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.
Christmas Adventure in Antarctica
|Days||15 Nights / 16 Days|
|From||Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires|
18 Dec 2018 to 03 Jan 2019
INR 195000 + USD 7850 Cabin I-2 (Inside Cabin & No Window on Deck 6 & 7)
INR 195000 + USD 8750 Cabin O-2 (With Window on Deck 6 & 7)
INR 195000 + USD 9400 Cabin U-2 (With Bigger Window on Deck 7 & 8)
Above cost is Per Person on twin Sharing basis
( 5% GST Will be Added to the Total Cost)
|Direct Joining Cost||
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Buenos Aires - 2 Nights
MS - Midnatsol Cruise - 13 Nights
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 Emirates Ailines Flight late in the evening and Check into our Hotel for the Night.
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. A Small briefing would be held about the flight to the Southern Tip of the World after dinner.
After an early morning flight, you find yourself in the southernmost town in the world, flanked by the most southern point of the Andes Mountain Range. MS Midnatsol is ready to take you to sea. And we kick off everything with a Welcome dinner.
We cross the Drake Passage and soon we will actually be in Antarctica! Join our lectures, learn more about photography or join in on interesting sessions in the science centre. These activities are designed to make your visit to Antarctica even more interesting. Our Young Explorers have their own and exciting programme.
We cruise towards South Shetland Islands and Antarctica, and the highlights queue up during our journey here. This land and seascape with glaciers galore and beaches teeming with wildlife is a superb and quite different place to celebrate Christmas Eve. On board we invite you to take part in a real Norwegian Christmas celebration, with traditional food from Norway and Europe, carols and lots of fun.
Visit and go hiking on the Deception Island (Active Volcanic Island), Half Moon Island (Icebergs). Land on the stony beaches and enjoy the beauty of this untouched Island. Visit the locals of this area- Penguins, Kelp gulls and cape petrels on the spectacular cliffs of Icebergs. Enjoy kayaking and hiking on many untouched beauties of this Island.
After these fantastic Days in Antarctica, we are heading back to South America. You can spend some time on deck and enjoy the Drake Passage for one more time. The weather is unpredictable and can be quite rough on the Drake (Drake Shake), but it can also be very fine, what we call “Drake Lake”. Usually it’s somewhere in between. The Drake Passage is an excellent area for bird watching. However, in rough seas you may not be able to go out on deck. If it’s too calm the birds do not fly much, as they need stronger winds to glide over the ocean. So hope for conditions somewhere in between “Lake” and “Shake”.
Today, as you welcome the New year in Antarctica, Disembark in Ushuaia and take your flight back to Buenos Aires. Fly back home from Buenos Aires with your international flight connections.
Photos: Three recent (New Clicked) photographs (not older than three months), Size 4 cm X 4 cm With white background, Matt finish, (80% of the area should be covered by the face with the ears clearly visible)
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.
Processing Time: 5 working Days
Passport Validity: 06 or more months valid after the scheduled return
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