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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Starting from INR 554048

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. And this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Group Size
    2 to 12
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Season
    January - December
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

You’ll encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime. Highlights: - Discover why this trip is perfect for first-time visitors to Antarctica - Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula - Travel safely and comfortably aboard any of Quark Expeditions’ three small, ice-strengthened expedition vessels - Learn about the environment and wildlife from on-board lecturers and specialists - Experience abundant wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and more! - On select itineraries, arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the tango capital of the world, and let us take care of the rest of your journey

Adventure Options: Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition - Camping - Cross-Country Skiing - Mountaineering - Paddling Excursion - Sea Kayaking - Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Important Reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package includes:

  • Pre expedition hotel night in Buenos Aires, with breakfast
  • Group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires
  • Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, and return
  • Group transfer from Ushuaia airport to the ship, and return
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Everything which is not mentioned in inclusion.
  • CHARTER FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED IN THE BASE PRICE OF THE TRIP : $950 USD per person
  1. Day 1 — Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its soaring architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).

  2. Day 2 — Ushuaia, Argentina, and Embarkation

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    After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina.

    Upon arrival, you will have a little time to explore this quaint port town before heading to the pier.

    Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This famous channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you’ll see land you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

  3. Days 3 and 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage

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    After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina.

    Upon arrival, you will have a little time to explore this quaint port town before heading to the pier.

    Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing, as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates while your Expedition Team provides safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.

  4. Days 5 to 8 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

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    Once the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience.

    Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.

    The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Danco Island, affords us the opportunity to visit a penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here, you’ll have the choice between hiking to the island’s summit or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach, enjoying the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets!

    Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour.

    Each day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

  5. Days 9 and 10 — Crossing the Drake Passage

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    The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.

  6. Day 11 — Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

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    You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, after breakfast. After disembarking, you will get a little taste of Patagonia, touring Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

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Accomodation

  • As mentioned In the Itinerary.

Refund

Life is unpredictable and we understand that sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavor to make it as easy as possible for you. However, please understand that we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore, any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of the program. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below,

  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the event: Full refund as cash.
  • Cancellations between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event: 50 % refund as cash.
  • Cancellations less than 15 days to the start of the event: No refund.
  • Cancellations will be accepted only by email.

Note: We reserve the right to cancel a program before departure in the event of logistical problems arising due to natural calamities, strikes, wars or any other circumstances that make the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

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