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Antarctic Explorer - Quark Expeditions
11 days

Antarctic Explorer

Start and end in Ushuaia
Tour Operator:
Quark Expeditions
Max group size:
189
Age range:
18 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33463
From
US $7,995
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Itinerary

Start and end in Ushuaia! With the Polar tour Antarctic Explorer, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Ushuaia, Argentina and 3 other destinations in Latin America. Antarctic Explorer 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 5-8: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  5. Days 9-10: Sail back through the Drake Passage.
  6. Day 11: Disembark and end in Ushuaia.
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What's Included

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

Quark Expeditions Ships

  • World Explorer
    World Explorer
    Our WORLD EXPLORER can, in a unique way, combine all the requirements of sophisticated guests, lovingly finished down to the smallest deta… Read more
    Built
    2018
    Guests
    200
    Crew
    125
    Length
    126m
    Width
    19m
    Staterooms
    86
    Gross Tonnage
    9300 gt
    Electricity
    220v
    Cruising Speed
    16 knots, in open water
    Draft
    4.7m
  • 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
  • Ocean Adventurer
    Ocean Adventurer
    As of June 2017, Quark Expeditions’ much beloved polar expedition ship the “Sea Adventurer” will be undergoing a multi-… Read more
    Built
    1976 (refurbished in 1999 and 2002)
    Guests
    132
    Crew
    84
    Length
    101.1m
    Width
    16.2m
    Suites
    57
    Cruising Speed
    12 knots
    Draft
    4.5m

Customer Reviews

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  • A
    · February 13th, 2013
    Our trip to the Antarctic Peninsula was simply 'mind-blowing'What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Any description of Antarctica is always full of 'expletives'. Quite honestly where do you start? Its awesome, pristine, 'bigger' than you... Show more
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  • A
    · February 13th, 2013
    The whole trip was exceptionally well organised and was up there with my most inspriational trip ever (and I have done a fair bit of travelling!!))  Antarctica is definately a place you should experience a once in a lifetime experience.What was the most... Show more
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  • A
    · January 23rd, 2013
    Wonderful trip.  Well worth the effort despite some stressful moments in the beginning.  Antarctica is a very special place.  Cannot be compared to any other travel experience.  So glad I went.   Would have given 5 stars but for my experiences prior to... Show more
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  • A
    · January 4th, 2013
    WE had a wonderful experience in the Antarctic and also spending a few days in Ushuaia before our departure on the Clipper Adventurer.      Thanks must go to Kim Christie  for sorting us out with travel and accommodation when the Ship broke down in... Show more
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  • A
    · January 3rd, 2013
    An excellent and informative introduction to Antarctica. You could not wish for a better trip.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Icebergs, stunning beauty and serenityWhat did you think of your group leader?Very well informed, and a... Show more
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  • A
    · January 2nd, 2013
    This was the most amazing trip. From the first moment we got on the ship to the moment we left we were by turns pampered, well fed and treated to an array of various difference experiences on an untouched continent. I can highly recommend this and with... Show more
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  • A
    · March 30th, 2012
    What can I say?! The most amazing trip, far exceeding the expectations that I had held for a lifetime! Each experience seemed to surpass the last , and I hold the memory in my head each day since returning home.What was the most inspirational moment of... Show more
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  • A
    · February 20th, 2012
    Exodus and Quark had the perfect recipe for the adventure of a lifetime. Helpful and efficient pre-trip planning. The Vavilov, a great vessel for the expedition that was immaculate and had a very accommodating crew. An outstanding knowledgeable and... Show more
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  • A
    · February 14th, 2012
    A wonderful experience - both wildlife and scenery - significantly helped by the efficient and knowledgable staff.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing penguins really close up - they came even closer to us than I thought possible;... Show more
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  • A
    · January 22nd, 2012
    Having dreamt of visiting Antarctica since i was a child, a recent life-changing event inspired me to take the plunge. I wish i had taken that plunge years ago, it was stunning.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?For me, the most... Show more
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Dates & Availability

11 days
Antarctic Explorer
From Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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Good to Know

  • Currency
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    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.
    • 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.
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    • For any tour departing before August 19th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 19th, 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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