Fly to Buenos Aires, via São Paulo, with TAM. (N)Day 2: Buenos Aires
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Hotel Intersur Recoleta or similar for 1 night. Hotel upgrades available. Afternoon at leisure or take an optional city tour. (N)Day 3: Fly to Ushuaia:
Fly to Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city and stay overnight at Hotel Albatros or similar. (B)Day 4: Ushuaia & embarkation:
Morning at leisure to explore the town or take an optional excursion, such as a visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. This afternoon, board your expedition vessel for a cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula. Set sail through the Beagle Channel, which is particularly rich with birdlife. You may see penguins, cormorants, petrels, and black-browed albatrosses. (B, D)Days 5–6: The Drake Passage:
Undertake the 640km crossing of the legendary Drake Passage to reach the waters of the Antarctic Convergence and the Southern Ocean. Enjoy daily lectures from the expedition team on wildlife, history and the environment. Spend time on deck keeping watch for first sightings of icebergs or spotting the seabirds that follow in the ship’s wake. (B, L, D)Days 7–10: South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula:
Over the next four days, navigate south stopping at the South Shetland Islands, then pass through the Bransfield Strait and on to the Antarctic Peninsula. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of icebergs, calving glaciers, snowy mountains and ice-choked waterways. Enjoy the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals. You may spot seals hunting or sunbathing, visit seabird and penguin rookeries, or see humpback, minke, and orca whales. Learn about the remarkable human history and the feats of polar explorers. br> The expedition team aims to make two daily shore landings by Zodiacs. Hike along snowy ridges or pebbled beaches, explore bays and channels and navigate amid icebergs. br> The voyage itinerary and excursions are subject to weather, sea and ice conditions, as well as wildlife sightings.Days 11–12: Tierra del Fuego
Head north back across the Drake Passage, returning to Ushuaia. (B L, D)Day 13: Buenos Aires
Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport. Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel for 1 night. (B)Day 14: Fly home via São Paulo
Fly to London via Sao Paulo, with TAM. (B)Day 15: London:
Morning arrival. (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Optional activities
Optional camping and kayaking excursions are available on some ships, but space is limited and pre-booking is essential.Cruise programmes & durations
The itinerary above is based on a 10-night cruise programme on the G Expedition. Longer cruise programmes are available offering a more in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, including the chance to navigate further south to cross the Antarctic Circle and celebrate a special geographical milestone, or the chance to explore the lesser-visited eastern side of the peninsula and the Weddell Sea.Flexible prices & itinerary
The price acts as a guideline only and will vary according to the time of year, the boat used and exact cruise duration. We offer a range of different expedition vessels such as the G Expedition, Sea Spirit, Hebridean Sky, Island Sky, Magellan Explorer, Ocean Nova, Ocean Adventurer, Ocean Diamond, Ocean Endeavour, Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud and the Greg Mortimer. Please enquire for further details, dates, availability and prices. br> The price is based on two people travelling on a twin share basis. br> Inclusions: International flights and internal flights; transfers; and generally, 2 nights pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires; 1 night hotel accommodation in Ushuaia and an expedition cruise*. br> * Itineraries with the Silver Explorer and Polar Pioneer may differ slightly with regard to inclusions and pre/post cruise arrangements. Please enquire for details. br> An Antarctic cruise itinerary can be combined with other tailor-made arrangements within Argentina, Chile or the rest of South America. For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor the itinerary pre- or post-cruise, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.Single supplements
Single travellers can avoid paying a single supplement on selected vessels if they are willing to share a twin, triple or quad cabin.Alternative cruises
Alternative longer programmes are available offering cruises that combine the Antarctic Peninsula with the wildlife rich Falkland Islands and South Georgia, or the Chilean fjords and Antarctica. Additionally, there are also fly-cruise programmes, which enable travellers to save time by taking flight (one-way or both ways) across the Drake Passage. Please contact your Travel Consultant for more details.Ship information
Find out more about these polar ships here.
Hotel Intersur Recoleta has a prime location in the heart of this fashionable neighbourhood and is close to many cultural attractions. This elegant four-star hotel features a classical facade and 100 stylish rooms equipped with all modern conveniences. There is a small spa, a restaurant specialising in Italian cuisine and a bar serving traditional afternoon tea.
Located close to the waterfront and a short walk from the restaurants and shops of central Ushuaia, the Hotel Albatros is a comfortable modern 4-star hotel offering views over the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped mountains surrounding the city. All rooms have minibars and direct-dial telephones, while hotel facilities include a bar, restaurant and coffee shop with internet access.
The G Expedition is stable and spacious, yet small enough to offer an up-close expedition cruising experience with a great team of skilled crew and expert Polar guides. Following a comprehensive refurbishment in 2009, she features comfortable cabins, all with exterior portholes or windows, and large public areas including 360-degree observation decks built especially for wildlife viewing. Views can also be enjoyed on three sides through the large windows of the comfortable lounge and spacious dining room. Polar barbecues can be experienced on the aft deck surrounded by amazing scenery, should weather conditions permit. The Zodiac platform allows for quicker disembarkation from the ship during landings. <h3>Ship capacity</h3><ul class="crowns"><li>132 passengers</li><li>55 crew & 14 expedition staff</li></ul> <h3>Onboard features</h3><ul class="crowns"><li>Heated mudroom for wet weather gear</li><li>Lonely Planet library & computer room</li><li>Polar Bear pub & Discovery Lounge</li><li>Gym & sauna</li><li>Gift shop</li><li>Medical clinic</li><li>Complimentary waterproof boots</li><li>Optional camping & kayaking available</li><li>No single supplement for those willing to share</li></ul>
Low season from £6,295 per person
High season from £7,695 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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