Antarctica 2023

      Antarctic Great Wall Station, Antarctica

      HN
      Haitian Nomad
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      175 reviews
      Jan 18 - 30, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 18
      Antarctica 2023
      Antarctic Great Wall Station, Antarctica

      Haitian Nomad
      • Facebook verified
      175 reviews

      $NaN
      Jan 18 - 30, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 18

      About this trip

      Join the Haitian Nomad on this incredible life-changing journey to the 7th continent : Antarctica.

      If this is your first visit, this classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage aboard a state-of-the-art modern vessel: ULTRAMARINE !!! ; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your interests, and cross the 7th Continent off the list—your way. 

      This itinerary allows you to the opportunity to experience the pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flight-seeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.  

      Cancellation policy and Terms of Booking

      Please read the complete terms and conditions of booking here: https://www.quarkexpeditions.com/expedition-terms-and-conditions


      All requests for cancellation must be received in writing. Cancellations cannot be made online.
      o Cancellation fees apply to the entire Expedition booking, including expedition fare, air add-ons, ground transfers, pre- and post-expedition hotel and tour packages.
      o If any non-expedition components are canceled, the Client will be responsible for any cancellation fees imposed by the airlines, other transportation carriers, other tour and ground operators, and other hotel properties. 


      Initial Deposit is Non-Refundable.

      Age Restrictions

      Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the cabin by another guest over 18 years of age.  At date of embarkation, the minimum age restriction of our guests is 8 years and a minimum height and weight requirement of 64 lbs (29kg) and 48” (1.2m) must be met.

      Optional Activities

      We have a selection of limited paid Adventure activates on this trip. These are available to book on a first come first sever basis.

      • Must be 16 years of age or older to participate due to safety
      • Must be fluent in English to participate due to safety
      • Adventure options offered are very limited in space and sellout far in advance.
      • Adventure activates are non transferable aboard the ship


        HELI–LANDING  ($ extra)

      You will be transferred from Ultramarine’s heli–decks via our twin–engine helicopters to a pre–selected Arctic destination. You’ll have time to explore the location, accompanied by Quark Expeditions team members, after which you’ll be picked up by the helicopters at the same location. Note: heli–landings are dependent on weather conditions and logistics. 

      INCLUDED | ONLY AVAILABLE ONBOARD ULTRAMARINE

      SEA KAYAKING ($Extra)

      Imagine gliding across the surface of a bay in the presence of icebergs and glaciers. Our Sea Kayaking program is a great way to intimately explore your surroundings. A small group of kayakers will plan to go out multiple times per voyage as an alternative to shore landings or Zodiac cruises. 


      POLAR PLUNGE 

      This rite of passage, scheduled only once per voyage, gives you the chance to jump safely into the bracing Arctic waters under the watchful eye of our staff. 

      INCLUDED

      PADDLE EXCURSION 

      Sign up for a one–time paddle on our stable sit–on–top kayaks— perfect for anyone with minimal or no kayaking experience. Rotating groups of passengers will be taken out on calm days with our expert guides. 


      FLIGHTSEEING ON ULTRAMARINE
      While polar landscapes are spectacular from the sea, they’re even more stunning from the air while seated in one of Ultramarine’s two twin–engine helicopters. You will experience an unforgettable aerial tour of the Arctic during a 10–to 15–minute flightseeing excursion that’s included in the voyage. Additional helicopter activities may also be available for purchase onboard. Please note: all helicopter operations are weather– and logistics–dependent. 

