Antarctic Explorer from Buenos Aires

Departing from Buenos Aires, explore the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula

This expedition offers the chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region. You’ll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments.

 

Highlights:

  • Journey through the historic Beagle Channel, looking out for rare birdlife from deck with the help of your expedition team

  • Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins

  • Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent, but you'll be one of them

  • A diversity of possible landing sites and activities allows you to see the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula from multiple perspectives

  • Optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping can take your adventure to the next level. Book early, as these sell out fast

  • A polar plunge in the Antarctic sea is the most invigorating swim you're ever likely to take

Is this trip right for you?

  • Although our ice strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on-board should you need further assistance.

  • As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic are freezing. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the trip notes for further important information about what to bring.

  • Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.

  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands; the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to others (which are equally as interesting). We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather. The on-board library and educational lectures are ideal ways for keeping entertained.

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2: Ushuaia - Embarkation Day

Days 3-4: Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 5-8: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9-10: Drake Passage 

Day 11: Disembark in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: Prices shown based on low season travel - details on request.

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 November 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person triple share

11 days from

$10,395*

Includes

  • Accommodation - Expedition Voyage (9 nights), Hotel (1 night)
  • Transport - Expedition cruise ship, Plane, Zodiac
  • Meals - 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • The services of Peregrine's expert English-speaking local tour leader

 

Bonus

Earn 3,500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points on all tours over $1,000

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