WWF Escape to the Andes

We visited the Andean school which was built by World Expeditions and presented the children with books, pens, pencils etc which some of us had brought from Australia. The extra weight was worthwhile when we saw the expressions on the children’s faces. I could never imagine children in Australia smiling so broadly at being given an exercise book and pen!

Jean Hampson | Queensland, Australia
 
 

South Atlantic Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula

This voyage cruises to the Falkland Islands, where on the western side of the archipelago, we will discover Black-Browed Albatross sharing their colony with sturdy Rockhopper Penguins, and Port Stanley - the capital of the Falklands. We then cruise to South Georgia, a region boasting a huge diversity of mammals, whales and birds. The island comprises of a series of harbours that once sheltered large fleets of whaling ships. In South Georgia we plan to visit Stromness Bay, the King Penguin colonies on Salisbury Plain, Grytviken (Whaling History Museum) as well as Shackleton's grave. Combine this with the natural wonders of the South Orkney Islands and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula, and you have the makings of a truly memorable voyage. Exploring the western flanks of the Antarctic Peninsula provides a further highlight to our trip, with regular shore excursions to stretch your legs while enjoying the wildlife and visiting the scientific stations.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia
DAY 2 At sea, journey north
DAYS 3/4 In Falkland Islands
DAYS 5/6 Cross the Antarctic Convergence
DAYS 7/10 Explore South Georgia, including Bay of Elsehul, Fortuna Bay, Grytviken
DAY 11 At sea
DAY 12 Ocadas station, South Orkney Islands
DAY 13 At sea
DAYS 14/16 Weddell Sea and through the Antarctic Sound to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. We will follow a flexible itinerary with planned visits to Paulet, Half Moon, Cuverville and Deception Islands and aim to land on the Antarctic continent at Brown Bluff
DAYS 17/18 Drake Passage
DAY 19 In Ushuaia, trip concludes

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