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Top Ushuaia Trips & Tours in December 2023

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Discover Ushuaia in December 2023 on one of these 39 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Port of Ushuaia, and Ushuaia during December 2023 as you enjoy wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, whale watching, kayaking, and adventure options. Prices for trips in December 2023 range from $1,603 to $113,410 for a vacation of 7 to 34 days. Choose any of the below 39 amazing itineraries in December 2023 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Ushuaia trip planners.
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$12,315
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Celebrating Antarctica

13 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Enjoy Argentinean markets & cuisine
  • Sail the Beagle Channel
  • Explore historic & scientific sites
  • Cross the Drake Passage
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience close encounters with the abundant wildlife of Antarctica on this 13-day cruise aboard the Island Sky, an all-inclusive small expedition vessel. Sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, and wildlife-rich Lemaire, Neumayer & Penola Channels, visiting historical sites and viewing penguins, …
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Ushuaia by night
$1,898
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Highlights of Southern Argentina

7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit a penguin rookery
  • Wander Tierra del Fuego's trails
  • Canoe the Ovando River
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Activities:
Kayaking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Travel through the southern reaches of Argentina, taking in the highlights of Patagonia. Begin your trip in Buenos Aires and experience this vibrant and cultural city. Start your trip in Patagonia at the "End of the World." From the base in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, …
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A mother gentoo penguin and her chick
$17,620
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • See legendary landscapes & habitats
  • Encounter iconic wildlife
  • Kayak, Zodiac cruise, and hike
  • Experience the Antarctic undersea
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Exploring Antarctica in an authentic expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship, is an incomparable experience. Join the National Geographic Endurance for the most exhilarating adventure the planet offers.This 12-day classic luxury Antarctica cruise takes you to huge tabular icebergs in …
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Lucky we saw King Penguins on Martillo Island!
$308
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Martillo Island & Estancia Harberton

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This day trip from Ushuaia takes you to see Magellanic & Gentoos penguins, albatrosses, petrels, skuas, cormorants, vultures, South American Terns and other birds. After the hike, you will get back to historical Estancia Harberton for lunch and time at leisure at this historical Patagonian …
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$22,175
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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 in:
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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Watch for whale blows!
$11,670
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Emblematic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit polar research stations
  • Explore drifting icebergs
  • See incredible polar wildlife
  • Hop on Zodiacs for outings
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an extraordinary 11-day Antarctica expedition cruise and be enchanted by magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife. Your tour begins with crossing the legendary Drake Passage, probably accompanied by albatrosses and Cape petrels, sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Then your ship …
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A great shot of a rainbow over the Beagle Channel as we explore Tierra del Fuego National Park
$1,112
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Tierra del Fuego Explorer

4 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark from Ushuaia, the "Gateway to Antarctica" to historic Harberton Farm where you can marvel at giant whale bones and a peer into the life of a pioneer family. Board zodiacs and wind through the Beagle Channel to Gable Island, Martillo Island and a penguin rookery. Spend a relaxing …
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Ushuaia, Argentina kayak adventure tour
$140
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Lakes Off Road

½ Day Itinerary
  • Views the stunning Lago Escondido
  • Off-road journey via Andes Mt Range
  • Sample an Argentine lunch
Activities:
Land
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Southern Andes Mountain Range's secret adventure awaits you on an off-road journey. Indulge in some serious off-roading while you're on vacation! Explore the view from the Garibaldi Pass of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake), a small treasure that hides at the foot of a valley.A 4x4 vehicle …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$11,495
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Adventurer (formerly Sea Adventurer) in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar expedition! Begin to cross the Drake Passage -the next time you see land you are in Antarctica! Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and …
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Adventures in Patagonia! Ready to kayak
$200
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Trek and Paddle Tierra del Fuego National Park

1 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Tierra del Fuego Nat'l Park
  • See Lapataia Bay's albatross
  • Canoe ride to Laguna Verde
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Visit Tierra del Fuego, Argentina's first coastal national park. Hiking and canoeing are part of the experience. Begin with a three-and-a-half-hour trek through a variety of deciduous and evergreen forests, as well as winter bark, fire brush, and more. Take a canoe ride to remote beaches and …
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"Tren del Fin del Mundo" - End of the World Train
$217
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Tierra del Fuego National Park

½ Day Itinerary
  • View Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Visit the rebuilt Yamanas campsite
  • Admire great views of Roca lake
Activities:
Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Tierra del Fuego National Park is a popular excursion from Ushuaia. Take a ride on the reconstructed Southern Railway Station and hear about the prisoners who built the track through these extreme southern latitudes. Train from Caadón del Toro Arrives at Burnt Bridge. Make a pit stop at …
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$61
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Escondido and Fagnano Lakes

1 Day Itinerary
  • Admire views of Sierra Alvear
  • Relax in Escondido Lake
  • Enjoy stunning Fagnano Lakes
Activities:
Land
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a trip to the Velo de Novia waterfall. The Velo de Novia waterfall is a must-see on your trip to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. While traveling past the industrial area, have a peek at the Antiguo Presidio's foothills. Drive up Mount Olivia's foothills to reach Tierra Mayor and Las …
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Hiking to the summit.
$11,495
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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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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 in:
Buenos Aires / Port of Bluff
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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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote polar regions
$23,995
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

16 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore king penguin rookeries
  • Tour abandoned whaling stations
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be a part of this incredible 16-day adventure aboard World Explorer as it takes you to a roundtrip voyage from Ushuaia. At sea, photograph massive albatross and pintado petrel as they swoop and soararound the ship, guiding you toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins andelephant …
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Leopard Seal
$7,900
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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 Cruise, 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 penguin colony hanging out on the ice.
$5,730
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Classic Antarctica

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • View vast penguin rookeries
  • Explore the pristine wilderness
  • Navigate narrow passages
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. The remarkable history of the Antarctic Peninsula provides you with remarkable excitement as you cross the Drake Passsage. Icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that you have reached the South Shetland Islands, a haven for …
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Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
$11,410
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Embark on Zodiacs
  • Visit research and whaling stations
  • Look out for wildlife
  • Marvel at the dynamic landscapes
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The start of your cruise will be marked by the crossing of the mythical Drake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Then, then reach the White Continent, the realm of the unexpected. Weather and …
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