Wild Antarctica

Aurora Expeditions - Fly & Cruise
From
$10,876USD
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Duration 12 days - 11 nights
Departure Ushuaia, Argentina
 class= lazyload

Embark on a true Antarctic expedition on this Wild Antarctica voyage. Famed for its tremendous tabular icebergs, year-round sea ice, fascinating fossils and the pivotal role it played in Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, the Weddell Sea offers unsurpassed opportunities for exploration. We not only explore the popular west Antarctic Peninsula, but also attempt to venture east towards the icy perimeter of the Weddell Sea, often guarded by impenetrable pack ice and home to awe-inspiring tabular icebergs as well as the Weddell seal.

This itinerary is operated by Aurora Expeditions, a company committed to travelling respectfully and providing a trip of a lifetime experience, while aiming to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of our planet and the diverse places they visit around the world. Their expeditions focus heavily on getting off the ship and exploring nature and Aurora offers a wide range of optional extras to enhance your adventure no matter which of their ships – the Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle – you travel on.   

Unsure if this Wild Antarctica  itinerary is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination overview for full details on seasonality, routes, ship selection, pricing, expedition inclusions and how North South Voyages can help make your Antarctica dream become reality.

Departures

Sort by: Price  |  Date
  • Sale
    DateFeb 28 - Mar 11, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeSmall (138 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 4 Points
    From$10,876USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 04 - Feb 15, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeSmall (138 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 4 Points
    From$11,436USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices

Overview

Day 1
Arrival airport transfer and overnight in Ushuaia
Day 2
Embarkation Day
Day 3 - 4
Crossing the Drake Passage and South Shetland islands
Day 5 - 10
West Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea
Day 11
Fly from King George Island to Punta Arenas
Day 12
Depart from Punta Arenas

Itinerary

Inclusions:

  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia on Day 1
  • City tour in Ushuaia on Day 2 (lunch not included)
  • Luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on Day 2
  • Flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas on Day 11. NOTE: Please be advised that the permitted luggage allowance is 20 kilograms of check-in luggage plus one piece of carry-on luggage weighing no more than seven kilos
  • Transfer to hotel in Punta Arenas on Day 11
  • One night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Punta Arenas on Day 11
  • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Exclusions:

  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary including: Sea Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, additional medical expenses such as medication, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
  • Note: A $15 USD per person per day gratuity for the crew is automatically added to your onboard account. It is at your discretion if you would like to remove the tip (or increase/decrease the amount) when you settle your bill. It is not necessary to tip the expedition team members. This gratuity amount is included for suites as part of their ‘Suite Benefits’

Optional Extras:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates.