Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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5 Based on 8 Reviews
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-27467
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, French, German
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  • Starts Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Travel safely and comfortably aboard any Quark Expeditions ice-strengthened vessel
  • Enjoy presentations on wildlife, history, glaciology & geology by our onboard polar experts
  • Experience abundant wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic, with an optional paddling excursion
The trip "Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent" is a cruise tour that starts from and ends in Ushuaia. You will be cruising through Antarctica and Argentina and pass by Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and Drake Passage. "Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent" takes 11 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and other items. Please see the package includes section for more details.

If this is your first visit, our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in your choice of four stabilized, polar-class vessels; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your interests, and cross the 7th Continent off the list—your way.Introduced in our Antarctic 2024/2025 season we have a new helicopter enabled itinerary on our Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent. This itinerary will focus on getting you in our helicopters as much as possible to allow you soar above Antarctica in one of our twin engine helicopters, to take in all the marvels below.
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Day 2 : Embarkation Day
  • Days 3 and 4 : Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Days 5 to 8 : South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 9 and 10 : Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Day 11 : Disembark in Ushuaia
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
Guide
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
Others
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/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
  • Mandatory price included
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Feb 19 2020
5 - Excellent
Great Trip, Strong Staff, No Flaws
The ship and staff for the journey provided enthusiastic, effective and patient support, with a well-executed itinerary that I'd trust for future trips. Food and accommodation were excellent. Waters were very calm once reaching... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 18 2019
5 - Excellent
Very happy to complete my travel wishes
I am very happy to complete my travel wishes to Artic 10 years ago and now Antarctic with my 2 daughters and my wife with the team from this tour operator Great experience
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 17 2019
5 - Excellent
Would definitely book with Quark again
Many people on this boat have had the privilege of traveling many places, but unequivocally, this Antarctica trip surpassed all of our expectations! It's all downhill from here! :) The level of service from the cabin crew to the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 12 2019
5 - Excellent
Quark was the perfect choice.
This was a perfect experience for us. We don't want to come home, and we felt both safe when needed and free to explore our surroundings. We wish this tour operator continued success with their hiring such stellar individuals.... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 29 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 June 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Clean and healthy vessels that meet international certifications for infection prevention is ensured.
  • For the duration of the expedition, you will be only interacting with your fellow pre-screened passengers and Quark Expeditions staff.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day.
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