Travel in style aboard one of Lindblad Expeditions' state-of-the-art, ice-class 1A expedition ships, with a veteran team of polar naturalists to ensure that you get the most out of every day. You’ll actively explore, in many ways: hiking, taking Zodiac forays amid the bergs, paddling a kayak in a quiet cove, learning about penguins and their habits. Enjoy exclusive Lindblad features: Full program of presentations and talks; Photography program with a National Geographic photographer; Undersea program with a marine specialist/videographer who dives to reveal the world beneath the sea; Cross-country ski on all November departures. From the moment you depart till the day you disembark your travel is made seamless by Lindblad’s land, program and expedition teams.

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Why We Love It

From whales to gentoo penguins, learn about the fascinating wildlife of Antarctica with the best ice team on Earth.

Actively explore every day on your daily zodiac and kayak explorations discovering the spectacular surroundings of Antarctica.

With National Geographic On Board, you can enjoy your journey in the company of world-renowned scientists, naturalists and researchers.

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Day 1

Buenos Aires or Santiago

Guests travelling aboard National Geographic Explorer arrive in Buenos Aires or guests travelling aboard National Geographic Orion arrive in Santiago. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon explore the city on a sightseeing tour. (L)

Day 2

At Sea

As we sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the avian escort of seabirds that cross our bow, and our spotters will keep an eye out for marine life. There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy a wellness treatment, log some time in the gym, or catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read. Talks from our staff will reflect on all you have seen and learned. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

At Sea

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Day 4

Ushuaia - Buenos Aires or Santiago

After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for the return charter flight to either Buenos Aires or Santiago. (B)(L)

Day 5

Buenos Aires or Santiago - Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia aboard your chartered flight. After lunch, with weather permitting, enjoy a catamaran cruise on the scenic Beagle Channel before embarking the ship and setting sail. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

At Sea

We awake this morning well into our journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and grey, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable - a milestone in any adventurer's personal travel history. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7


With nearly 24 hours of daylight, we make the most of our six days, keeping a flexible schedule to take advantage of the unexpected — perhaps watching a 40-ton whale surface off the bow. We are out daily. One day, you may take a Zodiac foray amid towering bergs under a bright sun, walk along the shoreline amid a huge penguin colony, hike to a summit for a breathtaking view, or kayak along a cliff-side rookery in search of blue-eyed shags. And the next, you’ll have the thrill of watching the ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to the cries of thousands of gentoo penguins. You’ll learn from our experts how to identify penguins and get photo tips from a National Geographic photographer while watching those same penguins. Back aboard, our Undersea Specialist may present video from that day’s dive — rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using our ROV. Our expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn more, see more and experience more. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8


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Day 9


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Day 10


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Day 11


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Day 12


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*TERMS & CONDITIONS: Prices shown are per person and subject to availability. Flight offer is only valid for new bookings made between 06 Jan and 30 Sep 2020 on selected departure dates. Airfares are based on LATAM flights and are per person return economy fares that must be purchased in conjunction with one of the specified Lindblad Galapagos Expedition departures (09Nov20, 19Nov20, 28Nov20, 29Nov20, 08Dec20, 09Dec20, 19Dec20). Bookings must be made by phone and cannot be made online. Offer based on return flights, SYD or MEL to Buenos Aires or Santiago. For flights from Brisbane or other Australian capital cities, supplements apply. All air bookings are to be created and owned by Adventure World, in economy in restricted booking class with LATAM and are subject to availability and are non-refundable. A surcharge may apply if booking class is not available and higher booking class is required. Full air payment date (incl. taxes) to be advised at time of booking. After ticket issuance, date changes and cancellation fees apply. Any change after ticketing is charged at $300 per person, per change + TTC Amendment Fees + Any Additional Fare Collection. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or brochure discounts. Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time.