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Antarctica Luxury Expedition Cruise

Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Antarctica & San Antonio de Areco

Best time to travel
Nov - Mar
Ideal length
16 nights
Perfect for
Perfect for
€18,199 pp

At a glance

  • All international flights, domestic flights and transfers.
  • 10 nights aboard your luxury cruise, 3 nights in Argentina and 3 nights in San Antonio de Areco.
  • Sail the legendary Drake Passage and witness the sensational icescapes of the Antarctic Peninsula, home to drifting icebergs, imposing glaciers and iconic wildlife.
  • Set out on expert-led Zodiac excursions, embark on a guided hike and experience a magical kayaking adventure. You may also attend insightful lectures hosted by naturalist guides.
  • Tailored pre-and-post cruise experiences including a horse riding excursion in Areco and a privately guided tour of Buenos Aires.
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A realm of untouched splendour, a luxury cruise holiday to Antarctica is an unforgettable adventure. Its remote landscapes are home to magnificent wildlife, vast stretches of ice and deafening silence. In partnership with luxury cruise providers Ponant, live out your wildest dreams as you set out on adventurous Zodiac outings, hike the icescapes and kayak through the silence of the frozen water. We’ve tailored your holiday to include a stay in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires and an authentic estancia stay in La Bamba de Areco, allowing you to set out on a horse riding experience and witness authentic gaucho traditions.  

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Buenos Aires.

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury hotel where you will spend three nights in Argentina’s capital.  


Discover the cosmopolitan city on a guided tour.

Visit the iconic Plaza de Mayo and Presidential Place before wandering through the charming cobblestone streets of San Telmo, the multicoloured houses of La Boca and the elegant neighbourhood of Palermo.

Buenos Aires
Depart for fascinating Ushuaia.

Considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole, Ushuaia is surrounded by mountains and fertile plains where an abundance of wildlife has taken sanctuary. Explore the area before embarking on your cruise. 


Tierra del Fuego Ushuaia
Board your luxury ship for your once-in-a-lifetime cruise.

Settle into your spacious room, your home for the next 10 nights. Familiarise yourself with the ship, deepen your knowledge of Antarctica and admire the stunning landscape as the ship leaves for Drake Passage.  

Cross icy blue waters.

At the border between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, you will enter the Drake Passage. Join the naturalist guides on deck to spot cape petrels, albatrosses and other seabirds in the sky, leading you towards the first of the continent’s lands. 

Sail through mythical Antarctic Peninsula.

Throughout your adventures in this icy realm, embark on Zodiac cruises with your expedition leader to discover humpback whales, penguins and seals. Witness incredible landscapes, from calving glaciers plunging straight into the sea to glittering blue and white icebergs, bathed in polar light.

Keep your eyes peeled and have your camera ready.

As the waves beat against the stern of the ship, snap some shots of mighty wildlife while you return along the Drake Passage. Arrive in Ushuaia where you will spend another night before returning to Buenos Aires. 


humpback whale, cape cod
Experience the gaucho heartlands.

Transfer to a traditional estancia in Areco where we have arranged a number of authentic excursions, including a horse riding experience with a gaucho.  


Estancia la Bamba Areco
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin. 


Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Alvear Palace Hotel

Alvear Palace Hotel is the epitome of style and luxury in the elegant neighbourhood of Le Recoleta. This palatial-style hotel is perfect for those in search of history and culture.

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Estancia La Bamba De Areco, Buenos Aires

This elegant estancia in Argentina has become a piece of Argentinian history in itself, continuing to embrace authentic gaucho culture. It is an exceptional place for adventure and regularly hosts polo games.

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Le Lyrial

First introduced in 2015 and the fourth ship in the Sisterships series, Le Lyrial is the very embodiment of intimately-sized luxury cruises. Its exterior is understated and refined, with classical nautical interiors, featuring calming blue tones, marine-inspired artwork and luxe furnishings.

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What people are saying

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the most wonderful holiday we had in Eagles Palace in Greece. In terms of OROKO, the service and value for money was excellent and how everything was looked after for us.  I look forward to booking my next holiday next spring! To finish, a big big thank you for one of the best holidays ever!

Sharon & family – Greece, July 2019


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