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Ushuaia . Drake Passage . Antarctic Peninsula 

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendor. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

from $6999
per person sharing




Ushuaia airport transfers
1 nigh
t hotel in Ushuaia
9 nights aboard the expedition ship, maximum 134 travelers
 Zodiac excursions with your expert expedition team
Lectures and educational programs onboard
Expedition parka

10 breakfasts, 8 lunch, 9 dinners


International airfare; tipping; meals unless noted otherwise, personal expenses


Giveback: Planeterra



DEPARTURES: December through March


Day 1: Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Accommodation: Ushuaia Hotel

Day 2: Drake Passage

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.  (B, D)

Accommodation: Expedition ship

Day 3 & 4: Drake Passage and South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with a 600 mile crossing of the passage named in honor of the 16th-century English sea captain, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in your wake. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Expedition ship

Day 5, 6, 7 & 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During ship time on the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Expedition ship

Day 9 & 10: Drake Passage & Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep sharp eyes on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.  (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Expedition ship

Day 11: Ushuaia

Disembark after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for departure. (B)

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