Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Start: Buenos Aires Finish: Buenos Aires

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


Duration: 10 Nights

Physical rating: Leisurely

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour code: PRC

Tour operator: Exodus

Group size: 2 - 199

Age range: 18 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $13876

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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

  • iconAccompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
  • iconTravel on a small expedition vessel
  • iconEnjoy talks about the environment and wildlife from our onboard Polar experts
  • iconExperience abundant wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales
  • iconEnjoy helicopter flightseeing from Ultramarine for a unique perspective of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • iconExplore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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    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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    All accommodation

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    Tour leader throughout and qualified Expedition Staff

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    All gratuities (November 2018-March 2019 only)

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    Beer and wine at dinner

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    All transport and listed activities

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Single accommodation (available on request)

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    Visas or vaccinations

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

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.

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Exodus requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

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 ....more 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.

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Antarctica via Buenos Aires
An amazing and unique experience would highly recommend it's worth every penny An amazing and unique experience would highly recommend it's worth every penny;
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 ....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.

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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 ....more 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.

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Dates & Availability

Sunday Oct 31, 2021

Nights

10

Available

8

$13875.92

Saturday Nov 20, 2021

Nights

10

Available

8

$14442.28

Friday Feb 11, 2022

Nights

10

Available

8

$14442.28

Monday Oct 31, 2022

Nights

10

Available

8

$13875.92

Sunday Dec 18, 2022

Nights

10

Available

8

$14867.06

Wednesday Jan 18, 2023

Nights

12

Available

8

$17698.88

Sunday Mar 05, 2023

Nights

10

Available

8

$13875.92