Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW
 
 

Antarctic Peninsula

Cast off your anchor and explore the incredible beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. We cruise from the tip of South America and cross the famed Drake Passage. Accompanied by expert naturalists we spot albatross gliding gracefully over the southern ocean as we eagerly await our first sight of land. The Antarctic Peninsula offers dramatic scenery and an immense variety of wildlife, a veritable hotbed of activity waiting to be discovered. In the southern summer large ice-free areas provide breeding grounds for large numbers of seabirds, penguins and seals. From King George Island and Penguin Island we will sail down to the beautiful Paradise Bay, where we make our first landing on the Antarctic mainland. The narrow and spectacular Lemaire Channel is surrounded by mountains and glaciers and 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 Seals. We will return to Ushuaia renewed, with a fresh perspective on the world and a deep seated appreciation for its wonders.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia
DAY 2 Cross Drake Passage
DAY 3 Approach South Shetland Islands
DAYS 4/8 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 9/10 Cross Drake Passage
DAY 11 Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes

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Trip Code: ODS
Trip Grading:
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Cruising Kayaking
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Next Trip:  09 January 2018
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price: USD$7950 Quadruple
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Twin with window US $ 10250
Superior US $ 11850
Twin Deluxe US $ 10850
CP Camping US $180
K Kayaking Option US $465

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