Accommodation in Ushuaia not included - contact us for recommendations
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Sail into a frozen land of wild seas, unscalable mountains and perpetual twilight on this 11 day cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, at the edge of the earth's last great wildernessHighlights
Set off by Russian Icebreaker to the legendary white continent Cross the Drake Passage, see dolphins, whales and seabirds See the vast ice wall of the Antarctic Continent rise up Camp out on the ice and feel like an Antarctic explorer Be entertained by a thousand-strong cast of comic penguins Visit Antarctica's classic landings such as Paradise Harbour Explore in small groups by Zodiac and on shore Opportunity to sea kayak, for those with experience Extend your adventure and combine with PatagoniaIs this trip for me?
This is an exciting 11-day cruise exploring the remote icescapes and wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula aboard the Russian Icebreaker, Akademik Ioffe. The cruise starts and ends in the Argentine city of Ushuaia. As well as a bar, fitness room, Wellness Centre and Infirmary, the ship is equipped with a strengthened hull and inbuilt stabilizers for a comfortable and safe journey. That said, The Drake Passage can be very rough and motion sickness is a possibility. To avoid this, it's a good idea to visit your doctor for sea-sickness medication before you leave. You must have comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for medical costs, hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation. A visa is not required for Antarctica, but you may need one for Argentina and possibly Chile if you are flying via Santiago. Please check with us or the relevant consular authorities before travelling. While we will make every effort to follow the itinerary outlined here, modifications may be necessary due to weather, political, ice or other conditions. All passengers will be required to fill in a participation form before leaving home. These voyages are intended for persons in reasonably good health. You should be comfortable travelling in remote areas and be happy on both large and small boats. To extend your adventure to the end of the world, Antarctica combines very well with Patagonia and some voyages start and end in Punta Arenas which makes it even easier to include both these legendary destinations. If the dates do not work out for the Peninsula Adventure contact us there are other trips that follow a similar route. Contact us with any suitability questions or to request a trip Fact Sheet on any of our Antarctic adventures, some of which are not shown here