Antarctica 2023

Antarctic Great Wall Station, Antarctica

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Haitian Nomad
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101 reviews
Mar 5 - 15, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18
Antarctica 2023
Antarctic Great Wall Station, Antarctica

Haitian Nomad
  • Facebook verified
101 reviews

Mar 5 - 15, 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. 

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 March 5, 2023
  • Shared airport transfer
    A shared transfer on Day 2 from the Hotel to airport (AEP) in Buenos Aires, on March 6, 2023
  • Flight to Ushuaia
    The charter flight from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Ushuaia (USH), on March 6, 2023
  • Airport to pier transfer
    A shared transfer from the airport to the pier for embarkation on Ultramarine in Ushuaia, on March 6, 2023
  • Pier to airport transfer
    A shared transfer from the pier to the airport upon disembarkation of Ultramarine in Ushuaia, on March 15, 2023
  • Flight From Ushuaia
    The charter flight from Ushuaia (USH) to Buenos Aires (EZE), on March 15, 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 Triple Occupancy Suite
Sold Out

Located on Deck 3, and approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 m2).
This suite is perfect for guests traveling solo who want to share their experience with other like-minded travelers of the same gender (when possible) , or for groups of three traveling together. Featuring three separate single beds, and amenities for each of the three guests.

Features: three single beds (two of which can be combined into a double bed), sitting area, 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.

$14800
Deposit: $3000
Explorer Double Occupancy Suite
8 left

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.

$15500
Deposit: $3750
Balcony Double Occupancy Suite
only 2 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.

$17000
Deposit: $4000
Premium Solo Panorama
only 2 left
$19300
Deposit: $4000

Available options

Help find the best flight to Argentina
$100
Sea Kayaking
$995
Paddling excursion
$295
Stand-up Paddle boarding
$295
Exclusive Heli-Landing
$395
Alpine Heli-Trekking
$495


Itinerary

Arrival in Buenos Aires
Arrival

March 5th , 2023
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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Haitian Nomad
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We are a travel company specializing in curating authentic experiences around the world in beautiful exotics destinations through the lens of locals. We are experts on less travelled places like Haiti, Cuba, Egypt and more --making sure you leave with an experience of a lifetime from our top-notch​ customer-service driven team.

