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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent + Flights (11D)

A time-honored trip to the pristine Antarctica Peninsula from Ushuaia bookended with flights from and to Buenos Aires.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,131
Up to 38% savings
Length
11 Days
Embark
Buenos Aires
Disembark
Buenos Aires
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,131
Up to 38% savings

Highlights

  • Discover the remarkable highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and encounter its abundant wildlife including penguins, seals, and whales.
  • Expand your knowledge through captivating presentations by onboard polar experts, covering topics such as wildlife, history, glaciology, and geology.
  • Receive a complimentary photographic journal documenting your expedition to treasure forever.

Stay overnight in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires before flying to Ushuaia and embarking on an unforgettable 11-day exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Carefully crafted to inspire and educate, every day of this expedition is designed to help you experience and appreciate the wonders of this extraordinary realm. Throughout the journey, you’ll have ample opportunity to explore its majestic natural environments by Zodiac and on foot, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and experience intimate wildlife encounters with penguins, whales, and more.

Conquer the legendary Drake Passage, crossing the tumultuous seas to reach this pristine wilderness, as your expert Expedition Team provide captivating talks on the polar region’s wildlife, history, and scientific discoveries. Daily Zodiac excursions on the Peninsula will take you to glaciated bays, channels, and landing sites, where you can hike across the Antarctic landscape, visit research stations, and witness the charming antics of penguin species like chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo. Amidst the serene silence, cherish unforgettable memories, from playful penguins squabbling over pebbles to the thunderous calving of glaciers.

Ships

Ocean Explorer

A modern, elegant, Scandi-style expedition vessel purpose-built for sustainable polar exploration.

Standard Activities

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Lectures
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Hiking
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Helicopter Flight
water aerobics
Polar Plunge
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to your group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included in mandatory transfer package).

Buenos Aires
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Fly to Ushuaia and Embark

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 and fly to Buenos Aires

Route Map

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Departure Dates

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November 22 - Dec 2, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 10,459 - $ 16,871
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December 1 - Dec 11, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 10,459 - $ 16,871
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December 10 - Dec 20, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 9,784 - $ 17,546
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November 4 - Nov 14, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 9,131 - $ 15,053
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December 1 - Dec 11, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 9,824 - $ 17,916
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December 10 - Dec 20, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 9,824 - $ 17,916
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December 19 - Dec 29, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 11,201 - $ 18,491
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Deals

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Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full

Guests will receive 10% additional savings on select Antarctic departures between November 2024 and March 2025 if full payment is received at the time of booking. The full payment includes the voyage fare and any outstanding balances on the booking (air, hotels, transfers, Adventure Options, pre/post tours and insur...

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Many of our guests fulfill lifetime polar dreams at the very last minute—in the wilds of Antarctica. All of our special offers feature voyages departing in 90 days or less—with discounts ranging from 15% to 40% off the price!

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Extra Activities

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Exclusive Heli-Landing

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Alpine Heli- Trekking

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From $ 995 Per Person

Sea Kayaking

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From $ 295 Per Person

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
  • One 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather and logistics permitting)

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