FromUS$12,660
SaveUS$2,235
Days11
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 at least 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 - Travel with Sacha & Frank Bunnik

Itinerary

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Inclusions Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Travel with Sacha & Frank Bunnik

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises

Touring

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  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Ushuaia on Day 1
  • Sightseeing tour of Ushuaia on Day 2
  • Transfer from hotel to pier for embarkation on Day 2
  • Flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas (Day 10)
  • Transfer to hotel in Punta Arenas on Day 10
  • Departure transfer from hotel to airport on Day 11
  • All cruising on board the polar expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer

Accommodation

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  • 1 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia (Day 1)
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Punta Arenas (Day 10)
  • 8 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 Welcome and 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 from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Gratuities for ship crew
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Exclusions  

  • International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • 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.

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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.

Information Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Travel with Sacha & Frank Bunnik

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging. 

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding. 

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation 

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for a minimum of 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!


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Dates & Prices Aurora Expeditions - Antarctic Explorer - Fly & Cruise - Travel with Sacha & Frank Bunnik

Dates & Prices
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*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
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twin share
Offer Price
Per person
twin share
Savings
Per person
Status    
13 Feb 24
23 Feb 24
US$14,895
US$12,660
Save US$2,235
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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