A polar adventure that begins and ends in the Argentinian capital
Discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula on this 11-day expedition with included flights to and from Buenos Aires. Be delighted by wildlife like penguins, seals and whales as you explore the bays, channels and islands of the Great White Continent, with a team of scientists and experts on board your vessel to help you seek them out. By day, you’ll wonder at the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments. By night, you’ll relax on the ship equipped with health and wellness facilities like a spa. Antarctic adventure at it’s most intimate and accessible.
- Physical rating
- Min 8
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 200
Why you'll love this trip
Explore areas known for their incredible wildlife like minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins.
Travel with a team of polar experts. Not only do they help you spot wildlife and explain the incredible sights, they will also deliver a comprehensive onboard lecture program.
Discover the Great White Continent by Zodiac, on foot or even with optional adventure options like kayaking and cross-country skiing!
Begin and end in lively Buenos Aires with included charter flights to and from your embarkation point in Ushuaia.
Travel in comfort a vessel fitted with health and wellness facilities like a gym, a spa, an onboard clinic and a smoothie bar.
Is this trip right for you?
Meals IncludedThere are no meals included on this day.
Special InformationA transfer from a Buenos Aires airport to the hotel is not included, and neither are any meals before embarkation. Please make your own way to the joining hotel (details of which are in the Essential Trip Information).
If you arrive earlier or wish to extend your stay and need accommodation, please speak to your Peregrine representative.
- Breakfast (2)
- Lunch (2)
- Dinner (2)
- Breakfast (4)
- Lunch (4)
- Dinner (4)
Special InformationThe exact destinations you visit (and when you visit them) are dependant on factors such as weather conditions, sea ice and wildlife movement, but you can see a full list of potential landing sites at peregrineadventures.com/antarctica/landing-sites.
If you would like to participate in optional activities such as kayaking, camping or cross-country skiing, you must organise this in advance. See the ‘Important Notes’ section for more detail on these options. As space is limited on optional activities, we recommend you secure your place at the time of booking. Speak to a Peregrine booking agent as soon as possible to do this.
- Breakfast (2)
- Lunch (2)
- Dinner (2)
Special InformationThe flight is scheduled to land at approximately 5 pm, so we recommend that you book any onward flights from 8 pm or later.
Meals10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
TransportExpedition cruise ship, Plane, Zodiac
AccommodationExpedition Voyage (9 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20 per cent of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure – the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure – the cancellation fee is 100 per cent of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a polar voyage.
Your voyage is operated by our partner, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representatives.
Strict luggage limits apply. Please see the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information for details.
Kayaking is available to book on all Antarctic voyages. Some voyages also offer other activities such as those listed below. All of these activities must be booked prior to departure and incur an additional costs. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking.
Taken in small groups of maximum 16 people, multiple times per voyage, kayaking adventures are only conducted during calm weather conditions. Kayaking in the polar waters is not suitable for novice kayakers. Beginners interested in kayaking should first take an introductory course prior to the voyage which includes how to do a wet exit. We recommend you take part in some kayaking practise prior to the voyage to ensure that you are comfortable on the water in the icy conditions.
To take part in mountaineering, you must have a good level of fitness as excursions can last up to 5 hours. A fitness waiver form must be completed before taking part.
Cross-country skiing is one of the most efficient ways to travel over ground that is covered in snow and ice, enabling you to travel in Antarctica the same way that pioneering explorers like Amundsen and Shackleton did. With journeys taking a few hours, it is imperative to be in good physical shape for this optional excursion. Ideally, you’ll have cross-country skiing experience to partake in this activity, however exceptions may be made for those deemed physically capable. Quark provides the essential gear.
Spend the night under the Antarctic sky on a unique camping adventure. The crew will determine the best location and conditions for your overnight adventure. Dress warmly and eat a hearty meal before you head out as no meals are permitted on shore.
Combining surfing with kayaking or canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding will give you a very personal and unique perspective on Antarctica. This activity is taken in small groups in good weather conditions on calm bays and harbours, with a Zodiac following for your safety.
Essential trip information
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