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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Antarctica Land of Extremes

A luxury expedition voyage from Ushuaia through the famous Drake Passage to the breathtaking Antarctic Peninsula, with expert guides and the opportunity to get up close to wildlife on zodiac landings. Includes return flights from the UK and charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • King Penguins
  • Le Boreal in Antarctica
  • Summer Night in Antarctica
  • Chinstrap Pengiuns

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Join your luxurious expedition ship and embark on an unforgettable voyage to the White Continent. Discover snow-capped mountains, spectacular icebergs and an abundance of wildlife.

Cross the famous Drake Passage to Antarctica and enjoy a series of zodiac landings led by an expedition team of naturalist guides. Explore Paradise Bay, home to an abundance of wildlife, including seals, orcas and sea birds and visit Port Lockroy on the picturesque island of Goudier.

See the largest colony of Chinstrap Penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula on Deception Island and discover Half Moon Island in the heart of the remote South Shetland archipelago, before cruising the Weddell Sea and returning to Ushuaia.

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Antarctica Land of Extremes Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)

Fly from the UK to Buenos Aires and take a charter flight to Ushuaia where you'll embark your luxurious expedition ship. Ushuaia is regarded as the world's southern-most city and the capital of Tierra del Fuego. It is surrounded by mountains and the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which is rich in flora and fauna - beavers, albatross and penguins.

Days 2-3 - At Sea

To reach the magnificent White Continent we cross the famous Drake Passage named afer the famous explorer, Sir Frances Drake, who sailed in these waters in 1578. We then traverse the Polar Front which marks the area where waters from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans meet.

Day 4 - Neko (Antarctica) - Paradise Bay (Antarctica)

At the end of Andvord Bay is a truly heavenly spot at the foot of a vast glacier; Neko Bay is without doubt one of most beautiful sites on the Antarctic Peninsula. It was discovered by the Belgian explorer Gerlache, during his Antarctic expedition from 1897. Mountains, snow, ice and nature in the wild combine to offer a unique landscape. The wildlife here is as abundant as it is exceptional, with gulls, Cape petrels and cormorants, as well as sea mammals such as seals, orcas and whales. Zodiac excursions bring you into the closest contact with the icebergs, or take you into the heart of the penguin colonies, or to observe a sea elephant lounging on the shore as the Antarctic terns wheel about overhead.

Day 5 - Pleneau Island (Antarctica) - Port Charcot (Antarctica)

South of the Lemaire Channel, Pleneau Island is the site of a large colony of gentoo penguins. We may be lucky enough to spot leopard seals, which hunt the gentoo.

Day 6 - Port Lockroy (Antarctica)

Port Lockroy on the small island of Goudier was discovered by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot in 1903. Today, it is home to the United Kingdom Heritage Trust Station, an area surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and one of the most visited destinations in the Antarctic.

Day 7 - Deception Island (Antarctica)

Deception Island is nestled at the heart of the South Shetland Islands. Landing by zodiac, we will see the largest colony of Chinstrap Penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula. The island is volcanic and has an interesting flooded caldera which opens to the sea.

Day 8 - Cruising the Weddell Sea

See fur seals, penguin colonies, wandering albatross and giant petrels as you cruise the Weddell Sea.

Days 9-10 - At Sea

Relax and enjoy the luxurious facilities on board as we cross Drake Passage to Ushuaia.

Day 11 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - UK

Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires, and onward flight to the UK.

Due to the exceptional nature of this itinerary, the ports of call listed are only a guide. The final route will be confirmed by the captain. His decision will be based on advice from expert pilots who are present on board during the cruise. Zodiac landings depend on the weather conditions, ice and wind.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board expedition cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and charter flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Zodiac landings, moderate walks and active hikes accompanied by an expedition team
  • French/English speaking guest speakers
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, selection of wines served with meals.
  • Open bar serving unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • The use of a parka for shore visits
  • Port charges

Price Does Not Include

  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
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