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13 Days
Availability : January - March, 2023
Buenos Aires
Tour Details

Antarctic Explorer

“Discover the Last Continent”

Departures January – March, 2023 | 13 Days | 2 Countries

This ultimate adventure takes you to the Antarctic peninsula, where you will witness towering glaciers, snow-covered landscapes, immense icebergs and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing. In the footsteps of explorers such as Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott, you will be one of the few to discover the world’s last truly wild frontier. Each day brings new surprises and the opportunity to change plans to maximize wildlife sightings and adapt to ever-changing weather.

Prices from $18,195 CAD per person based on double occupancy. 

Departure Location

Buenos Aires, Argentina

End Location

Ushuaia, Argentina

Price Includes

  • At least one complimentary excursion in every port of call/landing site
  • Kayaks, zodiacs, RIBs & submarine excursions (where available)
  • A Viking Expedition Kit with a variety of equipment to explore at no extra charge
  • All Viking Excursion Gear needed for any relevant excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Viking-arranged charter flights to select destinations

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Visa's, if required
  • International flights
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew

Tour Specialist

  • Lesli Heron
What to Expect
Your Ship: Viking Octantis

First, we invented modern river cruising. Then, we redefined ocean cruising. Now, experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet with an expedition ship built specifically to explore the world’s most remote destinations and allow you to immerse yourself in these regions.

Our new expedition ships feature innovative, light-filled spaces where comfort meets discovery. With more indoor and outdoor viewing areas than other expedition vessels, guests are as close as possible to the most magnificent scenery on earth.

  • Only 378 guests
  • Crew: 256
  • Length: 665 feet
  • Beam: 77 feet
  • Class: Polar Class 6
  • Year built: 2022


For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!

Day 1Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires and meet your expedition leaders and fellow guests; relax during an overnight stay in your hotel. Time permitting, you may wish to explore Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. Influences from Spain, France and Italy all converge here, creating one of the Americas’ most engaging and energetic cities. Yet, it is often easy to forget you are in a big city, as the many barrios, or neighborhoods, of Buenos Aires exude an intimate atmosphere.

Day 2Ushuaia, Argentina

At the very tip of South America, Ushuaia prides itself on being the world’s southernmost city, surrounded by subantarctic forests, crystal-clear lakes, pristine glaciers and rich peat bogs. You will arrive today by private charter flight. Board your Viking Expedition ship and take time to get to know your ship and expedition team.

Day 3Sail the Drake Passage

Named after its discoverer, Sir Francis Drake, this legendary route takes you from the tip of South America into the Antarctic Convergence, where sea temperatures plunge to near freezing in just a few hours’ sailing. Here, in the solitary beauty of the Southern Ocean, you may glimpse your first iceberg. Relax, enjoy one of many onboard dining options and take part in briefings by your Viking Expedition Team as you prepare for the adventures ahead.

Days 4 - 10Explore Antarctica

At once ethereal and majestic, the “White Continent” has inspired explorers and adventurers for centuries. In this icy wilderness, marvel at icebergs glimmering in serene bays and mountains cloaked in white rising from the mainland while basalt cliffs. These stunning landscapes evoke both utter tranquility as fur seals lounge on a floating sheet of ice, and breathtaking drama as glaciers thunderously calve into the sea. In these cold and nutrient-rich waters, humpback, fin and giant blue whales have been known to greet expedition ships that venture into their habitat.

Day 11Sail the Drake Passage

Bid farewell to Antarctica by again crossing the Drake Passage, a rite of passage for all polar explorers. As you sail, you may wish to learn more about this historic waterway, continue your studies about Antarctica, simply relax in The Nordic Spa or share your experiences with fellow guests in the Aquavit Bar.

Day 12Scenic Sailing: Cape Horn

Headland of Chile’s Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southern tip of South America, Cape Horn straddles the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Dutch sailor Willem Schouten, who named the cape after the Dutch city of Hoorn, first rounded it in 1616, and to this day, rounding the cape is a milestone reserved for experienced sailors. On your Viking Expedition ship, you will join the ranks of other intrepid seafarers who have completed this legendary passage between the two oceans.

Day 13Ushuaia, Argentina

Often referred to as the “End of the Earth,” Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city. Depart Ushuaia by charter flight to Buenos Aires. Continue your journey home or choose to explore more with one of our post-cruise land extension packages.


Why Book With Us?

  • Worry free planning
  • Exceptional knowledge
  • Family owned & operated
  • Superior value

Have a Question?

Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team of experts are happy to assist you in creating your next dream vacation.