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Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

Argentina & Antarctic

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21 days



  • Begin your journey in the world’s most southerly city, Ushuaia
  • Board the Sylvia Earle, a hand-selected ship chosen for its trademark hull design that allows for optimal smooth sailing
  • Sail through the Antarctic and experience one of the most nomadic and untouched regions of the world
  • Choose the excursions that excite you, from Zodiac cruises to sea kayaking and of course, the polar plunge
  • Learn about the pioneering scientific research taking place in the South Pole with your onboard team of naturalists and lecturers
  • Conclude your journey in the charming 18th century town of San Antonio de Areca, Argentina to immerse yourself in the traditional gaucho lifestyle

What’s Included

  • Private travel designer and designated point of contact
  • 24/7 support when you are on-the-ground
  • Dedicated concierge service
  • 21 nights luxury accommodation with full board dining
  • Transfers on a private basis with English speaking representative
  • All private tours and excursions on board the Sylvia Earle
  • All essential equipment & kit

Example Itinerary

Day 1 – 3

Ushuaia, Argentina

  • Follow in the footsteps of explorers before you, where many have embarked on unforgettable and ground-breaking expeditions
  • Prepare for two weeks of adventure by relaxing in the jacuzzi and pool at your five star hotel

Touchdown in Argentina, your gateway to the ‘Big Ice’ and the place where you can acclimatise to the cold atmosphere of the South Pole. 

Before embarking on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of the southernmost region of the world, discover the history of the weather-beaten town of Ushuaia where countless expeditions to Antarctica have begun. Explore the leather markets and enjoy beautiful vantage points of the mountain scenery over delicious meals in the world’s most southerly city, staying at Arakur Resort and Spa.

Days 3-17

Sylvia Earle, Antarctic

  • Enjoy daily activities and excursions from your ship including Zodiac cruises, whale-watching, sea kayaking, scuba-diving, camping and more
  • Learn more about the world you explore with the onboard naturalist and expedition team in the science centre

Starting your expedition, set sail from Ushuaia onboard the brand new Sylvia Earle ship. We have hand selected this ship for you as it is a small expedition ship which has a Ulstein X-Bow® hull making sailing smoother and faster, onboard you will be joined by an experienced crew who will make you feel at home.

The Antarctic Peninsula is a bustling ecosystem of wildlife as animals emerge from the depths of winter. But despite the frenetic pace of life for the locals, you have ample time to immerse yourself in the wonders of the surrounding environment as the ship will cruise around the islands of the Antarctic Peninsula for nine days.

Guided by the experienced Expedition Team, each day’s activities will be carefully curated based on weather, ice conditions, and wildlife encounters.

Enjoy Zodiac cruises along spectacular ice cliffs or among grounded icebergs, keeping watch for whales, seals and porpoising penguins. While ashore, you can stroll along the beach and photograph the wildlife and the magnificent scenery, visit penguin rookeries and discover historical huts.

In the downtime, you can enjoy talks in the state- of-the-art lecture theatre, and brush up on your knowledge in the science centre and library.

Days 17-21

San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

  • Explore the wild plains of the region on horseback
  • Dine on exceptional Argentinian gastronomy, take leisurely walks in the countryside and enjoy the pastimes of the local gaucho lifestyle

After uncovering hidden treasures across the peninsula, and creating extraordinary memories in this breathtaking wilderness, you’ll head back to Ushuaia to disembark from the Sylvia Earle and travel to San Antonio de Areco for your final few days.

The charming 18th-century town of San Antonio de Areco is infused with the gaucho lifestyle and traditions and is easily accessible from Buenos Aires. Explore the vast, picturesque landscape on horseback or enjoy leisurely walks to embrace the serenity of the countryside. Indulge in delectable Argentine cuisine, savouring traditional dishes and fine wines. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of Estancia La Bamba de Areco, where history and tradition blend seamlessly to create an unforgettable retreat in the heart of Argentina’s countryside.

Attention to detail was exemplary

From initial consultation through to creating and tweaking the itinerary until post return follow up the attention to details and making sure we had the holiday of a lifetime was exemplary. The suggested camps and locations all lived up to expectations and the holiday was enjoyed by all.


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