Explore the glacial waterways deep in the Southern Hemisphere! On this Argentina and Antarctica tour, discover iconic, snow covered landscapes such as the Perito Moreno glacier and Ushuaia, the end of the world! In Antarctica, lose yourself in the haunting beauty of a timeless land, replete with open seas, towering peaks, vast deserts and unique wildlife.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2Buenos AiresTango, Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery and Grave of Evita, Asado Barbecues, San TelmoLegado Mitico Buenos Aires, Algodon Mansion
2 - 4El CalafatePerito Moreno Glacier, UNESCO World Heritage Site Los Glaciares National Park, Horseback RidingXelena Hotel & Suites, Eolo
4 - 6UshuaiaTierra Del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel, Haberton EstanciaArakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa
6 - 15AntarcticaSnow White Landscape, Icebergs & Glaciers, Unique Wildlife, Cruise, Kayaking & Adventure SportsIsland Sky
15 - 16Buenos AiresTango, Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery and Grave of Evita, Asado Barbecues, San TelmoLegado Mitico Buenos Aires, Algodon Mansion

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  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer from Buenos Aires international airport to your hotel with a guide

Buenos Aires

1 Day

The capital of Argentina is unique in the way of combining Latin American lifestyle along with that of European architecture and culture.

Included Activities

Eclectic Buenos Aires Excursion
Explore the pulsating Argentine capital on this fascinating day tour of the city’s iconic destinations and eclectic neighborhoods. Set off from your hotel in the company of your guide, enjoying a leisurely tour of Buenos Aires. Walk through the colorful working class neighborhood of La Boca, where the spirit and culture of its immigrants population lives on. Visit the contrasting locality of Palermo with its open green spaces, wide tree-lined avenues, and trendy bars and restaurants. Next, walk over to the chic French residential neighborhood of Recoleta, teeming with classy art galleries and cultural centers. If you’re lucky, you could even catch an exhibition or two while visiting the district. Visit the city’s iconic landmarks of the Colon Theater, the National Congress, and the Presidential Palace, before returning to your hotel. (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, and don’t forget your camera).

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Algodon Mansion – Opt 2
RoomRecoleta Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 4

Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires domestic airport

El Calafate

2 Days

From being a simple village where time seemed to stand still, El Calafate has grown into a modern city, frequented just as much by the Argentineans themselves as by foreign tourists.

Included Activities

Nautical Safari of the Perito Moreno Glacier
Experience the Perito Moreno Glacier up close during a boat ride on Argentino Lake. View the spectacular display of falling ice blocks from a safe distance and experience the enormous size of this massive monument of nature. (Duration 1 hour. Group Activity. Maximum 130 people on the boat. Combined with the Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier)

Included Activities at Eolo
Breathe in the fresh air and relish the tranquility of this remote corner of Patagonia as you choose daily from included activities such as trekking, mountain biking, bird watching or star gazing by telescope. For more detailed information on all the activities offered by the Eolo Hotel please visit their website.

Private Visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier
Journey from El Calafate to the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier in a private car with driver and guide. Enjoy spectacular views at this gigantic ice mass from different spots on the peninsula and marvel up close at this wonder of nature. (0900 to 1700 hrs; Private Activity; Lunchbox included)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Lake View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Eolo – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Suite
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 6

Transfer to the airport

Flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia

Transfer to your hotel

Ushuaia

2 Days

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

Included Activities

Adventures in Antarctica (12 days/11 nights) – Part I
Day 1 – 2: Your Antarctica adventure starts in Ushuaia – one of the southernmost cities in the world and the gateway to Antarctica! You will have two days to relax at the beautiful Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa or to explore town. Experience Ushuaian museums, markets, and attractions, also ambling along the Beagle Channel promenade. On the evening of the second day, attend the optional briefing session where you can meet some of the crew and fellow travelers.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Sea View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 6 - 15

Group transfer to the port

Antarctica

9 Days

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 in Antarctica.

