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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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Gold Harbour, South Georgia
$8,500
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Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

24 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cross the Antarctic Convergence
  • Visit colonies of penguins & seals
  • Discover endemic birds in Jamestown
  • Observe millions of seabirds
  • Explore St. Helena Island
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / St. Helena Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the MV Hondius for a unique opportunity to visit several of the most remote islands in the world on this 24-day polar voyage. Sail through South Georgia, Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha, and St. Helena while you meet beautiful and often rare species like albatrosses, petrels, penguins, and …
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$10,145
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Whale Season in Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Diverse wildlife sightings
  • Sightings of Humpback whales
  • Encounters with Orcas & Minke whale
  • Majestic icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Citizen Science, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 11-day Whale Season in Antarctica Cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard MS Seaventure, prepare to witness a diverse array of iconic penguins, various seal species, and the majestic icebergs that define this landscape. During this season, enjoy spectacular sightings of Humpback whales feeding on …
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$10,145
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Adventures in Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Attend Antarctic presentations
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Enjoy daily off-ship excursions
  • Experience encounters with penguins
  • Stop at scientific bases
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Charting a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula, this 11-day voyage aboard MS Seaventure offers incredible opportunities to explore the striking shores of the last wild place on earth. Your cruise begins in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Visit some of the …
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Explore the rugged shores and outposts of Antarctica
$8,795
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Antarctica Untouched

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore South Shetland Islands
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Visit museums, markets, and trails
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the extraordinary on this 13-day Antarctic cruise, beginning with leisure at Ushuaia's Arakur Resort & Spa. Explore the southernmost city, board MS Seaventure, and sail through the Drake Passage to witness the wonders of Antarctica. Encounter wildlife, explore the Antarctic …
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$19,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • History of Antarctic explorers
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Encounter penguins
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Explore the deep south on this 13-day Antarctic Explorer Expedition Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle. Experience the immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into the sea, penguins are …
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$19,295
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Explore Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly across Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day Antarctic Explorer Expedition Cruise on the Greg Mortimer from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia and discover the enormity of Antarctica. Witness the splendor of the Antarctic Peninsula, where colossal glaciers cascade into the ocean, towering peaks dwarf penguins, and humpback and minke …
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Observe beautiful fur seals
$9,050
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Atlantic Odyssey, Excluding Antarctic Peninsula

24 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Enjoy bird watching
  • See penguins and seals
  • Discover Jamestown
  • Visit to Longwood House
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Jamestown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover a 25-day Atlantic Odyssey aboard the MV Plancius!Chart a course towards South Georgia, where the Antarctic Convergence heralds a transition in marine and bird life. Encounter king penguin rookeries in Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay, and Gold Harbour. Explore Grytviken's abandoned …
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Lighthouse of Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
$27,195
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 22 Day Itinerary aboard Douglas Mawson
  • Falklands~Malvinas Exploration
  • King Penguins in South Georgia
  • Antarctic Peninsula Scenery
  • Diverse Wildlife Encounters
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 22-day adventure takes you on a journey to the Subantarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Similar to the South Georgia, Falklands & Antarctic Odyssey, this trip includes extra time in the Falklands~Malvinas. This additional day allows for a deeper exploration of the islands' …
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King Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
$26,795
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South Georgia, Falklands & Antarctic Odyssey

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Falklands-Malvinas
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Lookout for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this21-Day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Expedition Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle, explore thehighlights of both the Antarctic Peninsula and the captivating wildlife sanctuary of South Georgia. Explore the historical Falklands-Malvinas islands and be amazed by the …
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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:
Variable
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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Travelers listening to fascinating talks from the expedition team
$25,495
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South Georgia, Falklands & Antarctic Odyssey

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Discover Falklands Malvinas
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Experience South Georgia
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 21-day expedition aboard the Greg Mortimer. Set sail from Ushuaia towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the Falklands~Malvinas with its pristine beaches and abundant marine life. Venture to South Georgia, a wildlife paradise with king penguin colonies and historic sites. Experience …
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$18,795
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Antarctic Explorer featuring the Chilean Fjords - Fly/Sail

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • History of Antarctic explorers
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Encounter penguins
  • Sail through the Chilean Fjords
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on a 21-day Antarctic Explorer featuring the Chilean Fjords Fly/Sail expedition cruise aboard Sylvia Earle.

Discover the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, where glaciers meet the sea, penguins thrive and whales feed on krill. Explore the Chilean Fjords, where mountains flank the channels, …
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Looking across the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia
$22,999
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 15 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Witness diverse wildlife
  • Crossing the Antarctic Circle
  • Experience classic elegance
  • Discover icebergs in Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day cruise from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Circle on World Navigator.Traverse the legendary Drake Passage, a rite of passage for any Antarctic explorer, where you'll witness diverse wildlife, including majestic whales and graceful albatrosses, against breathtaking ocean views. …
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Beautiful King Penguins
$12,100
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Weddell Sea – In search of the Emperor Penguin, Incl. Helicopters

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Hike on Deception Island
  • Watch emperor penguins
  • Take a walk on pack ice
  • View seabirds in the Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
During this 11-day Antarctic expedition cruise, explore the areas in or between the Antarctic Sounds and James Ross Island in attempts to observe magnificent scenery and emperor penguins on their way to the open water.Scenic flights and helicopter landings on tabular icebergs and locations …
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A seal sits on snow.
$6,370
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Classic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Navigate beautiful waterways
  • Visit an Antarctic station
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Arrive in Ushuaia and meet your vessel the MV Ushuaia for your 11-day polar adventure. Begin your crossing of the Drake Passage, named after Sir Frances Drake who sailed these waters in 1578. Be sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife such as sea birds, whales, and seals. Icebergs and snow-capped …
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Lemaire channel reflection
$8,650
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Cruise between icebergs & fjords
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Enjoy trips ashore each day
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 polar landscape
$7,900
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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:
Variable
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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