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Antarctica: In search of the Emperor penguin

15 days from £6,958pp

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Antarctica: In search of the Emperor penguin

15 days from £6,958pp
 

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Rather than just taking a cruise along oft-sailed routes, be part of a real expedition voyage. As a passenger on the sturdy ice-strengthened European cruise ship Ortelius, travel beyond the Antarctic Peninsula towards the Weddell Sea. An Emperor penguin rookery lies south of Snow Hill Island within the Weddell Sea off the peninsula’s east coast.

Ice conditions have prevented access to the Emperor Penguin rookery for the last few seasons, but the beauty and emptiness of the relatively unvisited Weddell Sea, with its striking tabular icebergs and abundant wildlife make this a memorable expedition. If the ship doesn't make it as far as Snow Hill island, it will position itself on the edge of the ice to try and spot lone Emperors - the largest and most striking of all the penguin species - heading out to open water, and there may be trips by helicopter to search for individual birds.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel in Recoleta.

Day 2

Guided walking tour of Recoleta and Retiro.

Day 3

Fly to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, transfer to your hotel.

Day 4

Transfer to the port to embark MV Ortelius and set sail.

Days 5-6

At sea en route to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Days 7-10

Reach the Weddell Sea, search for Emperor penguins.

Day 11

Visit Half-moon and Deception islands.

Days 12-13

At sea en route to Ushuaia.

Day 14

Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to airport for flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 15

Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Buenos Aires
Places visited

Buenos Aires


 
Antarctica
Thing to do

Expedition cruising in Antarctica


 
Buenos Aires Grand Hotel
Accommodation

Recoleta Grand


 

For advice on travelling to Antarctica

Speak to an expert on 020 8747 8315 or enquire online

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