ANTARCTICA CLASSIC – G Expedition

G Expedition

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation.

Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendor. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

DATES: December 10 to 22, 2017;
December 31 to January 12 2018;
March 2-14 2018; March 11-23 2018

Route Map

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights

Departure Port: Ushuaia, Argentina

Port of arrival: Ushuaia, Argentina

Ship: G EXPEDITION

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HIGHLIGHTS:

ABUNDANT ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE
The highest concentration of Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap penguins in Antarctica; Minke and humpback Whales, Weddell seals, sea Leopards, and numerous sea birds: Cape Petrels, Albatrosses, imperial Shags, and snow Petrels.

Set foot on Antarctica—the world’s least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, opt to brave the chill of a polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers, have your questions answered by Antarctic experts.

ITINERARY:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 1hr 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. Being the capital of Tierra del Fuego archipelago Ushuaia boasts the southernmost Tierra del Fuego National Park and beautiful landscapes of Beagle Bay and Andes mountains.

Penguins and Tabletop Iceberg

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 7–10 – 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, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula’s remarkable history.

Days 11–12 – 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 13 – Ushuaia
Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

ANTARCTICA CLASSIC - G Expedition

CABINDEC 12, 2017
PER PERSON
JAN 12, 2018;
FEB 09, 2018
PER PERSON
MAR 14, 2018
PER PERSON
MAR 23, 2018
PER PERSON
 
QUAD - CAT 1A
2 upper berths, 2 lower berths,
full ensuite washroom, porthole
$6,499$7,699$6,499$5,999
TRIPLE - CAT 1
1 upper berth, 2 lower berths,
full ensuite washroom, porthole
$7,499$8,499$6,999$6,499
TWIN - CAT 2
2 lower berths, full ensuite
washroom, porthole
$9,499$19,999$8,499$7,999
TWIN - CAT 3
2 lower berths, full
ensuite washroom, window
$9,999$10,999$9,499$8,999
TWIN - CAT 4
2 lower berths, full ensuite
washroom, large window
$10,999$11,999$10,799$9,999
DOUBLE - CAT 5
Queen bed, lounge area, upgraded full ensuite
washroom, several large windows and fridge
$12,499$13,499$11,999$11,499
KAYAKING OPTION$999$999$999$999
CAMPING OPTION$349$349N/AN/A

What is Included:
9 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
Expedition parka

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