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    Places visited:

  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia
  • Antarctica
  • Polar Cruise
  • Based on a twin share en suite cabin.

  • Sit among a penguin colony.

  • Marvel at icebergs carved in to hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

  • Spend time on deck watching wandering albatross circle the boat whilst keeping an eye open for whales.

  • Kayak or trek in peace through untouched regions.

Audley Travel specialist Lizzie

What our specialists say...

This trip is ideal for any traveller looking to experience the white continent for the first time or the twentieth time as each and every trip is unique. Crossing the legendary Drakes Passage is always an experience ranging from very rough to mill pond calm, but always a great experience and with fantastic wildlife. When you reach the peninsula the seas flatten out and the glorious splendour of such a naturally beautiful and untouched place, and of course there are plenty of penguins to stop it being too quiet!

We recommend this trip for:

  • 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.

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Day 3 Ushuaia

Buenos Aires , Ushuaia

Fly to the world's most southerly city of Ushuaia where you can sample the local delicacy - king crab!

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Day 4 Polar Cruise

Ushuaia , Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Free time in the morning to explore the city before you board the ship and set sail along the Beagle Channel. Settle in to your cabin (this version is based on a mid range twin cabin with an ensuite)

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Day 5 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

You will enter Drakes Passage at around 2am and the day will be spent making your want across this notorious stretch of water. Surprisingly the wildlife spotting on the way can be amazing with wandering albatross, Wilsons petrel and even blue whales possible.

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Day 6 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

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.

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Day 7 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Shore landings and excursions on the Antarctic Peninsula and nearby islands such as Petermand, Livingston and Deception. There will generally be two excursions per day.

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Day 8 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Shore landings in Antarctica. You may also have the chance to camp on the ice, go kayaking or even snorkelling or diving. More and more adventure options are being added to Antarctic expeditions so please do ask if you are interested. Shore landings in Antarctica.

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Day 9 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Shore landings in Antarctica.

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Day 10 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Shore landings in Antarctica.

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Day 11 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Start crossing back over the Drake Passage.

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Day 12 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

At sea crossing the Drake Passage.

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Day 13 Buenos Aires

Ushuaia , Buenos Aires

Early morning arrival back in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires, where you will spend the night. We have kept this itinerary short but we would also recommend that, of you have time, you head out to an estancia to relax for a day or two. Trips to Antarctica can be hard work as you are constantly on the move and lots of people are in need of a few days rest before returning home.

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Day 14 International return flight

Buenos Aires , International return flight

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Fiona
Audley Travel specialist Lizzie

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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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