Active, immersive expedition travel
Exploring Antarctica in an authentic expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship is an incomparable experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Lindblad Expedition’s pioneering polar heritage and 50 years of experience navigating polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet.

Have up-close, personal penguin encounters
Travel with virtually any company to Antarctica, and you will see penguins. They are the citizens of the white continent, present in astounding numbers, and endlessly fascinating. Travel with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, however, and you’ll travel equipped for up-close, personal encounters—with a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks to enable you to get closer. And a team of engaging experts that enable you to spend more time enjoying penguin society, and understand more of the adaptations that enable these remarkable animals to survive their environment.

Take advantage of all the superb photo ops
You’ll have a National Geographic photographer as your traveling companion, to inspire you and provide tips in the field. And the services of a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, as well—to help you turn your point-and-shoot camera into an “aim and create.” You’ll find no end of subjects and the help you need to return home with your best photos ever.

Every day is active and engaging
You’ll get out on adventures every day we’re in Antarctica, sometimes twice a day—to walk or hike, kayak or Zodiac cruise among the bergs. Because National Geographic Explorer has a fleet of both Zodiacs and kayaks, the entire expedition community can embark at once on forays, no waiting around for returning parties. You’ll have a choice of activities each day, and the option to join the naturalist whose interests mirror yours. Choice also includes opting to enjoy the view from the bridge, the all-glass observation lounge, the library or the chart room. To visit the fitness center with its panoramic windows, or ease into the sauna or a massage in the wellness center.

Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, eight veteran naturalists, a National Geographic photographer, plus a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, a video chronicler, and a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for Antarctica is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Guests traveling aboard National Geographic Explorer arrive this morning in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, set on the Rio de la Plata, and check in to the fine Alvear Art Hotel (or similar). In the afternoon, we have a guided overview of the city, seeing its Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards, and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron. In the early evening we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel. (Day 2: L)
Today we fly by private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. This morning's charter flight will bring us over Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. If the weather is fine, you'll have a chance to view the spectacular mountains rising out of the Beagle Channel as you enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise. Then, you'll embark the expedition ship and set sail, (B,L,D)
We awake this morning well into our journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and gray, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable—a milestone in any adventurer's personal travel history. (B,L,D)
With nearly 24 hours of daylight, we make the most of our days, keeping a flexible schedule to take advantage of the unexpected — perhaps watching a 40-ton whale surface off the bow. We are out daily. One day, you may take a Zodiac foray amid towering bergs under a bright sun, walk along the shoreline amid a huge penguin colony, hike to a summit for a breathtaking view, or kayak along a cliff-side rookery in search of blue-eyed shags. And the next, you’ll have the thrill of watching the ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to the cries of thousands of gentoo penguins. You’ll learn from our experts how to identify penguins and get photo tips from a photographer while watching those same penguins. Back aboard, our Undersea Specialist may present video from that day’s dive — rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using our ROV. Our expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn more, see more and experience more. (B,L,D)
As we sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the avian escort of seabirds that cross our bow, and our spotters will keep an eye out for marine life. There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy a wellness treatment, log some time in the gym, or catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read. Talks from our staff will reflect on all you have seen and learned. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for our LAN charter flight (guests on Explorer fly Ushuaia to Buenos Aires; guests on Orion fly Ushuaia to Santiago.) Please confirm departure and arrival cities with an Expedition Specialist before booking your flights. (B,L)
All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

Category 1

$18,850 AUD pp
Category 1
Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308

Category 2

$20,190 AUD pp
Category 2
Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336

Category 3

$20,900 AUD pp
Category 3
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 Triples: Main Deck with WIndow #341, 343

Category 4

$22,470 AUD pp
Category 4
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228

Category SA (solo)

$24,990 AUD pp
Category SA (solo)
Solo A Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334

Category SB (solo)

$26,070 AUD pp
Category SB (solo)
Solo B Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208

Category 5

$27,080 AUD pp
Category 5
Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224

Category 6

$30,870 AUD pp
Category 6
Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213 Triples: #101-102

Category 7

$35,250 AUD pp
Category 7
Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 All cabins are available as triples.

