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Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia 12 day

From £7400 for 12 days
Trip Overview
Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth. Embark from Tierra Del Fuego and travel through the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands to see the incredible landscapes created by the Antarctic climate. See multiple species of playful penguins, the imposing and graceful frames of Antarctica's whales, and a frenzy of feeding birdlife. Benefit from the navigational expertise and local knowledge of a professional crew and make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Travel to Antarctica and see the exotic, alien nature of this frozen world for yourself.
Essential Info
Starts: Ushuaia
Ends: Disembark in Ushuaia
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Polar
Trip Code: IGQMKO
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Antarctica, Argentina
What's Included

Meals

11 Breakfasts included
9 Lunches included
10 Dinners included

Transport

Expedition cruise ship,Zodiac

Accommodation

Expedition Voyage,Comfortable hotel

Trip Highlights

•   Begin your adventure in the Patagonian outpost of Ushuaia, often referred to as the ‘city at the end of the world’

•   Follow in the path of historic explorers, as you sail through the Beagle and Drake channels

•   Observe abundant species of whales, seabirds and seals on regular Zodiac excursions in the South Shetland Islands

•   Visit rookeries teeming with chinstrap penguins and hike up hills to enjoy 360 degree views of the Antarctic Peninsula

•   Optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping on selected voyages can take your adventure to the next level. Book early, as these sell out fast

Where you'll be staying

World Explorer

Newly built in 2018 and designed specifically with polar cruising in mind, the beautiful World Explorer is one of our newest ships. Decked out with panoramic windows, a glass-domed observation lounge, bar, restaurant, dedicated lecture theatres and even an onboard running track, the World Explorer has everything you need to enjoy every minute of your time in the Antarctic (plus those extra creature comforts to take your voyage to the next level).

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Dates & Availability
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Departing: 3rd Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£7,400pp
This price is for a 'triple' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£11,500pp
This price is for a 'infinitySuite' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£10,700pp
This price is for a 'verandaSuite' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£12,300pp
This price is for a 'superiorSuite' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£13,600pp
This price is for a 'deluxeSuite' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£14,800pp
This price is for a 'owner'sSuite' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Nov 2020
Returning: 24th Nov 2020
£7,400pp
This price is for a 'triple' room type
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Nov 2020
Returning: 24th Nov 2020
£11,500pp
This price is for a 'infinitySuite' room type
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Nov 2020
Returning: 24th Nov 2020
£10,700pp
This price is for a 'verandaSuite' room type
G
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Ushuaia, where your Antarctic adventure begins. Arrive at any time today and be transferred to the hotel. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. If you arrive early, there are plenty of things to see and do. Perhaps explore the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, visit the Maritime Museum housed in an old prison, or enjoy Argentinean wine and steak at a restaurant in town. Notes: The arrival transfer from the airport is included if you are arriving on day 1. Full details will be sent with your final joining instructions.
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