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2023 Antarctica Discovery: Beyond the Antarctic Circle

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Tour Itinerary

Embark on the Luxury Expedition Cruiseof a lifetime to extraordinary Antarctica,witnessing the flawless beauty of toweringicebergs and massive blue glaciers,encountering spectacular wildlife up close,and thrilling at the chance to venturebeyond the Antarctic Circle to the mosthistoric and rarely explored treasures ofthe Southern Ocean.

Countries Visited

Antarctica , Argentina

  1. Day 1
    Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Arrive in the energetic port city of Buenos Aires andtransfer to your luxury hotel, with time to relax and experiencethe amenities of the beautiful Park Hyatt. This evening, enjoy time at leisure, perhaps to explore the city.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
  2. Day 2
    Buenos Aires
    The gateway to Argentina for centuries, Buenos Aires haslong brought porte''os (locals) into its boundaries. Althoughreminiscent of a European city, the spirit of Buenos Airesis evident in its diverse local neighborhoods. This morning,choose from a selection of included excursions andexperience the city'''s best treasures, such as a panoramic citytour complete with a tango demonstration alongside localA&K guides. Later this afternoon, meet with your fellowadventurers for a welcome cocktail reception.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Fly to the southernmost city in the world, the charmingport town of Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). Onarrival, enjoy a nature walk (time permitting) and a gourmetlunch. This afternoon, transfer to your ship and settle infor your first night on board. Wander the decks to becomeacquainted with the ship, relax in the lounge and minglewith fellow guests in anticipation of your voyage. From yourprivate balcony or the outside decks, take in views as youcruise the beautiful Beagle Channel before heading out tosea.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Drake Passage
    The first part of your adventure at sea and towardextraordinary Antarctica begins with a voyage across thestoried Drake Passage, which functioned as an importanttrade route in the 19th and 20th centuries. Spanning 600miles of open ocean, this passage is also the place wherethe humid, subpolar conditions of Tierra del Fuego meetwith the frigid, polar reaches of Antarctica ''' and wherethe voluminous Antarctic Circumpolar Current pressesfrom west to east. Notorious for its squalls, the DrakePassage once made for an unpredictable voyage; today, thestabilizer-equipped '''Le Lyrial''' commands these waterscomfortably. As you travel on your remarkable luxurycruiser, enjoy life on board as well as several university-caliberlectures every day ''' all part of the intriguing,ongoing conversations you have throughout your cruisewith A&K'''s Expedition Team and enrichment experts.Topics span marine biology, photography and history.After lunch, join your naturalists on deck to spot pelagicseabirds, which may include the wandering albatross and smaller storm petrels in their element. Later in the evening,look forward to a briefing in the theater on the next day'''sitinerary followed by dinner at your choice of restaurants.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    As Antarctica'''s offshore islands appear on the horizon, firstsightings of the Antarctic Peninsula become that muchmore moving, surreal and unforgettable. Your lectureprogram matches the excitement with poignant talksled by your captivating team of A&K experts and guestlecturers. Look forward to inspiring daily landings alongthe Peninsula, all of which are carefully designed by yourCaptain and Expedition Team.This expedition has been designed with two additional daysin Antarctica, specifically to allow for discovery beyond theAntarctic Circle and to areas rarely explored in Antarctica.Excursions via Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats) are alsopiloted by expert naturalist guides, joined by groups of nomore than 10 guests and often accompanied by your lecturers.Your Captain and Expedition Team carefully plan youractive, curated itinerary, which is dependent on weather,sea, ice and wildlife conditions. With that in mind, dailyexcursions may include exploration of the following areas:South Shetland Islands: Remarkable history, amazinggeological features and abundant wildlife define theseislands offshore of the Antarctic Peninsula. Island visits mayinclude Livingston, Half-Moon and Deception; the last ofwhich is a flooded, historic caldera that you may cruise intofor the chance to explore its geothermal black sand beachesand abandoned whaling stations.Danco Coast: Bordering the South Shetland Islands alongthe Antarctic continent, the Danco Coast is famed for itsscenic, jaw-dropping waterways. From the comfort of '''LeLyrial,''' you may sail through the Gerlache Strait, ParadiseBay and photogenic Lemaire Channel. Landings you mayexperience include Neko Harbour, Cuverville Island andWilhelmina Bay.The Antarctic Circle: The most southerly of the five primarycircles of latitude, the Antarctic Circle was first crossed byCaptain James Cook on January 17, 1773. On any given date,the lengths of day and night here are the exact oppositeof those at the Arctic Circle. Conditions permitting, youmay cruise beyond the Antarctic Circle at 66''34'''S 65''44'''W,sailing along the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.Marguerite Bay: You may also sail to the protected watersof mountainous Marguerite Bay and experience landings onAdelaide Island, which was discovered by British ExplorerJohn Biscoe. You may also visit the British Antarctic Survey(BAS) station at Rothera.Mornings spent discovering the White Continent'''s rareand remarkable treasures from the shore to terra firma arefollowed by lunch aboard '''Le Lyrial.''' Enjoy time to relax andobserve the surrounding abundance of wildlife, searchingfor everything from humpback whales and porpoisingpenguins to Antarctic and imperial shags.By afternoon, set out for the day'''s second plannedexcursion, which may include hiking on spectacular beachesteeming with braying gentoo penguins, or circumnavigatingcolossal icebergs that serve as floating homes to seals.On each of these seven adventurous days, look forward tocomfortable evenings aboard your luxury cruiser, sippingcocktails in the Panoramic Lounge before dinner. At night,recap the day'''s discoveries with your Expedition Team,enjoy entertainment in the theater, and chat with fellowguests in one of '''Le Lyrial'''s''' lounges, ever on the lookout forlate-night wildlife appearances just off deck.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Drake Passage
    You may still be catching your breath over the awe andinspiration discovered in Antarctica as '''Le Lyrial''' turnsaround to begin the voyage back to Ushuaia in Tierradel Fuego. The ship'''s return through the Drake Passageaffords the perfect opportunity for peaceful reflection,and more conversations and lectures with A&K experts onAntarctica'''s spectacular environment. You may also enjoymore time with newfound friends in the common spacesof '''Le Lyrial,''' or quiet relaxation in the comfort of yourstateroom. The Drake Passage is a rich source of krill, whichfuels the heart of Antarctic food webs and draws wildlifeat every turn. Your Expedition Team continues to call youout on deck to witness everything from humpback whalesfrolicking and bubble-net feeding to the gorgeous blackbrowedalbatross and the wandering albatross, a rare prizefor bird lovers known for its remarkable wingspan, whichcan be as wide as 12 feet.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Depart Ushuaia
    '''Le Lyrial''' docks at Ushuaia this morning. Enjoy breakfastand then say goodbye to your Expedition Team and ship'''s crew before disembarking by 9:00 a.m. You are transferredto the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, whereyou connect to your international flight home.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Health and Safety Protocols for Abercrombie Kent Tours

