Crossing the Antarctic Circle

A 15 day trip to the great white land of Antarctica, which will hopefully take you further south than most people ever reach, with a host of wildlife viewing opportunities on the way.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
15 Days
Price
£8795
When
Feb 2020
Destination
Antarctica
Type
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
15 Days £8795 Feb 2020 Antarctica Small Group Safari
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About this trip

The coldest, driest, and most remote continent on earth, Antarctica will take your breath away. Sail pristine waterways, cruise along in comfortable Zodiacs, and walk on shores where legendary explorers once stood. The Hebridean Sky will transport you in comfort, and your expert expedition team will delight you with stories of penguins and icebergs. 

 

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • See penguins, seals, and whales as you sail through pristine waterways.
  • Test your photography skills and find new ways to capture curious penguins.
  • Be one of the few people to say they have crossed the Antarctic Circle.
  • Enjoy the absolute silence of the wildest continent on earth.

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A 15 day trip to the great white land of Antarctica

From £8795 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Ushuaia

Arrive into Ushuaia and settle in to your hotel for the night. Choose to walk around the town and try the local restaurants, or walk down to the waterfront to take a photo with the famous sign that welcomes you to ‘fin del mundo’ – the end of the earth.

Day 2

Ushuaia - Embark Hebridean Sky

Explore a bit more of Ushuaia before boarding the Hebridean Sky. You’ll have some time to get to know the ship as you meet your fellow passengers and sail out into the beautiful Beagle Channel.

Overnight: M/S Hebridean Sky (B, D)

Days 3-4

Drake Passage

With excitement in the air you will sail across the Drake Passage. Regardless of the seas - which are often notoriously rough - once you get your first glimpse of Antarctica the crossing will suddenly be forgotten. Look out for the wandering albatross, and various other seabirds that will follow your journey to the Peninsula.

Overnight: M/S Hebridean Sky (B, L, D)

Days 5-12

Antarctic Peninsula & Antarctic Circle

As you sail south with the intention of crossing the Antarctic Circle, the landscape becomes wilder and more spectacular. The goal will be to sail into Martha Strait or Marguerite Bay, but will be dependent on ice conditions. As you head north again, you will be able to marvel at the icebergs which resemble sculpted works of art, as well as the colossal tabular icebergs which dwarf the Zodiacs as you sail past them. You’ll of course want to spend some time with the abundance of penguins which call Antarctica home, as they hop and wander across the beaches, sometimes coming right up to you as you sit in awe.

Overnight: M/S Hebridean Sky (B, L, D)

Days 13-14

Drake Passage

As you sail north again across the Antarctic Convergence, you’ll have some time to reflect on the experience, or watch the seabirds swoop around the decks as you get closer to Ushuaia. Enjoy a final dinner and slideshow on board as you sail into the Beagle Channel.

Overnight: M/S Hebridean Sky (B, L, D)

Day 15

Ushuaia

This morning, disembark in Ushuaia after breakfast and head to the airport, or to your hotel if you are staying longer to explore this beautiful town at the end of the earth.

TRIP DETAILS

DATES AND PRICES

This is a small group, set departure on board the Hebridean Sky, a small ship that was completely refitted in spring 2016. Note that all prices are excluding international flights.

Trip date
Feb 10 - Feb 24 2020

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