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92-night Pole to Pole Adventure – Unique Expedition Cruise from the High Arctic to Antarctica Expedition

Cruise Line:
Hurtigruten
Ship:
MS Fridtjof Nansen
Destination:
Reykjavik/Buenos Aires
Departure Date:
8/13/2023
Length:
92
Offer ID:
1466684
from
$57805

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Reykjavik
Suggested Private Excursion
8/13/2023
8/13/2023

The fire, frost and water symbolized by the red, white and blue of Iceland’s flag are manifested in this land. Reykjavik, or Smoky Bay, was so named in 874 A.D. by Ingolf Arnarson when he sighted the numerous hot springs on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Today this remarkably pollution-free city is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of red-blue-and green-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Suggested Private Excursions

Reykjavik - The Golden Circle - FD Tour

Reykjavik - Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - HD Tour

Reykjavik - Langjökull Glacier & the Ice Tunnel. Optional Snowmobiles - FD Tour

Reykjavik Highlights - HD Tour

Adrenaline buggy ride & Thingvellir National park

Super-jeep safari to the glacier cave and snowmobiling

Blue Lagoon experience with transfers – 4 Hours

Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula – 8 Hours

Golden Circle Classic – 8 Hours

Golden Circle Classic and Aurora Chase – 10 Hours

South Shore Adventure – 10 Hours

South Shore including Jökulsárlón – 12 Hours

Aurora Chase – 4,5 Hours

Food tour in Reykjavik – 3 hs

Walking tour in Reykjavik – 3,5 hs

At Sea
8/14/2023
8/14/2023

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Ivittuut
8/15/2023
8/15/2023

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Nuuk
8/16/2023
8/16/2023

Nuuk was founded by the unfailingly optimistic Hans Egede - the Danish missionary with soul-conversions on his mind - who promptly named the settlement Good Hope. Today Nuuk is small by modern standards, with a total population of only 14,000. Despite a wealth of land and a paucity of people, Nuuk has insisted on housing the population in immense apartment blocks with imaginative names like Blok P - a kind of Gulag on ice - and the urban sprawl is now spreading out along the road to the airport. Kolonihavnen is a pleasant exception to the rest of Nuuk's Lego-city look: it's a picturesque 18th-century fishing village in the heart of Nuuk and gives some idea of what the town looked like before the industrial harbour was built. Nuuk's real attraction lies in its proximity to any number of excellent day hikes into the hinterland and the fabulous views from the tops of the nearby mountains. Organised tours, boat trips and the rental of equipment is easier from the capital.

Captain's Choice
8/17/2023
8/17/2023

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Captain's Choice
8/18/2023
8/18/2023

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8/19/2023
8/19/2023

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Captain's Choice
8/20/2023
8/20/2023

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Pond Inlet
8/21/2023
8/21/2023

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Dundas Harbour
8/22/2023
8/22/2023

Dundas Harbour is a quiet harbor on Devon Island where hawks nest, muskoxen graze and walrus can be spotted just off shore. This abandoned Qikiqtaaluk settlement in Nunavut was first established in 1924 as an outpost to curb foreign whaling, and the ruins of a few buildings remain along with one of the northernmost cemeteries in the world.

Beechey Island
8/23/2023
8/23/2023

Beechey Island is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago of Nanavut, Canada. It is known for the Franklin Expedition in 1845 and the search for the Northwest Passage, and was declared a Territorial Historic Site.

Fort Ross
8/24/2023
8/24/2023

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Gjoa Haven
8/25/2023
8/25/2023

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Cambridge Bay
8/26/2023
8/26/2023

Cambridge Bay is located on the southeast coast of Victoria Island in the Region of Nunavut, Canada. The natives named the area Ikalultuutiak meaning “good fishing place.” The area has long been inhabited by Paleo-Eskimos who hunted caribou and seals in 1800 BCE. 500 years ago, the modern Inuit have populated present day Alaska.  In 1839 when the town was first visited by Europeans, the area has since been renamed honoring Prince Adolphus, Duke I of Cambridge. By the 1920’s trade became rampant and settlements slowly developed welcoming the Anglican & Roman Catholic missionaries that built schools and municipals soon after.



