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Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica Cruise Information

  • National Geographic Explorer
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 148 Capacity
  • 14 Days
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Summary : This journey to the "White Continent" offers exploration of the incomparably beautiful Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands and waterways. The sights, sounds and emotions will stay in your mind forever—enormous tabular icebergs, hillsides covered with thousands of penguins, and the excitement on deck as someone shouts, “Whales!” Travel with a very highly experienced Antarctica expedition staff, which includes an Undersea Specialist. Zodiacs and kayaks further your ability to examine this remote wilderness in the raw. All departures are Photo Expeditions, see end of page for details.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Dedicated Solo Cabins, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
U.S. / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart this evening on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive this morning in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, set on the Rio de la Plata, and check in to your fine hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided overview of the city, seeing its Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards, and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron. In the early evening we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel.

Day 3
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark

This morning's charter flight will take you over Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. If the weather is fine, you'll have a chance to view the spectacular mountains rising out of the Beagle Channel as you enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise. Then, you'll embark the expedition ship and set sail

Day 4
At Sea

Arise this morning well into your journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a distinct place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and gray, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable—a milestone in any adventurer's personal travel history.

Day 5 – 10
Antarctica

With nearly 24 hours of daylight, make the most of your days, keeping a flexible schedule to take advantage of the unexpected — perhaps watching a 40-ton whale surface off the bow. You are out daily. One day, you may take a Zodiac foray amid towering bergs under a bright sun, walk along the shoreline amid a huge penguin colony, hike to a summit for a breathtaking view, or kayak along a cliff-side rookery in search of blue-eyed shags. And the next, you’ll have the thrill of watching the ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to the cries of thousands of gentoo penguins.

You’ll learn from experts how to identify penguins and get photo tips from a National Geographic photographer while watching those same penguins. Back aboard, your Undersea Specialist may present video from that day’s dive — rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using the ROV. Your expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn more, see more and experience more.

Day 11 – 12
At Sea

As you sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the avian escort of seabirds that cross the bow, and spotters will keep an eye out for marine life. There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy a wellness treatment, log some time in the gym, or catch up on the book you haven’t read. Talks from staff will reflect on all you have seen and learned.

Day 13
Ushuaia / Disembark / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Disembark in Ushuaia with time to explore before proceeding to the airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 14
Arrive in the U.S.

Arrive in the U.S. after an overnight flight from Buenos Aires.

Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions—and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.

Travel Insurance:
ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. ExpeditionTrips can assist U.S. residents with travel protection options.

Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.

Optional Pre-Trip Extension:
Buenos Aires: Before embarking on your expedition, take time to explore one of the world's most intriguing cities. See its famous architecture, explore the most interesting neighborhoods, visit top museums, and take in a tango performance. From $1,890 per person. (2 Days)

Optional Post-Trip Extensions:
Iguazu Falls: Taller than Niagara and twice as wide, Iguazú Falls is situated in a beautiful subtropical forest, home to more than 450 species of birds, including toucans and parrots, and butterflies, orchids, and endangered jaguars. From $2,790 per person. (3 Days)

Easter Island: Follow your expedition with a visit to one of the most mysterious places on earth—Easter Island. From $4,390 per person. (4 Days)

Included:
Cabin accommodations aboard ship; one pre-voyage hotel night in Buenos Aires; meals and most alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages aboard the ship; some meals ashore; shore excursions and sightseeing as per itinerary; transfers to and from group flights; crew gratuities; taxes and service charges; services of a ship physician and expedition staff; use of kayaks; parka. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; extensions; passport and visa expenses; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; immigration fees; items of a personal nature such as email and laundry; optional extensions; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photos: © Michael S. Nolan (Penguin and Chicks, Penguin Jumping, Penguin Standing, Ship Deck, Zodiac/Whale, Zodiac/Ice, Kayak/Penguins); © Sven-Olof Lindblad (Kayak/Seal); © Ralph Lee Hopkins (Zodiac/Penguins, Kayak/Whale); © Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson (Lemaire Channel)

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