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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands

22 Tage, Montevideo nach Ushuaia




Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

22
Tage

Startpunkt

Montevideo
Uruguay

Endpunkt

Ushuaia
Argentinien

Tour Style

Marine

Komfort-Level

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Argentinien Antarktika Uruguay

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Die Tour

Triff abgehärtete Insulaner und beobachte die einzigartige Tierwelt auf den Falklandinseln, erkunde verlassene Walfangstationen und besuche Shackletons Grab, spaziere in Ruhe zwischen Königspinguinen und beobachte die Tiere beim Eintauchen ins Meer, erfahre von Experten mehr über die Umwelt und das Ökosystem der Inseln, fahre mit Zodiacs zwischen Eisbergen hindurch und beobachte Wale und Seehunde, setze deinen Fuß auf die Antarktis.



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    Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands in wenigen Worten

    Herausforderung. Wildnis. Wundersames ohne Ende. Es ist nicht schwer zu verstehen, weshalb Entdecker von der Antarktis angezogen wurden. Auf diesem 22-tägigen Abenteuer ins Land, das einst Ernest Shackleton und unzählige andere verzauberte, bekommst du ein Verständnis dafür, was es bedeutet, zu versuchen, diesen wilden unteren Teil unserer Erde zu zähmen. Du erkundest die Falkland-Inseln, stillgelegte Walfangstationen auf Südgeorgien und besuchst Shackletons Grab. Außerdem begegnest du Pinguinen (der Sorte Königs-, Esels- und Zügelpinguin) und lernst in täglichen Vorträgen mehr über die Tierwelt, erlebst Wale und Seelöwen vom Zodiac aus nächster Nähe und hältst Ausschau nach hoch aufragenden Eisbergen und gewaltigen Gletschern. Du wirst aus dem Staunen nicht mehr herauskommen.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • 20 Nächte an Bord der MS Expedition
    • Ankunftstransfer vom Flughafen in Montevideo für Flüge an Tag 1
    • Transfer zum Flughafen in Ushuaia je nach Tag der Ausschiffung
    • 1 Übernachtung mit Frühstück in Montevideo
    • Zodiac-Ausflüge unter sachkundiger Führung
    • Vorträge und lehrreiche Programmpunkte
    • Wasserdichtes Schuhwerk wird gestellt US-Größe 6-16
    • Expeditionsjacke
    • Antarktis-Reiseführer.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands

    Tag 1 Ankunft in Montevideo

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich (Ankunftstransfer inklusive).

    Tag 2 Einschiffung Montevideo (1F,1A)

    Die Einschiffung an Bord der MS Expedition beginnt am Nachmittag im Hafen von Montevideo.

    Tage 3-5 Auf See (3F,3M,3A)

    Mache dich auf der Passage nach Südosten mit dem Schiff vertraut. In Vorträgen erfährst du viel Interessantes über die Naturgeschichte und Lebensbedingungen in der Antarktis.

    Tage 6-7 Falkland-Inseln (2F,2M,2A)

    Die Falklandinseln bieten eine einzigartige Gelegenheit, die biologische Vielfalt und die atemberaubende Landschaft der südlichen Inseln zu erleben. Hier gibt es zahlreiche Pinguine und Albatrosse und die Falklandinseln sind die Heimat der weltweit größten Kolonie von Schwarzbrauenalbatrossen. In Stanley lernst du die abgehärteten Einheimischen kennen, deren bunte Häuser einen farbenfrohen Kontrast zu den langen, dunklen Wintern auf den Inseln bilden.

    Tage 8-9 Auf See (2F,2M,2A)

    Gen Osten fahrend nimmst du Kurs auf die Insel Südgeorgien. Die Tage auf See werden mit Vorträgen aufgelockert, um dich auf die Landgänge vorzubereiten. Halte deine Augen offen für die vielen Wale!

    Tage 10-13 Südgeorgien (4F,4M,4A)

    Südgeorgien bietet zahlreiche interessante Sehenswürdigkeiten (darunter das Grab des Polarforschers Ernest Shackleton), sowie mehrere ehemalige Walfangstationen und eine vielfältige und reiche Tierwelt. Beeindruckend ist die riesige Kolonie der prachtvollen Königspinguine. Wetterabhängig wirst du 3 bis 4 Tage lang die Insel erforschen.

