Discover Patagonia and Antarctica

Discover Patagonia and Antarctica

From £9,566 GBP


After an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile, you will meet your expedition ship in Punta Arenas. Then the journey south begins as we sail through the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel and into the Garibaldi fjord, and witness the mighty Garibaldi glacier unfolding at the very end.

Into the most remote area of the world
If the weather is on our side we might come ashore on Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage with Antarctica awaiting at the other side. Sailing into the most remote area of the world, with its endless ocean and continent covered with snow and ice, you will feel like a true explorer. Here you will enjoy your days with landings and kayaking offering a close look at thousands of penguins and seals, and visits to the most interesting places. Turning back we will have another go at getting ashore in Cape Horn, before sailing into the Beagle Channel, have another landing in the Chilean fjords before debarkation in Punto Arenas.

Please Note: your voyage rates include return economy flights between Punta Arenas and Santiago de Chile

Trip Name
Discover Patagonia and Antarctica
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 136m Passenger Capacity: 970 Built: 2003 MS Midnatsol has a strong environmental profile and a modern design. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. She is also a TV star, being featured in the award winning documentary "Hurtigruten 365", made by Norwegian TV. On deck 9 you find the sun deck and a Jacuzzi. Key qualities of the MS Midnatsol include the large, two-story panorama lounge above the bow, and the large glass expanses that allow natural light to enter, while providing extraordinary views. MS Midnatsol is an ice class 1X ship and equipped with advanced technology, making her very well suited for expedition voyages in Antarctica. Two-story panorama lounge  Bars  Café  Library  Restaurant  Separate a la carte restaurant  Playroom  Sauna  Shop Jacuzzis Fitness room Amfi theatre for educational lectures and conference facilities


Day 1 - Day 1 - Taste of Santiago
This adventure begins in Chile, with an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile.
Day 2 - Day 2 - Midnatsol awaits
Today you will fly to Punta Arenas where your expedition ship is already awaiting you. Once on board the MS Midnatsol we kick off everything with a welcome-on-board dinner.
Day 3 - Day 3 - Incredible seaside views
We start the adventure by sailing past Isla Tucker and through the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel. Enjoy being on board and getting to know your fellow adventurers. Seeing the Patagonian coast from the seaside is incredible, and sailing in the fjords here will leave you short of superlatives.
Day 4 - Day 4 - Wildlife and wine tasting
Any nature enthusiast will find it exciting to explore the Chilean fjords, Garibaldi fjord being one of them. When we enter the last part of this fjord you're in for a beautiful surprise; the Garibaldi glaciers. The mountains and valleys are steep with snow-capped mountains making a striking contrast to an otherwise very green area rich in wildlife. Come ashore and maybe we will see sea lions, Andean Condors and several other birds only found here. There will be an Argentinean wine tasting in the evening.
Day 5 - Day 5 - Southernmost point of South America
At almost 56 degrees south, Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America. When ranking the mythical places on Earth, Cape Horn is high on the list. Before the Panama Canal, seafarers had to pass this infamous rocky island in order to cross from one side of the Americas to the other. We will do our best to make a landing on Cape Horn – however, this is an area known for high seas and challenging conditions and if we make it this will be a great achievement.
Day 6 - Day 6 - Crossing the famous Drake Passage
We cross the Drake Passage and tomorrow we will actually be in Antarctica! There will be movies in the “Amfi” all day, showing everything from cartoons to documentaries. If you’re not into films, join our lectures or snoop around in the explorer room for some scientific fun. You can also enjoy several lectures that will make your visit to Antarctica even more interesting.
Day 7 - Day 7 - 12 - Feel like a real explorer
Being in Antarctica you are in the most remote area of the world. You will feel like a real explorer, especially when you see the endless ocean and continent covered with snow and ice. It might come as a surprise that the penguins are not afraid of humans. Well-behaved visitors usually cause nothing more than disinterested yawns. Our guess is that your reaction will be the exact opposite…We will visit places that were used by the whalers in the past, landings with great surroundings and have theme days on board. Some of the places we will see while exploring Antarctica are The South Shetlands and Cuverville Island, home to one of the largest known colonies of gentoo penguins. We may also explore Neko Harbour, beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbour which got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century. You can also look forward to visiting Half Moon Island, considered a jewel of diversity in the polar landscape.After exploring this superlative-exhausting continent, we set course for Ushuaia. Enjoy our days here in Antarctica with landings, a close look at thousands of penguins and seals, kayaking, and visits to the most interesting places. On board there will be several lectures, “scientific experiments” for Young Explorers Antarctica - and the views from deck are impeccable.
Day 8 - Day 13 - Reflect on the Antarctic adventure
As we head back to South America, there will be classes on how to edit your photos. You can also spend the day on deck, in the explorer room, with lectures, and enjoy photos and films with recaps of our experiences so far.
Day 9 - Day 14 - Possible landings
Before we sail into the Beagle Channel, we will try to go ashore on Cape Horn if we didn’t do this on our voyage south. Then we might visit Puerto Williams, a small town between the ocean and the mountain. On our way back to Punta Arenas, we sail through the Chilean fjords.
Day 10 - Day 15 - Wild nature and impressive sights
We sail through the Chilean fjords for another day of wild nature and impressive sights. In majestic surroundings of wilderness and glaciers, we will find a suitable place to land. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner.
Day 11 - Day 16 - Journey home
Arriving in Punta Arenas the adventure is over for now. After debarkation we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Santiago de Chile.
Day 12 - Please Note:
This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Hence, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience and why every expedition with us is unique.

Trip Dates

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03-12-201718-12-2017£9,566Expedition Suite. From


    • Delve deeper and thoroughly explore the most remote area of the world during multiple days in Antarctica
    • Wonder at the wildlife including penguins building nests and nurturing their eggs
    • Anticipate landing on the notorious Cape Horn
    • there's 2 opportunites to make this great achievement
    • Join our extensive onboard programme including lectures on popular science topics and access to the science and photo centres