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CLASSIC ANTARCTICA

HIGHLIGHTS

  • STATE-OF-THE-ART LUXURIOUS EXPEDITION SHIP

  • RARE WILDLIFE IN ICEBERG- STREWN CHANNELS

  • GUIDED BY INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTICA EXPERTS

For those dreaming of genuine adventure, Antarctica has long been considered the last frontier. This pristine landscape of mountains and glaciers remains largely untouched by civilization, yet this once-remote destination has now moved to the top of many travellers’ lists of places to visit.

This classic 15 day journey is led by climate change expert Dr. James B. McClintock and offers the best of the Antarctic Peninsula: vast colonies of penguins and seabirds; hanging ice cliffs, stately icebergs and calving glaciers; and the incredible adventures

of Shackleton and Charcot. Antarctica is currently the fastest warming area on the planet with temperatures and related ice-melt increasing at an even faster rate than had been predicted. The effects of global warming will have an impact on marine, animal and human life around the planet. Dr. James B. McClintock, professor, scientist and award-winning author, will lead the expedition sharing with travellers how climate change is

rapidly influencing marine life on the Antarctic Peninsula, tales of what life is like at an Antarctic research station, his research diving adventures and his marine ecological studies.

06 DECEMBER 2011 UK Begin your journey to Antarctica with an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s chic capital city.

07 DECEMBER 2011 Buenos Aires You will be met by your A&K guide on arrival in the morning and driven to the luxury Sofitel Buenos Aires, located in the charming Arroyo Street and surrounded by art galleries and antique shops. Once settled in, you may like to explore the sights of the ‘Paris of South America’, tracing the history that has shaped this iconic city.

THE A&K DIFFERENCE With our leading reputation and rigorous selection policy, we employ the very best guides who ensure you acquire real insight into their culture and country. Our experienced team of experts, both in the UK and locally, are on hand to provide comprehensive support and ensure complete peace of mind. They anticipate individual needs and provide those extra little touches that make the difference between a good and an exceptional holiday, such as meeting you at the airport, private transfers in air-conditioned vehicles and a ready supply of chilled bottled water. With their unique contacts they can arrange special access to individuals, places and experiences not ordinarily available.

08 DECEMBER 2011 Buenos Aires Enjoy a half day tour this morning, exploring the sights clustered around the central Plaza de Mayo: Casa Rosada, home of the executive branch of the federal government; the Cabildo, city council during the colonial era; and the stunning Metropolitan Cathedral. Wander through the beautiful parks and gardens of Palemo and explore the

famous cobbled streets and local cafés of colonial San Telmo, the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires, before continuing to the refined Recoleta quarter to see the burial place of some of the most influential and important Argentinians.

09 DECEMBER 2011 Buenos Aires/Ushuaia After an early morning coffee at the hotel, you will be driven to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport for your charter flight to Tierra del Fuego and the world’s

SOUTH AMERICA

FALKLAND ISLANDS PORT STANLEY

TIERRA DEL FUEGO

USHUAIA

PACIFIC OCEAN

CAPE HORN

DRAKE PASSAGE

ELEPHANT ISLAND

LIVINGSTON ISLAND

SOUTH ORKNEY

DECEPTION ISLAND PARADISE BAY

LEMAIRE CHANNEL

GERLACHE STRAIT

ANTARCTICA

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