antarctica

Ushuaia, Argentina and Antarctica

January 12th-19th, 2024 
Trip Price: $7800

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. (Recommended Buenos Aires to Ushuaia then Punta Arenas to Santiago – IN to BA out of SCL)
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

Deposit $1980

Regular Price – $7800 (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)
  • Transfers to/from the USH airport
  • 5 Days on the Antarctica 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 or Legit Trip). Any additional payments can be refunded if canceled more than 90 days prior to the trip start date.  Deposits may only be transferred one time and incur a $100 rebooking fee.

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Fun Facts About Antarctica

Resources

The continent as a whole contains about 90% of the planet's freshwater ice and around 70% of the total freshwater on Earth! Scientists claim that if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt, it would raise global sea levels by about 16 feet.

Southernmost

If you stand at the South Pole, you are at the southernmost point on Earth. It doesn’t matter which way you look, every direction is north. It’s based on the prime meridian, an imaginary line which passes through Greenwich in the UK at 0 degrees of longitude.

Ice Sheet

One of the most fascinating things about Antarctica is that it is, in fact, a landmass. The Antarctic ice sheet is the single biggest mass of ice in the world and can be over 2 miles thick.

Diamond Dust

Although there are low levels of precipitation in Antarctica, meteorological wonders thrive and diamond dust is one of them! Diamond dust is made of tiny ice crystals that precipitate out of humid air near the Earth’s surface. It’s a little like an icy fog.

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN USHUAIA

Upon arrival at Ushuaia airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. 

Ushuaia

Day 2

USHUAIA

Free Day!
(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

antarctica cruise

Day 3

CRUISE BEGINS 
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.

antarctica travel

Day 4

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. 

antarctica trip

Day 5

DRAKE PASSAGE
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.

antarctica group tour

Day 6

ANTARCTICA
 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. 

whale watching

Day 7

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.

Day 8

TRAVEL HOME

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

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