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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition With return flights from Buenos Aires

14 jours

This expedition offers you the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Extended time in the region allows you to go beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and venture south of the Antarctic Circle, home to fantastic ice formations and wildlife including the Weddell seal. You’ll enjoy more time for communing with penguins and visits to less-frequented landing sites.

Au Jour le Jour Résumé de L’Expédition

  • Be one of the few travellers to venture to 66 degrees 33.7 minutes South;
  • Visit historic research stations in Marguerite Bay;
  • Witness the abundant Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals, whales and more;
  • Experience the Western Peninsula highlights and visit iconic landing sites; and
  • Learn about Antarctica’s geology and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists.

Day 1 — Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2 — Charter Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll take a short city tour of this quaint port town before heading to the pier.

Days 3 and 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage

The waters of the Drake Passage are unpredictable, so hope for clear skies and a calm ocean. You’ll have plenty of time to gaze out at the sea, get to know your fellow shipmates and chat with your Expedition Team.

Days 5 to 7 — The Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

You’ll see plentiful icebergs floating by and be fixated on the surface of the ocean as curious whales spout and breach before your eyes. As exciting as it can be from onboard the ship, your true exploration occurs when you disembark and set foot on the great continent.

Days 8 and 9 — The Antarctic Circle

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement, as most expeditions to the Peninsula do not reach this far south, which is officially noted at 66° 33’ S.

Days 10 and 11 — Northbound Along the Peninsula

As you head north, Zodiac excursions will continue to fill your days, while the Expedition team will continue to offer presentations, while giving you time to reflect on everything you’ve experienced.

Days 12 and 13 — Drake Passage to Ushuaia

Re-crossing the Drake, Antarctica fades away and you’ll be left with a collection of memories to last a lifetime.

Day 14 — Disembark in Ushuaia, for charter flight back to Buenos Aires

After breakfast aboard the ship, you will disembarkation, you will have a little time to explore Ushuaia before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
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Activités Optionnelles Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Every Quark Antarctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. The more discerning adrenaline junkie can also choose from a range of optional adventure activities, with varying exertion levels, to experience the 7th continent in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

250 $ par personne

Très peu de gens ont la possibilité de dire qu’ils ont campé sur le 7ème continent. C’est l’une des meilleures manières de découvrir l’Antarctique d’une façon plus personnelle et de propulser votre expédition à un niveau supérieur.

Le camping est possible dans la plupart des expéditions en Antarctique, dans un nombre de lieux limité. Tous les équipements, guides et instructions sont fournis par Quark. Veuillez SVP contacter votre conseiller en voyages polaires pour de plus amples renseignements.

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.

Expédition Faits

Bridge Visits

Say Hello to the Captain and Crew

During your voyage you may be invited to visit the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship. A map of your expedition path will be available, so you can see exactly where you have been.

Committed to Environmentally Responsible Tourism

Quark Expeditions is profoundly committed to environmentally responsible tourism. We do everything we can to lighten our ecological footprint by working to reduce and minimize our carbon emissions. In addition to raising funds for the protection of polar environments and wildlife, Quark is an avid participant in Clean-up Svalbard, where we engage our guests in the program to clean up the beach debris on Spitsbergen trips.

Is there a Doctor in the house?

What happens if I get sick on board? All our vessels have a clinic and carry an English speaking doctor. Should you fall ill, the doctor will refer to the medical forms that you completed and returned to us, therefore it is vital that the information you provide is complete and accurate.