Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia

Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia

SKU: PPEXO1510
$8,250.00Price

From Patagonian Ushuaia, set sail for the wild Antarctic Peninsula

 

Discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the seventh continent’s most northern region, on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments.

  • Why you'll love this trip

    • Begin your adventure in the Patagonian outpost of Ushuaia, often referred to as the 'city at the end of the world'

    • Follow in the path of historic explorers, as you sail through the Beagle and Drake channels

    • Observe abundant species of whales, seabirds and seals on regular Zodiac excursions in the South Shetland Islands

    • Visit rookeries teeming with chinstrap penguins and hike up mountains to enjoy 360 degree views of the Antarctic Peninsula

    • Optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping on selected voyages can take your adventure to the next level. Book early, as these sell out fast

    Is this trip right for you?

    • Although our ice strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on-board should you need further assistance.

    • As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic are freezing. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the trip notes for further important information about what to bring.

    • Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.

    • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands; the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to others (which are equally as interesting). We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather. The on-board library and educational lectures are ideal ways for keeping entertained.

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