Antarctica - Peninsula Adventure II 2013
|Tour Dates||20 Dec 2013 - 28 Dec 2013 (9 days)|
|Tour Price (Per Person)||from US$4,950.00 to $8,670.00 * £3,190.00 to £5,580.00 * €3,960.00 to €6,970.00 * ZAR45,290.00 to ZAR79,330.00|
|Spaces Available||Dependant on Ship Capacity|
Sailing in considerable comfort aboard the well-appointed Akademik Sergey Vavilov, we begin this 8-night expedition from Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America. We then chart a course down the historic Beagle Channel before crossing the famous Drake Passage and making our way southwards towards the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, which are situated off its western shores. The abundance of wildlife on this voyage is truly extraordinary and includes five species of seals, massive rookeries of Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguins, and a profusion of seabirds ranging from giant albatrosses to delicate terns and storm petrels. Furthermore, our many excursions off the ship allow us to witness these marvellous spectacles up close and personal, along with unrivalled photographic opportunities!
Some of our intended landings (weather permitting) include Cuverville Island, Wilhelmina Bay or Paradise Harbour, where we hope to encounter colossal icebergs and, of course, seemingly endless ice landscapes stretching to infinity. Hardy adventurers even have the fantastic opportunity to camp out on the ice overnight and share the same unique experience as those intrepid explorers of bygone years who first “conquered” this untamed continent. Our goal, quite simply, is to encompass the greatest diversity of landscapes, experiences and wildlife as possible, including setting foot on the great white continent itself.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the ultimate “White Christmas” in one of the world’s most pristine, wondrous and scenically spectacular settings!
Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
This tour falls within our 7 Continents Promotion, which means that if you register for the promotion you will qualify for a discount off the price of this tour! For further details on this fantastic offer, click on this link.
|Tour Fact Sheet|
Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adelie Penguin, Wandering and Light-mantled Albatross, Snow and Antarctic Petrel, Snowy Sheathbill, outside chance for Emperor Penguin
Humpback & Minke Whale, Orca, Commerson’s Dolphin, Leopard, Crab-eater & Weddell Seal
coastal and pelagic waters, Antarctic Peninsula, pack ice
temperate to subzero, sunny and calm to gale force conditions can be expected
|Max Group Size||according to ship capacity|
|Tour Pace & Walking||
easy pace, mostly undemanding walks
|Accommodation||comfortable expedition cruise ship|
|Ease of Birding||easy|
|Number of Species Expected||50|
spectacular sub-Antarctic scenery, the most remote continent, icebergs and pack ice