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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent + Flights (12D)

A slightly longer adaptation of the classic Antarctica expedition inclusive of flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 16,396
Up to 28% savings
Length
12 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 16,396
Up to 28% 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.

Ships

Ultramarine

A superlative ship with an unparalleled adventure activity portfolio for the ultimate polar experience.

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
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

Route Map

There are 6 main destinations visited
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Departure Dates

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November 16 - Nov 27, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 16,396 - $ 36,430
Up to 28% savings
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Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full
November 26 - Dec 7, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 19,113 - $ 42,765
Up to 15% savings
December 6 - Dec 17, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 16,396 - $ 26,951
Up to 27% savings
Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full
January 18 - Jan 29, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 18,448 - $ 41,512
Up to 28% savings
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February 19 - Mar 2, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 19,154 - $ 42,609
Up to 20% savings
Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full

Deals

Explore 2 deals on select dates
Save from 15% to 40% off

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!

Limited time offer
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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Extra Activities

Explore these 6 add on activities
From $ 672 Per Person

Alpine Heli-Trekking

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From $ 536 Per Person

Exclusive Heli-Landing

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From $ 1,351 Per Person

Sea Kayaking

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From $ 400 Per Person

Stand Up Paddleboarding

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From $ 400 Per Person

Paddling excursion

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From $ 400 Per Person

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-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