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Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, amazing wildlife, immense icebergs
Explore the rugged, remote South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the continent's most dramatic landscapes and impressive wildlife. See huge penguin rookeries rubbing shoulders with seal colonies, while Orcas and whales ply the waters offshore on this 14-day exploration of the incomparable White Continent.
Group Size: Max 106 Group Leader:
8 Expedition staff/naturalists and G.A.P representative in Buenos Aires. Accommodation: Hotel (4 nts), onboard Explorer in triple, twin-share cabins, superior cabins or suites (all with ensuite bathrooms and port holes) (9 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of two beds and are outside facing. Double beds are available in suites, subject to availability. Transport:M/V Polaris, zodiacs, local flights, bus. Meals Included:
All meals included on board the ship, drinks at additional charge. Farewell dinner included in Buenos Aries.
9 nights on board M/V Polaris
Flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
Visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park
All meals included on board the ship
Tango Show and Farewell dinner in Buenos Aires
Expedition staff and naturalists
All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises in Antarctic
Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires: Arrive in Buenos Aires at any time.
Day 2 Buenos Aires to Ushuaia: Fly south from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Free afternoon in the world’s southernmost city.
Day 3 Tierra del Fuego National Park: Enjoy a morning tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park before boarding the M/V Polaris in the afternoon.
Day 4-5 Drake Passage: Enjoy interesting lectures as we cross the infamous Drake Passage. Keep your eyes out on deck for seabirds and whales!
Day 6-9 Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands: Experience some of the best wildlife viewing and scenery in the world as you set foot on the Antarctic continent. Take two excursions per day (conditions permitting), and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, Crabeater and Leopard seals, and Orca, Humpback and Minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters.
Day 10-11 Drake Passage: Begin the journey north back to Ushuaia. Enjoy great meals and reflect on our memorable adventure during our final two days at sea. Review the highlights of our Antarctic experience with our lecturers and staff, and keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some final whale sightings.
Day 12 Ushuaia to Buenos Aires: Disembark after breakfast and transfer by bus to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires.
Day 13 Buenos Aires: Today is free to explore Buenos Aires, known as the Paris of the Americas. Wander the plazas and museums or sit at a local cafe and reminisce about your Antarctic experience. In the evening join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner and traditional Tango show.
Day 14 Depart Buenos Aires
B - breakfast L - lunch D - dinner
05 March 2008
18 March 2008
It's said the call of the sea is strong, and we couldn't agree more. Ideal for our most intrepid and curious travellers, G.A.P Adventures Expeditions take place onboard our legendary ship M/S Explorer or the M/S Andrea. Abundant wildlife and exploring remote destinations are the highlights of these adventures.
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