Visitors can enjoy the annual winter season outdoors hunting, dog sledding, camping and viewing wildlife. Visitors can fish the innumerable lakes and ponds, hike Ovayok Territorial Park or go birdwatching at Queen Maud’s Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

Ulukhaktok
8/27/2023
8/27/2023

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Smoking Hills
8/28/2023
8/28/2023

The Smoking Hills are located in the eastern coast of Cape Bathurst, Canada.  It has been known as “land of the sour water” by native Eskimos, referring to the acidic ponds that have been formed due to the mountains. The Smoking crates have been burning for centuries now, and are certainly a sight not to be missed.

Captain's Choice
8/29/2023
8/29/2023

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Captain's Choice
8/30/2023
8/30/2023

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Captain's Choice
8/31/2023
8/31/2023

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9/1/2023
9/1/2023

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9/2/2023
9/2/2023

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9/3/2023
9/3/2023

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9/4/2023
9/4/2023

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Captain's Choice
9/5/2023
9/5/2023

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Captain's Choice
9/6/2023
9/6/2023

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Nome
9/7/2023
9/7/2023

"There's No Place Like Nome!" Nome, Alaska is most known for being the finish line for the annual Iditarod Race, where dogs and mushers travel 1,049 miles from Anchorage. End of the Trail activities are usually held all month long in March. The list of things to do is a mile long in Nome, including exploring the local wilderness, taking a dog sled ride, Russia is 1 hour away by plane, watch Native dancers, and even have lunch with the Elders at the local Senior Center.

St. Matthew Island/Hall Island
9/8/2023
9/8/2023

St Matthew Islands is located off the southern coast of Alaska, in the Bering Sea. The Island is the 43rd largest in the United States of America. Hall Island is only 3.1 miles wide and it is located in the northwestern point of St. Matthew Island. The 2 major lakes in these Islands are the North Lake and Big Lake, which have a great number of fish species. There are also many arctic foxes and polar bears inhabiting the island. Reindeer at one point lived in St Matthews, but since then have died out and zero remain, this phenomenon has brought in many scientist who this mysterious case has inspired them to search for answers.

St. Paul Island
9/9/2023
9/9/2023

St. Paul Island is located in the Pribilof Islands, which are a group of five volcanic islands on the Bering Sea. St. Paul is the biggest island in the group as well as it being the furthest north. There is not much signs of wildlife but birds and rare plants that are not otherwise offered in the area. St. Paul is a very secluded island with many rugged cliffs, making it the perfect destination for risk takers and people who enjoy discovering the great outdoors. 

Dutch Harbor
9/10/2023
9/10/2023

Dutch Harbour is a port in the Aleutian Islands. Geologically, the archipelago is a continuation of the Aleutian Range, which is on the Alaskan mainland, and contains a number of volcanic peaks. Few trees, all of stunted growth, are found, but grasses grow in abundance. Although a few good harbours are found in the archipelago, navigation is dangerous because of almost perpetual fog and numerous reefs.

Unga Island
9/11/2023
9/11/2023

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Chignik
9/12/2023
9/12/2023

This tiny remote fishing village sits on the Alaskan Peninsula where the weather has its own personality constantly shifting 4 times a day. The town's population is mostly made up of Alaskan Natives who preserve much of the green lush land of Chignik. However small, Chignik Bay has many fishing areas for a big catch!

Katmai National Park
9/13/2023
9/13/2023

Encompassing millions of acres in Alaska, Katmai Nation Park contains an amazing array of pristine wilderness, sparkling rivers and streams, rugged coastline, green valley and active glaciers and volcanoes. Currently, there are fourteen active volcanoes in the park, but none of which are actually erupting.

A rich variety of wildlife can be found in the park as well including the awe-inspiring brown bear.

Kodiak Island
9/14/2023
9/14/2023

Kodiak, home to Alaska's largest fishing fleet, offers a taste of Alaska's Russian heritage. Visit Russian Orthodox Church, and the Baranof Museum (located in Alaska's oldest wooden structure, a historic fur storehouse). Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the Kodiak Archipelago, and bird watching is a main attraction. Special wildlife viewing is found at Miller Point within Ft. Abercrombie State Historic Park. During the early summer, gray, humpback, and minke whales can be spotted as they migrate through nearby Whale Passage. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the habitat of the brown bear. Kodiak is home to extensive fishing, hunting and photographic opportunities.

