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Antarctica Expedition
2026

14 Days/13 Nights exploring 2 countries/3 cities

This ultimate adventure takes you to the Antarctic peninsula, where you will witness towering glaciers, snow-covered landscapes, immense icebergs and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing. In the footsteps of explorers such as Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott, you will be one of the few to discover the world’s last truly wild frontier. Each day brings new surprises and the opportunity to change plans to maximize wildlife sightings and adapt to ever-changing weather.

Discover the “Last Continent”

Itinerary

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Day 1

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
BUENOS AIRES 

  • Arrive and check in to your hotel. Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital, is an eclectic combination of Latin and European influences. The tree-lined streets and postcolonial architecture draw on the city’s Spanish, French and Italian heritage, while the many cafés and bodegas and vibrant nightlife are decidedly Argentine. Its barrios, or neighborhoods, exude an intimate atmosphere that belies the city’s size. Full of bohemian flair, historic San Telmo’s cobblestone streets and Belle Époque–style buildings reverberate with the mesmerizing melodies of the tango.
Room Service Available 24/7 at own expense
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Day 2

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29
USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

  • After breakfast, check out of your hotel and board your charter flight to your embarkation city.  Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. Its splendid setting, tucked between the Beagle Channel and the southernmost slopes of the Andes, lends it an outpost atmosphere, as do the Antarctic explorers readying for the expeditions that depart from here.

  • Ushuaia is the capital and final post before voyaging to the end of the Earth. 

Breakfast/Dinner Included
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Day 3

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30

SAIL THE DRAKE PASSAGE

  • Named for 16th-century English privateer Sir Francis Drake, the frigid waters of the Drake Passage stretch for some 600 miles between Cape Horn and Livingston Island in the South Shetland archipelago.

  • As you sail today, attend an informative lecture or watch a film on the 8k laser-projected panoramic screen in one of the world's most advanced venues for learning at sea. This indoor-outdoor experience allows nature to take center stage with its retractable floor-to-ceiling windows that unveil 270° views.

Breakfast & Dinner Included
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Day 4

TUESDAY,DECEMBER 31
EXPLORE ANTARCTICA

  • At once ethereal and majestic, Antarctica has inspired explorers and adventurers for centuries. In this icy wilderness, marvel at icebergs glimmering in serene bays and mountains cloaked in white rising from the mainland basalt cliffs. These stunning landscapes evoke both utter tranquility as fur seals lounge on a floating sheet of ice, and breathtaking drama as glaciers thunderously calve into the sea. In these cold and nutrient-rich waters, humpback, fin and giant blue whales have been known to greet expedition ships that venture into their habitat.

Breakfast/Dinner Included
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Day 5

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1
EXPLORE ANTARCTICA

  • The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for being the roughest seas on Earth. Traversing it required braving massive waves, hurricane-force winds and icy conditions that tested the mettle of both sailor and ship. Soak up the views from the Finse Terrace, a unique outdoor lounge area named after a famous mountain plateau in south-central Norway. Relax amid your surroundings in comfort, with heated couches and lava rock “firepits,” allowing you to enjoy the outdoors no matter the temperature, as you admire the dramatic scenery or expansive ocean vistas.

Breakfast Included
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Day 6

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2

EXPLORE ANTARCTICA

  • Rising above the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans converge, Cape Horn, named for the Dutch city of Hoorn in The Netherlands, is part of the Hermite Islands archipelago. This remote, stark and treeless place is often considered the continent’s southernmost point. Soaring from Hornos Island is an enormous prehistoric-looking massif of Jurassic volcanic rock. Atop, stands its historic lighthouse near the water’s edge. A beacon of assurance and safety for countless sailors since 1991, it is the world’s southernmost traditional-style lighthouse.

Breakfast/Lunch Included
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Day 7

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3
EXPLORE ANTARCTICA

  • Experience the ultimate luxury as you spend the day on the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Gulf, soak up the sun, and take in the stunning coastline views. Enjoy a BBQ lunch and indulge in a variety of activities on board. 

  • The rest of the evening is at your leisure to indulge in the nightlife. 
Breakfast & Lunch Included
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Day 8

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4
EXPLORE ANTARCTICA 

  • Join us for a farewell brunch that's all about celebrating the time had. We serve up bottomless mimosas so you can raise a glass to your travels and cheers to the memories that you've created. Our delicious brunch spread is sure to delight your taste buds and make your farewell a special occasion you'll never forget.

  • Free time to hit a beach club or relax by the pool.

  • Later in the evening head to Dubai's Global Village for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Utilize your bargaining skills because it combines cultures of 90 countries across the world in one place.

  • Try each destinations delectables at your own expense.

Breakfast/Lunch Included
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Day 9

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
EXPLORE ANTARCTICA

  • It's time to say farewell to the United Arab Emirates and head back to the United States.

  • Have a mid-morning breakfast leaving you with plenty of time to pack up your souvenirs and prepare for the journey home. Don't worry about transportation – we have you covered and will get you to the airport with ease.

Breakfast Included
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Day 10

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
EXPLORE ANTARCTICA

  • It's time to say farewell to the United Arab Emirates and head back to the United States.

  • Have a mid-morning breakfast leaving you with plenty of time to pack up your souvenirs and prepare for the journey home. Don't worry about transportation – we have you covered and will get you to the airport with ease.

Breakfast Included
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Image by Brooke Lark

Day 11

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
DRAKE PASSAGE

  • The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for being the roughest seas on Earth. Traversing it required braving massive waves, hurricane-force winds and icy conditions that tested the mettle of both sailor and ship. Soak up the views from the Finse Terrace, a unique outdoor lounge area named after a famous mountain plateau in south-central Norway. Relax amid your surroundings in comfort, with heated couches and lava rock “firepits,” allowing you to enjoy the outdoors no matter the temperature, as you admire the dramatic scenery or expansive ocean vistas.

