Patagonia, Antarctica Solar Eclipse + Easter Island Extension
Special Edition
18 Days / 17 Nights
Introduction
Three bucket list locations in one incredible trip: the wilds of Patagonia and the wonders of Antarctica, plus an extension to Easter Island. And if these destinations alone were not enough, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine them with the December 4 total solar eclipse in the Southern Ocean. Follow the path of history’s greatest explorers in a manner they could only have dreamed. See birds with wingspans wider than your car—from the Andean Condor in Torres del Paine, to the Southern Royal Albatross in Drake Passage. Watch grazing guanacos while you walk Patagonian footpaths to turquoise lakes, and lazing seals on zodiac rides through ice-walled passageways. Kayak past waddles of penguins with just-hatched chicks, and watch whales (humpbacks, orcas, fins, sperms, greys, even the elusive, enormous blue) feeding in the waters around you. Whether or not this is your first total solar eclipse, it’s set to be spectacular: seen from the exact right coordinates between Drake Passage and the Antarctic abyss. And that’s far from the only natural phenomenon, with further fantastical forces of nature including the polar summer’s midnight sun, icefields bluer than blue, icebergs bigger than skyscrapers, and volcanic hot springs. We’ve handpicked the finest places to stay, including a boutique eco-lodge with Patagonia fjord views, and an all-suite small ship with 24/7 butler service. And just when you thought it could not be any better, you can choose to extend your explorations to Easter Island, the enigmatic UNESCO heritage site famous for its iconic Moai statues. Whether you choose the 18 day Patagonia and Antarctica tour, or extend it to a total of 22 days including Easter Island, you can end 2021 in style with memories that will last a lifetime. 

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Itinerary at a glance
November 25 – November 28, Days 1-4: Patagonia  
Meet in Chile’s vibrant capital city, Santiago, with its European architecture, artsy culture, and burgeoning foodie scene. Go into exploration mode right away, as you fly to Patagonia. There, explore the wilds of Patagonia with your expert local naturalist guides in Torres del Paine national park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve brimming with birds and wildlife (from grazing Andean deer to swooping condors). Enjoy farm-to-table picnic lunches on panoramic Patagonian mountainsides. Take walks to vivid turquoise lagoons, and the southern ice field, as well as waterfalls and wild valleys—all against the backdrop of the jagged Torres del Paine massif. Spend a day with Patagonian gauchos, their sheep (and amazing sheepdogs), and horses on a friend’s working estancia.  

November 29 – December 4, Days 5-10: Ushuaia, Drake Passage & Total Solar Eclipse 
Your Antarctica launchpad is the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, on Tierra del Fuego island. Also known as the end of the world, on the Land of Fire. Enjoy the sights and seafood of the colorful port before setting sail in your all-suite luxury small ship. Journey through the Drake Passage in the wake of history’s greatest explorers, spotting albatross, humpback whales, dolphins, and penguins in the increasingly icy surroundings.  

The midnight sun at this time of year makes everything all-the-more magical, and that goes into overdrive on eclipse day. Your crew will navigate the ship to the perfect spot in international waters so that you can witness the utter darkness of the total eclipse, followed by nature’s reaction to the sudden change of environment.   


December 5 – 7, Days 11-13: Elephant Island and Antarctica
Led by your onboard historian, visit legendary Elephant Island, and learn where and how Ernest Shackleton and his crew were stranded and survived the harsh climate in 1916.  

The Antarctic Peninsula is as cinematic as it gets: kayak between icebergs as big as silent skyscrapers, while curious leopard seals come up close to greet you. Zip across the water on a Zodiac to explore islands and glaciers, as penguins comically porpoise alongside your boat. Hike the White Continent’s most panoramic trails, passing fluffy penguin chicks and chubby baby seals. From the deck, watch humpback, sperm, and blue whales feeding in the ocean around you.  


December 8 – 12, Days 14-18: South Shetland Islands & Drake Passage > Santiago
Sail through the stunning South Shetlands, where Deception Island is a landmass like no other: a collapsed and flooded volcanic caldera with hot springs and dramatic ash-layered ice. Return to land via the Drake Passage, enjoying more wildlife and bird sightings along the way. Once back at Ushuaia, continue your journey via Buenos Aires to Santiago.  