Icy Bay
9/15/2023
9/15/2023

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Sitka
9/16/2023
9/16/2023

Resting between snowcapped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Sitka is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska and the biggest city in America - encircling 4,710 square miles on Baranof Island. No symbol shows Russian influence more than the landmark St. Michael's Cathedral. Original artifacts and icons, including the Sitka Madonna, were saved from fire and are on display. Visit Castle Hill, once site of a two-story log mansion known as Baranof's Castle, which overlooked Sitka Sound during the town's fur trading days. Only stone walls and mounted cannons remain from Russia's bloody battles against native Tlingit. Sitka National Historical Park offers information and artifacts relating to the Tlingits, including totem poles as a chronicle of early life on this fertile ground. Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center cares for as many as a dozen bald eagles and other birds at a time. The facility caters to rare wildlife recovering from injuries incurred in the wild. Among the more popular trails is Indian River Trail, which parallels a salmon stream, and the three-mile-long Gaven Hill Trail.

Wrangell
9/17/2023
9/17/2023

Wrangell, a hidden jewel in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, is the third oldest community in Alaska and the only community to be ruled by 4 nations: the indigenous Tlingit nation, Russia, Great Britain and the United States. The island is rich in native heritage as evidenced by the rock carvings at Petroglyph Beach as well as the totems seen around town. Walk in the steps of John Muir amidst historic buildings that will take you back to the unhurried pace of yesterday, and enjoy the beauty of the Stikine River and the surrounding wilderness.

Misty Fjords
9/18/2023
9/18/2023

At 3,600 square miles, this least spoiled of all wilderness areas is the largest of all preserves. It is one of the most awe inspiring experiences of an Alaska vacation. Beginning near the British Columbia border, the Behm Canal winds around the Eastern side of Revillagigedo Island, becoming increasingly narrower as it heads northward, finally taking a left turn back into the Inside Passage near Ketchikan. Along its 900-foot deep chasm, 3,200-foot tall cliffs soar upwards and the dramatic spire of New Eddystone Rock is repeated in the spiky tops of spruce and fir trees which cast stalactite reflections in waters broken only by the wake of ships and the splashes of breaching humpback whales.

Vancouver
9/19/2023
9/19/2023

Vancouver is a thriving metropolis surrounded by natural beauty. With parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and the second-largest Chinatown in North America, Vancouver lives up to its promise of offering something for everyone. With modern buildings set against green, rolling hillsides, this city is breathtaking; no location offers a more spectacular view than Stanley Park - with a zoo, aquarium, totem poles and honking geese. A short walk from the park leads to Robson Street, which offers the town's best window-shopping. Stores with European flavor share the avenue with delicatessens and tea rooms ready to serve. As architectural heart of the city, Robson Square features a central plaza with a food fair and an old provincial courthouse, which now houses Vancouver Art Gallery. Be sure to stop at 8 Pender St. - "the narrowest building in the world." Other points of interest include the Museum of Anthropology; Japanese-style Nitobe Memorial Garden; and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Capilano Canyon is site of the world's longest and highest suspension footbridge.

Captain's Choice
9/20/2023
9/20/2023

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Captain's Choice
9/21/2023
9/21/2023

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9/22/2023
9/22/2023

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9/23/2023
9/23/2023

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San Juan Islands
9/24/2023
9/24/2023

A collection of beautiful, scenic islands off the Washington coast. Explore quaint Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, or venture to Orcas island and explore!

Port Angeles
9/25/2023
9/25/2023

Located on scenic HWY 101, driving to Port Angeles offers a great way to visit Victoria or tour the Olympic Peninsula. A 4.5 mile long sandbar forms a natural harbor which was discovered in 1791 by Spaniard Francisco Eliza and was originally named Puerto de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles which means Port of Our Lady of the Angels. Local attractions include the Arthur D. Feiro Marine Laboratory, the Clallam County Museum and the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. The Fine Arts Center is situated on 5-acres of land with a superb view of the harbor, city, Juan de Fuca Strait and on a clear evening the lights of Victoria. The center features drawings, paintings, photography, and sculpture as well as concerts and other live performances. Several charter companies offer opportunities to catch salmon or bottom fish in Juan de Fuca Strait. Just a short distance away is Olympic National Park and its spectacular scenery. Van tours are available to Hurricane Ridge and its panoramic views, Rialto Beach and Hoh Rain Forrest.

