Antarctic Peninsular Classic - 11 days

FROM USD $10,149

A true adventure to the world's most remote wilderness! This Classic Antarctic expedition focuses on the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the planet's most impressive wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Throughout our voyage, our team of lecturers and guides will share their knowledge of the region's remarkable natural history.

Day 1: Ushuaia
Arrive Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina at any time and make your way to the hotel. Spend the remains of the day at leisure, enjoying the sights and sounds of the worlds most southern city! Overnight - Ushuaia hotel
Day 2: The Beagle Channel
Free morning to explore the city or take an optional excursion to the Tierra Del Fuego National Park or a good hike up to the Marshall Glacier. This afternoon we embark on the M/S Expedition from the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel, sit back and watch a magnificent sunset. Overnight - Aboard Ship (D)
Antarctic Peninsular Classic - 11 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
Days 3 - 4: The Drake Passage
Our adventure begins with a 400-mile crossing of the passage that bears the name of the 16th-century English explorer Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from your expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the ship's wake. Overnight - Aboard Ship (B:2, L:2, D:2)
A group on a zodiac and icebergs in Antarctica
Days 5 - 8: Antarctic Peninsular & South Shetland Islands
Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world as you set foot on the Antarctic continent. Take two excursions per day (conditions permitting), and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, Crabeater and Leopard seals, and Orca, Humpback and Minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The Peninsula also has a remarkable human history. During the voyage we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. Overnight - Aboard Ship (B:4, L:4, D:4)
An Antarctic expedition group with penguins in the South Shetland Islands
Days 9 - 10: The Drake Passage
Today we begin our journey north to our home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of our Antarctic experience with our lecturers and staff, and keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some final whale sightings. Overnight - Aboard Ship (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 11: Ushuaia
Today our remarkable adventure comes to an end when we disembark at Ushuaia port this morning. (B)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Ushuaia / Ends in: Ushuaia
  • Departs: Feb 2011, Jan & Feb 2012
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:9, Lunch: 8, Dinner: 9
  • Hotel Rating: M/S Expedition - Max. group size: 120
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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