This 16-day Antartic expedition offers the ideal introduction to the “Great White Continent.” Starting off from Buenos Aires, you will travel on to experience the most exciting sights of Patagonia in Tierra del Fuego National Park and Ushuaia (known as the “City at the End of the World”). From the pier in Ushuaia, you will set off on a separate 10-12 day Antarctic Cruise, returning to Ushuaia and later to Buenos Aires.  This program is orientated to the viewing of wildlife and the breathtaking scenery of narrow waterways, glaciers, icebergs and rugged mountains of this polar region.

From

US$ 1340

Highlights

Buenos Aires, Tango Show, Ushuaia, Antarctic Cruise

Itinerary Details

Buenos Aires

AM: Welcome to Argentina! The capital of Argentina, often described as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title – and shows off plenty of its own culture! Explore its traditional European architecture, its cobblestoned streets lined with rustic outdoor cafes, the local artisanal and antique markets that offer plenty of bargain hunting, and whiff the mouthwatering aromas of prized Argentine beef sizzling on open parrrillas (barbeques). Buenos Aires is home to some excellent local designers, and you’ll certainly find the perfect leather jacket, long leather boots and handbags for all occasions. Above all, though, Buenos Aires is known as the home of the tango. So be sure to enjoy a traditional tango-dinner show and explore the colorful San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met at the airport and driven (private service) to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day free to enjoy this vibrant city, exploring the historic neighborhoods and enjoying the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.

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AM: In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy our private city tour. Over the course of a half day, you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city. These sites will include Plaza de Mayo Square, Government House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Cabildo, San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets. You will also see La Boca, where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present; as well as the chic and aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood, where its huge mansions remind us that Buenos Aires was once indeed the “Paris of the South.” In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel (shared service) and driven to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlight’s; a dinner and tango show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing, accompanied by delicious Argentine. At the end of the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel. Total duration (dinner + show): 4 hours (approximately)

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AM: After breakfast, you will be picked up to enjoy a day at a typical estancia (ranch) on the Argentine pampas (shared excursion). This will include a barbecue lunch and a horseback riding or bike ride. You will be returned to your selected hotel in the evening.

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AM: At the appropriate time, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven (private service) to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia, known as the “City at the End of the World.” Welcome to Southern Patagonia! Note: Remember that airport taxes are not included in the package (refer to the end of the itinerary for information on the airport tax, to be paid on site at the airport) The beautiful city of Ushuaia is surrounded by mountains and faces the Beagle Chanel. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel (shared service).

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AM: You will be picked up (shared service) from your hotel and driven to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Once at Ensenada Bay, you will have time to enjoy the view across Beagle Channel before starting your trek along the coast. Six kilometers of hiking along a wilderness trail will give you a chance to witness the native plant life and animal life of the channel, as well as let you discover the remnants of the ancient dwellers of the area: the Yamana people. After three hours, we will reach Roca Lake, where lunch will be ready. After a full home-cooked picnic meal, we will start canoeing along Lapataia River, which will take us to Lapataia Bay on the Beagle Channel, precisely where the Pan-American Highway and National Highway #3 come to an end. After this, we will return to Ushuaia. Total duration: 8/10 hours Trekking: 3 hours Canoeing: 1 ½ hours Note: If you prefer a less adventurous option for this day, just let us know and we will change this activity for another one that better suits you (maybe, the “Train at the End of the World Tour” or a lighter trekking experience)

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AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime You will be driven to the Ushuaia pier to embark on this “one in a lifetime experience.” Note: Depending on which Antarctic cruise you take; the route may vary.

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AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

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AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

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AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

PM:

AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

PM:

AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

PM:

AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

PM:

AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

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AM: Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why through an unforgettable journey across the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will encounter a world where nature creates the rules, where her unpredictable temperament makes each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a zodiac through crackling sea-ice that shatters like glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs – each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy such iconic Antarctic highlights and exhilarating adventures, and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

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AM: Disembarkation day. Upon your return to Ushuaia, you will be driven to the domestic airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. (Remember airport taxes are not included. Please refer to the end of the itinerary for information on the airport tax, which must be paid on-site at the airport). Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be driven (private service) to your hotel.

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AM: At the appropriate time, you will be driven (private service) to the international airport for your flight home. Have a great trip! Every effort is made to ensure that your itinerary is respected in its entirety. However, in cases of severe weather conditions, nature disasters and other circumstance that might impact on your safety and security, our local suppliers have the right to modify this itinerary.

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Prices

First-Class Superior or Luxury (Single 1 person)

USD$ 3195

First Class (Single 1 person)

USD$ 2885

Tourist (Single 1 person)

USD$ 2595

First-Class Superior or Luxury (Double 2 persons)

USD$ 1895

First Class (Double 2 persons)

USD$ 1740

Tourist (Double 2 persons)

USD$ 1590

First-Class Superior or Luxury (Double 4 persons)

USD$ 1785

First Class (Double 4 persons)

USD$ 1620

Tourist (Double 4 persons)

USD$ 1475

First-Class Superior or Luxury (Double 6 persons)

USD$ 1655

First Class (Double 6 persons)

USD$ 1499

Tourist (Double 6 persons)

USD$ 1340

Included in the price

  • Transfers, as indicated in this itinerary
  • Four (4) nights’ accommodations in Buenos Aires, 2 nights in Ushuaia
  • Meals, as indicated in this itinerary
  • Tours and excursions, as indicated in this itinerary
  • Services of a bilingual (English / Spanish) guide
  • Admission fee to Tierra del Fuego National Park

Not included in the price

  • International flights, domestic flights, bus fares
  • Antarctic cruises of 10, 11 or more days: Prices of cruises vary depending on the departure date, duration, availability, and type of cabin and ship. 
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Taxes at the Ushuaia International Airport (the equivalent of $4 in local currency USD, payable in cash only)
  • Buenos Aires hotels will charge a tax that goes from USD 0.5 and USD 1.5 per person per night, applying to passengers over 12 years old, to be paid directly at the hotel only in Buenos Aires
  • Travel / Medical insurance (highly recommended)

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star rating  Viaje, agencia y equipo excelente!  - Acabamos de hacer un viaje a Ecuador con Surtrek, hemos visitado Quito y Galápagos, el trato y la organización han sido excelente. Desde el trabajo de planificación del viaje con Karla, hasta el acompañamiento del conductor Cristian, y los guías David y Rachel en las actividades. Todo el equipo ha sido muy profesional y atento a nuestras necesidades. los recomiendo totalmente.

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star rating  Amabilidad y experiencia - Hice el viaje desde BS AS a Quito, y luego a Galápagos.
Todo resultó impecable
La organización, los guías, los hoteles y todos los servicios contratados
Destaco la amabilidad, y predisposición de Rachel, nuestra guía de gran parte de la estadía en Quito. Y los guías en las islas, Peter, Carlos Lopez y otros cuyo nombre no recuerdo
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