Best of the Best 2018 - 604
Into the Ice
Journey south to explore the last great wilderness.
Aboard a 75-foot expedition
yacht, with no more than seven
passengers, witness the enormity
of a humpback whale as it
surfaces nearby. This tour offers
an intimate and raw Antarctic
experience as your yacht deftly
navigates the iceberg-dotted
coves and beaches of the White
Continent. Ten full days of sailing
include camping for up to three
days in true isolation, enjoying
profound silence punctuated by
the voices of penguins, seals and
albatross, and the thunder of
calving icebergs. With a total of
17 days, you'll also have time to
explore Ushuaia or Punta Arenas.
This trip is for the most intrepid
South Pole in Style
Clockwise from top:
whale; icebergs in
chilling with penguins.
Dock on South Georgia Island to
meet enormous king penguins
and southern elephant seals on
your way through the Scotia
Sea and onward to Antarctica.
This 17-day sailing aboard a
luxurious expedition ship includes
rooms, transforming the ship
into your own whale-watching
vessel (especially in Wilhelmina
Bay, known to be home to
humpbacks). This comfortable
journey offers plenty of Zodiac
excursions and shore visits,
with time on board spent in the
company of scientists, historians
and guest experts. The trip kicks
off in Buenos Aires and includes
a stop in the Falkland Islands.
Families may book a specialized
departure featuring youth-focused
workshops and excursions.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.