This voyage will take you off the beaten track—to rare and seldom-visited sites—for a true insider’s journey to Antarctica. Our expedition will follow a narrow chain of islands, called the Scotia Arc, linking the southernmost Andes and Antarctica and will call in at the beautiful Falklands and South Georgia before heading south to the lesser-known and more remote South Sandwich, South Orkney and South Shetland archipelagos.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Experience the Southern Ocean’s more remote South Sandwich, Orkney and Shetland archipelagos
- An ideal voyage for birders and some of the largest penguin colonies in Antarctica
- Visits to active volcanoes and lectures from Quark’s passionate Polar experts
Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 — Embarkation Day
Day 3 — At Sea
Days 4 and 5 — Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Days 6 and 7 — At Sea
Days 8 to 10 — South Georgia
Day 11 — At Sea
Days 12 and 13 — South Sandwich Islands
Days 14 and 15 — At Sea
Day 16 — South Orkney Islands
Days 17 to 22 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Days 23 and 24 — Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 25 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina
Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay
Getting to the Antarctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Antarctic adventure.
Savour a spectacular bottle of Malbec with fine Argentine steak, explore street art in colourful San Telmo or experience the world-class shopping on Avenida Florida. Discover the elegant beauty of Buenos Aires, a city that melds European charm with the frenzied pace of Latin life. This package includes a guided tour of the city’s impressive highlights, from the quaint, cobbled plazas to its most sophisticated neighbourhoods. In the evening, you will enjoy a spectacular dinner and tango show with a live orchestra. Please contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser for pricing.