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Outline itinerary

Day 1Departure from Ushuaia
Day 2Drake Passage
Day 3Drake Passage
Day 4Antarctica
Day 5Antarctica
Day 6Antarctica
Day 7Antarctica
Day 8Antarctica
Day 9Drake Passage
Day 10Drake Passage
Day 11Ushuaia

Included

All accommodation, meals including coffee, thee and snacks, all landings and zodiac cruises, the use of (snow)boots, all lectures

Not included

International flights to/from Argentina, acoholic beverages, tips and personal expenses

Price

Quadruple
EUR 6350,-

Triple
EUR 7150,-

Twin deluxe
EUR 8750,-

Twin Porthole
EUR 7850,-

Twin Window
EUR 8150,-

Superior
EUR 9350,-

Tour leader

Nederlands- of Engelstalige expeditieleider

Number of participants

Minimum 1, Maximum 20

Accommodation

Huts with en suite facilities

Difficulty level of the tour

An average condition is required in order to be able to safely embark and disembark from the zodiacs. On land we make light hikes

Climate

Houd rekening met lage temperaturen die in combinatie met de wind lage gevoelstemperaturen zal geven. Poolkleding is daarom vereist.

Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

Antarctica, Drake Passage en Antarcisch Schiereiland
Duration:12 days
Departure:17-02-2019
Price: from EUR 6350,-
Tour leader:Nederlands- of Engelstalige expeditieleider
Code: C1910

A typical itinerary is illustrated below. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

 
Day 1: Embarkation and departure from Ushuaia.

In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.

Day 2 - 3: Drake Passage 

During these two days we sail across the Drake Passage. When we cross the Antarctic Convergence, we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area we may see Wandering albatrosses, Grey-Headed albatrosses, Black-browed albatrosses, Light-mantled Sooty albatrosses, Cape petrels, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm petrels, Blue petrels and Antarctic petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.
Day 4 - 8: Antarctica

We will sail directly to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior Islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. On Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Ronge Island, we will find a large colony of Gentoo penguins and breeding pairs of Brown skuas. If we land on Orne Island we can observe Chinstrap penguins and possibly Weddell and Crabeater seals. In Neko Harbour we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises.
When sailing to Paradise Bay, with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, we will have the opportunity for zodiac cruising between the icebergs in the inner parts of the bay. In this area we have good chances to see Humpback whales and Minke whales. Sailing north through Neumayer Channel, we hope to visit the former British research station and post office, now living museum, Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy we may also offer a landing on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pléneau Island and Petermann Island where we can find Adelie penguins and Blue-eyed shags. In this area, there are good chances to encounter Humpback whales, Minke whales and Fin whales. Further south we may visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station, where we will receive a warm welcome from the station crew. Sailing north through Gerlache Strait we arrive at the Melchior Islands with a very beautiful landscape with icebergs, where we may encounter Leopard seals, Crabeater seals and whales. 

Day 9 - 10: Drake Passage

On our way north we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.
Day 11: Arrival in Ushuaia and disembark. We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

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