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16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Make one of the most thrilling adventures on earth — a crossing of the Drake Passage to the ethereal world of Antarctica. Journey past majestic mountains, deeply crevassed glaciers and massive icebergs, as naturalists illuminate the wildlife and the nutrient-rich waters that sustain this environment.


Highlights

• On Zodiac excursions, come ashore on Antarctica and experience close encounters with penguins and seals.
• North of the Antarctic Circle, voyage through icy waters home to many humpback whales.
• Follow the course set by Captain James Cook in 1773 as you cross the Drake Passage and search for albatross and petrels along the way.

Program Notes

The Feb 18, 2015 date is 3 nights longer than the March 2 date and crosses the Polar Circle.
Please see Program Details section on all dates to see itinerary differences.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Descending and ascending a steep stairway to board Zodiacs; climbing in and out of Zodiacs; wet landings ashore; walking on rough, unpaved terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Ushuaia, 1 night; embark M/S Expedition, 11 nights (ports of call include Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Beagle Channel); disembark Ushuaia, departure.

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13 nights of accommodations
38 meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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4.8
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