Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
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  • Starts Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia , Argentina
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover why this trip is perfect for firsttime visitors to Antarctica
  • Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Travel safely and comfortably aboard any of Quark Expeditions’ three small, icestrengthened expedition vessels
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
On this cruise tour you will board in and disembark in Ushuaia. With the trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent you will be cruising through South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Buenos Aires and 3 other destinations in Argentina and Antarctica. The trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent takes 11 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the ship and other things, per the package includes section further below.

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. And this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.
Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.
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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 : Disembarkation in Ushuaia
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
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
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
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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

A deposit of 1699 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 124 days before departure. For any departures within 19 June 2020 full payment is required.

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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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