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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent

A classic Antarctic Peninsula adventure allowing you to get up close and personal with its penguins, whales, and other wildlife.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,046
Up to 31% savings
Length
11 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,046
Up to 31% savings

Highlights

  • Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula, experiencing its abundant wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales.
  • Enjoy fascinating presentations on wildlife, history, glaciology, and geology given by onboard polar experts.
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic, with an optional paddling excursion through its iceberg-laden frigid waters.

Embark on a classic 11-day Antarctic Explorer round-trip voyage from Ushuaia and be captivated by the stunning Antarctic Peninsula. Conquer the legendary Drake Passage, explore majestic natural environments by Zodiac and on foot, encounter penguins, whales, and wildlife, and enrich your knowledge with talks by polar experts. Antarctica’s untouched beauty and enduring allure will leave you in awe, and each visit offers new and unexpected experiences, ensuring a unique and personal adventure.

Experience daily Zodiac excursions to glaciated bays, channels, and landing sites, guided by your expert Expedition Team. Hike the Antarctic landscape, visit research stations, and mingle with charming penguin species like chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo. Spot fascinating seals and curious whales, capturing precious moments with your camera on thrilling Zodiac cruises. Amidst the serene silence, cherish unforgettable memories like penguins squabbling over pebbles and the thunderous calving of glaciers. Indeed, on this expedition, every day is carefully crafted to inspire and educate, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wonders of this extraordinary realm.

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation day

Days 3-4

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 5-8

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9-10

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 11

Disembark in Ushuaia

Route Map

There are 5 main destinations visited
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November 5 - Nov 15, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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November 14 - Nov 24, 2024
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$ 9,796 - $ 16,656
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November 22 - Dec 2, 2024
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$ 9,796 - $ 17,496
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November 23 - Dec 3, 2024
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$ 9,516 - $ 16,061
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December 1 - Dec 11, 2024
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$ 9,796 - $ 17,496
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December 10 - Dec 20, 2024
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$ 10,871 - $ 19,496
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December 28 - Jan 7, 2025
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$ 13,495 - $ 23,755
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January 22 - Feb 1, 2025
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January 31 - Feb 10, 2025
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$ 10,496 - $ 18,596
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February 9 - Feb 19, 2025
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February 18 - Feb 28, 2025
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$ 9,796 - $ 17,356
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March 11 - Mar 21, 2025
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$ 10,146 - $ 14,486
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March 16 - Mar 26, 2025
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$ 8,046 - $ 13,646
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November 4 - Nov 14, 2025
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$ 10,146 - $ 16,726
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November 6 - Nov 16, 2025
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$ 10,076 - $ 17,706
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November 24 - Dec 4, 2025
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December 1 - Dec 11, 2025
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$ 11,696 - $ 19,196
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December 10 - Dec 20, 2025
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$ 11,696 - $ 19,196
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December 19 - Dec 29, 2025
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$ 12,446 - $ 20,546
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December 27 - Jan 6, 2026
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$ 12,956 - $ 22,796
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January 5 - Jan 15, 2026
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January 14 - Jan 24, 2026
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January 23 - Feb 2, 2026
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February 26 - Mar 8, 2026
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$ 9,236 - $ 16,306
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March 7 - Mar 17, 2026
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Explore the untamed beauty of this world’s most captivating regions, and save up to 30% on select voyages to Antarctic. Experience adventure-filled expeditions which immerse you in one-of-a-kind experiences in remote destinations such as the Falkland Islands, and more. Witness epic wildlife, fascinating cultur...

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Explore the untamed beauty of this world’s most captivating regions, and save up to 15% on select voyages to Antarctic. Experience adventure-filled expeditions which immerse you in one-of-a-kind experiences in remote destinations such as the Falkland Islands, and more. Witness epic wildlife, fascinating cultur...

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Explore the untamed beauty of this world’s most captivating regions, and save up to 10% on select voyages to Antarctic. Experience adventure-filled expeditions which immerse you in one-of-a-kind experiences in remote destinations such as the Falkland Islands, and more. Witness epic wildlife, fascinating cultur...

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Explore the untamed beauty of this world’s most captivating regions, and save up to 20% on select voyages to Antarctic. Experience adventure-filled expeditions which immerse you in one-of-a-kind experiences in remote destinations such as the Falkland Islands, and more. Witness epic wildlife, fascinating cultur...

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Extra Activities

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Sea Kayaking

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Stand Up Paddleboarding

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Paddling excursion

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Camping

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What's Included

  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • A parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Group arrival transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel. Triple rooms may not be available.)
  • Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Group departure transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport or to luggage storage facility

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international and domestic flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac landing and cruising excursions, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, spa services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated