Journey to the Antarctic Peninsula

From$9799USD
15 days,Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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Spend eight full days exploring one of the world's last true wildernesses, connect with the history of exploration while retracing Shackleton’s journey, catch sight of whales and albatross following the ship, go ashore with seasoned experts explaining the intricacies of Antarctic ecology, admire the tabular icebergs of the Weddell Sea

Room Prices

  • From$10499USDCategory 1 Triple
  • From$12999USDCategory 3 Twin
  • From$13999USDCategory 4 Twin
  • From$9799USDCategory 1A Quad

Fierce, cold and stunningly beautiful – explorers since Shackleton have grappled with the contrasts of the Weddell Sea. Experience this ultimate Antarctic landscape on a 15-day adventure that defines "once in a lifetime." Cross the Drake Passage to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea – this less-visited region of Antarctica is the planet's clearest sea and the birthing ground of incredible tabular icebergs. Two attempted shore landings each day means more potential sightings of leopard seals, whales and thriving colonies of roosting penguins. Be a part of history as you embrace Shackleton's spirit. This isn't a polar cruise – it's an adventure.

What's Included

  • 13 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel
  • Departure transfer from ship to airport in Ushuaia
  • 1 nt 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 aboard the G Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotel.
  • G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.
  • 1 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) (13 nts). Please note that cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen-size bed.

Add to Your Experience

Antarctica Camping

Follow in the footsteps of bold explorers and experience this land’s awe-inspiring splendours first hand. Our Antarctica camping experience includes time to enjoy the beauty of Antarctica near your campsite with ample photography options. Experience the sounds of heaving ice, the fresh scent of the sea, the stars at night—nothing gets you closer to the humbling forces of nature than spending a night ashore!

Antarctica Kayaking

Weather permitting, you will head out in kayaks during the days where zodiac landings are also available. Kayaking as part of a group lead by experienced and skilled leaders, is an opportunity to experience these remote regions from another vantage point. No other activity gets you as close to the natural environment!

Antarctic Pre/Post Cruise Add-On

The Antarctic Pre/Post Cruise Add-On is available to all passengers joining us for a cruise to Antarctica which starts and ends in Ushuaia. Flight details for your Add-On: Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will receive a welcome package that will confirm your flight times to and from Ushuaia. Please note that you will not receive tickets for these flights prior to departure. Flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia normally depart between 5:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. These will arrive into Ushuaia between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m respectively. Flights from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires normally depart between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. These will arrive into Buenos Aires between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively. To ensure smooth connection times between the flight from Ushuaia and your onward international flight, we recommend that onward travel be booked after 8 PM. Your first night hotel in Buenos Aires will be the following: Hotel Boca Juniors D. Tacuari, 243 Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel: (+ 54 11) 5861 5010

Itinerary

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 the world's most southerly city, Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping or 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 an 800km (497 mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team, and keep an eye out for your first sightings of icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the Expedition's wake.

Days 5–12South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage(1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend eight full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands and navigating into the lesser visited eastern side of the peninsula known as the Weddell Sea. The less-visited eastern side, is as stunning as it is remote; this is where Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance came to her end (and where your polar adventure begins).

Days 13–14Drake Passage/Ushuaia(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 15Ushuaia(1B)

Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

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