Airport transfers in Punta Arenas; 2-nights accommodation on a B&B basis in Punta Arenas; return flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica; accommodation on board Magellan Explorer, as booked; all meals on board Magellan Explorer; drinks supplied with meals (wine, beer, soft drinks) and soft drinks and refreshments throughout the expedition; all lectures and presentations; all photographic tuition; loan of waterproof boots; Contingency Package.
International flights to/from Punta Arenas; additional meals/drinks not included in the itinerary, additional excursions or activities not included in the itinerary; travel insurance; additional drinks purchased from the bar on board Magellan Explorer; personal expenses (e.g. laundry, communications); tips and Visa/Passport fees (if applicable).
On receipt of your deposit you will receive a Booking Confirmation, followed by a Trip Information Pack and a Travellers’ Information Form, which we ask you to complete and return. All documents are sent electronically. These documents form part of your contract with us and we ask that you complete them promptly in order to ensure the smooth processing of your booking.
We do not provide travel insurance. We strongly advise you have travel insurance that includes comprehensive cover, trip cancellation and photographic equipment cover. We do not take responsibility for any financial or equipment losses howsoever they occur.
Minimum numbers information
The trip will run with a minimum of 9 participants. Should the minimum number not be reached, we offer you the choice of transferring to another date (if available), transferring to a different tour (with a price adjustment) or cancelling the contract with a full refund of all money paid to us.
We recommend you book a flexible flight ticket or book your flight after you have received the final invoice and confirmation from us that the trip is proceeding, which will be no later than 120 days prior to the advertised trip start date. In case of cancellation, we do not provide a refund for any costs incurred excluding the trip fee. We recommend you have an insurance policy that includes cover for trip cancellation.
Accommodation is on board the luxury vessel Magellan Explorer in the category of cabin you have booked. In Punta Arenas, accommodation is provided on the day of arrival and the day before departure in the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar. Accommodation includes breakfast in a shared/twin room. A single room is available on payment of a supplement.
Onboard Magellan Explorer, breakfast and lunch are buffet style. Dinner is a la carte with three meal options. Drinks, including wine and beer, served with the meals, are included. Drinks bought at the bar are at additional cost.
Spirit of Adventure Required
Our trips are not about ticking boxes or checklists or snapping ‘trophy’ images. Our ethos is to appreciate each moment, connect with and respect nature and to experience wildlife photography in a mindful way.
It is assumed that participants have the spirit to enjoy the rigours of nature and traveling in wild places, where going with the flow is all part of the adventure. If you don’t share this outlook and our ethos, this might not be the trip for you.
We also believe it’s never too late to experience life, so age is irrelevant to us so long as you have a big heart and a strong mind.