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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition + Flights

A true discovery expedition across the legendary latitude of the Antarctic Circle with return flights from Buenos Aires.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 23,409
Up to 25% savings
Length
14 Days
Embark
Buenos Aires
Disembark
Buenos Aires
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 23,409
Up to 25% savings

Highlights

  • Be one of the very few to have ever ventured past 66°33'S.
  • Visit Antarctic research stations, iconic landing sites, and penguin colonies.
  • Discover the western Antarctic Peninsula's secrets with expert guides.

Embark on an extraordinary expedition from Buenos Aires to the 7th Continent, encompassing a polar achievement that only a fortunate few get to experience in their lifetime—crossing the iconic Antarctic Circle. Sailing from Ushuaia, cross the fabled Drake Passage, explore Antarctica’s pristine peninsula, and navigate below 66°33′ S for the most rewarding of voyages filled with breathtaking ice formations and wild encounters—from majestic humpback whales swimming alongside the ship and agile leopard seals diving beneath Zodiacs, to playful penguins sliding off icebergs into crystal-clear waters and magnificent giant petrels soaring above the crackling sea.

Arriving in Antarctica instills a profound sense of reverence and awe, as this untouched and enduring landscape eludes description. It becomes evident why this region has perpetually captivated explorers and adventurers alike. With each visit, Antarctica unveils new and unexpected wonders, guaranteeing a personal and unparalleled expedition that is genuinely one-of-a-kind. Whether exploring the Antarctic terrain by foot, visiting historic research bases, immersing yourself in the company of charming penguin colonies, or crossing the sacred Antarctic Circle, take pride in the knowledge that you have reached a place witnessed by only a privileged few.

Standard Activities

Crossing The Circle
Crossing The Circle
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Lectures
blindness
Hiking
helicopter
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 5-7

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 8-9

Antarctic Circle

Days 10-11

Northbound Along the Peninsula

Days 12-13

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 14

Disembark in Ushuaia

Route Map

There are 7 main destinations visited
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Departure Dates

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January 6 - Jan 19, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 29,645 - $ 67,360
Up to 15% savings
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February 7 - Feb 20, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 25,470 - $ 42,739
Up to 20% savings
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March 1 - Mar 14, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 23,409 - $ 52,865
Up to 25% savings
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January 6 - Jan 19, 2026
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 27,749 - $ 63,246
Up to 20% savings
20% OFF

Deals

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15% OFF

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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20% OFF

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...

Limited time offer
25% OFF

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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Extra Activities

Explore these 5 add on activities
From $ 592 Per Person

Exclusive Heli-Landing (Ultramarine)

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From $ 742 Per Person

Alpine Heli-Trekking (Ultramarine)

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From $ 1,492 Per Person

Sea Kayaking

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From $ 442 Per Person

Paddling Excursion

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From $ 442 Per Person

Stand Up Paddleboarding

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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
  • 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 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