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Antarctica Classic Voyage: 11 days Ushuaia round-trip via South Shetland Islands onboard G Expedition (Mar 2024)

11 Days

Cruise Information

  • R 130,114 per person sharing
  • 10 nights (9 nights onboard + 1 night hotel)
  • Selected departure in March 2024
  • Not included
  • Category 1 Triple
  • G Expedition
  • G Adventures (XVCASX)
  • Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Check with Agent
  • 1 Mar 2024
  • 10 Mar 2024
  • 8 Dec 2023
  • 3677

Overview

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Is this tour for me?

  • Travel Style: Marine
  • Physical Rating: 2- Light. (It’s important to note that for landings in Antarctica we use Zodiacs and wet beach landings in what sometimes can be extreme environments. Our expedition team is there to assist you if needed but having good mobility is important for your safety and enjoyment.
  • Our professional and highly-skilled team of on-board experts offer keen insight, unique perspectives, and hands-on attention not found in a guidebook.

Departures & Prices

  • Dates: selected departures in March 2024
  • Prices: from R130,114 pps
  • Accommodation: Category 1 Triple

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city.

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

The adventure begins with an 1000km (600 mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the G Expedition’s wake.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

The adventure begins with an 1000km (600 mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the G Expedition’s wake.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula’s remarkable history.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula’s remarkable history.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula’s remarkable history.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula’s remarkable history.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep sharp eyes on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep sharp eyes on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.
• Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 :
Ushuaia

Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast.
• Meals included: Breakfast

Includes & Excludes

Includes

  • 9 nts aboard the G Expedition.
  • 1 nt hotel in Ushuaia, on a twin share basis.
  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team.
  • Lectures and educational programs.
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16.
  • Expedition parka.
  • Accommodations: Twin-share hotel. Category 1 Triple aboard G Expedition.
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners.
  • Transportation: G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus, walking.
  • Staff & experts: One expedition team member per 10 guests.

Excludes

  • International flights and taxes.
  • Visas (if required).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Anything of a personal nature.
  • Meals & drinks not listed above.
  • Allow USD25-35 for meals not included.

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, often referred to as the “End of the World,” is a captivating city nestled at the southernmost tip of Argentina, making it the southernmost city in the world. It’s surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, combining rugged mountains, pristine glaciers, and the stunning Beagle Channel. As the gateway to Antarctica, Ushuaia attracts adventurers and nature enthusiasts seeking to explore the remote and wild beauty of the region. The city serves as a starting point for Antarctic cruises and expeditions, offering a unique opportunity to witness incredible wildlife and surreal icy landscapes.

The Martial Glacier, just a short drive from the city center, is a popular spot for hiking and skiing, offering panoramic views of Ushuaia and the surrounding mountains. The Beagle Channel, named after Charles Darwin’s famous ship, is a picturesque waterway where visitors can take boat tours to spot wildlife like seals, sea lions, and diverse bird species, including penguins.

Ushuaia’s charm extends to its vibrant culture and history. The Maritime Museum and the Prison Museum provide insights into the city’s past, including its origins as a penal colony. The city itself boasts a unique blend of Patagonian culture, with cozy restaurants serving up delicious seafood and regional cuisine. Visitors can also explore local artisanal markets for souvenirs and crafts.

Overall, Ushuaia’s stunning natural landscapes, adventurous spirit, and unique position at the southernmost tip of South America make it a fascinating destination for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience in Argentina.

Terms and Conditions

  • Prices are per person, capacity controlled, subject to availability and further subject to rate of exchange fluctuations at time of booking.
  • All G Adventures’ tours are subject to G Adventures’ full booking conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies
  • Valid for selected dates. Book by 8 December 2023.

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Antarctica Classic Voyage: 11 days Ushuaia round-trip via South Shetland Islands onboard G Expedition (Mar 2024)