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 & 6 — Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
DAYS 7 TO 9 At Sea — At Sea
DAYS 10 TO 13 — South Georgia
DAYS 14 & 15 — At Sea
DAY 16 — Disembarkation, Port Stanley and Fly to Santiago, Chile
DAY 17 — Depart Santiago for home
Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 — Embarkation Day
Days 3 to4 — Crossing the Drake Passage
Days 5-7 — Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Days 8-10 — At Sea
Days 11 to 13 — South Georgia
Day 14 & 15 — At Sea
Day 16 — Disembark Stanley & Fly to Santiago, Chile
Day 17 — Depart Santiago 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.
One of the great natural wonders of the world, the grandeur of Iguazú Falls includes over 274 cascades spread over nearly two miles of the Iguazú River. Learn about the history, flora and fauna of the National Park, and the waterfalls. Experience the spectacular views and the thundering sounds of the waterfalls, located in the midst of 890 square miles of nature reserve. The National Park has easily walkable footpaths which will give you incredible access to the numerous waterfalls. Enjoy one of the true wonders of the natural world.