Everest High Passes Trek

We are safely back in the UK after the trip of a lifetime.
The experience for all of us was so powerful, we think it will take quite a while for us to understand what happened and digest it all.

David Powell | United Kingdom
 
 

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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Duration:  10 days
Activities:  Cruising Diving
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Next Trip:  19 March 2018
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Twin with porthole US $ 7050
Twin with window US $ 7450
Twin Deluxe US $ 7850
Superior US $ 8600
Triple with porthole US $ 6150
D Diving Option US $530

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