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National Geographic Orion National Geographic Orion

17-night Antarctica and Patagonia – Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords Cruisetour

Roundtrip Santiago

11/03/2020

Ports: Santiago, Santiago, Air Travel, Cruise Starts (Embarkation), Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Peninsula, At Sea, Cape Horn, Glacier Alley, Pia Glacier, Garibaldi Glacier, Seno Agostini, Karukinka, Bahia Ainsworth, Francisco Coloane Marine Park, Kirke Narrows, Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Cruise Ends (Debarkation), Air Travel, and Santiago

Lindblad Expeditions

National Geographic Orion
#1378237

Package Inclusions:

  • 16-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship and more
  • 1-nights hotel accommodations

Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional pre or post cruise nights.

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Price is per person, double occupancy.

Costs Include: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals , nonalcoholic beverages* aboard ship and meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of taxes and service charges, and services of our expedition staff.
*Alcoholic beverages except super-premium brands and crew tips now included on Explorer and Orion.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections. Prices shown are in USD unless stated otherwise.
  • Departure Date
  • Days
  • From/To
  • Ship
  • Offer ID
  • 11/03/2020
  • 17
  • Roundtrip Santiago

  • National Geographic Orion
  • 1378237
    • Destination
    • Arrival Day
    • Departure Day
    • Santiago
    • 11/04/2020
    • 11/04/2020
    • Arrive in Santiago. Settle into the Hyatt Centric hotel (or similar) before heading out on a guided overview of the vibrant Chilean capital backed by the Andes. (Day 2: L),

    • Santiago
    • 11/05/2020
    • 11/05/2020
    • Fly to Ushuaia, a colorful mountain town perched at the southernmost tip of South America. Embark National Geographic Orion. (B,L,D),

    • Air Travel
    • 11/05/2020
    • 11/05/2020
    • Fly to Ushuaia, a colorful mountain town perched at the southernmost tip of South America. Embark National Geographic Orion. (B,L,D),

    • Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
    • 11/05/2020
    • 11/05/2020
    • Fly to Ushuaia, a colorful mountain town perched at the southernmost tip of South America. Embark National Geographic Orion. (B,L,D),

    • Ushuaia
    • 11/05/2020
    • 11/05/2020
    • Fly to Ushuaia, a colorful mountain town perched at the southernmost tip of South America. Embark National Geographic Orion. (B,L,D),

    • Drake Passage
    • 11/06/2020
    • 11/06/2020
    • Sail to Antarctica via the Drake Passage, named after 16th-century English admiral Sir Francis Drake. Watch for dozens of species of seabirds gliding alongside our ship—including the albatross, which boasts the longest wingspan of any extant bird—and enjoy talks from our onboard naturalists about the wildlife and geology that await us on the Antarctic Peninsula. (B,L,D),

    • Antarctic Peninsula
    • 11/07/2020
    • 11/07/2020
    • With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunities to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of unexpected wildlife sightings and fortuitous weather conditions, whether we’re watching whales at play off the bow of our ship or enjoying an evening Zodiac cruise amid glittering icebergs. One day, we might set out by kayak to encounter towering icebergs at water level; embark on a Zodiac excursion in search of seals and blue-eyed shags; or walk on a beach amid thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins, learning about how climate change is affecting resident penguin colonies. Next, we might experience the thrill of the ship crunching through pack ice. As we explore Antarctica’s ethereal icescapes, our expedition team will enrich our experiences with their intimate knowledge of the region. A National Geographic photographer and certified photo instructor provide guidance on how to capture stunning images; our undersea specialists share fascinating video from their dives and reveal underwater footage taken some 1,000 feet below the surface using the ship’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV); and our expedition leader is always on the lookout for thrilling ways to appreciate the wonders of the Earth’s coldest continent. (B,L,D),

    • Antarctic Peninsula
    • 11/08/2020
    • 11/08/2020
    • Antarctic Peninsula
    • 11/09/2020
    • 11/09/2020
    • Antarctic Peninsula
    • 11/10/2020
    • 11/10/2020
    • Antarctic Peninsula
    • 11/11/2020
    • 11/11/2020
    • Antarctic Peninsula
    • 11/12/2020
    • 11/12/2020
    • At Sea
    • 11/13/2020
    • 11/13/2020
    • Cape Horn
    • 11/14/2020
    • 11/14/2020
    • Relax onboard and enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America at Cape Horn and witness the dramatic meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans en route to the Chilean fjords. (B,L,D),

