Antarctica offers secluded wonders found both in the landscape and waters, from the pebbled shorelines to the endless blankets of snow. Let the majestic scenery and the enchanting wildlife of the Seventh Continent surprise and delight you on a 10-day Antarctica tour that will encompass luxury, discovery, and excitement. Search for giant whales as they migrate between the temperate Central and South American climates to the frigid waters around the islands of the South Pole, and then trek across...
Ushuaia – Arrive in Argentina’s Southernmost Point and Board the Ship
The southern tip of Argentina’s Patagonian region holds the small city known as Ushuaia. The port dips into the Beagle Channel and is a popular destination for people wishing to jump to the seventh continent of Antarctic or test the tumultuous waters around Cape Horn. The aroma of saltwater and snow drifting from the peaks of the southern end of the Andes Mountains fills the air while an explosive passion for craft beers fills the streets with the delicate scent of hops and barley roasting against a backdrop of cobalt waters and rugged slopes.
The city began as a penal colony in the early 20th century, but has since grown to mythical proportions due to its proximity to Tierra del Fuego National Park, as well as being the main port of entry and exit for all cruises embarking to Antarctica. Your private transfer will greet you at Malvinas Argentinas International Airport and escort you to the dock to check in for your cruise. You will have time to enjoy the city without the weight of your luggage, which will allow you to spend time discovering the art exhibits in Casa Beban, witness the century-old church of Merced on the main street of Avenida San Martin, or relax on the ship until it begins to depart from the port.
Cruise – Sail across the Drake Passage towards the Antarctic Convergence
Cruise – Search for Avifauna and Icebergs near the South Shetland Islands
Cuverville Island – Find Penguins, Skuas, and Seals en route to Neko Harbor
Paradise Bay – Traverse Fjords, Icebergs, and Antarctic Coastline
Pléneau Island – Discover Penguins, Humpback, Mink, and Fin Whales
Deception Island – Enjoy a Kayaking, Trekking, and Hot Springs Excursion
Cruise – Venture back towards the Southern Shores of Argentina
Cruise – Continue through the Drake Passage to reach the Harbor of Ushuaia
Ushuaia – Depart for Home
- Search the waters around Antarctica and its associated islands to find pods of humpback, minke, and fin whales
- Traverse the undulating landscapes of selected islands where Gentoo and chinstrap penguins nest
- Sip pristine water from a chunk of ice taken straight from a drifting iceberg
- Dip your toes into the natural hot springs on Deception Island and enjoy the contrast of refreshing heat with views to the snow packed landscape
- Listen to lectures and seminars of specialists onboard the cruise ship offering a more insightful experience with personalized and exciting information
- Relish the view of Sooty albatross, Cape petrels, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, and Blue-Eyed shags from the comforts of the ship and when trekking on land
The White Continent is known for glaciers and vast swaths of snow that sprawl from coast to coast, however, the true majesty is found on the secluded shores of Antarctica come from the life that persists despite the remarkable cold. Your customizable Antarctic cruise will introduce you to the hundreds of thousands of penguins, innumerable icebergs, remarkable whale pods, sunbathing seals, and collection of avifauna that circle the sky. The grand landmass has captivating islands that abound with hot springs and black pebbled beaches, along with the sweeping glaciers that fill your view.
The calm waters around the tip of the South American continent can quickly turn when advancing through the Drake Passage, which can provide for a memorable adventure. Avifauna, such as Antarctic tern, Southern fulmars, and Blue Petrels populate the sky as a tour of the deep lands of Cuverville Island bring mountainous terrain and breeding grounds for Gentoo penguins. Orne Island presents colonies of Weddell and Crabeater seals that fish in the frigid water or bask in the sporadic patches of sunlight that spreads over the pebbled shoreline.
Zodiac boats ferry you on trips through the deep cut fjords found along Paradise Bay and between the icebergs that turn the waterways into labyrinths. Traverse the Lemaire Channel to Pléneau and Petermann Islands to walk among the Adelie penguins and the nesting Blue-eyed shags. Humpback, minke, and fin whales populate the waters and burst from the surface with erupting blowholes or captivating jumps, and then you can wander around Jougla Point and brave the narrow entrance of Neptune’s Bellows at Deception Island. Enjoy the uniqueness of Antarctica before returning to Ushuaia by way of a return trip on the Drake Passage.
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$10,395 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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