Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina. Welcome dinner. Overnight in a hotel.
We will board the Sea Adventurer and set sail down the Beagle Channel.
We will cross the Drake Passage.
On the afternoon of day 4, we will stop at Deception Island’s volcanic crater for a hike.
We will stop at Neko Harbour, on Andvord Bay, for a hiking and skiing tour. We will visit a small colony of Gentoo penguins.
We will stop at the Anvers and Wenke Islands for another ski touring day. In Port Lockroy, we will visit a scientific base, a museum, and a large Gentoo and Adeline penguin colony.
We will stop at Ronge Island to visit Mount Britannia and a penguin rookery at Georges Point.
Ski and trekking day in Paradise Bay. We will visit another penguin colony and the Almirante Brown Station, the Argentine Antarctic base and scientific research station.
We will sail across the Lemaire Channel and reach the Mount Scott, Mount Demaria and Mount Mill peaks for great skiing descents. Visit to the Ukrainian Vernadsky Research Base. Killer whale and leopard seal sightings.
New ski descents and exploration in Charlotte Bay. In the evening, we will begin sailing north.
We will cross the Drake Passage heading north, passing Cape Horn, the southernmost Chilean island, where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
1 night in a hotel in Ushuaia and 11 nights boarded on the Sea Adventurer expedition ship
The weather in Antarctica is extremely unpredictable. Heavy rainfall is unusual but strong winds are common. The average temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula during the summer months range from approximately -10°C to 5°C.
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