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Charting a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula, this voyage offers incredible opportunities to explore the striking shores of the last wild place on earth. The abundant wildlife, endless vistas, and fascinating science and history of the area will leave you speechless
Days 1 - 3: Ushuaia, Argentina
Days 4 & 5: Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 6: The South Shetland Islands
Days 7 - 9: Antarctica
Day 10 & 11: Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 12: Disembarkation in Ushuaia
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. The next day, explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travellers. The following day, you will spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until your mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Your Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.
Join your Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in the renowned Citizen Science program, or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as you cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so hop into one of the inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!
Here you’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbours, manoeuvring through majestic channels as your ship travels through the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as you spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea
You will leave this magical place behind today and make your way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. Enjoy one last hurrah as you celebrate the conclusion of your expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
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