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Antarctic Explorer

  • Duration

    11 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Go Beyond
  • Price From

    £9,800pp
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Embark on an extraordinary voyage, exploring some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. This is a classic voyage through the wild beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, featuring abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery.

Your voyage begins in Ushuaia, 'the city at the end of the world'. From here, embark on an unforgettable journey across the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage to reach the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the most beautiful and remote wildlife on earth.

For those with less time or who prefer to fly the Drake instead of sailing across, an alternative voyage (Antarctic Express) operates a shorter overall itinerary, with a flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island to embark the ship.

Tour Itinerary

Embark on an exceptional voyage to explore some of the most remote and wildest places on earth. This is a classic voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, featuring abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery.

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE USHUAIA

    Day 1: ARRIVE USHUAIA

    Arrive in Ushuaia and transfer to your hotel. This small city is the southernmost on earth, and often affectionately referred to as 'the city at the end of the world'.

  • Day 2

    EMBARKATION DAY

    Day 2: EMBARKATION DAY

    Morning at leisure before embarkation commences in the late afternoon. Sail down the historic Beagle Channel. On his 1833 voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, after which the channel was named, Darwin wrote: 'It is scarcely possible to imagine anything more beautiful than the beryl-like blue of these glaciers, and especially as contrasted with the dead white of the upper expanse of snow.' (B,L,D)

  • Days 3-4

    CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Day 3-4: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Cross the legendary Drake Passage. Enjoy expert lectures on local wildlife and the history of the first explorers to have adventured to this remote part of the world. Take the opportunity to get to know your fellow adventurers, along with the expedition leaders. (B,L,D)

  • Days 5-8

    SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    Day 5-8: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    Spend the next four days exploring local bays, channels and landing sites by Zodiac, accompanied by the expedition team. Hike Antarctic landscapes, visit a research station, and look out for the Chinstrap, Adélie and Gentoo penguins along with a variety of seals and whales. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures and scenery to delight you and keep your camera busy. (B,L,D)

  • Days 9-10

    CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Day 9-10: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    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 and enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team. (B,L,D)

  • Day 11

    DISEMBARK IN USHUAIA

    Day 11: DISEMBARK IN USHUAIA

    Disembark after breakfast and continue with your onward arrangements, all of which can be organised by Wendy Wu Tours. (B)

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City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 6°c
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  • 8°c
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  • 9°c
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Antarctic Explorer map

Places Visited: Ushuaia - Beagle Channel - Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula - Drake Passage - Beagle Channel - Ushuaia

Tour Dates & Prices

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Antarctic Explorer Pricing Guide

2021 Departures

Start Date End Date Ship Start Location End Location Price From (Per Person)*
31st October 2021 10th November 2021 Ultramarine Buenos Aires Buenos Aires £13,600
3rd November 2021 13th November 2021 World Explorer Ushuaia Ushuaia £11,900
20th November 2021 30th November 2021 Ultramarine Buenos Aires Buenos Aires £14,100
19th December 2021 29th December 2021 World Explorer Ushuaia Ushuaia £13,600

2022 Departures

Start Date End Date Ship Start Location End Location Price From (Per Person)*
7th January 2022 17th January 2022 World Explorer Ushuaia Ushuaia £13,200
12th January 2022 22nd January 2022 Ocean Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia £11,100
16th January 2022 26th January 2022 World Explorer Ushuaia Ushuaia £13,200
17th January 2022 27th January 2022 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia £10,700
21st January 2022 31st January 2022 Ocean Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia £11,100
30th January 2022 9th February 2022 Ocean Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia £11,100
11th February 2022 21st February 2022 Ultramarine Buenos Aires Buenos Aires £14,100
13th February 2022 2nd February 2022 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia £10,700
6th March 2022 16th March 2022 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia £9,800

* prices are based on Twin Cabin occupancy


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