Step into the heart of nature with Aurora Expeditions
on 23 Apr 2019
Over the past 27 years, Australian-owned adventure company Aurora Expeditions has become the leader in small-group, expedition-style travel to the polar regions and other wild and remote destinations. Its aim is to connect like-minded travellers with nature and wildlife, and offer unique experiences and activities in some of the world’s most inspiring regions. This includes breathtaking destinations such as Antarctica, the European Arctic, Costa Rica, Scotland, Chile and Patagonia, Greenland, Iceland and many more.
Set to sail in 2019, Aurora Expeditions’ new state-of-the-art purpose-built expedition vessel, the Greg Mortimer, is the first passenger vessel to feature the patented Ulstein X-Bow®, allowing for faster and smoother sailings - a ship designed by expeditioners, for expeditioners. Named after Aurora Expeditions co-founder, the Greg Mortimer carries an average of 120 passengers in total per voyage, which reinforces Aurora Expeditions ‘small group, big experience’ ethos.
Having a small-ship allows the expedition team flexibility to change course and take advantage of fantastic opportunities as they present themselves, such as unexpected wildlife displays or spontaneous shore excursions. With Aurora Expeditions all shore excursions are complimentary allowing passengers plenty of time to explore the surrounding wildlife and unique environments visited.
Uncover the range of itineraries Aurora Expeditions has to offer and discover why they were voted number one for best itineraries in 2018 by Cruise Critic.
Patagonia & Chilean Fjords, 14 days
Sail the legendary Beagle Channel and marvel at the snow-covered peaks of rugged Patagonia. Zodiac-cruise through fjords flanked by glaciers and watch as the captain skilfully navigates narrow channels, keep watch for acrobatic dolphins, penguins and seals. Spend two days hiking and exploring in Torres del Paine National Park, renowned for its majestic granite towers and jaw-dropping landscapes. Explore the fjords and coast of southern Chile and discover why Chile was voted best adventure destination in South America for three consecutive years at the World Travel Awards.
Iceland Circumnavigation, 11 days
Iceland is a remote volcanic island with mind-blowing landscapes and fascinating culture and history to please even the most discerning traveller. With most of the country uninhabited, much of Iceland’s terrain consists of plateaux, mountain peaks, and fertile lowlands and one of the best ways to reach these remote areas is by ship. Aurora Expeditions explores many of the deep fjords that are ideal for kayaking^ and Zodiac cruising, and glaciers including Europe’s largest, Vatnajökull. A truly unique way to explore this stunning country, a circumnavigation of Iceland is an experience not to be missed.
Spirit of Antarctica, 12 days
Explore Antarctica at its most pristine! Experience whales, penguins and seal as they rush to find the best places to court, feed and breed. Combine continental landings and visits to historic sites with the chance to kayak^ amid pack ice; climb^; ski^; snowboard and snowshoe^ on untracked peaks; camp on the ice and photograph polar pastel landscapes beneath a near-midnight sun.
^Additional cost applies.
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