    Tage 14-15 Auf See (2F,2M,2A)

    Mit Kurs Richtung Süden auf dem Scotia-Meer fährt unser Schiff zwei Tage lang Shackletons Route in entgegengesetzter Richtung, während wir auf Elephant Island und die antarktische Halbinsel zusteuern.

    Tage 16-19 Südliche Shetlandinseln, Antarktis (4F,4M,4A)

    Erlebe einzigartige Tierwelt und eine der atemberaubendsten Landschaften auf den Südlichen Shetlandinseln nördlich der Antarktis. Zwei Landgänge pro Tag sind geplant (wetterabhängig). Begegne Esels-, Zügel- und Adéliepinguinkolonien, Weddellrobben, Krebsfresserrobben und Seeleoparden sowie Orca, Buckel-und Zwergwalen in den kalten antarktischen Gewässern. Die Halbinsel hat eine bemerkenswerte Geschichte, und während deiner Reise wirst du mehr über die wichtige und dramatische Expeditionen zu diesem abgeschiedenen Stück Erde erfahren.

    Tage 20-21 Drake Passage (2F,2M,2A)

    Erhole dich zwischen Tierbeobachtungen und Vorträgen und lasse das Abenteuer Revue passieren. Halte ein letztes Mal Ausschau nach Walen.

    Tag 22 Abreise aus Ushuaia (1F)

    Du verlässt das Schiff am Morgen.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • 20 Nächte an Bord der MS Expedition
    • Ankunftstransfer vom Flughafen in Montevideo für Flüge an Tag 1
    • Transfer zum Flughafen in Ushuaia je nach Tag der Ausschiffung
    • 1 Übernachtung mit Frühstück in Montevideo
    • Zodiac-Ausflüge unter sachkundiger Führung
    • Vorträge und lehrreiche Programmpunkte
    • Wasserdichtes Schuhwerk wird gestellt US-Größe 6-16
    • Expeditionsjacke
    • Antarktis-Reiseführer.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Triff abgehärtete Insulaner und beobachte die einzigartige Tierwelt auf den Falklandinseln, erkunde verlassene Walfangstationen und besuche Shackletons Grab, spaziere in Ruhe zwischen Königspinguinen und beobachte die Tiere beim Eintauchen ins Meer, erfahre von Experten mehr über die Umwelt und das Ökosystem der Inseln, fahre mit Zodiacs zwischen Eisbergen hindurch und beobachte Wale und Seehunde, setze deinen Fuß auf die Antarktis.

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. When packing your luggage please note that the weight restriction on the domestic flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires to is only 15 to 23 kg (33 to 50 lbs) per person, depending on the airline. Please note that the airlines will generally charge for excess baggage. You are able to leave luggage that you do not need at the hotel in Buenos Aires. 2. Medical questionnaires are required for all passengers traveling to Antarctica. 3. The Expedition is an adventure Expedition ship and does not offer an elevator 4. Please note: BOOTS FOR ZODIAC LANDINGS: - Complementary used waterproof boots will be supplied in the following sizes: - USA size 6 -16 - EURO size 36 - 49 Please be advised that there are limited numbers of the smallest and largest sizes. If you wish to bring your own boots, you should follow the guidelines below: Rubber, waterproof boots that are just below your knees (12-16” high or 30-41cm) with a strong, ridged non-skid sole are essential for wet landings via Zodiac. You usually have to step from the Zodiac into water, which can be up to 1 ft or 30 cm high on most landings. Do not bring heavy, cumbersome boots that make it difficult to walk. Do not bring boots with metal cleats as they cannot be used for the landings. Try out your boots before your voyage.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    A carefully chosen team will lead our voyage. Our expedition ships boast an international team of professional naturalists and lecturers. Their goal is to provide an informed and balanced interpretation of the destination, accomplished through stimulating lectures, day-to-day briefings, and informal discussions. Your lecturers and Expedition Leader will cover all aspects of the voyage including ornithology, marine biology, geography, geology, history and the environment, as well as practical things like photography. The expedition staff work conscientiously with you on deck and in the field, improving your observational skills to allow you to experience all that the destination has to offer. Their strong sense of ethics and ecological knowledge make for stimulating and mindful conversation whether onshore or at the dinner table. The expedition staff will pilot the Zodiac landing craft used for shore landings and Zodiac cruises; they are experienced drivers who operate the Zodiacs in a responsible manner.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 134 an Bord der MS Expedition.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    Alle Mahlzeiten an Bord der MS Expedition sind inbegriffen. Frühstück im Hotel inklusive.

