Discover the breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife of the world's southernmost continent and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park

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Bonus Luxury Buenos Aires stay
Antarctic Peninsula
Expedition Cruise & Land Journey
Glaciers National Park & Antarctic Peninsula

Experience the journey of a lifetime, exploring the Antarctic Peninsula on board the six-star luxury discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse, followed by all-inclusive stays at two of Argentinian Patagonia's best luxury lodges. A range of guided offshore excursions and landings by Zodiac®, kayak, helicopter or on foot are available as you cruise Antarctica's pristine waters. If you can tear yourself away from your spacious suite's private verandah, make the most of Scenic Eclipse's all-inclusive food and drinks and luxurious guest facilities. Upon disembarking in Ushuaia, your adventure continues in the heart of Argentinian Patagonia with a two-night stay at EOLO Patagonia where you'll have the opportunity to explore the Perito Moreno Glacier on foot, and the option to enjoy horse riding on the Estancia. At Explora El Chalten, discover the other side of Los Glaciares National Park with guided hiking and excursion options at Fitz Roy and Los Huemules Conservation Area. You have complete freedom over your activities. This is the ultimate adventure combining the natural beauty of southern Patagonia and Antarctica with personalised service and luxury comforts.

Scenic Eclipse Antarctica Helicopter Heli Deck
Explora El Chalten Los Tres Lagoon
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2Trip Highlights

Luxury Antarctica small-ship cruising

Wildlife viewing opportunities including penguins, pumas, Guanacos, Patagonian red fox and more

Get up close to dramatic Perito Moreno Glacier with a private guide

Discovery Excursions via Zodiac®, kayak and stand-up paddleboard in Antarctica

Luxury accommodation and all-inclusive dining

Nature-based excursions and hiking options at Fitz Roy and El Chalten

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included

Scenic Eclipse Antarctica Cruise inclusions:

  • One night's accommodation in Buenos Aires pre-cruise
  • Economy flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Airport and port transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Eleven-night cruise onboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Food and beverages throughout your cruise, including in-suite minibar
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac including the use of special polar boots

Argentinian Patagonia inclusions:

  • Economy flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate
  • Shared return road transfers between El Calafate, EOLO Patagonia and Explora El Chalten
  • Two nights of accommodation at EOLO Patagonia
  • Three nights of accommodation at Explora El Chalten
  • All meals, snacks and beverages including packed lunches on full-day excursions
  • Perito Moreno Glacier balconies walk with private guide/driver
  • Horse riding at a traditional estancia at EOLO Patagonia
  • Guided Fitz Roy and Los Glaciares National Park hiking and excursion options at Explora El Chalten
  • Access to the lodges' spa and relaxation facilities
  • Other complimentary excursions offered by the lodges

Buenos Aires inclusions

  • Economy flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires
  • A second night's accommodation in Buenos Aires at a luxury city hotel, including breakfast
  • Return hotel/airport transfers
            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            This journey begins with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina, followed by a flight to Ushuaia, where the cruise embarks on an 11-night return journey to the Antarctic Peninsula via the Drake Passage. The journey continues in the Argentinian towns of El Calafate and El Chalten and ends with a final night in Buenos Aires. Walk into Luxury will happily arrange pre and post-journey transfers and extensions in Chile and Argentina, including Patagonia.

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            6Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            Select departure dates between November and February

            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1

            Welcome aboard Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your luxurious suite and acquaint yourself with the world-class facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage with new friends as you sail away from South America and cruise through the Beagle Channel. Sit back, relax and watch the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego pass by from the comfort of your private verandah.

            Included: Dinner

            Scenic Eclipse Deluxe Verandah Suite 001

            Days 2 to 3

            Enjoy a leisurely sleep-in as you get comfortable with the rhythm of the ocean as the ship sails the Drake Passage. The experienced crew are available to assist you with whatever you need. To prepare for your first Antarctic landing, join an introductory presentation by the Discovery Team in the ship's state-of-the-art theatre. Relax and enjoy the bars, lounges, dining, and wellness facilities as you cruise towards Antarctica.

            Included: All meals and beverages

            Scenic Eclipse Yacht Club Lounge

            Days 4 to 9

            At once tranquil and overwhelming, arriving in Antarctica for the first time is unlike anything you have experienced. Open your floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and step out onto the private verandah of your suite as you gently drift past icebergs, striking glaciers and mountain peaks towering out of the ocean, looking out for local wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales.

            Scenic Eclipse's Discovery Team is on hand to share their expertise, answer all your questions and lead incredible activities, such as Zodiac excursions, landings, and hikes. If you're feeling adventurous, you can go kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, peacefully gliding along the water past towering icebergs.

            For an extra special experience, capture the majesty of Antarctica from the air with a scenic flight on Scenic Eclipse's onboard helicopter (additional costs apply).

            Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, your daily adventures depend on the ice, sea and weather conditions. The experienced Captain and Discovery Team will adjust the route and itinerary to ensure an unforgettable experience in this special place with the safety of passengers, crew and Antarctica's fragile environment in mind.

