Emperor Penguins

A Photographer's Paradise

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony on the remote coast of the Weddell Sea. Camp on the same sea ice where thousands of birds come to raise and feed their young. Photograph majestic emperors and their chicks against a spectacular backdrop of ice cliffs, pressure ridges, and icebergs. Spot petrels and seals amongst the endless white expanse. Fall asleep to a chorus of trumpeting calls and wake to find curious penguins outside your tent.

Duration
9 Days
Activity Level
Price
$42,750 - $45,750
Upcoming Departures
Nov. 15, 2016
Nov. 15, 2017

Overview

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony on the remote coast of the Weddell Sea. Camp on the same sea ice where thousands of birds come to raise and feed their young.

Photograph majestic emperors and their chicks against a spectacular backdrop of ice cliffs, pressure ridges, and icebergs. Spot petrels and seals amongst the endless white expanse. Fall asleep to a chorus of trumpeting calls and wake to find curious penguins outside your tent.

Our remote field camp offers you unparalleled access to the emperors as you witness their amazing adaptations to the Antarctic environment alongside our expert guides.


Weather

The interior of Antarctica has a cold, dry, windy climate. Average mid-season temperatures at our base camp range from 10F to 25F (-12C to -4C ). On a sunny windless day it can feel quite warm but, when the wind blows, you will be glad of warm layers and a wind jacket. Temperatures can drop as low as -22F (-30C) in early November.

Weather at the Emperor rookery is highly variable and influenced by coastal systems. Temperatures range from -25F (-32C) to near 32F (0C) with sunny and overcast skies and the possibility of heavy snowstorms.


Activity Level

Moderate

Moderate trips offer adventure with a bit more challenge. They may include walking up to several miles/kilometres on uneven snow and ice; staying in remote field camps; extreme temperatures (–40°F / –40°C); or light activity at altitude (11,000ft / 3350m).


Inclusions

What's Included
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Round trip flight to Antarctica from Punta Arenas
  • Round trip flight to Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony from Union Glacier, Antarctica
  • Meals and tented accommodation in Antarctica
  • Antarctic guides
  • Celebration dinner and Certificate of Achievement
  • Checked luggage up to 66 lb (30 kg)
What's Not Included
  • Insurance coverage—personal, medical,evacuation, or otherwise
  • Commercial flights to and from Punta Arenas
  • Airport transfers outside of Punta Arenas
  • Meals and accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Additional flights within Antarctica
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Expenses incurred due to delays
  • Luggage over 66 lb (30 kg)
  • Satellite phone charges
Arrival Day: Punta Arenas, Chile

Pre-departure Day: Luggage Pick-Up & Briefing

Day 1: Fly to Antarctica

Day 2: Explore Union Glacier

Day 3: Fly to Emperor Colony

Day 4-6: Live with the Emperors

Day 7: Return to Union Glacier

Day 8: Explore Union Glacier

Day 9: Return to Chile

Flexible Departure Day: Fly Home

*Subject to change based on weather and flight conditions.

Trip Code EMPS1
To Antarctica Nov 15 2016
From Antarctica Nov 23 2016
Duration 9 Days
Cost $42,750
Availability Full
Trip Code EMPS1
To Antarctica Nov 15 2017
From Antarctica Nov 23 2017
Duration 9 Days
Cost $45,750
Availability Waiting List
Pricing Note

We reserve the right to revise our prices in the event of significant changes in the price of aviation kerosene and aircraft charter rates.

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