Central & South America 2017 by Intrepid Travel

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 back to main menu to from buenos aires antarctica linda borazan antarctic explorer argentina chile ushuaia 10 or 11 days ushuaia to ushuaia or buenos aires to buenos aires south shetland islands drake passage experience a polar plunge in antarctic waters – one of the most invigorating dips you re ever likely to take spectacular antarctica is like nowhere else set foot on the plains mountains and beaches of the white continent and watch icebergs calve into the sea optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping on selected voyages can take your adventure to the next level book early as these sell out fast day 1 ushuaia enjoy an adventure to the bottom of the globe and arrive at the world’s southernmost city ushuaia poised on the edge of beagle channel this argentinean city is the capital of the tierra del fuego region spend the night experiencing local life in this remote and fascinating city affectionately known as ‘fin del mundo’ – or ‘world’s end’ day 2 embarkation climb aboard and set sail through the exquisite beagle channel stay on the lookout for penguins cormorants petrels and albatross days 3-4 drake passage as the trip navigates through the famous waters of the drake passage start to experience some of antarctica’s rare and intriguing wildlife where the mixing of polar and temperate waters occurs nutrient-rich waters rise to the surface and draw in a host of seabirds whales and marine life so look out for a feeding spectacle be distracted from the potentially choppy conditions with fascinating lectures from onboard experts days 5-8 south shetland islands/the antarctic peninsula venture into the heart of the antarctic waters as the voyage travels through various weather ice and ocean conditions expect the unexpected and be ready to disembark in order to meet the local penguins head out in a zodiac to cruise among icebergs or perhaps – if you’re feeling brave – go for a ‘polar plunge’ in the icy-cold waters of neko harbour climb to the top of a craggy hill for a spectacular view of glacier mountains from port lockroy days 9-10 drake passage make the return journey through the drake passage towards the comparatively milder climes of tierra del fuego staying on the lookout for birdlife passing overhead day 11 ushuaia wind down this antarctic expedition back on solid ground as the trip disembarks in the pretty port city of ushuaia antarctic peninsula antarctica gqmze gqmzs gqmzt departures include flights to from buenos aires all others depart to from ushuaia comfort gqmze/gqmzt gqmz/gqmzo gqmzs maximum group size 199 hotel 1 nt cruise ship 9 nts 10 breakfasts 8 lunches 9 dinners ship zodiac view dates and prices discover more trips and detailed information about this destination at intrepidtravel.com/antarctica 53