Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia
 
 
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Exploring Antarctica & the Weddell Sea

The Antarctic Peninsula provides a haven for the greatest concentration of wildlife on the continent. We have scheduled three days to explore the deep bays and fjords of the western Antarctic Peninsula. With regular landings on our zodiacs, we walk among the multitude of penguin rookeries and seal colonies in the vicinity of Deception Island, Gerlache Strait, Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel. Nestled amongst ice floes of the northern Weddell Sea is the little known Seymour Island. Locked away in its fossil-rich rocks is the story of the disappearance of the dinosaur and the collapse of the mythical Gondwanaland. There are also ample opportunities to observe the abundant variety of seabirds and sight Humpback and Minke Whales as they surface close to our boat. Our time onshore will also include visits to scientific stations and historic sites.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Punta Arenas overnight at hotel
DAY 2 Fly to King George Island, commence voyage
DAYS 3/5 Explore western side of the 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 6/8 Explore the Weddell Sea with possible landings at Brown Bluff or Paulet Island, Seymour Island and historic Snow Hill Island
DAYS 9/10 Cross Drake Passage
DAY 11 Disembark Ushuaia, trip concludes

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Trip Code: AFN
Trip Grading:
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Cruising Kayaking
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Next Trip:  25 February 2018
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price: USD$9500 Triple Public
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Options & Supplements*
Twin Public US $ 11200
Twin Private US $ 13500
Mini Suite US $ 14500
Captains Suite US $ 15900
K Kayaking US $1050
D Diving Option - price subject to confirmation US $975
O Polar Snorkelling - price subject to confirmation US $600

*Prices listed are per person

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