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17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights

Including return international flights, all accommodation with 10 nights aboard the Ocean Endeavour ship, delicious daily breakfast, Zodiac landing experiences, shore excursions, on-board lectures, and more.

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  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
  • 17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights
 

Highlights

 

Antarctica is in a league of its own. No other place on the planet comes close to rivalling this frozen frontier’s untamed landscapes, pristine environment and majestic wildlife. Tick off this true bucket list experience with a 17 day Best of Antarctica expedition cruise.

So how do you get to Antarctica? Fly into Buenos Aires, the lively capital of Argentina. Meander the elegant streets of this beautiful city on a guided tour and then board a flight to Ushuaia the following day. Ushuaia is an idyllic resort town that doubles as a launching pad for Antarctic expeditions; it sits on the southernmost tip of Argentina and as such has garnered the nickname, the ‘End of the World’. 

It is from Ushuaia where you first step foot on the Ocean Endeavour, the state-of-the-art polar expedition ship that will be your floating home for the next 10 nights. Not only is the Ocean Endeavour armed to navigate the waters between Argentina and Antarctica, but it is also one of the only ships with health- and wellness-focused facilities. Passengers have use of spa amenities, a sauna and a gym with yoga classes. Plus there is also a well-stocked library and a program of educational lectures and presentations. 

The Ocean Endeavour crosses the Drake Passage first. This body of water between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands is named after Sir Francis Drake, the renowned 16th-century English explorer, and is one of the most infamous sections of the expedition. Tip: those prone to a queasy stomach should pack extra motion sickness tablets. The reward for negotiating the Drake Passage is the opportunity to see the likes of orca whales and albatross, and, of course, reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. The Ocean Endeavour glides through the Peninsula’s waters, moving between icy bays and untouched channels; passing sprawling glaciers and craggy mountain escarpments. Weather permitting, you will clamber into the Zodiacs to make shore landings (aided by the expert crew) and perhaps even visit local penguin rookeries. Listen out for the sound of calving glaciers breaking off as you stand on deck and commit the awe-inspiring outlook to memory – or the camera roll of your smartphone. You have four days to soak up the serenity and magic of the Antarctic Peninsula before the Ocean Endeavour begins its return voyage to the South American mainland. Upon disembarkation, bid goodbye to fellow travellers and the crew and enjoy a full day of free time in Buenos Aires before flying home to Australia. 

Want to visit another out-of-this-world destination on this trip? Opt to extend the experience to a 27 day itinerary to discover the astounding history of Machu Picchu and the untouched natural bounty of the Galapagos Islands

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Buenos Aires

Set out for the airport and catch a flight to Buenos Aires. You will be met upon arrival in Argentina and transferred to the hotel.

Please note that some flights may depart 1 day earlier.

Day 2: Buenos Aires (B)

Your first full day in Argentina sees you head out on a city tour of Buenos Aires. This excursion is an unbeatable introduction to this buzzing and vibrant city, as you learn about its old and contemporary history. See Buenos Aires’ highlights, from downtown and La Boca to San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. Learn about the architectural history of this elegant city and get a glimpse into local culture.

Day 3: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff  Ushuaia (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport for a flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost tip of South America. It is also nicknamed the ‘End of the World’. You will be met upon arrival and taken to the hotel. This evening, attend a briefing in preparation for embarkation tomorrow. Any spare time can be spent wandering through the displays at the Museo Marítimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia or strolling down Avenida San Martin to stock up on any last-minute supplies for the expedition.

Day 4: Ushuaia – Ocean Endeavour (B, D) cruise-icon

Embarkment on the Ocean Endeavour begins this afternoon. There is time to settle into your cabin as the ice-strengthened vessels departs for the voyage down the Beagle Channel. Revel in the sense of anticipation knowing that the next time you see land, it will be Antarctica.

Days 5 – 6: Drake Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The expedition crosses the Drake Passage, the stretch of water named for Sir Francis Drake. Depending on the conditions, you may choose to be spend time out on the ship’s deck on the lookout for local wildlife – dolphins, orcas and albatross – or sit down to one of the lectures offered by the expert crew. The Ocean Endeavour’s world-class facilities mean there is no shortage of things to do. This is one of the only polar expedition ships with a focus on health and wellness, and the vessel comes kitted out with spa facilities, yoga studio, gym, saunas and a panoramic flydeck.

