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Best of Antarctica: Pristine Wilderness

Starting at:
Per Person
$ 6,715
Up to 20% savings
Length
11 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 6,715
Up to 20% savings

Highlights

  • Penguin populations in the rookeries are thriving, and the birds are busy nest-building and courting.
  • A fantastic time for photographers as the lengthening days conclude with incredible evening light, noctilucent clouds and beautiful rose-coloured sunsets.
  • Experience daily Zodiac excursions and onshore landings and personalise your expedition with our wide range of paid adventure options during your voyage such as Kayaking and Day Paddle, Camping, Photography and Snowshoeing.

Discover the raw, untouched beauty of the Great White Continent on this 11-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. During this magical time, landscapes are at their most pristine as the thawing of sea ice invites you into an unspoiled polar wilderness. Keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seals, seabirds and astounding icebergs displaying a palette of snow white and deep aquamarine.

Watch penguins squabbling over pebbles for their nests as they begin to court and scan for Leopard seals on ice floes. While the Ocean Endeavour edges its way through the fractured ice, perhaps entering the narrow, sheer-sided Lemaire Channel, you are invited onto the bow as we follow the continent’s inhabitants further south into the untouched snowscapes of pristine Antarctica.

Ships

Ocean Endeavour

A floating boutique hotel with a wellness program and an impressive range of onboard facilities.

Standard Activities

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Lectures
yoga
Yoga Classes
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Ushuaia, Argentina

Your adventure begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Nestled within the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Ushuaia boasts many shops, museums, restaurants and cafes that you can enjoy before your voyage. This Argentine town is the ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. If you feel adventurous, the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park offers plenty of outdoor activities.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation in Ushuaia

Days 3-4

At Sea, Drake Passage

Days 5-8

South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9-10

At Sea, Drake Passage

Day 11

Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Route Map

There are 4 main destinations visited
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Departure Dates

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November 18 - Nov 28, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 6,715 - $ 11,940
Up to 20% savings
November 27 - Dec 7, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 7,140 - $ 12,580
Up to 20% savings

Extra Activities

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From $ 1,099 Per Person

Kayaking

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From $ 399 Per Person

Camping

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From $ 150 Per Person

Snowshoeing

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From $ 1,099 Per Person

Photography Programme

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What's Included

  • All meals onboard the Ocean Endeavour including snacks
  • Accommodation onboard the Ocean Endeavour in booked cabin category
  • Onboard lecture program from Expeditions Team and Naturalists
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruising (except paid adventure options with cost)
  • Use of rubber boots on land and use of waterproof outer shell jacket
  • Insulated inner jacket, yours to keep at the end of the voyage
  • Transfer from Ushuaia airport to hotel (Day 1) and pre-night hotel with breakfast
  • Transfer from Ushuaia hotel accommodation to the Ocean Endeavour for embarkation
  • Transports to Ushuaia airport on return to port
  • All port taxes
  • All landing fees
  • Use of onboard gym, sauna, pool and jacuzzi and onboard yoga

What's Excluded

  • International or internal flights unless specified
  • Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
  • Meals other than those specified in the pre-departure information
  • Pre or post cruise travel expenses
  • Visa (if applicable) and passport fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Fuel surcharge may be applied to all bookings
  • Paid adventure options and all personal expenses
  • Tobacco, alcoholic or beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Miscellaneous extras
  • Laundry and communication charges on board
  • Gratuities for Expedition team and crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)
  • For minors under 16 years of age at time of travel; life jackets, waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and boots
  • For guests who require larger sizing; Waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and rubber boots