Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

11 Days



Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

11 Days Starting and ending in Buenos Aires

Visiting: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, South Shetland Islands

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Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 199

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Age range:

18 to 99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

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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!


  • Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff

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

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

  • Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

  • Travel on a small expedition vessel

  • Experience abundant wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales


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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.

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! 

Day 3 : Days 3-4 Crossing The Drake Passage
Location: Drake Passage
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. .

Day 5 : Days 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. 

Day 9 : Days 9-10 Crossing The Drake Passage
Location: Drake Passage
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. 

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

  • Meals
    5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners.

* All meals while on the ship
* Beer and wine at dinner
* All gratuities (November 2018-March 2019 only)
* All accommodation
* All transport and listed activities
* Tour leader throughout and qualified Expedition Staff
* We can include flights from the UK.  Please contact us for a quote.

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

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

  • Single accommodation (available on request)

  • Visas or vaccinations


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

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.


The Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires is offered on the Ultramarine which is a Polar Adventure Ship. Polar Adventure Ships These are small ice rated vessels well qualified for Polar waters. Intimate adventures are always more enjoyable with like-minded passengers and staff, so these voyages are for people who like flexible itineraries and plenty to keep them busy. Activities include frequent Zodiac excursions, trekking and many hours on deck in areas that other ships only dream about accessing. Food and staff are superb and every guest benefits from the technical advances of this superb fleet. Rest assured our Polar Adventure Ships enable any traveller to maximize their experience sensitively in the Poles.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?


  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    18+ age people can go on this tour.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?


  • 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.

  • What is the maximum group size?


  • 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 from Travellers on this Tour

Everything and more

If Antarctica has been on your ‘ to do list’ GO!,, Amazing time had by all, my only negative would be that I did not book to go onto South Georgia and The Falklands due to the time factor. I now have to select photos for my album going to be a long process.

Absolutely awesome trip

This was one of the most amazing trips we have ever done. The scenery was breathtaking. The crew and expedition team were cheerful, helpful and knowledgeable. The kayaking with penguins and whales popping up feet away was fabulous.

Above all expectations!

from start till end this trip was amazing! Everything went smoothly, from the pre-tour info, to information at the hotel and the logistics of the domestic flights and checking in on the boat. It felt very safe, especially for a woman travelling alone. The crew on board was excellent! I loved the way every guide had his own ‘field of expertise’ which covered everything you wanted to know (and things you didn’t know you wanted to know ;-)). The Staff was extremely helpful, happy, smiling and overall serviceminded. It was a pleasure! Overall the program on board made sure that you almost didn’t have an idle moment, which for me was amazing! And the logistics of getting nearly 200 passengers into zodiacs 10 at the time, went so incredible easy, they crew are really professional and know how to make your experience the best possible. I can highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to explore the magic of Antarctica.

Antarctica via Buenos Aires

An amazing and unique experience would highly recommend it's worth every penny

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

Saturday - Tuesday

Nov 16, 2024 - Nov 26, 2024
$15265 $14845 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$420 (USD)

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

Friday - Monday

Dec 06, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
$17040 $16571 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$469 (USD)

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

Saturday - Tuesday

Jan 18, 2025 - Jan 28, 2025
$18240 $17738 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$502 (USD)

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

Wednesday - Saturday

Feb 19, 2025 - Mar 01, 2025
$18120 $17622 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$498 (USD)

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Nov 27, 2025 - Dec 07, 2025
$14950 $14539 (USD)

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Dec 07, 2025 - Dec 17, 2025
$15935 $15497 (USD)

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Dec 17, 2025 - Dec 27, 2025
$16610 $16153 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

Dec 27, 2025 - Jan 06, 2026
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Feb 08, 2026 - Feb 18, 2026
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Wednesday - Saturday

Feb 18, 2026 - Feb 28, 2026
$14950 $14539 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$411 (USD)

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  • Low Deposit

    Exodus requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exodus charges.

    Up to 70 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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