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Antarctic Explorer

Antarctic Explorer - Quark Expeditions
Antarctic Explorer - Quark Expeditions
Excellent
19 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 Explorer, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Ushuaia, Argentina and 3 other destinations in Latin America. Antarctic Explorer includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
189
Transportation
Ship
Travel style
Polar, Antarctica, Ocean Cruise, Discovery, Christmas & New Year
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 4-8: Explore the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.
  4. Day 9-10: Sail back through the Drake Passage.
  5. Day 11: Disembark and end in 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

  • 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
  • Akademik Sergey Vavilov
    Akademik Sergey Vavilov
    Finnish-built for the Russian Academy of Science, this ship was designed to travel quietly during hydro-acoustic research. External stabil… Read more
    Built
    1988
    Guests
    92
    Crew
    63
    Length
    117.04m
    Width
    18.28m
    Cruising Speed
    14.5 knots in open water
    Draft
    6.09m
  • Akademik Ioffe
    Akademik Ioffe
    The Akademik Ioffe was built for the Russian Academy of Science to the same specifications as its sister ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilo… Read more
    Built
    1989
    Guests
    96
    Crew
    63
    Length
    117m
    Width
    18.3m
    Staterooms
    48
    Cruising Speed
    14.5 knots in open water
    Draft
    6m
  • 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

19 Reviews

Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Average
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  • EP
    Written on February 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 can... Read more

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  • AB
    Written on February 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • JB
    Written on January 23, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    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 and... Read more

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  • EM
    Written on January 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • RT
    Written on January 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • ME
    Written on January 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 the... Read more

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  • EA
    Written on March 30, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 your... Read more

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  • BC
    Written on February 20, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 friendly... Read more

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  • DC
    Written on February 14, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    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; at... Read more

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  • MM
    Written on January 22, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

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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.

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Location
Start and end in Ushuaia.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 20 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 20 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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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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