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    $8707 p/p in USD
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Swoop Travel

  • Antarctica
  • Arctic
  • Argentina
  • Chile
Destinations

Destinations

Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

The perfect trip to combine ticking Antarctica off your bucket list with a stay in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park. Sail all the way to King George Island before catching a flight back to Patagonia where you can personalise your stay with a variety of outdoor activities.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Birding Safari, Trekking Safari, Whale Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Torres del Paine National Park
  • Activities:
    Trekking, Boat Cruise, Zodiac
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Buenos Aires, end in Santiago

Trip Highlights

  • 5 days sailing in Antarctica
  • Bird, penguin and whale spotting
  • Flight from Antarctica to Patagonia
  • Variety of treks and adventurous activities available in Torres del Paine
  • Unique accommodation options in Torres del Paine

RATES – USD / GBP PER PERSON

From USD 8,580 / GBP 6,557 per person on a complete group trip

  • If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers 
  • The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups

What's Included

  • Accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in itineray
  • Flight across the Drake Passage
  • Drinks on Antarctic cruise
  • All ground transfers
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park

What's Excluded

  • Long-haul flights
  • Domestic flights (please allow approximately $500)
  • Any additional nights accommodation
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Swoop Travel
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Swoop Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Arrive into Buenos Aires.

Accommodation: Hotel, Buenos Aires
Meals: Dinner

Afternoon flight to Ushuaia.

Accommodation: Hotel, Ushuaia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Board your vessel in Ushuaia between 15:00-16:00 and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.

Accommodation: Antarctic Vessel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you’ll wake in full view of the legendary Cape Horn. Board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous, rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous Drake Passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

Accommodation: Antarctic Vessel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging programme of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels as well as different species of whales on their way South to Antarctica.

Accommodation: Antarctic Vessel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.

Accommodation: Antarctic Vessel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel, Punta Arenas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch*
*Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the programme

Transfer from Punta Arenas to Torres del Paine National Park.

Accommodation: Hotel, Torres del Paine
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Torres del Paine: Please speak with one of our Patagonia specialists to discuss in more detail your itinerary for your stay in Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Hotel, Torres del Paine

Transfer to Punta Arenas/Fly to Santiago

Accommodation: Hotel, Santiago

Onward journey home.

NOTE: Itinerary may vary depending on date of departure.

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Customer Reviews (3)

The best experience in my life!! Amazing safari and Kilimanjaro climb!

Written by: Joice York on 22 March 2021

We climbed Kilimanjaro via Machame 7 days route and went for a 4-days safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangiri.

At first, we were on a four-day safari with Fredrick and Salim. We spent nights in a tented camp, so felt very close to the nature. I personally didn't hear any dangerous animal sounds at night :-)

Fredrick was a real professional in his work - he spotted animals where we and the other drivers did not see them, made sure to show us and waited until we found them all. In addition, he told us so much about the habits and lives of the animals that we could probably drive tours ourselves :-) Salim was our cook. The food was amazing! It was so nice to get out of the car after 5 hours of safari and see a table served with a 3 course lunch. The guys became our friends! Thank you so much!

After that we climbed Kilimanjaro. We made a 7-days route in 6 days, because we showed a very good acclimatisation. Our guides checked our oxygen and heart rate in every camp, so I felt very safe at a summit day. They are experts in climbing, so we spent many hours talking about the mountain and some local traditions. I will miss our guides very much!

That was my first experience of sleeping in a tent, but the equipment provided by Seko Safaris was very warm and comfy, so I felt like in a 5stars hotel with delicious food!

Amazing Kilimanjaro Trekking!

Written by: David Mark on 17 March 2021

We went for a 7-day Machame route trek on Mt. Kilimanjaro with Seko safaris, and it was a great experience. Our guide Sam was an experienced mountain guide, very easy-going, answered all the questions we had from the mountain to the country/culture, and kept inspiring us when we were hit by the AMS, we couldn't have summited the mountain without him.
All the other people in the team - our assistant guide, the waiter, the chef, all the porters, everyone is just impressively friendly and nice, we were happy to have achieved this once in a life time adventure with such a nice group.
And for the mountain itself, the stunning view, the most beautiful ever Milky Way in the night, the fluffy cloud under your feet with everyday hiking, all these are irresistible enough that brings you to Kilimanjaro.

Great Adventure, Excellent Guide, Well Informed Tours

Written by: Vanilla Gregory on 14 March 2021

When I decided I wanted to travel to Africa and climb Kilimanjaro I was recommended the guiding company Seko Safaris by a fellow traveler. It made my decision pretty easy after she shared how amazing her experience was.

Tiffany was outstanding from start to finish in communicating all the details of my trip via email. My trip was originally planned for May 2020, but due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, I had to postpone. After MANY airline flight cancellations and changes along the way, my trip of a lifetime finally happened in March 2021.

My lead guide, Amani, was professional and kind. He and the team of 7 porters made sure I was comfortable and happy. They truly went above and beyond to ensure I had the best possible experience. I was left speechless most of the time with how hard they work on the mountain to make sure all I had to do was focus on putting one foot in front of the other. The amount of gratitude I have for them is immeasurable.

After my 7 day journey, I ventured out with my next guide Steven on safari for 3 days (with Seko Safaris). Being able to explore the Serengeti is something I still cannot believe I have done! My second day was spent in the Ngorongoro Crater and my last day in Tarangire National Park. I highly, HIGHLY recommend adding a safari on after your climb!!

Seko Safaris exceeded my expectations in a guiding company and WHEN I return to Africa, I will be sure to use them again!!

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