From$5099USD
11 days,Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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Set foot on Antarctica—the world's least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers, have your questions answered by Antarctic experts

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  • From$8099USDCategory 3 Twin
  • From$9099USDCategory 4 Twin
  • From$10399USDCategory 5 Double

Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

What's Included

  • 9 nights aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel
  • Departure transfer from ship to airport in Ushuaia
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka
  • Antarctica destination guidebook
  • All meals included on board the G Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotel.
  • G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.
  • Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (9 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.

Day 1Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Day 2Ushuaia/Drake Passage(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the MS Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Days 3–4Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands(1B, 1L, 1D)

The adventure begins with a 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition's wake.

Days 5–8South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula(1B, 1L, 1D)

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.

Days 9–10Drake Passage/Ushuaia(1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

Day 11Ushuaia(1B)

Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

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