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Antarctic Circle Quest - Quark Expeditions
14 days

Antarctic Circle Quest

Start and end in Ushuaia
Tour Operator:
Quark Expeditions
Max group size:
189
Age range:
18 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33453
From
US $10,495
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Itinerary

Start and end in Ushuaia! With the Polar tour Antarctic Circle Quest, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Ushuaia, Argentina and 3 other destinations in Latin America. Antarctic Circle Quest includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Ushuaia, Argentina
  2. Day 2: Board ship and sail along the Beagle Channel.
  3. Days 3-4: Cross the Drake Passage.
  4. Days 5-7: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  5. Days 8-9: Antarctic Circle
  6. Days 10-11: Northbound Along the Peninsula
  7. Days 12-13: Sail back through the Drake Passage.
  8. Day 14: Disembark and end Ushuaia.
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Stateroom / Suite

Quark Expeditions Ships

  • Ocean Diamond
    Ocean Diamond
    The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht with spacious cabins, all with private bathroom facilities and exterior views. This outs… Read more
    Built
    1974 (renovation in 1986, 2012)
    Guests
    189
    Crew
    144
    Length
    124m
    Width
    16m
    Electricity
    220v
    Cruising Speed
    15.5 knots
    Draft
    4.9m
  • RCGS Resolute
    RCGS Resolute
    RCGS Resolute is a Polar Adventure Ship named after the HMS Resolute, a British Royal Navy Arctic exploration vessel, as well as the Inui… Read more
    Built
    1993
    Guests
    146
    Crew
    100
    Length
    122.8m
    Width
    18m
    Staterooms
    74
    Gross Tonnage
    8378
    Electricity
    220 Volts/European Pin
    Beam
    18m
    Cruising Speed
    14 knots
    Draft
    4.97m

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  • A
    · April 10th, 2013
    The scenery was as breath- taking as I expected - if not more so: the animal life fantastic.  What made the journey was the informative guides, the high quality food and the friendliness of all concerned.  A fabulous trip that involved crossing the... Show more
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  • A
    · March 6th, 2013
    I was introduced to Antarctica in the most amazing way. When we arrived there was a blanket of heavy fog the team got us on the zodiac and navigated on compass bearings. Suddenly like the curtain of a stage being pulled back we sat in sky of blue... Show more
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  • A
    · March 5th, 2012
    Another fantastic trip to the wilderness that is Antarctica. Brilliant from start to finish with awesome scenery and wildlife experiences throughout on a fantastic ship. Experiencing the beauty of both Oraca's and Humpback whales upclose to to zodiacs... Show more
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  • A
    · March 3rd, 2012
    A holiday that exceeded all expectations. Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, a great team and a superb boat and crew. Seeing that being a penguin parent is true dedication! Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.....A quote... Show more
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  • A
    · April 1st, 2011
    This was an expedition that promised much but delivered rather less, though I would have given it 3 stars out of 5 if there had been no description of the categories. We weren't told in advance that our Photographic and Whale Special had been... Show more
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  • A
    · March 28th, 2011
    An absolutely amazing trip!  It had been a long time coming as I booked it 18 months previously, but it did not disappoint. There was so much that was fantastic....the sheer beauty and enormousness (don't know if that is a real word) of it all, unspoilt... Show more
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  • A
    · March 20th, 2011
    A fantastic trip encompassing magnificent scenery and wildlife viewing. The whole trip was an incredible experience from start to finish, but for me the highlight was the afternoon spent kayaking in Paradise Bay. Imaging 360 degrees of snow capped... Show more
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  • A
    · March 10th, 2011
    An amazing once in a lifetime trip- a spiritual place. There were so many the spectacular beauty of the scenery was breathtaking- sensory overload.I could have watched the penguins for hours, the seals were entertaining and the whales majestic. Woody... Show more
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  • A
    · March 4th, 2011
    This was a holiday of a life time, and was beyond all our expectations. The whole expedition was superbly organised and all the expedition staff were so enthusiastic, knowledgable and helpful, making sure that everyone had the best experience possible.... Show more
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  • A
    · February 15th, 2011
    The journey to and from Ushuaia was long and tedious but when we got on the boat things improved immediately.  The journey across Drakes Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula was a bit rough and I was sick until the Doctor gave me some very good pills.... Show more
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Dates & Availability

14 days
Antarctic Circle Quest
From Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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Good to Know

  • Currency
    $
    Argentine Peso
    Argentina
    $
    Chilean Peso
    Chile
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I, L. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, L.

    Type C
    Argentina and Chile
    Type E
    Argentina and Chile
    Type F
    Argentina and Chile
    Type I
    Argentina
    Type L
    Chile
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Argentina and Chile. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Argentina and Chile. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Argentina and Chile. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Argentina and Chile. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Argentina. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before August 11th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 11th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Quark Expeditions. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 121 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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  • Accessibility
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