2016 - Antarctic Discovery Crystal Symphony
Antarctic Discovery Crystal Symphony
This 14-day itinerary had 9-days at sea. Ports of call included Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Port Stanley, Puerto Madryn and Montevideo. We set up airport/ship transfers and a half day sightseeing tour in Buenos Aires upon arrival with A&K. Good overview of the city.
Ushuaia, Argentina was a delightful port – we took Crystal’s National Park Trek & Canoe shore excursion – well organized with fun guides. Port Stanley, Falkland Islands is a quiet port – only 3,000 people live in the Falklands. The only experience here is seeing the penguins – we chose a four hour 4x4 excursion (1 hr drive each way) to see the Rockhopper penguins . . . Up-close and personal!
Puerto Madryn, Argentina – we chose to use a private car and driver went to Punta Tombo which is a peninsula into the Atlantic Ocean 110 km south of Trelew in Chubut Province, Argentina, where there is a large colony of Magellanic penguins (600,000) - the largest such colony in South America. Montevideo, Uruguay – a beautiful port city. We arranged for a full day tour with private guide and driver.
We arranged ship/airport transfers and a Polo Tour Experience at La Martina on final day of disembarkation in Buenos Aires with A&K. Two hours of Polo Clinics followed by real experience on horseback then a delightful lunch of homemade Argentine cuisine served under the trees with the family, surrounded by nature and stunning views. The day was excellent!!