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Antarctica

Highlights of Antarctica

  • Expedition dates

    November 2021 - March 2022 | November 2022 - March 2023

  • Starts From

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Ends At

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Activities & Attractions

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

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 25,752

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

For those short on time, this is the most classic and perfect way to experience spectacular wildlife and natural beauty of Antarctica. With five full days at the continent, enjoy landings and ice-boat cruising, with chances to kayak, hike and much more. What more, this expedition cruise sailing is aboard advanced hybrid powered expedition ship, making it an unforgettable adventure.

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Buenos Aires

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 the Drake Passage

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

Day 5 - 9

Antarctica

We spend days hopping between different sites, spotting for penguin colonies, whales, seals, and doing different activities

Day 10 - 11

Heading back via Drake Passage

We head back to civilization after days of wonderful exploration

Day 12

Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

Our expedition comes to an end, as we disembark at Ushuaia, and take our flight back to Buenos Aires
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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.

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. Hike up to view points, walk among seals or penguins, visit a rookery. For those looking to explore more deeply, optional extended hikes are offered on spot

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

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

Spot the Many Antarctic Birds

Keep your eyes peeled for wandering albatrosses, shearwaters, giant petrels, storm petrels, blue-eyed shags, diving petrels, cormorants, sheathbills, skuas, gulls and terns

MS Fridtjof Nansen

Built in 2020 its a pioneer of next generation of adventure travel, combining state of art technology with premium comfort. This PC-6 ice class ship can run on battery powered engine to glide in complete silence

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 Deck

Across two-levels both indoor/outdoor, It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch wildlife with your binoculars

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 and Relax

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

For Families Traveling with Kids

A complimentary program for kids aged 7-13. Run by an experienced host, the program focuses on fun-filled learning around wildlife, historical explorers ,environmental protection etc. Contact our expedition consultant to enroll your kid

Multiple Departures with Multiple Highlights

While October boasts best time to see icebergs & glaciers at its most pristine conditions, February is considered best whale watching & penguin moulding season. Speak to our Expedition Consultant on best time fit for you!

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 in Ushuaia including orientation tour
  • 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
  • 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, snowshoeing, camping)
  • 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 for Emergency Medical Evacuation and Repatriation amounting to USD 500,000 is mandatorily required
  • The above itinerary is only indicative, and weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safe 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