Booking for : Classic Antarctica Expeditions

Classic Antarctica Expeditions

Tour Details

Our General Services: Included in the price

09 nights in a premium boat and 01 comfortable hotel
Includes – 10 breakfast, 08 Lunches and 09 Dinners

Expedition Crews and Naturalists
Superb wildlife viewing opportunities – on land and at sea
Enjoy the freedom of Antarctica – enjoy the vast, ice-sculpted, Antarctic wilderness
Join expert naturalist guides – learn about the wildlife and history of the region
Astonishing wildlife – see whales, sea birds and abundance of penguins

Travel Date:

  • Dec:-  12th 2019
  • Jan :- 02nd 2020
  • Feb:-  13th 2020
  • Nov:- 21st 2020

Total Cost = AED 28800/- Only per person in a sharing room (this is a budgeted package in a group of up to 16 people)

*(Tickets & Visa not included)

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Day 01,Ushuaia

Arrive into Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Get transferred to the hotel and stay over-night to get accustomed to our new surroundings before we start our journey
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Day 02,Leisure

After Breakfast mid morning at leisure, Today we will embark on the expedition ship. Embarkation time is set for 4:00 pm. Expedition Leader will give you an expedition overview. Due to ice and weather conditions, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary, Over night in premium boat
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Day 03,Sir Francis Drake

The Drake Passage, Our adventure begins with a 400 mile crossing of the passage that bears the name of the 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake, At some point on the second day we cross the Antarctic Convergence, a meeting of cold polar water flowing north and warmer equatorial water moving in the opposite direction, Overnight in the boat
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Day 04,Drake Passage

The Drake Passage, We continue our sale through the drake passgae and along the way we enjoy the nature in its pristine settings, Over night in the boat
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Day 05,Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula & the South Shetland Islands, A chance to step foot on the Great White Continent!, Over the next four days we will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula, Over night in boat
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Day 06,South Shetland Islands

Antarctic Peninsula & the South Shetland Islands, Enjoy The Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands abound with wildlife activity, Overnight in the boat
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Day 07,Antarctic Peninsula

There is plenty of time to enjoy the sheer beauty and the breathtaking scenery of ice-choked waterways, blue and white icebergs, impressive glaciers and rugged snow-capped mountains. Overnight in boat
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Day 08,Antarctic Peninsula

The Peninsula also has a remarkable history and, during the voyage, we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions, It is the coldest, windiest, iciest and highest of all the major landmasses in the world, the last true wilderness areas left on earth - largely unchanged since the early Explorers and Whalers- overnight in the boat
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Day 09,Drake Passage

Today we leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. Overnight in boat
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Day 10,Drake Passage

Bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by our expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia. Over night in boat
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Day 11,Ushuaia

And so our adventure comes to a close, We'll say our goodbyes as we disembark in Ushuaia in the morning, after breakfast on board the ship

Classic Antarctica Expedition–

An ice-crowned wonder; no place on planet earth compares to this white wilderness of elemental forces: snow, ice, water, rock. It is brilliantly stunning. No visitor comes away without a measure of admiration and enchantment for the surreal remoteness, extreme cold, enormous ice shelves and mountain ranges, and myriad exotic life forms invariably challenge you to embrace life fully. Now as visitors we are able to climb Antarctic peaks or kayak icy waters. But there is nothing quite like the craggy crevasses of a magnificent glacier or the sheer expanse of the polar ice cap. Antarctica is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary species, such as the enormous whales, migrate from afar, while others, including the Weddell seal and emperor penguin, remain close to the continent. Millions of seabirds skim the Southern Ocean, the world’s most abundant, and species such as albatrosses and petrels circle the waters. Antarctica possesses an unnameable quality, call it inspiration, call it grandeur…..it is simply the indescribable feeling of being a small speck in a vast, harshly beautiful land. Our minds soar in a place nearly free of humankind’s imprints: this is pure Magic Enjoy all the itinerary has to offer

Why Book This Trip

We leave Ushuaia and navigate the Beagle Channel, heading south across the Drake Passage and the turbulent waters of the Antarctic Convergence. Ice-capped mountains, crevassed glaciers and endless white expanses herald our arrival in Antarctica. Possible landings include Paradise Harbour, Neko Harbour and Wilhelmina Bay and an opportunity to cruise through the Lemaire Channel. Explore the rich diversity of Antarctic wildlife, including Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap rookeries and enjoy the varied marine life, witnessing seals hauling out on ice floes and a variety of whales such as Humpback, Minke and Orca, following in our wake. There is plenty to discover on this journey to the bottom of the World, no two voyages are the same, so be prepared to be delighted by the unexpected.
  • Superb wildlife viewing opportunities - on land and at sea
  • Enjoy the freedom of Antarctica - enjoy the vast, ice-sculpted, Antarctic wilderness
  • Join expert naturalist guides - learn about the wildlife and history of the region
  • Astonishing wildlife - see whales, sea birds and abundance of penguins

Antarctica

Climate- Polar Temperatures during Antarctic season: Min.: -15°C; Max. 12°C; Average 0°C. Time difference to GMT -3 Plugs- 2 Pin Round

