Penguins, Icebergs & Whales

Antarctica

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Alt-Esc Travel
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21 reviews
Dec 8 - 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 28
Penguins, Icebergs & Whales
Antarctica

Alt-Esc Travel
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
21 reviews

Dec 8 - 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 28

About this trip

This 10-day Classic Antarctica expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands lands at penguin colonies, research stations and the White Continent itself. Learn to identify species of whales and sea birds while crossing the Drake Passage beside expert naturalists and lecturers on the intimate 90-guest Ushuaia. Photograph penguins, icebergs and snow-capped mountains on South Shetland Islands, a haven for wildlife. Be greeted by macaroni, chinstrap and gentoo penguins as well as elephant seals at Livingston Island. Sail through into the caldera of Deception Island and experience wildlife overload on King George Island!

A unique addition to this Antarctic Peninsula itinerary is an intended visit to Paulet Island, where over 100,000 breeding pairs of Adélie penguins have been known to nest. Other landing sites (weather and sea conditions permitting) include Melchior Island group, Cuverville Island, Portal Point, Neko Harbor, Pléneau Island and Petermann Island to visit the southernmost colony of gentoo penguins. 
Accommodation is aboard the 90-guest Ushuaia, an ice-strengthened polar vessel originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration). As one of the smallest ships operating in Antarctica, she offers an open bridge policy and more time on land for her guests, intending to get the most out of her journeys. 

Ship Information

Click here to get more specifics on our expedition ship, The Ushuaia!

https://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/cruises/ships/ushuaia/

What’s included

  • Transportation
    M.S. Ushuaia
  • 10 Nights Lodging
    M.S. Ushuaia
  • Daily Meals
    From dinner on Dec 9 to breakfast Dec 19
  • Lecturers & Naturalists
    From structured presentations to assistance on-deck and during landings. They will educate us on the various species of birds and animals in the area, plus help us to identify stars, and types of ice.
  • Landing Teams
    Only the best and most qualified crew makes up your landing team - as you step on the 7th Continent!
  • International Flight
    From your home airport to Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Airport Transfer
    Airport to Ushuaia hotel and ship to airport. NOTE: Ushuaia is Quite small & easy to get around.
  • Overnight in Ushuaia
    Since arrival the night prior to sailing is best, Alt Esc will work on getting a group hotel rates
  • Gratuities
    On board the MS Ushuaia, standard cruise tipping is added to your on board account.
  • Personal Expenses
    Drinks, souvenirs, free-time activities, additional activities not noted,etc.

Available Packages

Triple Twin Cabin
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Three lower twin beds

Private bath with toilet, sink and shower

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$100 registration and Deposit $1719

$5730
Deposit: $100
Twin Standard
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Two twin beds: one upper, one lower

In room sink

Toilet/shower shared with one other cabin

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Deposit $1842



$6140
Deposit: $100
Twin Deluxe Cabin
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Two lower twin beds 

Private bath with toilet, sink and shower
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$100 registration and Deposit $2340

$7800
Deposit: $100

Itinerary

Wed, Dec 8 - Depart USA
USA to Ushuaia - Most flights will be overnight or have a stopover

Many travelers prefer to book their own international flights. Some want to use miles or credits and others want to control their departure and arrival times - possibly adding a pre or post trip to this adventure.

If you would like, Alt Esc Travel can assist you in booking your flights, just ask!

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Alt-Esc Travel
21 reviews
Book your next get-a-way with Alt Escape, a boutique international adventure travel company that specializes in ultra-personalized itineraries. We focus on our guests experiencing the land, the people, and the culture in the most immersive, energizing, and inspiring way possible. With decades of experience, it is a pleasure to get to know you – my guest – and help generate ideas for your ideal trip and research the unknown gems that will create the most extraordinary trip imaginable for you. Allow Alt Esc to partner with you and make your travel dreams become reality. Unlike booking websites, we go the extra mile to make sure all of your needs are met. Our promise to you is that every detail of your trip is taken care of, no question goes unanswered, and you will always receive the best value when you plan your journey with Alt-Escape. Let’s get started planning your escape! Call Today 630-222-8514!

Reviews

We had a great time! The lodging (Glamping) was very unique and fun, I enjoyed the people, and the activities were wonderful. Tricia did a fantastic job of putting this together and making sure that everyone's needs were met. Thanks!
By Liz H for Glamping in Lake Geneva, WI on 01 Jul, 2021
Thank you Liz! It was fun to share my region with you all!
By Alt-Esc Travel on 01 Jul, 2021
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This was an absolutely amazing, once in a lifetime trip!! Well organized and lead by Tricia and 2 wonderful Egyptian tour guides, this trip was packed full of history, fun and adventure! If Egypt has been on your bucket list, I strongly encourage you to pack your bags, lather on the sun screen and join the camel train! Our team was well cared for, safe at all times and with Covid precautions maintained. I am so grateful for my Egyptian experience with Alt Esc and will forever cherish the memories!
By Jody D for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 23 Jun, 2021
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Egypt welcomed us with open arms. The people were so warm and eager to see us and talk with us. Our guides were the perfect ambassadors to this marvelous country. They called us their goddess and I truly felt like a goddess. The food was plentiful and delicious. The itinerary was full and so well planned. We experienced "Egypt" in the sites, in the sounds, and all of the flavors. Tricia had this trip organized, kept our spirits and excitement at a "12" . Each day brought a new surprise or a special activity. Thank you for offering this fabulous trip. My heart grew by 17 new sisters in the travel family.
By Margo B for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 09 Jun, 2021
I had a great time. A once in a life time experience. Eman is a fountain of knowledge. Thanks Tricia.
By cynthia d for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 07 Jun, 2021
Fascinating! That word best describes Egypt for me. Our May Epic Egypt Escape was just wonderful, great group of travelers, we experienced so much of the culture and people and saw so many amazing sights. There were so many highlights, I just can't name them all, but the sunrise hot air balloon ride and Abu Simbel have to be at the top of my list. Tricia did a wonderful job setting up, planning and organizing this trip. Fascinating trip and I highly recommend Egypt, Tricia and Alt Esc for your next travel adventure.
By Kathy R for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 01 Jun, 2021
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