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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords on National Geographic Explorer

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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

This extraordinary new voyage is like a blockbuster film—the star is the seventh continent. And the co-stars are the big ice of remote West Antarctica, where we are sure to set foot on ice where no other humans ever have; the prolific wildlife and impressive ice shelf of the Ross Sea region; and the sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand and Australia, World Heritage sites for the thousands of seals and millions of penguins here, including huge colonies of king penguins and the endemic royal penguin.This is wildness and wildlife at its finest. Following in the footsteps of Scott, Ross, Amundsen and Shackleton, perhaps only a few thousand people in the history of the planet have ever made this voyage. And the opportunity we’re offering is too good to pass up. Join us, and you might be able to legitimately paraphrase the iconic line: “To boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Expedition Highlights

  • Discover four stunningly beautiful wilderness regions aboard the ultimate polar ship, National Geographic Endurance, providing unprecedented access, opening up unexplored opportunities in polar environments, and making polar travel safe, smooth, thrilling, and luxurious.
  • In the company of a top expedition team, encounter the big tabular icebergs of the Antarctic Peninsula and remote West Antarctica, and sail along the spectacular Ross Ice Shelf, a wall of ice towering over the water by as much as 200 feet.
  • Explore the seldom-visited sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand and Australia, UNESCO sites that are havens for wildlife.
  • Follow the routes of Scott, Ross, Amundsen and Shackleton.
  • Paddle a kayak in the pristine bays, hike the landscape, and Zodiac cruise amid the bergs. Capture your best images with a National Geographic photographer by your side. 
  • Observe unique and abundant wildlife: endemic royal penguins, gentoo and southern rockhopper penguins—and the largest of the species, the emperor penguin. Visit the world’s largest colony of Adélie penguins, and see 100,000 pairs of king penguins on a single beach!

Next-generation exploration
Explore Antarctica in expedition style aboard our new next-generation expedition ship National Geographic Endurance—an incomparable experience and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Endurance has the highest ice class of any purpose-built passenger ship, with a patented X-bow design for the smoothest and most comfortable ride. Lindblad Expedition’s pioneering polar heritage and 50+ years of experience navigating polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet.

 

Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
About National Geographic Explorer
About Lindblad Expeditions
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Going where awesome is for 50 years
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.

Teams that do whatever it take ...
Oct 22, 2022 through
Nov 10, 2022
Oct 18, 2022 7:00 PM
19 Nights from
$21,380.00 (USD)
Per Person
Main Deck With One Or Two Portholes
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Map - Epic Antarctica 2021

Itinerary

Day Destination
1-2 U.S./ Santiago
3 Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark
4 At Sea/Drake Passage
5-10 Exploring Antarctica
11-12 At Sea
13-14 Exploring the Chilean Fjords: "Glacier Alley"
15 Tierra del Fuego: Karukinka Natural Park & Bahia Ainsworth
16 Francisco Coloane Marine Park
17 Exploring the Chilean Fjords: Kirke Narrows & Puerto Natales
18 Torres del Paine National Park
19-20 Puerto Natales/Disembark/Santiago/U.S.
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.