Category 1

$18,850 AUD pp
Category 1
Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308

Category 2

$20,190 AUD pp
Category 2
Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336

Category 3

$20,900 AUD pp
Category 3
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 Triples: Main Deck with WIndow #341, 343

Category 4

$22,470 AUD pp
Category 4
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228

Category SA (solo)

$24,990 AUD pp
Category SA (solo)
Solo A Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334

Category SB (solo)

$26,070 AUD pp
Category SB (solo)
Solo B Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208

Category 5

$27,080 AUD pp
Category 5
Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224

Category 6

$30,870 AUD pp
Category 6
Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213 Triples: #101-102

Category 7

$35,250 AUD pp
Category 7
Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 All cabins are available as triples.

Category 1

$20,950 AUD pp
Category 1
Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308

Category 2

$22,490 AUD pp
Category 2
Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336

Category 3

$23,220 AUD pp
Category 3
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 Triples: Main Deck with WIndow #341, 343

Category 4

$24,990 AUD pp
Category 4
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228

Category SA (solo)

$28,070 AUD pp
Category SA (solo)
Solo A Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334

Category SB (solo)

$28,940 AUD pp
Category SB (solo)
Solo B Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208

Category 5

$29,990 AUD pp
Category 5
Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224

Category 6

$34,380 AUD pp
Category 6
Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213 Triples: #101-102

Category 7

$39,750 AUD pp
Category 7
Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 All cabins are available as triples.

Category 1

$20,950 AUD pp
Category 1
Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308

Category 2

$22,490 AUD pp
Category 2
Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336

Category 3

$23,220 AUD pp
Category 3
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 Triples: Main Deck with WIndow #341, 343

Category 4

$24,990 AUD pp
Category 4
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228

Category SA (solo)

$28,070 AUD pp
Category SA (solo)
Solo A Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334

Category SB (solo)

$28,940 AUD pp
Category SB (solo)
Solo B Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208

Category 5

$29,990 AUD pp
Category 5
Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224

Category 6

$34,380 AUD pp
Category 6
Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213 Triples: #101-102

Category 7

$39,750 AUD pp
Category 7
Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 All cabins are available as triples.

Category 1

$18,850 AUD pp
Category 1
Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308

Category 2

$20,190 AUD pp
Category 2
Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336

Category 3

$20,900 AUD pp
Category 3
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 Triples: Main Deck with WIndow #341, 343

Category 4

$22,470 AUD pp
Category 4
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228

Category SA (solo)

$24,990 AUD pp
Category SA (solo)
Solo A Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334

Category SB (solo)

$26,070 AUD pp
Category SB (solo)
Solo B Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208

Category 5

$27,080 AUD pp
Category 5
Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224

Category 6

$30,870 AUD pp
Category 6
Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213 Triples: #101-102

Category 7

$35,250 AUD pp
Category 7
Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 All cabins are available as triples.

Category 1

$18,850 AUD pp
Category 1
Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308

Category 2

$20,190 AUD pp
Category 2
Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336

Category 3

$20,900 AUD pp
Category 3
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 Triples: Main Deck with WIndow #341, 343

Category 4

$22,470 AUD pp
Category 4
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228

Category SA (solo)

$24,990 AUD pp
Category SA (solo)
Solo A Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334

Category SB (solo)

$26,070 AUD pp
Category SB (solo)
Solo B Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208

Category 5

$27,080 AUD pp
Category 5
Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224

Category 6

$30,870 AUD pp
Category 6
Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213 Triples: #101-102

Category 7

$35,250 AUD pp
Category 7
Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 All cabins are available as triples.

Category 1

$18,850 AUD pp
Category 1
Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308

Category 2

$20,190 AUD pp
Category 2
Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336

Category 3

$20,900 AUD pp
Category 3
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 Triples: Main Deck with WIndow #341, 343

Category 4

$22,470 AUD pp
Category 4
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228

Category SA (solo)

$24,990 AUD pp
Category SA (solo)
Solo A Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334

Category SB (solo)

$26,070 AUD pp
Category SB (solo)
Solo B Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208

Category 5

$27,080 AUD pp
Category 5
Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224

Category 6

$30,870 AUD pp
Category 6
Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213 Triples: #101-102

Category 7

$35,250 AUD pp
Category 7
Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 All cabins are available as triples.

