Enjoy the immersive thrills and enchanting scenery found on your luxurious Antarctica cruise. The White Continent is perhaps the ultimate escapade for thrill seekers and eager explorers interested in uncovering the marvels of the globe at their preferred pace. Wind around dramatic tabular icebergs that broke away from ancient glaciers, and then make camp on snow-drenched hills far from civilization’s reach before trekking over knolls and rocky points for unforgettable views of wildlife. Your Antarctica...
Ushuaia – Board your Luxury Cruise Ship to Set Sail
Ushuaia is a young city when compared to the capitals of South American countries. The settlement at the end of the South American continent dates back to the 1880s when an Argentine expedition arrived to establish a sub-prefecture. Along with the government envoy was 300 Anglican missionaries who built the first houses in the region and took to evangelizing the local native population. The city has grown leaps and bounds since its inception nearly 130 years ago, and colorful homes line the streets and weave between the snow-capped peaks of the Martial Range and the rippling cobalt waters of the Beagle Channel.
The greater region of Tierra del Fuego holds the secrets of the Patagonia region and remnants of the native population’s rich history that dates back nearly 10,000 years, long before the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first sailed around the tip of the South American continent in the 16th century. Your flight will land at Malvinas Argentinas International Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon arrival. You will soon reach the port to board your vessel bound for Antarctica, and likely stay on the deck of the ship to enjoy the view that encompasses the mountain slopes and sporadic pockets of lenga forest. The southern hemisphere summer averages a daytime warmth of 57 degrees, and your vessel offers luxurious accommodations and a hull protected and strengthened for travel through the icy channels.
Drake Passage – Travel across the Drake Passage with Polar Experts
Drake Passage – Cross Converging Seas to find Icebergs and Marine Life
Antarctic Peninsula – Traverse the South Shetland Islands on a Zodiac Boat
Antarctic Peninsula – Discover Wildlife in and around Petermann Island
Antarctic Peninsula – Enjoy Iceberg Sculptures and Secluded Island Shores
Antarctic Peninsula – Step onto the White Continent for a Camping Tour
Antarctic Peninsula –Travel North through the South Shetland Islands
Drake Passage – Enjoy a Series of Lectures at your Leisure
Drake Passage – Relax in the Comforts of the Ship and Look for Wildlife
Ushuaia – Depart for Home
- Experience the height of adventure and activity during a night spent camping on the Antarctic Peninsula near the Wordie House
- Hike across the rocky terrain and the pebbled beaches on Petermann Island to discover and observe the thriving Gentoo penguin colony
- Navigate channels that are teeming with tabular icebergs calved from the ancient ice shelf on a zodiac boat that will position you up close to the massive frozen features
- Find the rare occurrence of male elephant seals as they populate the shores of Half Moon Island and expand the colony to new horizons
- Indulge in the surprisingly warm thermal springs of Deception Island, famous for an intriguing history, giant watery caldera, and exceptional baths
- Engage in a series of lectures that will acquaint you with the captivating histories and mysteries of Antarctica and its wildlife
Chart your course destined for the excitement of the Seventh Continent on your 11-day Antarctica cruise that will bring you into the splendor of untamed nature. Images of the continent reflect terrain awash with snow and ice captured in the freezing climate near the South Pole, but Antarctica teems with life, history, and adventure for an extraordinary experience for thrill-seekers, eager explorers, or first-time adventurers interested in a new destination. Your Antarctica tour will begin with your arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina as your private transfer will escort you from the airport to the port to board your ship and set sail across the Beagle Channel.
While traveling across the Drake Passage to reach the Southern Ocean, you can relax in your luxurious cabin, enjoy the gourmet cuisine, listen to fascinating lectures, and observe the wildlife from the ship’s top deck. Search the waters for minke, humpback, and orca whales, along with hourglass dolphins and five different species of seals. The skies fill with an extraordinary amount of sub-Antarctic and Antarctic sea birds, including albatross and skuas.
As you travel over the Antarctic Convergence to reach the South Shetland Islands en route to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will relish the feeling of adventure as you venture out on your zodiac boat to explore the iceberg-laden waterways. Search for elephant seals on Half Moon Island before reaching the protected cove at the Port of Circumcision on Petermann Island. Delight as you get close to colossal icebergs, trek the landscape over a variety of islands and along the beaches of the Antarctic Peninsula in search of different species of penguins. Visit the Wordie House and camp on the blanketing snow of the White Continent before venturing back towards Argentina by way of the Drake Passage.
$11,435 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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