Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

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11 Days |
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$20049
$18846

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

11 Days Starting and ending in Buenos Aires

Visiting:

Buenos Aires

,

Ushuaia

,

South Shetland Islands

,

USHUAIA

,

Drake Passage

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

PRC

Group size:

2 - 199

Age range:

18 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$20049

$18846 (USD)

tourhub discount: $1203


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  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 90 days before departure
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Tour Overview

Antarctica is an incredible destination with the power to transform those who are fortunate enough to experience it. Our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage has been designed to give you the very best of the Antarctic Peninsula over 11 remarkable days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage; explore majestic natural environments by Zodiac and on foot; experience penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by our onboard Polar experts. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your specific interests, and have the experience of a lifetime, customized to you.Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries—now it’s your turn. Be among the first guests on our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of Polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adventure!

Highlights

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    Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff

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    Enjoy helicopter flightseeing from Ultramarine for a unique perspective of the Antarctic Peninsula

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    Enjoy talks about the environment and wildlife from our onboard Polar experts

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    Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

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    Travel on a small expedition vessel

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    Experience abundant wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales

Places You'll See

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Location:

  Buenos Aires


Meals Included:

  No Meals


You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary.
Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich
European heritage, you will independently transfer to your group hotel.

icon Day 2 :  Fly to Ushuaia and embark

Location:

  Ushuaia


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After an early breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport
and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. 

Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to a central downtown
location to have some time on your own to explore this quaint port town
before making your way to the pier. 

After a late afternoon embarkation, you will sail along the historic Beagle
Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme
south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the
next land you see will be the Antarctic! 

icon Day 3 - 4 : Crossing the Drake Passage

Location:

  Ushuaia


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing,
as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first
days getting to know your shipmates while your Expedition Team provides
safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.The
unpredictable and exciting Drake Passage is an adventure unto itself. While
being well taken care of by our expert onboard staff and leaders, you’ll
have plenty of time to gaze out at the ocean, take pictures of seabirds
swooping around the ship, and get to know your Expedition Team and fellow
travelers. .

icon Day 5 - 8 : South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Location:

  South Shetland Islands


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Once the Drake Passage is left in our wake and the South Shetland Islands
come into view, your Antarctic adventure truly begins. You will begin to
appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and
travellers alike. On every visit to Antarctica, we witness something new or
unexpected, which means your expedition will be unlike any other—a unique,
personal experience. 

Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local
bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of
our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for Humpback
and Minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species,
including the cunning Leopard seal. 

The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you hike
snowy pathways to vantage points offering panoramic views of your
surroundings. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one
moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence,
and the next you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into
a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear. 

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes—such as penguins
squabbling over prized pebbles—become indelible memories. 

Each day will be different, carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to
inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world. 

icon Day 9 - 10 : Crossing the Drake Passage

Location:

  South Shetland Islands


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to
enjoy the invigorating Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for
seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition
Team, and celebrate the experiences you've shared exploring the remarkable
world of Antarctica. 

icon Day 11 : Disembark in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires

Location:

  Ushuaia, Buenos Aires


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Iou will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The
mandatory transfer package includes a taste of Patagonia with a Tierra del
Fuego National Park tour before transferring to the airport for the return
group charter flight to Buenos Aires. 

What's Included

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    Meals

    5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners.

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    All gratuities (November 2018-March 2019 only)

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    We can include flights from the UK.  Please contact us for a quote.

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    All meals while on the ship

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    Beer and wine at dinner

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    All accommodation

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    Tour leader throughout and qualified Expedition Staff

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    All transport and listed activities

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Mandatory Charter Flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia Return - from £850 (or equivalent in booking currency) paid on booking

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    Single accommodation (available on request)

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    Visas or vaccinations

Food

All meals while on the ship included. *Typical Meals* The ships galley offers good quality service and cuisine throughout, with excellent chefs preparing international menus including vegetarian dishes, accompanied by a wide variety of drinks from around the world on sale. *Breakfast:* Buffet style – unlimited tea and coffee, a selection of fruit juices, hot options including bacon and eggs or omelettes, a selection of bread and toast and jam/honey/marmalade, fruit and cereal. *Lunch:* Three course set meal or buffet, or the occasional BBQ. *Dinner:* Three or four courses with a starter of soup and/or salad, a choice of mains with at least one vegetarian option and a dessert, with tea and coffee. Vegetarians and vegans can be well catered for on this holiday - please do inform us before departure of any special dietary requests so that our local team can be well prepared.