National Geographic Explorer

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 108 meters

Passenger Capacity: 148 (single & twin cabins)

Built / Refurbished: 1982 / 2008

National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. It carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea Specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sophisticated video equipment, extending access to the underwater world.

Public areas: Bistro Bar; Chart Room; Restaurant; Global Gallery; Library, Lounge with full service bar and state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations; Mud Room with lockers for expedition gear, and Observation Lounge. Our “Open Bridge” provides guests an opportunity to meet our Officers and Captain and learn about navigation.

Meals: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair.

Cabins: All cabins face outside with windows or portholes, private facilities and climate controls.

Expedition Equipment: Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, SplashCam, underwater video camera, Crow’s Nest remote controlled camera, video microscope, snorkeling gear.

Special Features: A full-time doctor, Undersea Specialist, LEX Photo Specialist and Video Chronicler, Internet Cafe and laundry.

Wellness: The vessel is staffed by two Wellness Specialists and features a glass enclosed Fitness Center, outdoor stretching area, two LEXspa treatment rooms and Sauna.

Cabin layout for National Geographic Explorer

Buenos Aires Pre-Voyage Extension. From (2990.00 AUD)

2 DAYS Before embarking on your expedition aboard National Geographic Explorer take time to explore one of the world’s most intriguing cities. See its famous architecture, explore the most interesting neighborhoods, visit top museums, and take in a tango performance on an extension curated to provide the very best that Buenos Aires has to offer.

Easter Island Post Voyage Extension. From (5850.00 AUD)

4 DAYS Combine your expedition with a visit to one of the most mysterious places on earth—Easter Island.

Iguazú Falls Post Voyage Extension. From (3820.00 AUD)

3 DAYS Taller than Niagara and twice as wide, Iguazú Falls is situated in a beautiful subtropical forest, home to more than 450 species of birds, including toucans and parrots, and butterflies, orchids, and endangered jaguars.

Santiago / Casablanca Wine Valley / Maipo Valley. From (2570.00 AUD)

PRE-TRIP 2 DAYS Take advantage of your proximity to Santiago while sailing aboard our ships to discover the culture, cuisine, and superb wine of this city and its surrounding wine country over three days.

Special Offer on Antarctica Voyages with National Geographic

SPECIAL SAVINGS OFFER - Book select 2021 departures by July 31, 2020, and receive a $1,000 special savings offer per person. 

FREE AIRFARE ON SELECT 2020 VOYAGES - Book select Nov./Dec. 2020 Journey to Antarctica departures by June 30, 2020 for free airfare based on round-trip economy flights (Sydney or Melbourne to Buenos Aires [or Santiago]). 

Prices online do not show the discounted rates. Terms and Conditions apply, special offer is subject to availability, please contact us for more details.


Free Bar Tab & Crew Tips Included on Voyages aboard NG Explorer or NG Orion

We will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion voyages.

Terms and Conditions apply, special offer is subject to availability, please contact us for more details.

Inclusions


Voyage on board in selected cabin category
All meals while on board
Non alcoholic beverages
Experienced expedition team and leader
All excursions
Zodiac and kayak exploration
Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant
Lectures and presentations on board

Trip specific inclusions;
Alcoholic beverages (premium brands may be excluded)
Gratuities included on NG Explorer

Exclusions


International and domestic flights unless otherwise stated
Travel insurance
Passport and visa costs if applicable
Alcoholic beverages on board unless otherwise stated
Gratuities unless otherwise stated
Wifi on board
Any items of a personal nature including laundry
Trip specific exclusions;
Flights to/from Ushuaia as per the itinerary
12 Days from
$18,850 AUD pp

Highlights

• See more of the legendary landscapes and habitats

• Encounter iconic penguins, leopard seals, and marine mammals

• Kayak among icebergs, Zodiac cruise past resting leopard seals, and hike on the continent with the best ice team on Earth

• Experience the seldom-seen Antarctic undersea, too––through the efforts of our undersea specialist

• Benefit from our 175 collective years of Lindblad-National Geographic expedition experience to see and do all you came for and more.

or call us on

NZ Freephone
0800 945 3327

AUS Freephone
1800 107 715

to help you make your reservation

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