Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent - 12 Days

Onboard  National Geographic Endurance – 138 passengers

Discover the Antarctic Peninsula, where endless white mountains roll to the horizon and massive glaciers churn icebergs into the sea. Travel with a diverse team of experts aboard a state-of-the-art expedition ship. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks. Watch for whales off the bow; glide around enormous icebergs in Zodiacs; and hike, kayak, and even possibly cross-country ski in complete tranquility. Choose an active agenda or surrender to the pleasures of relaxing downtime and shipboard camaraderie. Plus, get top shots with the help of a National Geographic Photography Expert.

Hightlights

  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists celebrating 50-plus years of expedition heritage
  • Hike on magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and watch for gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins
  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby
  • Early November departures offer the possibility to cross-country ski or snowshoe across the frozen sea ice, conditions permitting
  • With National Geographic Global Explorers, our exclusive family program, kids and teens will learn about this exhilarating part of the world—from its massive glaciers to humpback whales

Tour Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer from the airport to the Alvear Icon Hotel or similar before setting out on a guided tour of the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and parks. Visit Recoleta—the final resting place of Argentina’s iconic first lady, Eva Perón—and enjoy a private visit to El Zanjon de Granados, one of the city’s premier museums. Guest should arrive before 11:30am local time

Day 2: Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embark
Fly southward to Ushuaia. Sandwiched between ice-mantled peaks and the frigid waters of Beagle Channel, this is a fittingly wild place to be known as “El Fin del Mundo” or “The End of the World.” Before departing, visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, clad in dense beech forest just as much of Antarctica was millions of years ago. Savor lunch onboard a private catamaran as you cruise the Channel, keeping an eye out for plump South American sea lions and sleek seabirds like the imperial cormorant. By day’s end, you’ll be comfortably on board your ship and ready to meet the White Continent. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-4: At Sea Crossing the Drake Passage
At times ferocious, at others flat calm, this legendary 500-mile-wide strait divides South America from the Antarctic Peninsula. Feel the excitement build as we begin the crossing, often accompanied by seabirds like the wandering albatross and—if luck allows—a pod of killer whales or rare dolphins. Get to know the ship and prepare for the adventures ahead. Visit the Bridge (ideal for wildlife spotting), relax with a massage, attend a talk on the unique biology of penguins. Or simply settle into a comfy chair in the observation lounge, looking out over the waves as you contemplate the history of this passage named for English privateer Francis Drake, but first discovered by Spanish navigator Francisco de Hoces. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 5-9: Exploring Antarctica
With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunities to explore. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of the unexpected, whether we’re watching whales at play off the bow of our ship, hiking alongside penguin highways, or enjoying an evening Zodiac cruise amid porpoising penguins. While wildlife is magnificent, ice defines the Antarctic. You’ll get to know ice up close and personal – from icebergs the size of islands, bergy bits and near-vertical glaciers, to the fragile, nearly invisible layers that have just begun to freeze. One day, we might set out by kayak to encounter towering icebergs at water level; embark on a Zodiac excursion in search of seals and blue-eyed shags; or walk amid thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. The next, we might experience the thrill of the ship crunching through pack ice. Everywhere we go in Antarctica we’re surrounded by opportunities to capture uniquely beautiful images. Along the way your expert expedition team will enrich our experiences. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10-11: At Sea
Enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America and see the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Take some time to go through your photos, or send a message home to friends and family. Celebrate your voyage at a farewell dinner on board. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Disembark in Ushuaia & Fly to Buenos Aires
Today we disembark in Ushuaia. Fly by private charter flight to Buenos Aires and connect with your overnight flight home. Meals Included: Breakfast. Guests should book a flight out of Buenos Aires after 9:00pm local time. 

Route Map - Charter Flights on NG Endurance are From & Back to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Trips and Rates

Please note, rates are Per Person in USD
Category 1
$19,310
 
Category 2
$19,880
 
Category 3
$23,110
 
Category 4
$25,820
 
Category 5
$29,740
 
Category 6
$34,040
Limited
Category 7
$37,970
 
Category A Solo
$28,965
 
Category B Solo
$34,665
 
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,050
 
Category 2
$20,780
 
Category 3
$21,530
 
Category 4
$23,150
 
Category 5
$27,880
 
Category 6
$31,800
Limited
Category 7
$36,320
 
Category A Solo
$28,575
 
Category B Solo
$32,295
 
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,050
 
Category 2
$22,500
 
Category 3
$23,240
 
Category 4
$24,870
 
Category 5
$29,600
 
Category 6
$33,520
Limited
Category 7
$38,030
 
Category A Solo
$28,575
 
Category B Solo
$34,860
 
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,960
 
Category 2
$22,041
 
Category 3
$22,748
 
Category 4
$24,485
 
Category 5
$29,394
 
Category 6
$33,687
Full
Category 7
$38,960
 
Category A Solo
$29,940
 
Category B Solo
$34,122
 
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$23,869
 
Category 2
$24,364
 
Category 3
$28,607
 
Category 4
$32,021
 
Category 5
$36,788
 
Category 6
$42,273
Limited
Category 7
$46,899
 
Category A Solo
$35,804
 
Category B Solo
$42,910
 
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$17,314
 
Category 2
$17,819
 
Category 3
$20,718
 
Category 4
$23,142
 
Category 5
$26,667
 
Category 6
$30,506
Limited
Category 7
$34,041
 
Category A Solo
$25,970
 
Category B Solo
$31,076
 
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$18,915
Full
Category 2
$19,477
Full
Category 3
$22,645
Full
Category 4
$25,290
Full
Category 5
$29,137
Full
Category 6
$33,334
Full
Category 7
$37,191
Limited
Category A Solo
$28,287
Full
Category B Solo
$31,624
Full
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,305
Full
Category 2
$19,879
Full
Category 3
$23,112
Full
Category 4
$25,812
Full
Category 5
$29,738
Limited
Category 6
$34,021
Full
Category 7
$37,958
Full
Category A Solo
$28,871
Full
Category B Solo
$32,276
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,305
Full
Category 2
$19,879
Full
Category 3
$23,112
Full
Category 4
$25,812
Full
Category 5
$29,738
Limited
Category 6
$34,021
Limited
Category 7
$37,958
Limited
Category A Solo
$28,871
Limited
Category B Solo
$32,276
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$23,620
Full
Category 2
$24,118
Full
Category 3
$28,315
Full
Category 4
$31,692
Full
Category 5
$36,399
Limited
Category 6
$41,836
Full
Category 7
$46,409
Full
Category A Solo
$35,302
Limited
Category B Solo
$39,355
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,051
Early Payment Discount 25%
$14,288
Limited
Category 2
$19,607
Early Payment Discount 25%
$14,705
Limited
Category 3
$22,798
Early Payment Discount 25%
$17,099
 
Category 4
$25,465
Early Payment Discount 20%
$20,372
 
Category 5
$29,337
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,470
 
Category 6
$33,566
Early Payment Discount 20%
$26,853
Limited
Category 7
$37,455
Early Payment Discount 20%
$29,964
 
Category A Solo
$19,051
Full
Category B Solo
$19,607
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,254
Early Payment Discount 20%
$15,403
Limited
Category 2
$19,827
Early Payment Discount 20%
$15,862
Full
Category 3
$23,045
Early Payment Discount 20%
$18,436
Full
Category 4
$25,742
Early Payment Discount 20%
$20,594
 
Category 5
$29,678
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,742
 
Category 6
$33,948
Early Payment Discount 20%
$27,158
Limited
Category 7
$37,873
Early Payment Discount 20%
$30,298
 
Category A Solo
$19,254
Full
Category B Solo
$19,827
Full
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,254
Early Payment Discount 25%
$14,441
Limited
Category 2
$19,827
Early Payment Discount 25%
$14,870
 
Category 3
$23,045
Early Payment Discount 25%
$17,284
 
Category 4
$25,742
Early Payment Discount 20%
$20,594
 
Category 5
$29,678
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,742
 
Category 6
$33,948
Early Payment Discount 20%
$27,158
Full
Category 7
$37,873
Early Payment Discount 20%
$30,298
 
Category A Solo
$19,254
Full
Category B Solo
$19,827
Full
Charter Flights
$1,370
 
Category 1
$19,254
Early Payment Discount 20%
$15,403
Limited
Category 2
$19,827
Early Payment Discount 20%
$15,862
 
Category 3
$23,045
Early Payment Discount 20%
$18,436
 
Category 4
$25,742
Early Payment Discount 20%
$20,594
 
Category 5
$29,678
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,742
 
Category 6
$33,948
Early Payment Discount 20%
$27,158
Limited
Category 7
$37,873
Early Payment Discount 20%
$30,298
 
Category A Solo
$19,254
Full
Category B Solo
$19,827
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,370
 

Charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia are not included in the cabin pricing. See the neon green box in the pricing grid for the cost of the charter flights. 

Single Travelers

  • Can book a dedicated solo cabin in Category A Solo or Category B Solo at the prices listed above
  • Share cabins may be available in select cabin categories, please enquire for more details
  • If booking Cat 1 – 7 at solo occupancy, the rate is 2x the per person share price

Adventure Options

  • Paddling – included in the voyage cost. Guests may have the chance to paddle once, conditions permitting.

Availability & prices are subject to change at anytime. Please contact us for the real time availability & prices.

Cabin Descriptions

Category 7

These large balcony suites feature two balcony chairs, hammock, and table; two single beds that can convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk and chair; espresso maker; hammock; and a large walk-in closet with full length mirror. Expanded bathroom has a double vanity, bathtub, towel warmer, and rain shower. Guests receive a welcome amenity, complimentary laundry, priority access to one igloo reservation, and one spa appointment per departure.

Bridge Deck: #708-711, 716, 718, 719, 721

Category 6

Junior suite with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and table; two single beds that convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; coffee table; espresso maker; and a closet. Guests receive a welcome amenity, complimentary laundry, and priority access to one igloo reservation, and one spa appointment per departure.

Bridge Deck: #714

Category 5

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; two single beds that convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; and a closet.

Bridge Deck: #700-707, 712, 713, 715, 717

Category 4

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock and a table; two single beds that can convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; and a closet.

Lounge Deck: #608, 610, 612, 613-623

Category 3

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; two single beds that convert to a queen; convertible sleeper sofa; writing desk with a chair; two bedside tables; coffee table; and a closet.

Main Deck: #512-524

Category 2

Cabin with two large windows, two single beds that can convert to a queen, window sofa, writing desk with an office chair, two bedside tables, coffee table, and a closet.

Fore Deck: #410, 412, 414, 416-419, 421-427

Category 1

Cabin with two large windows, two singles that can convert to a queen, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, window sofa, coffee table, and a closet.

Fore Deck: #406, 408, 411, 413, 415

Category A Solo

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; single bed; writing desk with an office chair; and a closet.

Main Deck: #504-510, 513

 

Category B Solo

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; single bed; writing desk with chair; hammock; and a closet.

Lounge Deck: #604-607, 609, 611

Deck Plan

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions: 

  • All accommodations aboard ship or in hotels per itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary, both aboard and onshore
  • Beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits aboard the ship (except certain super premium brands which are available for purchase)
  • Hors d’oeuvres, 24-hour access to snacks, premium coffees and teas, non-alcoholic beverages, and filtered water
  • Excursions and airport transfers to and from recommended flights, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Crew gratuities
  • Exploration tools curated to destination, such as Zodiacs, kayaks, snowshoes and cross-country skis
  • Guidance and company of our leading expedition staff
  • Assistance by the National Geographic Photography Expert and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor
  • Access to the OM System Photo Gear Locker
  • Presentations by expedition staff and expert guest speakers.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Services of a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or paramedic
  • Morning stretch classes and 24-hour access to exercise equipment
  • 24-hour access to lounges, observation decks, library, and other shared spaces
  • Park and site entrance fees, special access permits, and port taxes. Unused services or items included in our programs are non-refundable
 

Exclusions: 

  • Airfare (except flights when indicated as included)
  • Pre- and post-expedition extensions
  • Additional hotel nights (except when indicated as included)
  • Private transfers
  • Laundry, spa treatments, Wi-Fi, and phone services (except when indicated as included)
  • Travel protection plans
  • Passport, visa, and immigration fees