Presenting the Explorers’ Collection, a curated series of unique expeditions to the world’s most remote destinations. Quark Expeditions® is proud to take passengers to the unexpected wonderlands of the Arctic, Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands, through paths less traveled to seldom-seen destinations, and with one-of-a-kind accommodation and unique modes of travel. The Explorers’ Collection brings incredible experiences to today’s birder searching for some of the most unique bird species found in the most remote corners of the world.
From this coveted portfolio, we invite you to explore Galapagos Islands or Antarctic inlets on intimate adventures, circumnavigate the Arctic, conquer the North Pole from ice camp or icebreaker, or challenge yourself at an arctic safari at a Canadian wilderness lodge.
Our Polar Travel Advisers can suggest the perfect adventure adventure, including what birdlife you’ll likely see on expedition. Contact us at 1.888.892.0073, or visit QuarkExpeditions.com.
Arctic · Antarctica · Galapagos
NEW Galapagos Expeditions: Darwin’s Playground Far West or Central & North
Galapagos boasts 750,000 seabirds – Galapagos penguin and hawk, waved albatross, blue- and red-footed and Nazca boobies, and many more.
Walk in Darwin’s footsteps on famed Galapagos Islands on our small expedition ship, Evolution. Witness sea lions, turtles and exuberant wildlife, volcanic beaches and landscapes, and explore the less-traveled, more remote outer islands. Combine this with an Antarctic expedition, for a grand adventure, Equator to Pole.
The Falklands and Antarctica showcase unique birdlife – Cobb’s wren, Falklands flightless steamer duck, back-browed albatross, and various penguin species.
Our new small exploration boat Hans Hansson is distinctively designed for intimate, off-the-beaten-path adventures. Circumnavigate the teeming wildlife and unique panoramic landscapes of the Falkland Islands archipelago, and explore idyllic, rarely-visited Antarctic coves and inlets. This one-of-a-kind vessel offers optimal access to these magical, hard-to-reach destinations.
Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Arctic Circumnavigation -includes free air transfer package and back-to-back savings*
The Arctic features spectacular bird cliffs, and a plethora of birdlife – among them arctic terns, jaegers, warblers, loons, murres, auklet and auks.
Epic best describes this 75-day circumnavigation, combining wildlife, Inuit culture and icebergs, and exquisite aerial views from on-board helicopters. Circle the historic Northwest and Northeast Passage, the Canadian High Arctic, and fascinating Greenland. Or, combine two voyages, for a spectacular semi-circumnavigation.
Arctic terns, snow buntings, fulmars and kittiwakes are popular birds you might see here.
This fly-in ice camp at 89° north is a singular experience. Built directly on ice as a temporary Russian scientific station, you’ll land on a frozen runway and explore the Arctic by Antonov AN-74 aircraft and Mi8 helicopter, and by snowshoe before reaching the expedition’s pinnacle, the North Pole.
Count yourself among a privileged group of intrepid adventurers on this amazing journey. Defy pack ice aboard the 50 Years of Victory icebreaker, enjoy bird’s eye views while helicopter “flightseeing,” visit intriguing Franz Joseph Land, and ultimately, reach and celebrate at the iconic North Pole.
Witness a large variety birds including arctic terns, jaegers, snow buntings, guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars, loons, snow and brant geese, and peregrine falcons.
Watch 100s of beluga whales from shore at Canada’s most northerly wilderness lodge, an immersive safari. Discover by foot, ATV, sea kayak and river raft as you explore the tundra and sea, looking out for musk ox, polar bears and other iconic wildlife, or explore Thule ruins built from whalebones.
Not sure which Explorers’ Collection expedition is best for you? Our Polar Travel Advisers can suggest the perfect adventure. Contact us at 1.888.892.0073, or visit QuarkExpeditions.com.
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