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World Navigator - 198 Guests

PATAGONIA GLACIERS AND WILDLIFE

11 Day Montevideo to Ushuaia


EXPLORE PATAGONIA & UNESCO LANDSCAPES
Puerto Madryn acts as the gateway to the Patagonia region and explorations of the Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the world’s prime whale migration hotspots. Make a landing in the rarely visited Port Stanley, famous for its signature landmark, the whalebone arch. Among the Captain’s Choice landings on this expedition, you may explore Punta Arenas and its UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Torres del Paine. Another possible landing may be the enchanting blue ice shelf of Garibaldi Glacier, sitting amid the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Alberto de Agostini National Park. Navigating Glacier Alley, your Captain may bring you to highlights such as the Pía, Pío XI, Porter and Romanche Glaciers.

PLEASE NOTE

    • Port charges applies: 500 USD p.p.




     

     

    DATES / RATES

    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Nov 03, 2024Nov 13, 20243,285 3,499
    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Nov 03, 2024Nov 13, 20243,285 3,499


    ITINERARY


    Nov 03 Montevideo, Uruguay Depart: 6:00 pm

    Uruguay’s cool capital city Montevideo calls out with its cobbled streets, wide avenues, colonial buildings and verdant cityscapes along the waterfront, known as the rambla. To get social with the locals, share in their tradition of drinking yerba mate. Everywhere you go in Uruguay you see people drinking the strong, herbal tea out of cups that look like gourds, sipping through a long, thick straw. For the full color and vibrant life of the city, head to Mercado del Puerto, where you find a 19th-century restored building housing various stalls and eateries. About an hour drive outside the city explore the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site Church of Atlántida.

    Nov 04-05 At Sea

    Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

    Nov 06 Puerto Madryn, Argentina

    Puerto Madryn invites animal lovers to marvel and revel in its extraordinary wildlife. With sea lions and whale watching opportunities galore, this Argentinian city acts as the gateway to the Patagonia region rife with flora and fauna. Explore the Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the world’s prime whale migration hotspots.

    Lying on the northern Patagonia coast, Puerto Madryn holds a reputation as the premier location for marine wildlife viewing. With deep blue bay waters along rocky, white cliffs and shores, the city’s scenery inspires a great deal of awe for its natural beauty. Catching sight of a whale fluke as it breaches the water makes for a breathtaking experience.

    The Eco Centro, a clifftop museum dedicated to showcasing Patagonian nature, offers exquisite views of the expansive ocean. Once you finish a tour of the museum it’s easy to linger on the white, sandy cliffs and take in the panoramic scene. As you breathe deep the sea salt and feel the ocean breeze blow through your hair, you will not want to leave.

    Downtown Puerto Madryn offers an array of shops and restaurants for more modern conveniences and a taste of Argentina’s city life. Fresh seafood and classic Argentinian cuisine abound among the many eateries in the downtown area. Multi-course meals make it easy to take your taste buds on an adventure as wild as the one you took out in nature.

    Nov 07-08 At Sea

    Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

    Nov 09 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

    Although small, Port Stanley contains a big personality. Its signature landmark, the famous whale bone arch, speaks volumes about this eccentric and rarely visited destination. The colorful, small town lies on the Falkland Islands, a hot spot and haven for watching Magellanic penguins. The Malvinas call to every adventurer with an abundance of pubs, eateries and historic attractions to explore. Visit the Historic Dockyard Museum, a one-stop site to learn about life in the camp, Antarctic connections and the 1982 war with Argentina.

    CAPTAIN’S CHOICE — Captain’s Choice landings add to the sense of exploration and an element of surprise. Your Captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expedition itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions to ensure a safe expedition.

    Nov 10 At Sea

    Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

    Nov 11 Punta Arenas, Chile - Captain’s Choice

    Experience one of the world’s most captivating places with an abundance of natural treasures in Punta Arenas. Take a boat or a kayak along the winding Strait of Magellan. The fjords and channels are celebrated for their natural beauty of glacial and mountainous scenery. It is also home to several islands, including Magdalena Island where penguins are eager to meet your acquaintance-60,000 of them. These Magellan Penguins comprise the largest colony of penguins in Chile. For a wildlife-centric trek, head to Torres del Paine, deemed a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Spot majestic condors soaring overhead. Look out for foxes, huemul or Andean deer and guanacos along the way.

    CAPTAIN’S CHOICE – Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

    Nov 12 Garibaldi Glacier, Chile - Captain’s Choice

    Amid the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Alberto de Agostini National Park sits the enchanting blue ice shelf of Garibaldi Glacier. Famous for its mesmerizing color, it’s a life-changing sight that will inspire a sense of awe and wonder in you. Navigating through the Garibaldi fjord, you witness skyscraping glaciers that speaks to the explorer spirit within as you gain a greater appreciation for your explorations.

    Your Captain will expertly navigate ice floes, icebergs and changing sea ice and weather conditions to ensure you experience the most from your expedition. Your Captain and expedition team will work together throughout Zodiac safaris to communicate wildlife sightings and bring you as close as safely possible to extraordinary views, creating a spontaneous sense of exploration. Each day is a new adventure as your Captain navigates our yacht into remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All itineraries are subject to change to ensure the safest and best expedition possible.

    Nov 12 Glacier Alley Scenic Navigation

    Journeying through Glacier Alley amid the Chilean Fjords, you navigate icy waters with vistas of snow-capped peaks and dark green forests. Considered highlights of Glacier Alley, Pía Glacier and Pío XI Glacier inspire a sense of wonder with their sheer size. There’s a chance you may witness the ice calving from the glaciers, giving you the opportunity to marvel at the monumental chunk falling into the water as they create a mighty crack that invokes awe. Your navigation of Glacier Alley may also bring you to Porter and Romanche Glaciers, equally impressive monoliths of ice that inspire your explorer spirit.

    CAPTAIN’S CHOICE – Captain’s Choice landings add to the sense of exploration and an element of surprise. Your ship’s Captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All Polar Expedition itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions to ensure a safe expedition.

    Nov 13 Ushuaia, Argentina Arrive: 6:45 am OVERNIGHT

    Although its nickname the "End of the World" - derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago - Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.

    World Navigator (Luxury Expedition, 198-guests)

    The 98-suite World Navigator features deluxe accommodations, contemporary and airy design, as well as thoughtfully selected amenities, entertainment, restaurants and bars. Every deck is designed to bring the outdoors inside, so that you are almost never without a transcendent view.

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED


    • FREE charter flight between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires
    • FREE enrichment lectures and destination briefings
    • FREE shore landings led by expert field guides
    • FREE escorted sightseeing safaris by Zodiac
    • FREE polar plunge
    • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages parka and vest
    • FREE use of knee boots
    • FREE private group transfers between airport and yacht
    • FREE cultural immersion on every voyage
    • FREE dining venues with ever-changing menus
    • FREE unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
    • FREE open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapés
    • FREE in-room minibar with your preferences
    • FREE specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
    • FREE afternoon and high tea
    • FREE champagne and gourmet canapés during meet and greet
    • FREE 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
    • FREE L'OCCITANE bath amenities
    • FREE pre-paid gratuities
    • FREE use of walking sticks and binoculars
    • FREE reusable water bottle
    • FREE butler service and expanded room service menu in suites
    *Trip delay and medical evacuation coverage included at no additional cost

     

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