From the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires journey to the southernmost tip of South America, Ushuaia, where the real adventure begins.
M/V Antarctic Dream - Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Today you will embark on your epic journey.
Day 2 to 3: Drake Passage
Wandering Albatrosses, Storm Petrels and other seabirds will escort the vessel as you sail south across this famous passage named after Sir Francis Drake.
Day 4: King George Island
King George Island will give you an early taste of the Antarctic. If weather permits, passengers will go on a short helicopter flight to admire the awe-inspiring landscape from above. In the afternoon disembark at Aitcho Island before heading to Neko Bay.
Day 5: Antarctic Peninsula & Neko Bay
Today you will make your first landing on the White Continent before heading to Gaudier Island. See magnificent scenery and spectacular native wildlife including Cape Petrels, Weddell Crab-eater Seals, Orcas and Humpback Whales.
Day 6: Pleneau - Petermann Island
Sail south through the sheer cliffs of the Lemaire Channel to Petermann Island, one on the most beautiful places on earth. Disembark and see the most southern colony of Gentoo Penguins, which nest near the landing spot.
Day 7: Paradise Bay - Cuverville Island
Today you will make your return voyage and, if weather permits, you will disembark or use zodiacs in Paradise Bay. In the evening visit rocky Cuverville Island, home to a wide variety of birds and penguins.
Day 8: Deception Island - Whaler’s Bay - Pendulum Cove
Deception Island is the largest active volcano in the area. Disembark at Whaler’s Bay and Pendulum Cove and a enjoy a refreshing swim.
Days 9 and 10: Drake Passage
Today you will leave the Antarctic and head north back across the Drake Passage. Enjoy the delicious food on board as you return to Ushuaia.
Please see our Original Itinerary below. It is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
When to travel
Antarctic weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. During the summer months the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50F. Summertime also means 18-24 hours of sunlight which allows life to flourish for a brief summer period. Long days also allow extensive exploration by small ship cruise to Antarctica. Antarctic weather allows for a short season of cruising from November to March each year.
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Location and directions
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia & Antarctica
Stay two nights in the Sofitel Buenos Aires, located in the tranquil and charming Arroyo Street, in the Retiro section of Buenos Aires. Then head south to Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, on the shore of the Beagle Channel with a beautiful view of the snow-covered peaks of the imposing Andes Mountain and just 15-minutes outside the town of Ushuaia. The Antarctic Dream starts from Ushuaia, and takes you on a unique trip round the Antarctic Peninsula. Your final night is spent back in Buenos Aires at the Sofitel.
How to get there
13-hour 40-minute flight to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, followed by a 35-minute drive to Sofitel Buenos Aires.