Antarctica Travel Guide to Help You Cruise Along the Drake Passage

When it comes to adventure vacations and cruising, Antarctica tops the list. This 6-day Antarctica Travel Guide will take to the steely waters of the Darke Passage while witnessing the best of water moments on the cruise. Spend 5 days leisurely on the cruise and visit the Elephant Island towards the end of the trip. Read More

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When it comes to adventure vacations and cruising, Antarctica tops the list. This 6-day Antarctica Travel Guide will take to the steely waters of the Darke Passage while witnessing the best of water moments on the cruise. Spend 5 days leisurely on the cruise and visit the Elephant Island towards the end of the trip.

Trip At A Glance:

Day 1: Reaching Ushuaia - The Southernmost City of Argentina

Day 2: Boarding the Beagle to embark a luxurious Antarctic Cruise

Day 3: Cruising on the infamous waters of the Drake Passage

Day 4: Continuing Drake Passage with a search for marine life

Day 5: Visiting the Elephant Island

Day 6: Returning to the ship and departure for home

Trip Highlights:

  • Touch down the icy land of Antarctica at Ushuaia’s Malvinas Argentinas International Airport

  • Embark your journey with luxurious Antarctic Cruise
    Spot the remotest corners of the globe while passing the 150 miles long Drake Passage

  • Get welcomed by the calm( sometimes noisy) waters of the Drake Passage

  • Spend a day to learn about marine life and underwater photography

  • Pay a visit to the Elephant Island and hunt for the penguins

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Reaching Ushuaia - The Southernmost City of Argentina

The southernmost city of Argentina is where your flight will land. The charm and beauty of this city have lured travelers across the world and you are going to become one of those. At the exit doors of Ushuaia’s Malvinas Argentinas International Airport, you will meet your guide. He will transfer you to the hotel which is just a few km away from the airport. Your hotel would give you a nice view of the waters of the Beagle Channel. You may also get to see the majestic snow-capped peaks from the balcony of your room. Enjoy the remaining day leisurely enjoying a cappuccino and gazing at the peaks and the waters.

Day 2: Boarding the Beagle to embark a luxurious Antarctic Cruise

Wake up early in the morning for your first Antarctic cruise. The Beagle Channel is mostly known for the ships that board and de-board travelers after cruising 150 miles long passage. Get done with your breakfast which is most likely to be freshly brewed coffee and a flaky media luna. After this, your guide will escort you to the port with plenty of time to board your ship which is bound for Antarctica. The ship carries a total of 150 passengers without making them feel overcrowded. When boarded, you will get to spot the remotest corners of the globe. You will pass the 150 miles long Drake Passage which is a picture-perfect backdrop for all your Antarctica vacations pictures.

Day 3: Cruising on the infamous waters of the Drake Passage

Wake up with the fresh aroma of Coffee. Peak out from the windows and revel in the mesmerizing steely blue waters of the Drake Passage. When the water is calm, it gives you a wide-long appearance which you can gaze at for hours and hours. However, the waves can scare you to the core of your heart. Reports say these waves can go as high as 50 feet amidst heavy downpours of rain. Either calm or noisy with high waves, you will get to enjoy a leisure day at your cruise. You can spend your day exploring the remote corners of the cruise and find the best place to capture selfies and backdrops. 

Day 4: Continuing Drake Passage with a search for marine life

One more day on the Drake Passage and today you will get to discover the marine life of this steely blue waters. With the help of this Antarctica Travel Guide and expert lectures, you will get to learn the best ways to capture pictures with the Antarctic wilds. You will be guided to protect your gears from the salt water and the correct exposure in whitewashed surroundings. At the end of the lecture, you will know about the rule of thirds which explains the best way to capture a more active image. The day four of your Antarctica Vacations will spend mainly on learning the correct marine life photography and you will love it for sure.

Day 5: Visiting the Elephant Island

Your ship will take a turn to the coast of Elephant Island which is one of the most northerly islands of the South Shetland archipelago. You will board a Zodiac boat to reach the shores. At the shoreline, you will be greeted by shimmering blue and white mountain covering ice which is totally mesmerizing. The island spans an area of 215 square miles and entails mountains that are as tall as 2,300 feet above sea level at Pardo Ridge. Spot the elephants, hunt the penguins, and spend a leisure time at the Island.

Day 6: Returning to the ship and departure for home

This Antarctica Travel Guide gave you the best moments to cherish for the rest of your life. After spending joyful moments at the island, it’s time to board the ship again to pass the Drake Passage. You will travel back to your hotel from where you will escort to the airport. The last day of your Antarctica Vacation Tour will give you snippets of what all you have enjoyed in the last 5 days. It would be like a picture going back to the first scene and you will get to experience it all. Do not miss to enjoy your farewell meal before leaving for the airport.

 

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