Discover the beauty of Antarctica on this sail in, fly back cruise

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy a Rojo tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires
  • Explore the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Cross the famous Drake Passage between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands
  • See a variety of ocean wildlife, including whales, seals, penguins and other seabirds

What's included

  • Completely private tours in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Luxury Antarctica cruise
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Meet and greet airport service
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At a glance

Even if you don’t have weeks to spare, you don’t have to miss out on the opportunity to explore Antarctica. Our team of travel designers can craft an incredible adventure for you, with your available time in mind. This trip is an example of what we can create for you, allowing you to experience a little bit of Argentina combined with a truly memorable Antarctica cruise.

Your journey begins with a night in Buenos Aires and a rousing Rojo tango show and dinner, before flying to Ushuaia the next day where you will spend an afternoon in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Spend five incredible days cruising through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands, keeping an eye out for wildlife and drinking in the incredible views along the way.

At the end of your cruise, you’ll fly from King George Island to Punta Arenas for one final night, reflecting on your adventure and enjoying what the city has to offer, before heading home.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-2

Buenos Aires

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires

Accommodation in Buenos Aires

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Rojo Tango Show with dinner Rojo Tango Show with dinner

Enjoy the best Tango Show in town, set in the exclusive environs of the Faena Hotel. The Rojo tango is the smallest and most stylish of tango salons. Your evening includes a three course dinner, wine, and transfers to and from the venue.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Transfer to the airport

Transfer

Flight to Ushuaia

Days 2-3

Ushuaia

Accommodation in Ushuaia

An afternoon in Tierra del Fuego An afternoon in Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego National Park contains a microcosm of Patagonia's landscape - sea, mountains and forest. Driving out of Ushuaia, enter the National Park through a valley to Ensenada Bay, your first stop. From here you can see Redonda and Estorbo Islands and, on the opposite coast of the Beagle Channel, the snow-white mountains of the Sampaio chain in Chile. Continue on through lush sub Antarctic forest to Roca Lake and Lapataia River for a walk and reach the so-called end of the Pan American route at the southernmost tip of this route in Latin America.

Days 3-7

Cruising Antarctica

Cruise ships in Antarctica

Five-day Antarctica cruise Five-day Antarctica cruise

This trip offers you the chance to visit Cape Horn, cruise the Drake Passage, land in Antarctica and then fly back. There's plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife and enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way.

The Drake Passage The Drake Passage

Your journey to the "White Continent" begins by crossing the famous Drake Passage, considered by many as a rite of passage on a voyage to Antarctica. Named after the celebrated explorer Sir Frances Drake who first sailed these waters in 1578, the Drake Passage extends between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands and takes about 2 days to cross in favorable conditions. You'll pass the Polar Front, a fascinating area of the sea where waters from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. Keep your eyes open for seabirds and gulls such as albatrosses and petrels. It's near the South Shetland Islands that you'll spot your first icebergs.

South Shetland Islands South Shetland Islands

After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as 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, and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Exploration will continue well into the evening taking advantage of the long Antarctic daylight. Your cruise will end at King George Island.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas

Days 7-8

Punta Arenas

Accommodation in Punta Arenas

Overnight in Punta Arenas Overnight in Punta Arenas

Spend the night in one of the southernmost cities in the world, Punta Arenas. The small city, with a population of around 130,000, is most commonly used as a stopover for those en route to the Torres del Paine National Park or for one of the cruises through the Straits of Magellan. The city is very important to the region, being one of the largest ports in this isolated area.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

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