Days 7 – 10: Antarctic Peninsula (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Experience four unforgettable days exploring the vastness of the Antarctic Peninsula. Along the way you’ll move past frozen glaciers, looming mountains, majestic bays and epic channels. Your discovery of the region is done by both Zodiac landings (guided by the crew) and on foot. As well as marvelling at the untamed landscapes you may also encounter some of the area’s residents – penguins, humpback and minke whales, and perhaps even leopard seals. Please note that landing sites visited will be determined by weather conditions.

Days 11 – 12: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The Ocean Endeavour leaves the Antarctic Peninsula as it begins the return voyage to Ushuaia. Now is the time to swap photos and tales with your fellow explorers, and enjoy final lectures. You may also want to make one last visit to the ship’s spa, sauna, heated pool or yoga studio.

Day 13: Ushuaia – airplane-takeoff  Buenos Aires (B) 

The Ocean Endeavour returns to the mainland and you disembark. Say goodbye to the crew and other travellers and board a flight back to Buenos Aires. Once you have landed back in the capital, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 14: Buenos Aires (B) 

You have all today as free time.

Day 15: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport as you begin the return journey to Australia.

Day 16: In-flight

Day 17: Australia

Arrive back home in Australia today.

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Buenos Aires

Set out for the airport and catch a flight to Buenos Aires. You will be met upon arrival in Argentina and transferred to the hotel.

Please note that some flights may depart 1 day earlier.

Day 2: Buenos Aires (B)

Your first full day in Argentina sees you head out on a city tour of Buenos Aires. This excursion is an unbeatable introduction to this buzzing and vibrant city, as you learn about its rich history and exciting present. See Buenos Aires’ highlights, from downtown and La Boca to San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. Learn about the architectural history of this elegant city and get a glimpse into local culture.

Day 3: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff Ushuaia (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport for a flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost tip of South America. It is also nicknamed the ‘End of the World’. You will be met upon arrival and taken to the hotel. This evening, attend a briefing in preparation for embarkation tomorrow. Any spare time can be spent wandering through the displays at the Museo Marítimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia or strolling down Avenida San Martin to stock up on any last-minute supplies for the expedition.

Day 4: Ushuaia – Ocean Endeavour (B, D) cruise-icon

Embarkment on the Ocean Endeavour begins this afternoon. There is time to settle into your cabin as the ice-strengthened vessels departs for the voyage down the Beagle Channel. Revel in the sense of anticipation knowing that the next time you see land, it will be Antarctica.

Days 5 – 6: Drake Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The expedition crosses the Drake Passage, the stretch of water named for Sir Francis Drake. Depending on the conditions, you may choose to be spend time out on the ship’s deck on the lookout for local wildlife – dolphins, orcas and albatross – or sit down to one of the lectures offered by the expert crew. The Ocean Endeavour’s world-class facilities mean there is no shortage of things to do. This is one of the only polar expedition ships with a focus on health and wellness, and the vessel comes kitted out with spa facilities, yoga studio, gym, saunas and a panoramic flydeck.

Days 7 – 10: Antarctic Peninsula (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Experience four unforgettable days exploring the vastness of the Antarctic Peninsula. Along the way you’ll move past frozen glaciers, looming mountains, majestic bays and epic channels. Your discovery of the region is done by both Zodiac landings (guided by the crew) and on foot. As well as marvelling at the untamed landscapes you may also encounter some of the area’s residents – penguins, humpback and minke whales, and perhaps even leopard seals. Please note that landing sites visited will be determined by weather conditions.

Days 11 – 12: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The Ocean Endeavour bids the Antarctic Peninsula goodbye as it begins the return voyage to Ushuaia. Now is the time to swap photos and tales with your fellow explorers and enjoy final lectures. You may also want to make one last visit to the ship’s spa, sauna, heated pool or yoga studio.

Day 13: Ushuaia – airplane-takeoff –  Buenos Aires (B) 

The Ocean Endeavour returns to the mainland and you disembark. Say goodbye to the crew and other travellers and board a flight back to Buenos Aires. Once you have landed back in the capital, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 14: Buenos Aires (B)

You have all today as free time.

Day 15: Buenos Aires – airplane-takeoff –  Cusco (B)

You will be picked up and transferred to the airport for a one-way flight to Cusco, Peru. A transfer takes you to the city-centre hotel for check in. Cusco was an epicentre of the Inca Empire and is a destination for tourists to discover the city’s archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. You may have time to begin uncovering Cusco’s charms, from Plaza de Armas and its arcades and ruins, to Santo Domingo Convent, which is located atop of the former site of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha).

