Antarctica

Enjoy the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula on an Antarctic Explorer voyage. Conquer the famed Drake Passage, explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot, get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Spanish, English

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT -3

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Antarctic Dollar (AAD)
Argentine Peso (ARS)
U.S. Dollar (USD)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

7° F (annual)
17° F (October – March)

Antarctic Expedition

Discovering the 7th Continent

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Arrive in Buenos Aires

Transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hotel TBD

Day 2 – USHUAIA

Group transfer to airport for private charter flight to Ushuaia

Transfer to downtown Ushuaia – explore on your own

Embarkation:

  • Sail along Beagle Channel through Tierra Del Fuego archipelago

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-4 – CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

Get to know your Expedition Team, shipmates & 

      what lies ahead

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 5-8 – SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

Daily Zodiac excursions:

  • Local bays, channels & landing sites
  • Scenic hikes
  • Penguin rookeries, whales, southern seals

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 9-10 – CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

Presentations by Expedition Team

Watch for seabirds & whales

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – USHUAIA / PATAGONIA / BUENOS AIRES / HOMEWARD BOUND

Disembark in Ushuaia

Group tour: Tierra del Fuego National Park (Patagonia) 

Group transfer to airport for private charter flight to 

       Buenos Aires

Connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $11,400 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

All in all, our trip to Chile and Easter Island was a huge success. Rarely have we seen such professionalism, and everything went just as you planned.  We will definitely recommend Nature Expeditions International to our friends and hope to again travel with your company.

Benton and Joseph M.
Columbus, GA

When to go:

Best times are from October to March

What to eat:

Continental & Vegetarian cuisine
aboard the ship

What to pack:

For Excursions: wool & synthetic layering clothing & socks; warm scarf & hat; waterproof pants; waterproof gloves & glove liners; swimwear; sunscreen, UV sunglasses & ski goggles; waterproof backpack; parka (provided by Quark – yours to keep); insulated waterproof boots (loaned by Quark); camera equipment; binoculars
Aboard the Ship: casual clothing; comfortable non-slip closed-toe flat shoes; seasickness & other medications; universal converter/adapter

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