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Duration: 11 Days
Location: Antarctica
Price: From R82 189 pps
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 ANTARCTICA CLASSIC

11 days, Ushuaia to Ushuaia From R82 189 pps

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Age requirement: 10+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city.

Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Days 3–4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with an 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition’s wake.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 5–8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather 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. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula’s remarkable history.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 9–10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Ushuaia

Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

Meals included:

Breakfast

What’s Included

  • 9 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • 1 nt hotel in Ushuaia
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 – 16
  • Expedition parka

Accommodations

Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (9 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.

Meals

10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
Allow USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.

Staff & experts

One Expedition team member per 10 guests.

 

 

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