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Until 30 Nov 19 by 12pm
12 days/11 nights from
per person share twinFlights are additional
Discover the best of the mesmerising Antarctic Peninsula, the seventh continent’s most northern region, on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments. Accompanied by Expedition guides & onboard experts.
12 days/11 nights
From $12,205 per person share twin
Travel: 01 Jan-19 Dec 19
Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Welcome to Ushuaia, where your Antarctic adventure begins. Arrive at any time today and be transferred to the hotel. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. If you arrive early, there are plenty of things to see and do. Perhaps explore the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, visit the Maritime Museum housed in an old prison, or enjoy Argentinean wine and steak at a restaurant in town.
Day 2: Ushuaia, Embarkation Day
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon. The ship makes its way into the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. The channel takes its name from the HMS Beagle, which transported Charles Darwin through the region on his around-the-world voyage in 1833. Keep an eye out for various species of seabird from the deck.
Day 3-4: Crossing the Drake Passage
Spend the next couple of days getting to know your shipmates. You'll also be briefed on safety precautions and the exciting activities that lie ahead. During this period the ship will cross the Drake Passage, named after the British navigator, Sir Francis Drake. Sail past icebergs and keep on the look out for wildlife. Weather conditions through the Drake can be temperamental, so cross your fingers for smooth sailing but be prepared for rough waters.
Day 5-9: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise towards the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Over the next five days, take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore different bays, channels and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales and search for southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. Hear the boom of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour as it cuts through the silence. Weather and ice conditions dictate which landings can be made.
Scramble up to vantage points offering panoramic views of the Antarctic Peninsular. At Orne Harbour, visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you’ll have the choice to go on a mountain hike or sit quietly on a pebbled beach enjoying the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take the Polar Plunge challenge and swim in the icy waters of the Antarctic. Each landing is determined by weather conditions, but your expedition team will ensure that each day is unique and memorable.
Day 10-11: Drake Passage
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck scouting for seabirds and whales, enjoy onboard educational presentations by the expedition team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.
Day 12: Disembark in Ushuaia
Arrive into Ushuaia in the morning after breakfast, where your adventure comes to an end. After disembarkation, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight onwards. (Please do not book outbound flights before 12 pm today, in case of delays).
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Sales to 30 Nov 19 • Prices are correct as at 29 Jan 19 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Deposit of 20% of the full voyage cost per person per trip is required upon booking. If booking within 120 days of departure, full payment is due immediately • Price mentioned is based on 2 pax travelling. Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • All tours are subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share accommodation, low season • Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to change without notice • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Amendment and cancellation fees apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant. Contact House of Travel on 0800 713 715 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday. HOT code: HOT Product Adventure Team
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