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Antarctic Circle Quest

Antarctic Circle Quest - Quark Expeditions
Antarctic Circle Quest - Quark Expeditions
Excellent
12 reviews
Starts
Ushuaia
+3 Destinations
Antarctica / South Pole
Ends
Ushuaia
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Highlights

Start and end in Ushuaia! With the polar tour Antarctic Circle Quest, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Ushuaia, Argentina and 3 other destinations in Latin America. Antarctic Circle Quest includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Stateroom / Suite
Max Group Size
189
Transportation
Ship
Travel style
Polar, Adventure, Antarctica
Operator
Quark Expeditions

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Board ship and sail along the Beagle Channel.
  2. Day 2-3: Cross the Drake Passage.
  3. Day 4-9: Exploring the Peninsula and crossing the Antarctic Circle.
  4. Day 10-11: Sail back through the Drake Passage.
  5. Day 12: Disembark and end Ushuaia.

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

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

12 Reviews

Excellent
83%
Good
8%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
8%
Bad
0%
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  • GV
    Written on April 10, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • RL
    Written on March 6, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 surrounded... Read more

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  • RT
    Written on March 5, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    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.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Experiencing the beauty of both... Read more

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  • JF
    Written on March 3, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    A holiday that exceeded all expectations. Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, a great team and a superb boat and crewWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing that being a penguin parent is true dedication!What did you think of your group... Read more

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  • MG
    Written on April 1, 2011
    2.0 - Rather poor

    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 amalgamated... Read more

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  • DW
    Written on March 28, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    An absolutely amazing trip!  It had been a long time coming as I booked it 18 months previously, but it did not disappoint.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There was so much that was fantastic....the sheer beauty and enormousness... Read more

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  • KR
    Written on March 20, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic trip encompassing magnificent scenery and wildlife viewing.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The whole trip was an incredible experience from start to finish, but for me the highlight was the afternoon spent kayaking in... Read more

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  • JF
    Written on March 10, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    An amazing once in a lifetime trip- a spiritual place.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?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... Read more

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  • LW
    Written on March 4, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    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. What... Read more

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  • RB
    Written on February 15, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    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. Once... Read more

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  • Friday
    Jan 17, 2020
    from Ushuaia
    12 Days
    Tuesday
    Jan 28, 2020
    to Ushuaia
    8 seats left RCGS ResoluteRCGS Resolute
    $450
    USD $14,545
  • Friday
    Jan 8, 2021
    from Ushuaia
    12 Days
    Tuesday
    Jan 19, 2021
    to Ushuaia
    8 seats left
    $270
    USD $8,725
  • Monday
    Feb 15, 2021
    from Ushuaia
    12 Days
    Friday
    Feb 26, 2021
    to Ushuaia
    8 seats left
    $315
    USD $10,180
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    Feb 25, 2021
    from Ushuaia
    12 Days
    Monday
    Mar 8, 2021
    to Ushuaia
    8 seats left
    $270
    USD $8,725

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Peso
Argentina and Chile

Plugs & Adapters

Argentina and ChileArgentinaChile

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

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.

Policies

Location
Start and end in Ushuaia.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 23 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 October 2019, 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 60 days 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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Payment methods
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 3,733 km.
  • Ushuaia (Argentina)
  • 997 km
  • South Shetland Islands (Argentina)
  • 983 km
  • Antarctic Peninsula (Argentina)
  • 1,605 km
  • Cape Horn (Chile)
  • 148 km
  • Ushuaia (Argentina)

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