    Verpflegung

    Onboard our expedition ships you’ll find a diversity of gourmet international cuisines prepared and catered by professional chefs; all meals are included in the price of your expedition. Dining is casual, tables are unassigned and the dining room is capable of seating the entire passenger compliment at one time. There is always a selection of different meals available, and vegetarians will find plenty of options. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice, please advise us at time of confirmation. Coffee, tea and water are all provided free of charge. All other beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic are not included and can be purchased in the dining room, pub, or lounge.

    Transport

    MS Expedition, Zodiac, privater Bus.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Hotel (DZ/1 Nacht), an Bord der MS Expedition Vier-, Drei- und Twin-Kabinen oder Suiten (alle mit En-Suite Bad und Bullauge oder Fenster) (20 Nächte). Alle Kabinen haben Einzelbetten und verfügen über Seeblick. Suiten sind mit einem Queen-Size-Bett ausgestattet.

    Mein eigenes Zimmer

    Bitte beachte: Wenn du bei der Buchung eine Privatkabine gewählt hast, erhältst du dein eigenes Zimmer für die gesamte Reise, einschließlich im Hotel in Ushuaia. Wenn du solo reist und KEINE Privatkabine gewählt hast, teilst du dir während der gesamten Reise das Zimmer mit einem/einer anderen Solo-Reisenden, auch im Hotel in Ushuaia. Gruppen von 3 Reisenden, die zusammen reisen und eine Dreibettkabine gebucht haben, erhalten auch im Hotel ein Dreibettzimmer, wenn verfügbar. Wenn wir kein Dreibettzimmer für euch buchen können, wird eine/r von euch sich für die Nacht im Hotel in Ushuaia ein Zimmer mit einem/einer Reisenden desselben Geschlechts verbringen.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Dazzler Hotel Montevideo Address: 21 Septiembre 2752, Montevideo, Uruguay Phone: +598 2716 0000

    Tipps zur Anreise

    ARRIVAL INTO MONTEVIDEO G Adventures is happy to offer you a complimentary airport transfer if you are arriving on Day 1 of the tour or have booked pre-night accommodation through G Adventures. Joining Instructions with complimentary transfer: 
 Upon arrival into Montevideo Airport (MVD) or the ferry terminal, please collect your luggage and look for a G Adventures representative. Please make sure you have advised your booking agent of your arrival details into Montevideo so we are expecting you. Be sure to keep all your important documents (i.e. passport) and medication in your hand luggage. Joining Instructions without complimentary transfer: Montevideo Airport (MVD) is located 20 km outside of the city. Local taxis can be hired at the airport for transportation into Montevideo at a cost of about 40-45 USD. The ferry terminal is located about 5km from the hotel. The cost of a taxi is about 15 -20 USD and taxis can also be hired outside. On your arrival to Montevideo please make your way to the hotel listed on your voucher. Information will be available on the notice board at the hotel. Luggage tags and other information will be available for you 1 day prior to embarkation. Your luggage will be transferred for you from the hotel to the expedition ship on the morning of Day 2. Please have your luggage in the lobby of the hotel by 9:00 am on the morning of Day 2. You will have the morning free to enjoy the city of Montevideo. Embarkation time is set for 4:00 pm and passengers will not be able to board the ship before that time due to refueling, provisioning, and preparing the ship for your stay. For information on activities, restaurants and services you can ask at the hotel reception or at our help desk on the evening of Day 1, more details on this will be available in your welcome note. Due to new port security regulations you are no longer allowed to enter the port area on your own so make sure you are on time to catch the group transfer to the ship, from the hotel. The group transfer will depart at approximately 3:00 pm, more details will be provided with your hotel welcome letter. On embarkation day, you should dress for changeable weather. Once aboard, you will find your luggage stored in your assigned cabin, please ensure that all your luggage is accounted for on arrival. Should you run into any delays please contact the starting hotel about your late arrival.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect and problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to arrive into Buenos Aires before embarkation time (usually 4pm) of Day 2 please use the emergency contact details in this dossier. If you are delayed in arriving to prebooked accommodations please contact the hotel to advise them when you will arrive. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your booking agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Operator (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Buenos Aires, Argentina During office hours (Weekdays 9am-6pm Local Time) >From outside Argentina: +54 11 5252 3602 >From within Argentina, but outside of Buenos Aires: 011 5252 3602 After hours Emergency number >From outside Argentina: +54 9 11 3425 0380 >From within Argentina, but outside of Buenos Aires: 15 3425 0380

