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Antarctica Classic

A true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness! This 11 day cruise focuses on the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the planet’s most impressive wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Throughout the voyage, lecturers and guides will share their knowledge of the region’s remarkable natural history.

11 DAYS | USHUAIA AIRPORT - USHUAIA

TYPE: CRUISE

TRAVEL: SELECTED TRAVEL DATES

FROM $10,599*


ITINERARY

Day 1     Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Day 2     Ushuaia

Spend the day at your leisure in Ushuaia before making your way to the pier to board the MS Expedition in the afternoon. (BD)

Day 3 - 4     Drake Passage

The adventure begins with the crossing of the Drake Passage that bears the name of the 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from your expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the ship’s wake. (BLD)

Day 5 - 8     Antarctic Peninsula – South Shetland Islands

Set foot on the dramatic Antarctic continent to experience unique wildlife and some of the world’s most inspiring scenery. Weather permitting, you will go ashore twice a day where you may get a chance to observe Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguin rookeries, and encounter Weddell, Crabeater and Leopard seals. You may also get a chance to watch Orca, Humpback and Minke whales swimming in the icy Antarctic waters and learn about some of the most important and dramatic human expeditions to this remote corner of the world. (BLD)

Day 9 - 10     Drake Passage

Enjoy delectable meals and reflect on your adventure during the return journey to Ushuaia. Review the highlights of your Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff and keep your eyes open for some final whale sightings from the observation deck. (BLD)

Day 11     Ushuaia

Depart Ushuaia by your own arrangements. (B)

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

- Light walking and hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
- The minimum age is 10 years at time of travel with no exceptions.
- Dress on board is informal. Plan to bring comfortable, casual clothing for all activities. Bring wind and waterproof outer layers. Beware of tight clothing that leaves no room for trapped air, which is an excellent insulator. Wool, silk and some of the new synthetic fibres, like polar fleece, retain heat better than cotton. When packing, we suggest that you do not weigh yourself down with too many clothes or too much gear. Select informal, practical attire that can be worn in layers.

  • 9 nights aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel
  • Departure transfer from ship to airport in Ushuaia
  • 1-night accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 16
  • Expedition parka
  • Antarctica destination guidebook
  • All meals included on board the G Expedition. Breakfast include at the hotel.
  • G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.

Drinks, tips, items of a personal nature, travel insurance, optional excursions, international flights

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B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner *Terms and conditions apply. From prices are per person, twin share, based on lead in grades and/or seasons unless specified. When available, optional upgrades can be applied at time of booking. See bentours.com for more information