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Antarctica - Peninsula Adventure II

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 14 - 45 people
Destination(s): Antarctica  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 4950 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4950 US Dollar (USD)

Sailing in considerable comfort aboard the well-appointed Akademik Sergey Vavilov, we begin this 8-night expedition from Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America. We then chart a course down the historic Beagle Channel before crossing the famous Drake Passage and making our way southwards towards the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, which are situated off its western shores. The abundance of wildlife on this voyage is truly extraordinary and includes five species of seals, massive rookeries of Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguins, and a profusion of seabirds ranging from giant albatrosses to delicate terns and storm petrels. Furthermore, our many excursions off the ship allow us to witness these marvellous spectacles up close and personal, along with unrivalled photographic opportunities!

Some of our intended landings (weather permitting) include Cuverville Island, Wilhelmina Bay or Paradise Harbour, where we hope to encounter colossal icebergs and, of course, seemingly endless ice landscapes stretching to infinity. Hardy adventurers even have the fantastic opportunity to camp out on the ice overnight and share the same unique experience as those intrepid explorers of bygone years who first “conquered” this untamed continent. Our goal, quite simply, is to encompass the greatest diversity of landscapes, experiences and wildlife as possible, including setting foot on the great white continent itself.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the ultimate “White Christmas” in one of the world’s most pristine, wondrous and scenically spectacular settings!

Tour Dates: 20th to 28th December (9 days)

Tour Price:From US$4,950 * £ 3,190 * € 3,960 * ZAR45,290 per person sharing (see below)
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)

Tour Size: Depending on ship capacity

THE ITINERARY
20th December: Arrival in Ushuaia, boarding ship, and departure
21st & 22nd December: Drake Passage
23rd to 25th December: Antarctic Peninsula
26th & 27th December: Drake Passage
28th December: Ushuaia

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS:
The price for the 9 day Antarctica Peninsula Adventure voyage aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov,
depending on availability, is as follows:
Triple Share: US$4,950 * £ 3,190 * € 3,960 * ZAR45,290 per person sharing;
Twin Semi Private: US$6,720 * £4,330 * €5,380 * ZAR61,490 per person sharing;
Twin private: US$7,205 * £4,645 * €5,760 * ZAR65,930 per person sharing;
Superior: US$7,595 * £4,890 * €6,080 * ZAR69,490 per person sharing;
Shackleton Suite: US$7,890 * £5,080 * €6,310 * ZAR72,190 per person sharing;
One Ocean Suite: US$8,670 * £5,580 * €6,970 * ZAR79,330 per person sharing.

You are welcome to contact the M17026 office for further information and specifics on the booking conditions for this tour.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies. The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (US$), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate flight (where applicable) and single supplement rates have been converted to US$ but are also subject to exchange rate movements.
b) Please also note that a M17026 leader may not accompany the expedition unless a minimum of 10 participants are signed up through M17026. In the case that a M17026 leader is not on board, the professional expedition staff will take care of all participants signed up through M17026.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs (especially fuel) and may have to be adjusted as a result. You will be notified by email if fuel surcharges or other price adjustments need to be implemented.
d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated M17026 leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.

IMPORTANT CLIENT PROTECTION INITIATIVES:
In order to receive a 5% discount on the tour price on your booking, 50% of the tour fee must be paid within 30 days of M17026 receiving the payment of your deposit (US$1,500.00 pp) and the final outstanding balance is payable 90 days prior to departure. Furthermore, if you lose your source of income any time between your booking date and 90 days before departure, One Ocean will hold your deposit for up to one year and guarantee the original price of the booked tour, or refund the deposit minus a cancellation fee of US$500.00.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
•The above schedule is approximate and depends on sea conditions and other factors. We may be forced to change or alter the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances, but please be aware that we will attempt to stick as close to the original program as possible.

•M17026 have taken an allotment on this cruise rather than chartering the cruise in entirety. We cannot therefore predict the number of M17026 participants that will be aboard the ship and therefore the number of M17026 guides. Furthermore, M17026 will need a minimum of 10 participants aboard in order to send out a M17026 leader to accompany our guests on this cruise. Any number less than 10 means that we will not have one of our leaders on the ship. Regardless, there will be a professional expedition leader aboard and he will have assistant leaders with him.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include ANY airfares. The tour will depart from Ushuaia on day 1 in the mid to late afternoon; further details in this regard will be emailed to you in due course. However, it is advisable to arrive the night before the start of the tour in Ushuaia to avoid missing embarkation. The tour should conclude by 9.00am (sea conditions can affect this time) on day 9 in Ushuaia. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the M17026 office.

FLIGHTS:
Buenos Aires is the main port of entry for international flights in Argentina and is well serviced by all of the world’s major airlines. From here there are regular connections to Ushuaia. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO MAJOR AIRPORTS IN BUENOS AIRES AND IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE WHICH AIRPORTS ARE RELEVANT TO THE FLIGHTS YOU BOOK. These are Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) and Jorge Newberry Airport (AEP), which is the domestic airport. Both the international and domestic airports cater for internal flights within Argentina. These airports are completely separate and the drive between them usually takes approximately 1 hour; however, in peak traffic this can take up to 1½ hours. It is therefore essential that you confirm with your travel agent the airport code in order to be sure which airport your flights arrive at and depart from.We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. If you would like further assistance kindly contact the M17026 office, we have a full-time in-house travel consultant that will happily help you plan your route. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the M17026 office for confirmation on the status of the tour.
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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price From US$4,950 * £ 3,190 * € 3,960 * ZAR45,290 per person sharing (see below)
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)

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