Clothing

Dress on board is informal. Pack comfortable, casual clothing for all activities. Wind and waterproof outer layers are essential, and the most important piece of clothing you will bring is a parka. Beware of tight clothing that leaves no room for trapped air, which is an excellent insulator. Wool, silk and some of the new synthetic fibres, like polar fleece, retain heat better than cotton. Parkas. This will be provided by the ship operator. Please register your size with us before travel and we will arrange for your parka to be available in your cabin on arrival. Gloves. Keeping your hands warm and dry can be a challenge. Thin polypropylene gloves can be worn underneath warm outer gloves. This allows you some protection from the cold when removing your gloves to operate your camera etc. We strongly recommend that you bring more than one pair of gloves, in case one gets wet (or lost). Hat/Cap Warm, woollen hat/cap to protect your ears, as well as a scarf, neck gaiter or other face protection, such as a balaclava. Trousers Water-resistant trousers of coated nylon or, even better, Gore-Tex® are essential for your comfort. They can be worn over your regular clothes to keep you warm and dry. We suggest that you purchase trousers a few sizes larger than you normally wear as you will be wearing them over other clothing. Gore-Tex® or similar fabrics are excellent for keeping out wind and water without trapping excess heat. Rain gear and Gore-Tex® products can be found in any outdoor sport clothing store. In addition to your waterproof trousers, warm ski pants are suggested if you have them. Warm trousers such as jeans, corduroys etc are also good. Socks Warm wool socks worn over a thin pair of silk, polypropylene socks should provide enough warmth and insulation for your feet. Bring several pairs of socks, since you will inevitably get your feet wet. Outer Clothing Woollen, knit or cotton sweaters/tops, polar fleece tops (medium weight), several cotton turtlenecks and T-shirts for layering on and off the ship. Underclothing Thermal underwear is highly recommended as it will keep you warm without adding bulk. Most polar travellers prefer a lightweight version.

Footwear

Complimentary, used waterproof boots will be supplied onboard. However, guests might want to bring their own if they are the following sizes due to the limited quantities onboard: - men's UK size 12 & 13 1/2 - women's UK size below three & seven and above Guests must bring their own if they are: - men's UK size six 1/2 or smaller - men's UK size 13 1/2 or larger - women's UK size two or smaller - women's UK size nine 1/2 or larger These are rubber, waterproof boots that are just below your knees with a strong, ridged non-skid sole. You usually have to step from the Zodiac into icy water up to 30 cm high on most landings. Do not bring heavy, cumbersome boots that make it difficult to walk or boots with metal cleats as they cannot be used for landings. For maximum warmth, wear loose-fitting boots and two pairs of socks. Try out your boots before the voyage. Luggage-15Kg Luggage: On tour One main piece of baggage and daypack. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourself. Please note that a 15kgs luggage weight limit is sporadically enforced on the internal flight to Ushuaia, occasionally charges may be levied against passengers taking luggage in excess of 15kgs.

Equipment

  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Personal toiletries
  • A refilllable water bottle
  • Books/reading material
  • Camera and memory cards (and something to protect the camera when out in the elements)
  • Seasickness remedy
  • Walking poles
  • Personal First Aid
 

Tipping

Local crew

Tipping is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. It is an expression of satisfaction. The suggested amount is USD $10 - 15 per person per day spent on board. Of course, tipping is a personal choice and the suggested amount is set only as a guideline. The money is collected by the Hotel Manager at the end of the voyage and distributed among the crew and Expedition Staff. The Officers choose not to participate in the tipping pool.

International Departure Taxes

Airport Departure Tax - USD $5.00 from Ushuaia, USD $18.00 from Buenos Aires

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more. Lunch- $14 Dinner- $25 Foreign Exchange Recommended Currency For Exchange- A combination of US dollars cash and cards is best. It is advisable to take a minimum of US$200-500 of your total spending money in cash, in mixed denominations (notes should be in good condition). Where To Exchange Banks or Forex offices in major cities. ATM Availability Cash can be drawn on credit or debit cards from ATMs in major cities Credit Card Acceptance- Credit cards are useful and can be used in many places, but may be subject to a service charge. The ship accepts Visa and Mastercard. Travellers Cheques- Travellers Cheques can be difficult to exchange and are not accepted aboard. Transport Information- Expedition, Zodiac

Ship description

At a nimble 105 metres (345 ft) in length, with a capacity to hold 132 guests, the Expedition is an ideal vessel to ply polar waters. The ship is large enough to provide stability, speed, spacious cabins and ample public space, but small enough to manoeuvre in remote areas and get you close to the action. Ship stabilisers ensure a smooth ride in rough waters, such as the infamous Drake Passage, allowing you to enjoy more of your time at sea. A fleet of ten zodiacs allows passengers to get out and actively explore the remote shores of our destinations. The Expedition is a speedy vessel. A top speed of 16 knots means you'll spend less time getting from A to B, and more time to explore your surroundings.

Cabins

The lead-in prices on our website are based on outward facing, category one cabins on the lower deck. Category one cabins are triple or quad share. They are comfortable with a private toilet and shower, and porthole. The Expedition has a number of different cabin categories, ranging from quads, twins and suites - all are outside facing, with two beds (apart from the suites which have queen size beds). Some cabins have larger windows, depending on your cabin grade. We can also offer single occupancy at a supplement which will be subject to availability at the time of booking. A full layout of the deck plan can be found under the Polar Ships section on our website. Your confirmed cabin type will appear on your Booking Confirmation which will be sent on receipt of your deposit payment.

Ship dining

Onboard our expedition ship you'll find a diversity of gourmet international cuisines prepared and catered by professional chefs; all meals are included in the price of your expedition. Dining is casual, tables are unassigned and the dining room is capable of seating the entire passenger compliment at one time. There is always a selection of different meals available, and vegetarians will find plenty of options. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice; please advise us at time of confirmation. Coffee, tea and water are all provided free of charge. All other beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are not included and can be purchased in the dining room, pub or in the lounge.

Visa and Passport Information

All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with us that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.

Additional Info

  • Package Name : Classic Antarctica Expeditions
  • Duration : 11 Days, 10 Nights
  • Availability : 40
  • Price : AED 28800
  • Location : Asia

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