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Adventure of a lifetime in Antarctica

Travel to the ends of the Earth, witness a true wilderness, a frozen landscape rich with wildlife.  The 'Great White Continent' will provide you with a unique travel experience, a once in a lifetime voyage.

  • Once in a lifetime experience!
  • Epic frozen wilderness
  • Animal encounters

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Antarctica Expedition Cruise Holidays

Antarctica Expedition Ship Departures

Most expedition ships set sail from Ushuaia in Chile.  This port city, surrounded by snow capped peaks is the most southern city on Earth, the capital of the Tierra del Fuego region (land of fire).  Spend a few days here, acclimatising to and enjoying your surroundings.  Learn about the history of this port town by visiting the Museo Maritimo y del Presidio, which is found in the old National Prison. Then take a 7km steam train trip 'at the end of the world' through beautiful national park on the tren del fin del mundo. Book a premium class ticket and get served Patagonian delicacies and sparkling wine as you enjoy the view, a real treat!

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What Should I Expect On An Antarctica Expedition Cruise?

A routine Antarctic Expedition (14 nights)

  • 11/12 days on board your expedition ship, departing from Ushuaia.

  • Pre stay in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires

Once settled into your cabin you will voyage across the famed Drake Passage (two days to cross). Look out for whales and albatross.

Spend 4/5 days exploring the Antarctic peninsula. Board the zodiac vessel early to make a landing (usually 2 per day), photograph colonies of penguins, walk through the unusual landscape, see elephant seals. Then, enjoy the comfort and warmth of your ship, taste delicious food and wine, hear informative lectures. The expedition ship voyage is usually around 11/12 days, with many customers choosing a pre-stay in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires. Learn fascinating information about this vast wilderness and its wildlife from a team of experts and expedition leaders on board your ship.

Antarctica Holidays

  • Want to travel further south and spend more time in Antarctica?

  • Fancy seeing South Georgia? (Land of the King Penguin & thousands of species of birds.)

  • Want to voyage into the seldom seen Ross Sea or Weddell Sea to see Emperor Penguins?

  • Would you like to stay on a small ship (from 12 people) or a larger vessel (up to 500)?

  • Kayak through the icy water or scuba dive?

  • Camp under the stars?

We can arrange this for you. Get in touch to begin your Antarctica Holiday!

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Why book with Mapping Your Travel?

  • We compare a vast range of expedition ships and cruises to find the one that is most suited to you.

  • We liaise with polar specialists who have experience of expedition cruising to Antarctica.

  • We have access to great prices and offers.

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What's Included?

  • 9 nights on an expedition ship
  • 1 night hotel in Ushuaia
  • Transfers
  • Zodiac Excursions
  • Expedition parka and waterproof boots
  • Educational Programs
  • Expedition parka
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners & 8 lunches

Guide price for 2023: £5450pp (twin share)

Flights are additional

Day 1:Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia  & explore the world's most southerly city!

Day 2: Ushuaia & The Beagle Channel

A free morning to explore, before boarding the expedition ship.  Start sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Day 3 & 4: Drake's Passage

An epic 800 mile crossing across Drake's Passage.  Enjoy expedition lectures and look out for icebergs, whales & albatross!

Day 5-8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Amazing wildlife watching! Penguins, whales & seals...

2 zodiac shore landings per day (weather permitting).

(Go Kayaking in these ice cold waters-additional charge)

Day 9-10: Drake's Passage

Begin the journey back to Ushuaia

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When To Go

NOVEMBER-MID DECEMBER (Spring): See penguins collecting pebbles to build their nests, glistening icebergs and snow capped mountain peaks.

LATE DECEMBER -JANUARY(Summer): The time to witness penguin chicks & seal pups. 24 hours of daylight & (slightly) warmer temperatures.

JANUARY & FEBRUARY: Good months to visit with greater whale sightings and lots of penguin activity.

MARCH(late summer): Very popular with whale watchers & a great time for epic sunsets.

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