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You will arrive in Buenos Aires and embark on the Ushuaia cruise in Tierra del Fuego. Discover the South Pole, the icebergs and wild fauna. An original and fantastic adventure to live with your friends or family!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Buenos Aires - City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
  • Day 2: City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
  • Day 3: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - City Tour of Ushuaia - Ushuaia
  • Day 4: National Tierra del Fuego Park
  • Day 5: Ushuaia - Canal de Beagle
  • Day 6: Canal de Beagle - Drake's Passage
  • Day 7: Drake's Passage - South Shetland Islands
  • Day 8: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 9: Antartic Peninsula
  • Day 10: Antartic Peninsula
  • Day 11: Antartic Peninsula
  • Day 12: King George Island - Punta Arenas

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Aéroport EZE International Ezeiza - Buenos Aires - City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires

Welcoming at Ezeiza International Airport and transfer to Buenos Aires in a private vehicle.

Transfer with an English-speaking guide.
Visit Buenos Aires (half day, private tour).

Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city with European features, is among the 10 most active cities in the world. City of arts, cultures, theaters, traditions ... The variety satisfies the most demanding visitor.
You visit the 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest in the world, dominated by the obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. You will pass the Colon Theatre, one of the jewels of the Argentine architecture. Then you arrive to the famous or central Plaza de Mayo, next to buildings such as the Casa Rosada or Casa de Gobierno, the Cabildo and the Cathedral.

You end your day with the picturesque neighborhood of La Boca, and specifically the alley El Caminito, the spot for painters, tango dancers and singers.
Return to your hotel after the visit.
Private transport 4 hours.

Night at the Faena Hotel en standard room "Park View".

Included : transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 2: City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires

Visit Buenos Aires (half day and private tour).
Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city with European features, is among the 10 most active cities in the world. City of arts, cultures, theatres, traditions ... The variety satisfies even the most demanding visitor.

Guided tour of Recoleta neighbourhood, characterized by many colonial houses, often old houses of historical figures, currently inhabited by powerful Argentine families. You enter the luxurious Pacifico Shopping Center, characterized by its French architecture of 1889, with vaulted ceilings. This stunning place is one of the favourite places in Argentina.

Later you visit Recoleta Cemetery, where many celebrities, writers and politicians rest. The best known and most revered, even today is the tomb of Evita Peron, the legendary wife of President Peron.

You continue your visit to Palermo neighbourhood, with a stroll in the park Tres de Febrero, inaugurated in 1875, representing the largest green area of the city.
Return to your hotel.

Private transport 4 hours.
Rojo Tango Show

Located inside the exclusive and impressive Hotel Faena, Rojo Tango is a fascinating show that conquers all the senses, combining sounds, aromas, colors, movement and flavors.

An intimate encounter where the sensuality expresses itself in a mix of movements, fragrances, tastes and sounds, to represent the unique and irresistible essence of Cabaret tango.

Wrapped in red velvet, the most prestigious dancers and musicians of Argentina can be found, along with a first class cuisine, to provide the audience a unique pleasure.

Dinner show.


Night at the Faena Hotel en standard room "Park View".

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, entrance fees, dinner, room & breakfast

Day 3: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - City Tour of Ushuaia - Ushuaia

Transfer from the hotel to the Buenos Aires Domestic Airport in a private vehicle
Domestic flight Buenos Aires - Ushuaia.
Welcoming at Ushuaia airport and private transfer to your hotel in Ushuaia.
Transportation with a English-speaking guide.
City Tour.

Ushuaia, the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego, is located in a wide bay in the Beagle Channel, guarded by Martial Mount, which features a unique landscape in Argentina, with the sea, glaciers, mountains and forest mingling together.

You depart on a private vehicle from the Maipú Avenue up to the Luis Pedero Fique bridge, to reach Misión neighborhood, chosen by the first settlers. We also visit Brown and Solier neighborhoods where the early twentieth century buildings now coexist with the modern houses built after the huge urban growth of the 80´s.

You then head towards the Martial Glacier, a small ski resort which offers the visitor the possibility of taking a chair lift to the top and to enjoy the panoramic view onto the Beagle Channel and the city of Ushuaia.

You return via the Leandro N. Alem Avenue and go to the Marine museum and the former prison.

Entrance to the Maritimo y del Presidio Museum.
An English-speaking guide will accompany you during the city tour.

Night at Arakur hotel in standard room.
Included : transfer departure, domestic flight, airport tax, transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, private transport, entrance fees, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 4: National Tierra del Fuego Park

Half day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park in a private service. Located at only 11 km from Ushuaia, and next to the border with Chile, it has 63.000 hectares full of lakes, lagoons and rivers and exit towards Beagle Channel, characteristic that marks the difference with the other national parks of Argentina.
We will drive out of the city passing by the slope of the Susana Mount, where there is the Southern Fuegian Railway.
Then we continue through the Pipo River Valley to the detour that takes us to Ensenada Bay, where we will contemplate the Redonda and Estorbo Islands and on the other coast the Beagle Channel, the snow-white Mountains of the Sampaio Chain (Chile). Then we will go to Roca Lake and Lapataia River.
We will go towards the other end of the Park, where National Route Nº 3 finishes, at Lapataia Bay. Here we can find the Green Lagoon and the Black Lagoon, large growing peat bog. Finally we will pass by the beaver dams, whose footpath will lead to Lapataia Bay.
Return to Ushuaia at lunch time.
Excursion of 4 hours approximately.

