Proceed to Checkout
Trip Offerings Getting There Money & Costs Visitor Facts Where to Go When to Go What to Bring Request Info
Request Information

Yes, I'd like more info...

First Name:

Last Name:



* Our Privacy Policy
Always Applies

If you have specific travel requests use our
Extended Form.

Antarctic Weather
Conditions at South Pole:

Antarctic Weather

For more weather info: Click Here

Site Information

Icebreaking News
Weather Info
Penguins & Wildlife
Antarctic History
Endurance Exhibit
Scientific Disciplines
Research Stations
Guess our Trivia
Photo Gallery
Travel Message Board
Become a Member
Receive our weekly newsletter with travel discounts, special offers from our store, current news from and about Antarctica, weather summaries and more.
Become a member

Company Information

Company Info
First Visit Info
Contact us

Affiliate Program

Have a website?
Earn 10-15% of our sales starting today!
Sign up online now!

Antarctic Peninsula
12 days - Prices $12,995 - $29,995


12/09/2015 01/03/2016

See entire List of Trips

Ship(s): Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)


Trip Highlights:

Enjoy knowledgeable naturalist staff, amazing wildlife and scenery, and attentive service aboard a luxury expedition ship with comfortable public spaces and large cabins.

Just Released Offer:

Want more info about this trip
or other Antarctic travel options?

Rates: $12,995 - $29,995

Summary: Discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula: vast colonies of penguins and seabirds courting, nesting and rearing their young; hanging ice cliffs, stately icebergs and calving glaciers. Journey through the incredible adventures of Shackleton and experience the excitement of spontaneous explorations on sea and land. From the whale-rich waters of the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula's pristine, remote coastlines, this comprehensive expedition cruise reveals the many faces of the world's last frontier. Explore shorelines teeming with penguins and seals alongside leading naturalists, go behind the scenes of an environmental research station and chat with on board experts in the evening about the day's discoveries. 

Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive this morning and transfer to your hotel, where immediate check-in has been arranged with time to relax before an optional half-day city tour. Meet fellow adventurers this evening for a welcome cocktail reception.

Day 2: Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina
Fly to the charming seaside town of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. On arrival, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and — time and weather permitting — the opportunity to take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve or to simply enjoy downtown Ushuaia. Later, arrive at the ship and settle in for your first night on board. Wander the decks, relax in the lounge and mingle with fellow travelers in anticipation of your voyage.

Days 3 - 4: Drake Passage
The southward journey toward Antarctica is an exciting one. Fast-flowing southern ocean currents squeezing between land masses give the Drake Passage, the small strip of sea between the tip of South America and Antarctica, some of the world's roughest waters. An important trade route in the 19th and early 20th centuries, its stormy waters and icy conditions often made the journey around Cape Horn a difficult one. Le Boreal's stabilizers help handle it much easier. The krill-rich waters are a particular favorite with marine mammals and seabirds. Join Le Boreal's naturalists on the deck to look for various species of whales and abundant seabirds. Later in the evening, chat with experts about the wildlife spotted and discuss the next day’s itinerary.

Days 5 - 9: Antarctica
As the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands appear on the horizon, a sense of excitement and expectation begins to build. Shore excursions are carefully planned by the captain and expedition leader to take full advantage of each day's possibilities. On most days, two landings are scheduled. Head out in swift and versatile Zodiacs accompanied by lecturers, to a number of penguin-filled islands in the South Shetlands, which may include Half Moon, Penguin and Deception. Other possible island visits just off the continental coastline may include Cuverville, Paulet or Goudier.

Weather permitting, sail through stunning Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel referred to as "Kodak Alley,". Possibilities for exploration include a scientific research station, the remains of a turn-of-the-century whaling and sealing station, a sheltered beach teeming with basking elephant seals or simply circumnavigating colossal icebergs that serve as floating homes to seals and penguins. Return to the ship to relax and chat over cocktails in the cozy, comfortable lounge and enjoy dinner in the dining room. Afterward, you may choose to recap the day's discoveries with your naturalist guides or enjoy time on deck, taking photos in the stunning low light characteristic of Antarctica’s long, ethereal twilight.

Days 10 - 11: Drake Passage
Bid farewell to wondrous Antarctica and begin your cruise back to Ushuaia. The ship's return through the Drake Passage is an interlude for recap and reflection, with time to compare notes with your lecturers on the wildlife, history and geology of the White Continent. While cruising through this historic passage, named in honor of Sir Francis Drake's voyage in the 16th century, watch for whales and seabirds such as skuas and albatrosses. The latter are an especially beautiful sight to behold — these birds boast a wingspan of 11.5 feet on average, using their powerful wings to glide through the air for hours at a time in search of food.

Day 12: Ushuaia / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport to board your flight home via Buenos Aires.


Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.

Mandatory Travel Insurance:
As a requirement of participation on this expedition, all passengers must purchase emergency evacuation/repatriation insurance at a minimum coverage of $50,000. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.

One-night pre-cruise hotel in Buenos Aires; accommodation and meals on the ship; arrival transfer to the starting hotel regardless of day of arrival; transfer to the airport on the day of debarkation; local bottled water during sightseeing; complimentary standard bar drinks, beer, house wine, soft drinks, coffee drinks, juices and bottled water (excluding premium wines, liquors and Champagnes) while on board; hotel taxes; cabin categories 6-8 include butler service; parka; and gratuities except to the Tour Director/Extension guide/safari driver-guides. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
International air transportation; round-trip charter flight between Buenos Aires/Ushuaia; passport or visa expenses; reciprocity and other border fees; laundry; meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in itinerary; premium wines, liquors and champagnes; communication charges; all items of a personal nature; transfers to meet flights on days other than those specified; travel insurance; excess baggage charges; airport departure tax; Argentinian Reciprocity Fee; fuel surcharge may apply.


Want more travel info?
Click Here!


Travel Home   Trip Offerings  Getting There  Money & Costs Visitor Facts  Where to Go  When To Go 
What to Bring  Tour Operators  Info Request   Scenery   Further Reading  Regional Maps