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Emblematic Antarctic

Written by Eva Stelzer. Posted in Antarctica, Argentina, Argentina, Trips, World Travel

Emblematic Peninsula

Our 12-day Emblematic Antarctic voyage – in partnership with Ponant Cruises – offers incredible wildlife viewing. Enjoy stops at active scientific or historic bases.

Details in brief

Trip Length 12 days/11 nights with 10 days on board
Start/Finish Buenos Aires/Buenos Aires
Walk Rating Moderate
Included All meals on board the ship
Hotels Luxury stay in Buenos Aires
Price * Call for pricing
Recommended 3 night post tour in Buenos Aires

Our next group departure February 19, 2022

Highlights

  • A transformational travel experience with Eviactive, that explores the earth’s southern most continent.
  • Discover the world and wild life in the true south of glacial icebergs.
  • Understand the importance of respecting the planet that is our home and in preserving the environment.
  • A mesmerizing view of a natural habitat that we rarely glimpse.
  • Watch floating castles of ice glisten in the warmth of the austral sun.
  • Learn from our on-board naturalist guides who will share the culture and life cycle of penguins, seals, and other animals that are part of this unique and exceptional habitat.
  • polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • See the White Continent, realm of the unexpected.
  • On this uninhabited land, which wasn’t explored until the 19th century, your encounters with the wildlife will no doubt be one of the highlights of your experience. The Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds will provide you with cherished lifelong memories.

Day 1: February 19, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is an international city that can be visited on its own for a few days, in combination with travel to other parts of Argentina, or as place to spend a week or two as one would in Paris, London, or New York. With a rich tango culture, opera culture, exceptional museums, exquisite architecture, superb gastronomy, and a lively outdoor cafe life, Buenos Aires is a city of great intrigue and elegance.

Consult our concierge service to plan your Buenos Aires adventure.

Day 2: February 20, 2022 Ushuaia

Embarkation 20/02/2022 from 16h00 to 17h00

Departure 20/02/2022 at 18h00

Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed “El fin del mundo” by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible…

Day 3: February 22 , 2022 Crossing the Drake Passage

Arrival 21/02/2022
Departure 22/02/2022

Use your days spent in the Drake Passage to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. The Expedition Leader will first present the IAATO rules of conduct that must be observed during landings in the region and will explain everything you need to know about the Zodiac® outings. Lectures about the history and wildlife of the Antarctic will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this magical region, where every cruise is a unique experience. From the ship’s bridge, you will experience exceptional sailing moments before joining the naturalist-guides on your ship’s exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage.

Days 4 to 9: February 23, 2022  to February 27, 2022 Antarctic Peninsula
Arrival 23/02/2022

Departure 27/02/2022 Anthonys penquin march

Succumb to the magic of a place unlike any other. To this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, you will find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in subtle shades of blue and white, surrounded by exceptional wildlife. Penguins, humpback whales, seals and giant petrels are at home here, as are elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke whales, and orcas. Depending on which sites you will be lucky enough to visit, you may get the chance to observe them and share with them the beauty of these extreme parts.

Each day, b15317970_10157921690445338_1147909767071236095_nased on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula.  Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge straight into the sea, volcanic beaches, research stations, enchanting bays, and vestiges of the whaling industry: these are the faces of the Antarctic that will likely reveal themselves to you, in a hushed and surreal atmosphere. You will sail in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache and Sir Ernest Shackleton, great Antarctic explorers who, from the 19th century, set out to conquer these remote and uninhabited lands.

Days 10 to February 11, 2022  to March 1, 2022 Crossing the Drake Passage
Arrival 28/02/2022

Departure 01/03/2022

If there is one place, one sea, one waterway dreaded by tourists, researchers and hardened seafarers alike, it is undoubtedly Drake Passage. Situated at the latitude of the infamous Furious Fifties winds, between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands, it is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to

Ushuaia

South America. Seasoned navigators will tell you that you must earn your visit to the White Continent! As the Antarctic convergence zone where cold currents rising up from the South Pole meet warmer equatorial water masses, Drake Passage harbours a very diverse marine fauna. Don’t forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.

Day 12: March 2, 2022 Ushuaia
Arrival 02/03/2022 early morning

Disembarkation 02/03/2022 at 07h00

Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed “El fin del mundo” by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible…

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Included: Overnight in Buenos Aires + round trip flights Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires + transfers in Ushuaia, all meals while on board, 1 nights hotel in Buenos Aires.

PONANT invites you on a

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO. 

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