Discover Antarctica 11 days from Ushuaia

Discover Antarctica 11 days from Ushuaia

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Description

The Antarctic Peninsula is a legendary region in the world of polar travel, and this ten-day adventure showcases its very best. Trace the footsteps of the great explorers, crossing the Drake Passage to access this northernmost region of the legendary white continent. Spot penguins, seals and whales as they join you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent is the first of many thrills throughout the journey, and it only gets better from there, as one of the world’s most untouched, exotic and extreme environments reveals itself through one mind-blowing icescape after the next.

Trip Name
Discover Antarctica 11 days from Ushuaia
Last Updated
2020-02-19
Days
11
Capacity
198
Highlights
  • The wildlife is simply amazing in this extreme part of the planet. Scan the seas for seals; look out for minke, humpback and orca whales; spot rare birds on the Beagle Channel; and witness gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins on daily boat trips
  • The terrain of Antarctica is like nowhere else on earth. Stepping across the plains, mountains and beaches of the white continent as icebergs calve dramatically into the ocean is an experience that’s hard to describe
  • A polar plunge in Arctic waters could well be the most invigorating swims you will ever take. This is an ocean dip to write home about!
  • Optional excursions give you the chance to see the peninsula from more than one angle. Explore by sea kayak, or take the adventure to the next level with some polar ice camping (this fills up quickly, so book early)

Itinerary

No two Polar voyages are the same and this is part of the excitement of travelling in these remote regions. Weather, ice conditions and wildlife will all affect where your ship is able to access, and most importantly, where your Expedition Team think you will get the best possible experience from your trip. On board, daily updates are given to advise what the specific itinerary will be for the next day based on local conditions. Published itineraries cannot be guaranteed but an amazing voyage full of adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experiences is guaranteed.

Day 1 - Ushuaia
Welcome to Ushuaia. The day is yours to explore the city. There will be information and welcome meeting at your hotel at 7.30 this evening so please ensure you are there in time to attend.
Day 2 - Ushuaia
This afternoon you will transferred to the port to board the Ocean Atlantic. After meeting our fellow passengers and finding our way around our new home we set sail through the famed beagle channel. Passing incredible scenery we glimpse our last sight of land as we head due south towards Antarctica.
Day 3 - Drake Passage
We spend the day at sea, through the legendary waters of the Drake passage that is named after famous English seafarer, Sir Frances Drake. If conditions allow, enjoy the ample outer deck space to look for dolphins, whales and orcas as well as seabirds including the mighty Albatross following the ship. A comprehensive optional lecture program will also get under way, with some fascinating insights into Antarctic history, geology, biology and everything in between.
Day 4 - Drake Passage
Today we continue crossing the Drake passage and hope to make landfall by early evening if conditions are favourable. The first sighting of land always brings great excitement on any expedition south.
Day 5-8 - Antarctic Peninsula
For the next four days we explore the Antarctic Peninsula that is famed for its majestic mountains, glaciers, calm waters and abundance of wildlife. Our lecture program continues during our voyage and sightseeing during this period is at its most spectacular off the ship’s outer decks. We hope to visit an active research station during our time on the peninsula (subject to approval) as well as explore well known sites such as as the Lemaire Channel, Deception Island, Paradise bay and Neko harbour. Whilst on the Peninsula we will have our famous Antarctica quiz as well as a host of interesting night time activities.
Day 9 - Drake Passage
Leaving Antarctica behind we sail north to our home port of Ushuaia. We have time to reflect on our amazing journey and hear more wonderful talks on Antarctica.
Day 10 - Drake Passage
By the evening we hope to be back in the tranquil surrounds of the Beagle, ensuring a restful nights sleep. Our last meal together is often a highlight of any Chimu trip.
Day 11 - Ushuaia
After breakfast we disembark the ship. We wave goodbye to our new friends and continue on our journey or home. Transfer to the airport is included.

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Accommodation

Expedition Voyage

Transport

Expedition cruise ship,Zodiac

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