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Overview

 Highlights


  • The most wildlife-rich part of Antarctica - penguins, whales, seals, sea birds
  • Narrow sheltered waterways and fjords
  • Spectacular mountains rising directly out of the sea
  • Icebergs and active glaciers
  • Historic sites and active scientific stations
  • Day hikes in the spectacular Tierra Del Fuego National Park

**This itinerary is a sample only**

Flight arrangements, vessels used itinerary and prices will be based on availability at the time of the development of your specific trip.

This expedition begins in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, where we embark on two days of hikes in the well known walking area, of the Tierra Del Fuego National Park which is set on the bay to the west of Ushuaia. This gives us a chance to walk among the hills and beech forests of the 'end of the earth'. This expedition offers students the ideal introduction to the Great White continent. Albatross and petrels will escort us across the Drake Passage until we spot our first huge icebergs and we eagerly anticipate land. Our planned landing on King George Island will give us our first taste of Antarctica before continuing onto the Peninsula via the Bransfield and Gerlache Straits and Neko Bay. As we head further south the magnificence of the natural beauty of Antarctica is truly breathtaking. Besides the magnificent scenery you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife including seals, whales and an abundance of penguin and other bird-life. The journey is not only focused on wildlife; after cruising through the Neumayer Channel, we hope to have a chance to visit Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Once a British research station, it now houses a fascinating museum and also serves as the world’s most southerly post office, certainly a unique place from which to send a postcard! Our journey is rounded off with a dramatic entry via Neptune’s Bellows to the bay at Deception Island, a place which has no equal anywhere in the world. The ring-shaped island is in fact the top of a volcano, a caldera. Imagine walking straight into a wildlife documentary and you could well be on Deception Island among a teeming colony of hundreds of thousands of Chinstrap Penguins

Countries:

Starting Point:

Sydney

Activities:

Grading:Introductory   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Depart home city, travel to Buenos Aires

Day 2

Depart Buenos Aires, arrive Ushuaia

Day 3

Trek in Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Day 4

Trek in Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Day 5

Embark from Ushuaia on Antarctic voyage

Day 6-7

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 8-11

Antarctic Peninsula

Day 12

Visit the volcanic islands of the South Shetlands

Day 13-14

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 15

Disembark ship at Ushuaia

Day 16

Depart Ushuaia


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young citizens to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


Grading

Introductory

Although there is no commitment to extended walking on this journey we nonetheless want to keep the ‘accent on the active’. We therefore advise that any physical training you complete before undertaking the trip will be to good effect. During our time on land, there is no shortage of advantages of packing as much into your time as possible. Whether this includes climbing to the summit of a small hill or walking along the shorelines, the fitter you are, the more this will enhance your experience.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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