Eureka, CA
9/26/2023
9/26/2023

Eureka is located about 275 miles north of San Francisco along one of the most scenic drives in the US. The city has the largest collection of Victorian architecture in California, which gives visitors a rare glance into early California when rich 'lumber barons' spared no expense in showing off their new wealth by building huge mansions. Named after the official gold rush motto "I have found it!" Eureka is now a lively sea port town, and a hub where people come to shop and conduct business.

Santa Barbara
9/27/2023
9/27/2023

Santa Barbara is a city with a great deal to offer. The diversity of attractions and sights is enormous. California's wine country has beautiful landscapes, the pacific ocean with all of its life and beauty, and architecture of the missions built by the Spanish in the 18th and 19th century. Come spend some time here and enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara.
Shopping, dining, sightseeing and theatrical entertainment are just the beginning. Spend some time at one of Santa Barbara's world famous beaches, take a tour tasting wine made by on of the distinguished wineries, or take in a performance by the Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera. Santa Barbara offers lots of great restaurants that will please anyone's appetite ranging from Seafood to Cajun. And the shopping is unlimited. There are lots of great places to shop, including outlets, collector's shops, specialty shops, antique shops, boutiques, high-end shops, and low-end shops.

San Diego
9/28/2023
9/28/2023

San Diego is a city offering a little for everyone. Tons of beaches line San Diego's coastline, ranging from the surfer's beach to the family beach to the private romantic beaches hidden away from the crowds. Attractions like Sea World and the world famous San Diego Zoo are a big reason San Diego is a great family destination. And for those who are just here to get away for the weekend and have a good time, San Diego offers an unbelievable nightlife with outrageous nightclubs, live concerts, professional sports, theatrical performances and much more.

Captain's Choice
9/29/2023
9/29/2023

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Captain's Choice
9/30/2023
9/30/2023

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Cabo San Lucas
10/1/2023
10/1/2023

Once sought after by pirates for its safe harbors, the Los Cabos region of the Southern Baja Peninsula is now home to bustling towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Each offers travelers an exciting, fun-filled destination. Cabo San Lucas, with a population of 25,000, is the faster-growing of the two. In the past few years, swanky new hotels and sleek condos have been added to round out this vacation destination. Superb sportfishing put Cabo San Lucas on the map, but non-fishermen will enjoy the thriving beach community as well. Snorkeling gear, boats, waverunners, kayaks, paddleboats and windsurf boards are all available for the active vacationer.

Puerto Vallarta
10/2/2023
10/2/2023

Puerto Vallarta is where Mexico comes alive. Fall in love with Puerto Vallarta's old world charm and dreamlike natural beauty. Lush tropical jungles surround this quaint colonial city with interesting architecture, cobblestone streets and white-washed buildings. Discover chic boutiques along the Malecón, then check out the exploding art scene and sizzling nightlife. Sprawling golden beaches, Pacific blue waters and heart-stopping sunsets reflect on majestic mountains to complete this picture-perfect vacation spot.

Huatulco
10/3/2023
10/3/2023

"Nine Bays of Perfection". Discover secret coves and hidden lagoons in and around the nine sparkling bays of Huatulco. As the hemisphere's first eco-tourism resort, Huatulco remains pleasingly primitive. Explore 22 miles of nearly virgin Pacific coastline, exotic wildlife and fantastic hiking, or enjoy a variety of traditional land and water sports. In Huatulco you'll find that unique combination of deluxe accommodations and modern amenities in an unspoiled, natural setting.

Puerto Chiapas
10/4/2023
10/4/2023

Puerto Chiapas offers those looking for a close contact with a mystic, exotic and natural world, the door to a magical place with wonderful regional tours enjoying unequalled natural beauties, alternative tourism, ecotourism and archeology.

The State of Chiapas has the mayor biodiversity of Mexico privileged by its nature and its friendly people; the tourist attractions are real by its beauty. In Chiapas, there is color, culture and tradition; it’s a paradise that offers lovely scenery, living culture, colonial inheritance and activities such as rafting, fishing and speleology.

