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Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Antarctica's Drake Passage on our 23 unforgettable tours for December 2025. Nestled amidst icy waters, our expeditions offer a unique blend of adventure, wildlife encounters, and breathtaking landscapes, providing an unparalleled glimpse into this remote and pristine destination. Over 10 to 23 days, you will have the opportunity to witness the raw power of nature in Antarctica's Drake Passage, known for its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife. With prices starting at $7,900 to $92,230, embark on a journey that promises unforgettable moments and a deeper connection to the natural world. To immerse yourself in the wonders of Antarctica, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists.
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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$10,550
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Craving an Antarctic adventure where you will get substantial time with boots on the ground in the white continent while hiking, snowshoeing, and even camping? Then the Basecamp concept is for you, offering the widest possible range of engaging activities. The 13-day Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp …
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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$9,700
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies, all from the comfort of your floating basecamp, MV Hondius. Some …
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Camping in the Polar regions
$16,195
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore local bays and channels
  • Scout for humpback & minke whales
  • Experience a Polar Plunge swim
  • Learn from on-board specialists
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 11-day Antarctic expedition, dramatic ice formations ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding into crystal waters from an …
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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$9,468
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Highlights of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Enjoy whale watching in Antarctica
  • Observe Gentoo penguins
  • Discover the Lemaire Channel
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This short expedition to Antarctica gives you five incredible days in the Antarctic Peninsula, focused on exploring the many penguin colonies, glaciers, and icebergs found there.
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$12,965
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Christmas in Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Antarctica on Christmas
  • Stop to see historical sites
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate Christmas and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea, and Antarctic Peninsula. Your team ensures that the spirit onboard the ship is festive and fun, delivering an unforgettable …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$16,795
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Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 10 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on the 10-day Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North Expedition aboard World Explorer. Experience crossing the Drake Passage from Ushuaia, followed by the convenience of a return flight north. En route to the northernmost tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, travelers may encounter Minke and …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$17,895
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Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 10-day Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North Expedition Cruise aboard Ocean Explorer, experience the thrill of cruising the Drake Passage upon departure from Ushuaia, complemented by the convenience of a return flight heading north. Along the way to the northernmost point of the …
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Zodiac cruise in Antarctica
$10,895
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New Year in Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Camping experience in Antarctica
  • Enjoy feeding humpback whales
  • Sail through Lemaire Channel
  • Explore Gerlache Strait
  • Discover nesting colonies penguins
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark this 12-day expedition to spend New Year's Eve in Antarctica! Penguins, and first-landing buzz is going to help you ring in the new year. Penguin highways are congested with travel between rookeries and the shore as parents race to fatten up chicks now that summer is in full force. …
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Touring the icy water of Antarctica on an expedition cruise
$25,740
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In the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island
  • Learn about Jean-Baptiste Charcot
  • Observe diverse wildlife
  • Engage with a team of experts
  • Explore Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition to the Antarctic with Le Commandant Charcot. Witness the historic legacy of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the pioneer of the first expedition to this frozen land over a century ago. Explore Charcot Island, and become one of the privileged few to witness it.

Throughout …
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Incredible ice in the Weddell Sea
$25,740
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In the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island
  • Learn about Jean-Baptiste Charcot
  • Observe diverse wildlife
  • Engage with a team of experts
  • Explore Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This itinerary includes an overnight stay in Santiago followed by a flight to Ushuaia, with transfers provided, and then a return flight to Santiago. Le Commandant Charcot, in collaboration with The Explorers Club, welcomes travelers for a 16-day Antarctic voyage. Equipped with specialized …
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A humpback whale dives beneath the Antarctic waters
$17,995
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Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 10 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an immersive 10-day Antarctic exploration aboard the World Explorer. Expedite the trip by flying directly from Punta Arenas, granting a unique aerial perspective of the vast, untouched continent. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Antarctica via vessel, traversing the legendary Drake …
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Penguins on the shores of Antarctica
$20,460
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The Great Austral Loop

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 20 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore beaches & turquoise waters
  • View alpine landscapes and glaciers
  • Discover snow-capped mountains
  • See wildlife of Falkland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, Argentina, board the L'Austral.Your 20-day cruise beegin your journey in the Falklands, sailing through an archipelago of 200 islands, accompanied by sei whales. The shores boast white sand beaches, jagged cliffs, windswept moors, and grass …
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A polar landscape
$8,050
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

including Deception Island - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Cruise between icebergs & fjords
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and the widest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 11-day cruise. Visit the volcanic islands of the South Shetlands and explore the wide variety of flora and fauna in South Shetland.This classic route to the Antarctic …
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Kayaking in antarctica
$15,595
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Explorer in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar expedition! Begin to cross the Drake Passage -the next time you see land you are in Antarctica! Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and search for whales, seals, and …
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Kayak Antarctica
$23,335
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

20 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Stanley, East Falkland
  • Cruise scenic bays and channels
  • See Grytviken Whaling Station
  • View bird colonies and seal wallows
Starts / Ends:
Arakur Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. …
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$11,275
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Antarctica All-access

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Experience the Antarctic Peninsula
  • See unforgettable wildlife
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Stop to see historical sites
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula during a 12-day expedition aboard MS Seaventure. From majestic icebergs and stunning glaciers to incredible wildlife sightings and intriguing historical landmarks, this journey offers a celebration of Antarctica's wonders. With expert …
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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$11,100
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Join this adventurous 13-day expedition cruise, where Ortelius becomes your base camp for invigorating activities including hiking, snowshoeing, mountaineering, kayaking, camping, and exploring in zodiac dinghies. Experience Antarctica's otherworldly landscapes and distinctive wildlife up close …
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Gentoo penguin
$16,295
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore the white continent
  • Observe wildlife
  • Explore landscapes
  • Explore Antarctica's history
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 12-Day Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia aboard Ultramarine.This trip is an adventure-filled expedition to Antarctica, starting with a transfer from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. After exploring the port town, embark on a journey through the …
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