Antarctic Peninsula and Polar Circle
Day 1 Ushuaia
Arrival and transfer to selected hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 2 Ushuaia Boarding B D
In the morning, we visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, walking along different low intensity trails that lead us to reach important points such as Lake Acigami (Ex Lake Roca), Lapataia Bay and Ensenada Bay.
In the afternoon, we embark and begin to sail the Beagle Channel. In the next few days, we explore magnificent landscapes, glacial mountains and the incredible wildlife of the Great White Continent before reaching 66 ° 33 ': the Antarctic Circle.
Day 3 & 4 Drake Passage. B L D
We sail along the Drake Passage, which marks the intersection of cold Antarctica with the warm Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Weather permitting, we spot some seals and penguins. The area is also known because of its abundance of birds.
Day 5 & 6 South Shetland Islands. B L D
During the following two days, we explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland mountain chain. The musts: Elephant Island, King George Island, Deception Island, an extinct volcano with warm water, that allows to swim, and Half Moon Island with Wilson's Storm Petrel nests and Chinstrap penguins.
Day 7 - 11 Antarctic Peninsula B L D
During these days, the itinerary and activities depends on weather and ice conditions. The route and landings will be determined by the captain and the leader of the expedition, and will be communicated to guests through regularly scheduled meetings.
Undoubtedly, fauna in the Antarctic Peninsula has the leading role in our trip: Leopard and Weddell seals on the Cuverville Island; Humpback whales of the Gerlache Strait; the Dramatic orcas of the Lemaire Channel. Explore Pleneau and Petermann Islands, Crystal Sound and Fish Island. Visit research stations and the Antarctic Circle, ice conditions permitting.
Day 12 & 13 Passage Drake B L D
Today, we leave Antarctica and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calm waters of the Beagle Channel. We cross the Drake Passage and Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.
During our time at sea, various activities are organized on board and offers the perfect opportunity to socialize with other travellers.
Day 14 Ushuaia B
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport.