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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Tailor Made Itinerary

14 Days From £7,244

Overview

A ‘once in a lifetime’ adventure in every sense of the word, this ultimate Antarctic voyage introduces you to a land of beauty and grandeur on a truly unimaginable scale. Spending 13 full days exploring one of the world’s last great wildernesses, you’ll journey into the pristine landscapes of the Southern Ocean with the aim of crossing the Antarctic Circle.

Beginning in the port city of Ushuaia, you’ll venture through the Beagle Channel and across the open ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the most remote continent on earth
  • See the vast and magnificent marine life
  • Watch the soaring birdlife over the seas
  • Learn from local experts and lectures aboard your ship

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: USHUAIA

DAY 1: USHUAIA

Arrive in Ushuaia today and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Hotel Albatros

DAY 2: USHUAIA

DAY 2: USHUAIA

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia where you can explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia, after which you'll depart the southernmost tip of the South American continent and sail through the Beagle Channel. Running through the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, the channel forms part of the border between Chile and neighbouring Argentina and this evening's sailing takes you south towards the open waters of Drake Passage and the vast Southern Ocean.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: AT SEA

DAY 3: AT SEA

Over the next two days you'll negotiate the infamous body of water that lies between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. Named in honour of the 16th century English sailor, Sir Francis Drake, the crossing is often a good place to spot whales, dolphins and seabirds including the giant petrels and albatross which follow in the ship's wake.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: AT SEA

DAY 4: AT SEA

There will be daily lectures on board from resident polar experts and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: ANTARCTICA

DAY 5: ANTARCTICA

Over the coming days you'll discover some of the most unique wildlife and experience some of the most inspiring scenery on the planet, as you head for the vast white wilderness of Antarctica. Attempting two shore landings a day, there will be opportunities to encounter Gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, see Weddell and leopard seals and hopefully come across orcas and humpbacks in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage you'll also have a chance to learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: ANTARCTICA

DAY 6: ANTARCTICA

A further day to encounter the unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the Great White Continent.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: ANTARCTICA

DAY 7: ANTARCTICA

Depending on weather conditions, the ship will continue southward along the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Passing colossal icebergs and countless colonies of penguins, the goal is to cross the Antarctic Polar Circle. Few travellers have ventured this far south, but the fully equipped ice-strengthened vessel will push on if sea conditions are favourable.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

DAY 8: ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

A further day to attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 9: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

The journey north will bring you back across the open waters of the Antarctic Peninsula, presenting the perfect time to reflect on the highlights of this incredible voyage with your crew and fellow passengers.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 10: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

A further day to encounter the unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the Great White Continent as you continue north.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

DAY 11: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

A further day to encounter the unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the Great White Continent as you continue north.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: DRAKE PASSAGE

DAY 12: DRAKE PASSAGE

Keep an eye out from the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings as you head back towards the port of Ushuaia and back over the Drake Passage.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: DRAKE PASSAGE

DAY 13: DRAKE PASSAGE

Continue north on your journey back to Ushuaia.

Expedition - Ushuaia
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14: USHUAIA

DAY 14: USHUAIA

Disembark in Ushuaia early this morning, where your journey ends.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Superior

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

QUEST FOR THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE (14 DAYS) £7,244

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

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WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

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Richard is our Latin America expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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