Extend your trip! 
December 13 – 15, Days 19-21: Easter Island  

With your local guide, explore Rapa Nui—one of the most mystical islands on earth. See Easter Island’s mythical Moai statues up-close, and learn of their making and meaning. Enjoy walks on volcanic hillside and idyllic beaches, and spectacular sunsets. Soak up Rapa Nui culture through archaeological sites, lunching with locals, and enjoying a performance by the Rapa Nui ballet.  

December 16, Day 22: Easter Island & Santiago 
On your final day, choose your adventure. Is it a walk along the caldera of 2.5-million-year-old Rano Kau volcano where the Birdman cult emerged? Or perhaps a massage at the Hangaroa Spa to renew your mind and body, while reminiscing on your explorations of Patagonia, Antarctica and Easter Island. This afternoon, fly back to Santiago, where we transfer you to your hotel before you depart from Chile the following morning at your leisure.
Starting Point: Santiago - Singular Hotel Lobby
Ending Point: Santiago - Singular Hotel Lobby



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Picture Yourself...
  • Witnessing the total solar eclipse in Antarctica
  • Boating up to the face of towering Grey Glacier
  • Riding horses with actual guachos on a working ranch

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Nov 24-Dec 12, 2021$24995.00$21000.00


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Internal Air
Because most of our guests prefer to use their airline or credit card miles and points for international air, the tour is priced without international air bundled into the price. If you prefer to arrange your international air through us, it is available from a wide variety of U.S. gateways to South America. You can add round-trip economy class air from the U.S. to South America for approximately $1,000 per person. Business class upgrades are available. Ask us for details. Additionally, this tour includes several internal flights in South America, which are priced separately from the land tour. The total cost for the internal flights is estimated at approximately $1,000 per person.
What's Included
  • Accommodations for 18 days and 17 nights
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Trip literature

•  All meals

 Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout your • All meals from dinner on day 1 through breakfast on day 18

• Admissions to sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary

• Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage on land, plus onboard ship

• All land transportation during the trip

• In-country flights per itinerary

• Transfers (between airport/hotel and ship)

• While on board ship, you can also expect the following:

• Guided Zodiac, kayak land and sea activities 

• Parka

• Boots

• Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team

• Butler service in every suite

• Free Standard Wifi

• Personalized service – approximately a 1:1 guest to crew ratio

• Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining 

• Beverages in-suite 

• In-suite dining and room service

 

Early Payment Discount: The price above reflects booking a Vista Suite and taking advantage of the Early Payment Discount by paying in full the deposit and balance by March 31, 2021. If deposit or balance is paid after March 31, 2021, then the tour price will not reflect the 10% Early Payment Discount. Suite category upgrades are subject to availability. We’re happy to provide you with additional suite options and pricing at your request.

Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Perfect Pairings Dinners
    A special dinner prepared by one of our favorite chefs with a procession of wines tailored to each course.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Patagonia, Antarctica Solar Eclipse + Easter Island Extension
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Chile's seasons are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere. We have scheduled our departures to coincide with Chile's mild and warm summer months. Santiago has a quite dry, warm-summer Mediterranean climate from November to March. The weather in Patagonia can be unpredictable and can change drastically at any time. The weather in the summertime is cool with highs in the 50s and lows in the evening in the 30s and 40s. However, given the topography of the region, high winds and rain may occasionally cause daytime temperatures to dip into the 30s and 40s. It has even been known to snow during the summertime so we recommend dressing in layers to be prepared for the fickle Patagonian climate.

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Accommodations
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Singular Patagonia

The Singular Hotel Patagonia is the transition between our small existence and the majestic, eternal surroundings. The Singular Patagonia is a unique historic destination, set in a privilege setting which position it as one of the best in the south.

Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa

Located 800 feet above sea level, the luxurious hotel is found in all its splendor, amidst a 100 hectares of native forests of lengas, which are home to diverse species of fauna and flora, offering the perfect balance between calmness and adventure.

Silversea Silver Cloud

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. A maximum of 240 guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew to guest ratio.

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Singular Santiago

In an elegant city neighborhood, but bounded by a lush forested park, this recently opened hotel has rooms decorated with a sophisticated blend of classic and contemporary style. Check out the spa and rooftop pool.

Patagonia, Antarctica Solar Eclipse + Easter Island Extension
Special Edition
18 Days / 17 Nights

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