25th Nov 2017 Antarctic Explorer 14 Nights and 15 Days

Antartic tour packages

Confirmed Departure

25th Nov 2017

Countries Visited
Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Qatar

Cities Visited and Hotels Used


2 nights in Buenos Aires

Argentina

Amerian or similar

4 Star

1 night in Ushuaia

Argentina

Hotel Ushuaia or similar (as provided by cruise company)

4 Star

10 nights on board Antarctic Cruise Hebridean Sky

Antarctic Peninsula

Promenade Cabin

 

1 night in Doha

Qatar

Best Western or similar (as provided by Qatar Airways)

4 Star

About the Ship Hebridian Sky
The Hebridean Sky (formerly the Sea Explorer) is considered as the Finest Antarctic Ships in the world with its all-suite accommodations. In March of 2016 the ship underwent a multi-million-dollar refit and emerged from dry dock in June of 2016 re-christened the Hebridean Sky. She has been known for her effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie. Hebridean Sky will continue that tradition, while adding a host of new amenities as well as state of the art stabilization, fuel efficiency, and upgraded communications systems. All suites and public spaces are completely redecorated. Hebridean Sky is an all-suite ship accommodating up to 110 guests.

Attractions with Entrance Fee Included
Tango Show with Dinner in Buenos Aires - Argentina
Boca Juniors Stadium and Museum
 
City Tours
Full day city tour of Buenos Aires - Argentina
Short tour of Ushuaia - Argentina
City tour of Doha - Qatar

Domestic Flights within Argentina Included in the tour cost


27th Nov 17

Buenos Aires (EZE) - Ushuaia (USH)

8th Dec 17

Ushuaia (USH) - Buenos Aires (EZE)


Departure Day - 25th Nov 2017
00:50 hrs    Report to Bangalore International Airport
01:15 hrs    Check-in to Qatar Airways QR573 to Doha
03:50 hrs    Depart by Qatar Airways QR573 to Doha
05:50 hrs    Arrival at Doha International Airport
08:15 hrs    Depart by QR 773 to Buenos Aires
21:10 hrs    Arrive into Buenos Aires

Day 01 - 25th Nov 2017: Buenos Aires
Arrival to Buenos Aires.  transfer to the hotel
Dinner at Hotel
Overnight at selected hotel.  Standard room

Day 02 - 26th Nov 2017: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast, you will visit the most important sites of the city during the city tour. This sightseeing will allow you to discover the magic of this cosmopolitan city, capital of Argentina.  The magnificence of the Northern Quarters, Palermo and the beauty of its parks and buildings, Recoleta with its French style architecture, bars and cafes; the imposing Colon Theater, one of the five most important opera houses in the world; Plaza de Mayo (May Square) surrounded by the Government's House (The Pink House), The Old Cabildo (Town Hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral; San Telmo, residence of the aristocracy until the turn of the XIX century. The colors of La Boca, picturesque quarter of Italian immigrants; and the fashion area of Port Madero with its many bars & restaurants. Enjoy Lunch and Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.  Standard room
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 03 - 27th Nov 2017: Buenos Aires /Ushuaia
Early check out Transfer out airport
Private Transfer to airport.
Arrive into Ushuaia. Enjoy breakfast upon arrival at Ushuaia. Later explore the local town of Ushuaia. Enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and trips to the near-by national park. Later check-in to the hotel and enjoy local lunch and dinner
Overnight at the hotel
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 04 - 28th Nov 2017: Embark Antarctic Cruise Hebridean Sky
Embarkation: Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Days 5 & 6 - 29th Nov & 30th Nov 2017
Drake Passage: Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the Whales and Dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Our experts will hold informative and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lounge. The length of our journey depends on sea conditions but we should approach the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula in the evening of Day 4.

Days 7 to 11 - 1st Dec, 2nd Dec, 3rd Dec, 4th Dec, 5th Dec 2017
Antarctica: The land of superlatives, Antarctica! Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback Whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland's Arctowksi or Ukraine's Vernadskiy as well as an historic base such as U.K.'s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the aggressive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Days 12 & 13 - 6th Dec, 7th Dec 2017
Drake Passage: We will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting as we sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future. We arrive at Ushuaia in the early hours of Day 12.

Day 14 - 8th Dec 2017 - Buenos Aires / Departure
Ushuaia disembarkation: Morning disembarkation. Board flight to Buenos Aires and arrive late afternoon. Check in to hotel upon arrival. Later proceed to early Indian dinner and Tango show performed by the best dancers and singers. After dinner, check out and transfer to Airport by 20:00 Hrs to board QR774 to Doha and arriving into Doha at 22:40 Hrs on 9th Dec. Layover in Doha at hotel provided by Qatar Airlines. Enjoy city tour of Doha. On 10th Dec depart by QR 572 departing to Bangalore at 20:00 hrs and arrive at 01:50 Hrs in Bangalore on 11th Dec 2017

Tour Cost
9,16,900 / adult on twin / triple sharing basis
The above tour cost does not include government service tax of 9%
You must Pay 1% TCS if you pay Tour Cost of INR. 1,99,000/- and above by Cash

Tour Inclusions
International and Domestic Airfare on Economy class
One time Visa Charges for multiple entry Argentina visa
One time return economy class airfare to Mumbai for Argentinian Visa interview
4 Star hotel accommodations on single / double sharing basis
All transfers and sightseeing on private basis as per itinerary
All entrance tickets as per the itinerary
American Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner as per itinerary
Special Jacket and boots for use on board
Services of Tour manager from Bangalore and local guides
2 x 500 ml water per person per day in the coach in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia while on land
Compulsory Tips

Important Conditions Before You Book
Extreme weather condition will prevail throughout the cruising period
Waterproof pants must be purchased by the guests separately
At least two warm caps, winter gloves or mittens also must be purchased separately
A warm clothing (like sweaters / thermals) to wear under the jacket

VISA Req

Original Passport
1 photo graph with white background
Letter from the respective bank on their letter heads in the format available in our branch

Tour Tips

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