Cross the Drake Passage and learn about the history and wildlife of Antarctica from the lecturers on board, before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula which boasts magnificent scenery and colonies of Emperor, Adelie and Chinstrap penguins.
Discover magnificent glaciers, cruise through the picturesque channels and breaktaking fjords and observe Humpback and Orca whales as they glide past the ship.
There will be several opportunities to explore this white continent and enjoy close encounters with the abundance of wildlife. Depending on weather and ice conditions, a selection of hikes and other activities on land with the expedition team may be offered.
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Land of the Penguins Expedition Voyage Itinerary
Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)
This voyage begins with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires. There is an optional city tour this afternoon. Spend the evening at leisure.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia
Fly to Buenos Aires this morning and explore Ushuaia before boarding the MS Fram. There is an optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. This evening we cruise through the Beagle Channel en route to the Drake Passage and Antarctica.
Days 3-4 - Drake Passage
Named after Sir Francis Drake this stretch of water betweeen South America and the Antarctic Peninsula has numerous myths and legends connected to it. The extraordinary seaworthiness of MS Fram ensures you a comfortable passage, when there is time to attend educational lectures.
Days 5-11 - Antarctica
Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence you will start feeling the air getting crisper and colder. You will begin to see Antarctic penguins in the water and don't forget to be on the lookout for the first iceberg. There are no permanent human inhabitants but it is home to millions of penguins and the feeding area for thousands of whales. Words simply cannot describe the feeling of being on the Great White Continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew will make all voyages an experience of a lifetime.
Days 12-13 - Drake Passage
As the bow points north we carry unforgettable memories home and are encouraged to review our perception of the Antarctic.
Day 14 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires
After a spectacular voyage with countless impressions, we dock at the world's southernmost town before your transfer to Ushuaia Airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Planned landings will depend on weather and ice conditions, therefore the itinerary is subject to change.