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Pure Antarctica

Buenos Aires Return

Trip Code: ISTANT12
12 Days
28 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Tipping and airport transfers
  • 2 Nights in Premium Accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • All flights within South America
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and Expert Expedition Team
  • 28 meals - 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
  • 9 Nights on board the premium MV Ocean Atlantic Expedition Cruise

Travel & Accommodation

Ship cruising through Antarctic waters with blue sky in the distance

MV Ocean Atlantic

Enjoy a 9-night cruise aboard the MV Ocean Atlantic, an ice-class vessel equipped to navigate Antarctica's polar seas.

Sitting area in the ships theatre, MV Ocean Atlantic

Daily Lectures from Experts

Delve deeper into this fascinating continent with daily lectures on board by naturalists.

Whale tail coming out of water with zodiac and mountains in background

Up-Close Wildlife Encounters

Get up close and personal with Antarctica's wildlife on land and at sea during regular Zodiac excursions.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for cruise/land and flights specified only
  • Prices are based on flying from Australia to South America with LATAM Airlines
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines
  • Extend your journey – add a Pristine Patagonia extension to your escorted journey
  • Prices include meals, tipping, scheduled group transfers, all internal flights and airport taxes as per itinerary (airport taxes are subject to change)
Pure Antarctica ISTANT12 Map 2020
Buenos Aires Return

Arrive in Buenos Aires, where we’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a welcome briefing at the hotel, to prepare for the exciting adventure ahead.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Art Hotel

This morning after breakfast you’ll board your flight for the southern town of Ushuaia, known as the gateway to Antarctica. Here, your Expedition Ship, the MV Ocean Atlantic, is waiting for you to board. This evening set sail across the Drake Passage towards the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica.

Stay: Nine Nights, MV Ocean Atlantic

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As you make your way southwards, today is spent at sea. The excitement builds as the Antarctic wildlife begins to come into view. Keep both eyes open for birds such as albatross and petrels, and perhaps first sightings of penguins, seals and whales. Perhaps take the time to partake in a photography workshop on board, in preparation for your excursions.

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Today is again spent at sea. Continue your wildlife spotting on deck, warming up with complimentary hot drinks when needed, or perhaps enjoy the lectures on board, ranging from the history of the polar explorers, to the impact of climate change on the Antarctic and its wildlife, and Antarctica’s geology and biology.

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Today you will begin the first of many excursions, as you explore the Sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands by zodiac and foot. The captain expertly navigates the outside conditions to provide trouble free landings which offer captivating landscapes and wildlife encounters.

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Another day in and around these islands bring more adventure. Weather permitting, explore islands such as Deception Island, an extinct volcano where the water is warm enough for a polar swim – for the brave!

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As we approach the Antarctic Peninsula, the planned route includes highlights such as Cuverville Island, Gerlache Strait and the Lemaire Channel. Here you’ll see several different species of penguin, from chinstrap, to Adélie and cheeky Gentoo. Seals may be spotted relaxing back on the ice and the scenery offers some great photography opportunities.

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Enjoy another day exploring the Antarctic Peninsula today, enjoying all that this wonderful continent has to offer.

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It’s time to depart Antarctica waters for the return crossing of the Drake Passage and back to the South American continent. Enjoy further lectures on board, work out in the gym, or grab a book from the ship's library to further your knowledge of the white continent.

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Today enjoy the maritime honour of cruising past Cape Horn by claiming a spot on the observation deck, looking out for wildlife. Spend some time in the ship's lounge with new found friends, reflecting on your Antarctic adventure.

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This morning your ship arrives back in Ushuaia. Disembark after breakfast and board your flight back to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Art Hotel

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Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.