Antarctica East and West: Peninsula in Depth (with Buenos Aires flights)

Antarctica East and West: Peninsula in Depth (with Buenos Aires flights)

» Antarctica

» Jan 24 2018Feb 12 2018 (20 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Get to know Antarctica intimately during this 20-day trip
  • Venture into the Weddell Sea on the remote east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at 66°33′ S
  • See a penguin colony of over 100,000 breeding pairs on volcanic Paulet Island
  • Step back in time to experience Antarctic exploration in abandoned yet perfectly preserved bases

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Day 2 – Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina. Embarkation.
  • Days 3 and 4 – Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Day 5 – Elephant Island
  • Days 6 to 8 – Weddell Sea
  • Days 9 to 15 – Antarctic Peninsula and Antarctic Circle
  • Days 16 and 17 – South Shetland Islands
  • Days 18 and 19 – Drake Passage
  • Day 20 – Disembark in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires

SHIP

Ocean Endeavour

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Camping
Kayaking
Stand-up paddleboarding

ACTIVITIES

Photography

This epic 20-day expedition brings you to a side of the Antarctic Peninsula even the luckiest of travelers don’t often see. You’ll experience the best of polar travel, including abundant wildlife, important historical sites, and ice—lots of ice. Embarking from Ushuaia, Argentina, you’ll traverse the legendary Drake Passage to arrive at Elephant Island, which gave Ernest Shackleton’s crew refuge in 1916. From this significant start you’ll move on to see enormous penguin colonies up close; zodiac cruise among icebergs that look like art; walk around and explore historic and operating scientific bases; sail across the imaginary but important line of the Antarctic Circle; and take a zodiac ride to see humpback and killer whales—all the while surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Antarctica.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple USD 11,995
Single USD 17,695
Twin Porthole Cabins USD 17,695

USD 20,695 Plus*

USD 20,695 Plus (2)**

Twin Window Cabins USD 18,595

USD 23,995 Plus*

USD 23,995 Plus (2)**

Upper Deck Twin USD 21,995
Superior Twin USD 22,495
Top Deck Twin USD 23,495
Suites USD 25,495 Junior

USD 26,995 (Owner’s)

All rates per person in USD
*Twice the space of the Twin Porthole or Twin Window, with one bathroom.
**Twice the space of the Twin Porthole or Twin Window, with two bathrooms. Complimentary wine with dinner on Ocean Endeavour.

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INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • A hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive predeparture materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person

EXCLUDES

  • Mandatory transfer package*
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Optional adventure activities
  • Arrival transfer in Buenos Aires on Day 1

*Buenos Aires transfer package includes:

  • One night’s hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires, with breakfast
  • ­Group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires
  • Charter flight from the Buenos Aires international airport to Ushuaia, and return
  • Group transfer from the Ushuaia airport to the ship, and return
  • Combined airport transfer and express bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation

Package cost: USD 950

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