Antarctica at Your Reach

Antarctica at Your Reach


12 days / 11 nights
From November to March
Places visited
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, and Antarctica

What´s included

  • Daily breakfast, transfers, tours with bilingual guides, and local taxes.
  • 1 night of accommodation at selected hotel in Buenos Aires.
  • 10 nights of accommodation onboard the Ultramarine Ship from Quark Expeditions in Antarctica with full board & activities.
  • All zodiac transfers and cruising & shore landings as per the day program.
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage.
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock.
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep.
  • One 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather and logistics permitting).
  • Domestic flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and back.

Not included

  • International flights.
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned.
  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned.
  • Tips and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Optional tours and experiences.
  • Any items not mentioned.

Detailed description

Day 1
Buenos Aires

Upon arrival to Buenos Aires, private transfer to your group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included in the mandatory transfer package).

Day 2
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia / Antarctica
Fly to Ushuaia and Embark

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 explore this quaint port town on your own before making your way to the designated meeting spot 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. Excitement builds in anticipation of your next stop: the Antarctic!


Days 3-4
Crossing the Drake Passage
The unpredictable and exciting Drake Passage is an adventure unto itself. While being well taken care of by our expert onboard staff and leaders, you will have plenty of time to gaze out at the ocean, take pictures of seabirds swooping around the ship, and get to know your Expedition Team and fellow travelers.
Days 5-9
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Once the Drake Passage is left in our wake and the South Shetland Islands come into view, your Antarctic adventure truly begins. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. On every visit to Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means your expedition will be unlike any other—a unique, personal experience.

Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.

The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you hike snowy pathways to vantage points offering panoramic views of your surroundings. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you will be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence, and the next you will be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear.

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes—such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles—become indelible memories.

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

Days 10-11
Crossing Back the Drake Passage
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to enjoy the invigorating Southern Ocean air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, and celebrate the experiences you’ve shared exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.
Day 12
Antarctica / Ushuaia / Buenos Aires
Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. You will then make your way towards your group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
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