See the White Continent in its unspoiled state—turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries, and breaching whales.

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Expedition to Antarctica

A Round-trip Cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina Aboard the 200-guest Le Boréal & L'Austral

14 days from $9,995

See the White Continent in its unspoiled state—turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries, and breaching whales.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

There is no comparison! This trip was The Best trip I've ever been on in almost 50 years of international travel.

- Gail C.

This was a once in a lifetime expedition trip. Arrangements and execution of all facets of the Antarctica journey including ship to beach and land-based expeditions were rewarding and memorable. 

- Charles L,

This trip was the perfect combination of knowledgeable guides and lecturers, small group size, wonderful ship, and the most spectacular destination imaginable. 

- Dalia A.

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Experts

Jan 26 - Feb 8, 2019 Departure
Peter Bobrowsky

Peter Bobrowsky

Peter Bobrowsky is a professional archaeologist and geologist with 30 years of experience working as a consultant, scholar and researcher in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He obtained his PhD in 1989 from the University of Alberta and is currently an Adjunct Full Professor at both Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. An author of some 350 scientific publications including several technical books such as the Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, he was elected as an International Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eugene Shoemaker Communications Award for Best Book in 2009, the Edward B. Burwell Jr. Award for Engineering Geology in 2011 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Dr. Bobrowsky has a prominent history of international positions and appointments including former Secretary General of the International Union of Geological Sciences an NGO representing some 1 million earth scientists around the world, former President of the Canadian Quaternary Association, and former President of the Geological Association of Canada. A popular lecturer for the Smithsonian, he is a passionate traveler who has visited some 100 countries. Known for his scholarly insights and enthusiastic and easygoing speaking style, he will bring to life the crucial link between landscapes and society.

Jan 15 - 28, 2020 Departure
Jim Zimbelman

Jim Zimbelman

Dr. Jim Zimbelman is a planetary geologist at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum where he has served as the chairman of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. He has expertise in physics and mathematics (B.A.), geophysics and space physics (M.S. University of California at Los Angeles), as well as geology (Ph.D. Arizona State University). Jim was co-editor of the book Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions: From Deep Oceans to Deep Space, co-author of Dunes Worlds and has written more than 90 papers and maps for various peer-reviewed scientific journals and books. Over the past 28 years at NASM, he has been involved in the analysis of high-resolution spacecraft imaging and geophysical data of the Earth and terrestrial planets, geologic mapping of Mars and Venus, and other geologic studies of terrestrial planets.

Jan 28 - Feb 10, 2020 Departure
Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University where he just completed his 28th year of teaching. He was also Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at P.S.U. from 1997-1999. Scott has been teaching for 48 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. Dr. Burns specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology. Scott has won many awards for outstanding teaching, the most significant being the Faculty Senate Chair Award at Louisiana Tech University in 1987, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Portland State Alumni Association in 2001, and the George Hoffmann Award from PSU in 2007. Based on his national leadership performance Scott was chosen to be a fellow of the Geological Society of America (2004) and a fellow with the Kellogg National Fellowship Program (1990 – 1993). He was president of the Downtown Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon’s oldest and largest Rotary club in 2009. Scott is a 6th generation Oregonian who grew up in Beaverton and is very happy to be "home" after a 25 year hiatus! He actively helps local TV, radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public. Scott enjoys all sports, especially basketball, running, skiing, hiking, swimming, tennis, and golf.