Acajutla
10/5/2023
10/5/2023

Located on the western coast of El Salvador, the town of Acajutla, is the site of the country’s largest seaport. During the 19th century, the port became well known for shipping coffee, which continues to make up the majority of Acajutla’s exported goods. With a climate that remains warm and humid year-round, and growing number of luxury resorts, it is an excellent destination for visitors interested in relaxing on one of Acajulta's beautiful beaches. 

Puerto Corinto
10/6/2023
10/6/2023

The port of Corinto port is considered one of the most important ports in Nicaragua because of the vast amounts of import and exports that travel through the port every day. Just outside the harbor one can find beautifully sandy, almost empty beaches which is a perfect place to catch up on some R & R. While in town, be sure to dine on locally caught fish.

San Juan Del Sur
10/7/2023
10/7/2023

San Juan Del Sur is the port of entry on the Pacific coast to Nicaragua, the largest republic of Central America. From here you can visit Granada, which lies at the foot of Mombacho Volcano on the northwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua. Founded in 1523 Granada was raided by pirates from the Caribbean many times in the 17th century and William Walker sacked and burned the city in 1857. Granada is typically Spanish in appearance and features many fine mansions and massive ornate churches.

Puntarenas
Suggested Private Excursion
10/8/2023
10/8/2023

The Central Pacific's largest city, Puntarenas sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya in Costa Rica. For years, it was the country's principal port, and though Puntarenas handles big cruise ships, a large fishing fleet still anchors in the estuary behind town. Being the country's most important fishing port, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood. Though the water is murky, and the beach may seem a bit urban, it's a lively town on weekends, when people from San José fill its waterfront restaurants and bars. A series of open-air cafes that line the beach are the perfect place to head for dessert, or refreshments, since they specialize in ice cream and fresh fruit drinks.

Suggested Private Excursions

Puntarenas: Carara National Park Tour - 6 hours

Puntarenas: Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure Tour - 6 hours

Puntarenas: Carara National Park & Rio Tarcoles Mangrove Tour - 8 hours

Captain's Choice
10/9/2023
10/9/2023

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Captain's Choice
10/10/2023
10/10/2023

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Captain's Choice
10/11/2023
10/11/2023

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Captain's Choice
10/12/2023
10/12/2023

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Quepos
10/13/2023
10/13/2023

Microclimates characterize Costa Rica, but in a nation of verdant rain forest, the region around Quepos, on Coronado Bay is one of the richest and most bio-diverse places on earth. Its unspoiled natural beauty has secretly drawn visitors for decades and a cottage tourism industry has arisen to accommodate city-dwellers seeking a glimpse of the planet's vanishing wilds. Try to visit the Mangroves, rainforest and Manuel Antonio National Park where you can se howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths, crocodiles and iguanas.

Golfito
10/14/2023
10/14/2023

Surrounded by steep hills and tropical rain forest, the chamring town of Golfito has a sheltered position on the Golfo Dulce on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. From here you can explore the Corcovado National Park, the black sand beach at Zancudo, and other Costa Rican wonders. The town was founded in the 1930's as a banana port.

Manta
10/15/2023
10/15/2023

Manta is one of Ecuador's major port blending colourful fishing villages, unspoilt beaches and unusual tropical dry forest to make this an important tourist destination and starting point for many exciting excursions. Make time to shop for local craft or visit the Archaeological Museum which features pre-Columbian artefacts left by the Manta culture.
From Manta you can visit the capital, Quito and, if you have the time, the Galapagos islands.

Puerto Bolivar
10/16/2023
10/16/2023

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Salaverry
Suggested Private Excursion
10/17/2023
10/17/2023

This is the port for Trujillo, the "Lordly City," whose elegant mansions and churches reflect the aristocracy of the Spanish colonial era. Here you may opt for a thrilling excursion to Chan-Chan, an immense and magnificent enclave that since A.D. 1300 has been the center of the sophisticated Chim culture.

Suggested Private Excursions

SALAVERRY: Moche ancient oracles - 3.5 hours

SALAVERRY: Huaca Dragon and Chan Chan - 3.5 hours

SALAVERRY: El Brujo Archeological Complex and Dama de Cao Museum - 5 hours

Lima (Callao)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/18/2023
10/18/2023

Callao is the port of Lima, located six miles from the city center. Among Callao’s attractions is the Real Felipe, a colonial-style fortress built in the 18th century to defend Lima from English and Dutch buccaneers.
Today, a visit to Lima may serve as a unique Peruvian experience that offers a glimpse into the Andean world, Spanish tradition and the country’s modern aspects.

