Antarctica Off the Beaten Track

Adventure trip to Antarctica


Fly and Cruise Antarctica
© David Sinclair

This voyage has Aventura for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers. It also has great appeal to those who wish to experience Antarctica in springtime. The added bonus is you will enjoy several additional days of exploration compared to the 10-night voyages. Note this is a sample itinerary. Please reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure for exact details.

Duration: 13 days
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile (fly to King George Island) or Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile
Language: English speaking voyage

Itinerary

Day 1
Ushuaia OR Punta Arenas
We board the ship this afternoon. Excitement is in the air as we cast off. Next stop, Antarctica, and the adventure of a lifetime!

Days 2 - 3
Drake Passage
The great pelagic seabirds are constant companions as we cross the Drake Passage. Photographing these magnificent birds from the deck of the ship takes patience and skill and our photography expert will show you the best techniques. Throughout the day our onboard experts educate us with a series of informative and entertaining presentations.

Days 4 - 10
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Our days are spent exploring on and off the ship in the company of our expert guides. Popular activities include guided hikes on shore, visits to wildlife colonies, and exploration of historic huts and science stations. Zodiac cruising in the ice is always a thrill. Based on site conditions, the ski touring group may set off to explore the pristine terrain with our experienced mountaineering guides. The expedition snow-shoe group may follow in the tracks of the skiers, climbing to high points which afford breathtaking views. The sea kayakers will head out on excursions which may last all day. Photography enthusiasts will enjoy the chance to spend an entire day with our expedition photographer on an all-day field workshop. Everyone aboard will have an opportunity to camp onshore for the night in Antarctica if the weather co-operates. In the comfort and safety of our expedition ship, we range as far south as ice conditions permit; hopefully we are able to navigate to Neko Harbour and into the Errera Channel. Witnessing the migration of the penguins early in the season, as they busily re-establish their rookeries and prepare nests, is a fascinating experience. Cuverville Island is always a highlight and is home to one of the largest gentoo penguin colonies on this stretch of coastline.

Days 11 - 12
Drake Passage and Cape Horn
As we make our way back to Ushuaia we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. If weather conditions allow, we hope to make a rounding of Cape Horn. Approaching the entrance to the Beagle Channel we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain of the ship.

Day 13
Ushuaia, Argentina
In the early morning, we arrive into Ushuaia. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home.




Dates & Rates


Ship: Akademik Ioffe | Date: 6 Nov 2019 / 18 Nov 2019 More info about this Ship
Main Deck Triple
$ 9,295
Twin Semi Private
$ 11,695
Twin Private Cabin
$ 12,795
Superior Cabin
$ 13,695
Shackleton Suite
$ 15,495
One Ocean Suite
$ 17,395

• The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.

Gallery


© Daisy Gilardini
© Ira Meyer
© Boomer Jerritt



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