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Antarctica Classic

  • 11Day(s)
  • Trip Code: GAXVCASX

Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light-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 splendour. 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.

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Day 1 Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Arrival transfer is included. Additional Notes: There will be a welcome desk in the lobby of the start hotel that will provide more specific information on the G Expedition. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Included arrival transfer. Private Vehicle

Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel. Additional Notes: Expedition travel can be full of surprises! While it is our intention of adhere to the itinerary described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On the first day onboard, the Expedition Leader will give an expedition overview outlining what the specific plans are for the trip. Included Activities: Embarkation of the G Expedition Transport: G Expedition G Expedition

Days 3-4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with a 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebe

The G Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic. 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. Begin lectures and information sessions to learn the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region Included Activities: Daily lectures and educational program Transport: G Expedition

Days 5-8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

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 per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Wed

This is what we've all been waiting for - a chance to explore step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 4 days the Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula. Our goal is to attempt two excursions per day while navigating through the area but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions. During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. Included Activities: Zodiac Landings Daily lectures and educational program Daily Briefings and Recaps on board the Expedition Transport: G Expedition

Days 9-10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

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! Included Activities: Daily lectures and educational program Transport: G Expedition

Day 11 Ushuaia (1B)

Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

Disembark the Expedition after breakfast. Additional Notes: Upon completion of the 08:00 disembarkation in Ushuaia, passengers will receive a complimentary transfer to either the airport or a central location where luggage can be stored. For those on morning flights, the 08:00 transfer will bring them directly to Ushuaia airport (USH). The rest of the passengers will be transferred to the luggage storage point and given time to explore the city. These passengers should then return to retrieve their luggage and board a second transfer to Ushuaia airport at 12:30 or 16:30, depending on their flight times. Please note that the transfer times are subject to change according to flight schedules. With the understanding that most will be needing to connect to their International flights in Buenos Aires, you can arrange departure flights from Ushuaia starting form 09:45 onwards. Although if possible, we suggest you consider booking after 11:00 as this will provide additional time to connect. Included Activities: Departure Day

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  • Argentina > Antarctica

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures
  • Physical Demands: You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.

What's included?

  • 9 nights aboard the G Expedition. Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel. Departure transfer from ship to airport in Ushuaia. 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia. Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team. Lectures and educational programs. Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 – 16. Expedition parka. Antarctica destination guidebook.
  • Max 134 on board the G Expedition
  • G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.

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