Antarctica Classic
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Decmber 12-21, 2017

Overview:

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendor. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Set foot on Antarctica—the world’s least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, opt to brave the chill of a polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers.

Brief Itinerary:

December 12, 2017 – December 21, 2017

Day 01: Dec 12, 2107 – Ushuaia
Day 02: Dec 13, 2017 – Ushuaia / Drake Passage
Day 03 & 04 Dec 14 & 15, 2017 – Drake Passage / South Shetland Islands
Day 05 -08: Dec 16 -19, 2017 – South Shetlands / Antarctic Peninsula
Day 09 & 10: Dec 20 & 21, 2017 – Drake Passage / Ushuaia
Day 11: Dec 21 – Ushuaia

Interested in more information? Please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

Antarctica Classic
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Decmber 12-21, 2017

Day-By-Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Ushuaia / Overnight Albatros Hotel (or similar)
Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city.

Day 02: Ushuaia / Embarkation / Cruising through the Beagle Channel
Enjoy a free morning and early afternoon in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, take an optional excursion and enjoy lunch, or explore the town and surrounding countryside on your own. Embarkation on begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Day 03 – 04: Cruising the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands
The adventure begins with an 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honor of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. As the Expedition crosses the passage there will be time to become acquainted with the ship and frequent the common areas that include the lounge, dining hall, library and lecture hall where we meet our guides, ship’s crew and expedition staff. Spend time out on deck and keep an eye out for sea birds and whales that live in these fertile waters. Wandering, Black-browed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Prion’s and Cap Petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may follow the Expedition on the journey towards Antarctica. Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.

Day 05 – 08: South Shetland Islands / Antarctic Peninsula
Over the next 4 days the Captain will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings via zodiac per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. Dare to be part of a polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of the Antarctic! During the voyage learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. Each evening learn about the current location and landing site specifics as well as recaps and briefings of each days adventure.

Day 09 – 10: Drake Passage to Ushuaia
Leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. In between bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by the expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia. Remember, the best way to experience the wildlife of the Drake Passage is to be on deck keeping a look out for Albatross, Prions, and Whales!

Day 11: Ushuaia & Disembark the Expedition
This morning, disembark in Ushuaia. Transfer to either the airport or a central location where luggage can be stored if you choose to extend your trip. Contact Expedition Easy for extension options to this trip.

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Antarctica Classic
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Decmber 12-21, 2017

Rates:

December 12, 2017 – December 21, 2017

Rates starting at approx. $6,499 per person

Rates are approximate until the time of booking. Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

Included:

– 9 nights aboard the Expedition 
- 1 night hotel in Ushuaia 
- Arrival and departure transfers
– 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
– Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team 
- Lectures and educational programs 
- Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 – 16 
- Expedition parka

Not Included:

– All international and domestic airfares; any airport arrival and departure taxes
– Passport and visa fees
– Individual airport transfers, meals and baggage handling outside the group travel itinerary
– Mandatory travel insurance (including medical, medical evacuation and accident)
– Excess baggage charges
– Personal items such as laundry, any alcoholic beverages or bar charges (unless specified above)
– Wi-Fi/email, telephone, fax calls
– Gratuities
– Optional activities
– Departure tax of $18.00 from Buenos Aires
– Departure tax of $5.00 from Ushuaia

Deposit & Payments

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Expedition Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

Reservations

To reserve space on a trip on the Expedition Easy website, please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

December 12, 2017 - December 21, 2017
Other departures available in 2017 & 2018, please contact Expedition Easy for preferred dates of travel