Ushuaia, Argentina and Antarctica
We’ll begin our journey with two days in Ushuaia and then set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, we will be some of the few to step foot on this rarely-visited island! We’ll then cross the Drake Passage en route for King George Island. While at sea, there will be lectures and presentations about the wildlife and Antarctica region. Keep your eyes open for wildlife such as seabirds, whales, dolphins, and seals. In the end we will fly across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile on our way home.
Your package includes 2 nights in Ushuaia and 5 nights on a ship en route to Antarctica.
This trip starts in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH)
Most guests will fly through Buenos Aires or Santiago.
Return is from Punta Arenas.
MAX LUGGAGE – 1 suitcase + 1 carry-on per person
Please speak to a Legit Trips travel guide before booking your flights for this trip- email us.
This itinerary can be combined with our Buenos Aires trip/ Mendoza add-on.
Itinerary subject to change based on discretion of trip leader or tour operator, due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.
January 12th-19th, 2024 – SOLD OUT
January 12th-19th, 2025 – 6 spots left
Regular Price – $7900 (shared cabin) – SOLD OUT
2025 price – $8750 (shared cabin)
All trips are priced as double occupancy. When available, solo supplements may be offered. If you are traveling solo, it doesn’t mean you need to pay for a solo supplement, we’re happy to pair you with a roommate whenever possible.
*flexible payment options available for balance- to pay monthly or in a few equal installments
- Two nights accommodation in Ushuaia (4 star)
- Arrival Transfers from the USH airport
- Departure Transfers to Punta Arenas PUQ
- 5 Days on the Antarctica Air-Cruise Express ship
- Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner on-board the ship
Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on-board ship
- Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on-board ship throughout the expedition
All guided shore excursions, lectures and entertainment on-board
- Breakfast buffet at hotel in Ushuaia
- Package includes comprehensive travel planning, coordinated optional activities, personalized service, language translation, and an on-site Legit Trips tour leader available 24/7.
Deposits are non-refundable (but are transferable to another person). This trip is unlike our others where all payments towards this trip are nonrefundable or transferable. The cruise boat has a 100% nonrefundable policy.
Please be sure to read the complete booking terms and conditions at checkout. https://legittrips.com/booking-terms/
Fun Facts About Antarctica
ARRIVAL IN USHUAIA
Upon arrival at Ushuaia airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.
(Optional Add-On tours) Half Day Tierra del Fuego National Park, Sea Lion Island Navigation, Emerald Lagoon trekking, 4×4 Escondido and Fagnano lakes excursion
Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.
After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island.
As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. Watch for wildlife from around the boat. You may spot magnificent seabirds as well as different species of whales.
This is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals & whales. Board a Zodiac for your first shore visit to a penguin colony.
KING GEORGE ISLAND
Disembark at Fildes Bay. A 1.25-mile walk takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
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