Day 16: Cusco (B)

Today is free time. Cusco is South America’s oldest continuously inhabited city and is brimming with ancient sites to see and admire.

Day 17: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (B)

Head to the railway station to board a train that takes you to Aguas Calientes, the town known as the gateway to Machu Picchu. This journey takes about one hour and sees you travel across a breathtaking landscape. You will spend the night in Aguas Calientes. The town is surrounded by thermal hot springs, forests and rivers; there are no roads leading in or out.

Day 18: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco (B)

It is an early start to the day as your guides pick you up for the short bus journey to the entry-point for Machu Picchu. Join a two-hour guided walking tour upon entering the ancient citadel to learn about its incredible history. Meet your guide back down in Aguas Calientes in the afternoon and then take the transfer to the train station for the return journey to Cusco via Ollantaytambo.

Day 19: Cusco – airplane-takeoff –  Lima – airplane-takeoff –  Guayaquil (B)

Board a one-way flight to Lima and then a connecting flight to Guayaquil, a port city in Ecuador that is a popular launchpad for expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. A transfer meets you in Guayaquil and takes you to the hotel.

Day 20: Guayaquil – Baltra – Puerto Avora – Isabela Island (B)

Ready to explore the wonders of the Galapagos Islands? Board a morning flight to the island of Baltra and then head to Puerto Avora, the biggest town in the archipelago. From here, a fast boat whisks you to Isabela, the Galapagos’ largest island and the location of the most volcanic activity reported in the area. The island is made up of six volcanoes; of which five are still active.

Day 21: Isabela Island (B, L)

Begin the day with a walk to the crater edge of Sierra Negra, driving from Puerto Villamil to the trailhead to reach the hike’s departure point. You will be carrying backpacks, and this walk is suitable to most fitness levels. Your destination is the rim of Sierra Negra Crater. This active volcano last erupted in October 2005 and walking the circumference of the lava-filled crater is sure to be a highlight. The group may then continue the hike to Volcan Chico, another crater boasting puffing fumaroles and examples of the lava formations that helped forge the wider archipelago. You have the afternoon as leisure time. Use it to take up one of the optional activities or explore independently.

Day 22: Isabela Island (B)

Today you will visit several sites that tick off one of the Galapagos’ greatest tourist draws: its wildlife. Visit the Isabela Tortoise Breeding Centre to see its giant Galapagos tortoise, and stop at a local waterhole to see a flock of pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Head to Las Tintoreras Islet in the afternoon. You might spot blue-footed boobies along the away, as these birds often gather on the rocks along the coastline. Once at the islet you’ll be greeted by turquoise waters inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, sea lions and turtles. Also here is a mangrove that is one of only a handful of locations known to be a marine iguana breeding ground. Slip on a snorkel and wade into the waters for your chance to explore the underwater world. Don’t be surprised if some of the inquisitive penguins come closer to say hello.

Day 23: Isabela Island – Santa Cruz Island (B) cruise-icon

Embark on a fast boat ride to travel from Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island. Check in at the hotel and then head out to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about the area’s endemic wildlife species. You’ll also hear about ongoing conservation and management works. There is a trip to ‘El Chato’ Reserve in the Santa Cruz highlands afterwards. The reserve is home to the iconic Galapagos tortoise, and your visit here is your opportunity to experience the beauty of the island alongside this lumbering land-lubbers. Other wildlife you might see on your stroll include pintail ducks, egrets, finches and flycatchers. You might also spot frigate birds. Return to Puerto Avora for an evening of leisure time.

Day 24: Santa Cruz Island – Baltra – Guayaquil (B)

Enjoy your final breakfast while in the Galapagos Islands and take some last-minute photos of the landscape and wildlife. Travel by transfer to the airport and catch a flight back to the mainland. You will be transferred to your Guayaquil hotel upon arrival.

Day 25: Guayaquil – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

Head to the airport to begin your return journey to Australia.

Day 26: In-flight

Day 27: Australia

Arrive back in Australia.

