Andes & Altiplano trek

Overall, it was absolutely fantastic! Javier, our guide, was phenomenal and truly gave a whole new life to the trip. Having previously worked for an outdoors company, I know how much organization and logistical planning goes into each trip, and Javier executed everything perfectly. He knew the terrain, knew the country, was obviously extremely experienced, and had a great attitude towards trekking.

The food in Peru, as well as the entire team (horseman etc) were absolutely fabulous. I looked forward to every single meal!

Carli Siegel | USA
 
 

Antarctic Discovery - In search of whales

A visit to the Antarctic Peninsula offers travellers a unique insight into a world of haunting beauty and rich biodiversity. We set sail from the tip of South America and cross the Drake Passage making our way towards the South Shetland Islands, eagerly await our first glimpses of huge icebergs. The Antarctic Peninsula offers you the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. In the southern summer large ice-free areas provide breeding grounds for very large numbers of seabirds, penguins and seals. We hope to make landings at Cuverville Island, sail down to the beautiful Paradise Bay, and cruise through the narrow and spectacular Lemaire Channel, surrounded by mountains and glaciers which is also a popular passage for several species of whales. In the Antarctic Peninsula Minke whales, and sometimes Orca and Humpback whales can be spotted as well as the ferocious-looking Leopard Seal.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia
DAY 2 Cross Drake Passage
DAY 3 Approach South Shetland Islands
DAYS 4/7 Explore western side of Antarctic Peninsula following a flexible itinerary to include some of the following: Livingston Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island (volcanic crater), Paradise Bay, Lemaire Channel (gigantic icebergs and huge cliffs) together with a host of other islands and scientific bases
DAYS 8/9 Cross Drake Passage to Beagle Channel
DAY 10 Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes

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Trip Code: OAW
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Duration:  10 days
Activities:  Cruising Diving
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Next Trip:  22 March 2019
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price: from USD$5750
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Options & Supplements*
Triple with Porthole US $ 6400
Twin private with Porthole US $ 7050
Twin private with Window US $ 7450
Twin Deluxe US $ 7950
Superior US $ 8600
D Diving Option US $530

*Prices listed are per person

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