Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour
Icebergs, Glaciers & Penguins from Drake Passage to Deception Island
From $15,098 - $18,898 pp dbl. occ. | 11 days / 10 nights
(+$2,500 to $12,900 for sgl. occ.)
Antarctica's beauty, mystique and wildlife have long lured explorers and adventurers through highways of water and ice to its rugged polar landscape. Join us on a remarkable sailing voyage from the southernmost tip of the Americas to the frozen domain of the seventh continent, venturing from secluded bays dotted with icebergs to land masses dominated by massive glaciers. This is the bucket-list trip you've been waiting for.
- Discover Antarctica’s untamed and mesmerizing landscape on this once-in-a-lifetime trip—on water, land and ice
- Kayak, hike and snowshoe in Antarctica's frozen wonderland with a focus on active excursions designed for Backroads
- Explore alongside our insightful expedition team in the realm of incredible wildlife, from humpback whales to gentoo penguins
- Venture from the ship aboard nimble Zodiacs to discover pristine spots on land where few others have set foot
Days 1-3 Your adventure begins in Ushuaia, the capital of Argentina's stunning Tierra del Fuego | Before embarking on our ship, join your Backroads Trip Leaders for a scenic hike at the fin del mundo (end of the world) | Anchors aweigh! Settle into your luxurious stateroom and bid farewell to the South American mainland | Our ship's captain expertly navigates across the Drake Passage | Partake in yoga and conditioning classes, informative lectures and other onboard activities while at sea.
Days 4-8 Floating icebergs and looming glaciers signal our arrival to Antarctica | Donning cold- weather gear, venture from the ship aboard nimble Zodiacs to discover pristine inlets and peaceful coves | Port Lockroy, Port Charcot, Pleneau Island, Paradise Bay, Neko Harbor and Deception Island are just some of the remarkable sites we may visit during our expedition | Hike through untracked snow to gain spectacular views of an ice-framed harbor | Investigate the cacophony you hear from the shore—thousands of gentoo penguins make their home here | Look high above for seabirds, including cape petrels, albatrosses and cormorants, and to the sea below for majestic humpback whales and doe-eyed Weddell seals | When weather allows, return to the water for sea kayaking through the Antarctic's scenic bays and icy monoliths | On volcanic Deception Island, fire and ice work simultaneously to sculpt an otherworldly landscape | A hike to the caldera summit uncovers steaming geothermal features and vestiges of an abandoned whaling station | Up-close encounters with curious penguins—and their amusing antics—elicit smiles | Finish off your trip with a splash—the chilly Southern Ocean invites you to take the ultimate polar plunge, if you dare!
Days 9-11 On the return to Argentina, take time to reflect upon your Antarctic journey | Disembark in Ushuaia and bid farewell to new friends and this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email. Also, due to the remote nature of this expedition, all guests must have a physical exam with their general practitioner between 90 and 45 days prior to departure and submit a physician-completed medical questionnaire to Ponant no later than 40 days before departure. For details, download a detailed itinerary or contact a Trip Consultant.
PORTS OF CALL Ushuaia | Neko Harbor | Paradise Bay | Pleneau Island | Port Charcot | Port Lockroy | Deception Island
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