 

Inclusions

 

17 day Itinerary: 

  • Return international flights to Buenos Aires
  • Return internal flights to Ushuaia
  • All airport and port transfers in Argentina 
  • 14 nights’ twin share accommodation, including 9 nights aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals on-board the Ocean Endeavour
  • Zodiac landings and activities on-board and on shore, including lectures
  • Wet weather jackets and boards on-board the expedition
  • Crew of experienced leaders and experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history
  • 1 crew member for every 8 passengers
  • Option to extend to a 27 day trip, including time in Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands

27 day Itinerary: 

  • Includes all of the above, plus;
  • All additional internal South America flights
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation in comfortable, well positioned hotels
  • Delicious daily breakfast 
  • Private and comfortable land and sea transportation throughout the Galapagos
  • Expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park
  • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Round trip train tickets to Machu Picchu 
  • Professional guides throughout Peru
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary


Highlights: 

  • Fly into Buenos Aires and explore the Argentine capital on a city tour that takes in the vibrant local culture, gorgeous streetscapes and heritage architecture
  • Travel to Ushuaia, a town perched on the tip of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago that is nicknamed the ‘End of the World’
  • Board the Ocean Endeavour, an incredible polar expedition ship that comes equipped with spa facilities, yoga studio, gym, saunas and more, to begin the journey to Antarctica
  • Cross the Drake Passage, the watery stretched named for Sir Francis Drake, and keep an eye out for passing-by dolphins and albatross
  • Pay a visit to penguin rookeries and snap photos of humpback and minke whales and leopard seals as the ship spends four days moving around the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Make thrilling Zodiac landings in between admiring magnificent glaciers, craggy mountain peaks and pristine icy bays, and attend on-board lectures delivered by expert marine biologists and geologists
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $2,500/$3,500 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes: Travel Insurance, Visas, personal expenses, tipping, sightseeing entrance fees, anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 8 years.

Group size: cruise ship capacity is up to 200 guests.

Single Supplement

17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights in an Interior Twin cabin – $8,499
17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights in a Porthole twin cabin– $9,499
17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights in a Window twin cabin– $10,499
17 day Best of Antarctica Expedition cruise with flights in a Twin Window Suite– $12,899

27 day Best of Antarctica with Buenos Aires, Galapagos Island & Machu Picchu in an Interior Twin cabin – $9,499
27 day Best of Antarctica with Buenos Aires, Galapagos Island & Machu Picchu in a Porthole twin cabin– $10,499
27 day Best of Antarctica with Buenos Aires, Galapagos Island & Machu Picchu in a Window twin cabin– $11,499
27 day Best of Antarctica with Buenos Aires, Galapagos Island & Machu Picchu  in a Twin Window Suite– $13,999

Single Supplement cost is per person in addition to 1 x twin share price.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Land Only: You can purchase this tour as land only (no flights) by clicking here.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Buenos Aires: Tango de Mayo Hotel or similar 
Ship: Ocean Endeavour or similar 
Cusco: San Agustin Internacional Hotel or similar
Aguas Calientes: Inti Punku Machu Picchu Hotel or similar
Guayaquil: Wyndham Hotel or similar
Isabel Island: Casa de Marita or similar
Santa Cruz Island: Villa Laguna or similar 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Cruise: Ocean Endeavour

This is one of the few polar expedition ships in Antarctica with a focus on health and wellness, it also has an industry-leading ratio of one crew member for every eight travellers. This means you’ll enjoy a more personal, informative and comfortable trip. With spa facilities, saunas, a yoga studio, gym, library, wide range of cabin types, modern Zodiacs and 360° views from the unique flydeck, the Ocean Endeavour is quite literally the coolest way to take the trip of a lifetime. 

Other Inclusions on the Ocean Endeavour:

  • Expedition parka to keep
  • Expedition boots on loan
  • Presentations by the Expedition team and onboard experts
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • All shore landings and zodiac cruising according to the daily programme
  • All luggage handling on board the ship
  • All port charges and taxes
  • Yoga classes
  • Use of gym and sauna facilities
  • 24-hour tea and coffee

Cabin Amenities:

  • All cabins have ensuite facilities
  • All cabins (except triple interior and single interior) have external views
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided
  • In room safe
  • Climate Control
  • Electrical current 220 volts.  Plugs are standard European two round pin plugs

Please note, some staterooms will get allocated a cabin number by the Cruise Company no earlier than within 30 days of sailing and any stateroom location requests cannot be guaranteed.

You can find more cabin information and deck plan via Ship Profile information tab or by clicking here.

National Park Fees:

27 Day Itinerary onlyGalapagos National Park Fees: are not included and must be paid locally in USD as follows:

Galapagos National Park arrival fee: USD$100 per person

Galapagos National Park transit card fee: USD$20 per person 

Optional Tours on board:

Kayaking – $1130 per person (previous or recent experience is essential).

