Day 1: Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, ArgentinaYour flight leaves Buenos Aires in the morning which gives a few hours for leisure in Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world. The voyage departs from the island of Tierra del Fuego in the afternoon. After the included excursion to Ushuaia National Park, embark the Fram.
Days 2 - 3: Drake PassageNamed after Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Passage is one of the world’s great seaways, connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Infamous and legendary, it is steeped in the history and lore of exploration and discovery and, as your vessel comfortably negotiates the way south, there will be a chance to enjoy some informative and educational lectures en route.
Days 4 - 10: AntarcticaOnce you cross the Antarctic Convergence, you will start to feel the air getting crisper and colder. Antarctic penguins will hunt and play around you and icebergs are an ever present feature of the landscape. Dedicated to scientific research and with no permanent inhabitants, Antarctica is home to millions of penguins and its seas provide sustenance to thousands of whales. Simple words cannot truly convey the feeling of being here, looking out upon the vast emptiness of the Great White Continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica, as well as your route. Every voyage is unique and your experienced crew endeavor to make each one an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage.
Days 11 - 12: Drake PassageWith the bow pointed north and an unforgettable collection of images and experiences safely stored in your memories, you head back towards the South American mainland with a new understanding of the Antarctic continent. From here your sturdy vessel, the Fram, safely steers a course back across the legendary waters of the Drake Passage.
Day 13: Ushuaia / Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAfter a spectacular voyage with countless impressions, dock at the world’s southernmost town before transferring to Ushuaia airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
As a requirement of participation on this expedition, all passengers must purchase trip cancellation coverage and full medical and emergency evacuation insurance. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $100,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis; suites include a selection of drinks with meals on board; coffee and tea; transfers as applicable; round-trip economy class flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires; wind and water proof jacket; excursion to Ushuaia National Park; CD log.
International flights; travel insurance; luggage handling; optional excursions and gratuities; fuel surcharge ($8 per person, per night).