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Uncharted Antarctica: East and West Peninsula

From £6475 for 14 days
Trip Overview

Discover what it means to be a true Antarctic explorer on a 14-day expedition to wild western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. This voyage gives you the best of both sides of the Peninsula – the wildlife-filled, ice-packed channels and explorer-history of the west, and the rugged remoteness of a vast wilderness found through an expedition through the Antarctic Sound. It’s here that huge tabular icebergs dominate the view and a true sense of isolation and the landscape’s purity can be found on Paulet Island, the Danger Islands and the Eagle Group. It’s here that Shackleton and his crew fought for survival, but you’ll be in the much more comfortable surrounds of the state-of-the-art Ocean Endeavour. Sail through sweeping landscapes and channels navigated only a few times per year in search of a feeling for exploration found few other places on earth, before returning to the more familiar but no less thrilling shore of the western coastline. For the more adventurous traveller this is a rare opportunity to see Antarctica’s wildest side.

Essential Info
Starts: Ushuaia
Ends: Ushuaia - Disembarkation Day
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Polar
Trip Code: IGQMAW
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Antarctica, Argentina
What's Included

Meals

13 Breakfasts included
11 Lunches included
12 Dinners included

Transport

Expedition cruise ship,zodiac

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (1 night),Expedition Cruis Ship (12 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Cross Antarctic Sound on your way to the Antarctic Peninsula’s remote and rugged east side, a sweeping landscape full of huge icebergs, and islands famous for their enormous penguin colonies, exploration history and geological features.

•   Towering icebergs, blue glaciers, rugged islands, white mountains, abundant and curious wildlife – the western side of Antarctica is a lifechanging destination in itself.

•   Encounter Antarctica’s incredible wildlife – Adelie and gentoo penguins, leopard seals, sea birds, whales – your expedition crew will curate your adventure to ensure you’ve got the best chance of multiple sightings.

•   Zodiac excursions open up exploration opportunities on both sides of the Peninsula – from the Dangers Isles to Paradise Harbour – and the shores of the South Shetland Islands. Get on board with a number of trips scheduled during your Antarctic expedition.

•   You won’t spend sea days between Ushuaia and Antarctica in your cabin. Get insider info with a series of presentations from expert guides, as well as an expedition vessel decked out with all the mod cons.

Where you'll be staying

Ocean Endeavour

The largest in our fleet, the Ocean Endeavour offers an unmatched sense of space.  She has plenty of outdoor space on the expansive decks to watch the magnificent scenery go by.  Spacious lounge and bar areas for relaxing with a drink or chatting to fellow travellers.  This ship allows you to be part of it all, or to enjoy Antarctica in quiet solitude.  There are a variety of cabins to choose from offering something for those on a budget, a great value option for solo travellers, and for those who like the finer things; there is something for everyone.

Endeavour is also the only polar expedition ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness, and offers a contemporary approach to cuisine and newly-designed health and fitness features. Facilities include a spa serviced by organic spa provider VOYA, His & Hers saunas, a salt water pool, a gym, and a juice and smoothie bar. Complimentary activities include yoga and stretching classes, an exclusive Polar Photography program, the Scientists in Residence program, and more adventure activities than any other vessel.

 

 

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Dates & Availability
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Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£7,415pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY2(TripleInterior)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£12,885pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY9(JuniorSuite)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£13,655pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY10(Owner’sSuite)' room type
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£14,680pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY5A(SingleWindow)' room type
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£11,710pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY1(SingleInterior)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£6,475pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY3(TwinInterior)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£9,135pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY4(TwinPorthole)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£13,275pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY4A(SinglePorthole)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Nov 2022
Returning: 13th Dec 2022
£10,070pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY5(TwinWindow)' room type
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to the port city of Ushuaia for the start of your Antarctic adventure. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel and settle in before meeting your fellow travellers. If you’re arriving earlier there are plenty of activities to choose from. Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park on a full day’s adventure, tackle part of the Martial Mountains for a memorable view over the Beagle Channel, or perhaps just a walk around town and enjoy the cafe scene. Tonight’s all about introductions, and what better place to do it than to try a traditional asado – an Argentinean-style barbecue.
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