    • Glacier Alley
    • 11/15/2020
    • 11/15/2020
    • Pia Glacier
    • 11/16/2020
    • 11/16/2020
    • “Glacier Alley”: Sail into southern Patagonia’s vast wilderness of forested isles, mirror-like lakes, and snowcapped peaks. In this pristine landscape, myriad fjords cut between soaring granite walls and waterfalls tumble from high above. Explore the region known as Chile’s Glacier Alley, part of the UNESCO-recognized Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Cruise into the secluded Pia Fjord, admiring views of the massive glacier at its terminus; and glide into Garibaldi Fjord in Alberto de Agostini National Park, where the formidable Andes meet the sea. Get up close to the monumental wall of ice that marks the edge of Garibaldi Glacier, exploring by Zodiac or kayak. Continue to Agostini Fjord, where numerous glaciers originate from the nearby mountains, for a chance to witness thunderous glacial calving. (B,L,D),

    • Garibaldi Glacier
    • 11/16/2020
    • 11/16/2020
    • “Glacier Alley”: Sail into southern Patagonia’s vast wilderness of forested isles, mirror-like lakes, and snowcapped peaks. In this pristine landscape, myriad fjords cut between soaring granite walls and waterfalls tumble from high above. Explore the region known as Chile’s Glacier Alley, part of the UNESCO-recognized Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Cruise into the secluded Pia Fjord, admiring views of the massive glacier at its terminus; and glide into Garibaldi Fjord in Alberto de Agostini National Park, where the formidable Andes meet the sea. Get up close to the monumental wall of ice that marks the edge of Garibaldi Glacier, exploring by Zodiac or kayak. Continue to Agostini Fjord, where numerous glaciers originate from the nearby mountains, for a chance to witness thunderous glacial calving. (B,L,D),

    • Seno Agostini
    • 11/16/2020
    • 11/16/2020
    • “Glacier Alley”: Sail into southern Patagonia’s vast wilderness of forested isles, mirror-like lakes, and snowcapped peaks. In this pristine landscape, myriad fjords cut between soaring granite walls and waterfalls tumble from high above. Explore the region known as Chile’s Glacier Alley, part of the UNESCO-recognized Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Cruise into the secluded Pia Fjord, admiring views of the massive glacier at its terminus; and glide into Garibaldi Fjord in Alberto de Agostini National Park, where the formidable Andes meet the sea. Get up close to the monumental wall of ice that marks the edge of Garibaldi Glacier, exploring by Zodiac or kayak. Continue to Agostini Fjord, where numerous glaciers originate from the nearby mountains, for a chance to witness thunderous glacial calving. (B,L,D),

    • Karukinka
    • 11/17/2020
    • 11/17/2020
    • Karukinka Natural Park & Bahia Ainsworth: Cruise to Tierra del Fuego and venture into the archipelago’s largest protected land area: Karukinka Natural Park. Karukinka, meaning “our land” in the language of the area’s ancient inhabitants, harbors over a hundred species of wildlife as well as the world’s southernmost old-growth forest. Visit this private reserve by special permission, searching for Andean foxes, guanacos, black-browed albatross, and more. Then sail to Ainsworth Bay, a stunning fjord perched at the mouth of the Marinelli Glacier and surrounded by subpolar forest, keeping an eye out for elephant seals sunbathing along the shore. (B,L,D),

    • Bahia Ainsworth
    • 11/17/2020
    • 11/17/2020
    • Karukinka Natural Park & Bahia Ainsworth: Cruise to Tierra del Fuego and venture into the archipelago’s largest protected land area: Karukinka Natural Park. Karukinka, meaning “our land” in the language of the area’s ancient inhabitants, harbors over a hundred species of wildlife as well as the world’s southernmost old-growth forest. Visit this private reserve by special permission, searching for Andean foxes, guanacos, black-browed albatross, and more. Then sail to Ainsworth Bay, a stunning fjord perched at the mouth of the Marinelli Glacier and surrounded by subpolar forest, keeping an eye out for elephant seals sunbathing along the shore. (B,L,D),

    • Francisco Coloane Marine Park
    • 11/18/2020
    • 11/18/2020
    • Today, we enter the Strait of Magellan—which separates mainland South America from Tierra del Fuego—to explore Francisco Coloane Marine Park. One of the largest marine protected areas in Chile, the park covers more than 165,000 acres of land and sea and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including humpback whales, two species of sea lion, and Magellanic penguins. Cruise along the coastline by Zodiac and kayak to spot black-and-white Peale’s dolphins and keep a lookout for the endangered Chilean dolphin. Step ashore to spot the Andean condor, one of the largest of all flying birds, soaring overhead. (B,L,D),

    • Kirke Narrows
    • 11/19/2020
    • 11/19/2020
    • Kirke Narrows & Puerto Natales: Continue our discovery of the Chilean fjords and their spectacular maze of channels and islands, where we may explore by ship or take a walk in the surrounding forest. As we continue to Puerto Natales, local pilots will join our captain on the bridge to guide us through the winding Kirke Narrows, accessible only to small expedition ships. We dock for the night in Puerto Natales, a picturesque port town located at the head of a glacially carved fjord. (B,L,D),

