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Select from one of the below 34 Amazing Drake Passage Hikes & Treks  for 2022-2023. Do you prefer shorter walks or longer treks? Easy strolls or conquering the highest peaks? Drake Passage hiking and trekking trips start at $7,290 for a trip of 11 to 34 days in 2022. The Drake Passage hiking & trekking experts at Adventure Life can help choose the perfect hikes and then help you to customize them to make your own unique Drake Passage trekking experience. 
 
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$9,050
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Antarctic - Basecamp

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Encounter humpback & minke whales
  • Hike near shore & up hilltops
  • View Adelie & gentoo penguins
  • Kayak between icebergs
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Expedition and exploration are the focus of these voyages aboard the MV Plancius. The ship becomes a basecamp for these polar voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. "Activity modules” are offered which go …
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Penguin and landscape
$8,650
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • 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 largest 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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The first land we spotted in the Weddell Sea
$26,350
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The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Weddell Sea
  • Observe Antarctic wildlife
  • Try kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing
  • Learn about Polar history
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Weddell Sea, a refuge for endangered wildlife and an infinite ice desert, during this ultimate expedition cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot. Begin your tour in Punta Arenas, then enter the Weddell Sea to view colossal tabular icebergs and emperor penguins. Learn about the history of …
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Hiking to the summit.
$8,695
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Experience abundant wildlife
  • Explore bays & channels each day
  • Watch glaciers calve into the ocean
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Diamond in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar adventure! Cross the Drake Passage - the next time you see land is in Antarctica. Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and search for whales, seals, and arctic seabirds. …
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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$52,990
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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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A towering iceberg
$14,190
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The Great Adventure

17 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 / Montevideo
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 17-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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Leopard Seal
$7,650
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

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
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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A colony of king penguins on South Georgia
$18,995
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Antarctica, South Georgia & The Falklands

22 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Dicover stunning harbors
  • See Orca, humpback and minke whales
  • Visit a former whaling station
  • Admire unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MS Seaventure on this unforgettable 22-day voyage to explore Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. Discover stunning landscapes of mountains and ice, carved by glaciers and hostile to most forms of life. Admire the incredible wildlife that makes its home in these spare …
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Antarctic landscape
$18,795
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

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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Zodiac trip to see Antarctica.
$22,995
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

23 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Meet bird species of the Falklands
  • Visit Sir Shackleton´s gravesite
  • Zodiac cruise in search of wildlife
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Learn about Antarctica´s unique geology, history, and wildlife on this 23-day diverse expedition aboard the Ocean Diamond. See the incredible wildlife of South Georgia - more than 30 species of breeding birds, including four species of penguins - and explore by Zodiac the shores of the …
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Stunning reflections in the Lemaire channel
$12,795
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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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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$9,497
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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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Antarctic sunset
$25,410
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The Weddell Sea & the South Sandwich Islands

18 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail along the Scotia Arc
  • Admire the South Sandwich Islands
  • Discover the Weddell Sea
  • Observe unique Antarctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Montevideo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Patagonia to the Antarctic peninsula, via South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, this18-day cruisewill take you into the heart ofthe Scotia Arc. This volcanic archipelago at the junction of the Andes cordillera and the Antarctandes will be revealed to you in all its riches and …
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$23,100
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Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands

Ushuaia to Ushuaia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Discover Charcot Island
  • Experience a unique landscape
  • Approach Peter I Island
  • View Antarctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Landing onPeter I Islandis like landing on themoon! In fact, fewer people have visited this smallvolcanic islandlocated inthe Bellingshausen Sea, 450 km from theAntarctic coastlines, than have set foot on lunar soil. Discovered in February 1821,Peter I Islandcould only beapproached for the first …
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$22,900
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Buenos Aires to Puerto Williams

21 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Visit the Valdes Peninsula
  • Hike across West Point Island
  • Admire spectacular icebergs
  • Encounter four penguin species
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Make memories to last a lifetime. Leave bustling Buenos Aires and spend two relaxing days at sea prior to anchoring in unhurried Puerto Madryn. Anticipate rockhopper penguin and black-browed albatross watching on West Point Island as you prepare for the transformative experience of witnessing the …
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Crabeater seal
$18,330
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The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail into the Weddell Sea
  • Lectures with naturalist-guides
  • View unique Antarctic wildlife
  • Experience a vast, icy landscape
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
As you advance across this immense polar expanse, you will enter aninfinite ice desert, a world of silence where there is nothing but calm and serenity. To the northwest of theWeddell Sea, stretching along the eastern coast of theAntarctic Peninsulastands an imposing ice shelf known as theLarsen …
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Fur seal paradise in Antarctica
$14,600
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Follow early explorers' footsteps
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Adelie and gentoo penguins
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Williams / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 15 days exploring the icy wilderness of the world’s most remote continent. Cross the fabled Drake Passage and discover the natural wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Spy seals, whales and a vast array of seabirds, and marvel at the dreamlike landscape of …
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King penguins on South Georgia
$19,895
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

16 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • See king penguins & elephant seals
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Watch gentoo & chinstrap penguins
  • Hike though sparkling glaciers
  • Enjoy flightseeing tours
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 16-day voyage to the seldom-visited South Georgia Island while also setting foot on the 7th continent. As you set sail aboard Ultramarine, photograph massive albatross and beautiful pintado petrels as they swoop and soar around the ship, guiding you toward South Georgia. Beaches …
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