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Set off on a bucket-list adventure to the South Pole! Setting foot on the seventh continent is an experience reserved for only a few. Explore Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego and cross the Beagle Channel to reach the magical point at 90° South. On your return journey, the famous Drake Strait awaits you. Your expedition ship is not only equipped with every imaginable amenity but also offers you a variety of opportunities to experience the wonders of Antarctica. Enjoy onshore excursions, kayak tours, and Zodiac boat rides, and spot leopard seals and penguins while you marvel at wondrous ice formations.

If you want to fulfill your dream of a South Pole trip, trust the experience of our experts. Contact us today to plan the trip of a lifetime.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2UshuaiaTierra Del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel, Haberton EstanciaHotel Albatros
2 - 14AntarcticaSnow White Landscape, Icebergs & Glaciers, Unique Wildlife, Cruise, Kayaking & Adventure SportsOcean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions, Antarctica, Ocean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions, Antarctica
14 - 14UshuaiaTierra Del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel, Haberton Estancia

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Shared transfer to your Hotel

Ushuaia

1 Night

The southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is an ideal place to begin cruising this majestic, snow-covered landscape.

Hotel Options
Hotel Albatros – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 14

Shared transfer from the Hotel to the Port

Antarctica

12 Nights

By far the most exotic vacation destination around the world you would ever visit, a  spectacularly white landscape of snow, icebergs, and glaciers, iconic wildlife of whales, seals and penguins, await you on an Antarctica Cruise.

Included Activities

Group Cruise: Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure, savoring an unhurried breakfast and then relaxing at the hotel or exploring the surroundings on your own. You will embark on your ship in the late afternoon, allowing you time to see some of the local sights if you wish. Once onboard your ship, it’s time to meet your fellow passengers and become acquainted with the vessel and the expedition team. You will set sail on the Beagle Channel, towards the southernmost tip of South America. Having settled in, attend your first safety briefing and orientation before sitting down to the welcome dinner.

Group Cruise: Sailing the Drake
As you sail through the Drake Passage, named after the famous 16th-century British explorer Sir Francis Drake, the spectacular seascape will keep you mesmerized. Onboard, you can attend engaging lectures and presentations from passionate polar naturalists on Antarctica’s fascinating history, flora, and fauna, all of which will prepare you for your experience upon your arrival. Guided by experts, you may even spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica. In between these informative sessions and watching for wildlife, savor gourmet meals with fellow travelers as well as delicious liquor and cocktails at the bar.

Group Cruise: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, taking in the immensity and natural beauty of the White Continent. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you speechless and awe-struck! Each day, you will set out by Zodiac boat with passionate experts to explore the local bays, channels, and landing sites. Your expedition team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station, or visiting the colonies of chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo penguins, all of which are found in this region. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater, and leopard seals, as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, fins, or perhaps orcas, while on your Zodiac excursions. The serene silence is sometimes interrupted by the noise of squabbling penguins, and the boom and crack of a calving glacier – this is your perfect opportunity to take in all the sounds and sights that Antarctica has to offer.

Group Cruise: Antarctic Circle
Heading southward, your ship will sail towards the Antarctic Circle, a magical destination for seafarers and explorers. Beyond the latitude at approximately 66°33´ S, reaching the Antarctic Circle is both a memorable experience and an impressive achievement, as few visitors have the opportunity to travel so far south. The further toward the South Pole you go, the more influence the rugged and icy the surroundings have on the expedition. Thick ice fields are a common sight in this region, glaciers dominate the landscape, and the number of drifting icebergs begins to increase. This is Antarctica, raw and wild, home of the midnight sun, Weddell seals, and your best chances of encountering sea ice – the foundation of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Simply magical!

Group Cruise: Return Crossing the Drake
After waving goodbye to Antarctica, spend your time aboard the ship at leisure as you make your way north, back to South America. Enhance your understanding of the Antarctic region with Q&A sessions, share photos with your new friends aboard the ship, count the variety and quantity of the wildlife you have seen, and enjoy the final lectures and presentations as you reflect on your own firsthand experiences. This final leg of the journey takes you through the Beagle Channel between Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island.

Group Cruise: Disembarkation
Arriving in Ushuaia, your journey ends at the pier upon disembarking from the ship. You can choose to spend the rest of your morning soaking in the sights and sounds of Ushuaia at your own pace, thus continue your adventure, or catch your flight home. You will be transferred to the airport directly if you plan to catch the first flight homeward, or taken to your hotel in town should you have plans to leave at a later time or date.

Hotel Options
RoomLower Deck Twin
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
RoomDeluxe Cabin
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
Day 14 - 14

Shared transfer from the port to the Airport

Ushuaia

0 Nights

The southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is an ideal place to begin cruising this majestic, snow-covered landscape.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 14,090 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 16,090 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • An onboard voucher for USD $250, which you can use for drinks not included in the package or at the gift store
  • This offer is valid for expeditions between January 2022 and March 2022, only if payment is made in full before March 31, 2021

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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