Expedition to Antarctica
The Grandeur of Nature
January 4–17, 2018
Experience the surreal icy landscapes of Antarctica during the austral summer, complemented by specially arranged lectures. After arriving in the bustling city of Buenos Aires, boarding the ice-class Le Boréal begins your nine-night, once-in-a-lifetime exploration of the continent.
As humpback whales and leopard seals glide alongside, you’ll experience the grandeur of the Neumayer and Lemaire Channels, as well as iceberg-flanked Paradise Bay. Travel from one end of a gently curving island string to another, from the southernmost Petermann Island, home of Adélie and Gentoo penguins, to the more northern Half Moon Island, formed out of volcanic rock. Cruising the legendary Drake Passage provides opportunities for informative conversations with naturalists, as well as sights of breaching fin whales, albatross, and other seabirds. You’ll go ashore at “Base A,” a living museum located at Port Lockroy and nestled among glittering mountain peaks.
After the trip explore more of the verdant natural wonders of South America with the post-program option in Iguazú Falls and the Parque das Aves jungle reserve.
For more information, or to make reservations, call Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 or visit www.gohagantravel.com.
Photo: Public Domain via Wiki Commons
September 15, 2017