In this quintessential 20-day experience for polar travelers, follow in the footsteps of famed historical explorers as you journey through the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia, South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

After a convenient charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, you’ll sail the picturesque Beagle Channel and head out to sea for this epic journey. Hundreds of diverse species of birds and animals await your perusal; the extreme isolation and silence will alter your world perspective. Witnessing a glacier calving, participating in a reverential tribute to a famed explorer or being charmed by lovable, playful penguins - the sheer magnitude, beauty and diversity of the Antarctic will take your breath away.

Highlights


• Explore the world’s seventh continent on the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and on foot

• Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife with an expert team of lecturers

• See the incredible wildlife of South Georgia, including 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species

• Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages on South Georgia and pause for a moment at his graveside

• Explore the quaint British town of Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands

• Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic by taking an optional kayaking excursion

• Enjoy on board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar Specialists

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).
After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll take a short city tour of this quaint port town before heading to the pier.
There are many activities to keep you engaged while you are at sea. Learn to identify seabirds that glide alongside the ship or attend dynamic presentations by your Expedition Team. You will be prepped on safety procedures for your Zodiac cruises and shore landings.
Upon arrival in this archipelago your cameras will get their first real workout capturing the abundant wildlife and the rugged feel of the Falklands (Malvinas). The archipelago contains two main islands—East and West, which we will explore by Zodiac excursions and daily landings. Port Stanley is often a favored landing site, as the town offers a unique British outpost feel, complete with a bit of an eclectic charm. You’ll be free to explore the town, grab a pint at the local pub, or visit numerous churches and museums. In terms of wildlife, the archipelago is home to magellanic, gentoo and rockhopper penguins. If you’re lucky, you may even spot king penguins here as well! You can expect to see blackbrowed albatross and two endemic bird species; Cobb’s wren and the Falkland’s flightless steamer duck.
Sailing south, you’ll officially enter Antarctic waters by crossing the invisible biological boundary called the Antarctic Convergence. Encircling the continent, cold Antarctic waters meet and mix with the warmer waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, creating an abundance of krill and marine life that attracts whales and seals to this part of the world. Expedition staff will be sure to keep you posted when you cross this invisible, yet important line.
This remote outpost was a popular stop for many historic Antarctic expeditions and was once a haven for hunting whales and elephant and fur seals. Today, South Georgia Island wildlife populations have rebounded, but you’ll still see remnants of those old whaling stations and other abandoned outposts. One significant and historic site that will be of interest is the grave of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. You can visit his grave at the settlement of Grytviken, which is also home to an old whaling station, a museum, gift shop, church and a small research station. While South Georgia’s history is an important attraction to the islands, it is the wildlife on South Georgia that you and your shipmates will surely find most captivating. Often referred to as the ‘Galapagos of the Poles,’ each landing you make on South Georgia will open your eyes to a new wonder of wildlife.
Say goodbye to the king penguins, as your next destination is Antarctica! Your days at sea are filled with presentations, lectures and workshops from your Expedition Team, who will prepare you for the wildlife that will be greeting you upon your arrival in Antarctica. In between presentations, spend time chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar. If conditions allow, we may attempt landfall on the South Orkney Islands, our first official stop in Antarctica.
The most common reaction to arriving at the white continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is hard to put into words, as few places are as untouched, unique and enduring as Antarctica. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete desolation and silence, at the next moment you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into the brilliant blue sea or a penguin comes waddling by to inspect your footwear.
After more than two weeks of endless wildlife encounters, your journey home begins. Crossing the Drake Passage is your unofficial rite of passage, completing your Antarctic adventure. Enjoy some final moments mingling with your fellow travelers. The noisy, busy, populated world awaits your return, so savor the silence of the sea as long as you can.
After breakfast aboard the ship, it is time to part ways and say goodbye to your Expedition Team. After disembarkation, you will have a little time to explore Ushuaia before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

Triple

$ 16700 AUD pp
Triple
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m² (105 to 160 sq ft).

Twin Porthole

$ 24800 AUD pp
Twin Porthole
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).

Twin Window

$ 25800 AUD pp
Twin Window
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).

Upper Deck Twin

$ 26800 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m² (140 sq ft).

Twin Porthole Plus

$ 27900 AUD pp
Twin Porthole Plus
A twin porthole plus 1 on deck four is twice the size of a twin porthole, with 1 bathroom. It features a porthole window, one or two beds and one private bath. Approximately 18-20 m² (190 to 200 sq ft).

Superior Twin

$ 29200 AUD pp
Superior Twin
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m² (205 sq ft).

Single Inside

$ 29800 AUD pp
Single Inside
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).

Top Deck Twin

$ 30600 AUD pp
Top Deck Twin
A top deck twin on deck eight features two large picture windows (partial obstruction), one double bed and private bath. Approximately 14.5 m² (155 sq ft).

