I'm looking for a trip to Antarctica in the coming season (around 20 Nov 2013- 10 Feb 2014) as a part of a several-months trip to Argentine. Unfortunately I am a young traveller and therefore my budget is quite limited - 4000$-4500$ is apparently the maximum I can afford myself. I want to have a good tour, but I don't mind at all about the luxury and about sharing my room with as many as possible. In addition, this is not a 'must' for me but I would also prefer not to cross the Drake passage but to get there in a flight.
I have been looking for hours in google but haven't found anything that fits me. Last few days I heard that maybe it's better for me to wait for the last-minute deals and to buy the tour in Ushuaia. Is it really the best things to do? Isn't this a big risk? And - is it also possible to take last minute deal for a flight?
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!