Our more than 55 local offices work tirelessly with our partners behind the scenes.
Abercrombie & Kent’s local staff have longstanding relationships with our suppliers, including restaurants, hotels, boats, transportation providers and venues. These partners know our exacting standards and have been fully vetted by our staff to make sure they comply with all local regulations regarding health and hygiene.

We’re adhering to best practices for cleanliness and disinfection.
We follow the guidelines established by the leading health experts (including the World Health Organization) to minimize any opportunity for coronavirus exposure during your journey. We’ll have hand sanitizer readily available, ensure enhanced cleaning in hotels and restaurants, sanitize vehicles at every arrival and departure (with a focus on high-frequency touchpoints such as door handles) and provide individual service at all meals.

We’re committed to facilitating physical distancing.
Abercrombie & Kent’s private and small-group journeys are already well-suited to exploring with safe physical distancing in place: Your transfers are private, for example, and on group journeys, your vehicles are never more than half full. Moving forward, your guides will forego shaking hands when saying hello, and you’ll experience no-contact check-in/check-outs in many hotels and dining arranged to allow for plenty of space from other guests.

Our small groups make travelling safely that much easier.
Abercrombie & Kent’s small groups make it much easier to maintain cleaning and hygiene procedures and ensure adequate physical distance between guests. On a custom Tailor Made Journey, your group size is completely up to you, of course, and you travel only with the people you choose on most activities.

Wearing masks on your journey keeps everyone safe.
To protect all guests on Abercrombie & Kent small group journeys and Luxury Expedition Cruises, wearing a mask is required in vehicles, indoor spaces, and any outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible. On Tailor Made journeys, masks must be worn in accordance with local regulations. We encourage you to bring your own masks; a supply will be on hand where needed.

Our Resident Tour Directors and local guides are trained in health and safety.
In addition to being experts in your region’s culture, history and wildlife, your guides are fully versed in your destination’s health regulations as well as Abercrombie & Kent’s practices and protocols. They oversee the many procedures that go into making your journey safe, from confirming a restaurant is freshly cleaned before you arrive to ensuring your luggage is always handled carefully (and disinfected properly) between destinations.

All guides and staff follow rigorous health and safety procedures.
Everyone involved in running your journey — from the guides you travel with to the drivers, baggage handlers and others behind the scenes — observes a strict, round-the-clock health and safety regimen, including regular staff health and temperature monitoring. Abercrombie & Kent staff wear masks at all times and additional personal protective equipment as required.

We provide 24/7 support, seven days a week.
Abercrombie & Kent’s worldwide network is always on hand to answer questions and address any concerns you may have. Our local offices are experienced in handling emergencies and have the contacts and knowledge to support guests 24/7 in the event of medical challenges, including, if necessary, arranging for doctor’s visits or even emergency medical evacuation.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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