Antarctica

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Day 1

Overnight Flight:
Begin your adventure with an overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Tour Begins:
Arrive this morning in Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America" and home of the tango. Enjoy a Portenos tour, viewing the Teatro Colon opera house; Avenida 9 de Julio honouring Argentinean independence; the Recoleta Cemetery, where "Evita" rests in her tomb; the Presidential Palace, the Casa Rosada; and the San Telmo barrio lined with cobblestone streets. Before dinner, meet your fellow travellers at a welcome reception.

Accommodation:
Hotel Panamericano

Meal Plan:
Dinner

Buenos Aires:
Today is at leisure to experience this lively city. Browse the boutiques of Calle Florida or visit one of the many renowned art museums. Or perhaps you'll choose to cross the Argentine Pampas to experience the culture of Argentina's gauchos at a typical estancia and enjoy a hearty asado lunch - a typical Argentine barbeque.

Accommodation:
Hotel Panamericano

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia:
This morning you fly to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, situated on the Patagonian peninsula overlooking the historic Beagle Channel. Explore the "Land of Fire" at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Walk the shores of Roca Lake and see evidence of the settlements of the now-extinct Yamana indigenous people, and visit Lapataia Bay where the Panamerican Highway ends.

Accommodation:
Alto Andino Hotel

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

Ushuaia - Embark Ship:
The morning is yours to enjoy free time in this famous port town before boarding the state-of-the-art MS Fram expedition vessel.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

The Drake Passage:
Cruise south through the fabled Drake Passage, named for the legendary Sir Francis Drake. Warmer waters of the north meet the colder, denser waters of the south here in the Antarctic Convergence, making the area rich in marine life. Spot whales and sea birds as you begin this voyage of exploration. Experts provide presentations on history, biology and geology throughout your adventure.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Drake Passage - Antarctica:
Arrive in Antarctica - the last great wilderness stretching across ice-covered desert and mountains for over five million square miles. The ethereal beauty and immense scale of the continent is like nowhere else on the planet. Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers...the privilege of witnessing this fragile, remote environment is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Antarctica:
The next seven days are filled with discovery! Weather conditions determine each sailing's final itinerary. Regardless, adventure awaits. First, cruise through the astounding, glacier-lined Lemaire Channel - "Kodak Gap" - and enter the majestic Neumayer Channel with its imposing cliffs. Humpback, killer and minke whales - and icebergs - are common sights. PolarCirkel (rugged excursion) boats take you to incredible locations along the Antarctic Peninsula, which could include: Half Moon Island, a small island in the South Shetland chain boasting mountainous views and a nesting place for chinstrap penguins, kelp gulls and Antarctic tern.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Antarctica:
Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include: Whalers Bay, Deception Island, featuring an active volcanic caldera. Zodiac into Whalers Bay where ruins from a 20th-century whaling station rest ashore. The black volcanic sand and waters upon the beach are warmed by geothermal vents.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Antarctica:
Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include: Neko, part of the Antarctic mainland nestled in the fjord-like Andvord Bay, where penguins plus elephant and weddel seals are often spotted. Antarctic Sound & Brown Bluff. Hear the tale of the 1903 Swedish polar expedition which met its fate here at "Iceberg Alley." At Brown Bluff you may have the chance to stroll the beach with the cute adelie penguins.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Antarctica:
Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include: Port Lockroy, a on Goudier Island and former British base, hosting cormorants and surrounded by glaciers and ice shelves. Here you can mail home a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp! Wilhelmina Bay, where mountains and high glaciers create dramatic scenery. View the 1915 wreck of the Norwegian ship, Guvernoren.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Antarctica:
Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include: Yankee, on the South Shetland Islands, was once the base of operations for early sealers. Today it still provides a natural safe haven for sailors and explorers like you who come to see the large colony of Gentoo penguins.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Antarctica:
Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include: Cuverville Island, sitting on the scenic Errera Channel, offers up excitement before you even make landfall. Embark upon a thrilling passage through the channel amid dramatic icebergs. Once on shore you will be surrounded by throngs of nesting penguins. Almirante Brown Research Station in Paradise, where gentoo and chinstrap penguins nest.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Antarctica:
Continue your visits by PolarCirkel boats to locations which could include: Petermann Island's location on the picturesque Penola Strait makes it a great place to spot icebergs and whales. Marvel at spectacular views across the channel to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Antarctica - The Drake Passage:
Leave Antarctica, crossing the southern waters of the Drake Passage. Participate in engaging lectures on Antarctica's wonders.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and lunch.

The Drake Passage:
Spend another day crossing Drake Passage. Enjoy many interesting discussions that reflect on the unforgettable images and experiences of this amazing continent.

Accommodation:
Hurtigruten

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Drake Passage - Ushuaia, Argentina - Disembark Ship - Buenos Aires:
Disembark the ship in Ushuaia, transfer to the airport and return to Buenos Aires. This evening, celebrate the end of your journey as you enjoy a dinner featuring Argentine favorites and a tango performance! Admire the passion and artistry of the show, meet the dancers and even try some steps of your own.

Accommodation:
Hotel Panamericano

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

Buenos Aires - Tour Ends:
Board your overnight flight to return home.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast