September 27, 2012 | By Collette Peck
Antarctica is the planet’s last untouched continent and you can now experience it from one of the most advanced expedition ships ever built. This 10-day voyage will take you through the Drake Passage, escorted by albatrosses and storm petrels before arriving at the magical white landscape. You will experience the continent in summer with its incredible wildlife including seals, penguins and whales. Departure dates for this itinerary: Nov. 29, Dec. 8, 2012; Jan. 2, Jan. 11, Feb. 13 2013
Day 1 Buenos Aires/Ushuaia Our flight leaves Buenos Aires in the morning which gives us a few hours for leisure in Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world before our voyage departs from the Island of Tierra del Fuego in the afternoon. After the included excursion to Ushuaia National Park, you embark MS Fram from 17:00.
Day 2-3 Drake Passage Named after Sir Francis Drake, this stretch of water between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula has numerous myths and legends connected to it. The extraordinary seaworthiness of MS Fram ensures you a safe and comfortable passage and we encourage you to join our educational lectures en route.
Day 4-7 Antarctica Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence you will start feeling the air getting crisper and colder. You will begin to see Antarctic penguins in the water and don’t forget to be on the lookout for the first iceberg. There are no permanent human inhabitants but it is home to millions of penguins and the feeding area for thousands of whales. Words simply cannot describe the feeling of being on the Great White Continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew will make all voyages an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage.
Day 8-9 Drake Passage As the bow points north you will have time to reflect on your Antarctic experience with its unforgettable sights and sounds.
Day 10 Ushuaia/Buenos Aires After a spectacular voyage with countless impressions, we dock at the world’s southernmost town before transferring you to Ushuaia airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Call us today for more details: Andavo Travel 866-327-7600