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Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Tailor Made Itinerary

11 Days From $10,289

Overview

An incredible wildlife experience awaits you over the next 11 days as you venture deep into the heart of the Southern Ocean. During the cruise you will explore a dazzling continent of snow and ice where miles of ice, 2,000 metres thick, and giant tabular icebergs share this breathless landscape with mighty whales, giant albatross and thousands of penguins.

Departing from the port of Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the South American mainland, you’ll sail down the Beagle Channel ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the 7th continent where few have been before
  • See some of the majestic marine life that live in the southern oceans
  • Sail across the notorious Drake Passage
  • Learn from daily lectures by onboard experts
  • Watch the incredible birdlife that inhabits these seas

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

Boarding your Antarctic cruise in Ushuaia today, you'll have an opportunity to get familiar with the ship before departing the city early this evening. Departing the southernmost tip of the South American continent, you'll then sail through the famous waters of the Beagle Channel en route to the vast white expanse of Antarctica, “The Great White Continent”.

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Dinner

DAY 2: DRAKE PASSAGE

DAY 2: DRAKE PASSAGE

Over the next two days you'll negotiate one of the most infamous stretches of water in the southern oceans. The crossing of the Drake Passage provides an ideal opportunity to learn more about the fascinating nature of the remote landscapes that lie to the south, with a series of informative lectures from your expert guides. Arriving at the Antarctic Convergence, the temperatures drop appreciatively as you enter the colder waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Ahead lie spectacular icebergs, seabirds and, hopefully, the occasional breaching whale.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: DRAKE PASSAGE

DAY 3: DRAKE PASSAGE

Attend informative lectures and settle into the expedition cruise lifestyle as you continue across the Drake Passage.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: HALF MOON ISLAND

DAY 4: HALF MOON ISLAND

Over the coming days you'll experience some of the most inspiring scenery imaginable as you explore the icy waters by zodiac and marvel at the sheer majesty of Antarctica. On Half Moon Island you'll observe breeding colonies of chinstrap penguins and fur seals, you'll cruise past colossal tabular icebergs and there is every chance of seeing orcas and humpbacks. On the peninsula itself you have the opportunity to set foot on the ice shelf and camp overnight, like the explorers of yesteryear.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 5: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

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

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 6: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

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

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 7: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

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

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 8: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

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

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: DRAKE PASSAGE - CAPE HORN

DAY 9: DRAKE PASSAGE - CAPE HORN

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. Keep an eye out from the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings as you head back towards Cape Horn and celebrate the conclusion of the voyage with a special dinner.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: ARCTIC SEA

DAY 10: ARCTIC SEA

Savour the memories of your voyage on your last day returning to Ushuaia.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: USHUAIA

DAY 11: USHUAIA

Disembark in Ushuaia early this morning and transfer to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

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

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA ADVENTURE (11 DAYS) $10,289

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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