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18 Day Antarctic Expedition, Buenos Aires & Uruguay Encounters incl. Quark Ultramarine Cruise w/ Ushuaia Flights, 5* Capital Stays, Sightseeing Tours + more

18 Day Antarctic Expedition, Buenos Aires & Uruguay Encounters incl. Quark Ultramarine Cruise w/ Ushuaia Flights, 5* Capital Stays, Sightseeing Tours + more

18 Days
Buenos Aires

Explore the seventh continent on this Antarctic adventure, then explore two of South America's greatest countries.

  • 9 nights accommodation onboard the luxury Antarctic Expedition Ship Ultramarine
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • 7 culturally immersive tours in South America
  • Group flight departing from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (Aeroparque/AEP) to Ushuaia, and return

About This Trip

Set sail for the cruise of a lifetime, exploring the hidden beauties of the seventh continent, Antarctica.  Conquer the Drake Passage, get up close and personal with penguins and whales, from your base on the luxury vessel Ultramarine. Then you head back to Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Colonia for a more urban type of exploring.  


Antarctica is the last great wilderness in the world and on this 11-day cruise, you will discover much of its rugged beauty. Ultramarine is a purpose-built luxury Antarctic cruiser, complete with two twin-engine helicopters and a fleet of Zodiacs to get you right in amongst the polar action. You will head down the famous Drake passage, enjoying your time in the observation lounge, spa, sauna or fitness room onboard, or boosting your knowledge with the fascinating onboard lectures.  


When you arrive at the South Shetland Islands and the White Continent itself, you will spend your days investigating different bays and peninsulas by land, air and sea, keeping your eyes open for the huge array of penguins, seals, whales and birds that make the Antarctic their home. 


Back on dry land, you will then get a chance to explore one of the most chilled and happy countries in the world, Uruguay. With visits to the small, wonderful capital Montevideo and the charming architecture of coastal Colonia, we follow this by crossing the water to one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world, Buenos Aires. Here, an in-depth cultural tour of the city will cap off an incredible, life-changing couple of weeks. 

What's Included
9 nights accommodation onboard the luxury Antarctic Expedition Ship Ultramarine

The newest and ultimate antarctic expedition ship is yours for 9 nights

Hydrofoil from Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Cross the River Plate from one country to the next

5 nights hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires from your centrally located hotel

2 nights hotel accommodation in Montevideo

Enjoy the city of Montevideo and your in-house casino

7 culturally immersive tours in South America

Multiple city tours of Buenos Aires, as well as Montevideo and Colonia, ensures you do not miss a beat in this South American cultural melting pot of a destination

Group flight departing from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (Aeroparque/AEP) to Ushuaia, and return

All the internal flights are included, so you don’t need to worry about booking specific dates

Airport transfer and bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park

Enjoy this after disembarkation in Ushuaia - Why should we stop exploring this part of the world just because we have left the ship?

Food & drink inclusions

All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your Antarctic voyage, plus select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock

Top Local Experiences

Included in your deal

Trip Itinerary


Where You'll Stay

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5* Accommodation & Explorer Suite

All land tour accommodation is 5-star rated & based on double/twin share rooms in the following hotels, or hotels to a similar standard if unavailable.

  • Buenos Aires - Alvear Icon Hotel (or similar)
  • Montevideo - Hotel Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa - Superior Room (or similar)

Cruise cabin upgrades are available POA, please contact one of our trip coordinators.


Arctic Expedition Accommodation

Ship: Ultramarine

Cabin category: Explorer Suite
Cabin class: Standard


Located on Deck 3, and approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 m2). These suites are perfect for people traveling together or solo guests looking to share with like-minded individuals. This suite maximizes interior living space while still offering guests the opportunity to stay connected to the outdoors. Our entry-level twin suites are the largest available on a ship of this class.


Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, picture window, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Other Info

This tour is all about immersion. Scratching the surface of somewhere is easy, anyone can do that, but here at DealsAway, we are all about getting you to truly understand what makes the places you visit tick. We want to unearth the real beauty of the places and with this tour, we have taken this to its extremes. 


Exploring the Antarctic is simply breathtaking. Enveloped in the quiet you will break away from the busy world and focus on pure natural beauty. Your expert crew includes so many Antarctic experts and enthusiasts that you can fill your head full of knowledge, pick out everything that interests you about the region, then actually go and see it. The stark beauty is sublime, the colours understated and beautiful and the scenery bursting with drama. With Zodiac trips to ‘meet the locals,’ helicopter trips to get an unparalleled view and hikes to unique viewpoints, this is the in-depth exploration that the Antarctic deserves.  


Of course, we want to make sure that this is all accomplished in style, so the brand new Ultramarine will be your base for your trip. It is bursting with features, impeccably designed and nothing is too much trouble for the incredible staff. 


In Uruguay, we make sure that your two days there are spend discovering. Colonia is a UNESCO world heritage site and you will get to walk its stunning streets with an expert by your side. Montevideo is compact, friendly and full of vivaciousness and after studying its lovely streets, you get to eat and drink your way into the Uruguayan way of life. 


And then there is Buenos Aires. Our tour here really gets under the skin of this incredible city. We aim to make you fall in love with B.A. as much as we all have. Explore the remarkable art scene that is the foundation for the way people here live their lives. Visit the galleries, the local art scenes, the tiny restaurants and the remarkable bars that make up this thriving, romantic metropolis. 


This incredible tour starts and ends in Buenos Aires. You will be collected when you land and taken to your hotel, then every other transfer during the tour is catered for, so you just have to sit back and absorb all the wonder! At the end of the trip, you will be transported back to Buenos Aires International Airport for your onward flight.


Buenos Aires - Alvear Icon

The spacious superior rooms at the Alvear Icon are flawlessly designed with luxurious bathrooms clad in Carrara marble, a whirlpool tub and separate shower. Every area of this hotel exudes style and the furniture, objects and works of art that are part of the private collection of the hotel owners, specially selected to highlight different areas of the hotel.


  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 45 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - king or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Montevideo - Sofitel Spa and Casino

Experience the art of French hospitality at the Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa hotel. Located in the Carrasco neighbourhood and overlooking the beach, the Sofitel Montevideo features rooms with first-class comfort and privacy, a unique 'so spa' concept, a large casino and a refined cuisine at 1921 restaurant. 


  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 32 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - king or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Ultramarine Explorer Suite

This suite maximizes interior living space while still offering guests the opportunity to stay connected to the outdoors. With a comfortable seating area and underfloor heating, this is a cozy cabin for your Antarctic adventure.  


  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 26.5 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - king or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Buenos Aires - Alvear Icon Hotel

  • 4 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • 1 wine bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Pool


Montevideo - Sofitel Spa and Casino

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Well-being spa
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


Ultramarine -Brand New Antarctic Cruiser

  • Ready rooms
  • Polar boutique
  • Auditorium
  • Restaurant
  • Bistro
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Panorama lounge and bar

important info


  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older


  • Minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitors responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required.
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance


  • Porterage is available throughout some parts of the trip, although a tip is recommended


  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you


  • All transfers are included on this trip


  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time


  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates


  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest



Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted


  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request



  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

Holiday extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at for information on our optional extras


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