            Included: All meals and beverages

            Scenic Eclipse Antarctica Guests paddleboarding at Fish Islands

            Days 10-11

            Farewell your adventure in the icy lands of the White Continent and set sail heading north to South America, sharing memories of your experiences with your new friends. Cruising the Drake Passage back to the so-called "End of the World", there is plenty of time to indulge in the ultra-luxury of Scenic Eclipse and reflect on the magic of the Southern Ocean and the life that calls it home.

            Included: All meals and beverages

            Scenic Eclipse Antarctica Adelie Penguin on Ice Fish Islands Pablo Bianco

            Day 12

            Your Antarctic voyage ends this morning in Ushuaia after breakfast. But the adventure's not over yet! Fly to El Calafate where your transfer to EOLO Patagonia awaits. Inspired by traditional ranch-style homes, the lodge's elegant, understated interiors and large picture windows showcase the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Activities available within the private estate include hiking, cycling, horse-riding and 4WD tours, and there is a plunge pool and sauna, ideal for relaxing and soothing tired muscles post-adventure. This evening, enjoy a drink at the bar with fellow guests before sitting down to an exceptional gourmet dinner featuring fresh, regional produce and native Patagonian flavours, accompanied by wines from Argentina's top vineyards.

            Included: Breakfast, Dinner

            EOLO dining room views

            Day 13

            After a hearty breakfast this morning, meet your guide for your exclusive hosted walk at Perito Moreno Glacier where you will get close to the dramatic South East and North face of the glacier (on the 'balconies' walk) which is part of Patagonia's Southern Icefield. Later back at EOLO, choose to relax at the lodge or take a guided or self-guided walk to the lagoon to see flamingos, or choose a guided horseride to the top of the Estancia hilltop for views over Lago Argentino and surrounds. Following today's adventures, soothe tired muscles in the outdoor plunge pool or sauna, or with a relaxing massage (cost applies).

            Included: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

            Explora El Chalten Glacier Perito Moreno

            Day 14

            Enjoy one final breakfast at EOLO before departing this morning. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Patagonian steppe views on the four-hour journey to El Chalten, stopping at a Gaucho Bar for lunch en route. Your home for the next three nights is Explora El Chalten, an all-inclusive luxury eco-lodge tucked between mountains on the banks of the Electrico River. After settling in, you'll meet with a guide who'll help you plan out an itinerary from the more than 30 activities on offer during your stay based on your preferences, interests and abilities. Ease into the evening with a signature cocktail, locally brewed craft beer or Patagonian wine from the open bar, before sitting down to dinner in the main dining room.

            Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


            Day 15

            Explora El Chalten offers easy access to a range of expertly guided hikes in Los Glaciares National Park and Los Huemules Nature Reserve. We recommend the 23km Laguna de Los Tres Guided Walk for active adventurers, which traverses forests and valleys up to the Los Tres Lagoon. After crossing the river, begin the ascent to the lagoon, where you'll admire the magnificence of Mount Fitz Roy. If you'd prefer a shorter, less challenging walk, the 10.5 km Electrico Valley Guided Hike, Laguna Azul or Los Huemules walks are ideal. Fly fishing, guided 4WD tours and other excursions are also available if you'd prefer less intensive activities. Enjoy a packed lunch on the trail or dine at the lodge if you'd prefer two half-day excursions.

            Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

            Explora El Chalten Los Tres Lagoon

            Day 16

            Today is a free day to relax at the lodge or explore the region as you wish. Starting the day with a leisurely breakfast, you may opt for a walk to Laguna de los Huemules. Beginning at the lodge, pass through a forest of lenga and ñirre trees, observing various species of birds and looking out for huemul deer tracks. Hike up to the Azul Lagoon, and take in the beautiful views before returning to the lodge where a well-deserved drink and light lunch await. This afternoon, make the most of Explora's onsite spa facilities - indulge in a soak in one of five alfresco hot tubs with amazing views of the ñirre forest, or enjoy a relaxing massage. Later, dinner options include meats cooked on the asado grill, farm-fresh vegetable-forward dishes and delicious desserts. Select from a range of regional wines to accompany your meal.

            Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

            Explora El Chalten Natural Reserve Los Huemules

            Day 17

            If there's time, squeeze in a brief self-guided walk before departing this morning. You'll be transferred to El Calafate Airport to meet your flight to Buenos Aires. After settling into your hotel, the afternoon and evening are yours to explore the vibrant Argentinian capital, brimming with colour, history and delightful cafes and parrillas (grill restaurants). Enjoy a free night in Buenos Aires, with luxury accommodation included at one of our partner properties.

            Included: Breakfast

            Buenos Aires Aerial

            Day 18

            Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the hotel's restaurant before checking out this morning. You'll then be transferred to Buenos Aires airport for your onward journey.

            Included: Breakfast

            Mio Buenos Aires breakfast buffet