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Antarctica: Spirit of Shackleton

Tailor Made Itinerary

21 Days From C$20,298

Overview

An adventure of unsurpassed majesty, this remarkable three-week voyage into the Southern Ocean takes you through some of the most pristine wilderness anywhere on the planet. Recounting some of the spirit of the golden age of exploration, this awe-inspiring journey recounts some of the legendary exploits of Ernest Shackleton, one of the greatest polar explorers of his age.

Departing from Ushuaia, on the southern tip of South America, you’ll venture down the Beagle Channel and across ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn about the history of humans and nature of the region
  • Visit the Falkland Islands
  • See a variety of whales and marine life
  • See the various colonies of penguins that inhabit the area

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: USHUAIA

DAY 1: USHUAIA

Arrive in Ushuaia today and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Hotel Albatros

DAY 2: USHUAIA

DAY 2: USHUAIA

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia where you can explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia, after which you'll depart the southernmost tip of the South American continent and sail through the Beagle Channel. Running through the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, the channel forms part of the border between Chile and neighbouring Argentina.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: AT SEA

DAY 3: AT SEA

As the ship sails east, you will be treated to lectures and information sessions on the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Expedition - Ushuaia

DAY 4: FALKLAND ISLANDS

DAY 4: FALKLAND ISLANDS

A stop in the Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to discover a staggeringly rich landscape of scenic and biological diversity. Penguins and albatross abound, the islands can boast the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. The Islands are also home to a resilient human population too and there will be an opportunity during the visit to meet the locals in Stanley and take in the colourful houses that provide a stark contrast to the long, dark winters.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: FALKLAND ISLANDS

DAY 5: FALKLAND ISLANDS

A further day to explore this remote wilderness and discover its wildlife.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: AT SEA

DAY 6: AT SEA

Continuing east, the next two days sees you sailing deep into the heart of the world's southernmost ocean.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: AT SEA

DAY 7: AT SEA

The days at sea provide a perfect opportunity to fill the days enjoying informative lectures, relaxing on the observation deck looking for whales and seabirds, or preparing for the shore landings to come.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: SOUTH GEORGIA

DAY 8: SOUTH GEORGIA

Home to a fascinating array of interesting sites, South Georgia includes amongst its attractions the grave of polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, a number of former whaling stations and an abundance of local wildlife. The island supports numerous seabird colonies including a huge colony of king penguins and a collection of species, such as the Georgia shag and the South Georgia pipit, which are unique to the archipelago. Weather permitting the aim is to spend three full days here exploring the island.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: SOUTH GEORGIA

DAY 9: SOUTH GEORGIA

A further day to explore the jewel in the crown of the Antarctic region.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: SOUTH GEORGIA

DAY 10: SOUTH GEORGIA

A further day to explore the jewel in the crown of the Antarctic region.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: SOUTH GEORGIA

DAY 11: SOUTH GEORGIA

A further day to explore the jewel in the crown of the Antarctic region.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: SCOTIA SEA

DAY 12: SCOTIA SEA

Retracing Shackleton's route backwards, the next two days will be spent crossing the cold waters of the Scotia Sea. The journey takes you on towards the ice-covered mountains of Elephant Island, lying on the outer extremes of the South Shetlands, and then on to the vast white expanse of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: AT SEA

DAY 13: AT SEA

Attend informative lectures as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 14: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

Over the coming days you'll discover some of the most unique wildlife and experience some of the most inspiring scenery on the planet, as you head for the vast white wilderness of Antarctica. Attempting two shore landings a day, there will be opportunities to encounter Gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, see Weddell and leopard seals and hopefully come across orcas and humpbacks in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage you'll also have a chance to learn about the peninsula's remarkable human history.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 15: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

A further day to encounter the unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the Great White Continent.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 16: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

A further day to encounter the unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the Great White Continent.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 17: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 17: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

A further day to encounter the unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the Great White Continent.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 18: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

A further day to encounter the unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the Great White Continent.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 19: DRAKE PASSAGE

DAY 19: DRAKE PASSAGE

The journey north takes you back across the open waters of Drake Passage, presenting the perfect time to reflect on the highlights of this incredible voyage with your crew and fellow passengers.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 20: AT SEA

DAY 20: AT SEA

Keep an eye out from the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings as you head back towards the port of Ushuaia and the end of this incredible adventure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 21: USHUAIA

DAY 21: USHUAIA

Disembark in Ushuaia early this morning, where your journey ends.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Superior

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

ANTARCTICA: SPIRIT OF SHACKLETON (21 DAYS) C$20,298

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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