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£10,735 Per person
16 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This itinerary is here to show the adventurous traveller what is now possible in Antarctica. If you are not content with 'normal' landings and want to do something different then read on. You can now scuba dive, snorkel, camp, kayak and climb in Antarctica and if you can think of something else you would like then let us know as we know the best people to ask. The pricing of this particular trip is based on the Polar Pioneer, a small ship of around 50 passengers where the adventure are at an extra cost but other operators work differently so this really is just a guide price.

Itinerary highlights

  • Go scuba diving or snorkelling in polar waters.

  • Climb Polar Peaks.

  • Sail on a small expedition ship.

  • Kayak among the ice floes.

  • Experience the wildlife of Antarctica.

Audley Travel specialist Lizzie

Contact a specialist

Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Antarctica. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
  • We work to your interests and budget
  • Advice from first-hand expertise
  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego
  • Antarctica
  • Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 2 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Have the afternoon to explore Argentina's diverse capital.

Day 3 Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego

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Fly to the world's most southerly city of Ushuaia.

Day 4 Polar Cruise

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Free time in the morning to explore the city before you board the ship and set sail along the Beagle Channel.

Day 5 Polar Cruise

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Crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 6 Polar Cruise

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Come to the end of the Drake Passage and start to spot the first icebergs as you approach the South Shetland Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 7 Polar Cruise

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This itinerary is designed to highlight some of the adventure options available in Antarctica. In recent seasons these have really developed and range from camping and kayaking to scuba diving and rock climbing. Often you will need a specialist expedition to access them all but our specialists will be able to point you in the right direction.

Day 8 Polar Cruise

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All landings and excursions in Antarctica are subject to local weather conditions at the time. What follows is an idea of how your trip may pan out. Perhaps spend the day kayaking through the ice looking for seals.

Day 9 Polar Cruise

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You might spend tonight camping on the ice with the sound of a penguin colony nearby.

Day 10 Polar Cruise

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Today could be all about photography as you head off on foot with a professional guide to find the best angles and lighting opportunities.

Day 11 Polar Cruise

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Putting on a dry suit may be a first for you, if it isn't then diving in Antarctica almost certainly will be! This could be the day for you to see life below the ice and waves.

Day 12 Polar Cruise

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Your last few hours in Antarctica may well be spent snorkelling a quiet cove, giving you amazing images to remember it all by. At some point today you will start crossing back over the Drake Passage.

Day 13 Polar Cruise

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At sea crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 14 Buenos Aires

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Early morning arrival back in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 15 International return flight

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Begin your journey home.

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Lizzie

Get in touch with our specialist and we'll plan your perfect holiday

The specialist who designs your trip to Antarctica will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip.

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