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Antarctica Expedition - 20 days


Cost: from $ 15.640 AUD
Flights: no flights included
Duration: 20 days (19 days cruise)
Departure: November, December
Location: Antarctica (departing from Argentina)

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Tour Description

Antarctica's diversity is the focus of this 20-day expedition itinerary. This extended cruise itinerary encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Zodiac boat excursions and landings enable you observing various kinds of penguins, whales and seals in immediate proximity. Have a first-hand experience of standing on a beach surrounded by thousands of penguins. All activities are offered with regard to environmental protection. Some departures include kayaking as a possibility.

We recommend combining this package together with Buenos Aires package.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ushuaia - Argentina’s gateway to Antarctica.

Day 2 - Embarkation Day
Before embarking enjoy an excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park with a guide. Barbecue lunch with traditional Argentinean meals will be served. Embark in the afternoon. Then cruise the Beagle Channel to the South Atlantic Ocean.

Day 3 - At sea
Many activities keep you occupied at sea. Learn to identify seabirds that glide alongside the ship. Attend illustrated presentations by the Expedition Team that prepare you for the shore landings and Zodiac cruising. An education program is part of every expedition itinerary.

Day 4 - 5 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Zodiacs zip you from ship to shore to hike where Kelp Geese graze and Rockhopper Penguins guard their burrows. Comb beaches and socialize with local residents.

Day 6 - 7 At Sea
The Expedition Team prepares you for landings and Zodiac cruises along the coast of South Georgia. Learn about penguins, reindeer and the island's connection to Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Day 8 - 10 South Georgia
The Expedition Team plans a series of landings at King Penguin rookeries, abandoned whaling stations and the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Be as active as you like as South Georgia is an excellent locale for hiking or contemplation.

Day 11 - 12 At sea
The next presentations during this cruise itinerary are about the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, and the unique flora and fauna found there.

Day 13 - 17 South Shetland & The Antarctic Peninsula
The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable. Deception Island, Neko Harbour and Paradise Harbour are names that conjure iconic images of the Antarctic Peninsula. Towering, glacier-capped mountains rise from a brilliant blue sea, dotted with ice floes. Guided hikes with the Expedition Team will have you trekking up a glacier, visiting a research station, or consorting with penguin colonies.

Day 18 - 19 The Drake Passage
Crossing the Drake Passage is a must for an Antarctic Peninsula expedition itinerary. Join our lecturers and naturalists on deck as we search for seabirds and whales and enjoy some final lectures. Take the chance to relax and reflect on the fascinating adventures of the past days on the way back to Ushuaia.

Day 20 - Ushuaia
After breakfast aboard, you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Price per person

Final price is subject to departure date, availability and cabin standard.

Package Inclusions

20 days program / 19 Days long Antarctica cruise; All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the program; English speaking guide; All meals on board (full board) incl. non-alcoholic drinks; Lectures; Landings detailed in the program; 1 Night accommodation in a hotel in Ushuaia; Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park with a guide and lunch included; Taxes.

Package Exclusions

Airfare; Tips; Personal expenses; Fuel surcharge (if applicable)

Supplements

Extended stay in Argentina


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