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The Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Starts: Ushuaia, Argentina
Finishes: Ushuaia, Argentina

Visit: Ushuaia, Villa Las Estrellas, Ushuaia

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Comfortable

Activity: Cruises

Overview

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This 15-day cruise to Antarctica is aboard the MS Expedition which is uniquely equipped to meet the demands of cruising in polar regions. This itinerary is similar to the Antarctica Classic' & Antarctica in Depth trips, except on this journey you will go further south; with the aim of touching the Antarctic circle, which none of our other Antarctic cruises do. We board the boat in Ushuaia, the southernmost city on Earth, which is situated in the Argentinean part of Tierra del Fuego. Our journey takes us through the Drake Passage to the so-called Antarctic Convergence, where colliding cold and warm waters force nutrients to the surface, attracting seabirds and whales, and giving us our first glimpses of Antarctic wildlife. Further south, we reach the South Shetland Islands and cross the Bransfield Strait to reach the Antarctic Peninsula.

Here we enter a world of immense scale and visual splendour, the last true wilderness on earth. Huge blue icebergs calmly floating in the waters, massive penguin rookeries, seabirds diving and whales breaching. Zodiac excursions are guided by the expert expedition staff and there are opportunities for kayaking and also to camp for a night on the Antarctic Peninsula. Built for the Southern Ocean the MS Expedition is a sturdy ship with a passenger capacity of just over one hundred. With its dining areas, presentation rooms, different cabin sizes, mud room and viewing decks you will have plenty of space and entertainment whilst on board. Each day there are presentations and informative talks from the staff on the wildlife, history and environment of the area. After 6 days around the peninsula, we return through the Drake Passage with magical memories of an enchanted world.

Highlights

    • See penguins, whales and magnificent Antarctic wildlife
    • Options for kayaking and camping on the Antarctic Peninsula
    • Expert team of expedition polar leaders onboard
    • Travel through the famous Drake Passage

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162339
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Comfortable
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Ushuaia, Argentina
Finishes: Ushuaia, Argentina
Duration: 15 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Expert Expedition staff
  • Ushuaia arrival airport transfers
  • Single timed departure transfer to airport or into Ushuaia
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises in Antarctica with expert expedition team
  • Waterproof boots supplied (men's USA sizes 8-14 and women's USA sizes 3-9)
  • Lecture and guidance programs during the expedition
  • Antarctica destination guide book

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $10,575 ($705/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Antarctica, Argentina Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Circle
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Cruises

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