Suggested Private Excursions

Interactive Culinary Experience (5 hours)

Lima - City of the Kings (4 hours)

The Gold Museum of Lima (4 hours)

Barranco : Art and Culture (7.5 hours)

Pachacamac and the Paso Horses (8 hours)

CALLAO: Colonial Lima - 3.5 hours

CALLAO: Lima Panoramic tour and Larco Herrera Museum - 4 hours

CALLAO: Night Tour Circuito Magico del Agua - 4 hours

CALLAO: Barranco Artists - 4 hours

CALLAO: Real Felipe Fortress - 2.5 hours

CALLAO: Night Tour and Dinner at Huaca Pucllana - 4.5 hours

CALLAO: Pachacamac Pilgrimage center and Private Hacienda - 8.5 hours

Lima - Magic Fountains (4 hours)

Paracas Bay
10/19/2023
10/19/2023

The Paracas Bay is best known for the area known as "The Galapagos of Peru" or the Ballestas Islands Wildlife Reserve. The sea bird colonies and marine mammals that inhabit these barren and desolate islands are some of the most spectacular in the world, including the Guanay, Red-legged and Neotropic Cormorants, the Peruvian and Blue-footed Boobies, the Peruvian Pelican, several species of tern and gulls, including the Inca Tern, and several species of petrel. There are also breeding grounds of South American fur seals and sea lion as well as a small colony of Humboldt penguins. Other interesting wildlife less frequently seen on trips to the Ballestas includes sea turtles and albatross. On the way to Ballestas, you will be able to see the candelabra in the coastal sand dunes - one of the many giant petroglyphs that dot the landscape.

Arica
10/20/2023
10/20/2023

This seaside oasis among golden sand dunes is Chile's northernmost gateway; it is also a rapidly developing resort. Located just 30 miles from the border of Peru and linked to Bolivia by land and air, Arica enjoys an interesting cultural exchange. The city lies at the foot of the Morro headland, with the Andes as a distant backdrop. A mild climate, with year-round temperatures of 70-75 degrees, gardens and parks brimming with luxuriant flora have earned Arica the name "City of Eternal Spring." Arica's most prominent site is the Morro, rising steeply above the city. It was the scene of a great victory by Chile over Peru in the War of the Pacific on June 7, 1880. At the foot of the Morro is the Plaza Colon with the cathedral of San Marcos, built in iron by Gustave Eiffel. He also designed the nearby Customs House.

Iquique
10/21/2023
10/21/2023

Iquique is dominated mainly by the Atacama Desert and the Pacific Ocean. Its beautiful beaches, warm weather, varied landscape and exciting social activities make Iquique a desired destination. Probably the most visited attraction in Iquique are the giant geoglyphs in the area. In the main plaza in town, visitors can wonder through beautiful gardens, the clock tower and stop in a naval heroes of the War of the Pacific museum. For those interested in shopping, there is Zofri Shopping Mall, the Iquique Free Trade Zone's retail sales shopping center, where shoppers will find an extraordinary variety of imported products sold free from taxes.

Coquimbo
10/22/2023
10/22/2023

Coquimbo is near the northern port city of La Serena and one of Chile’s regional capitals. It lies between the Atacama Desert and the central valley, rich in agriculture and is an important distribution center for fruit from the Elqui Valley. Some of the elaborate woodwork handcrafted on the buildings here by early British and American settlers still remains and these wooden buildings are among Chile’s most interesting historical structures. From here you can visit the resort town of La Serena (cathedral and churches), the mountain-topTololo Observatory and the Elqui Valley.

Santiago (Valparaiso)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/23/2023
10/23/2023

Santiago, with over four million people, is the fifth-largest city in South America. Standing in a wide plain 1,800 feet above sea level, Santiago boasts a beautiful setting. Snow-capped peaks of the Andes chain provide a dramatic backdrop. Tastefully laid-out public gardens contribute to the beauty of the city. However, Santiago also suffers from horrendous traffic and a high percentage of pollution. The heart of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas, flanked by the cathedral, the archbishop’s palace, the National History Museum and fine arcaded buildings lined with shops. The two-mile-long Avenida O’Higgins is the major thoroughfare, commonly known as the Alameda. There is a splendid view over the city from San Cristobal Hill, crowned by the statue of the Virgin Mary.