Excursion with an English speaking guide.
Entrance fee to the National Park included.
Transportation from Ushuaia to the port in a private vehicle.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, entrance fees

Day 5: Ushuaia - Canal de Beagle

This 10-day cruise aboard the Ushuaia Cruise, explores the most spectacular sites of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. The program focuses on the observation of wildlife. You can also visit scientific grounds amidst beautiful countryside between frozen icebergs, rugged mountains, huge glaciers and narrow channels.
You'll get all the opportunities offered to you to land on land (or ice) through the zodiac. Excursions amid icebergs, glaciers between the front or near the whales are part of the program. If weather conditions are favorable, two sets-off a day are scheduled (sometimes 3). Enjoy!

Earlier this afternoon loading and equipment bound, destination Antarctica. Navigation along the Beagle Channel towards the Drake Passage.

Overnight on board.
Included : all inclusive, shared transport

Day 6: Canal de Beagle - Drake's Passage

Crossing the famous Drake Passage, which is named after the English navigator Sir Francis Drake who crossed the sea in 1578.

The Drake Passage marks the Antarctic Convergence, a natural biological barrier where the icy polar waters meet warmer northern waters.
During your trip you will discover an impressive variety of seabirds including albatrosses. The crew will be on the outside decks to help you identify the variety of marine life. You may also have the opportunity to observe whales and dolphins.

Conferences are organized onboard, your indispensable introduction to polar expedition.

Overnight on board.
Included : all inclusive

Day 7: Drake's Passage - South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and Southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable. Sailing through the narrow passage into the flooded caldera of Deception Island is truly amazing.

King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, features colonies of nesting Adélie and Chinstrap Penguins, Kelp Gulls, Blue-eyed Cormorants, Antarctic Terns and Southern Giant Petrels and is home to scientific bases of many different countries. Macaroni, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins as well as elephant seals await you at Livingston Island.

Overnight on board.
Included : all inclusive

Day 8: South Shetland Islands

The Antarctic Peninsula is the part of the frozen continent that is the most accessible and has landscape of rocks, ice and snow. The wildlife is abundant. Adelie penguins, can appear in small groups or colonies of thousands. Marine mammals are omnipresent as Weddell seals, crabeater seals, leopard seals, elephant seals, and the majestic humpback whales or even the Orcas.
This region is also endowed with an obvious historical interest since it has been explored by several scientific expeditions in the last two centuries. Browse the footsteps of great explorers in the middle of an environment intact causes a thrill.
We hope to sail the most beautiful canals of the peninsula, this being closely linked to climatic conditions: Paradise Harbor, where glaciers flow into a sea studded with icebergs and pure white sculpted made by wind and water. Gerlache Strait, Neumayer Channel and Lemaire Channel. We plan to make at least two landings per day.

Overnight on board.
Included : all inclusive

Day 9: Antartic Peninsula

After crossing the waters covered by Icebergs, we visit the colonies of Adelie penguins (over 100,000 pairs breed here) on Paulet Island. Nordenskjöld's expedition in 1903 built a shelter made of stone, now in ruins is an excellent shelter for the nests of penguins.

Overnight on board.
Included : all inclusive

Day 10: Antartic Peninsula

Further exploration will be possible to Cutterville and Melchior Islands, Punta Portal, or Neko Harbour, Island Pleneau and if conditions allow us to visit Peterman Island, on which we have plenty of land to observe closely the colonies of blue-eyed cormorants, skuas and the southernmost colony of gentoo penguins.

Overnight on board.
Included : all inclusive

Day 11: Antartic Peninsula

The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and Southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable. Sailing through the narrow passage into the flooded caldera of Deception Island is truly amazing.

King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, features colonies of nesting Adélie and Chinstrap Penguins, Kelp Gulls, Blue-eyed Cormorants, Antarctic Terns and Southern Giant Petrels and is home to scientific bases of many different countries. Macaroni, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins as well as elephant seals await you at Livingston Island.

Overnight on board.
Included : all inclusive

Day 12: King George Island - Punta Arenas

We arrive at the port in the early morning after breakfast.
Included : room & breakfast, domestic flight, all inclusive, shared transport

Hotel Faena   Buenos Aires

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Set in an impressive building with spa facilities and a swimming pool, Faena Hotel Buenos Aires is a 5-star design hotel offering plush accommodation in upscale Puerto Madero. A bistro and a wine cellar are featured. WiFi access is available. Boasting stylish décor, rooms at Faena Hotel feature automatic velvet curtains and venetian blinds. All of them have home theatres and minibars. Decorated in white and Gold, the Bistro offers international cuisine. There is also a cellar containing the largest collection of Argentinean wines. Guests can unwind reading a book while sipping coffee in the Library lounge. Spa facilities include a sauna, a hammam, and hydromassage. A state-of-the-art fitness centre is also available.

Hotel Arakur   Ushuaia

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Located in a privileged environment, on a natural balcony inside Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén, Arakur is much more than a luxury hotel –it is an experience that will be etched in the memory of its visitors. With a standards-based sustainable architectural design Arakur Resort & Spa extends along a spectacular natural balcony situated 800 feet above sea level, surrounded by stunning panoramic views, native forests, natural terraces and green areas harmoniously integrated into the environment. The magnificent Lobby welcomes the guests with its large windows, the warmth of their fireplaces, and a sophisticated decor made with materials such as wood, stone and natural fabrics.

Cruise South Fly North   Ushuaia

Included : all inclusive, shared transport

Quark Expeditions is a world's leader in Antarctic cruises and own different vessels suitable to sail in Antarctic conditions and through ice. The Sea Spirit, the Sea Adventurer and the Ocean Diamond are best class ships with all modern comfort and many activities to explore the 7th continenet, the sub-antarctic islands and even the polar circle.

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