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Adventure in Antarctica

Itinerary

  • Itinerary:
    Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Antarctica - Buenos Aires
  • Duration:
    15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 8,650.- per person (excluding flights)
Get a taste of Argentina in its capital city, Buenos Aires, where you meet a real Porteño who’ll show you around this colourful city. After your time in Buenos Aires, you’ll fly down to Ushuaia to board your ship that will take you on your 10-day cruise around the icebergs of Antarctica. You’ll be in the very capable hands of our partners at Intrepid Travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour, whisking you off to find orcas, humpback whales, seals and penguins, whilst exploring ice-filled waters by Zodiac and setting foot on the rock and ice that makes up this mysterious continent.

**The minimum age for all cruises is 8 years old**
Argentina tourist couple photo in front of ice
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Days 1-4 – Buenos Aires: Romance and Tango

Explore sexy and sophisticated Buenos Aires, a city of steamy tango, sizzling steaks and a nightlife that never stops. Take an eye-opening tour with a local Porteño (resident of the city) for an edgy glimpse into behind-the-scenes life and soak up the totally seductive atmosphere. You’ll stay in happening Palermo district, one of the most popular barrios in Buenos Aires.

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Days 4-15 – Best of Antarctica with Intrepid Travel

After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport in Buenos Aires for your onward flight down to Ushuaia in Southern Argentina. This direct flight usually takes around 3 and a half hours. Your domestic flights can be booked alongside your international flights by your Travel Specialist.

Welcome to Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. You’ll be briefed at the hotel tonight on the journey and details for tomorrow’s embarkation, but if you happen to arrive early there are a surprising amount of ways to entertain yourself at ‘the End of the World’. Check out the Museo Maritimo to brush up on the region’s history, or take a stroll down Avenida San Martin if you’re after any last-minute essentials before departing. Oh, and did we mention this is Argentina – if all else fails, head to a local restaurant to get your fill of red wine and steak. Muy bueno.

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You’ll then board the Ocean Endeavour, settle into your cabin and begin cruising down the stunning Beagle Channel, named for Charles Darwin’s ship. As the ship pulls away from port there’s always an air of anticipation. Wave goodbye to Argentina and know that the next time you see land you’ll be staring at Antarctica. You’ll cross the Drake Passage, the legendary body of water named after English explorer Sir Francis Drake. If the conditions are right, enjoy some time out on deck to spot dolphins, orcas or perhaps albatross. If the waters are a little rough, the Ocean Endeavour is equipped with some seriously lush facilities for you to take advantage of. As well as safety briefings, a comprehensive lecture program will run throughout the journey delivered by experts in Antarctica’s history, geology and biology.

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The adventure truly begins once the Antarctic Convergence is left in your wake and exchanged for four incredible days of exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. Stare wide-eyed at glaciers, mountains and an unimaginable array of wildlife as the sheer magnitude and rawness of the area comes to light. Every day is a new adventure, and you’ll explore ice-filled bays and channels as well as Antarctica itself on Zodiac excursions and by foot. While the landscapes will no doubt take your breath away, Antarctica is all about the wildlife. Visit penguin rookeries, spot humpback and minke whales and look out for leopard seals, all while calving glaciers crack through the immense silence. The landing sites visited will depend on the ship’s location and weather conditions.

Say farewell your shipmates and you’ll be transferred to the airport, where you’ll hop onto a 2 and a half hour flight back to Buenos Aires where you’ll be transferred to the same hotel where your adventure began. The following day you can continue to explore Buenos Aires until the time comes to head for the airport and begin the journey home.

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Adventure in Antarctica

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