Getting on/off a motorcoach several times during field trip. Walking short distances; boardwalk, unpaved ground.
At the hotel, choose what you like from the breakfast buffet that includes coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
After checking out of the hotel, we will board a motorcoach for an expert-led field trip to Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego — Tierra del Fuego National Park — approximately 7.5 miles west of Ushuaia. This was Argentina’s first shoreline park. Native forests of lengas, coihues, ñires, canelos, and mossy foliage are home to guanacos, foxes, and muskrats. Short trails follow the southern edges of the park, providing scenic views of the Ensenada and Lapataia Bays, and the famous Beagle Channel. Sea birds are abundant along the coast and include albatross, terns, geese, ducks, and gulls. Also be on the lookout for condors, Magellanic woodpeckers, and Austral conures. A 5-mile trail that leads west from Bahia Ensenada passes through an area of archaeological importance with grass covered shell mounds left by the Yamaná (a.k.a. Yahgan) inhabitants hundreds of years ago.
In a local restaurant, we will order from a select menu with choice of a main course and dessert plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Next, we will transfer to the port and board the Ocean Atlantic for 9 nights. After completing boarding procedures and getting your cabin, take some time to start becoming familiar with the ship. There will be a mandatory passenger briefing and safety drill before departure.
In the dining room aboard ship, there is one open seating our for our la carte dinner with coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase. Road Scholars are invited to sit together as a group on our first night out. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, we will always have three meals a day. Hours of operation will be posted around the ship, as they are subject to change based on the activities planned for each day.
At leisure. Continue getting to know the ship and your fellow Road Scholars.