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Active Antarctica: Cruise, camp, trek & dive

16 days from £10,580pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia
  • Antarctica
  • Ushuaia
  • 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

Buenos Aires , Ushuaia

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.

Tom King
Audley Travel specialist Fiona

Contact a specialist

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. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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