Antarctic Peninsula

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from 13585 AUD / 9500 USD
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Duration: 11


Antarctica (departing from Ushuaia, Argentina)

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  • you will reach Antarctic peninsula
  • unique safari and pristine nature
  • full board included


Soaring snow-capped peaks, sheltered waterways, sculpted icebergs glowing blue from within and a riot of wildlife characterise the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula. An explosion of life celebrates the coming of the sun: penguin rookeries bustle with nest building, courtship and egg laying; flourishing plankton attracts krill, fish, seals and whales. The midnight sun powers all with life and energy. We explore the deep bays and fjords, where massive glaciers flank a rugged spine of snowy mountains. Scattered amongst penguin rookeries and basking seals, reminders of early explorers help bring history to life. We visit working scientific stations, which open the door to fascinating research.

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Day 1 – Ushuaia – embarkation day 
Enjoy a warm, late afternoon welcome from our friendly staff and Russian crew. You have time to settle into your cabin and explore the ship before our evening departure. Excitement lifts as we leave Ushuaia and set sail down the Beagle Channel, keeping watch for magellanic penguins, dolphins and albatross.

Day 2 – 3 – Drake Passage
Fall in love with gliding albatross or the heroics of tiny storm petrels as we cross Drake Passage. Outer decks and our warm bridge offer excellent bird watching and our naturalist’s informative talks, safety and environmental guidelines prepare us for Antarctica. We have time to meet fellow travellers, relax and prepare for the days ahead. Keen eyes watch for icebergs, and the appearance of penguins and seals in the waters around us herald our first landing – in the South Shetland Islands.

Day 4 – 9 – At sea, Antarctic Peninsula
If weather permits, early risers are rewarded with spectacular views of ice-clad mountains along the Danco Coast, then soaring Anvers Island as we reach the Antarctic Peninsula. Over the next six days we explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations and celebrate Christmas with our expedition ‘family’ in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. In Zodiacs we cruise amongst an iceberg fantasia, where seals bask on floes and our kayakers glide into secluded bays. Off the ship is where we like to be, even camping out one night if conditions allow. Thanks to the small number of expeditioners on board, spontaneity and flexibility is possible, enhanced enjoyment the result. 

Den 10 – King George Island
We arrive at mountainous King George Island, the largest of the South Shetlands. Time and weather permitting, we explore Fildes Bay and visit the Russian Orthodox Trinity Church at Bellingshausen Station, before catching our charter flight back to Punta Arenas in Chile and transferring to our hotel.

Den 11 – End of expedition
After breakfast, we bid farewell to our new friends, before continuing on with our own arrangements.

  • shipboard accommodation
  • all breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage
  • all shore landings per daily program
  • economy flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas, Chile
  • lectures, videos, slides, film shows and guided services
  • medical services – resident doctor and well-equipped clinic on board
  • port taxes and port charge imposed by government authorities
  • pre-departure information and briefing
  • air transport of transfers to and from the ship, not included in the above
  • visa, passport, vaccination charges and airport departure taxes
  • any meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance
  • excess baggage charges
  • laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • emergency evacuation charges
  • tips
  • extended stay in Chile / Argentina
  • kayaking surcharge 
  • photography surcharge
  • Type of cruise and final price depend on specific date of cruise. 
  • The price is subject to availability and actual airfare cost.
  • Difficulty level of this tour – average.

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