Day 24 - Last day at sea, Neptune will be in charge

Last day at sea as you complete your crossing of the Drake Passage and traverse the Beagle channel to arrive in Ushuaia, normally this evening - timings depend on the state of the seas.
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25 of 27

Day 25 - Disembark and fly to Buenos Aires

Disembark after breakfast though, to be safe, your flight back to the capital will not be until early afternoon giving you time to enjoy lunch in Ushuaia before you return to Buenos Aires.
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26 of 27

Day 26 - Explore Buenos Aires with your guide

Spend the morning with your own guide on a flexible route through the city, getting under the skin of one of the world’s most attractive cities. This afternoon explore more at your own pace.
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27 of 27

Day 27 - Fly home or continue exploring Latin America

Your private transfer will arrive at a time to suit you today as you head home or to explore farther into Latin America to catch some warmth before returning home.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile santiago plaza mayor

1 of 27

Day 1 - Land in Chile, explore Santiago

Arrive in Santiago this morning to be met by your guide and settled into your hotel downtown before you head out to explore on foot. Please note, international flights are quoted separately for this trip.
Images itinerary images original jnlqf5a5gn71anze54uzjirhd5h9bmte chile patagonia torres del paine western approach to park20201124 22912 1hhsgtm

2 of 27

Day 2 - Travel to Torres del Paine National Park

Travel south to Patagonia early this morning. Pick up your vehicle to drive towards the Torres del Paine Massif, stopping en route for an introductory hike. Stay on the edge of the Torres del Paine.
Images itinerary images original doqcgb32l40fn6nxk3hcyngjtelj68m1 chile patagonia torres del paine mirador ferrier viewpoint20201125 22912 y9uphd

3 of 27

Day 3 - Walk to a viewpoint of the mountains

Walk up to the Mirador del Serrano for incredible views of the Paine mountains, Glacier Grey and the bends in the Grey and Serrano Rivers.
Images itinerary images original ebkmmjdv47efgyfyxdiaxb650yw48s4u chile patagonia torres del paine reflections of glacier grey20170710 12197 10fqrbi

4 of 27

Day 4 - Visit Glacier Grey by boat

Here in the western side of the park you are close to the glaciers, most obviously Glacier Grey. Today you might like to take a boat ride to the face of the glacier followed by a walk alongside the lake.
Images itinerary images original l2ekcmvzx7djumtlaz1jx9bpclb15082 chile patagonia torres del paine guanaco grazing in front of mountains20201125 22912 mkzn3g

5 of 27

Day 5 - Cross the park, walking a wildlife rich trail

Cross Torres del Paine to change hotel, stopping to follow the fauna trail across an area of arid open steppe, where you can see guanacos, foxes, armadillos and perhaps, if you're lucky, pumas.
Images itinerary images original pouaxte3qjzsw4hjmk07x2mjkqp9vctk chile patagonia torres del paine green glacial lake beneath torres20161117 27557 out5dc

6 of 27

Day 6 - Walk to the Torres or around Laguna Azul

Walk in the area around the beautiful Laguna Azul. The 5km walk up to the viewpoint of Mirador Masle gives the best views of the famous towers, or you could walk to the towers themselves!
Images itinerary images original ntgv0ui0zube8ym4py2gk54u9wlybpm9 argentina patagonia perito moreno glacier linda biggers november 201820201125 22912 uqdncx

7 of 27

Day 7 - Cross to Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park

Cross the border into Argentina as you make your way towards the town of El Calafate, a comfortable, if uninspiring, springboard to the Los Glaciares National Park, notably Perito Moreno.
Images itinerary images original q1ntc55ix2iumt0zhln4i43cqoe1rprw argentina patagonia perito moreno ice fall20190410 28016 1uhimcn

8 of 27

Day 8 - Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier

Today is dedicated to seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most spectacular tongues of the Patagonian icefield. Go in the quiet of the late afternoon.
Images itinerary images original 63g4rox9hca6cv3r8hexwg7ciz53nc0a argentina el chalten and fitz roy c john main pura client120200512 2647 1uaw3lw

9 of 27

Day 9 - Drive north to the incredible Fitzroy mountains

Today's drive will take you to some of Patagonia's most iconic scenery - the staggering jagged skyline of Mount Fitzroy, hike this afternoon.
Images itinerary images original v5mciaeek8rtehmob9w8s1lf3cds0tud argentina el chalten and fitz roy c john main pura client420200512 2647 9j7wsy

10 of 27

Day 10 - Private guided hiking in Fitzroy

With your local guide you will hike the stunning trail that takes you to the base of the immense Mount Fitzroy. Look and listen out for the fantastic Magellanic (red headed) woodpecker on route.
Images itinerary images original 9g2ayvnnf6nz5rzk56fh8s042ec72cyq argentina el chalten laguna torres chris bladon20181217 32224 o4c4vw

11 of 27

Day 11 - Self-guided hiking in Fitzroy

Spend today exploring at your own pace. There are many self-guided trails you can follow or you could drive further up the valley to visit the impressive Lago del Desierto, much depends on the weather in these parts!
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica argentina ushuaia port

12 of 27

Day 12 - Fly to the southernmost city in the world

Drive back south to El Calafate to catch your mid-afternoon flight to Ushuaia, the world's most southerly city and stepping off point for expedition cruises to Antarctica.
Cdn pura aventura com images original argentina ushuaia tierra del fuego national park coastal walk c diego

13 of 27

Day 13 - Explore the Tierra del Fuego National Park with your guide.

