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Whether you pitch your own tent or stay at an established "base camp," camping on the Antarctic Peninsula is a safe, yet exhilarating way to have an intimate, rare experience of sleeping on Antarctica. Also get easy access to land-based activities which might be limited on most other Antarctic cruises. Partake in activities like sea kayaking, skiing, exploring the freezing waters by zodiac, and hiking across glaciers in the wake of Shackleton, camping gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep on permanent glaciers at the bottom of the world. Channel your inner penguin & huddle your sleeping bags for warmth as the tent protects you from the frigid winds just outside. Contact Adventure Life if you have any questions and we'll help you coordinate all the details of your Antarctic expedition!
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Hiking for a stunning view of Antarctica
$5,795
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Discover 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 in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Ocean Endeavour on an incredible 11-day polar adventure. Embarkin Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America, to cruise through the infamous and often turbulent Drake Passage, destination South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Enter into a world of ice, surrounded by the …
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$8,050
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Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius

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, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, 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 base camp 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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Hiking to the summit.
$7,495
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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 Cruise, 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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Seal relaxing on the shore
$18,995
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Visit a beach dotted with penguins
  • Kayak along icebergs and glaciers
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the fastest and most direct way to Antarctica. Board the World Explorer and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula and the Antarctic Circle. Reach reach 66º33´ S and feel the pride in knowing you have made it to a part of the world visited by …
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Camping in the Polar regions
$9,495
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Penguin jump in Antarctica
$8,050
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Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Ortelius

12 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
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Join this adventurous 12-day expedition cruise, where the ship becomes your base camp for invigorating activities including snowshoeing, mountaineering, kayaking, camping, and exploring in zodiac dinghies. Experience Antarctica's other-wordly landscapes and distinctive wildlife up close and …
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$11,795
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Hone your photography skills
  • Search for orcas and whales
  • Observe penguin colonies
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent. Sail across the famed Drake Passage, admiring spectacular seabirds and approaching the ice as the explorers of old did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the …
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Penguins in the Antarctic landscape
$75,500
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Emperors & Explorers

11 Day Itinerary
  • Fly to the Geographic South Pole
  • Camp near an Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Experiencetwo Antarctic icons in one action-packed adventure. Fly by ski aircraft to the GouldBay Emperor Penguin Colony on the remote coast ofthe Weddell Sea. Camp on the same sea ice wherethousands of birds come to raise and feed theiryoung. Photograph majestic emperors and theirchicks against a …
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Lemaire channel reflection
$7,300
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Classic Antarctica: Including Deception Island

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Cruise between icebergs & fjords
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Enjoy trips ashore each day
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your 11-day Antarctic adventure in Ushuaia, Argentina where you board the MV Plancius. Cross the infamous Drake Passage and head towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Search for wildlife such as albatross, penguins, whales, and seals while sailing through the Antarctic waters and amongst icebergs. …
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A whale comes up to say hello
$8,050
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Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetland Islands

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Explore the volcanic S. Shetlands
  • Snowshoe, kayak, and camp
  • Visit magnificent Neko Harbour
  • Discover Cuverville Island
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth on an exceptional 11-day voyage aboard the Ortelius. Sail across the Antarctic Convergence and observe its magical wildlife such as wandering albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, gentoo penguins, and chinstrap penguins. Explore the volcanic …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$11,495
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Crossing the Circle

16 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky (PL)
  • Cross the Antarctic Convergence
  • View icebergs, seabirds, and whales
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Travel to 66º33´S
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sailing in comfort aboard the luxurious and comfortable Island Sky, begin this 16-day expedition at the tip of South America. Chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with the ambition of crossing the Antarctic Circle.

The farther south you go, the more sea ice …
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Cross country ski excursion
$25,950
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Antarctic Odyssey

8 Day Itinerary
  • Fly over the Ellsworth Mountains
  • Experience Antarctica
  • Immerse yourself in the wilderness
  • Enjoy outdoor activities
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Skiing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Embark on a journey to the remote interior of the great white continent. Antarctica is a land of extremes and only a select few have the opportunity to visit the highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent on earth! Immerse yourself in the ultimate wilderness, surrounded by pristine views, …
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A whale plays near the surface at dusk.
$7,990
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Antarctic Whale Journey

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Admire breathtaking scenery
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Experience the White Continent
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark theOcean Endeavourfor an incredible 10-day Antarctic whale journey, setting sail from Ushuaia, destination Antarctica, in search of whales – the giants and rulers of the Southern Ocean. Enter the frozen wilderness of the White Continent, where you will see amazing, sculptured icebergs, …
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Colony of Adelie penguins
$7,990
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Discover Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Experience the White Continent
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Admire breathtaking scenery
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enter a spellbinding world of snow and ice as you voyage to Antarctica, the world’s final frontier, that has lured intrepid explorers for centuries and now draws travelers with a taste for adventure. Set sail aboard the comfortable, spacious and well-appointedOcean Endeavourfor this exclusive …
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Posing at the Ceremonial South Pole. Courtesy Adam Ungar, Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions
$64,100
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South Pole Overnight

at Three Glaciers Retreat - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Fly to the South Pole
  • Experience Antarctica
  • Visit the Amundsen-Scott Station
  • Enjoy outdoor activities
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Land, Skiing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Fly to the Geographic South Pole, the holy grail of polar explorers, and spend the night at the World’s Southernmost Resort. Embrace this exclusive opportunity to camp overnight and wake up at 90° South. Below your feet, all 360 lines of longitude meet and in just a few steps you can walk …
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$10,995
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Journey to the Circle

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Experience the White Continent
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
  • Enjoy unique onshore landings
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day Antarctic expedition offers an in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Set sail aboard the comfortable and spacious polar expedition vessel, the Ocean Endeavour, to venture south to a milestone that few have journeyed, the Antarctic Circle, latitude 66° 33’. Leaving …
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Explore remote shores in your zodiacs
$17,995
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Look for whales and seabirds
  • Enjoy daily land excursions
  • Cross the Circle and reach 66º33´ S
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy Antarctica in style – by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle! A short three-hour flight is all it takes to travel between Punta Arenas, Chile, and King George Island in Antarctica. Skipping all the extra days at sea, enjoy only the best scenery and wildlife …
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$6,550
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Admire the landscape of glaciers
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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 10-day cruise. This classic Antarctic route to the Antarctic Peninsula is a popular way to make the most of your polar voyage experience. Visit islands like Danco, Neko …
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