11 Nights Antarctica In Depth from Buenos Aires

$16,695.00 Regular Price
$15,215.00Sale Price

Quite simply, Antarctica defies the imagination. Its many delights are accessible as never before on these voyages, with countless opportunities to satisfy the explorer within.

 

Mountains that have never felt human footfall and an abundance of wildlife greet you as you cruise on the World’s First Discovery Yachts™.

 

Wake up to spectacular scenery and ice-filled channels, spend your days marvelling at the many wonders along the Antarctic Peninsula. Set out exploring via Zodiac, kayak, helicopter and submarine, and immerse yourself in the spectacle. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colours provide unique opportunities for professional and amateur photographers alike, leaving you awestruck with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Latin passion and European Romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary pleasures and parrillas (steakhouses).  

 

Day 2 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

From our hotel, we transfer to the airport and fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the port of Ushuaia, and step aboard your home away from home for the next 12 days – Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht. Departing in the late afternoon, we begin our journey by sailing down the picturesque Beagle Channel.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 3 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Look around and behold the cape petrels flying about the ship, majestic albatross soaring on the wind, and Wilson’s storm petrels skipping along the ocean surface. Our onboard Discovery Team enlightens you about Antarctica and its natural history, bringing the journey to life with their impressive experience and knowledge of the region. Early afternoon on Day 3 we watch for our first icebergs and hope to do our first landing.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Cruise the Drake Passage.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5-10  - Antarctic Peninsula

Voyaging overnight along the Gerlache Strait we arrive at the breath-taking Antarctica Peninsula, a land as vast as it is magical. We set out on Zodiacs, kayaks, helicopters or submarine, and venture to penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations, and cruise around majestic icebergs. Discover secluded bays via kayak, plunge below the surface to underwater kingdoms by submarine, and circle above incredible inland vistas in a helicopter. Keep your eyes peeled for leopard seals snacking among the icebergs, and later, step ashore for moments you’ll never forget.

 

Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.

 

Discovery: You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise around ice formations on Zodiacs, step onshore to view vast penguin rookeries and seals, kayak around icebergs listening for the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.

 

Your expert captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs with the chance to visit a working scientific base, where you can discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11 - At Sea

Soak in the incredible array of Antarctic experiences you’ve had as we head north across the Drake Passage. Luxuriate on board as you observe seabirds and aquatic life, capture once-in-a-lifetime photos, and share in the knowledge of our world leading Discovery Team.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12 - At Sea

A day at sea.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

Relax as we cruise along the Beagle Channel in the early morning. We disembark after breakfast for our flight back to Buenos Aires.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

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