      INCLUDED | ONLY AVAILABLE ONBOARD ULTRAMARINE

      What’s included

      • Expert Expedition leader
        Leadership throughout your voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders
      • Expert Expedition Guide
        Experienced Expedition guides including on all shore landings and other activities
      • Transfers & landings
        All Zodiac transfers, shore landings and cruising as per the daily program
      • Shipboard Accommodation
        Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
      • 2 cocktails
        Any welcome and farewell cocktails aboard.
      • Meals
        All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage(Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals)
      • Beverages
        Select beer and wine served during dinner; plus, coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
      • Presentations
        Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
      • Whatsapp group
        Concierge-style group to answer all questions & provide important information
      • Waterproof Boots
        A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
      • Expedition Parka
        An official 3-in-1 Quark Expeditions® parka to keep.
      • Room Amenities
        Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
      • Taxes & port charges
        All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
      • Luggage handling
        All luggage handling aboard the ship
      • Emergency insurance
        Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
      • Flight-Seeing experience
        While polar landscapes are spectacular from the sea, they’re even more stunning from the air, a view you can enjoy while seated in one of the two twin-engine helicopters stationed on Ultramarine.
      • Polar Plunge
      • Zodiac Cruising
        Cruise at ocean level and explore
      • Hiking
        Hike the beautiful landscape of the 7th continent.
      • Buenos Aires hotel
        A pre-night hotel on Day 1 of the itinerary in Buenos Aires, on January 18, 2023
      • Shared airport transfer
        A shared transfer on Day 2 from the Hotel to airport (AEP) in Buenos Aires, on January 19th, 2023
      • Flight to Ushuaia
        The charter flight from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Ushuaia (USH), on January 19, 2023
      • Airport to pier transfer
        A shared transfer from the airport to the pier for embarkation on Ultramarine in Ushuaia, on January 19th, 2023
      • Pier to airport transfer
        A shared transfer from the pier to the airport upon disembarkation of Ultramarine in Ushuaia, on January 30th, 2023 2023
      • Flight From Ushuaia
        The charter flight from Ushuaia (USH) to Buenos Aires (EZE), on January 30th, 2023
      • Breakfast at group hotel
        Breakfast included at the group Hotels
      • International Airfare
        Any airfare other than the transfer package
      • Arrival transfer Day 1
        Any arrival transfer on Day 1 of the itinerary unless specified
      • Departure Day Transfer
        Any departure transfer on final day of the itinerary unless specified
      • Tips
        Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
      • Passport/Visas
        Passport and visa Expenses (if needed)
      • Government taxes
        Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
      • Installment payment fees
        Non-refundable Credit card and bank payment Processing fees
      • Travel Insurance
        Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—Required
      • Excess baggage fees
        Excess baggafe Fees on international flights
      • Waterproof Pants
        Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
      • Beverages
        Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
      • Phone & Internet Charges
        Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
      • Additional accommodation
      • Ship Boutique Charges

      Available Packages

      Explorer Double Occupancy Suite
      Sold Out

      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.

      Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

      $18,495
      Deposit: $4,000
      Balcony Double Occupancy Suite
      only 1 left

      Located on Decks 4 and 6, with approximately 226 sq. ft. (21 m2) of indoor living space, and a 52 sq. ft. (4.8 m2) balcony, this entry-level balcony suite is one of the largest available on a ship of this class. This suite is perfect for guests who are looking for both indoor and outdoor living spaces. There are four connecting suites in this category, making this an excellent option for families or groups wanting to stay connected to each other during their expedition.

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

      Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

      $21,151


      Itinerary

      Arrival in Buenos Aires
      Arrival

      January 18th
      You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to your group hotel (hotel night included).