Suggested Private Excursions

Valparaiso: Encounter with the Art - 4 hours

Valparaiso - Wines of the Casablanca Valley

Captain's Choice
10/24/2023
10/24/2023

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10/25/2023
10/25/2023

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10/26/2023
10/26/2023

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Captain's Choice
10/27/2023
10/27/2023

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Castro
10/28/2023
10/28/2023

Castro, with some 20,000 inhabitants, is the capital of Isla Grande de Chiloé and an island of dense forests and undulating hills. Between the Isla Grande and the mainland, the Golfo de Ancud and the Golfo de Corcovado are dotted with many smaller islands of archipelagic Chiloe. The distinctive character of the island has been influenced by 200 years of isolation from the mainstream of Spanish colonial development as well as its dependence on the sea. Castro is especially noted for its variety of styles in housing including the palafitos, which are dwellings built on stilts above the water. It also has a splendid cathedral, several museums and a renowned handicraft market, all of which make Castro an attractive place to visit. Its isolation has encouraged self-reliance and also a friendliness toward visitors that has changed little since Darwin remarked more than a century and a half ago, "I never saw anything
more obliging and humble than the manners of these people."

Puerto Eden
10/29/2023
10/29/2023

Approaching Puerto Eden, the soaring peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park serve as backdrop to this otherwise humble, simple port with a scenic jetty and pedestrian walkways in place of streets. Puerto Eden is home to a small population the indigenous Kaweskar people. Fishing and crafts are the main trade here. With the dramatic landscape of the mountains nearby, many opportunities are abound for prime photographic shots.

Puerto Natales
10/30/2023
10/30/2023

Puerto Natales is located on the coast of southern Chile. Here you'll have one spectacular experience after another -- seeing fjords, glaciers and perhaps encountering whales. And just a short distance inland you are reminded that this is Patagonia, home to Andean condors, guanacos and rheas (cousins of the ostrich), all of which can be found in monumental Torres del Paine National Park.

Chilean Fjords
10/31/2023
10/31/2023

The Chilean Fjords offer some of the most awe-inspiring sights of your journey. Simply look to the sky to see graceful Andean condors floating on the wind. Bring a camera to capture sights of incredible jagged walls of glacier ice rising up from the sea. And for pure enjoyment, watch the antics of the flightless, tuxedoed Magellanic penguins.

Cape Horn
11/1/2023
11/1/2023

Rounding the extreme southern tip of South America, you'll be awestruck by the rugged beauty and imposing vision of Cape Horn, a craggy, massive rocky point that was the bane of early explorers.

Drake Passage
11/2/2023
11/2/2023

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Captain's Choice
11/3/2023
11/3/2023

No information currently available.

Captain's Choice
11/4/2023
11/4/2023

No information currently available.

Captain's Choice
11/5/2023
11/5/2023

No information currently available.

Captain's Choice
11/6/2023
11/6/2023

No information currently available.

Antarctica
11/7/2023
11/7/2023

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
11/8/2023
11/8/2023

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
11/9/2023
11/9/2023

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
11/10/2023
11/10/2023

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Drake Passage
11/11/2023
11/11/2023

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Drake Passage
11/12/2023
11/12/2023

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Ushuaia
Suggested Private Excursion
11/13/2023
11/13/2023

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours

Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)

Land Tour: Air Travel
11/13/2023
11/13/2023

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
11/13/2023
11/13/2023

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
8/13/2023
Number of Nights
92
Cruise Inclusions:

Transfer? 

  • Transfer from the ship to Ushuaia airport after the expedition cruise? 

Flights? 

  • Flight in economy class from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires? 

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 restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Laundry service 
  • 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 organize and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities

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 program 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, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come 

Landing Activities 

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

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Not all cabin grades ar

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

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1466684

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Company Info

Alamo World Travel
3201 Danville Blvd., Suite 255
Alamo, CA 94507
925-837-8742
800-848-8747