Current Updated Promotion (Non-Refundable)
Based on Port-Hole Class Cabin – S$8400 per person
For Verdana Class Cabin – S$8850 per person
Capacity-controlled Standard Promotion, while stock last.
Duration is based on Land Tour.
International Flights are excluded unless specified.
This tour can run consecutively with another tour
Antarctica – The 7th Continent, South Pole Photo Tour 2019
Date: 28th Nov – 8th Dec 2019
Patagonia – Going to end of the world.
Date: 7th- 13th Dec 2019
Bolivia – Bolivia – A place unlike any other
Date: 14th – 22nd Dec 2019
Antarctica Tour: the first imagery that comes to mind is huge sheets of ice, and endless whiteness spread across the lands, surrounded by the blue of the ocean, filled with icebergs, and penguins. This stark beauty was earlier only accessible via ships but with the recent developments, flying to Antarctica has become easy and has gained popularity because of number of reasons.
Our Photo workshop starts with flights to the King George Islands start from Punta Arenas in southern Patagonia. After arriving in Punta Arenas, passengers rest for a night before taking a chartered plane trip the next day to Antarctica, a journey that requires a mere 2 hours.
The plane lands in the Shetland Islands, which happens to be the most accessible area of Antarctica. It boasts grand natural beauty, and Antarctic wildlife such as penguins, whales, seals and many sea-birds endemic to this part of the world. The King George Island of South Shetland is the largest island in these part and is a hub for many research stations, and is also inhabited by a semi-permanent population of 500 people.
QATAR AIRWAYS / BRITISH AIRWAYS
SIN – SCL
TIMING – TO BE ADVISED
QATAR AIRWAYS / BRITISH AIRWAYS
EZE – SIN
TIMING – TO BE ADVISED
Walk on the snowy beach. Words will fail to describe the experience of a walking on snowy lands frozen in ice.
See the largest mammal on earth – the summers in Antarctica is peak time to watch whales. As per reports, around 8 species of whales come to this part of the world during the summers to feast on krill. The view of massive whales swimming across the ocean is astounding, and is definitely a once in a life time opportunity.
Penguins – it is believed that approximately 20 million penguins live in Antarctica and seeing huge colonies of penguins together is quite a sight!
Zodiac Cruising – Zodiac is the best way to see Antarctica closely. You can enjoy beaches, zip around icebergs, and watch whales and penguins up close.
And last but not the least, try out the Polar plunge, where you jump into the ice cold water naked and get the most chilling experience of your life.
The adventure of a lifetime starts today! Upon boarding the ship in the afternoon you are welcomed by the Expedition Team. Attend a welcome briefing that provides important information about your voyage.
You will be briefed on customs formalities, travel details and you will try on your boots to ensure they are the correct size. We will then sit down for a welcome dinner where you will get to meet the rest of your group, and have the chance to ask anything you want.
The ship sails along the Strait of Magellan towards the majestic Cape Froward, the southernmost tip of the American landmass, and continues south through the fiords that open along the Magdalena Channel. These areas are home to Magellanic penguins, cormorants and other seabirds.
Escorted by Peale’s dolphins, the ship will navigate the Cockburn, Brecknock and Ballenero channels, offering impressive views of the islands that form Tierra del Fuego and its mountain ranges. In the afternoon the ship enters the western side of the Beagle Channel and proceeds through the spectacular Glacier Alley in the De Agostini National Park, where massive glaciers descend from the Darwin ice field into the sea. By the late evening we will call at Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Wake up in the southern-most Argentinean city and enjoy a catamaran tour exploring the Lighthouse at the End of the World and the Sea Lion and Cormorant islands. After spending some free time strolling along Ushuaia’s main street, the ship set sails again towards Port Williams, on Navarino Island. Explore this southernmost town in the world and visit the Anthropological Museum Martin Gusinde, learning about the Yagan people, the canoe nomads who lived in this remote region.
After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.
Today we cross in the infamous Drake Passage. The Drake Passage stretches for just under 1,000km and is the spot where the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Seas converge, creating a roaring current mix that might make balancing your drinks a little tricky!
What makes the Drake Passage so infamously rough is the fact that currents at this latitude meet no resistance from any landmass, anywhere on the planet. Coupled with the area’s propensity for high wind, a crossing of the Drake Passage can be quite the adventurous exploit.
After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land.
Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony.
Cruising between the South Shetland Islands, although our exact location and time of arrival hugely depends on the weather as in Antarctica, the environment can change drastically. Keep your camera ready, as this is the spot to see your first icebergs and of course, the lands of Antarctica! We will board a boat and sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and if we are lucky, whales.
We will also board a Zodiac and head towards shore for your first, memorable visit of a penguin colony. Our expedition will continue well into the evening, as daylight lasts for a long time in Antarctica.
While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
Exact photography location depends on weather conditions.
Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.
(Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight, or continue with our Patagonia Tour.
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