Breakfast Included
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Image by Brooke Lark

Day 12

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
SCENIC SAIL: CAPE HORN

  • Rising above the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans converge, Cape Horn, named for the Dutch city of Hoorn in The Netherlands, is part of the Hermite Islands archipelago. This remote, stark and treeless place is often considered the continent’s southernmost point. Soaring from Hornos Island is an enormous prehistoric-looking massif of Jurassic volcanic rock. Atop, stands its historic lighthouse near the water’s edge. A beacon of assurance and safety for countless sailors since 1991, it is the world’s southernmost traditional-style lighthouse.

Breakfast Included
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Day 13

SUNDAY, JANUARY DEPARTURE DAY

  • Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your charter flight. Bid farewell to your fellow travelers and journey home from Buenos Aires.

Breakfast Included
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Included

  • Accommodations 9 days/8 nights

  • 8 breakfasts/3 lunches /3 dinners

  • Explore Dubai & Abu Dhabi

  • Vintage Land Rover Desert Safari

  • NYE celebrations

  • Private yacht day

  • The best brunch party in Dubai

  • Listed activities & excursions

  • Ground transportation to included activities

  • Photography & Video during your trip

Excluded

  • International Flights to Dubai International Airport (DXB)

  • Optional excursions - book below

  • Some meals are not included (see itinerary for details)

  • Alcoholic Beverages, Hookahs, and Wine

  • Tips/Gratuities for drivers and tour guides

  • Travel Insurance

Join us as we explore, immerse, and embrace Dubai.  

Select your room type below to register for monthly payments or pay in full. Flights are not included in prices below.

Questions? Email paperplanesandpassports@gmail.com

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY 

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2 Adults per room

  Prices listed per person

  • 2 Single beds 

  • Private Bathroom

  • Total $3,975.00/person

  • Deposit $397.50

  • 10 Payments of $397.50

  • Full Payment Due October 15, 2024

  • EARLY-BIRD RATES- PRICE WILL GO UP AFTER JANUARY 1, 2024.

  • Monthly payment date is the day you start subscription. It will be billed on the same day each month. 

  • Deposits are non refundable after 24 hrs of booking

  • There are no refunds beyond 24 hours of deposit. We recommend purchasing travel insurance

  • By submitting your payment you agree to the terms & policy.

  • You will receive an email confirmation and next steps after booking.

  • Do not select double occupancy if you do not have a set roommate. We will not pair you. You will be moved to Single Occupancy within 48 hours and invoiced an additional fee. Submit your roommates name at checkout. 

SINGLE, PRIVATE 

OCCUPANCY

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1 Adult per room

 Prices listed per person

  • King/Queen bed 

  • Private Bathroom

  • Total $4,500.00/person

  • Deposit $450.00

  • 10 Payments of $450.00

  • Full Payment Due October 15, 2024

  • EARLY-BIRD RATES- PRICE WILL GO UP AFTER JANUARY 1, 2024.

  • Monthly payment date is the day you start subscription. It will be billed on the same day each month.

  • Deposits are non refundable after 24 hrs of booking

  • There are no refunds beyond 24 hours of deposit. We recommend purchasing travel insurance

  • By submitting your payment you agree to the terms & policy.

  • You will receive an email confirmation and next steps after booking.

COUPLES, PRIVATE  

OCCUPANCY

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2 Adults per room

 Prices listed per couple

  • King/Queen bed

  • Private Bathroom

  • Total $7,950.00/couple

  • Deposit $795.00

  • 10 Payments of $795.00

  • Full Payment Due October15, 2024

  • EARLY-BIRD RATES- PRICE WILL GO UP AFTER JANUARY 1, 2024.

  • Monthly payment date is the day you start subscription. It will be billed on the same day each month.

  • Deposits are non refundable after 24 hrs of booking

  • There are no refunds beyond 24 hours of deposit. We recommend purchasing travel insurance

  • By submitting your payment you agree to the terms & policy.

  • You will receive an email confirmation and next steps after booking.

More Information

Getting to Dubai 

Travel Dates: 9 Days/8 Nights

Arrive & Depart from Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Arrive: Saturday, December 28 before 11:00 pm local time

Depart: Friday, January 5 after 11:00am local time

We suggest booking your flights as soon as they become available (Jan/Feb 2024)We can further assist you with options from your city by emailing paperplanesandpassports@gmail.com

Dubai Entry Requirements 

PASSPORT VALIDITY: 6 months validity after date of arrival. 12-page U.S. emergency passport often not accepted for entry in Dubai.

BLANK PASSPORT PAGES: One page required for entry stamp

TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: Not required for tourist stays under 30 days

VACCINATIONS: None

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY: None

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT: None

Accommodations:

Specific hotel details will be provided closer to trip date for our and your security purposes.

Dubai Hotel: 4.5 star property

  • 164 rooms and suites

  • Untouched beach, close to the nature

  • 10 minutes from the airport

  • Tailored activity and wellness programs

Double room Occupancy:

  • 2 Single beds

  • Private bathroom

  • You must provide your own roommate to select double occupancy 

 Single Private Occupancy: 

  • King/Queen bed 

  • Private Bathroom

 Couples Private Occupancy - 2 adults sharing 1 bed

  • King/Queen bed

  • Private bathroom

 

Reminders:

All prices are subject to change without notice due to suppliers and vendors. We offer early bird price specials for a limited time only. To secure the price of a trip, it's best to put down your deposit. The earlier you put down your deposit, the more time you have to pay.

Final Payment for Package is due October 15, 2024

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