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      Reviews

      Honestly, I had no preconceived idea how I would enjoy this trip. First, I hate the cold, so why you ask that I paid an OBSCENE amount of money to go on a cold weather trip? Two reasons, 1...I'm going with Haitian Nomad! 2. What other opportunity I would have to hit all 7 continents! When I tell you, I trust Haitian Nomad Impeccably, if he tells me to do it.....I DO IT! We will figure out the rest later and usually there is nothing to figure out, because they have done it for you. When I tell you, I enjoyed myself!!! This is an understatement. The vibe of the 15 passengers traveling was AMAZING. Granted I knew a few of the people from previous trips, but when I tell you everyone was FAMILY by the time we left the ship! Even the passengers and the crew considered us FAMILY! This trip far exceeded my expectations, the ship was beautifully appointed, it was not a "working" expedition boat like some others. It was a small luxury ship! The cabins were huge in comparison to some of the ships I've sailed previously and very easy to navigate as it was a small vessel. My suite was on the forth floor, dining on the 5th or 7th and elevators worked great! YES, ELEVATORS!!! Now let's talk about the dining experience. Again, I was expecting to be fed, but was I expecting 5 star cuisine! The chefs were outstanding. Presentations were nicely plated, hell even the buffet bars were nicely done. That is saying a lot, since I don't particularly care for buffets. Thankfully that was not always the dining options. I mean, we even had lobster tails( 3)...Shhhh! Also, caviar on the seafood night!!! Like I said, Blown away by the meals, so much so, brought back a whole 12 pounds to show it! Now, let's talk about the Expeditions, now I'm not the fittest/fattest person in the world, but I felt safe and supported by the expedition team. They made sure I got in and out of the Zodiac safely every time. They literally walked me up the rocks to make sure I touched the Antarctica peninsula. Just in case I have a few purist friends that claim being in a zodiac all the time is not being in Antarctica! That's not all, I learned every day about different types of seals, whales, penguins, birds, glaciers and Icebergs, not to mention exciting history about expeditions years before us. Who knew that I was kin to the gentoo penguins! We saw wild life in their natural habitats, laying on icebergs in the middle of the waters or playing and laying eggs on land. I think we even saw couple of Orca whales trying to "play" with a Humpback whale! Took a helicopter ride over the peninsula and even willingly jumped into 2 degrees freezing waters, to take a polar plunge! Antarctica owes me ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!! WAIT....I guess I should say something about the sailing through the drake passage....well, maybe I won't, I think of the 15, I may have been the only one that slept thru the entire ordeal and didn't get sick once. I told you, I'm a gentoo.....a "Little" rocking of the ship.....LOL If you ever have the opportunity to explore Antarctica with Haitian Nomad and Quark Expedition, JUST DO IT!!! One take away for anyone that is interested in going. You really only need one pair of waterproof pants and maybe 2 pairs of long johns. Honestly, I was so hot in that parka coat they give us, I was ready to strip naked and jump in the water every day! Well that's all.....JUST DO IT!!!
      By Beverly G for Antarctica 2023 on 02 Feb, 2023
      KL
      If I had to use one word, it would be, INCREDIBLE! While we only see and experience the end result, I know the countless hours and dedication that takes place behind the scenes to create the EPIC ADVENTURES that Haitian Nomad continues to deliver. People thought I was crazy to want to travel to Antarctica, but when my CVO, Richard Cantave, presented the opportunity, I knew it would be a dream turned into reality. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for helping me cross the 7th continent off my list!
      By Kenya L for Antarctica 2023 on 02 Feb, 2023
      The trip to Antarctica on the Ultramarine with Quark was awesome. The staff, the safety, the accommodations, the food, the service- all FIVE STAR! But what really made this a trip to remember- EPIC, if you will- was the vibe and cohesiveness of the Haitian Nomads group. I am so happy that I booked through HN. My trip would not have been the same otherwise. I came as a stranger and left as part of a traveling family. This was my first HN trip but will definitely NOT be my last. From now on, when I look for a destination, I will begin with HN.
      By Radiah R for Antarctica 2023 on 01 Feb, 2023
      There are no words that come close to describing how amazing this trip was. Pictures don’t do it justice. You have to go to experience for yourself. What’s more is that you must go through Haitian Nomad which has clearly positioned themselves as top class provider for such a trip. Everything about Haitian Nomad is 5-Star and they have transformed from a travel service to a global movement. They have been and will continue to be our travel provider of choice for a well thought out, curated travel experience.
      By Vincent A for Antarctica 2023 on 31 Jan, 2023
      PF
      This trip to Rwanda and Uganda was another amazing Haitian Nomad trip!! Everything from the accommodations to the transportation was on point as always! Being able to see two African countries in one trip is always sweet! The people of Rwanda and Uganda were very welcoming and our guide was knowledgeable and personable. Checking off another bucket list activity of gorilla trekking was a once in a lifetime event and we will never forget how we felt as we were able to see the gorillas in their natural habitat and stand less than 5 feet away from them! The history of Rwanda is one that everyone should learn about as the people have shown a resiliency that I do not think exists anywhere else! Thank you for another amazing trip Richard! We cannot wait for our next trip with the Haitian Nomad!!
      By Patricia F for RWANDA & UGANDA: NYE African Luxury on 30 Jan, 2023
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      JM
      This was my first trip with Haitian Nomad and I must say " It was AMAZING!!!" I have enjoyed every excursions! My focus was the experiences. The History sites were impressive, the Temples, The surprised dinner, the hot air balloon, the Nubians village I can go on and on... Haitian Nomad team is very well organized, you can tell they did everything possible to make sure we had a wonderful time! ***Highly recommended!!! Richard, Toi, and Rames! Thank you! And Well done! 👏 💝🥰
      By Johanne M on 09 Dec, 2022
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      I traveled to Egypt this month with Toi and Ramez. This trip was overwhelming it far exceeded my expectations. I want to travel with you all again. I felt safe I was comfortable, and they covered all bases. This trip was amazing. Thank you I can't wait to go on the next adventure.
      By Lalescia H on 30 Nov, 2022
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      I have been traveling with Haitian Nomad since 2016. Within these 4 years they have built themselves a very solid reputation. I have recommended friends who came back with praising reviews. Originally centered on Haiti, they now have a global imprint with well-curated trips to discover the beauty and history of some dope locations. On Richard's trips, careful consideration is always taken for our security as well as our health. We see that illustrated even more in 2020 as we deal with the current pandemic. On our most recent trip, we made sure to be in complete compliance with both the US and Senegal by getting tested for COVID-19 before, during and after our trip. All of us left and came with back with negative results. As a healthcare provider, I felt in trusted hands the whole time and also did not feel that our group was compromising the health of the country we were visiting. The itineraries usually includes a mix of activity and relaxation (sometimes hardcore rejoicing at night lol). The best part is you always leave Richard's trips with unique travel experiences as well as lifelong friendships.
      By annie t on 16 Nov, 2020
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