Antarctic Peninsula

AU$15,999

per person
 
Duration: 10 Nights
Destination: Antarctica
Region: Antarctica
Deal Code: PAJ6WNM

 

 

Description

ANTARCTICAThe closest thing on earth to another planet

A big place needs a small ship. Set sail with Silversea to the white continent and discover why size really does matter. From sailing the 800km Drake Passage – sure the making of any traveller – to nimbly nipping through the seventh continent’s frozen waters aboard one of Silver Wind’s 20 Zodiacs, there is nothing quite like a voyage to Antarctica. From iconic wildlife, staggeringly beautiful landscape and icebergs of every size and shape imaginable no one is immune to the magic of Antarctica.


Bonus:  $3,000 per person air credit + Luxury private car transfers from home to airport return*


Your luxury Antarctica package includes:

  • Return flights to Santiago using your air credit
  • 1 night accommodation in a 5 star hotel in Santiago
  • Flight from Santiago to Ushuaia 
  • 10 night cruise onboard Silver Wind Expedition in a Vista Suite
  • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, selected wines & spirits
  • Butler service in every suite & in-suite dining and room service
  • Guided Zodiac tours & parka
  • Flight from Ushuaia to Santiago 
  • Dayroom use in a Santiago hotel
  • Select group transfers

 Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options

 ** Package is based on travel departing Australia 28 January 2023

 

Date

Itinerary

29 Jan 23

Ushuaia

A southerly frontier - on the cusp of wild nature and extraordinary adventures - the excitement in Ushuaia is palpable. Prepare for memorable exploits amid the extremes of this southerly location - as you adventure into the colossal scenery of the fractured Tierra del Fuego and beyond. Known as the 'End of the World' Ushuaia looks out across the Beagle Channel, and is surrounded by the Martial Mountains to the north. Despite its remote location, Ushuaia is a surprisingly busy and lively resort, with lots to keep its visitors entertained. For many people, Ushuaia is their last glimpse of anything resembling a city, before they jump off the map into the wilderness, to answer the call of immense national parks or Antarctic expeditions. Ship sails at 5:00pm

30-31  Jan 23

Drake Passage

 

Sailing the legendary Drake Passage is an experience that few are ever lucky enough to experience. The southern tip of the Americas already feels like a wild enough environment – but the sensation of watching the distant cliffs of the peninsular known as the ‘End of the World’ fade into the horizon, is one that’s equal parts epic, eerie and magical. Set sail, to slowly drop off the bottom of the map from Cape Horn, and voyage on an expedition down into the icy underworld of Antarctica. Drake Passage is an extraordinary voyage of romantic ocean faring legend, as you aim for Antarctica’s icy realm. On arrival, skyscraper sized icebergs salute you, as you traverse the waters of this continent where snow and ice dwelling creatures like penguins and whales roam undisturbed. Your first sight of this most-unexplored place will most likely be the South Shetland Islands. Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest and bravest explorers as you explore famed, snow-covered landmasses like Elephant and Deception Island. If the journey across Drake Passage sounds daunting, don’t worry – even in rough seas you’re never alone, and will often be accompanied on this spine-tingling adventure by soaring albatrosses and maybe even a protective pod of humpbacks and hourglass dolphins or two. Converging warm and cool ocean currents attract some spectacular animal life to the passage.

01 Feb 23

Antarctic Sound

The Antarctic Sound will be one of your first encounters of this whitewash kingdom, located at the northerly tip of the Antarctic Peninsula - which sprawls up like a tentacle towards Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southerly point, otherwise known as the ‘End of the World’. Taking its name from the first ship to brave the passageway between the peninsular and the Joinville Island groups back in 1902, the Sound is a raw, sensory assault of imposing iceberg slabs, broken away from the disintegrating Larsen Ice Shelf. Come face-to-face with stadium-sized islands of ice and meet the extraordinary birdlife that call this whitewash kingdom home. Watch on, as colonies of Gentoo penguins hop around, and cape petrels sweep overhead, as the continent’s unique wildlife thrives around you. If you’re planning your first venture into Antarctica, you’ll want to brush up on your photography skills in advance, to capture this unforgiving continent in all of its unrestrained glory.

Included Shore Excursions:

Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition Team - Moderate activity level

Hiking with Silversea Expedition Team - Extensive activity level

Kayaking with Silversea Expedition Team - Extensive activity level

02-04 Feb 23

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula unravels upwards towards South America, reaching out a beckoning finger to the adventurous, who dare to explore this untamed realm. Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula lies a mere 620 mile from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures, which make up Earth’s least-explored continent. Unseen by humans until 1820 - a blink of an eye ago in relative terms - this is an adventure sure to make your hairs stand on end, as you experience the thrill of the truly unknown and extraordinary. The vast peninsula is sprinkled with research bases, which are at the frontline of human scientific endeavour, pushing to study and understand this unique landscape, its exceptional wildlife, and the impact that humans are having on this pristine continent. Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, and blue-hued glaciers, slowly slipping from imposing locations like Hope Bay. Blanched mountain peaks cover the peninsula, and you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.

Included Shore Excursions:

Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition Team - Moderate activity level

Hiking with Silversea Expedition Team - Extensive activity level

Kayaking with Silversea Expedition Team - Extensive activity level

05 Feb 23

South Shetland Islands

Lying close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands fall under the jurisdiction of the Antarctic Treaty, suspending claims on their sovereignty. Several countries maintain research bases here, and with plump elephant seals, and crowds of Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins also calling the islands home, it can even feel a little crowded at times. King George Island is the largest and most hospitable island, hosting the majority of the research stations - some of which are populated all-year-round by tiny, hardy crews. Don’t be fooled though, these islands offer extraordinary adventure in one of the most remote locations on earth. The triple peaks of Mount Foster tower above the archipelago, and you’ll feel your heart pumping a little quicker, as you sail into the core of Deception Island’s magnificent collapsed volcano caldera. Hike the luna landscapes within, and even dip into the improbably warm, geothermally-heated waters of Pendulum Cove. Elephant Island, meanwhile, is written deep into the annals of Antarctic expedition legend, as the site where Ernest Shackleton and the stricken crew of the Endurance miraculously survived a harsh Antarctic winter, in 1916. Discover even more reasons to visit this incredible icy kingdom and find out why many consider the South Shetland Islands to be the jewel in Antarctica’s Crown

Included Shore Excursions:

Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition Team - Moderate activity level

06-07 Feb 23

Drake Passage

08 Feb 23

Ushuaia

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.  Prices and routing is a guide only and may change. Some cabins may have obstructed views. Prices/Offers are correct as at 22 April 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.  All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure.  *Luxury private car transfers are available for any address within a 40km radius of main city airports, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart & Canberra. Surcharges per km apply outside of the 40km radius.  **Air Credit of $3000 per person and cannot be exchanged for cash, is non transferable and non refundable if package is cancelled or flights are removed from the package.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.