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Antarctica Marine Expedition, Classic Ushuaia to Ushuaia 13 days

£4,199.00

This 13-day expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Part of the reward of arriving in Antarctica is the challenge of negotiating the Drake Passage – and our ship will bring you there safely. Encounter leopard seals lazing on ice floes and immense rookeries of penguins surrounded by towering glaciers. The Expedition’s expert guides and lecturers offer knowledge and insight that really bring the nature and history of the region to life, creating the adventure of a lifetime.

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This 13-day expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Part of the reward of arriving in Antarctica is the challenge of negotiating the Drake Passage – and our ship will bring you there safely. Encounter leopard seals lazing on ice floes and immense rookeries of penguins surrounded by towering glaciers. The Expedition’s expert guides and lecturers offer knowledge and insight that really bring the nature and history of the region to life, creating the adventure of a lifetime.

Awestruck reactions are commonplace aboard our polar expedition ship. Not only does she steer you closer to some of our planet’s most amazing sights, our professional and highly-skilled expedition team offers keen insight, unique perspectives, and the hands-on attention you can’t get out of a guidebook. The Arctic and Antarctica are places you simply can’t get to on your own, and when you return home, you’ll be a different person than when you left.

Expect light physical exertion with light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

Age requirement: 10+ All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Antarctica: What to expect?

Colder, drier, and windier than anywhere else on the planet, Antarctica is so extreme and remote that it barely feels like its part of Earth at all. But it’s that very otherworldliness that appeals to the adventurous souls who come here. Painted in shades of white and blue, the landscape is as beautiful as it is forbidding: monstrous glaciers, saw-toothed mountains, colossal icebergs, and fields of ice that stretch on forever. But as barren as it looks, life – specifically penguins, whales, and seabirds – finds a way to thrive here. The journey here is long, and the memories earned, eternal.

Trip Code: XVAESX (Valid for all trips departing November 1st, 2013 – November 12th, 2016)

Highlights

  • Spend six full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Conquer the notorious Drake Passage
  • Learn from polar experts about the wonders of the Antarctic region
  • Come face-to-face with amazing polar wildlife
  • Marvel at immense icebergs
  • Spend time on deck spotting whales and watching soaring albatross

What’s Included

11 nts aboard the Expedition ship. 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. (We can work out your size from the charts we have).