Twin Window Plus

$ 31900 AUD pp
Twin Window Plus
A twin window plus 1 on deck five is twice the size of a twin window, with 1 bathroom. It features a picture window, one or two beds and one private bath. Approximately 18-20 m² (190 to 200 sq ft).

Junior Suite

$ 33000 AUD pp
Junior Suite
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).

Owner's Suite

$ 34500 AUD pp
Owner's Suite
The owner’s suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).

Triple

$ 18600 AUD pp
Triple
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m² (105 to 160 sq ft).

Twin Porthole

$ 27600 AUD pp
Twin Porthole
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).

Twin Window

$ 28800 AUD pp
Twin Window
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).

Upper Deck Twin

$ 29900 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m² (140 sq ft).

Twin Porthole Plus

$ 31200 AUD pp
Twin Porthole Plus
A twin porthole plus 1 on deck four is twice the size of a twin porthole, with 1 bathroom. It features a porthole window, one or two beds and one private bath. Approximately 18-20 m² (190 to 200 sq ft).

Superior Twin

$ 32700 AUD pp
Superior Twin
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m² (205 sq ft).

Single Inside

$ 33100 AUD pp
Single Inside
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).

Top Deck Twin

$ 34100 AUD pp
Top Deck Twin
A top deck twin on deck eight features two large picture windows (partial obstruction), one double bed and private bath. Approximately 14.5 m² (155 sq ft).

Twin Window Plus

$ 35500 AUD pp
Twin Window Plus
A twin window plus 1 on deck five is twice the size of a twin window, with 1 bathroom. It features a picture window, one or two beds and one private bath. Approximately 18-20 m² (190 to 200 sq ft).

Junior Suite

$ 36800 AUD pp
Junior Suite
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).

Owner's Suite

$ 38500 AUD pp
Owner's Suite
The owner’s suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).

Additional charges:

Charter Flights. From: 800 USD pp

Ocean Endeavour

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 137m

Passenger Capacity: 199

Built: 1982 - refurbished 2010, 2014 & 2017

Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, and advanced navigation equipment. The newly-refurbished vessel offers a superb guest experience with an expansive choice of cabin categories, large cabins and common areas, a sundeck and observation area, plenty of deck space for polar landscape viewing, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout.

Endeavour is also the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness , and offers a contemporary approach to cuisine and newly-designed health and fitness features. Facilities include a spa serviced by organic spa provider VOYA, His & Hers saunas, a salt water pool, a gym, and a juice and smoothie bar. Complimentary activities include yoga and stretching classes, an exclusive Polar Photography program, the Scientists in Residence program, and more adventure activities than any other Quark vessel. The ship also has a polar library, and a Polar Boutique for gifts and any needed gear.

Features of the Ocean Endeavour  

VOYA spa treatments and beauty products, Choice of 13 cabin categories, Bright, spacious cabins and common areas, Plenty of deck space for observation, Lounge with expansive views, Quiet zone for contemplation, Newly-refurbished restaurant, Contemporary dining with complimentary wine with dinner, Juice and smoothie bar, Lecture theater, Polar library, Polar boutique, Health and Wellness, Spa treatments and beauty products by spa provider VOYA - Organic Beauty From The Sea, Spa menu for face, body, hair and nails, including the exclusive Quark Explorer’s treatment, and signature VOYA hand and foot rituals, Yoga and stretching classes, His & Hers saunas, gym, and heated salt water pool

Full range of adventure activities including: kayaking, camping, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, Zodiac cruising, shore landings and hiking/ walking.

Deck plan varies for the trips to Antarctica

Cabin layout for Ocean Endeavour

Mountaineering (575.00 USD)

Mountaineering in Antarctica is not for the faint of heart. This adventure option is geared towards the more adventurous travelers, but is quite the rewarding experience. Spaces are limited and require some experience. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided.

Kayaking (950.00 USD)

Kayaking in Antarctica is probably one of the most intimate and inspiring ways you can explore this incredible region. Glide through the quiet waters and take in the beauty of Antarctica. Paddle through astounding icebergs, watch penguins, seals and possibly whales swim around your kayak. Kayaking in the Polar Regions is highly weather-dependent, however we guarantee at least one outing during your voyage. Your kayak guides will always attempts to take you out as many times as possible throughout your voyage.

Cross-Country Skiing (575.00 USD)

If you love cross-country skiing, why not experience it on pristine Antarctic snow? All you’ll hear will be the sound of your skis gliding through the fresh snow as penguins provide the soundtrack to your journey. Cross-country skiing is available on select Antarctic voyages at the beginning of the season. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (150.00 USD)

Combining surfing with kayaking or canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding will give you a very personal and unique perspective on Antarctica. Guided by experienced staff in small groups in good weather conditions on calm bays and harbours, reservations for 10 paddleboarders will be taken at time of booking. Other paddleboarding opportunities will be offered via sign-up, onboard ship, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre- and Post-Trip Options

Introduction to Buenos Aires Package, Travel to the world’s most remote inhabited island - Easter Island, Experience Iguazú Falls Package, Santiago Head Start Package. Please contact us for more details.

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