Spend six full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Like our “Antarctica Classic” tour, this 13-day expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, but adds on two additional days to better explore its majesty. Part of the reward of arriving in Antarctica is the challenge of negotiating the Drake Passage – and the G Expedition will bring you there safely. Encounter leopard seals lazing on ice floes and immense rookeries of penguins surrounded by towering glaciers. The Expedition’s expert guides and lecturers offer knowledge and insight that really bring the nature and history of the region to life, creating the adventure of a lifetime.
Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Departure Port: Ushuaia
Port of arrival: Ushuaia
Ship: G EXPEDITION
ABUNDANT ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE
Spend six full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, conquer the notorious Drake Passage, learn from polar experts about the wonders of the Antarctic region, come face-to-face with amazing polar wildlife, marvel at immense icebergs, spend time on deck watching soaring albatross.
Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is free.
Day 2: Buenos Aires Tour
Enjoy a full day tour of Buenos Aires, “Paris of South America”, arranged exclusively for Explor Cruises’ guests. Visit the unique neighborhoods of San Telmo, Recoleta, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo. Lunch is included. This evening, you will be taken to a Dinner & Tango Show at Tango Porteño, Includes round trip transfers and a tango lesson of 1 hr before the dinner. Return to your hotel late.
Day 3: Flight to Ushuaia, Argentina.
This afternoon, transfer to the city airport for your included flight to Ushuaia. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. The small city of Ushuaia combines everything to be a perfect starting point for Antarctic cruises. It locates at the southern tip of South America Continent and is regarded as the
world’s southernmost city.
Day 4 – Ushuaia/Drake Passage
Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.
Days 5–6 – Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
The adventure begins with an 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honor of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition’s wake.
Days 7–12 – South Shetland Islands – Antarctic Peninsula
Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting)and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, andorca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula’s remarkable history.
Days 13–14 – Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.
Day 15 – Ushuaia
Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.
BEYOND THE POLAR CIRCLE - LE BOREAL
|CABIN||DOUBLE PER PERSON|
|PRESTIGE DECK 4||$21,230
|PRESTIGE DECK 5||$22,180
|PRESTIGE DECK 6||$23,150
|PRESTIGE DECK 5 SUITE||$36,340
|PRESTIGE DECK 6 SUITE||$38,030
What is Included:
11 nights aboard the G Expedition
2 nights hotel in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires tour, Tango Dinner Show and transfers
Flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
1 night hotel in Ushuaia
Arrival and departure transfers
Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
Lectures and educational programs
Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 – 16