Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
As a requirement of participation on this expedition, all passengers must purchase emergency evacuation/repatriation insurance at a minimum coverage of $50,000. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Fighting Climate Change Expedition: 12/9/2014 only
Recently named a "Trip of a Lifetime" by Travel + Leisure, this expeditionvfeatures the opportunity to learn about the impact of climate change on the region's environment and wildlife. Visit Palmer Research Station (conditions permitting), meet the scientists, and present them with vital equipment necessary for their research. Travel in the company of Dr. James McClintock, noted Antarctic researcher of the effects of climate change on the Antarctic, university professor and leader of over 12 expeditions to the White Continent.
One-night pre-cruise hotel in Buenos Aires; accommodation and meals on the ship; arrival transfer to the starting hotel regardless of day of arrival; transfer to the airport on the day of debarkation; local bottled water during sightseeing; complimentary standard bar drinks, beer, house wine, soft drinks, coffee drinks, juices and bottled water (excluding premium wines, liquors and Champagnes) while on board; hotel taxes; cabin categories 6-8 include butler service; parka; and gratuities except to the Tour Director/Extension guide/safari driver-guides.
International air transportation; round-trip charter flight between Buenos Aires/Ushuaia; passport or visa expenses; reciprocity and other border fees; laundry; meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in itinerary; premium wines, liquors and champagnes; communication charges; all items of a personal nature; transfers to meet flights on days other than those specified; travel insurance; excess baggage charges; airport departure tax; Argentinian Reciprocity Fee; fuel surcharge may apply.