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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
$16,995
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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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Admiring Adelie penguins
$10,673
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Antarctica Direct: Sail and Fly the Drake Passage

Ushuaia - Puerto Natales - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Flight to Puerto Natales
  • Explore channels and coves
  • Engage in exciting activities
  • Experience activity options
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Puerto Natales
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this 10-day Antarctica Direct: Sail and Fly the Drake Passage Cruise from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales aboard National Geographic Explorer, cruise through the Drake Passage outbound, then return via a 2-hour flight from Antarctica, saving time at sea. Join experts aboard the National Geographic …
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Antarctic landscape
$17,995
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • 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 Explorer. 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 a …
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Emperor penguins on Snow Hill Island
$24,195
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Emperor Penguin Quest: Expedition to Snow Hill

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Enjoy exclusive wildlife viewing
  • Discover Antarctica's history
  • Visit the emperor penguin colony
  • Encounter the emperor penguins
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Elevage Buenos Aires
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on the Ultramarine for a 14-day Antarctic expedition to Snow Hill.Explore a rarely-visited rookery on this one-of-a-kind ship with twin-engine helicopters that take people to the rookery, where they can walk across the thick sea ice to get within meters of the most-wanted species of …
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Beautiful port of Ushuaia, Argentina
$14,399
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Antarctic Discovery

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Navigate the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Discover Beak Island and more
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • See Deception Island's
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Sail on this 11-day Antarctic Discovery exploration cruise from Ushuaia and back aboard World Navigator. As you cross the famous Drake Passage, keep an eye out for hourglass dolphins. Then, explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula with daily landings and complimentary zodiac …
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Small iceberg chunks surrounding the prow of the ship
$17,399
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Explorer's Antarctic Holiday

11 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Experience South Shetland Islands
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Discover the Drake Passage
  • Explore Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day expedition cruise, roundtrip Ushuaia aboard the World Traveller. After two days of crossing the challenging Drake Passage, a breathtaking spectacle unfolds before you—towering icebergs and vast glaciers. The sheer magnitude of this raw natural beauty instills a profound …
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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:
Variable
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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King Penguins Face Off
$28,595
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore the Falkland Islands
  • South Georgia's king penguin
  • Go on Zodiac-cruises
  • Observe spectacular wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience a 21-day expedition cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, combining the Falkland Islands with the stunning scenery and wildlife of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. The Falklands offer a wealth of history, landscapes, and bird-watching opportunities. However, nothing …
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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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A large penguin colony
$15,555
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Crossing the Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Cross the Antarctic Convergence
  • View icebergs, seabirds, and whales
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Travel to 66º33´S
  • Visit Peninsula's bays and channels
  • Explore scientific bases
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a comfortable 14-day journey aboard the Seaventure, navigating through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula to cross the Antarctic Circle. As you venture southward, expect to encounter increasing amounts of sea ice, along with remarkable wildlife and breathtaking …
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Spreading its wings to take flight.
$19,999
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Antarctic New Year

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Encounter humpback whales
  • Visit iconic sites like Beak Island
  • Discover the Drake Passage
  • Explore Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise in Ushuaia, where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel. Board the World Navigator and sail for Antarctica, crossing the challenging Drake Passage. As you brave the waters, witness the awe-inspiring power of nature and encounter humpback whales and hourglass dolphins. …
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Fur seals eyeing visitors to their island
$7,895
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Prime Season Antarctica

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Take Ocean Victory on a classic, 9-day voyage to the huge white continent. Arrive in Antarctica via the legendary Drake Passage, which is located between Ushuaia, Argentina, and the world's southernmost city, Cape Horn, Chile. Learn more about South Shetland's volcanic landscapes, vast …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$13,400
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Antarctica Peninsula - Round Trip Puerto Williams

Santiago to Puerto Williams - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Climb part of Cuverville’s hill
  • Zodiac cruise to see wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the Silver Cloud for a 12-day adventure to the Earth's frozen frontier. Sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers, and be on the lookout for some of the region’s captivating wildlife: penguins, seals, whales, and seabirds. Make your way through the legendary Drake Passage and …
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Stunning reflections in the Lemaire channel
$14,145
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In-Depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Northbound)

23 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • Watch for whales and other wildlife
  • Admire the Chilean fjords
  • Experience Torres del Paine
  • See Cape Horn
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Valparaiso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a late Antarctic summer expedition cruise and take in the natural splendor of Chile's fjords. Expect eight days of stunning sunsets on the icescapes. This is also the best time to see whales because they are feeding on krill. Observe baby penguins changing into adult plumage. The …
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Midnight sun over the flat-topped icebergs of the Weddell Sea
$27,740
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The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Weddell Sea
  • Explore glaciers & icebergs
  • Learn about the polar region
  • Explore wildlife in Antarctica
  • Experience polar activities
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day expedition to the Weddell Sea aboard Le Commandant Charcot, a realm of pristine beauty and wildlife. Explore landscapes of glaciers and towering icebergs aboard a zodiac inflatable with expert naturalist guides. Learn from passionate specialists through onboard conferences, …
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Albatross in the arctic.
$10,500
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Antarctica - Elephant Island - Weddell Sea - Polar Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail to legendary Elephant Island
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Search for whales in polar waters
  • See stunning Weddell Sea
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Every Antarctic traveler experiences some of the adventures known to the historic polar explorers, but this voyage takes it to the next level. This adventurous polar expedition in the Antarctic Circle combines the exciting Weddell Sea with the amazing Antarctic Peninsula, including iconic landing …
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Jumping penguins
$10,400
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Antarctica - Beyond the Polar Circle - Marguerite Bay

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Dive the blue Antarctic waters
  • Pass through The Gullet
  • View minke and humpback whales
  • Zodiac cruise among glaciers
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on a 15-day Antarctic adventure aboard the Ortelius, venturing beyond the Polar Circle to Marguerite Bay. Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, known as the "End of the World," your journey begins with breathtaking views of the Beagle Channel. As you traverse the Drake Passage, …
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