    Hinweis zum Endpunkt

    Upon completion of the 8:00 am disembarkation in Ushuaia, passengers will receive a complimentary transfer to either the airport or a central location where luggage can be stored. For those on morning flights, the 8:00 am transfer will bring them directly to Ushuaia airport (USH). The rest of the passengers will be transferred to the luggage storage point and given time to explore the city. These passengers should then return to retrieve their luggage and board a second transfer to Ushuaia airport at 12:30 pm or 4:30 pm, depending on their flight times. Please note that the transfer times are subject to change according to flight schedules. With the understanding that most will be needing to connect to their International flights in Buenos Aires, you can arrange departure flights from Ushuaia starting form 9:45 am onwards. Although if possible, we suggest you consider booking after 11:00 am as this will provide additional time to connect.

    Was packe ich ein?

    Most airlines allow one checked bag and two carry-on per person. To avoid any problems at check-in and with possible excess baggage charges, please consult the airline for specific restrictions. For storage on board the expedition ship soft compactible luggage makes storage much easier. Dress on board is informal. Plan to bring comfortable, casual clothing for all activities. Bring wind and waterproof outer layers. waterproof pants as they are mandatory for all Antarctic landings. Beware of tight clothing that leaves no room for trapped air, which is an excellent insulator. Wool, silk and some of the new synthetic fibers, like polar fleece, retain heat better than cotton. When packing, we suggest that you do not weigh yourself down with too many clothes or too much gear. Select informal, practical attire that can be worn in layers. In the worlds most remote destinations that the G Expedition travels to we cannot offload our plastics, glass or tin waste for recycling. Therefore, we try to reduce what single use items that we use. You will see on the ship that every effort is being used to stop the use of single use plastic containers, bags and other items. In an effort to prevent plastic waste from entering the waste stream, we are asking for your help. We offer exceptional drinking water on the ship with refilling stations for your re-useable water containers. So bring your favorite water bottle! Plastic Items such as single use shampoo/conditioner plastic containers cannot be recycled, so please plan to bring any plastics back to your home countries for recycling. Please do not bring single use items that you intend to leave behind such plastic bags and throw away razors. Your participating in helping to prevent pollution and promote recycling is greatly appreciated.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    - Documents - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - Cash, credit and debit cards - G Adventures vouchers and trip details - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates if required - Warm clothing which can be worn in layers - Thermal base layer - Long underwear - Fleece jacket or warm layer - Long-sleeved shirts or sweater - Shirts/T-shirts - Long pants/jeans - Waterproof pants – these are necessary for all Zodiac landings - 2 pairs Warm gloves - Waterproof gloves - Warm hat - Scarf - Comfortable walking shoes - Wool socks - Sunglasses - Day pack - Drybag – to protect your bag, camera and belongings for Zodiac landings - Camera with extra memory cards and batteries - Personal Entertainment - Outlet adapter - Money belt - Antibacterial wipes/gel - Sunblock - Toiletries – Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gel are provided on board. - First-aid kit - Motion sickness tablets - Moisturizer/Lip balm - Reusable water bottle - Walking poles (Optional) - Binoculars (Optional)

