Antarctica is a corner of the world very few are fortunate to experience. This unforgiving continent is characterised by harsh temperatures, spectacular landscapes, unexplored islands and a rich diversity of wildlife.
You will travel in the company of both a National Geographic photographer and expert, who through lectures, workshops and one-on-one discussions, will give you a deeper understanding of the sights and significance of your journey and teach you how to capture the story of this incredible expedition through your own photography.
We will begin our expedition to the White Continent in the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego. As we set sail along the beautiful Beagle Channel, we will already have our first opportunity for wildlife sightings as colonies of Magellanic penguins make this their home, and represents just a small taste of the experiences to come.
Our journey to Antarctica will follow in the footsteps of many intrepid explorers as we cross the Drake Passage, giving a great opportunity to watch the albatross following in our wake, and to look out for our first iceberg.
As we explore the Antarctic Peninsula, you will be struck by the imposing landscapes with its high mountain peaks and the ice that dominates it all. Each day, the Captain and Expedition Leader will plan landings, ship and Zodiac® cruises, based on ice and weather conditions. From hiking up pristine snow-covered mountains to exploring old research and whaling stations to kayaking in iceberg littered waters and witnessing wildlife in epic proportions; this will be an expedition of a lifetime.
At the end of your trip, sit down with your National Geographic Expert and photographer and reflect on the experiences you have shared on your voyage and how they have changed you upon your return. National Geographic and Ponant share the deep belief that when people understand the world, they care more deeply and are inspired to act to protect it.
This Expedition Cruise is onboard PONANT’s L’Austral ship, part of the Sisterships fleet.
We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each National Geographic cruise a unique experience.
Overnight in Buenos Aires + visit + transfers + roundtrip flights Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires included.