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Antarctica is the planet’s last great untouched wilderness. This incredible voyage will take you through the Drake Passage and down into the Southern Ocean, escorted by albatross and storm petrel along the way. Set against the backdrop of Antarctica’s magical white landscape, you will experience the best of this continent’s summer magic, discovering a wealth of wildlife that includes seal, penguin and whale.
DAY 1 Buenos Aires
Arrive in Buenos Aires and stay overnight.
DAY 3-4 Drake Passage
Named after Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Passage is one of the world’s great seaways, connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Infamous and legendary, it is steeped in the history and lore of exploration and discovery and, as your vessel comfortably negotiates its way south, there will be a chance to enjoy a series of educational lectures en route.
DAY 5-8 Antarctica
Once you cross the Antarctic Convergence you will start to feel the air getting crisper and colder. Antarctic penguins will hunt and play around you and icebergs are an ever present feature of the landscape. Dedicated to scientifi c research and with no permanent inhabitants, Antarctica is home to millions of penguins and its seas provide sustenance to thousands of whales. Simple words cannot convey the feeling of being here, looking out across the vast emptiness of the great white continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as your route. Every voyage is unique and your experienced crew endeavour to make each one an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage.
DAY 9-10 Drake Passage
As the bow points north you carry with you an incredible collection of memories and, heading across the Drake Passage, the journey back permits an opportunity to share these with your fellow passengers.
DAY 11 Ushuaia
Journey’s end sees you back in the most southerly town on Earth. A fitting end to a spectacular voyage. Fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay in this bustling capital city.
DAY 12 Buenos Aires
Transfer to the airport.
Duration: 12 days
Dates: 3,12 Jan & 14 Feb 2012
Price: From €5222pp
Price includes: Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis. Transfers as applicable. Return economy class flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires including current taxes and surcharges. 1 night in Buenos Aires before and 1 night after the voyage including breakfast. Wind and waterproof jacket.
Price does not include international flights.
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