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The most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, this voyage ventures South of the Antarctic Circle, a milestone that few will reach. This remarkable voyage will take you through the heart of this majestic wilderness, seeing the incredible wildlife that calls the frozen continent it's home.
Day 1 - Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and the birthplace of tango. The city has a cosmopolitan character with strong Spanish, Italian and German influences. Make sure to enjoy the steak and wine for which the Argentines are renowned. You will get a transfer to your hotel.
As you cross the Drake Passage there will be a series of talks and briefings which will help get you excited for the Antarctic and its full appreciate its brilliance when you arrive. You will have plenty of time to socialise with your shipmates and enjoy the ship amenities.
Days 5 - 7 - The South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
You will catch the first sights of the South Shetland Islands. Their snow-covered expanses will be the first that you set eyes upon Antarctica.
Each day you will have the chance to explore the bays and landing sites of the Antarctic peninsula. The wildlife is the biggest attraction here as you will be able to see leopard seals, humpback whales, minke whales, penguins and even wandering albatross.
Days 8 & 9 - The Antarctic Circle
You will cross the Antarctic Circle, which is a special experience as most expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula do not come this far south—66°33’ S. You will be able to celebrate with your shipmates and enjoy a well-earned glass of champagne as you cross the line. This is pure Antarctica, the land of the midnight sun.
Days 10 & 11 - Northbound Along the Peninsula
You will sail Northbound along the Peninsula and continue to look out for wildlife that may have eluded you on your journey South. By now, you will have become an expert on Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins and at a glance distinguish a leopard, fur and Weddell seal. Terms like bergy bits and pancake ice will have become a part of your vocabulary, and yet there is still more to come on your expedition
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, after breakfast. After disembarking, you will get a little taste of Patagonia by touring Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Ultramarine is a purpose-built ship carefully designed to optimise your polar expedition experience so that you can discover some of the most mesmerising places on Earth and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes of the polar regions. Equipped with two helicopters, she also brings you access to new places accessible only by air, pushing the opportunities for polar exploration even further and bringing you more options for adventure than ever before.
The Ocean Adventurer has been a very popular Antarctic exploration ship for many years and is perfectly designed for exploring the region. Carrying just 128 passengers ensures there is a high focus on exploration, and the ship boasts an expert team of expedition staff alongside a varied programme of landings, a fleet of zodiacs and a series of lectures.
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