Quark Expeditions Ultramarine Antarctica Cruise
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Quark Expeditions Ultramarine Antarctica Cruise

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Discover the seventh continent on this immersive luxury cruise expedition to Antarctica, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter penguins in the wild, go snow shoeing, and learning about this fascinating region from dedicated polar experts. Starting in Buenos Aires for 1 night, you'll then board Quark Expeditions' Ultramarine for 10 nights as you cross the historic Drake Passage from Ushuaia; get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All domestic flights
  • All excursions and activities
  • 1 night stay at the 5 star Emperador Hotel Buenos Aires
  • 10 nights stay aboard the 5 star Ultramarine
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina! After a comfortable flight, you're excited to have arrived in South America for your luxury cruise to Antarctica; this really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once you've collected your luggage and left the airport, you'll be met and taken to the Emperador Hotel for a relaxing stay in the city. 

Day 2-3
1 night stay at Emperador Hotel, Buenos Aires

Stylish and elegant, the Emperador Hotel, Buenos Aires is the ideal sanctuary for you to unwind and relax after your flight; you've got an exciting adventure ahead so will need to rest-up and prepare! Featuring a heated indoor swimming pool and a sumptuous restaurant and bar, you'll really feel rejuvenated by the end of your one night here. 

Day 3
Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

After a good night's sleep, you're now feeling well-rested and excited to embark on Quark Expeditions' Ultramarine for your Antarctica Cruise. You'll be met at the hotel and taken to the airport for a short domestic flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city of Argentina. Once you've landed, the Quark minibus will collect you and take you to the port, where you'll be able to board and settle-in on the impressive Ultramarine.

Day 3-13
10 nights aboard the Ultramarine

Your home for the next 10 nights, Quark Expeditions' Ultramarine is both luxurious and comfortable, boasting stylish interiors and a wide range of facilities. With a rejuvenating spa, its own helicopter and a yoga studio, you can expect only the very best during your stay. 

Day 3-6
Crossing Drake Passage

Once you've met the crew and settled in on the ship, you'll be free to explore Ushuaia before you set sail the next day; surrounded by mountains, Ushuaia is a beautiful city well-connected to its natural environment, its sheer isolation earning it the nickname 'The End of the World.'

The next day, you'll follow in the footsteps of Patagonian explorers as you cruise down the famed Beagle Channel, before eventually arriving in open water; the next land you'll see will be the "White Continent" itself. As you cross the iconic Drake Passage, you'll learn more about the fascinating wildlife, glaciology and history of Antarctica from informative presentations given by the ship's Expedition Team. Make sure to take a walk on the ship's wraparound deck; you may be lucky enough to spot some of the marine life that frequents the area. 

Day 7-10
The South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula

Raw and wild, Antarctica is an environment that will astound and captivate all who visit, its vast ice sheets and sublime mountain peaks unveiling a world that is unlike anything you will have ever seen before. 

No two trips to Antarctica are the same, with the varying weather conditions meaning that there can never be a set schedule on board. During your time visiting the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, you'll have the opportunity to experience activities such as guided shore excursions, snow shoeing, penguin spotting, whale watching, and ice camping. Make sure you bring your camera, as you'll have the chance to encounter fascinating creatures such as albatrosses, leopard seals and gentoo penguins. 

Day 10-13
Recrossing Drake Passage

As you begin your return to Ushuaia, you'll enjoy three more nights aboard the Ultramarine whilst you recross Drake Passage. With daily presentations given by the Expedition Team, you'll have the chance to reflect on what you've seen during your time on this remote continent, whilst learning more about the region's rich biodiversity. Keep an eye out on the water as you may have the chance to see humpback whales and orcas as they feed during the summer months. 

Day 13-14
Fly from Ushuaia to UK

Your Antarctic expedition has sadly come to an end! After you've docked back at Ushuaia, you'll board a short domestic flight back to Buenos Aires where you'll then catch your international flight to the UK. As you reflect back on the awe-inspiring time you had, you can't wait to share with your friends and family the incredible memories that you've made. Wherever you decide to go next, the team at Luxtripper will be ready and waiting to plan your next luxury adventure. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All domestic flights
  • All excursions and activities
  • 1 night stay at the 5 star Emperador Hotel Buenos Aires
  • 10 nights stay aboard the 5 star Ultramarine
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