Expedition to Antarctica
January 30 to February 12, 2009
Following in the wake of intrepid explorers like Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton, travel with us to Antarctica and experience the White Continent's majestic coastal scenery and abundant wildlife. Spend two nights in the cosmopolitan Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires before boarding the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Le Diamant in Ushuaia, and embarking on a journey of discovery to Earth's most pristine wilderness, where towering mountains of ice and lava rise abruptly out of the ocean, and constantly changing patterns of ice stretch as far as the eye can see. In this seemingly harsh environment, a vast array of wildlife flourishes, including millions of penguins, thousands of seals and whales and countless seabirds. From spectacular volcanic topography and majestic glaciers to wildlife and the outposts of some of history's great explorers, this itinerary has been carefully designed to provide you with the optimal Antarctica experience. Throughout the program, an expert team of naturalists will lead excursions on Zodiacs and provide their knowledge and insight into this region's unique ecosystem. A special Post-Program Option to majestic Iguazú Falls is also offered.