Antarctica
February 04, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Welcome to the South Pole!

Experience the breath-taking awe of the Southern Ocean as you embark on journey like no other to the most uninhabited continent on the planet.

  • RSVP: Friday, December 06, 2019
  • Final Balance Due: Friday, December 06, 2019
  • Member Fees: $11,499.00
  • Non-Member Fees: $11,499.00
  • Deposit Amount: $2,500.00
  • Single Room Supplement (optional): $6,995.00
ITINERARY
DAY 1, February 04, 2020 | Ushuaia
Ushuaia

Arrive at Ushuaia Airport and transfer to the Cilene del Faro Hotel in the small resort town of Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to be the southernmost city on the planet!

Enjoy a group welcome dinner and acclimate to the region and climate as you prepare for your voyage beginning tomorrow.

DAY 2, February 05, 2020 | Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to spending some free time in Ushuaia prior to transferring to the dock.

Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this small resort town on Tierra del Fuego, nicknamed “The End of the World,” and sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the remainder of the evening on the m/v Hondius.

DAY 3, February 06, 2020 | Drake Passage
Drake Passage

On the first day of your exploration of the Drake Passage, enjoy some of the same experiences encountered by the great polar explorers who first charted these regions: cool salt breezes, rolling seas, maybe even a fin whale spouting up sea spray.

After passing the Antarctic Convergence – Antarctica’s natural boundary, formed when north-flowing cold waters collide with warmer sub-Antarctic seas – you are in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. Not only does the marine life change, the avian life changes too.

Wandering albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars, Wilson’s storm petrels, blue petrels, and Antarctic petrels are a few of the birds you might see.

DAY 4, February 07, 2020 | Drake Passage
Drake Passage

The second day of the Drake Passage experience, some of the birds you may see include wandering albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars, Wilson’s storm petrels, blue petrels, and Antarctic petrels.

DAY 5, February 08, 2020 | Antarctica
Antarctica

During days 5, 6, 7 and 8, you'll see gray stone peaks sketched with snow, towers of broken blue-white ice, and dramatically different wildlife below and above. You first pass the snow-capped Melchior Islands and Schollaert Channel, sailing between Brabant and Anvers Islands.

Sites you may visit include:

Danco Island – Activities here may focus on the gentoo penguins nesting on the island, in addition to the Weddell and crabeater seals that can be found nearby.

Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbour offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks.

Paradise Bay – You may be able to take a Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where there’s a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales.

Port Lockroy – After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you may get a chance to visit the former British research station – now a museum and post office – of Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. You may also be able to partake in activities around Jougla Point, meeting gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags.

There are great opportunities also for kayaking and camping here, and when conditions are right, you can even snowshoe around the shore.

DAY 6, February 09, 2020 | Antarctica
Antarctica

Gray stone peaks sketched with snow, towers of broken blue-white ice, and dramatically different wildlife below and above. You first pass the snow-capped Melchior Islands and Schollaert Channel, sailing between Brabant and Anvers Islands.

Sites you may visit include: Danco Island – Activities here may focus on the gentoo penguins nesting on the island, in addition to the Weddell and crabeater seals that can be found nearby.

Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbour offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks.

Paradise Bay – You may be able to take a Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where there’s a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales.

Port Lockroy – After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you may get a chance to visit the former British research station – now a museum and post office – of Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. You may also be able to partake in activities around Jougla Point, meeting gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags.

There are great opportunities also for kayaking and camping here, and when conditions are right, you can even snowshoe around the shore.

DAY 7, February 10, 2020 | Antarctica
Antarctica

During days 5, 6 and 7, you'll see gray stone peaks sketched with snow, towers of broken blue-white ice, and dramatically different wildlife below and above. You first pass the snow-capped Melchior Islands and Schollaert Channel, sailing between Brabant and Anvers Islands.

Sites you may visit include:

Danco Island – Activities here may focus on the gentoo penguins nesting on the island, in addition to the Weddell and crabeater seals that can be found nearby.

Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbour offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks.

Paradise Bay – You may be able to take a Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where there’s a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales.

