One EPIC Antarctic Adventure

We’ve been holding back with announcing this one but as it’s now complete, we can share with you details...

We’ve been holding back with announcing this one but as it’s now complete, we can share with you details of an EPIC Antarctica cruise and expedition we’ve organised for one of our clients.

Working with the team at G-Adventures we selected their Spirit of Shakleton Tour with a ‘side step’ in Argentina where they will stay in the capital, Buenos Aires.

During the trip, our clients will experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. This 21-day voyage illuminates Ernest Shackleton’s legend and recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. They’ll visit historical sites of past explorers, as well as Shackleton’s final resting place — the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia, camp in the vast openness of the Antarctic, and visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park which encompasses an area of 63,000 hectares,  stretches from the Beagle Channel to the edges of Lago Kami at the southernmost point of Argentine Patagonia.

Antarctica is beyond comprehension and sure to amaze our ‘explorers’ providing them a true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness.

Check out the client’s day to day itinerary

Day 1Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city.

Day 2Ushuaia/Beagle Channel

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3Beagle Channel/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

As the G Expedition makes passage east, become acquainted with the ship. Begin lectures and information sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 4–5Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean

The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 6–7Southern Ocean/South Georgia

Sailing east, set course for South Georgia. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 8–11South Georgia/Scotia Sea

Home to many interesting sights (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, spend four full days exploring the island.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 12–13Scotia Sea/Tierra de O’Higgins, Península

Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton’s route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 14–18Tierra de O’Higgins, Península/Drake Passage

Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather 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. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 19–20Drake Passage/Ushuaia

Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures en route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful lookout for a last chance to spot whales.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 21Ushuaia

Disembark in the morning.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Age requirement: 10+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

For more information on this stunning trip, contact one of our Luxury Travel Specialists today.