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ULTRAMARINE | Antarctic Explorer From Buenos Aires

11 Days FROM USD 12,495

Overview

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Undertake this classic Antarctic Expedition to the magnificent sights of the peninsula. On board the state of the art Ultramarine, you will find the latest in purpose built expedition technology and experiences. Explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts.

Optional Activities : Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Hiking

Trip Code: ACQEUE

Travel Style: Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Peninsula

Ship: Ultramarine

Flights: Return flights Buenos Aires - Ushuaia included as part of mandatory cruise package*  *USD ($995) 

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Undertake a classic Antarctic expedition as you explore on an incredible expedition vessel, zodiac cruise to incredible landing sites and have unique wildlife encounters. 

  • Your vessel is the Ultramarine, the latest polar expedition vessel purpose built for polar exploration and includes a helicopter flight-seeing tour as part of your package. 

CRUISE ITINERARY

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to your group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included in mandatory transfer package).

Arrival in Buenos Aires

After an early breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to a central downtown location to have some time on your own to explore this quaint port town before making your way to the pier.

After a late afternoon embarkation, you will sail along the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next land you see will be the Antarctic!

Fly to Ushuaia and Embarkation

Your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your Expedition Team who will prepare you for the wildlife, glaciology and history that will greet you upon your arrival. In between presentations, spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.

Crossing The Drake - Day 3 to 4

The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, fins, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy.

Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Shetland Islands and Peninsula - Day 5 to 8

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.

Crossing The Drake - Day 9 to 10

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a taste of Patagonia with a Tierra del Fuego National Park tour before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia and Fly Buenos Aires
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Pricing & date

ULTRAMARINE | Antarctic Explorer From Buenos Aires from USD 12,495
Departing Ending Duration
31 Oct 2021 10 Nov 2021 11
20 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 11
29 Nov 2021 09 Dec 2021 11
11 Feb 2022 21 Feb 2022 11
31 Oct 2022 10 Nov 2022 11
18 Dec 2022 28 Dec 2022 11
05 Mar 2023 15 Mar 2023 11

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Hiking

Hiking

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation on board ship 

    All meals on board

    All scheduled landings and excursions

    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition team

    Expedition parka (yours to keep) 

    Loan of expedition boots for duration of voyage

    One 10 to 15 minute helicopter flight-seeing excursion (weather permitting) 

    EXCLUSIONS

    International airfare

    Any activities not mentioned as included

    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 

    Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

  • Departure date, season and availability 

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

We appreciate that voyages to the Antarctic to have an impact on this pristine environment. In light of this, all our voyages are double carbon offset. In addition, we strive to eliminate as many single use plastics as possible from our supply chain. In choosing this voyage you are also supporting the fantastic work done by the Antarctic Science Foundation (ASF) and their work in understanding and protecting this unique destination. In addition all voyages support the Mawsons Huts Foundation (MHF). The MHF support the legacy of Sir Douglas Mawson, the legendary Antarctic explorer and scientist. As a member of IAATO we follow strict guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants.

We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller ships such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

 

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