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Do you require a visa for this holiday?

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. No visa required for holders of British passport.

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

18+ age people can go on this tour.

Are vaccinations required for this tour?

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

    What is the maximum group size?

    199

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews

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ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

Wonderful trip.  Well worth the effort despite some stressful moments in the beginning.  Antarctica is a very special place.  Cannot be compared to any other travel experience.  So glad I ....more

Wonderful trip.

  Well worth the effort despite some stressful moments in the beginning.

  Antarctica is a very special place.

  Cannot be compared to any other travel experience.

  So glad I went.

   Would have given 5 stars but for my experiences prior to and at the beginning of the trip.

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ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

An excellent and informative introduction to Antarctica. You could not wish for a better trip.

An excellent and informative introduction to Antarctica.

You could not wish for a better trip.


ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

An unforgetable trip, can't begin to really describe the Antarctic, it has to be seen to be believed. 

An unforgetable trip, can't begin to really describe the Antarctic, it has to be seen to be believed.

 


ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

my first thoughts goto kim christie, for rescueing my holiday when it looked doomed as the vessel went tech, she acted quickly and efficiently with getting me on another trip, ....more

my first thoughts goto kim christie, for rescueing my holiday when it looked doomed as the vessel went tech, she acted quickly and efficiently with getting me on another trip, sometimes it is not just the dream of making it on the greatest adventure in the world, but the great people behind the scenes who make it possible.

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ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

What can I say?! The most amazing trip, far exceeding the expectations that I had held for a lifetime! Each experience seemed to surpass the last , and I hold the ....more

What can I say?! The most amazing trip, far exceeding the expectations that I had held for a lifetime! Each experience seemed to surpass the last , and I hold the memory in my head each day since returning home.

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ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

Exodus and Quark had the perfect recipe for the adventure of a lifetime. Helpful and efficient pre-trip planning. The Vavilov, a great vessel for the expedition that was immaculate and had a very accommodating crew. ....more

Exodus and Quark had the perfect recipe for the adventure of a lifetime.

Helpful and efficient pre-trip planning.

The Vavilov, a great vessel for the expedition that was immaculate and had a very accommodating crew.

An outstanding knowledgeable and friendly Expedition Team with an inspirational leader who always wanted to go the extra mile to make it happen.

 A very varied, educational, exciting and memorable itinerary - with an abundance of spectacular scenery and exceptional wildlife sightings.

The informality onboard and the friendliness of the 97 passengers who represented 17 different countries was so enjoyable.

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ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

I cannot remember a time when the Antarctic was not at the top of my wish list. This trip not only met all my expectations, it far exceeded them! It ....more

I cannot remember a time when the Antarctic was not at the top of my wish list.

This trip not only met all my expectations, it far exceeded them! It is difficult for any review to do both the location and the expedition team justice.

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ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

Great boat, fantastic experiences, good mix of people

Great boat, fantastic experiences, good mix of people


ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

Having drooled over numerous glorious pictures of Antarctica, I had long dreamed of experiencing it for myself. Antarctica over-delivered on my extremely high expectations with mind-blowing scenery, plentiful wildlife and ....more

Having drooled over numerous glorious pictures of Antarctica, I had long dreamed of experiencing it for myself.

Antarctica over-delivered on my extremely high expectations with mind-blowing scenery, plentiful wildlife and ever-changing weather.

Travelling on the Sea Spirit was an absolute pleasure; the on board staff were brilliant without exception and did everything they could to make sure we were comfortable and entertained.

I can now only sit back in wonder at my own photographs knowing that I am now a participant and no longer merely a distant spectator.

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ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

Our trip to the Antarctic Peninsula was simply 'mind-blowing'

Our trip to the Antarctic Peninsula was simply 'mind-blowing'


Dates & Availability

ULTRAMARINE - Price includes Mandatory transfer package (including return charter flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia)

Wednesday

Jan 18, 2023

Saturday

Jan 28, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $1203 (USD)

$20049
$18846 (USD)
$20049
$18846 (USD)

tourhub discount: $1203

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    Up to 42 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

11 Days Starting and ending in Buenos Aires

Visiting:

Buenos Aires

,

Ushuaia

,

South Shetland Islands

,

USHUAIA

,

Drake Passage

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

PRC

Group size:

2 - 199

Age range:

18 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$20049

$18846 (USD)

tourhub discount: $1203


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 90 days before departure
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   Call Us On: 0333 567 1629

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