We start in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, where you can join a city tour before heading towards Antarctica. Here, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Peninsula Valdés is the first stop. This is one of the wildlife highlights of Argentina where you can see some of the largest marine animals in their natural environment. Next up is Puerto Madryn where you can join excursions like whale watching or hikes in the wonderful surroundings. Then we set our course for the Falkland Islands, where we use small boats to go ashore for exploring, hiking or bird watching safaris and visit Stanley, the capital of the Falklands.
Ashore in spectacular Antarctica
In Antarctica you will experience everything from landings in spectacular surroundings to theme days on board. You can also enjoy field days, kayaking and explore the waters and ice in small boats. Turning back we pass Cape Horn, which seafarers - before the Panama Canal - had to pass in order to cross from one side of the Americas to the other. Here we even try to make a landing, despite its reputation of high seas and challenging conditions. Via the Chilean fjords we reach Punta Arenas where the next thing is to say farewell and board your flight home.