Itinerary Highlights

  • Save up to £1000 per person on Antarctic Season departures October 2024 - March 2025. Book before 31 March 2024.
  • Admire extraordinary, rarely sighted wildlife
  • Enjoy Zodiac cruises to secluded bays and quiet coves, filled with enormous glaciers and towering icebergs
  • Keep a close watch for whales, seals and penguins
  • Relish overnight stays in luxury hotels in Argentina and Chile, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Transfers
9 nights from £8,695 per person

Sarah Frankish

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Save up to £1000 per person on Antarctic Season departures October 2024 - March 2025. Book before 31 March 2024.

Discover the frosty shores of Antarctica on this nine-day adventure with AE Expeditions. Expert guides help design your personalised itinerary, so you can make the most of this extraordinary place. Admire the stunning glaciers and icebergs and sight rarities of the wild, making incredible memories to last.

Your adventure includes a pre-voyage stay in Argentina and a post-voyage stay in Chile, with cosy accommodation in both destinations, right in the beating heart of the local scenery. Private transfers to and from your hotels are included.

Once you’ve moved through Argentina, and Drakes Passage, reach the icy shores of Antarctica and prepare to explore all its beauty across a two-day stopover. Choose from zodiac excursions, wanders along the beaches, trips to secluded bays or simply some downtime on the ship’s observation decks. Discover an array of sea life, from penguin colonies to mighty albatrosses, and admire the pearly ice cliffs and pointed glaciers as you glide through the richly blue seas. If you’re feeling brave, there are plenty of spots along the way where you can try a polar plunge!

Itinerary

Arrive in Ushuaia and meet with a representative of AE Expeditions. Take a private transfer with your fellow travellers to your designated pre-voyage hotel, which will be Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort or Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel. Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort is nestled in the hilltops, overlooking snow-capped mountains and the glistening waters of Ushuaia Bay. Meanwhile, the family-friendly Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel offers spacious suites with mesmerising views over the Beagle Channel.
Check-out of your hotel in the morning. Enjoy some free time before reconvening in the hotel lobby in the afternoon for a short sightseeing tour of the nearby La Mision Neighbourhood. This is where the Anglican pioneers settled before the Argentinian Navy arrived in 1884. Explore the age-old houses lining the streets, the old Government House and the Old Prison Museum. After the tour, embark Sylvia Earle and settle into your cabin. Join a celebratory welcome dinner in the evening to kickstart your adventure.
Set sail across the mighty Drake Passage crossing towards Antarctica. The crew on board will share important wildlife guidelines and biosecurity procedures and commence the first of many fascinating talks on Antarctica’s history, environment, and endemic wildlife. As the waves propel the ship forwards, take snaps of any seabirds in sight, including albatrosses and giant petrels. On day four, Keep your eyes peeled for an iceberg as you approach the South Shetland Islands!
Arriving in Antarctica, the Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands are yours to explore. With 18-25 hours of daylight, you have plenty of time to admire the sights. The experienced expedition team will organise the itinerary here, tailoring each day to suit your interests. You can sail along some of the narrow straits surrounding the offshore islands, explore scenic bays, join a Zodiac excursion to search for whales, or stroll along the pebbled beaches to find the best spots for some dramatic photographs.
Fly from King George Island to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, take a private transfer to Hotel Dreams del Estrecho for an overnight stay. This hotel offers a calm atmosphere in secluded bliss, placing you amid the stunning scenery Nearby landmarks include Memorial to Ferdinand Magellan and Plaza de Armas.
After breakfast, part ways with your fellow adventurers and get ready for your journey home. A private transfer to the airport is included.

Sarah Frankish

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

9 nights from £8,695 per person

Sarah Frankish

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Pricing Notes

Save up to £1000 per person on Antarctic Season departures October 2024 - March 2025. Book before 31 March 2024.

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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