Essential Extras - Antarctic Explorer
In years past, adventure travellers were on their own in booking what we call “essential extras” to expedition travel. Thankfully, those days are over. Quark personnel can now book your entire trip, door to door, with lots of friendly advice along the way.
Our Trip Extension Team provides pre-expedition and post-expedition trip extensions, when you book this expedition adventure. Beat jet lag by arriving in Ushuaia a few days early or delay your return home with a trip to Iguazu Falls or a few nights in Buenos Aires. Extend the adventure, and increase the fun, with land tours before or after your expedition. Only your dreams limit the possibilities.
Flights to and from your hometown
This expedition begins in an out-of-the-way place: Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego province, at the very southern tip of Argentina. But don’t worry. Our Polar Travel Advisors know and understand the unique logistics of both Ushuaia and your departure city, no matter where you live. They’ll help you choose your preferred airline, flight times and seat class, and book it all in one step, so you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Extend your stay in beautiful Argentina, either before or after your cruise
Trip extensions are a great way to leverage your vacation investment and beat jet lag, either before or after your cruise.
El Calafate - Gateway to Los GlaciaresFrom USD$700
3 Nights/4 DaysPrice Per Person (Twin Occupancy)
Less than one hundred years old, El Calafate was a sleepy, wool village, until tourism was encouraged. The Argentine town is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Los Glaciares National Park that protects one of the most visited glaciers in the world - Perito Moreno Glacier. You'll cruise on Lake Argentino with the Andes Mountains as a backdrop.
Cruise to Penguin Island$95 USD
6 HoursPrice Per Person
Gable Island is known locally as Penguin Island, because Magellanic Penguins use it to raise their young. If you can't wait to see penguins, take this cruise.
Iguazu FallsFrom USD$460
2 Nights/3 DaysPrice Per Person (Twin Occupancy)
The Iguazu River, the border between Argentina and Brazil, drops 70 meters (229 feet) over a stretch of 23 km (14miles). Of the 270 waterfalls along the river, the Falls of San Martin and the Devil's Throat are the most often photographed. About 70% of the river's water flows through the Devil'sThroat, creating a great cloud of mist that can be seen from miles away. The Falls have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Trekking and Canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park$145 USD
7 to 8 HoursPrice Per Person
Stretch your muscles on a 3 hour hike through protected wilderness, following by a paddle to the sea. Your adventure ends at the terminus of the Pan American Highway. Lunch is included.