Snowshoeing – $215 per person  (subject to availability)

Photography programme – $1130 per person. 

Optional tours have limited availability, they are also subject weather conditions and minimum numbers. The tours selling fast and cannot be guaranteed. Should the tour you have purchased be unavailable we will process a full refund of the tour cost back to your original form of payment.

Any Optional Tours purchased after your initial booking (and 65 days before departure) must be emailed to customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded. Optional Tours requested within 60 days of travel will not be accepted.

You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here. 

ItineraryWeather, ice conditions and wildlife will all affect where your ship is able to access, and most importantly, where your Expedition Team think you will get the best possible experience from your trip. On board, daily updates are given to advise what the specific itinerary will be for the next day based on local conditions. Published itineraries cannot be guaranteed but an amazing voyage full of adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experiences is guaranteed.

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Tipping: If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver, a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally.  Optional gratuity is divided between the ship’s crew and hospitality staff. The following is provided to assist our guests:

Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of USD $13-15 per day. For the expedition team between USD $3-5 per day. Both of these are entirely at your discretion Gratuities can be added to your onboard account at the end of the voyage or paid in cash on board. 

Physical rating: Although you don’t need to be particularly fit to take part in an Antarctic expedition, you do need to have a good level of mobility. You must be able to complete the on board safety drills and emergency evacuation procedures unaided. Rolling seas and windy conditions require you to be stable on your feet while negotiating the ship over potentially slippery decks and gangways. The zodiacs are accessed via a gangway which is reached via some steep and narrow internal stairs. The Ocean Endeavour has a lift (elevator), but it does not access all decks so some stair climbing on board will be necessary.
On shore conditions will vary. Ice and snow underfoot can make conditions slippery. Some locations have steep climbs or long walks to reach a place of interest but wherever possible, the expedition guides will offer options of shorter or longer stays on shore, and varying levels of activity. The crew are on hand to assist passengers on and off the zodiacs at all landings.

It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable. 

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

2 November 2020
11 November 2020
20 November 2020
29 November 2020
29 November 2020

2021:

3 February 2021
12 February 2021

Peak season surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney or Melbourne with LATAM Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, Qantas, Air New Zealand or similar
  • Adelaide customers – A $300 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • Perth customers – A $500 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • You can purchase your interstate surcharge after you click ‘BOOK NOW’ or by clicking here.
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

 Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

 Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase.  Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

Travel Information

 

 

Ship Profile

 

Ocean Endeavour Ship

Ship Amenities:

  • Elevator (accessing decks 4, 5 & 6 only)
  • Bar staffed by a professional bartender (drinks added to ship board account)
  • 24 hour tea and coffee
  • Presentation lounge
  • Polar library
  • Clinic with licensed Doctor
  • Wi-Fi in most public areas (data usage charges apply)
  • Optional webmail account for email (charges apply)
  • Ship-to-Shore telephone communications (charges apply)
  • Polar boutique selling essentials, souvenirs and clothing
  • On-board laundry service (charges apply)
  • Gym and wellness facilities 

Health and Wellness Amenities:

The Ocean Endeavour is the only polar expedition ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness, and offers a contemporary approach to cuisine and newly designed health and fitness features:

  • Spa treatments and beauty products (charges apply)
  • Yoga and stretching classes
  • His & Hers saunas
  • Well equipped gym
  • Heated salt water pool and jacuzzi

Cabin Types: 

Interior Twin (category 3):

  • Two lower twin berths
  • Private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq. ft)

Porthole Twin (category 4):

  • Two lower twin berths
  • Private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq. ft)
  • One porthole

Window Twin (category 5):

  • Two lower twin berths
  • Private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq. ft)
  • One window

Window Suite (category 7):

  • Two single beds
  • Separate living area with a pull-out sofa bed
  • Private bathroom 
  • Average cabin area 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq. ft)
  • 2 windows

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights to Buenos Aires, plus return internal flights to Ushuaia
  • All airport and port transfers in Argentina
  • 14 nights’ twin share accommodation, including 9 nights aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals on-board the Ocean Endeavour
  • Zodiac landings and activities on-board and on shore, including lectures
  • Wet-weather jackets and boots on-board the expedition
  • Crew of experienced leaders and experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history
  • Option to extend to a 27 day trip, including time in Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands

 

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