Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition Overview

Uncover the sublime white beauty of Antarctica on this Southern Expedition. Travel across the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, and cross the Antarctic Circle.

    • 15
    • GQMS
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $9,995
      AUD $10,995
      EUR €8,000
      GBP £6,500
      NZD $13,035
      ZAR R100,080
      CHF FR9,430
      CAD $10,585
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-07 - 2015-01-21

Set sail on an unforgettable tour of the Antarctic Peninsula on this Southern Expedition

Cast off from Ushuaia, Argentina, to embark on an adventure to one of the most beautiful and remote locations on the planet. Sail across the notorious Drake Passage bound for the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore a world covered in ice and snow; marvel at the odd shapes and spectacular hues of drifting icebergs; spot albatross, cormorants, seals, penguins and whales; and discover the land of the midnight sun - the blues and whites of Antarctica are truly breathtaking.

  • Visit the ‘end of the world’ – Ushuaia in Patagonia Travel through the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage Spot a wealth of wildlife, including albatross, penguins, seals and whales Cross the legendary Antarctic Circle Learn about Antarctica through a series of fascinating lectures Step out onto the Antarctic Peninsula Explore the surreal frozen landscapes of Antarctica

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Finish:

    Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 189
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (13 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Ship, Zodiac
  • Notes:

    Please note an increased non-refundable deposit of A$2000 is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

  • Total price from

    USD $9,995
    AUD $10,995
    EUR €8,000
    GBP £6,500
    NZD $13,035
    ZAR R100,080
    CHF FR9,430
    CAD $10,585
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $666
    AUD $733
    EUR €533
    GBP £433
    NZD $869
    ZAR R6,672
    CHF FR628
    CAD $705
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition Summary

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Day 1 Ushuaia

A picturesque town at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the launching pad for many Antarctica trips and is also excellent for hiking and mountain-based activities.

Day 2 Embarkation

The beautiful Beagle Channel, which links Ushuaia with the Drake Passage, is particularly rich with birdlife - penguins, cormorants, petrels and albatross can all be seen here.

Days 3-4 Drake Passage

The infamous Drake Passage is a fascinating place where the raw power of nature is always on display - seabirds circle overhead and whales happily cruise these waters.

Days 5-8 Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

The coldest, windiest, driest and iciest continent, Antarctica is a land of spectacular scenery, epic adventure and some of the world's most iconic wildlife.

Days 9-10 The Antarctic Circle

More than just an imaginary line at 66° 33’ S, crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement - this magical part of the world is visited by very few people.

Days 11-12 Antarctic Peninsula

One of the last true wilderness areas left on earth, the Antarctic Penisula is largely unchanged since the early explorers first landed on its inhospitable shores.

Days 13-14 Drake Passage

Named for the famed English explorer Sir Frances Drake, the 800km-wide Drake Passage separates the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from the bottom of South America.

Day 15 Ushuaia

Renowned as the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia has plenty to offer the many adventurers who pass through: nice restaurants, interesting museums and the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park.
    • 15
    • GQMS
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $9,995
      AUD $10,995
      EUR €8,000
      GBP £6,500
      NZD $13,035
      ZAR R100,080
      CHF FR9,430
      CAD $10,585
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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