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Realm of Penguins & Icebergs (11D)

A remarkable round-trip exploration of the Antarctic realm from Ushuaia with free time in Tierra del Fuego.
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Highlights

  • Explore the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to impressive scenery and abundant wildlife.
  • Partake in active adventure options such as hiking, hill climbing, sea kayaking, and camping ashore.
  • Nearly 20 hours of daylight per day provides ample opportunities to experience excellent wildlife viewing and amazing scenery on shore and zodiac excursions.

Embark on an 11-day Antarctic expedition starting in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. Begin with exploration in Ushuaia, enjoying local attractions and cuisine. On Day 2, board the M/V Sea Spirit, where a series of briefings and scenic views unfold as you cross the Drake Passage. Days 3-9 explore the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, revealing breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and historical sites. Active adventures include hiking, kayaking, and camping, offering an authentic polar experience. The final days involve a return journey across the Drake Passage, and festive onboard activities in celebration of the remarkable discoveries and experiences you’ve had in the Antarctic realm.

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Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arriva in Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to ushuaia, the worlds southernmost city and starting point of our antarctic expedition! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our staff and transferred to a quality hotel, which has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the itinerary. For the rest of the day, you are free to explore this vibrant port city and adventure hub.

For an introduction to local history and wildlife, the interesting museo del fin del mundo is worth a visit. If you have time to spare, a variety of nature activities can be arranged to suit all interests and fitness levels, from hiking in nearby tierra del fuego national park to wildlife viewing in the beagle channel. For dinner, Ushuaia offers a wide range of restaurants featuring patagonian lamb and delectable fuegian seafood.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Welcome aboard!

Days 3-4

Across the Drake Passage

Days 5-8

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9-10

Back across the Drake Passage

Day 11

Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

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