    • Puerto Natales
    • 11/19/2020
    • 11/19/2020
    • Kirke Narrows & Puerto Natales: Continue our discovery of the Chilean fjords and their spectacular maze of channels and islands, where we may explore by ship or take a walk in the surrounding forest. As we continue to Puerto Natales, local pilots will join our captain on the bridge to guide us through the winding Kirke Narrows, accessible only to small expedition ships. We dock for the night in Puerto Natales, a picturesque port town located at the head of a glacially carved fjord. (B,L,D),

    • Puerto Natales
    • 11/20/2020
    • 11/20/2020
    • Spend our final day in Patagonia exploring majestic Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Set out by foot or by vehicle across the windswept rugged landscape, which spans more than 550,000 acres and harbors an astounding variety of geological forms, from soaring granite pillars and windswept grasslands to rivers, glaciers, and gem-colored lagoons. As you explore this natural wonderland, keep an eye out for guanaco and flocks of rhea—a flightless bird distantly related to the ostrich—and smaller creatures like foxes and armadillos. Celebrate our epic adventure at a farewell dinner this evening. (B,L,D),

    • Torres del Paine
    • 11/20/2020
    • 11/20/2020
    • Spend our final day in Patagonia exploring majestic Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Set out by foot or by vehicle across the windswept rugged landscape, which spans more than 550,000 acres and harbors an astounding variety of geological forms, from soaring granite pillars and windswept grasslands to rivers, glaciers, and gem-colored lagoons. As you explore this natural wonderland, keep an eye out for guanaco and flocks of rhea—a flightless bird distantly related to the ostrich—and smaller creatures like foxes and armadillos. Celebrate our epic adventure at a farewell dinner this evening. (B,L,D),

    • Puerto Natales
    • 11/21/2020
    • 11/21/2020
    • Disembark in Puerto Natales and take a charter flight to Santiago. (B,L),

    • Cruise Ends (Debarkation)
    • 11/21/2020
    • 11/21/2020
    • Disembark in Puerto Natales and take a charter flight to Santiago. (B,L),

    • Air Travel
    • 11/21/2020
    • 11/21/2020
    • Disembark in Puerto Natales and take a charter flight to Santiago. (B,L),

    • Santiago
    • 11/21/2020
    • 11/21/2020
    • Disembark in Puerto Natales and take a charter flight to Santiago. (B,L),

National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion Specifications

  • Tonnage: 4,000
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Total Rooms: 53
  • Passenger Decks: 3
  • Number of Crew: 75
  • Total Capacity: 106
  • Passenger Capacity: 102

Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Description:

Since 1979, Lindblad Expeditions has provided an alternative way to explore the world. Although each expedition is different, there are some elements that are common to all of them: they are designed to take you to places of natural beauty and compelling history, avoiding crowded tourist stops to actively experience beauty, wilderness and the seldom-seen. While the destinations may be adventurous, guests enjoy comfortable accommodations, fine food and service. An enthusiastic staff of naturalists and historians, National Geographic photographers, and Lindblad-National Geographic certified photographers are on hand to share their knowledge and inspire you. Drawn from the top tiers of journalism, science, and world affairs, the speakers in our Global Perspectives program add an extra layer of insight  to the expertise our expedition team and National Geographic photographers provide. Available exclusively aboard National Geographic Explorer, our program enables guests’ to travel with fascinating people that they might have seen in the news, on television, or in a lecture hall – now easily available to them in person, in the intimate and conversational context of an expedition. You’ll experience the sheer joy of traveling to new, exciting places with a small group of like-minded people, in an informal atmosphere. Spontaneity and flexibility are hallmarks of Lindblad’s expedition style, so you’ll always experience the wonders of the unplanned events nature provides along the way, from breaching whales, to an inspection of the ship by a curious young polar bear.

Inspired by Jacques Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Bob Ballard  and other National Geographic explorers, Lindblad ships travel with undersea specialists who dive to video and reveal the undersea – then displayed in the warmth of the ship’s lounge in vivid HD with interesting commentary by the specialist. The footage may be of marine life few scientists, or human eyes for that matter, have ever seen.

Lindblad Expeditions + National Geographic Alliance

Since 2004 the multifaceted Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance has inspired travelers to participate in the world of natural and cultural history as engaged, active explorers who care about the planet and it has enabled them to interact with world-renowned scientists, naturalists and researchers and uncover stunning natural environments alongside skilled specialists utilizing state-of-the-art exploration tools.

Ships Description:

Lindblad’s fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot!

Special Programs:

Explore your world for yourself! Participate in citizen science and have meaningful, personal encounters with nature.

Fees Statement:
Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

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