FromUS$10,720
SaveUS$2,675
Days12
Independent Travel
Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent. Onboard the Sylvia Earle, sail across the famed Drake Passage, admiring spectacular seabirds and approaching the ice as the explorers of old did by sea. With a chance to Zodiac cruise through pack ice, set foot on the continent, choose from a range of adventure options and even perhaps camp under pastel polar skies, this is the quintessential Antarctic voyage for adventure-lovers.
Transport — Polar Expedition ship

Itinerary Aurora Expeditions - Spirit of Antarctica - Sylvia Earle

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Aurora Expeditions - Spirit of Antarctica - Sylvia Earle

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Ushuaia city tour on day 2 (lunch not included)
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises

Touring

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  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1 (preferred flights only)
  • Luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on Day 2
  • All cruising on board the polar expedition ship, the Sylvia Earle
  • Transfer from pier to downtown or airport in Ushuaia on Day 12

Accommodation

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  • 1 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia on Day 1
  • 10 nights on board either the Sylvia Earle including daily cabin service
  • Cost based from an Aurora Superior Stateroom Twin Share. When unavailable, the next available cabin price will be displayed. Please call for more details. Further information and additional cabin options can be found here, for the Sylvia Earle.

Meals

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  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages

Some things to note

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Inclusions

  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Gratuities for ship crew
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges.

Optional Activities

  • A range of optional activities are available to purchase for your Arctic or Antarctic voyage. To view the optional activities that may be available on your voyage, click here.

Travel with Confidence

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Terms and Conditions

For Aurora Expedition's full Terms and Conditions including Fitness and Age requirements, click here.

Please note about our Itineraries: Polar exploration can be unpredictable. Specific sites visited will depend on prevailing weather and ice conditions at the time of sailing. The above itinerary should be read as a ‘guide only’ and may change. The ship’s Captain in conjunction with the Expedition Leader continually review the sailing plan throughout the voyage, making adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather and ice conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring these waterways mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and zodiac cruising locations to consider, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or when heavy ice may hinder our planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.

Please note: At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.

Information Aurora Expeditions - Spirit of Antarctica - Sylvia Earle

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging. 

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding. 

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation 

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for a minimum of 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!


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Dates & Prices Aurora Expeditions - Spirit of Antarctica - Sylvia Earle

Dates & Prices
Select a cruise to reserve your place.

*Prices are in USD, per person twin share. Any discounts displayed will vary depending on cabin availability and are subject to change until confirmed.

*Prices are in USD, per person twin share. Any discounts displayed will vary depending on cabin availability and are subject to change until confirmed.

Start Date End Date Cruise Price
Per person
twin share
Offer Price
Per person
twin share
Savings
Per person
Status    
09 Dec 22
20 Dec 22
US$16,195
US$14,580
Save US$1,615
On Request
30 Oct 23
10 Nov 23
US$13,395
US$10,720
Save US$2,675
On Request
11 Dec 23
22 Dec 23
US$15,195
US$12,160
Save US$3,035
On Request
09 Jan 24
20 Jan 24
US$15,795
US$13,430
Save US$2,365
On Request

Additional Information

Booking Deposit
US$2,500 per person
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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