Port Lockroy – After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you may get a chance to visit the former British research station – now a museum and post office – of Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. You may also be able to partake in activities around Jougla Point, meeting gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags.

There are great opportunities also for kayaking and camping here, and when conditions are right, you can even snowshoe around the shore.

DAY 8, February 11, 2020 | Antarctica
Antarctica

Gray stone peaks sketched with snow, towers of broken blue-white ice, and dramatically different wildlife below and above. You first pass the snow-capped Melchior Islands and Schollaert Channel, sailing between Brabant and Anvers Islands.

Sites you may visit include:

Danco Island – Activities here may focus on the gentoo penguins nesting on the island, in addition to the Weddell and crabeater seals that can be found nearby.

Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbour offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks.

Paradise Bay – You may be able to take a Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where there’s a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales.

Port Lockroy – After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you may get a chance to visit the former British research station – now a museum and post office – of Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. You may also be able to partake in activities around Jougla Point, meeting gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags.

There are great opportunities also for kayaking and camping here, and when conditions are right, you can even snowshoe around the shore.

DAY 9, February 12, 2020 | Antarctica
Antarctica

The volcanic islands of the South Shetlands are windswept and often cloaked in mist, but they do offer subtle pleasures: There’s a wide variety of flora (mosses, lichens, flowering grasses) and no small amount of fauna (gentoo penguins, chinstrap penguins, southern giant petrels). In Deception Island, the ship plunges through Neptune’s Bellows and into the flooded caldera. Here you find hot springs, an abandoned whaling station, and thousands of cape petrels – along with kelp gulls, brown and south polar skuas, and Antarctic terns. A good hike is a possibility in this fascinating and desolate volcanic landscape.

As an alternative, you may be able to engage in activities near Half Moon Island. Here chinstrap penguins and Weddell seals often haul out onto the beach near Cámara Base, an Argentine scientific research station. Conditions on the Drake Passage determine the exact time of departure.

DAY 10, February 13, 2020 | Antarctica
Antarctica

You’re now crossing the Drake again, as you did earlier in the voyage, but now heading north. You’ll have more opportunities to again view the many birds and animals from the passage south.

DAY 11, February 14, 2020 | Antarctica
Antarctica

Your return voyage is far from lonely. While crossing the Drake, you’re again greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered from the passage south. But they seem a little more familiar to you now, and you to them.

DAY 12, February 15, 2020 | Antarctica
Antarctica

Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. It’s now time to disembark in Ushuaia, but with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

Following disembarkation, transfer to the Cilene del Faro hotel. Following check in, you may further explore Ushuaia, or take an optional tour of HD National Park. Dinner will be at your leisure to enjoy local cuisine.

DAY 13, February 16, 2020 | Ushuaia
Ushuaia

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to departing for the Ushuaia airport and your flights home.

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TRIP DETAILS
AIRFARE
International airfare is not not included. More details coming soon!
INCLUSIONS

The following is included with your registration fee:

  • Hotel accommodations for two (2) nights, February 4, 2020 and February 15, 2020, in Ushuaia, Argentina, based on shared double accommodations
  • 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 11 Dinners, 9 Snacks
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac from m/v Hondius
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff on-board
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes on voyage
  • Roundtrip airport transfers from Ushuaia airport (USH) to hotel, hotel to port, port to hotel, and hotel to airport
  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation in Ushuaia. Due to local regulations, passengers are not allowed to carry their own luggage onto the vessel. There is a luggage pick up point where guests will drop their luggage
  • Pre-scheduled group passenger and luggage transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • Gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard

The following is NOT included with your registration fee:

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements other than those for February 4 and 15 in Ushuaia
  • Government arrival and departure taxes, (if applicable)
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified in itinerary
  • Baggage, cancellation and MANDATORY personal insurance. Medical evacuation and repatriation insurance with a minimum $100,000 coverage will be required. No specific carrier is recommended. Passengers are advised to visit www.insuremytrip.com to compare policies
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges
TERMS & CONDITIONS

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