    Bücher & eBooks die wir empfehlen

    ANTARCTICA Suggested Reading List There are several dozen books on Antarctica that could be recommended, books dealing with various explorers and expeditions, scientific studies, etc. ________________________________________ Amundsen, Roald. The South Pole. John Murray, 1912. Antarctica: Great Stories from the Frozen North. Reader’s Digest, 1985. Natural history, explorers, atlas and other miscellaneous information. Asimov, Isaac. The Ends of the Earth. Weybright and Talley, 1975. General narrative of the polar regions of the world. Bond, Creina and Roy Siegfried. Antarctica: No Single Country, No Single Sea. Mayflower Books, 1979. Photos by Peter Johnson. Byrd, Richard E. Alone. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1938. Campbell, David. Crystal Desert. Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Cherry-Garrard, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World. Constable, 1922. Chester, Jonathan. Antarctica: Beauty in the Extreme. Michael Friedman Publishing, 1991. Limited copies available from Mountain Travel-Sobek. Fiennes, Ranulph. To the Ends of the Earth: the Transglobe Expedition. Arbor House, 1983. Fuchs, Vivian and Edmund Hillary. The Crossing of Antarctica. Little, Brown, 1958. The Common wealth Trans-Antarctica Expedition 1955-1958. Halle, Louis J. The Sea and the Ice: A Naturalist in Antarctica. Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Account of a journey on an icebreaker to Antarctica with an emphasis on bird observations. Harrington, Richard. Richard Harrington’s Antarctic. Alaska Northwest Publishing Co., 1976. Harrison, Peter. Seabirds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885. Huntford, Roland. Scott and Amundsen. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1980. Story of the two great rival explorers. Huntford, Roland. Shackleton. Fawcett Columbine, 1985. Huxley, Elspeth. Scott of the Antarctic. Atheneum, 1978. King, Judith E. Seals of the World. Cornell University Press, 1983. Lansing, Alfred. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. McGraw-Hill, 1959. May, John. The Greenpeace Book of Antarctica. Doubleday, 1988. Mear, Roger and Robert Swan. A Walk to the Pole: To the Heart of Antarctica in the Footsteps of Scott. Crown, 1987. Moss, Sanford. Natural History of the Antarctic Peninsula. Columbia University Press, 1988. Peterson, Roger Tory. Penguins. Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Porter, Elliot. Antarctica. Dutton, 1978. Narration of his experiences on an NSF expedition to Antarctica; wonderful photographs. Pyne, Stephen J. The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica. Ballantine, 1988. Geophysical examination of Antarctica and essays on the history and landscape of this continent. Ralling, Christopher, ed. Shackleton. British Broadcasting Corp., 1983. Ray, G. Carleton and M.G. McCormick-Ray. Wildlife of the Polar Regions. Harry N. Abrams, 1981. Riedman, Marianne. The Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses. University California Press. Scott, Robert F. Scott’s Last Expedition. Dodd, Mead 1913. The personal journals of Captain R.F. Scott on his journey to the South Pole. Shackleton, Ernest. South: The Story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition. Heinemann, 1970. Siple, Paul. 90 South. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1959. Stonehouse, Bernard. Animals of the Antarctic: The Ecology of the Far South. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972. Watson, George. Birds of the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic. American Geophysical Union, 1975. Watson, Lyall and Tom Ritchie. Sea Guide to Whales of the World. Hutchinson, 1981. Worsley, F.A. Shackleton’s Boat Journey. W.W. Norton, 1977. Others: Safina, Carl. Eye of the Albatross / Song for the Blue Ocean Herzel, David. Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic 1910-1913 Also available in: Kindle and Nook http://www.amazon.com/Sailor-Ice-Antarctic-1910-1913-ebook/dp/B00AEU1K6Y http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/245578

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. Aboard the M/S Expedition laundry facilities are provided at a nominal charge.

    Visa

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION. ARGENTINA'S "RECIPROCITY FEE": Effective January 7, 2013 all US, Canadian and Australian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity tax in order to enter Argentina. This reciprocity tax must be paid in advance online with a credit card. Cash at the border or airport is not accepted. *Note: the fee can be paid in country ONLY when arriving in Buenos Aires at the International Airport, Ezeiza, or the national airport, Aeroparque. ONLINE PAYMENT FORM: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/ INSTRUCTIONS: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/reciprocidad/Online_payment_instructions.pdf COSTS: US citizens: 160USD, valid for 10 years Australian citizens: 100USD, valid for 1 year Canadian citizens: 92USD for one entry and re-entries from bordering countries within 3 months

