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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent + Flights

A slightly longer adaptation of the classic Antarctica expedition inclusive of flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 12,541
Up to 29% savings
Length
12 Days
Embark
Buenos Aires
Disembark
Buenos Aires
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 12,541
Up to 29% savings

Highlights

  • Explore the captivating highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and witness the abundance of wildlife, including penguins, seals, and whales.
  • Engage in fascinating presentations led by onboard polar experts, delving into topics such as wildlife, history, glaciology, and geology.
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of Antarctica with an optional paddling excursion through its frigid waters, surrounded by breathtaking icebergs.

Embark on a captivating 12-day Antarctic Explorer round-trip voyage from Buenos Aires, with flights to and from the enchanting city of Ushuaia from where you’ll set sail. Prepare to be mesmerized by the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, as you conquer the legendary Drake Passage and immerse yourself in the majestic natural environments, both on foot and aboard Zodiacs. Encounter a plethora of captivating wildlife, from playful penguins to majestic whales, and enrich your knowledge through enlightening talks by polar experts. Antarctica’s untouched beauty and enduring allure will leave you awestruck, with each visit offering new and unexpected experiences, ensuring a truly unique and personal adventure.

Experience the thrill of daily Zodiac excursions, expertly guided by the Expedition Team, as you explore glaciated bays, channels, and landing sites. Delve into the Antarctic landscape through invigorating hikes, visit research stations, and be charmed by the delightful presence of penguin species like chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo. Witness fascinating seals and inquisitive whales, capturing precious moments with your camera during thrilling Zodiac cruises. Amidst the serene silence, create indelible memories, from observing penguins squabbling over pebbles to witnessing the thunderous calving of glaciers. Every day of this extraordinary expedition is meticulously designed to inspire and educate, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of this mesmerizing realm.

Standard Activities

presentation
Lectures
blindness
Hiking
water aerobics
Polar Plunge
helicopter
Helicopter Flight
Kayaking
Kayaking
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its vibrant Argentinian culture, European architecture and cosmopolitan vibe, you will independently transfer to your group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included)

Buenos Aires
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Fly to Ushuaia and Embark

Days 3-4

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 5-9

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 10-11

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 12

Disembark in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires

Route Map

There are 6 main destinations visited
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Departure Dates

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November 16 - Nov 27, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 12,541 - $ 25,216
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December 6 - Dec 17, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 16,111 - $ 31,151
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January 18 - Jan 29, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 17,391 - $ 24,831
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February 19 - Mar 2, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 16,991 - $ 32,911
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November 27 - Dec 8, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 13,216 - $ 29,641
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December 7 - Dec 18, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 14,031 - $ 31,551
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December 17 - Dec 28, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 13,216 - $ 29,641
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December 27 - Jan 7, 2026
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 14,671 - $ 33,151
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February 8 - Feb 19, 2026
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 13,216 - $ 29,641
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February 18 - Mar 1, 2026
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 13,216 - $ 29,641
Up to 25% savings
25% OFF

Deals

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Explore the untamed beauty of this world’s most captivating regions, and save up to 25% 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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Alpine Heli-Trekking

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Exclusive Heli-Landing

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Sea Kayaking

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Stand Up Paddleboarding

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Paddling excursion

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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-to15-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
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities