Classic Antarctica
Destinations Destinations
South America, Antarctica
Patagonia, Argentina, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Activity Activity
Adventure, Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, Luxury, Photography
Physical Level Physical Level

Start your Antarctica adventure in Ushuaia, taking a day to explore the city or hiking to Marshall Glacier. Embark your boat in the afternoon and start your voyage with a lecture from your expedition leader, before settling in for the night. The next two days will see you cross Drake’s Passage, an 800km stretch of water known for its abundance of seabirds, whales and iceberg sightings, before landing on the White Continent at the South Shetland Islands, Bransfield Strait and the Antarctic Peninsula itself. Expect to make two landings each day (dependent on weather), where you’ll see penguins, seals, whales and some of the most remote and inspiring scenery in the world.

Trip highlights

Contact Chimu Adventures to customise your experiences

Sample accommodation

All hotels can be changed on request

What people are saying about Chimu Adventures

Nina and Tony

We want to thank Chimu Adventures for the amazing holiday package you planned for us.Your team over in South America were outstanding. We were made to feel very welcome and safe everywhere we went.It was so reassuring to see a smiling face holding our name on a board at every stop.

Roger Desmarchelier

I am now back after a fantastic trip in South America and the Antarctic. Thanks to Chimu, my whole trip was faultless, even allowing for two minor transfer delays. Overall, transport was good, airlines were generally efficient and the hotels that Chimu recommended at the high end, were very good.

Lorna Downey

We have now returned from our truly amazing trip to Chile and would like to send a very big thank you to all at Chimu Adventures who made the wonderful experience possible. Accommodation, flights, meals, tours (and even the weather) were perfect in every way.

Classic Antarctica

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Private cabins on board one of Chimu Adventures' specialist Antarctica cruise ships. A range of ships are available, from converted research vessels to purpose-built luxury liners. Contact the experts at Chimu Adventures now for more guidance.

For land & sea tours, all nights in carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be upgraded on request.

Included Guided excursions

Landings and guided shore excursions (on ships with fewer than 500 passengers only).

Included Ground transfers

Airport connections and hotel collections.

Included All meals

All freshly-prepared meals including on board.

Not included International flights

International flights are not included but can be arranged on request.

Classic Antarctica Route Map
Approx. days


Expect to pay

$500 per day

Our recommended operator Chimu Adventures
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