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  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Two night exploring Buenos Aires and enjoying a city tour and tango show
  • Up close views of the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier and Upsala Glacier
  • Spotting wildlife in Neko Bay at the foot of a huge glacier
  • Visit the small museum and post office at Port Lockroy in Antarctica

What's included

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

Spend almost three weeks exploring Patagonia and venturing down to Antarctica. This trip is all about appreciating the natural beauty of the remarkable parts of the world. Get your trip off to a great start with a few days of getting to know Buenos Aires. Take a tour through some of the city’s most iconic neighbourhoods and take in a Rojo tango show. Next up, you’ll fly to Calafate where the gorgeous Perito Moreno Glacier and Upsala Glacier await, preparing you for the spectacular icy formations that beckon on the next leg of your journey.

You’ll board your luxury vessel in Ushuaia after a private visit to the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park. The cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula takes you along the Drake Passage to Neko Bay, Port Lockroy and Deception Island. Your days on board are spent learning about this incredible remote region and looking out for the wildlife that calls it home. Zodiac excursions allow you the opportunity to head onto land and explore further with experienced guides.

Once you’ve retuned to Ushuaia, full of stories to last a lifetime, you’ll have a few days to unwind and reflect on your experiences at an estancia in the Pampas.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-3

Buenos Aires

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires

Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Four balconies city tour Four balconies city tour

This exclusive tour serves as the perfect introduction to four of the city's most distinctive districts, offering a fascinating insight into its history, contrasts and culture. Your expert guide will draw on his extensive knowledge as you experience the highlights of Buenos Aires, including political centres, artist meccas and barrios rich in European architecture. You'll become acquainted with the foundation site of the capital at Plaza de Mayo, undisputedly Buenos Aires' political heart.

Next, you'll delve into one of the oldest districts, Parque Lezama and La Boca in the south, where artists ateliers and brightly coloured houses jostle for space; before moving on to Plaza San Martin and Retiro. Here, you'll notice the transformation of Buenos Aires architecture from the rambling style of the south of the city to the European-influenced residential quarters of the 19th century. Finally, you'll come face to face with the sophisticated neighbourhood of Recoleta, whose buildings and avenues were inspired by the French; it's also home to the world-famous Recoleta Cemetery and Evita Peron's Mausoleum, and you'll get to make a stop here on this tour.

Rojo tango show Rojo tango show

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 soft drinks and alcoholic drinks such as wine and champagne, and transfers to and from the venue.

Flights & transfers


Transfer to the airport


Flight from Buenos Aires to Calafate


Private transfer to your hotel in Calafate

Days 3-6


Accommodation in Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier boat trip Perito Moreno Glacier boat trip

Take an unforgettable cruise across Lake Rico. Climb aboard the a boat for a trip of a lifetime and be prepared to encounter giant icebergs that have been dramatically carved off the face of the Perito Moreno Glacier. This one-hour trip takes you 6km into the lake before the first glimpse of the glacier comes into view. As you reach the Icebergs Channel, the boat comes to a halt ensuring that you maintain a safe distance from the glacier. This ever-changing natural wonder continuously produces icebergs throughout the year, guaranteeing an impressive crash into the lake at some point during your visit.

You'll continue to sail down its textured façade, providing a spectacular insight into the towering wall of ice and a unique perspective of this world-famous glacier. Photographers and nature lovers alike will savour the opportunity to encounter this iceberg in such spectacular style.

Upsala Glacier and Estancia Cristina Upsala Glacier and Estancia Cristina

On this tour you'll get to see the spectacular Upsala Glacier, and truly embrace the adventure and natural wonders of this region. Boarding a modern charter boat, you'll glide through the Cristina Canal and disembark at the Estancia Cristina where there will be a choice of optional additional activities from quad biking to horse riding to pass the afternoon.

Later you'll enjoy an exciting ascent in all-terrain vehicles through the mountainous roads to arrive at the Continental ice shelter. This is quite a spectacle and deserves a 30-minute walk to take in the vistas and sheer wonder of it. The eastern side of the Upsala Glacier will be the final leg of your excursion by boat on Lake Guillermo before returning to your accommodation.

Flights & transfers


Transfer to the airport


Flight to Ushuaia


Transfer to your hotel in Ushuaia

Days 6-8


Accommodation in Ushuaia

Tierra del Fuego tour Tierra del Fuego tour

Your guide will collect you from your hotel for the short drive west of Ushuaia to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which borders the Beagle Channel across the valley of the Pipo River and Laputaia Bay. You'll explore the scenic woodlands and beech forests, marshes and flora as well the history of forest fires, beaver populations, traders and hunters that have shaped this part of the world.

Days 8-17

Cruising Antarctica

Cruise ships in Antarctica

10-day Antarctic Peninsula Cruise 10-day Antarctic Peninsula Cruise

Spend your time exploring the magnificent Antarctic Peninsula on your choice of Jacada's selected luxury expedition cruises. Part of the continent of Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula consists of a 500 mile long mountain chain and numerous off-lying islands, offering the most dramatic scenery and the biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Penguins, seals, whales and glittering icebergs inhabit these waters and on land, you'll get to explore one of the world’s most pristine natural environments. There's an abundance of exhilarating activities to enjoy during your cruise.

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.

Neko Bay Neko Bay

At the bottom of Andvord Bay, lies a little corner of paradise at the foot of a huge glacier. Neko Bay is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful sites in the Antarctic Peninsula. Wildlife is also abundant here, with seabirds such as gulls, Cape petrels, cormorants, and marine mammals such as seals, orcas and whales. Your guides will take you aboard the Zodiacs to get closer to the icebergs or land nearby to the penguin colonies, to observe a sea leopard, lounging on the beach or watch swoop of the Antarctic terns.

Port Lockroy Port Lockroy

On reaching the small island of Goudier, we will head for Port Lockroy which was discovered by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot in 1903. Originally a base for whaling boats, Port Lockroy became a British base in 1944. Here you'll find a small museum detailing life on the base in the 1950s and research on Papua penguins. The port is the most visited place of the White Continent and is also the only port with a post office where you can send letters to loved ones. Close to Port Lockroy is Jougla Point where Gentoo penguins and Blue-eyed shags can be found and leopard seals, crabeater seals and whales inhabit the waters.

Deception Island Deception Island

Nestled in the heart of the Shetland Islands, north of the Antarctic Peninsula, Deception Island is easily recognisable by its horseshoe shape. On the black volcanic sand beaches, the ruins of the abandoned cabins now give way to a rich wildlife. The largest colony of chinstrap penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula has taken up residence on these beaches. Trips aboard the Zodiacs allow you to land here to observe the 100,000 pairs of penguins, elephant seals and fur seals up close.

Flights & transfers


Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires


Transfer to the Pampas

Days 17-19

The Pampas

Accommodation in The Pampas

Two nights in the Pampas Two nights in the Pampas

Choose from our selection of estancias for an authentic and luxury ranch-style stay in the sleepy Pampas plains. Ride out with gauchos, enjoy an afternoon asado (BBQ), fishing or polo lessons. It's the perfect way to relax after your incredible journey to Antarctica and back.

Flights & transfers


Transfer to Buenos Aires airport

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