It’s been 25 years since Aurora Expeditions’ co-founders, Greg and Margaret Mortimer first started taking small groups of friends and keen travellers to Antarctica. Aboard small, ice-strengthened vessels, they took groups of intrepid explorers to places few, if any, had ever been before, pioneering a long list of ‘firsts’ along the way.
Over the years, we’ve been proud to have pioneered trips to the world’s wildest places. We’ve pushed through pack ice to East Antarctica, opened up the Russian Far East and North East Passage, discovered hidden pockets of Papua New Guinea and so much more.
Twenty-five years on, the same spirit of small groups and big adventures is as highly valued as it was at the start. Our small ship philosophy allows us the flexibility to change our schedules as the ice and weather do, often resulting in additional landings, closer wildlife sightings and more incredible experiences in some of the greatest destinations on our planet.
We’re inviting you to celebrate 25 years of Aurora Expeditions.
Jump aboard our special 25th Anniversary Voyage and discover the place that inspired Greg and Margaret Mortimer to create Aurora Expeditions. From Antarctica’s glistening icebergs and towering glaciers to South Georgia’s overwhelming wildlife, you’ll have the chance to experience it just like Greg and Margaret did all those years ago.
Led by one of Aurora’s original expedition leaders, Gary Miller, we’ll pay homage to our founders on this amazing journey. Travelling aboard our 54-passenger expedition ship, Polar Pioneer, we’ll enjoy daily shore landings and Zodiac rides along the remote coastlines. We’ll witness amazing wildlife and enjoy nature at its best.
To help us celebrate this exciting milestone, we are throwing in a stack of birthday bonuses on this special voyage. Each passenger will receive an exclusive 25th Anniversary Pack featuring a special onboard anniversary dinner, a limited-edition explorer patch and a special commemorative book.
Exclusive 25th Anniversary Package Offer!
Starting from $21,300 our exclusive 25th Anniversary package includes:
• Return flights to South America departing Sydney (other cities available on request)
• Three nights’ accommodation in Buenos Aires at the NH Crillon
• Half day Buenos Aires city tour
• Christmas dinner and tango show on Christmas Day
• Flight to Ushuaia
• One night accommodation in Ushuaia at MIL810 Hotel
• 17-night ’25th Anniversary’ voyage to Antarctica & South Georgia (triple share)
The package departs Australia on 23 December 2017 and returns on 15 January 2018.