Enjoy a half day guided private tour to walk in the forests of the beautiful Tierra del Fuego Natural Park. This afternoon is yours to explore the town of Ushuaia.
Cdn pura aventura com images original argentina ushuaia beagle ortelius antarctica ship c diego

14 of 27

Day 14 - Set sail along the Beagle channel

Since you embark this afternoon, this morning is free for you to return to the national park, or into town, for a last stretch of the legs before boarding this afternoon.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica drake passage wandering albatross c diego

15 of 27

Day 15 - Epic sailing across the Drake passage

Sail across the Drake Passage, the most exposed ocean on the planet. Assuming a relatively decent crossing, this is a time when you enjoy a diverse range of lectures by the team of guides on board.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica drake south shetland iceberg mountains c diego

16 of 27

Day 16 - First ice in the South Shetlands

Another full day at sea, again with expert talks, practical briefings and albatrosses following the boat as you catch sight of the South Shetland Islands and officially enter Antarctica.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica georges point zodiac guests mountain backdrop

17 of 27

Day 17 - Zodiac riding, your link with adventure

Your baptism in Antarctica will no doubt start with a zodiac ride, your daily link between the boat and any activity, as well as one of the most enjoyable activities for spotting wildlife and icebergs.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica peninsula orne island penguin gentoo close up cameras c diego

18 of 27

Day 18 - Get closer to wildlife

Penguins, close at hand, are a constant presence on daily landings. A professional photographer is on board to teach you how best to capture your images of Antarctica’s scenery and wildlife.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica danco island snowshoers walking

19 of 27

Day 19 - Walking to enlarge your horizons

Explore further inland with the snowshoes and gentle mountaineering activities led by your expert guides. Walk up to a high ridge for an even more spectacular perspective on Antarctica.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica peninsula paradise bay leith cove diego c rystad

20 of 27

Day 20 - Spend the night under the stars of Antarctica

Spend a night under the stars in Antarctica, if you are feeling adventurous. Thanks to the right equipment it is not cold but the silence and beautiful light which will stay with you.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica peninsula lockroy station window pinguin c diego

21 of 27

Day 21 - Learn about the epic era of Antarctic exploration

Travel back in time for a glimpse of conditions endured by the pioneers of today's scientific researchers as you visit the old British base at Port Lockroy.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica kayaking cuverville island 2 c diego

22 of 27

Day 22 - Kayak amidst icebergs and wildlife

Kayaking in Antarctica puts you side by side with penguins and humpback whales as you navigate between icebergs. If the conditions are right, there are few things that can beat this experience.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica plancius whale tail c diego

23 of 27

Day 23 - Start travelling back across Drake Passage

Sail away from Antarctica as you cross the Drake Passage north towards Argentina. These are days for reading, learning, sharing, conversing and watch out for wildlife from the deck.
Cdn pura aventura com images original antarctica antarctic peninsula ortelius ship copyright elke lindner oceanwide expeditions rough seas on drake passage20180829 76980 1k3lxf2

24 of 27

Day 24 - Last day at sea, Neptune will be in charge

Last day at sea as you complete your crossing of the Drake Passage and traverse the Beagle channel to arrive in Ushuaia, normally this evening - timings depend on the state of the seas.
Cdn pura aventura com images original argentina tierra del fuego ushuaia port navarino island

25 of 27

Day 25 - Disembark and fly to Buenos Aires

Disembark after breakfast though, to be safe, your flight back to the capital will not be until early afternoon giving you time to enjoy lunch in Ushuaia before you return to Buenos Aires.
Cdn pura aventura com images original argentina buenos aires cafe bar la boca

26 of 27

Day 26 - Explore Buenos Aires with your guide

Spend the morning with your own guide on a flexible route through the city, getting under the skin of one of the world’s most attractive cities. This afternoon explore more at your own pace.
Cdn pura aventura com images original argentina buenos aires aerial view

27 of 27

Day 27 - Fly home or continue exploring Latin America

Your private transfer will arrive at a time to suit you today as you head home or to explore farther into Latin America to catch some warmth before returning home.

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