Mountain illuminated by sunset in Antarctica

Highlights of Antarctica & Argentina Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Antarctica, Argentina

Places Visited

Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, Drake Passage...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

From the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires to the remote snow-capped mountains of the South Shetland Islands, you will bask in an enlightening expedition of discovery during your highlights tour of Argentina and Antarctica. The nightlife in the capital fills with the pulsing beat of tango while nearby a statue crowns the cliffs of Cape Horn and penguins populate the coastline of an archipelago less than...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the passionate ambiance of Buenos Aires with a private tour of the city that will end in a captivating Dinner and Tango show
  • Traverse the South Shetland Islands on a luxury cruise, stopping at selected islands to view penguins, seals, and various types of avifauna
  • Climb to the top of Cape Horn to find a view over the Pacific and Atlantic convergence and the statue of an albatross silhouette
  • Explore King George Island to find a variety of research bases and three penguin colonies pertaining to three different species
  • Embark on a journey through the infamous waters of the Drake Passage, one of the most legendary waterways in the world
  • Visit the seductive relaxed atmosphere and tranquil scenery of Tigre, Argentina, located on an island in the Parana Delta
  • Partake in a traditional Argentinian barbecue while visiting a ranch on the legendary pampas

Detailed Description

Step through the cultural gateway to Argentina at Buenos Aires, and beyond the passageway, you will be led to the incredible landscape of Antarctica. During your 9-day highlights tour of Argentina and Antarctica, you will travel from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and Cape Horn to the South Shetland Islands. Explore a selection of neighborhoods that create the fascinating culture of Argentina’s capital city and then embark on the remarkable Antarctica cruise that will traverse the Beagle Channel and the captivating waters of the Drake Passage. Unravel your preconceptions about Antarctica firsthand as you discover pebbled shores and ice-capped mountains, geothermal baths and penguin colonies on a journey celebrating individuality.

Your expedition will begin with your arrival in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. The city embodies the way South American culture was founded by and evolved from European settlements. Enjoy a private tour that will guide you through the fascinating landmarks of the bustling city, from the presidential palace to the Recoleta Cemetery. Indulge in tango and the cuisine of delicious parrilla, as well as the fabulous boutique shops, art galleries, and antique stores that are scattered around the distinctive neighborhoods. Spend time in the small town of Tigre to enjoy the quiet ambiance that contrasts with the city’s continuous movement. You could also visit a traditional ranch to learn about the myth of the gauchos before indulging in a traditional barbecue.

Set off on your Antarctica cruise from the city of Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Your luxury vessel will take less than 75 passengers between the tip of South America to the South Shetland Islands. Stop at the secluded point of Cape Horn to view the swelling water and the actual edge of the South American continent, and then explore the various islands of the South Shetland archipelago to visit pebbled beaches, ice-capped mountains, and wildlife consisting they penguins, seals, and whales, and terns. The distinctive weather patterns of around the Southern Ocean ensure each trip will be unique to your cruise before arriving on King George Island for your flight to Punta Arenas, Chile bringing an end to your Antarctica vacation.  

Starting Price

$8,995 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.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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