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Embark on an extraordinary journey, exploring some of the earth’s wildest and most remote places. This is a classic excursion through the Antarctic Peninsula’s wild beauty, featuring abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery.
Your journey starts in Ushuaia. Venture on an unforgettable journey from here to reach the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the most beautiful and remote, across the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage.
Day 1: Arrive Ushuaia
Arrive in Ushuaia and transfer to your hotel. This small city is the southernmost on earth, and often affectionately referred to as ‘the city at the end of the world’.
Day 2: Embarkation Day
Morning at leisure before embarkation commences in the late afternoon. Sail down the historic Beagle Channel. On his 1833 voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, after which the channel was named, Darwin wrote: ‘It is scarcely possible to imagine anything more beautiful than the beryl-like blue of these glaciers, and especially as contrasted with the dead white of the upper expanse of snow.’
Days 3 – 4: Crossing the Drake Passage
Cross the legendary Drake Passage. Enjoy expert lectures on local wildlife and the history of the first explorers to have adventured to this remote part of the world. Take the opportunity to get to know your fellow adventurers, along with the expedition leaders.
Days 5 – 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Spend the next four days exploring local bays, channels and landing sites by Zodiac, accompanied by the expedition team. Hike Antarctic landscapes, visit a research station, and look out for the Chinstrap, Adélie and Gentoo penguins along with a variety of seals and whales. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures and scenery to delight you and keep your camera busy.
Days 9 – 10: Crossing the Drake Passage
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales and enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team.
Day 11: Disembark in Ushuaia
Disembark after breakfast and continue with your onward arrangements, all of which can be organised by Wendy Wu Tours. (B)
– pre-cruise accommodation (Ushuaia)
– twin or double cabin
– All meals
– expedition leaders and daily tours
– visa fees for UK passport holders, if required
– all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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