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Antarctica - The Trip of a Lifetime

10 Days
On request

FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALITY GROUP: Cross off the 7th continent of the world with this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica. You will get to explore so many wonderful things that ‘The Last Continent is known for – this exclusive trip really is the epitome of the Ultimate Bucket List trip

Venture to the 7th continent of the world on this 8-day once-in-a-lifetime group Antarctica vacation. Make your way from Chile’s Punta Arenas to King George Island, where you’ll board your boutique expedition vessel and begin your immersive Antarctica discovery. Behold the ice-filled fjords as you cruise among ancient icebergs and search for seabirds, whales, penguins, seals, and more. 

Embark on the ultimate Antarctic vacation during this captivating 8-day Air-Cruise, promising a seamless blend of exploration, education, and breathtaking landscapes. Begin your journey in Punta Arenas, Chile, where a warm welcome from staff awaits. A short transfer to your hotel sets the stage for an enlightening afternoon with a briefing on essential information and guidelines for your upcoming awe-inspiring Antarctic adventure. Enjoy a delightful welcome dinner and meet your fellow globetrotters before venturing to the heart of Antarctica.

Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland islands. Step out of the plane and fill your lungs with chilled polar air for the first time before embarking on a 2 km / 1.2 mi walk to Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station. Continue to the Zodiac, waiting to take you to your boutique expedition vessel.

Spend the next four days cruising between the South Shetland Islands and the western Antarctic Peninsula. Marvel at ice-filled fjords as you navigate among colossal icebergs, accompanied by seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Embark on daily Zodiac expeditions with expert polar guides, leading you on intimate explorations of the mesmerizing Antarctic landscape.

Explore renowned sites such as the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Garlache Strait, and the Penola Strait, watching the splendour of the diverse Antarctic environment unfold. Bid farewell to Antarctica and share a meal in Punta Arenas with your group, reflecting on your exhilarating Antarctic air cruise.


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10 Days
On request

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Day 1

Arrive in Punta Arenas

On arrival at Punta Arenas Chile you are welcomed by Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you are welcomed at Explorers House to attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your air-cruise and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 2

Scheduled flight to Antarctica

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. You then walk 2-km (1.25-mi), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel

Accommodation: The Ocean Nova

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration7 Nights
Days 3 to 6

Exploring Antarctica

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along icefilled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Each day disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of educational presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience every time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites in the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Garlache Strait, and the Penola Strait.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Return to Punta Atenas

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Day 8

Depart Punta Arenas

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Pre & Post Tours are available on Request.

Other Information


Frequent departures between November and March


  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers for the group

  • First class hotel accommodation onboard Ocean Nova (different cabin categories available)
  • Services of an accompanying English speaking guide from arrival to departure
  • Sightseeing, admissions as per the itinerary
  • All Meals and Drinks included onboard Ocean Nova


  • International airfare and taxes
  • Gratuities for tour and site guides and drivers
  • Meals unless listed
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Changes in government/local taxes
  • Any future fuel surcharges on land arrangements or additional costs due to external factors.
  • Visa/Passport handling fees.
  • Transfers if arriving and/or departing on different flights to the group


18 Feb 2025
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