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16 DAYS ANTARTICA PENGUIN SAFARI

South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Cruise

Highlights

  • Land on South Georgia Island to visit the king penguin, the second largest species of penguin after the emperor penguin.
  • Cruise with Quark Expeditions Ultramarine where every passenger has the chance to fly over the Antarctica Peninsula on a helicopter, along with a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.
  • Warmer temperature and up to 22 hours of daylight in December means more time for exploring Antarctica.
  • A time when the penguin chicks start to hatch and hungry humpback whales are returning back to Antarctica waters.

Penguin Safari is the fastest way to get to the seldom visited South Georgia Island while also setting foot on the 7th continent. Beaches of South Georgia teeming with king penguins and elephant seals greet us, where we will pay our respects to famed explorer Si Ernest Shackleton. Go further into the Antarctic sea, experience the rugged peninsula with its abundant wildlife through a range of adventure options.

We specifically picked the pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget.

From

USD 16,220 Per Person

16 Days 15 Nights
Special Sailing on Ultramarine:
8-23 Dec, 2021

Book by 30 April, 2021 to enjoy additional 5% off the best available rates from the website.

Further discount of US$1,300 per person when group size of 12 is fully subscribed.

100% risk-free cancellation and flexibility options.

Deposit: 20% of the gross upon reservation
Balance: 120 days prior to departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01, 08 Dec 2021 Arrival in Buenos Aires

Arrival in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
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Arrive in Buenos Aires at any time. Upon arrival in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, you will be independently transferred to your hotel (pre-expedition hotel night is included in the mandatory transfer package).

Day 02, 09 Dec 2021 Fly to Ushuaia & Embark Ultramarine

Fly to Ushuaia & Embark Ultramarine
Onbaord Ultramarine
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After an early breakfast at the hotel, the group will be transferred to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to a central downtown location of Ushuaia to have some time on your own to explore this quaint port town before making your way to the pier.

After a late afternoon embarkation, you will sail along the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart!

Day 03-06, 10-13 Dec 2021 At Sea

At Sea
Onboard Ultramarine
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

There are many activities available to keep you engaged while you are at sea. Learn to identify seabirds that glide alongside the ship or attend dynamic presentations by your Expedition Team. You will be prepped on safety procedures for Zodiac cruises and shore landings, and be given instructions for getting the most out of your optional sea kayaking adventures (extra cost), a truly intimate way to experience Antarctica.

If conditions are right, the first indication that you are approaching South Georgia is the sight of birds around a group of rocky spires called Shag Rocks. Have your binoculars and cameras ready to capture these rocky spires rising out of the icy ocean waters. Shags and prions often rest here, and due to nutrient rich upwellings around the rocks it can be a good place to keep a lookout for whales.

Day 07-08, 14-15 Dec 2021 South Georgia

South Georgia
Onboard Ultramarine
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After enjoying South Georgia from a distance, we’ll head toward its numerous beaches to find a bay for your first excursion.

South Georgia is one of the most fertile breeding grounds in the world for sub-Antarctic wildlife, with beaches blanketed with penguins and seals. It won’t take you long to realize that you are in a bird paradise, as burrowing seabirds, albatross and petrels can be seen in abundance.

You’ll find that South Georgia, once a popular base for whalers and sealers, is also scattered with abandoned relics and evidence of human activity from centuries gone by. Your Expedition Team will help bring those days to life while you visit old whaling stations and enjoy presentations on the South Georgia of then and now.

One of the most significant sites you will visit on the island is Grytviken. This settlement is the first whaling stations established in sub-Antarctic waters. Many travelers find that this place has a special appeal, as it is the site of the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, one of the most famous Antarctic explorers.

Day 09-10, 16-17 Dec 2021 At Sea

At Sea
Onboard Ultramarine
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Say goodbye to the king penguins, as your next destination is Antarctica! Your days at sea are filled with presentations and workshops led by your Expedition Team, who will prepare you for the wildlife and landscapes that will surround you upon your arrival.

Day 11-13, 18-20 Dec 2021 Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula
Onboard Ultramarine
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Upon reaching the White Continent, you will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence, and at the next moment you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear.

Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each excursion, whether you are Zodiac cruising, visiting a historical site or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals. Keep a lookout for Antarctic whales, such as minkes, while on a Zodiac cruise. Each day and each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy.

As exciting as the Zodiac excursions and landings are, perhaps you’ll treat yourself to an extra-special Antarctic experience by partaking in an optional paddling excursion (at an extra cost) or cast reason aside and jump into Antarctic waters for the Polar Plunge!

Day 14-15, 21-22 Dec 2021 Crossing the Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage
Onboard Ultramarine
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After more than a dozen days of unique wildlife encounters and remarkable landscapes, your journey home begins. Crossing the Drake is your unofficial rite of passage. Spend time on deck watching for seabirds and whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.

Day 16, 23 Dec 2021 Disembarkation in Ushuaia & Fly to Buenos Aires

Disembarkation in Ushuaia & Fly to Buenos Aires
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Breakfast included

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a little taste of Patagonia with a Tierra del Fuego National Park tour before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)


Quark Offer: US$17,996

Our Special Offer: US$ 16,220
Explorer Suite

Explorer Suite

Deck 3, 26.5sqm

Located on Deck 3 and approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 sq. m) in size, this suite has one double or two single beds, and a picture window. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower and heated floors. Suites 319 and 322 offer modified layouts and bathrooms for wheelchair accessibility.

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)


Quark Offer: US$18,559

Our Special Offer: US$ 17,680
Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite

Deck 4&6, 21sqm indoor living space + 4.8sqm balcony

Located on Decks 4 & 6 and approximately 226 sq. ft. (21 sq. m) in size, this suite has one double or two single beds, and a 52 sq. ft. (4.8 sq. m) balcony. The balconies in suites 421, 422, 423, and 424 are partially enclosed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower and heated floors. Some suites in this category offer interconnecting rooms.

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Category 3

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)


Quark Offer: US$21,934

Our Special Offer: US$ 20,880
Deluxe Balcony Suite

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Deck 4&6, 27.8sqm indoor living space + 6.5sqm balcony

Located on Decks 4 & 6 and approximately 299 sq. ft. (28 sq. m) in size, this suite has one double or two single beds, and a 70 sq. ft. (6.5 sq.m) balcony. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

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Category 4

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)


Quark Offer: US$22,946

Our Special Offer: US$ 21,830
Terrace Suite

Terrace Suite

Deck 6, 32.5sqm indoor living space + 9.3sqm balcony

Located on Deck 6 and approximately 350 sq. ft. (32.5 sq. m) in size, this suite has one double or two single beds, and a 100 sq. ft. (9.3 sq. m) balcony. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

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Category 5

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)


Quark Offer: US$24,634

Our Special Offer: US$ 22,430
Penthouse Suite

Penthouse Suite

Deck 7, 24.3sqm indoor living space + 6.2sqm balcony

Located on Deck 7 and approximately 369 sq. ft. (34 sq. m) in size, this suite has one double or two single beds, and a 67 sq. ft. (6.2 sq. m) balcony. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

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Mandatory Transfer Package

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)

US$995
Mandatory Transfer Package

Mandatory Transfer Package

- Pre cruise hotel accommodation, pre & post group transfers, flights and tour

Package Includes:

- One pre-night’s accommodation on twin sharing basis in Buenos Aires with breakfasts

- Group transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires

- Group flight from Buenos Aires’ domestic airport (Aeroparque/AEP) to Ushuaia, and returning to Buenos Aires’ international airport (Ezeiza/EZE)

- Group transfer from Ushuaia airport to the ship and return

- Combined airport transfer and express bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation in Ushuaia

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • All meals aboard the ship as stated, all snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout the voyage, selected beer and wine during dinner, and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • All shore landings and all zodiac transfers with expedition leaders
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment lectures
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landing and zodiac cruising excursions
  • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurances to a maximum benefit of US$ 500,000 per person
  • One 10- to 15- minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather and logistic permitting)

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Mandatory Transfer Package*
  • International airfares
  • Visa
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, bar, spa services
  • Phone and internet charges
  • Gratuities
  • Adventure options not listed in included activities.

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