Start Where World Ends With Antarctica's 8-Day Luxury Tour
If you are willing to visit Antarctica, you're a pretty adventurous traveler. Visitors can encounter huge whales, large rookeries of penguins, and striking landscapes. Tourists can watch noble albatross soaring by the ship, they can beat the chill of a polar dive, and witness magnificent glaciers while crossing the Drake Passage. Join this 8-day luxury tour of Antarctica for a journey to the end of the world and enjoy an endless adventure.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at Ushuaia airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Then, explore the beautiful coastal Tierra del Fuego National Park that stretches 630 sq km. Get a guided tour of the spectacular lookouts in the southern portion of the park. In the afternoon, reach the port and sail through the Beagle Channel to Antarctica.
Day 2: Sailing Through The Drake Passage
The adventure starts with a 600-mile crossing of the Drake Passage. The passage has been named after the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. Keep an eye out for the first glimpse of icebergs, albatrosses, and whales. As the expedition crosses the passage, there will be time to familiarize ourselves with the ship and many common areas, including the dining hall, lounge, library, and lecture hall.
Meet your guides, crew, and expedition staff in the hall. Join lectures and information sessions to learn the remarkable human and natural history of the Antarctic region. Learn about some of the most remarkable and exciting expeditions to this remote corner of the world. Attend lectures throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology and history. The expedition team comprises professional and highly experienced marine biologists, historians, and naturalists.
Day 3: Welcome to Antarctica
Today, set foot on the Antarctic region for the first time on this excursion. Experience unique wildlife and exciting scenery while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Depending on the weather, attempt a few daily shore landings and encounter Chinstrap, Gentoo, and Adelie penguin rookeries, crabeaters, Weddell, leopards, seals, and orca. View humpbacks and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. Jump into one of the expedition's 14 activities and take the short, board small boats for a safe trip from the ship to the shore to meet the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Get up close to mounting icebergs, glaciers, and extraordinary wildlife. If you have not forgotten your swimming suit, opt to do the polar dive and jump into the freezing waters of the Antarctic. Convince fellow travelers to join, and you'll be left with a marvelous experience that no one will ever forget.
Day 4: Heading to the South Shetland Islands
Your real adventure will begin with touring the South Shetland Islands, one of Antarctica's most unique tourist destinations. They are populated by many seals and penguins, including Adelie and chinstrap, and seabirds. As the islands are straight on the way to the Antarctica Peninsula, your cruise ships traveling there will stay at the South Shetland Islands, allowing you amazing photo opportunities in this beautiful scenery. As your ship reaches the White Continent, be overwhelmed by excitement and wonder.
Day 5: Discovering South Shetland Islands
The main attraction of any Antarctica tour is to interact with penguins. They walk through their penguin trails excitedly to the sea. Be delighted to see the spirit of penguins rushing about doing their job. Mothers guard their chicks, and penguins call out to one another. But the most significant of all penguin encounters are when you sit peacefully and let the unique creatures come so close that they end up stepping on your legs or picking at your coat.
Day 6: Enjoying South Shetland Islands
If you like camping, there's no place more interesting to sleep under the stars than Antarctica. Supported by a high-quality bivy sack and warm outfits, camping in Antarctica will, without any doubt, be something you discuss for the rest of your life. Nothing will ever strike waking up to sunrise on the snowy continent or viewing the stars gleaming above you.
Day 7: Returning Through The Drake Passage
Start the journey north for the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and experts. Keep open eyes on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings. In between watching bird and whale, this is an opportunity to relax and review the past week's adventures before returning to Ushuaia.
Day 8: Departure
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.