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Antarctica & Atacama Desert

Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over
Tuesday 13 March – Wednesday 4 April 2018 ex Australia


Trip Month March-April 2018
Duration: 23 days
Status: Bookings open
Destinations: Chile, Argentina, Antarctica, Atacama Desert
Trip Style: Tour
Accommodation: Hotel
Prices: From $23830 per person, twin share
Transport: Coach,Train,Air,Cruise
Pace: 3
a moderate to fast pace, some free time but quite a busy schedule
Group Size: Maximum of 20 travellers
Trip Code: antarctica18-3

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An incredible expedition spanning across northern Chile’s Atacama Desert down to the Antarctic Peninsula. Discover the mysterious Moon Valley, immense salt lakes and bubbling geysers, and visit the grand city of Buenos Aires. Then embark on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage to Antarctica and witness the breath taking, untouched scenery and wildlife in this remote part of the world.


We start our adventure in Santiago where we take in amazing city views surrounded by mountains, and visit the famous Maipo wine region. We then journey to the stunning Atacama Desert and the Tatio Geysers, a dramatic geothermal field, where we witness spectacular views at dawn!


Next we fly to Buenos Aires, known as the Paris of the South for its beautiful city and architecture. We enjoy a city tour and visit the must-see sights including colourful La Boca, Recoleta Cemetery and later enjoy a sensational evening tango show on our return visit.


We journey down south to Ushuaia, where we explore stunning Tierra del Fuego National Park with its dramatic mountains, lush forests and dramatic glaciers. It's then time to transfer to the port and join our Antarctica Expedition!

Welcome to the white continent - Antarctica. Towering glaciers, amazing wildlife encounters, snow-covered landscapes and massive icebergs will make this a voyage of a life time. In the waters of the Antarctic Peninsula, we spend our days off the ship exploring by zodiac boat, making shore landings in the company of our expert guides…along with penguins, seals and an amazing array of birdlife. By breaking into small special interest groups we discover Antarctica and its remarkable wildlife through photography, zodiac excursions and hiking onshore. Visits to historic huts and working research bases add another dimension to the voyage.


The cruise portion of the tour may be subject to change, depending on weather conditions.


  • Return economy class flights from Australia to South America. Taxes included
  • 5 economy flights within South America
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • One Ocean Expeditions voyage
  • Tipping Made Easy, $165pp prepaid. On board the cruise there is a tipping surcharge to pay of approximately $14pp US per day
  • 10 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 10 night One Ocean Expeditions voyage on board Akademik Ioffe (price based on Twin semi-private cabin)
  • 20 Breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners, including group welcome and farewell meals
  • English-speaking locally based tour director (based on min. of 9 passengers) - excluding voyage
  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • Experienced Expedition leader and expedition team on One Ocean Expeditions voyage
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Encounter Travel
ATAS Accreditation No: A10439

Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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