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Antarctica

Antarctica and Falkland Islands

  • Expedition dates

    Nov - Dec 2022 | March, Nov - Dec 2023 | Feb 2024

  • Starts From

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Ends At

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Activities & Attractions

    Fjords, penguins, whales, seals, icebergs, glaciers, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, RIB safaris, camping on snow

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 31,781

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

On this expedition, take you to the Antarctic Ocean for the ultimate exploration of Antarctica and Falkland Islands, a birders paradise. While we spend 5 days alone in Antarctica, the rolling green hills and white-sand beaches of the Falkland Islands will be a surprising sight. With this exciting adventure being led on world's first passenger hybrid ship, there is just so much to see, do and learn.

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enjoy an overnight in the "Paris of South America" on your arrival

Day 2

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia and explore this charming town before embarking your ship

Day 3 - 4

Crossing Drake Passage

As we pass through this famed passage, enjoy views from deck and mingle with fellow travelers

Day 5 - 9

Antarctica

Enjoy your prime days looking for incredible wildlife, unimaginable scenery, and close encounters with nature. Every visit here is unique

Day 10 - 11

Drake Passage

As we bid adieu to the amazing continent, we prepare for adventure ahead

Day 12 - 14

Falkland Islands

As we make landings in different towns, be greeted with vast spaces, amazing birdlife, white beaches and incredible hikes

Day 15

At sea

Reminisce your incredible encounters with fellow travelers on our last day onboard

Day 16

Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

We disembark at Ushaua, and fly to Buenos Aires for flight back home
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Landings

With aim to make 1-2 landings per day, we will take the chance to get off the ship to observe the surrounding, visit rookeries, abandoned whaling stations or meet some scientists at a research station

Go Small Boat Cruising

Whenever possible, the Expedition team will launch RIBs as part of your included experience to cruise around an iceberg, take you closer to watch whales, or simply glide around to enjoy surrounding landscapes

Join for Hikes

Explore snow & ice-filled wilderness of Antarctica, enjoy beach, private land walks in Falklands. Hike up to view points, walk among seals or penguins, visit a rookery.

Camp on Antarctic Snow

Imagine setting up your sleeping bag under the midsummer night skies of Antarctica, being surrounded by pure silence, only disturbed by the voice of rumbling icebergs or penguins. Limited spaces available

Kayak on Pristine Waters

Navigate through icebergs, pass by shorelines dotted with thousands of nesting penguins, or say hi to the whale popping up close by! Sharing the waters with massive marine life will be a memory of a lifetime

Get Around on Snowshoes

Available during late spring or early Antarctic summer, pull on the special shoes, and easily walk on soft snow, to reach places which are otherwise difficult to get by foot

Dare to Polar Plunge!

If dipping into the polar water has been on your bucket list, then this will be the chance! For those very bold, this option will be available at the end of one of the landings

Explore Birder's Paradise

At Falkland Islands

Sight some of Falklands’ most elusive birds - endemic Cobb's Wren, Magellanic Snipe, Flightless Steamer Ducks, bright red meadowlarks. Chance to also Witness thousands of black-browed albatross

And the various other Sea Birds

through out the journey

An exciting part of being on expedition ships is to be out on the deck with binoculars to watch the flying miracles closely. Spot albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, fulmars, terns, skuas and many more

Visit Penguin Colonies

As we make sure to keep our distance to not disturb them, witnessing these charming creatures shuffling around as they go about their business is something that will stay with you forever

Watch for Whales

Expect to spot blue, fin, humpback, minke, orcas, southern right & sperm whales close to the ship. While at Antarctic Peninsula, they can appear out of nowhere, maybe next to you when you are out on small boats or kayaking

See the Seals

The most commonly seen seal in Antarctica is the crab eater. The adorable Weddell seals spend most of their time below the surface but can be found on the ice during their breeding season between Nov - Dec

MS Roald Amundsen

This world's 1st hybrid powered passenger ship was launched in 2019, named after first man to reach the South Pole, and shows the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible

Science Center

Join Expedition Team here for lectures, photography workshops, & Citizen Science Projects. The area also features scientific & educational equipment, such as microscopes & interactive maps, to dive into details of regions

Observation Lounge & Deck

On 2 levels, both indoor/outdoor, it's an ideal place to scan the scenery & watch wildlife with your binoculars. The indoor serves as a lounge, to gather for activities, chit chats or simple relaxation in warmth while watching outside

Cabins

Each cabin is outside facing with large windows. 50% have private balconies, and aft suites features private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views

Rewind & Relax

At the spa, sauna, infinity pool, jacuzzi, or warm up at the jogging track out on the deck and the indoor gym

With special COVID Safety Measures In place

Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.

What's Included

  • Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice
  • One night stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina before the voyage
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Return Economy flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfer airport to ship in Ushuaia including city tour
  • Transfer ship to airport in Ushuaia
  • Guidance from Professional English speaking expedition team
  • Complimentary Wind and Water resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • Engaging onboard activities and included off shore activities (read landings section for more information)
  • All meals with beverages (breakfast, lunch, dinner, early riser and afternoon treats)

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Optional activities with expedition team (like kayaking, camping, glacier walks, long hikes)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Optional Gratuities

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • A medical declaration form is required to be submitted by all passengers joining this expedition
  • A travel insurance of repatriation amount USD 200,000 is mandatorily required
  • The above itineraries are only indicative, and weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safety experience at all times will be the priority
  • Kids of age 5 and below cannot be allowed
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking