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 and Antarctica Adventure

Spend Christmas and New Years exploring one of the world's most spectacular regions! The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is a remote but extraodinarily beautiful outpost located in the Scotia Sea. Blessed with huge glaciers, a profusion of wildlife and rich in Antarctic history the island offers visitors a unique insight into this rarely visited part of the world. 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. In the Falklands we hope to visit New & Westpoint Islands. Our time in South Georgia will be spent visiting rookeries with literally thousands of King, Macaroni and Rockhopper Penguins. Exploring the western flanks of the Antarctic Peninsula provides a further highlight before we recross the fabled Drake Passage to arrive in Ushuaia

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Ushuaia overnight hotel
DAY 2 Embark ship and set sail down the Drake Passage
DAY 3 At sea, journey north
DAYS 4/6 In Falkland Islands
DAYS 7/8 Cross the Antarctic Convergence
DAYS 9/11 Explore South Georgia
DAY 12/13 At sea
DAY 14 Elephant Island & South Shetlands
DAYS 15/17 Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
DAYS 18/19 Drake Passage
DAY 20 Disembark In Ushuaia where the trip concludes

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Next Trip:  17 December 2017
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