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Take a journey with Adventure Life into the wilds of Antarctica on one of these 22 extraordinary hiking trips for 2024 and 2025. Explore this awe-inspiring terrain, with its jagged mountains, glimmering glaciers, penguin colonies, seal rookeries and stunning seascapes. Traverse Drake Passage, which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and experience some of the world's last untouched wildernesses. Adventure Life ensures your safety and comfort while exploring this remarkable land in a responsible way. Our Antarctica hiking trips start at $7,899 for expeditions of 11 to 34 days. Start planning your unforgettable Antarctic adventure today - contact one of our specialists!
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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$9,100
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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
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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$12,795
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Spirit of Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • See penguin colonies
  • Zodiac cruise
  • Kayak or camp ashore
  • Explore Antarctic marine life
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience polar exploration on a traditional expedition to the white continent during this 12-day adventure cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer. Traverse the famous Drake Passage, admire stunning seabirds, and approach the ice by sea, similar to the early explorers. You'll get to …
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A towering iceberg
$18,320
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The Great Adventure

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Marvel at abundant wildlife
  • Visit historic sites in the region
  • Discover the myriad landscapes
  • Explore up close with Zodiac trips
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 18-day voyage, sail from South Georgia, a land of adventure whose grandiose landscapes are home to abundant wildlife. Journey in the footsteps of the great explorers as far as the Antarctic Peninsula, with its icy panoramas of iridescent colors. Discover a wide variety of animal species …
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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$55,640
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Epic Antarctica: From the Peninsula to the Ross Sea & Beyond

34 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Discpver four different regions
  • Encounter the big tabular icebergs
  • Explore New Zealand & Australia
  • Kayak in pristine bays
  • Observe abundant wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Auckland
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary new 34-day voyage is like a blockbuster film—the star is the seventh continent. And the co-stars are the big ice of remote West Antarctica, where we are sure to set foot on ice where no other humans ever have; the prolific wildlife and impressive ice shelf of the Ross Sea …
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Leopard Seal
$7,900
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Antarctic landscape
$14,895
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Visit iconic landing sites
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula on this 14-Day Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Ocean Adventurer. Start the trip in Ushuaia, Argentina, and end in Punta Arenas, Chile. Travel through the Drake Passage before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition is led by …
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Crabeater seal
$10,500
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Antarctica - Beyond the Polar Circle - Wilkins Ice Shelf - Aurora Australis

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Explore the Polar Circle
  • Observe wildlife
  • Witness Aurora Australis
  • Travel Antarctic Circle
  • Adrien de Gerlache's Expedition
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 16-day Antarctica expedition cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard MV Ortelius follows Adrien de Gerlache's Belgian Antarctic Expedition aboard the Belgica, exploring the rarely visited Bellingshausen Sea, Marguerite Bay, and Alexander Island beyond the Antarctic Circle. You'll observe …
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Elephant Seal Pups in South Georgia
$24,295
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Falkland Islands
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Watch elephant seals battle
  • Observe spectacular wildlife
  • Penguins in Antarctic Peninsula
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 21-day expedition cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle, combine the Falkland Islands with the scenery and wildlife of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula for a truly unforgettable trip. The Falklands offer rich history, landscapes, and bird-watching opportunities. Even though …
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Stunning reflections in the Lemaire channel
$13,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Visit penguin rookeries
  • Explore by Zodiacs
  • Hike pathways with panoramic views
  • Take the Polar Plunge
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This classicAntarctic explorervoyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in a pioneering new vessel,Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic …
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Antarctic landscape
$19,495
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33' S is—for most …
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Penguins in Antarctica
$15,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Beagle Channel
  • Visit Diego Ramírez Islands
  • Search for unique polar wildlife
  • Hike along the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Antarctica is an incredible destination with the power to transform those who are fortunate enough to experience it. Thisclassic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, and on this special 13-day departure aboard the pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine, you …
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The port town of Ushuaia
$26,395
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore king penguin rookeries
  • Experience Zodiac rides
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
  • Explore Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the 18-day expedition on the World Explorer, departing from and returning to Ushuaia. Explore bustling beaches on the island, inhabited by king penguins and elephant seals, and pay respects to the renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Antarctica reveals its geographical wonders and …
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Gentoo penguin
$15,395
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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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An Arctic fox gazes across the landscape
$26,090
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In the Wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Observe penguins, seals, and whales
  • Witness huge glaciers and icebergs
  • Explore the distant Charcot Island
  • Try kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing
Starts / Ends:
Chile / Chile
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Le Commandant Charcot takes you on a 15-day Antarctic expedition to the Bellingshausen Sea, in the footsteps of its namesake, Jean-Baptiste Charcot. Sail to the Drake Passage, where you can experience exceptional sailing moments before joining the naturalist guides on your ship’s exterior …
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Leopard Seal
$45,950
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From Dumont d’Urville to Mawson: retracing Heroic Age expeditions

Lyttelton - Ushuaia - 26 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island and more
  • Visit Macquarie Island
  • Sail through the southern seas
  • Discover unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Lyttelton / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join in this 27-day expedition that follows in the footsteps of the first Antarctic explorers. The first penguins appear on the horizon as you approach the shores of Macquarie Island. The ecology of this island is so extensive that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to …
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Hiking for a stunning view of Antarctica
$7,899
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Best of Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Experience the White Continent
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Admire breathtaking scenery
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Ocean Endeavour on an incredible 11-day polar adventure. Embark in Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America, to cruise through the infamous and often turbulent Drake Passage, the destination South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Enter into a world of ice, surrounded by …
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A whale plays near the surface at dusk.
$8,799
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Best of Antarctica: Whale Journey

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Admire breathtaking scenery
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Experience the White Continent
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enter the frozen wilderness of the White Continent, where you will see amazing, sculptured icebergs, thunderous calving glaciers, imposing mountain ranges and ice-strewn waters, all lie in wait. Explore on foot, by kayak, snowshoe and Zodiac. Sailing and cruising by Zodiac, scan the icy waters for …
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Whale in Antarctica
$7,899
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Best of Antarctica: Whale Discovery

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Explore the wildlife of Antarctica
  • Witness fascinating views
  • Expert guides throughout the cruise
  • Whale watching
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the 12-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Ocean Endeavour. Witness an abundance of whales, fulfilling the dreams of wildlife enthusiasts and daring explorers. Tracing the migration routes of majestic marine creatures, be captivated by the sight of seals, …
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