FromUS$15,840
SaveUS$3,955
Days13
Independent Travel
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica yourself, reducing your time on the high seas by flying across the Drake Passage in one direction. On board the Greg Mortimer, immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into the sea, penguins are dwarfed by soaring peaks and humpback and minke whales feast on abundant krill. In true expedition style we encourage exploration and adventure, offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you among the action to see and do as much as possible. This itinerary is only a guide and subject to change due to ice and weather conditions.
Transport — Plane & Polar Expedition ship

Itinerary Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Greg Mortimer

Itinerary

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Inclusions Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Greg Mortimer

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises

Touring

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  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1 (preferred flights only)
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Punta Arenas on Day 2
  • Charter flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island on Day 2
  • Transfer to airport or downtown in Ushaia on Day 13
  • All cruising on board the polar expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer

Accommodation

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  • One night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, in Punta Arenas on Day 1
  • 11 nights on board the Greg Mortimer including daily cabin service
  • Cost based from an Aurora Stateroom Twin Share. When unavailable, the next available cabin price will be displayed. Please call for more details. Further information and additional cabin options can be found here, for the Greg Mortimer

Meals

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  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages

Some things to note

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Inclusions 

  • Educational lectures and guiding services provided by Expedition Team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • One 3-in-1 waterproof, polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Gratuities for ship’s crew
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Exclusions  

  • International or domestic flights – unless specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers – unless specified in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination fees and charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotel accommodation and meals – unless specified in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges

Optional Activities

  • A range of optional activities are available to purchase for your Arctic or Antarctic voyage. To view the optional activities that may be available on your voyage, click here.

Travel with Confidence

For full details on Aurora Expedition's Booking with Confidence, Health & Safety and Voyage Status updates, click here.

Terms and Conditions

For Aurora Expedition's full Terms and Conditions including Fitness and Age requirements, click here.

Please note about our Itineraries: Polar exploration can be unpredictable. Specific sites visited will depend on prevailing weather and ice conditions at the time of sailing. The above itinerary should be read as a ‘guide only’ and may change. The ship’s Captain in conjunction with the Expedition Leader continually review the sailing plan throughout the voyage, making adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather and ice conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring these waterways mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and zodiac cruising locations to consider, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or when heavy ice may hinder our planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.

At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing Ushuaia prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.  

Information Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Greg Mortimer

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours, we pride ourselves on our ability to create unique, once in a lifetime small group tours that are filled with incredible experiences you might not be able to have on your own, or in a larger group. However, that does mean aspects of our itineraries can be challenging for some travellers.

We want to make sure all Bunnik Tours travellers enjoy their trip, not struggle through it, so let’s work together to ensure you’re on the right tour for your fitness level.

Fitness to Travel Requirements

Within seven days of making your booking, you will need to complete a Passenger Registration form, which also includes a fitness to travel declaration.

In this declaration, you must confirm you’re able to do the following:

  • Walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours daily at a group pace, on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid
  • Regularly walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  • Stand for extended periods of time without needing to sit down
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
  • Drive along very bumpy, dirt and gravel roads for extended period of time

If you do not feel that you can confidently manage all of the requirements set out above, please work with our team of Travel Specialists to find an alternative that is better suited to your current level of fitness.

Please visit our Fitness to Travel page for full details on our fitness policy.

FITNESS TO TRAVEL

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates a particularly challenging day, where there will be extended periods of walking time, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

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Dates & Prices Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Greg Mortimer

Dates & Prices
Select a cruise to reserve your place.

*Prices are in USD, per person twin share. Any discounts displayed will vary depending on cabin availability and are subject to change until confirmed.

*Prices are in USD, per person twin share. Any discounts displayed will vary depending on cabin availability and are subject to change until confirmed.

Start Date End Date Cruise Price
Per person
twin share
Offer Price
Per person
twin share
Savings
Per person
Status    
26 Jan 25
07 Feb 25
US$25,195
US$20,160
Save US$5,035
On Request
12 Feb 25
24 Feb 25
US$19,795
US$15,840
Save US$3,955
On Request

Additional Information

Booking Deposit
US$2,500 per person
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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