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Crossing the Circle Southern Expedition

13, 14, ou 15 jours

Traverser le Cercle Polaire : l’expédition sud

Cette expédition vous offre l’exploration la plus approfondie de la péninsule antarctique. Un séjour prolongé dans la région vous permettra d’aller au-delà de la péninsule antarctique et de vous aventurer au-delà du Cercle Polaire Antarctique, patrie des formations glaciaires les plus fantastiques et d’une faune dont fait parti le phoque de Weddell. Vous profiterez de davantage de temps pour communier avec les manchots et visiter des sites d’accostage moins fréquentés.

Au Jour le Jour Résumé de L’Expédition

  • Soyez l’un des rares visiteurs à vous aventurer sous une latitude de 66° 33’ S ;
  • Visitez des stations de recherche historiques dans la région de la Baie de Marguerite ;
  • Soyez le témoin de la quintessence de la faune de l’Antarctique : manchots, phoques, baleines et autres ;
  • Découvrez les hauts lieux de la péninsule ouest et visitez des sites d’accostage emblématiques ; et
  • Laissez nos conférenciers et spécialistes à bord vous apprendre tout ce qui a trait à la géologie et la faune de l’Antarctique

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small, but bustling port town at the tip of South America.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day

The Beagle Channel sets you on your way as the ship sails in the late afternoon.

Days 3 and 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage

The waters of the Drake Passage are unpredictable, so hope for clear skies and a calm ocean.

Days 5 and 6 — The Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

With the Drake Passage left in our wake, we make a final approach to Antarctica. Get your cameras ready, as the continent’s coastline will make its first appearance, signaling the start of your adventure in the realm of the Antarctic.

Days 7 to 8 — The Antarctic Circle

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement, as most expeditions to the Peninsula do not reach this far south, which is officially noted at 66° 33' S.

Days 9 and 10 — Northbound Along the Peninsula

By now, your knowledge of Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins will be matched by your ability to differentiate between a leopard, fur or Weddell seal.

Days 11 and 12 — Drake Passage to Ushuaia

Re-crossing the Drake, Antarctica fades away and you’ll be left with a collection of memories to last a lifetime.

Day 13 — Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina

Today you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and your fellow travelers.
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Activités Optionnelles Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Every Quark Antarctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. The more discerning adrenaline junkie can also choose from a range of optional adventure activities, with varying exertion levels, to experience the 7th continent in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

250 $ par personne

Très peu de gens ont la possibilité de dire qu’ils ont campé sur le 7ème continent. C’est l’une des meilleures manières de découvrir l’Antarctique d’une façon plus personnelle et de propulser votre expédition à un niveau supérieur.

Le camping est possible dans la plupart des expéditions en Antarctique, dans un nombre de lieux limité. Tous les équipements, guides et instructions sont fournis par Quark. Veuillez SVP contacter votre conseiller en voyages polaires pour de plus amples renseignements.

Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay

Getting to the Antarctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Antarctic adventure.

Savour a spectacular bottle of Malbec with fine Argentine steak, explore street art in colourful San Telmo or experience the world-class shopping on Avenida Florida. Discover the elegant beauty of Buenos Aires, a city that melds European charm with the frenzied pace of Latin life. This package includes a guided tour of the city’s impressive highlights, from the quaint, cobbled plazas to its most sophisticated neighbourhoods. In the evening, you will enjoy a spectacular dinner and tango show with a live orchestra. Please contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser for pricing.

Expédition Faits

Daily Briefings and Recaps

You will have regular briefings throughout the voyage. These briefings allow your Expedition Leader and Team to provide you with information about upcoming landings and any itinerary changes that may occur. During your recap sessions you are encouraged to share your experience and wildlife sightings or ask questions about the places you have just visited.

Staying Connected

Ship to Shore Communiction

When you are not busy exploring the natural beauty of Antarctica, you will have the ability to make phone calls, check emails and use the internet while aboard. Pre-Paid “Pin Cards” will be available for purchase from the hotel staff. Once purchased, your PIN Card will grant you access to WiFi spots found throughout the public spaces of the ship.

Photography Program

A complimentary benefit of booking an Ocean Diamond expedition is that you can enjoy a comprehensive on board photography program. Your program includes the services of a resident photography instructor, a program of lectures on photography and digital image manipulation and photography focused excursions at landing sites.