Wildlife in a Frozen Wonderland: The Antarctic Peninsula

Call “Land Ho!” as the glaciers of Antarctica rise out of the distance and step into in the other-worldly landscapes and spectacular wildlife for the ultimate learning adventure.
Program No. 23018RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

Conquer the Drake Passage, sailing from the tip of South America to a frozen wonderland with no permanent human population. Watch mountains and ice shelves rise out of the Antarctic Ocean towards the sky as the sun unveils the final continent discovered by human beings. Aboard a modern expedition ship, discover the Antarctic beauty by Zodiac and foot. Join seasoned naturalists, biologists and historians on a thrilling learning adventure to Earth’s frozen desert, stepping onto the northern islands and bays of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Activity Level
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Walking up to two miles at a time over varied terrain including hills, mud, gravel, and ice. Most embarkations and disembarkations will be via Zodiacs requiring the ascent and descent of steep stairs between the Zodiacs and the ship. Zodiac landings will generally entail disembarking onto wet surfaces which may be slippery. Wind and choppy water may result in more turbulent Zodiac transfers.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ride in Zodiacs to step foot on the Antarctic continent and visit penguin rookeries, research stations and awe-inspiring lookouts.
  • See and learn about the adaptations that allow wildlife — seals, whales, penguins and more — to thrive in the frozen Antarctic.
  • Marvel at the dramatic landscapes of Tierra del Fuego with local experts, as mountain peaks reach towards the sky and glaciers calve into the ocean.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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