Our most immersive and diverse expedition, this voyage offers a comprehensive Antarctic and Southern Ocean experience in significantly less time. You’ll take a short three-hour flight to the white continent to see all the highlights, visit the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, as well as the distinct culture and charm of the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). Exploring extremes is the hallmark of this voyage, which offers unprecedented pristine landscapes and wildlife viewing opportunities. Conclude your once-in-a-lifetime experience with a flight to Punta Arenas, Chile.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- The speed and convenience of flying to Antarctica;
- Cruise the peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands
- Unprecedented wildlife viewing: several varieties of penguins, birds, seals and whales
- Visits to historic sites including the grave of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
- Step foot on the 7th Continent
- Enjoy on board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar specialists
Day 1 — Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 2 — Embarkation Day
Days 3 to 6 — Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands
Days 7 to 9 — At Sea
Days 10 to 12 — South Georgia
Days 13 and 14 — At Sea
Day 15 — Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Day 16 — Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas
Day 17 — Depart for Home
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.
Take a five-hour flight from Santiago to Easter Island, one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands. A single massive (extinct) volcano rising over 10,000 feet from the Pacific Ocean floor, Easter Island is famous for its enormous statues carved from the tough stone of the Rano Raraku, the island’s volcano. Your package includes tours of the statues, tombs and volcanoes of the island. This luxurious package offers guests three nights’ accommodation at Explora Rapa Nui, where all meals, daily explorations and drinks are included.