Cookies

At Journey Latin America we use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Find out more


My Enquiry is for
*
Contact details
*
*
*
*
Enquiry
*
*

Antarctica: In search of the Emperor penguin

15 days from £9,896pp

Dates & Prices Get in touch

Antarctica: In search of the Emperor penguin

15 days from £9,896pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip

 

Private Journey

 

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.

Visit Us

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.

View itinerary details

Included in this holiday

Buenos Aires
Places visited

 
Antarctica
Things to do

 
Buenos Aires Grand Hotel
Accommodation

 

Start planning your trip

Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our travel experts all have first-hand experience, which they are excited to share with you.

96% of our clients rated their experience with us as Good or Excellent.

Other holidays you may be interested in

View all holidays
Seals in Antarctic

Antarctic Peninsula: Fly and cruise

Private journey

14 days from £13,620pp

King penguins

Antarctica Wildlife: Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Private journey

24 days from £12,039pp

Icebergs in Antarctica

Antarctica: Ross Sea and the Far Side

Private journey

35 days from £17,321pp

Albatrosses

Signature Antarctica: Highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

Private journey

14 days from £8,282pp

Tailor-made holiday

Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 36 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

96% of our clients rated their experience with us as Good or Excellent.

Articles you may like

Browse our inspiration area of the site. It's packed with insider travel tips, Top5s, competitions, events, recipes and holiday ideas for Central and South America sure to whet your travel appetite.

More inspiration

96% of our clients rated their experience with us as Good or Excellent.


© 2016 Journey Latin America

Consumer and Financial Protection

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/destinations/antarctica/holidays/antarctica-in-search-of-the-emperor-penguin

Page ID: {E5F4EEBA-7147-4C55-AF20-C0F3635CB16F}

Page Name: antarctica-in-search-of-the-emperor-penguin

Page Display Name: Antarctica: In search of the Emperor penguin

Page Template Name: T013-Tour

Page Template ID: {9701B79C-85FD-4A45-8072-3FFF55338F72}

Parent ID: {04613F83-F9B9-47FD-9C06-1CE4560E6F4E}

Parent Name: holidays

Parent Display Name: Holidays

Parent Template Name: T007-Tours

Parent Template ID: {C007F36D-3091-4A02-8D0A-2302CE1DCA8E}