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 & Antarctic Odyssey

The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is a rare jewel, blessed with huge glaciers, a profusion of wildlife and rich in Antarctic history. From the old whaling station at Grytviken, the burial place of Ernest Shackleton, to the enormous King Penguin rookery at Salisbury Plain, the island provides visitors with an unforgettable Antarctic experience. Combine this with time to explore the natural wonders of the Falklands, the Orkneys, the Shetlands and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula, and you have the essence of this remarkable voyage. Our time in South Georgia will be spent visiting rookeries with literally thousands of King, Macaroni and Rockhopper Penguins. We will continue the voyage to the Antarctic, visiting the South Orkney Islands enroute, and attempting to land on the wild and spectacular Elephant Island. Exploring the western flanks of the Antarctic Peninsula provides a further highlight and, as with our other voyages to Antarctica, we have time for regular shore excursions to walk among the many penguins and seals, and visit the scientific stations.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join group in Santiago or Punta Arenas for flight to Port Stanley, embark ship
DAYS 2/3 Scotia Sea towards South Georgia
DAY 4/8 South Georgia, landings mainly along the northeast coast with visits to Grytviken, the rockhopper penguin colonies, walk Shackleton's Fortuna Bay to Stromness route, and numerous other landings
DAYS 9/10 Continue south through the Scotia Sea
DAY 11 Elephant Island
DAYS 12/15 South Shetlands and exploring the Antarctic Peninsula
DAYS 16/17 Drake Passage
DAY 18 Disembark in Ushuaia where trip concludes

traveller reviews

Marcello, my trek guide at El Chalten was fantastic - just wonderful! knew the Spanish and English name of every plant, lots of history, great at spotting and naming birds, and excellent at setting a steady pace!
Overall, the whole holiday was fantastic. The Aurora organisation, food and leaders were outstanding.

E.J. Golding ACT, Australia

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Duration:  18 days
Activities:  Cruising Kayaking
Next Trip:  02 February 2019
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