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Antarctica Classic

11 Days, Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Antarctica Classic

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Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue, and crimson light - the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world read more...

IS THIS Comfort TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Prefer meaningful small group travel with a little more polish and extra frills
    • Are eager to get off the tourist trail and connect with local people
    • Are excited by the prospect of handpicked hotels and guesthouses
What's Included
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.
  • Expedition parka.
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16.
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  • Lectures and educational programs.
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team.
  • 1 nt hotel in Ushuaia.
  • 9 nts aboard the G Expedition.
  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus).
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 10 nights accommodation with breakfasts (Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (9 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed).
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes

Allow USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.


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Itinerary
Day 1 Ushuaia
Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage
Day 3 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
Day 4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
Day 5 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
Day 6 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
Day 7 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
Day 9 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Day 10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Day 11 Ushuaia
Departures
  • Dec
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Jan
    2019
  • Mar
    2019
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Tue, 12 Dec '17
  • Fri, 22 Dec '17
  • Tue, 02 Jan '18
  • Fri, 12 Jan '18
  • Tue, 30 Jan '18
  • Fri, 09 Feb '18
  • Sun, 04 Mar '18
  • Wed, 14 Mar '18
  • Tue, 13 Mar '18
  • Fri, 23 Mar '18
  • Wed, 12 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
  • Wed, 02 Jan '19
  • Sat, 12 Jan '19
  • Wed, 30 Jan '19
  • Sat, 09 Feb '19
  • Mon, 04 Mar '19
  • Thu, 14 Mar '19
  • Wed, 13 Mar '19
  • Sat, 23 Mar '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Ushuaia
  • On Board The Cruise
  • Ushuaia to On Board The Cruise Map
  • DAY 1 Ushuaia

    Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

    Arrival transfer is included.

    Private Vehicle
    Ushuaia Aerodrome - Ushuaia
    Included arrival transfer.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Afternoon
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage

    Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside.

    Free Time
    Ushuaia Morning
    Explore the city, do some shopping or take an optional excursion and enjoy lunch ashore.

    Optional Activities
    Tierra del Fuego National Park Hike
    Ushuaia
    Head out to Tierra del Fuego National Park for a scenic hike - make it as short or as long as you like!

    Martial Glacier Hike
    Ushuaia
    Hike the Martial Glacier, one of the most outstanding natural attractions not only because of the fabulous view it provides, but because it can be visited throughout the year as well. Climb to the top and enjoy the breathtaking view of the islands in the Beagle Channel. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.


    Embarkation of the G Expedition
    In the afternoon, join your fellow passengers to take your group transfer and begin your journey on the G Expedition. Please refer to your welcome letter or the joining instructions posted in the lobby of the start hotel. Make sure you have your passport handy as you are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

    G Expedition
    Ushuaia - Beagle Channel
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    G Expedition
    Beagle Channel - Drake Passage
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

    The adventure begins with a 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition's wake.

    The G Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic.

    As the Expedition crosses the passage there will be time to become acquainted with the ship and frequent the common areas that include the lounge, dining hall, library and lecture hall where we meet our guides, ship's crew and expedition staff.

    Begin lectures and information sessions to learn the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region

    G Expedition
    Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    Free Time
    Drake Passage Full Day
    Spend time out on deck and keep an eye out for sea birds and whales that live in these fertile waters. Wandering, Black-browed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Prion's and Cap Petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may follow the Expedition on the journey towards Antarctica. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

    The adventure begins with a 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition's wake.

    The G Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic.

    As the Expedition crosses the passage there will be time to become acquainted with the ship and frequent the common areas that include the lounge, dining hall, library and lecture hall where we meet our guides, ship's crew and expedition staff.

    Begin lectures and information sessions to learn the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region

    G Expedition
    Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    Free Time
    Drake Passage Full Day
    Spend time out on deck and keep an eye out for sea birds and whales that live in these fertile waters. Wandering, Black-browed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Prion's and Cap Petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may follow the Expedition on the journey towards Antarctica. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 5 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.

    This is what we've all been waiting for - a chance to explore step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 4 days the Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Our goal is to attempt two excursions per day while navigating through the area but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions.

    During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

    G Expedition
    South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Zodiac Landings
    Antarctica
    Hop into one of the Expedition's 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    Daily Briefings and Recaps on board the Expedition
    Learn about the Expedition's current location, daily announcements, landing site-specific information as well as recaps of the previous day at a quick daily briefing.

