The Great Adventure Ushuaia – Montevideo

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The Great Adventure Ushuaia – Montevideo

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Duration:
17 days - 16 nights
Ship:
L'Austral
From:
AUD $ 12,660
p.p. Twin Cabin share, Excludes Flights

Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache, Ernest Shackleton: sail in the wake of these great Antarctic explorers during a 16-day polar expedition cruise organised by PONANT.

Your trip will begin in Ushuaia, the Argentinian capital of Tierra del Fuego which offers breathtaking landscapes. After crossing the mythical Drake Passage, your ship will make its way to the White Continent, realm of the unexpected. Weather and ice conditions permitting, this extreme environment where nature reigns supreme will reveal to you its most beautiful secrets through numerous discoveries.

Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds: these are some of the encounters you will most likely have the chance to experience in the Antarctic Peninsula, creating indelible memories. Each day, whether on land, aboard your ship or during a Zodiac® outing, you will be surrounded by a grandiose decor ranging from icebergs to ice floe and ancient glaciers.

You will then discover South Georgia, its impressive glaciers and its black-sand beaches where imposing colonies of king penguins have taken up residence. Your arrival in the city of Montevideo in Uruguay will mark the end of your trip into the heart of these stunning, faraway lands.

Departures

Departure Return Duration Ship Price Range *
Departure: 1 Mar 2022
Return: 17 Mar 2022
Duration: 17 days - 16 nights
Ship(s): L'Austral
AUD Price Range: $12,660 - $42,920
* All prices listed are per person in AUD based on a Twin cabin share. Contact us for Triple or Quad cabin shares for lower pricing.

Overview

Day 1

Arrival into Buenos Aires
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 2

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and embarkation

Day 3 - 4

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 5 - 7

Antarctic Peninsula

Day 8 - 9

At Sea

Day 10 - 12

South Georgia

Day 13 - 16

At Sea

Day 17

Arrival to Montevideo and disembark

Itinerary

Map

Inclusions:

  • 1-night accommodation in a 4* hotel In Buenos Aires the night before embarkation
  • One way flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia selected by PONANT, in economy class
  • Dinner in Buenos Aires
  • Airport transfer from Buenos Aires to Airport and from Ushuaia Airport to Port/li>
  • Lunch at Ushuaia and Services of local guides, in Ushuaia.
  • Option to choose to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park with an additional cost
  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection
  • Expedition programmes include activities such as Zodiac® outings and landings all accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides.
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
  • A PONANT polar water-resistant parka is offered on board for all departures with an expedition programme
  • Boot rental will be offered onboard on Expedition cruises.

Exclusions:

  • International airfares
  • Transfer between airport and hotel in Buenos Aires, the day before embarkation
  • Tips for the local guide on the mainland
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.
  • Ponant activities- kayak discovery
  • Mandatory waterproof and windproof over-trousers
  • Passport and visa expenses and any Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Staff gratuities
  • Personal insurance (which is strongly recommended)

Optional Extras:

  • Kayaking Discovery

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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