Costa Rica Traverse

I don't think my feet have touched the ground since I've returned from Costa Rica so any relaxation achieved on the trip is rapidly disappearing sadly. However, just a quick note to say that it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seemless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain. I was going to go on a Patagonia trek but delighted that I was advised to do this trip - it really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy. Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

L Chambers | UK
 
 

South Georgia, Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula on Plancius

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 14/17 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 18/19 Drake Passage
DAY 20 In Ushuaia, trip concludes

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