Journey to Antarctica
Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina) - 11 nights aboard the
National Geographic Explorer
This Antarctica travel journey is the classic itinerary to the beautiful Antarctic Peninsula. It
delivers everything you want: the huge tabular icebergs, hillsides covered with gentoo, Adelie or
chinstrap penguins, whales and abundant marine life, a passage through the famed Lemaire Channel between
towering blue bergs, and more. On our Antarctica cruises, the sights, sounds and emotions will stay in
your mind forever.
A fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks further your ability to examine this remote wilderness. You'll travel safely
with an experienced Antarctica cruise expedition staff: Naturalists, Ornithologists, Marine Biologists, Polar
Historians, an Undersea Specialist, National Geographic Photographer and more. Our expert Ice Team will
get you out exploring daily.
|Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina/Overnight
Arrive this morning in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, set on the Rio de la Plata, and
check in to the fine Caesar Park Hotel. In the afternoon, we have a guided overview of the city,
seeing its Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards, and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva
|Day 2 - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia,
The morning's LAN charter flight offers some rare views as we fly
over the vividly rugged terrain of Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost
city in the world. We'll have lunch during a catamaran cruise of the scenic Beage Channel before
embarking National Geographic Explorer. (B,L,D)
|Day 3 - At Sea
We awake this
morning well into our journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic
Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and gray, other times
calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable - a milestone in any
adventurer's personal travel history. (B,L,D)
|Day 4-9 - Antarctica
nearly 24 hours of daylight, we make the most of our six days, keeping a flexible schedule to take
advantage of the unexpected — perhaps watching a 40-ton whale surface off the bow. We are out
daily. One day, you may take a Zodiac foray amid towering bergs under a bright sun, walk along the
shoreline amid a huge penguin colony, hike to a summit for a breathtaking view, or kayak along a
cliff-side rookery in search of blue-eyed shags. And the next, you’ll have the thrill of watching
the ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to the cries of thousands of gentoo penguins.
You’ll learn from our experts how to identify penguins and get photo tips from a National
Geographic photographer while watching those same penguins. Back aboard, our Undersea Specialist
may present video from that day’s dive — rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using
our ROV. Our expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn more, see more and
experience more. (B,L,D)
|Day 10-11 - At
As we sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the avian escort of
seabirds that cross our bow, and our spotters will keep an eye out for marine life. There’ll be
plenty of time to enjoy a wellness treatment, log some time in the gym, or catch up on the book you
haven’t had a minute to read. Talks from our staff will reflect on all you have seen and
|Day 12 - Ushuaia/Disembark/Buenos
After breakfast, we disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before
proceeding to the airport for our LAN charter flight to Buenos Aires, and meet your flight home.
Terms and Conditions:
Basis of Rates:
All prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin, or a single
where noted. Shared accommodations are available on certain ships and categories. For more information, please
refer to our Share Guarantee Program section of our Terms and Conditions, or call us for details. All prices and
fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard
ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and
entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet
suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of
a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.
Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport,
visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, travel protection plan, items of a
personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, internet access, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew are at your
For all programs, airfare is an additional cost unless otherwise indicated. Sample airfares are subject to change.
We will gladly assist in making your air arrangements for a $50 per person service fee.
To reserve your place, an advance payment for the program is required at the time of reservation. The per person
advance payment amount varies by program, and is outlined in our brochures, as well as on our website. Holiday
departure dates and certain longer voyages may carry additional advance deposit requirements due to high demand for
these voyages. Payment is accepted by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or check.
Receipt of your initial payment indicates your acceptance of our complete Terms and Conditions.
We require written notice at the time of reservation for any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring
Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas.
Share Guarantee Program:
If you are a solo guest willing to share accommodations, we will be happy to make arrangements to match you with
another solo guest, so you may travel at the double occupancy rate. If you are willing to share, and we are unable
to make shared arrangements for you, we will guarantee you the per person double occupancy rate, and you will not
incur the solo rate. This program is subject to availability, and limited to certain ships and categories.
It is essential that guests with medical conditions and/or special dietary restrictions, make them known to us in
sufficient time for us to accommodate their request.