    Optional Activities
    Polar Plunge
    You remembered to pack your bathing suit, right? Depending on weather conditions, opt to do the polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of the Antarctic. Convince some of your fellow passengers to join and you'll be left with an amazing group experience no one will ever forget! (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.

    This is what we've all been waiting for - a chance to explore step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 4 days the Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Our goal is to attempt two excursions per day while navigating through the area but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions.

    During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

    G Expedition
    South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Zodiac Landings
    Antarctica
    Hop into one of the Expedition's 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    Daily Briefings and Recaps on board the Expedition
    Learn about the Expedition's current location, daily announcements, landing site-specific information as well as recaps of the previous day at a quick daily briefing.

    Optional Activities
    Polar Plunge
    You remembered to pack your bathing suit, right? Depending on weather conditions, opt to do the polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of the Antarctic. Convince some of your fellow passengers to join and you'll be left with an amazing group experience no one will ever forget! (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.

    This is what we've all been waiting for - a chance to explore step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 4 days the Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Our goal is to attempt two excursions per day while navigating through the area but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions.

    During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

    G Expedition
    South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Zodiac Landings
    Antarctica
    Hop into one of the Expedition's 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    Daily Briefings and Recaps on board the Expedition
    Learn about the Expedition's current location, daily announcements, landing site-specific information as well as recaps of the previous day at a quick daily briefing.

    Optional Activities
    Polar Plunge
    You remembered to pack your bathing suit, right? Depending on weather conditions, opt to do the polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of the Antarctic. Convince some of your fellow passengers to join and you'll be left with an amazing group experience no one will ever forget! (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.

    This is what we've all been waiting for - a chance to explore step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 4 days the Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Our goal is to attempt two excursions per day while navigating through the area but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions.

    During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

    G Expedition
    South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Zodiac Landings
    Antarctica
    Hop into one of the Expedition's 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    Daily Briefings and Recaps on board the Expedition
    Learn about the Expedition's current location, daily announcements, landing site-specific information as well as recaps of the previous day at a quick daily briefing.
    Optional Activities

    Optional Activities
    Polar Plunge

    You remembered to pack your bathing suit, right? Depending on weather conditions, opt to do the polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of the Antarctic. Convince some of your fellow passengers to join and you'll be left with an amazing group experience no one will ever forget! (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 9 Drake Passage/Ushuaia

    Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

    Leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. In between bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by the expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia.

    Remember, the best way to experience the wildlife of the Drake Passage is to be on deck keeping a look out for Albatross, Prions, and Whales!

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    Drake Passage - Ushuaia
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.


    N/A (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia

    Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

    Leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. In between bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by the expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia.

    Remember, the best way to experience the wildlife of the Drake Passage is to be on deck keeping a look out for Albatross, Prions, and Whales!

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    Drake Passage - Ushuaia
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Ushuaia

    Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.Disembark the Expedition after breakfast. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. Allow USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.


  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is Max 134 aboard the G Expedition passengers.


  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider


  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please note: While it is our intention of adhere to the route described above , there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On the first day onboard, your Expedition Leader will give you an expedition overview.


  10. Flight Information: When packing your luggage please note that the weight restriction on the domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is only 15 to 23 kg (33 to 50 lbs) per person, depending on the airline. Please note that the airlines will generally charge for excess baggage. We recommend you try to leave luggage that you do not need at your hotel in Buenos Aires (if applicable).

  11. Medical questionnaires are required for all passengers traveling to Antarctica.

  12. The G Expedition is an adventure Expedition ship and does not offer an elevator

  13. Please note:
    BOOTS FOR ZODIAC LANDINGS:
    Complementary used waterproof boots will be supplied in the following sizes:
    USA size 6 -16
    EURO size 36 - 49
    Please be advised that there are limited numbers of the smallest and largest sizes.
    If you wish to bring your own boots, you should follow the guidelines below:
    Rubber, waterproof boots that are just below your knees (12-16" high or 30-41cm) with a strong, ridged non-skid sole are essential for wet landings via Zodiac. You usually have to step from the Zodiac into water, which can be up to 1 ft or 30 cm high on most landings. Do not bring heavy, cumbersome boots that make it difficult to walk. Do not bring boots with metal cleats as they cannot be used for the landings. Try out your boots before your voyage.
     



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