- Polar expeditions and cruise
- duration 14 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 8+ years old
- max group size 189
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent or venture as deep into the Antarctic Circle as of this polar expedition.
- Follow in the path of explorers past as you cross the mighty Drake Passage. Weather permitting, squeeze through the Lemaire Channel between rugged mountains.
- Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife that inhabits this region such as minke, humpback and orca whales, gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, and albatross flying overhead.
- Learn more about Antarctic history, geology and glaciology on a series of lectures and workshops presented by an onboard team of experts in their field, further enhancing your exploration.
This 14-day expedition offers one of the most in-depth explorations of the Antarctic Peninsula, with extended time in the region allows you to go beyond the usual itinerary. Given good ice conditions, travel further south than any most polar expeditions and cruise well below the Antarctic Circle at 66°33’S, through the southern icy seas. With an expert polar crew dedicated to charting the best course for wildlife sightings and multiple shore landings, you will encounter a land so remote but so enticing.
Ushuaia - Embarkation Day
Crossing the Drake Passage
South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Circle
Northbound along the Antarctic Peninsula
Drake Passage to Ushuaia
Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina
- Expedition Voyage, Hotel
- 13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
- Expedition cruise ship , Zodiac
- Any international flights to/from Ushuaia are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Crossing the Antarctic Circle from Ushuaia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Crossing the Antarctic Circle from Ushuaia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 29 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 April 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Crossing the Antarctic Circle from Ushuaia 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 Crossing the Antarctic Circle from Ushuaia 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.Is this trip right for you:
- This trip runs on a number of polar expedition vessels, depending on the departure date. Each ship is equipped with well-appointed and comfortable staterooms, spacious common areas and outdoor viewing decks, but the exact layout and features do vary between ships. When booking a polar expedition, ensure that you note the ship name carefully in the ‘Dates & Availability’ section and consult its individual boat page to learn more about your vessel. For further information, speak to a Peregrine booking agent.
- Although our ice strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on board should you need further assistance.
- As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic are freezing. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but we recommend reading the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information for details on what to bring.
- Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.
- The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands; the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to others (which are equally as interesting). We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather. The onboard library and educational lectures are ideal ways of keeping entertained.
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
- Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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