    Are you that kind of guy/girl? Zusätzliche Trip-Infos

    Experience Counts Accompanying the voyage is our dedicated and experienced team of expedition staff, naturalists and lecturers who share with us their knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to the environment. Our ship is manned by officers and crew, all highly experienced in ice navigation. Environmental Policy We are dedicated to minimizing the impact of our expedition on wildlife and sensitive natural habitats. We operate environmentally responsible cruise and expeditions and follow all internationally agreed regulations of conduct ashore. We are all privileged visitors – and committed to the future of these extraordinary, icy realms. Safety First Although expedition cruising is adventurous by nature, the safety of our passengers and staff is paramount. Our ship is equipped and maintained to cope with the most challenging conditions and is manned by experienced and conscientious officers, crew and expedition staff. The Zodiac landing craft used for shore landings are rugged and versatile and are operated by experienced drivers in a responsible manner. Onboard you will be fully briefed on safety issues and our environmental policy and you will receive appropriate and detailed briefings before every landing. Expedition Staff and Lecturers A carefully chosen team will lead our voyage. They are chosen not only for their local knowledge and wealth of experience but also for their great love of the Antarctic. With formal lectures, as well as informal briefings and discussions, your lecturers and Expedition Leader will cover all aspects of the voyage including ornithology, marine biology, geography, geology, history and the environment, as well as practical things like photography. Tips for Travellers We are all privileged visitors to these extraordinary, icy realms. As a traveller, it is your responsibility to help ensure your impact on Antarctica’s flora and fauna is minimal. The following are excerpts from the GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS TO THE ANTARCTIC: Respect wildlife Do not feed, touch, or handle birds or seals, or approach or photograph them in ways that cause them to alter their behavior. Special care is needed when animals are breeding or molting. Keep a minimum distance of 5 meters (15 feet) from all wildlife. Respect vegetation Do not damage plants, by walking or landing on extensive moss beds or lichen-covered scree slopes. They are fragile and take generations to grow. Respect the environment Do not collect or take away biological or geological specimens or artifacts as souvenirs, and do not dispose of litter or garbage on land. Take photos with care Keep low as you will appear less threatening to animals and it will also yield better photographs. Do not try to make an animal react for a photograph. If an animal’s behavior changes you are too close. Stay Safe Take note of, and act on, the advice and instructions from your leaders, and do not stray from your group.

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    Before and after the cruise, credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work overseas. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollars cash, and credit cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. While on board our Expedition ship, cash and most major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard and AMEX) are accepted to clear incidental bills at the end of the cruise by the ship's Purser (ie. bar bills, laundry etc.).

    Notreserve

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

    Departure Tax

    USD $5.00 from Ushuaia USD $18.00 from Buenos Aires

    Trinkgeld

    Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. It is an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your expedition. The industry standard and suggested amount is USD $10 - 15 per person per day spent on board. Of course, tipping is a personal choice and the suggested amount is set only as a guideline. The money is collected by the Hotel Manager at the end of the voyage and distributed amongst the crew and Expedition Staff. The Officers choose not to participate in the tipping pool.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    BUENOS AIRES - Please note that extra time is required in Buenos Aires to take part in these activities: Tango Show 330 ARS Tigre tour 175 ARS Interactive Culinary Experience $65 Coastal train 16 USD Teatro Colón 110 ARS City tour $20-25 Fiesta Gaucha 350 ARS Hop on Hop off Bus 70 ARS USHUAIA (activities require additional time in Ushuaia and can be booked upon arrival): All prices are per person in US dollar amounts. Pricing can vary based on currency conversion rates. Estancía Harberton $100 USD Horseback riding $50-70 USD Ski lift $15 USD Bus to Park Entrance (return Tierra del Fuego National Park) $20 USD Walk With Penguins - $140 USD (6 hours) Museum Entrance $7 USD Mountain Biking $10 USD Ushuaia Heli Tours - Pricing from $100 USD (7 minute Helicopter flight) to $510 USD (45 minute Helicopter flight) Entrance to Spa $40 USD Fly Fishing $20 USD

    Gesundheit

    Please consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We require all passengers traveling to Antarctica to complete and submit our medical questionnaire. The questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/online_medical_form Passengers with preexisting medical conditions are required to submit a medical form signed by a physician to their booking agent. It is very important that we are advised of any special meal requirements, food allergies, or prescribed medication when you confirm your tour. The ship is equipped with a small infirmary with typically required medications and limited equipment. The ship's doctor is available for visits during the day and is available 24 hours per day for emergencies. In case of an emergency, please also bring with you a signed and dated letter from your physician (to be given to our doctor on board, as well as for any medical authorities) stating any health problems and dosage requirements. International health regulations do not currently require any inoculations for the countries that you will visit on our voyage. We suggest that you confer with your own physician to be sure your routine immunizations, such as tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis A, are up-to-date before traveling. Older travelers, in particular, may wish to consider preventive measures against influenza and pneumonia.

    Allgemeine Sicherheitstipps

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options av


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    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

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    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

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    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


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