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Air, Land & Sea to Antarctica

Duration
6-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,867

Added on to a South America vacation or taken on its own, an Antarctica cruise is an unforgettable adventure. This unique itinerary flies to the ice continent from Punta Arenas, so you can make the most of your time exploring this incredible continent.


This 6 or 8-day Antarctica experience flies you from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in the South Shetlands. Enjoy a tour of the area around the Presidente Eduardo Frei research base before boarding the M/V Ocean Nova.

Sailing through the icy fjords, you’ll see the dramatic landscapes and rich wildlife of the Antarctic. Penguins, sea birds, seals and whales all thrive here, and zodiac vessels take you in for a closer look. You’ll also have the benefit of expert guides and informative lectures, to put your sightseeing in perspective. Enjoy every comfort aboard ship as you explore many of the islands, channels and points around the Peninsula. The precise itinerary will vary according to conditions, ensuring you a memorable journey in comfort and safety.

Return to King George Island for your return flight to Punta Arenas.


 

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Duration
6-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,867

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Day 1

Ushuaia to Cape Horn

The journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. After meeting at your hotel, you will then proceed to the local port to embark on your vessel. You will sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, the southernmost town in the world, located on Navarino Island. Here, you will have the time to tour around before setting sail towards Cape Horn.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Day 2

Cape Horn to Drake Passage

After crossing Nassau Bay, you will wake up in front of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac boat and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, your cruise ship will get ready to set sail towards Antarctica and start the crossing of the famous waters named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Drake Passage to Antarctic Convergence

Sailing through the Drake Passage, en route to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). You are invited to relax and enjoy life on board and to take the time to watch wildlife from the glass enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent birds such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as Humpback and Minke whales swimming on their way down to Antarctica.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Antarctic Convergence to South Shetlands

Once you have crossed the Antarctic Convergence, your cruise ship will be sailing through the Antarctic Ocean. The time has come to start spotting the first icebergs and the first Antarctic land. The South Shetland Islands finally come into view, and you will have the opportunity to travel by zodiac boat into the water and make your first landing to visit a penguin colony. Exploration will continue all evening thanks to the endless daylight.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

South Shetlands to Punta Arenas

Upon reaching King George Island, you will disembark at Fildes Bay, where you will have the chance to enjoy the Antarctic scenery and visit some interesting places around the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. You will then gather at the aerodrome to board your flight taking you to Punta Arenas, Chile. Overnight in Punta Arenas.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Rey Don Felipe

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    Hotel Rey Don Felipe



    The Hotel Rey Don Felipe is located in the southern port city of Punta Arenas. Just two blocks from the main square, the hotel offers the rustic charm of Magallanes province with the conveniences of a modern building. The Hotel Rey Don Felipe has 45 ...

    The Hotel Rey Don Felipe is located in the southern port city of Punta Arenas. Just two blocks from the main square, the hotel offers the rustic charm of Magallanes province with the conveniences of a modern building. The Hotel Rey Don Felipe has 45 comfortable rooms. The room amenities include ensuite, telephone, safe and minibar.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Restaurant

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Day 6

Depart Punta Arenas

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Aboard the Ocean Nova
2017: Nov 29*, Dec 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27

2018: Jan 14*, 17, 22, 27, Nov 29*, Feb 8, 13,Dec 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27

2019: Jan 14*,Jan 29, Feb 3, 8, 13

*6 day 5 night itinerary

Aboard the Hebridean Sky
2017: Dec 8*, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31**

2018: Dec 6, 11, 16, 21, 26**

2019: Feb 1, 6, 11, 16, 21** 

*6 day 5 night itinerary

** 7 day 6 night itinerary

*** 26Dec18 and 21Feb19  (^Denotes reverse itinerary, with start in Punta Arenas and end in Ushuaia

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Transfers airport/hotel on Day 1 (only available to travellers who arrive before 3.00pm)
  • 1 overnight stay with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Hotel Cabo de Hornos or similar
  • Welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1 Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, Transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes
  • Dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition
  • All guided shore excursions, Lectures and entertainment on board
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and regional airfare other than stated in inclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Contingency Plan For Antarctica Express Air-Cruises

In case of a delay on the return flight to Punta Arenas from Antarctica, passengers on board the ship will continue cruising to nearby places until the return flight to Punta Arenas is authorized. Full board and all excursions are included. No refund will be extended for any reason whatsoever.

From Day 2 to Day 6 every effort will be made to transport passengers to Antarctica taking into consideration their safety and the safety of the aircraft. In case such efforts are not successful, the daily program described hereby will apply:


Day 2 - Guided tours to sites of historic and wildlife interest in Punta Arenas. Meals are included as well as accommodation at the same hotel included on Day 1 of the Travel Program.


Day 3 - Guided tours to sites of historic and wildlife interest in Punta Arenas. Meals are included as well as accommodation at the same hotel included on Day 1 of the Travel Program.

Day 4 - Accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Punta Arenas is included. No other services or meals are included. Passengers are required to stand-by for announcements concerning the flight to Antarctica.
Note: If by the end of Day 4 (24:00 hours local time) ANTARCTICA XXI will not be able to transport passengers to Antarctica, ANTARCTICA XXI will refund to each passenger 5% of the total rate (excluding discounts, if any) paid for the voyage.

Day 5 - Accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Punta Arenas is included. No other services or meals are included. Passengers are required to stand-by for announcements concerning the flight to Antarctica.
Note: If by the end of Day 5 (24:00 hours local time) ANTARCTICA XXI will not be able to transport passengers to Antarctica, ANTARCTICA XXI will refund to each passenger 15% of the total rate (excluding discounts, if any) paid for the voyage.

Day 6 - Accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Punta Arenas is included. No other services or meals are included. Passengers are required to stand-by for announcements concerning the flight to Antarctica.
Note: If by the end of Day 6 (24:00 hours local time) ANTARCTICA XXI will not be able to transport
passengers to Antarctica, ANTARCTICA XXI will refund to each passenger 100% of the total rate (excluding discounts, if any) paid for the voyage, less a fee of USD 2,000 per person.

Day 7 - Accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Punta Arenas is included. No other services or meals are included. There will be no further flight attempt.

Day 8 - Breakfast. Transfer to Punta Arenas airport. End of the Contingency Plan.

OPTIONAL ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
SEA KAYAKING IN ANTARCTICA

Experience Antarctica from the unique vantage point of a sea kayak. The majestic landscape, the icebergs, the wildlife - everything looks different as you paddle quietly through the waves. A unique experience!


THE PROGRAM
The sea kayaking program offered is a group experience limited to a maximum of 10 participants on Ocean Nova, and 16 participants on Sea Explorer, under the guidance and leadership of an experienced Kayak Master.


Every day you are in Antarctica, your Kayak Master will work with the Expedition Team to look for the best kayaking opportunities within the trip’s schedule, based on suitable and safe weather conditions. The group will be supported by a dedicated safety Zodiac. Each kayaking excursion will be approximately one and a half hours in duration. At the end of the excursion the Kayak Master will strive to offer the group some time at the landing site so you can explore.

To take part in the kayaking program you must have previous kayaking experience. 

The minimum age for participation is 16 years.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Subject to availability and weather conditions.

TB ANTARCTUSH0115CR: XXIAAL 2
14 Jan 2018
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