Beyond the Antarctic Circle

16 Days
Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
From (AUD)
$ 25,709
Dates & Pricing

2024 Buenos Aires > Buenos Aires

Crossing the Legendary Antarctic Circle

Arrive in the land of the midnight sun to a solitary world of awe-inspiring landscapes as you sail across an endless expanse of sea peppered with ice.
Combining the splendour of the Antarctic Peninsula with a specific goal – to reach the latitude 66°33’ South. By crossing the Antarctica Circle, you will join an elite group of people who not only have been to Antarctica but have ventured into a region seldom visited. Raise your glass and toast this achievement, taking pride in venturing where few people have explored. See some subtle changes in your scenery, with more sea ice, and wildlife living off the krill rich waters. Join your Discovery Team and be amazed in the surrounding wildlife, whether it is a penguin sliding down an iceberg, diving into the crystal, cold waters, a leopard seal lazing on pack ice, or humpback whales cruising peacefully by your Zodiac, your experience in Antarctica is unlike anything you have done before.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
701S
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Buenos Aires

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic city known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary gifts. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will build up the excitement for what’s to come or choose to relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Beyond Antarctic Circle

    Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we sail towards the Antarctic Circle. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight. During this voyage, we’ll endeavour to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South, where you will notice subtle changes in the Antarctic ice and landscape. Celebrate with a well-earned glass of Champagne and raise a toast to the intrepid explorers who have gone before. 

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations. Kayak and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Beyond Antarctic Circle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Beyond Antarctic Circle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Beyond Antarctic Circle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Witness wildlife in their natural habitat, with no fear of humans. Antarctica is truly land of peace.
    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways, which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. You can also explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater.

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions and shore landings. Cruise by Zodiacs, kayak and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At Sea

    Delight your palate with the extensive range of dining options on board, or have a butler serve you your meal in-suite. Farewell your expedition in the icy lands and sail heading north to the continent of South America. Share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Ushuaia, Argentina > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. 

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Buenos Aires after 08:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Unrivalled exploration of extraordinary lands with
  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximise landings in Antarctica or the Arctic
  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots

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