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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Departs Buenos Aires

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 11,445

Enjoy Antarctica by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle. Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of the area as well as the dramatic landscapes of the white continent.


11 days cruising Antarctica takes you over the Drake Passage to discover incredible wildlife and landscapes at the foot of the world.

Board your vessel in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, and cross the infamous Drake Passage on your way to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Keep a lookout for whales, penguins, and fur, elephant and leopard seals as you explore. Zodiac cruises take you in for a closer look, allowing you to see the wildlife, glaciers and other natural wonders up close. Visit a penguin colony in Orne Harbour. If you’re feeling energetic, opt for a mountain hike, or even a Polar Plunge swim, for a frigid experience you will never forget!


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 11,445

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Day 1

Arrive Buenos Aires

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time today. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

NH Centro Historico

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    NH Centro Historico



    Located on the cusp of Buenos Aires's historic district, five-star NH City & Tower immediately captures your attention with an art deco facade and striking interior that takes you back to a bygone era. Molded pillars, streaming light filtered through stained-glass ceilings and bold color ...

    Located on the cusp of Buenos Aires's historic district, five-star NH City & Tower immediately captures your attention with an art deco facade and striking interior that takes you back to a bygone era. Molded pillars, streaming light filtered through stained-glass ceilings and bold color schemes offer unparalleled ambience ideal for business or pleasure.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 2

Charter Flight to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

The Group will transfer to the airport and board a private charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival take a short city tour before heading to the pier.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration10 Nights
Accommodation

Ocean Endeavour

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    Ocean Endeavour



    Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space and advanced navigation equipment. The ship offers a superb guest experience with a nautical ...

    Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space and advanced navigation equipment.

    The ship offers a superb guest experience with a nautical lounge, two restaurants, sundeck, and plenty of deck space for observation of polar landscapes, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship's interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel to the cabins and common spaces.

    Endeavour is also the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness. From the newly-built saunas, to the pool, gym, hot tub and wellness café with a juice bar, the ship will offer guests onboard services and amenities that that will enhance their Polar expedition experience. The ship also has a Polar Boutique, where guests can buy gifts as well as gear they might need for the voyage.

    Facilities

    • Boutique(s)
    • Cafe
    • Gym
    • Library
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Sundeck
    • Theater

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Day 3

Crossing the Drake Passage

Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You'll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while receiving safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Crossing the Drake Passage

Today will be spent preparing for the exciting days ahead, with numerous educational and informative lectures from your Expedition Team. You will learn about everything from safety procedures to the history of whaling in Antarctica.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

When the Antarctic Convergence is left in your wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You can begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time someone visits Antarctica they witness something new or unexpected, meaning your expedition will be unlike any other.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales and search for a number of the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

The majesty of the Peninsula's mountains will enchant you as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering 360 degree views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, gives the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you'll have the choice between going for a mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguins. If you're feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team so as to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Drake Passage to Ushuaia

Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team so as to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Drake Passage to Ushuaia

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy a few final presentations by your Expedition Team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Disembarkation in Ushuaia

You'll arrive in Ushuaia in the morning for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

This itinerary has varying lengths based on vessel and season. We have listed above the “grander” option that includes a start and finish in Buenos Aires. The variations below reflect more days in and around the peninsula

2017 - 2018 Season:

Ocean Endeavour - departing Buenos Aires 11 day itinerary
Nov 5, 14; Dec 19, 28 2017; Nov 5 2018; Jan 1, 17; Feb 9 2019

Ocean Endeavour - departing Buenos Aires 10 day itinerary
Dec 11 2017; Feb 11, 19; Dec 2, 10 2018

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires transfers
  • One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia
  • All meals on board
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • An official Expeditions parka
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Group transfers in Ushuaia from airport to local hotel
  • Group transfer from designated location in Ushuaia to ship on embarkation day
  • Group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare unless otherwise specified in itinerary
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before
  • Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Telecommunication charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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