Itinerary

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands.

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      USD $6,995
      CAD $8,770
      AUD $8,600
      EUR €6,100
      GBP £4,300
      NZD $9,580
      ZAR R86,085
      CHF FR7,165
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three antarctic explorers in yellow jackets

antarctic family of emperor penguins

antarctica mountains falling into the sea

man sees penguin in antarctica

penguins jumping from the water onto iceberg

Day 1 Ushuaia

Enjoy an adventure to the bottom of the Earth, and arrive at the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia. Poised on the edge of Beagle Channel, this Argentinian city is the capital of the Tierra Del Fuego region. Spend the night experiencing local life in this remote and fascinating city, affectionately known as ‘fin del mundo’ – the end of the world.

Day 2 Embarkation Day

Climb aboard and set sail through the exquisite Beagle Channel. Stay on the lookout for penguins, cormorants, petrels and albatross.

Days 3-4 Drake Passage

As the trip navigates through the famous waters of the Drake Passage, start to experience some of Antarctica’s rare wildlife. While the mixing of polar and temperate waters occurs, the nutrient-rich waters rise to the surface and draw in a host of seabirds, whales and marine life, so look out for a feeding spectacle.

Days 5-9 Antarctic Peninsula

Venture into the heart of the Antarctic waters, as the voyage travels through various weather, ice and ocean conditions. Expect the unexpected, and be ready to disembark in order to meet the local penguins, or maybe go for a ‘polar plunge’ in the icy waters of Neko Harbour.

Days 10-11 Drake Passage

The adventure winds up with a trip back over the Drake Passage. Head out to the deck to enjoy your last taste of crisp Antarctic air and watch the seabirds soaring overhead. Now is a great chance to spend some time with your new friends onboard – relax over a few drinks, swap photos and share memories of your Antarctic experience.

Day 12 Disembark in Ushuaia

Wind down this Antarctic Expedition back on solid ground as the trip disembarks in Ushaia.