Included Activities

Adventures in Antarctica (12 days/11 nights) – Part II
Day 3: Following breakfast, check out Ushuaia’s outskirts, or unwind at the resort until your mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Ushered in by your expedition team and crew onboard, check in to your boutique accommodations and settle in. After a safety briefing and orientation session, meet with fellow passengers over the Captain’s welcome dinner. Take in the panoramic vistas around, as you sail through the scenic Beagle Channel, past the world’s most southerly town of Puerto Williams, and colonies of penguins, cormorants, and sea lions. After an overnight journey, wake up to the legendary surrounds of Cape Horn. As one of the privileged adventurers to set foot on the island, get a unique ‘Isla Hornos’ passport stamp as your souvenir. Day 4 – 5: Over the next couple of days southbound, navigate the Antarctic Convergence and the famous Drake Passage. Learn about Antarctica’s fascinating history, flora, and fauna during interactive presentations and engaging lectures courtesy of passionate polar naturalists. Along the way, be part of the expedition’s research by filling out sea bird sighting surveys, assist in the collection of salinity samples, and help record weather data. As you look out to the open waters from the observation lounge and outdoor decks, keep your fingers crossed for rare sightings of whales breaching. During mealtimes, savor gourmet spreads complemented by periodic entertainment. On the way, you will notice the pleasant change of scenery with icebergs and the Antarctic mainland showing up on the horizon. Day 6: Traversing the beautiful ice-filled bays of the South Shetland Islands, you could make stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as numerous historic sites and colorful research station settlements. You may also visit Half Moon Island and the picturesque Deception Island enroute. Day 7 – 9: As you continue south of the Gerlache Strait along Antarctica’s western fringes, expect to encounter myriad species of penguins, seals, and whales, all thriving in their natural habitat. Drop by Neko Harbour and Paradise Harbour to see spectacular groups of glaciated mountains and calving icebergs. Marvel at the stunning beauty of Lemaire Channel and Neumayer Channel both flanked by snow-covered landscapes of the surrounding archipelago. Visit the living museum of Port Lockroy – a former British research station set against towering mountain ridges. You can send postcards to loved ones from the world’s most southerly post office located here, and also browse souvenirs at the gift shop. Heading further south, through the wildlife-filled Penola Strait to Vernadsky Research Base, get ready to do house-distilled vodka shots at Faraday Bar, the southernmost drinking hole in the world! Day 10 – 11: After waving goodbye to Antarctica, spend the next two days aboard the ship at leisure, as you make your way back to South America. Enhance your understanding of the Antarctic region with Q&A sessions to help you relive your own firsthand experiences. This final leg of the journey takes you through the Beagle Channel between Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island. Day 12: Arrive in Ushuaia and bid farewell to your new friends!

Hotel Options
Island Sky – Opt 1
RoomWindow Suite
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
Day 15 - 16

Group transfer to the airport

Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

Transfer from Buenos Aires domestic airport to your hotel

Buenos Aires

1 Day

The capital of Argentina is unique in the way of combining Latin American lifestyle along with that of European architecture and culture.

Included Activities

Tango Show and Dinner at the Faena
Experience an unforgettable night of dinner and sensuous dance performances at the legendary Faena Hotel+Universe. A stylish setting and enthralling music in El Cabaret showcases the sizzling eroticism of the Tango by the best dancers in the country. (2000 to 2330 hrs; Private Activity; Dinner Included)

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Algodon Mansion – Opt 2
RoomRecoleta Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

Transfer to the airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 19,980 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 21,260 /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 in one double room for 16 days / 15 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Buenos Aires – El Calafate
    • El Calafate – Ushuaia
    • Ushuaia – Buenos Aires
  • All activities as listed :
    • Buenos Aires: Eclectic Buenos Aires Excursion
    • El Calafate: Nautical Safari of the Perito Moreno Glacier
    • El Calafate: Included Activities at Eolo
    • El Calafate: Private visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier
    • Argentina and Antarctica – Glacial Explorations: Adventures in Antarctica (12 days/11 nights) – Part I
    • Argentina and Antarctica – Glacial Explorations: Adventures in Antarctica (12 days/11 nights) – Part II
    • Buenos Aires: Tango Show and Dinner at the Faena
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel then all such travel comes with CDW insurance for an unlimited number of kilometers. For further details about the type of car please speak to your Travel Consultant.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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Argentina and Antarctica – Glacial Explorations

16 days $ 19,980 / person

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