Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
2016 – 2018

Overview:

Journey to the White Continent aboard the National Geographic Explorer. Travel equipped for up-close, personal encounters—with a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks to enable you to get closer. Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. Discover the sights, sounds, and wonders with a world-class expedition team. A National Geographic photographer will be your traveling companion, to inspire you and provide tips in the field. All departures are photo expeditions. Aboard the 148-passenger National Geographic Explorer. Additional departures available on sister ship, 102-guest National Geographic Orion.

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: U.S. / Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2: Buenos Aires / Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Ship
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5-10: Antarctica
Day 11-12: At Sea
Day 13-14: Ushuaia / Disembark / Buenos Aires / Home

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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
2016 – 2018

Day-By-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: U.S. / Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart U.S. this evening on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires. (Miami is a convenient gateway for most, but other air alternatives are available).

Day 2: Buenos Aires / Overnight Hotel
Arrive this morning in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, set on the Rio de la Plata, and check in to the fine Caesar Park Hotel (MGallery). In the afternoon, have a guided overview of the city, seeing its Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards, and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron.

Day 3: Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Ship
The morning’s LAN charter flight offers some rare views over the vividly rugged terrain of Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. Enjoy lunch aboard a catamaran cruise on the scenic Beagle Channel before embarking National Geographic Explorer. (B,L,D)

Day 4: At Sea
Awake this morning well into your journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and gray, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable – a milestone in any adventurer’s personal travel history. (B,L,D)

Day 5-10: Antarctica
With nearly 24 hours of daylight, make the most of your six days, keeping a flexible schedule to take advantage of the unexpected — perhaps watching a 40-ton whale surface off the bow. You will have the opportunity to be out daily. One day, you may take a Zodiac foray amid towering bergs under a bright sun, walk along the shoreline amid a huge penguin colony, hike to a summit for a breathtaking view, or kayak along a cliff-side rookery in search of blue-eyed shags. And the next, you’ll have the thrill of watching the ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to the cries of thousands of gentoo penguins.

You’ll learn from experts how to identify penguins and get photo tips from a National Geographic photographer while watching those same penguins. Back aboard, the Undersea Specialist may present video from that day’s dive — rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using the ROV. The expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn more, see more and experience more. (B,L,D)

Day 11-12: At Sea
As you sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the avian escort of seabirds that cross the bow, and your spotters will keep an eye out for marine life. There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy a wellness treatment, log some time in the gym, or catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read. Talks from staff will reflect on all you have seen and learned.(B,L,D)

Day 13-14: Ushuaia / Disembark / Buenos Aires / Home
After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for your LAN charter flight to Buenos Aires, and an overnight flight to Miami. (Day 13: B,L)

*Please note: This itinerary is subject to change. Flexibility is a hallmark of expeditions, and often the day-by-day itinerary will change to take advantage of rare wildlife sightings or photographers linger ashore through the golden hour of light. Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee.

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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
2016 – 2018

Rates:

11/6/16, 11/16/16
Category 1: $13,360
Category 2: $14,360
Category 3: $15,920
Category 4: $18,990
Category 5: $21,880
Category 6: $25,480
Solo Category SA: $19,990
Solo Category SB: $23,880

11/27/2016; 12/7/2016; 1/6/2017; 1/16/2017; 1/26/2017; 2/5/2017
Category 1: $13,360
Category 2: $14,360
Category 3: $14,790
Category 4: $15,920
Category 5: $19,150
Category 6: $21,880
Category 7: $25,480
Solo Category SA: $17,950
Solo Category SB: $18,490

12/16/2016; 12/26/2016
Category 1: $14,430
Category 2: $15,500
Category 3: $17,190
Category 4: $20,510
Category 5: $23,630
Category 6: $27,520
Solo Category 1S: $21,650
Solo Category 3S: $25,790

12/17/16; 12/27/16
Category 1: $14,430
Category 2: $15,500
Category 3: $15,970
Category 4: $17,190
Category 5: $20,680
Category 6: $23,630
Category 7: $27,520
Solo Category SA: $19,380
Solo Category SB: $19,960

1/5/17, 1/15/17
Category 1: $13,360
Category 2: $14,360
Category 3: $15,920
Category 4: $18,990
Category 5: $21,880
Category 6: $25,480
Solo Category 1S: $19,990
Solo Category 3S: $23,880

11/26/17, 12/6/17, 1/5/18, 1/15/18, 1/25/18, 2/4/18
Category 1: $13,760
Category 2: $14,790
Category 3: $15,230
Category 4: $16,390
Category 5: $19,720
Category 6: $22,540
Category 7: $26,240
Solo Category SA: $18,490
Solo Category SB: $19,040

12/16/17, 12/26/17
Category 1: $14,860
Category 2: $15,970
Category 3: $16,450
Category 4: $17,690
Category 5: $21,290
Category 6: $24,340
Category 7: $28,340
Solo Category SA: $19,960
Solo Category SB: $20,560

12/17/17, 12/27/17
Category 1: $14,860
Category 2: $15,970
Category 3: $17,690
Category 4: $21,290
Category 5: $24,340
Category 6: $28,340
Solo Category 1S: $22,290
Solo Category 3S: $26,530

1/6/18, 1/16/18
Category 1: $13,760
Category 2: $14,790
Category 3: $16,390
Category 4: $19,720
Category 5: $22,540
Category 6: $26,240
Solo Category 1S: $20,640
Solo Category 3S: $24,590

*Above rates are per person

Rates are approximate until the time of booking. Please note rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Included:

– Onboard Ship: Hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary; all meals and non-alcoholic beverages onboard; cappuccinos, lattes and filtered water; 24-hour coffee, tea and soda on demand; hors d’oeuvres and snacks during Recap; fitness center or exercise equipment; fully-stocked library, and other gracious public spaces; guidance and company of expedition staff; services of a physician
– Ashore: meals on land, as indicated in itinerary; sightseeing and entrance fees; special access permits, park fees, port taxes; transfers to and from group flights; the expertise of expedition staff
– Activities: all excursions; Zodiac and kayak explorations; presentations and guest speakers in the lounge

Not Included:

– Airfare: international and internal airfare
– Pre- and post-expedition: additional hotel nights; private transfers; travel protection plan; passport, visa, and immigration fees; expedition extensions; gratuities
– Aboard ship: alcoholic beverages; spa treatments; gratuities; laundry; Internet and phone; gift shop items and any other items of personal nature

Deposit & Payments

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Expedition Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

Reservations

To reserve space on a trip on the Expedition Easy website, please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
2016 – 2018

Extensions:

Buenos Aires
PRE-TRIP / 2 DAYS / FROM $1,560
Before embarking on your expedition take time to explore one of the world’s most intriguing cities. See its famous architecture, explore the most interesting neighborhoods, visit top museums, and take in a tango performance on an extension curate.

Iguazú Falls
POST-TRIP / 3 DAYS / FROM $2,590
Taller than Niagara and twice as wide, Iguazú Falls is situated in a beautiful subtropical forest, home to more than 450 species of birds, including toucans and parrots, and butterflies, orchids, and endangered jaguars.

Easter Island
POST-TRIP / 4 DAYS / FROM $3,350
Walk among the sentinels of a long lost culture in on one of the most mysterious islands on Earth. See the 100-ton stone statues, all that’s left of the ancient Rapa Nui culture that grew in isolation.

Select departures November/December/January/February, 2016-2018.
Contact Expedition Easy with preferred dates of travel