The seventh continent and the last frontier of planet earth, Antarctica is like no other land. With floating Icebergs and jumping whales a common sight, Antarctica is a dream come true for many.
|Days||14 Nights / 15 Days|
|From||Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires|
16 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018
₹ 200000 + € 6750 Cabin U-5 Cabins (With Window on Deck 7 & 8)
|Direct Joining Cost||
Direct Joining (Excludes International Airfare, Visa, Insurance)
U Cabin: € 7310 On Twin sharing basis
N Cabin: € 5490 On Twin sharing basis
I Cabin: € 8310 on Sigle Occupancy basis
Buenos Aires (2n) – MS Midnatsol (12n)
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MS Midnatsol is operated by Hurtigruten Cruise Company. It is a Norwegian based Company Vastly Experienced in Polar Regions. The hull of the cruise is Ice Strengthened and will ensure a Smooth Ride in Shifting Blocks of Ice on the Antarctic Sea. The Cruise includes Landings and also supports us with Warm Clothes and Boots as we Step out in the Open.
The Cabins allocated will all be with an outside view and are Twin in their Structure. The Size is Comfortable to spend the 10 Days that we do on Board. The Food on the Cruise is Continental and for those who are Strictly Vegetarian the options can be a Bit Limited. So we ask them to get some Ready to Heat Packed Food for Additional Eating Comfort. This is an Expedition Cruise, so please do not Expect the High end Luxury of the Typical Alaska or Mediterranean Cruise.
Although Antarctic Weather is Extremely Changeable, Summer Temperatures hover just above the Freezing mark – comparable to a warm winter’s Day in North America. The 24-Hour Sunlight Warms air in Sheltered Areas, so you can also find yourself Stripping Down to Shirtsleeves. Either way, don’t worry. Our Expedition Leaders will make sure you’re Perfectly Comfortable, plus you’ll get your very own warm Jacket and Waterproof outer Layer to Wear on Excursions.
It’s true that some of the World’s Roughest Waters can be encountered in the Drake Passage, between Cape Horn and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. But please don’t be disappointed if you Experience a Smooth Crossing. Not all Drake Passage crossings are rough and even if we are caught in Rough Weather, the Cruise is well equipped with Amenities.
Once on the Antarctic Peninsula we will be able to land using small Rafts. Each Raft is manned by a guide and is strong enough to bear the Limited Winds.
Walking on the Snow is a Different Experience and we will be doing it on a Limited Scale once on Land. The Cruise provides us with Boots and therefore it wouldn’t be a tough task. The walk is not Physically Strenuous and a Senior Citizen with Regular walking abilities can do it without effort.
Some People save Antarctica for their last Adventure – Something to be done after they’ve seen everything else. But those who’ve been there always wish they’d gone sooner. For many, it is a Profoundly Spiritual Experience – an Encounter with the Raw Power and Beauty of Nature, and Recognition that we are small parts of a much larger whole.
So we say, why wait? While others roam the Galapagos Islands or Alaska, you can be on the Adventure of a lifetime: sailing past Mystic Blue Icebergs, Kayaking with Orcas and Humpback Whales, Bearing witness to Earth’s Last Great Wilderness.
The expedition cruise is the most important instrument in this tour. Our choice of the MV Fram from Hurtigruten not only ensures a safe voyage but also makes sure that the basic luxuries in cruising are taken care of. We stay on the Antarctic Sea for 8 days giving you a leisurely feel of the continent.
Arrival in Buenos Aires by Qatar Airways Flight and Check into our Hotel for the Night. A Small briefing would be held about the flight to the Southern Tip of the World after dinner.
This will be a free Day for you to enjoy a City Tour (optional) or just soak in the Surroundings of our Centrally Located Hotel.
Proceed to the Airport to Board the Flight to Ushuaia. Our Flight time would be 3.5 Hours and we will be flying parallel to the snow Capped Andes Mountain Range. On Arrival in Ushuaia, we will enjoy a Short Orientation Tour that will introduce us to the Marine History of this Small Town. Later we will start the Formalities of Boarding the MS FRAM, an Expedition Cruise which will be our Home for the Next 10 Days.
Named after Sir Francis Drake this Stretch of water between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula has numerous myths and Legends Connected to it. The Convergence of Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctic Sea’s Cause a Rough ride on water and those prone to Sea Sickness will have to take their Pills on this Day. However, the Extraordinary Seaworthiness of MS Fram Ensures you a safe and Comfortable Passage and we encourage you to join our educational lectures en route. The Experts on Antarctica Marine Life will brief you in the Presentation Rooms.
Depending on the Weather we will make our first landing on the Antarctic Peninsula or also can make it the next day. The air gets crisper and colder once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence.
Today the first Sight of Antarctica will greet us as we get ready for a Touchdown. Warm Jacket’s and Waterproof boot’s are included in our Cruise Price and we will need them to Step out on the Rafts that will take us to the Mass of Snow.
The Calmer Seas of Antarctica and a Good weather will ensure that we have on an average 2 Landings per day which will take us closer to the Distinct Marine Animal life on the Continent. Penguins, Seals and Humpback whales will make their Presence felt and make sailing on these Days the Most Exciting on the Sea. There will be landings where different countries have their research basis. We will land on the Chilean Base and then step into the Russian base camp in a matter of 20 meters. It is good to see different nationalities sharing a common Antarctic Space.
With our bow Pointed North and Unforgettable Images and Experiences in our Souls, we are invited to Gain a New Understanding of the Antarctic.
The voyage from the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina is roughly 950 km (600 mi) or minimum 40 hours sailing time in good weather. During the voyage north, we will continue our Lecture Series and Recap our Experiences of Antarctica.
On Disembarkation we will proceed to the Ushuaia Airport to Board the Flight to Buenos Aires from where we will be connecting to our International Flight to Mumbai.
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Note: The Embassy reserves the right to request additional information/documentation. All applicants without exception are requested to be present for a personal interview with a consular officer at Argentina Embassy, Mumbai.
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Passport Validity: 06 or more months valid after the scheduled return
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