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Top Antarctica Trips & Tours in December 2024

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Discover Antarctica in December 2024 on one of these 65 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Antarctica Peninsula, Drake Passage, South Shetland Islands, South Georgia, and Lemaire Channel during December 2024 as you enjoy wildlife viewing, cruises, wildlife & safari exploration, small ship cruises, and whale watching. Prices for trips in December 2024 range from $4,860 to $110,000 for a vacation of 5 to 23 days. Choose any of the below 65 itineraries in December 2024 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert Antarctica trip planners.
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Icebergs at sunset
$15,995
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fly round-trip from Punta Arenas Chile over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. You are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying …
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Whale watching in Antarctica
$15,995
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 8 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Cross the Drake in a few hours
  • Zodiac cruise in search of whales
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
  • Marvel at the Peninsula highlights
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Optimize your Antarctica experience by flying over the Drake Passage, the fastest and most direct way to the 7th Continent. Board the World Explorer in King George Island and begin your expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, a land of snow-capped mountain peaks, beaches dotted with leopard seals …
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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$9,900
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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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Ice in Antarctica
$11,495
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$9,100
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies, all from the comfort of your floating basecamp, MV Hondius. Some …
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Camping in the Polar regions
$14,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Sightseeing on South Georgia
$38,495
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

23 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • See thousands of pairs of penguins
  • Follow in Shackleton's footsteps
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This epic Antarcticavoyage aboard the Ultramarine includesall ofthe major Antarctic highlights you can imagine. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this adventure-packed, 23-day voyage. Start with …
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$14,995
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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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Rosy midnight sun colors over icy seas
$8,995
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South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • 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 / Antarctica Peninsula
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, to cross the infamous Drake Passage to reach Antarctica. Spend two days exploring the sub-Antarctic South Shetland islands, which abound with volcanic landscapes, massive glaciers, towering icebergs, and abundant wildlife. Look for …
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$22,765
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia

21 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Stanley, East Falkland
  • Cruise scenic bays and channels
  • See Grytviken Whaling Station
  • View bird colonies and seal wallows
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. …
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Penguins in the Antarctic landscape
$92,500
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Emperors & Explorers

9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Union Glacier
  • Camp near an Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Experience two Antarctic icons in one action-packed adventure. Fly by ski aircraft to the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony on the remote coast of the Weddell Sea. Camp on the same sea ice where thousands of birds come to raise and feed their young. Photograph majestic emperors and …
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$10,095
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Realm of Penguins & Icebergs

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Sail through the Beagle Channel
  • Experience incredible Zodiac rides
  • Enjoy incomparable whale watching
  • Discover Deception Island
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Landing on the Antarctic continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you can explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic, and unforgettable natural environments. Be part of a fantastic sailing adventure starting and ending in charming Ushuaia, the …
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Penguin sighting in Antarctica
$36,090
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Antarctica in Depth

Buenos Aires Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Explore beautiful Buenos Aires
  • Visit the snow-capped mountains
  • Cruise around ice formations
  • View vast penguin rookeries
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Wake up to spectacular scenery and ice-filled channels and spend your days marveling at the many wonders along the Antarctic Peninsula. Set out exploring and immerse yourself in the grand spectacle. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colors provide opportunities for professional and …
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$17,995
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Across the Antarctic Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore wildlife
  • Discover historic sites
  • Explore Zodiac cruises
  • Toast at the Antarctic Circle
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit the Antarctic Circle on this 14-day Across the Antarctic Circle Roundtrip Ushuaia Cruise aboard Sylvia Earle and havean opportunity to experience a different and rarely-seen world. The region is characterized by a more isolated and colder environment than those located further north, …
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$18,454
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Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Enjoy the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Witness glaciers and wildlife
  • Enjoy whale watching
  • Take polar plunge in Southern Ocean
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, commencing from Ushuaia, the southernmost city. Traverse the Drake Passage, explore the wilderness of the White Continent, and witness glaciers, icebergs, and wildlife on the Antarctic Peninsula—home to Adelie penguins, blue-eyed …
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Team of explorers in Geographic South Pole
$110,000
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South Pole and Emperors at Echo Camp

8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore remote areas of Antarctica
  • Stay in a remote and luxurious camp
  • See penguin colony in Atka Bay
  • Visit the Geographic South Pole
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Cape Town
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Skiing, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Take an exciting journey to the Antarctic and explore the hidden gems on this Great White Continent. During this 8-day South Pole and Emperors Antarctic Adventure, discover nearby ice tunnels, ice waves, a blue river, and a crystal cave network. With experienced guides on hand to share their …
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Geographic South Pole Explorers
$105,000
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South Pole and Emperors at Whichaway Camp

8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore remote areas of Antarctica
  • Stay in a remote and luxurious camp
  • See penguin colony in Atka Bay
  • Visit the Geographic South Pole
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Cape Town
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Skiing, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Discover the untouched wonders of the Great White Continent by taking an exciting trip to the Antarctic. Discover nearby ice tunnels, ice waves, a blue river, and a crystal cave network on this 8-day South Pole and Emperor's Antarctic expedition. With the help of experienced guides, take a ski …
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$10,995
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The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Experience Zodiac excursions
  • Spot bounty of wildlife
  • See tabular icebergs of Weddell Sea
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 12-day ultimate Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia and back aboard the Ocean Albatros. Start your journey in the Beagle Channel, then cross the infamous Drake Passage and explore the South Shetland Islands. Witness the bounty of wildlife, from albatrosses, seabirds, and seals to whales. …
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