Alternate Charter Flights:
Guests traveling aboard National Geographic Orion on select departures will fly from Ushuaia by private charter (if required) to Santiago, Chile instead of Buenos Aires. Please confirm departure and arrival cities prior to booking airfare.
Reverse Itinerary: Travels in a different direction
The photo team, a National Geographic Photographer and a Photo Specialist, will enhance your voyage by working with you on photo composition and exposure; helping you develop your own unique vision; showing you how professionals edit and store images while on the go; and sharing the stories behind some of their greatest images. Whether expert or interested beginner, you'll find added benefits such as walks ashore and Zodiac cruises dedicated to photography, presentations on the creative and technical aspects of photography, and one-on-one mentoring and coaching in the field.
Optional Post-Trip Extensions:
Iguazu Falls: Taller than Niagara, Iguazu Falls is also twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River. Situated in Iguazu National Park in northeastern Argentina, this natural sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage site, owing to its beautiful landscapes and subtropical forest, with 450 species of birds, including toucans and parrots, and buterflies, orchids and endangered jaguars. From $2,590 per person. (3 Days) Available after select departures.
Easter Island: Follow your Antarctica expedition with a visit to one of the most mysterious places on earth—Easter Island. Home to the silent sentinels of a long lost culture, this tiny island is located 2,300 miles west of Chiles in the Pacific Ocean and almost 1,200 miles ffrom its nearest island neighbor. Learn about the ancient Rapa Nui culture that grew up in isolation. Where did these people come from and why did they carve more than 500 giant moai (stone statues)? Learn from key archaeologists. From $3,350 per person. (4 Days)
Optional Pre-Trip Extension:
Buenos Aires: Before embarking on your expedition, take time to explore one of the world's most intriguing cities. See its famous architecture, explore the most interesting neighborhoods, visit top museums, and take in a tango performance. From $1,560 per person. (2 Days)
Cabin accommodations; all meals and non-alcoholic beverages aboard the ship; some meals on land; one hotel night in Buenos Aires; all shore excursions and sightseeing; transfers to and from group flights; tips (except to ship's crew), taxes and service charges; services of a ship physician and natural history staff; expedition parkas.
International air transportation; round-trip charter flights between between Buenos Aires/Ushuaia (approx. $790 per person); passport and visa expenses; immigration fees; travel insurance; gratuities are left to the discretion of the passenger; items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, email and laundry; optional extensions; fuel surcharge may apply.