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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

If this is your first visit, our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in your choice of four stabilized, polar-class vessels; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts.

Itinerary summary

  • Duration

    11 or 12 days

  • Starting Price

    $7,195 USD

  • Departing From
    • Ushuaia, Argentina
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Adventure Options
    Camping
    Cross Country Skiing
    Mountaineering
    Paddling
    Stand up Paddleboarding
    Helicopter_Black
    Hiking
    Zodiac
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33' S is—for most guests—the highlight of the 14-day itinerary Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition, which rewards passengers daily with views of dramatic ice formations, humpback whales swimming alongside the ship, leopard seals diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding off icebergs into crystal waters, or giant petrels soaring above the crackling sea.

Itinerary summary

  • Duration

    14 days

  • Starting Price

    $8,995 USD

  • Departing From
    • Ushuaia, Argentina
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Adventure Options
    Camping
    Paddling
    Stand up Paddleboarding
    Helicopter_Black
    Hiking
    Zodiac
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Answer the call of Antarctica by flying over the notorious Drake Passage by charter plane to land at King George Island before exploring the Antarctic Peninsula by ship. In just 8 adventure-packed days, you’ll experience rewarding shore visits and Zodiac cruises, marvel at intimate wildlife encounters, explore historic sites and make the most of your landmark visit to the 7th Continent. Select from a range of adventure options and onboard activities that match your personal interests and make your expedition uniquely yours.

Itinerary summary

  • Duration

    8 or 9 days

  • Starting Price

    $9,596 USD

  • Departing From
    • Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Adventure Options
    Paddling
    Stand up Paddleboarding
    Hiking
    Zodiac
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Check off a travel milestone by crossing the Antarctic Circle. Maximize your adventure by skipping the ocean transit and flying over the Drake Passage by charter plane. Simply combine our exciting Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition itinerary with a direct round-trip flight from Chile to your polar-ready ship, to get our Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle voyage. Then, explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula by sea, and continue further to reach 66⁰33´ south. Check other achievements off your bucket list as well, such as sea kayaking through channels dotted with icebergs.

Itinerary summary

  • Duration

    11 days

  • Starting Price

    $12,145 USD

  • Departing From
    • Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Adventure Options
    Paddling
    Stand up Paddleboarding
    Hiking
    Zodiac
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

Our South Georgia and Antarctica: Penguin Safari itinerary is the fastest way to get to the seldom visited South Georgia Island while also setting foot on the 7th continent. As we set sail, photograph massive albatross and beautiful pintado petrels as they swoop and soar around the ship, guiding us toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins and elephant seals greet us on this fabled island, where we’ll pay our respects to famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Antarctica awaits, with its soaring peaks and staggering expanse. Go further into the Antarctic sea on a Zodiac, experience the rugged peninsula from a sea kayak, undertake an exhilarating hike up a sparkling glacier, or share an endearingly comical moment with an inquisitive gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguin. In these ways and countless others, Antarctica will amaze, surprise and delight.

Itinerary summary

  • Duration

    16 days

  • Starting Price

    $12,145 USD

  • Departing From
    • Ushuaia, Argentina
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Adventure Options
    Cross Country Skiing
    Paddling
    Stand up Paddleboarding
    Helicopter_Black
    Hiking
    Zodiac
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez

Antarctica is an incredible destination with the power to transform those who are fortunate enough to experience it. At Quark Expeditions, we’ve been delivering transformational polar experiences for three decades, and in that time we’ve realized that the more personalized an expedition is, the more enriching the experience will be. That’s why we’ve designed this guide; to help you plan your perfect expedition to the 7th continent.

Itinerary summary

  • Duration

    13 days

  • Starting Price

    $13,495 USD

  • Departing From
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Adventure Options
    Camping
    Paddling
    Stand up Paddleboarding
    Helicopter_Black
    Hiking
    Zodiac
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