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This was my second Haitian Nomad trip & once again they outdid themselves. It’s such an amazing thing to just have to show up on a vacation & not have to worry about anything because they’ve planned the perfect trip. The food was amazing. The people are great & the accommodations are top notch. Salute to Haitian Nomad!
By Robert P for Senegal 2021 on 09 Jun, 2021
It was a joy to leave the stress and headaches of 2020 behind and just show up for an absolutely wonderful vacation. Haitian Nomads did not disappoint. Every detail was attended to from the local hotel, to the daily excursions, to the local restaurants, to a fabulous local guide who spent the week at our beck and call, to free time for relaxing or interacting with the locals. Haitian Nomads organizer, Richard Cantave, made sure we visited not only the tourist attractions, but local places off the beaten path. He also made sure that all of our needs were attended to. If you want a vacation where all you have to do is show up, a trip with Haitian Nomads is just what you need.
By Sarah B for Senegal 2021 on 03 Jun, 2021
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I had an Ahhh-MAZING time! This was my first "grown up field trip," and I was a little hesitant to book a trip with strangers. The trip exceeded my expectations--the group was full of interesting, engaging, upbeat people (some HN repeaters; some newbies like me). Those familiar with HN did a great job of setting the tone for the week and within a day it felt like we were some odd little mismatched family :). Restaurants ranged from casual to fancy, tours were engaging and informative, our tour guide Fallou was engaging and delightful, the hotel was cute and boutique. Richard is communicative, often responding within minutes of an inquiry, both before I booked all the way through the trip. EVERYTHING was taken care of; literally, all I had to do was relax and be at the van when it was time to go. Senegal is a beautiful country with friendly, outgoing, beautiful people. The agenda did a good job of blending cultural experiences: history, shopping, monuments, museums, and outdoor. The hotel was great--and I want to give a special shoutout to our genuine and kind breakfast hostess, Fatou, who got us going every morning! There is no time to be tired or bored. If you're on the fence, book this trip. :). Make sure your COVID-19 test has the letters PCR written boldly and clearly on your results, or you will have a delay at the airport.
By Miah D for Senegal 2021 on 02 Jun, 2021
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I had the time of my life with the love of my life by my side. This was truly a dream come true. Richard was extremely extremely extremely polite, helpful & knowledgeable. It was my dream to celebrate my 30th in Maldives and it was nothing short of amazing. The experience, the people, the food, the scenery.....it was everything!
By sophia g for Sophia's Maldives Celebration on 02 Jun, 2021
My trip to Haiti was my 3rd trip with Haitian Nomad and as usual it was EPIC, EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING, MET VERY NICE PEOPLE, AS USUAL, ETC. A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO JUDE ISAAC FOR BEING SUCH A GRACIOUS CO-HOST THANK YOU AND RICHARD FOR AND MAKING SURE THAT I HAD MY VEGAN MEALS.! I was very excited to finally go to Cap Haitien, Haiti, THE CRADLE OF INDEPENDENCE! After not being able to do so before in the past for different reasons. I guess I was destined to go with this dynamic and informative Travel Group, Haitian Nomad. It's really heart-breaking that a country like Haiti, with SOOO MUCH HISTORY, NATURAL RESOURCES AND BEAUTY TO OFFER TO THE WORLD IS ALWAYS PROJECTED IN THE SUCH A NEGATIVE WAY! The corruption in the Country of the local and outside influencers are beyond words. The sad thing is that some of our people believe ALL the negativity in the media. Meanwhile, some of those who are projecting the negativity are going to these same countries in droves and on a regular basis and enjoying them. That’s why when anyone asked me about the poverty, I would tell them that there’s poverty ALL over the World! It’s worst in some than others but that was NOT the focus of my trip because I’ve seen enough negativity in the press and I don’t believe nor accept His-story. I went there to learn, firsthand, the History of the revolution and enjoy the beauty of the country and it's people. That’s why I told a few selected people about my trip beforehand! It was really heartwarming and emotional to climb and hear the history of the Citadelle Laferrière, pick-up one of the cannonballs, OMG!! Those balls are extremely heavy! As usual, the accommodations, restaurants, sightseeing tours to ALL the historical sites were on point. Visiting the other Historical sites filled me with emotions, pride and respect for my Haitian family. When we were flying into the country. I had a window seat and was amazed to see that Haiti was so mountainous and hilly. For a moment, I said is there any flatlands in Haiti? LOL! The beach day and the massage were beyond words. I had to tell my Trinbago Family, that our Nylon Pool in Tobago, wants NOTHING with Haiti’s sand bar (not sure if that’s how it’s called). I was in awe of that place so far out into the ocean with just sand and you can stand THERE WITHOUT BEING WET unless the tide was high. Which it was the day we went, so there was some water around the edges. I’m SOO HAPPY that I was introduced to Haitian Nomad and I always tell my family, friends and strangers that if you want a worry free vacation to book with Haitian Nomad. The great thing is that you don’t even need a roommate. Up to Monday, I went to the bank and I gave the teller the website information. On my way to Haiti, while we were waiting to depart from Ft. Lauderdale, I told the lady sitting next to me about Haitian Nomad and right there and then she booked the Egypt trip in November. God’s continued blessings with your Vacation Experience Trips. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON MY NEXT TRIP!
By Debra H for Cap-Haitien: Roots of Freedom on 12 May, 2021
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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
Short Version: Book with him ASAP I cannot recommend the Haitian Nomad enough!! My first trip, we'd returned from Cuba and after the experience, I was thoroughly impressed with Richard's trip. His trips are extremely well planned and a lot of thought and effort was put into ensuring everyone is having the time of their life. Richard pays attention to all the little details, is very organized, and adds a personal touch to the experience that you're not likely to get anywhere else. During our trip to Cuba, Richard organized a wonderful home-cooked rooftop dinner in the city of Trinidad and it was such a fun, unique experience. He made sure to take us around to the sights and helped us if we needed anything while on the trip. Prior to the trip, Richard provided us with all the necessary information leading up to the trip and gave us tips and suggestions on what to expect and other things to do as well. He is also open to feedback on how his service can be improved so he gets an A in customer service from me. Overall, it was the perfect trip and I couldn't have asked for more. So far I've been on about 5 or 6 trips (maybe more) and it exceeds expectations every time!
By Jessica W on 16 Jul, 2019