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Fly to Antarctica

Duration
3-4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,646

Added on to a South America vacation or taken on its own, a visit to Antarctica is an unforgettable adventure. Few Antarctic trips however let you stay on land, making this short excursion a truly unique experience.


This 3-day Antarctica trip offers all that’s unique and beautiful about the frozen continent, with one special difference. You’ll overnight at Frei Base Research Station, coming away with serious bragging rights as well as amazing memories. Fly from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island. Then spend the day enjoying the glaciers, wildlife, and other sights found in this astonishing part of the world. Keep a look out for whales, seals and sea lions, and a variety of penguins. You’ll also visit the Presidente Frei Meteorological Center, and several other research stations to learn more about the work being done here.


 

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Duration
3-4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,646

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Day 1

Punta Arenas

Today is spent in a pre-trip briefing where you learn of the safety procedures, protection of the local environment during your stay as well as an introduction to your fellow explorers. Join some of your fellow travellers tonight for dinner in this remote but beautiful city.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Cabo De Hornos

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    Cabo De Hornos



    Cabo de Hornos Hotel has been for many years the traditional benchmark of the Magellan hotel management and operation, and it has been recently remodeled with the same state-of-the-art technology and an innovative design combining moderation, elegance and warmth. The fancy style of its building ...

    Cabo de Hornos Hotel has been for many years the traditional benchmark of the Magellan hotel management and operation, and it has been recently remodeled with the same state-of-the-art technology and an innovative design combining moderation, elegance and warmth. The fancy style of its building matches perfectly with the setting of the lovely Plaza de Armas of Punta Arenas and adjacent buildings, which due to their beauty make up the architectural patrimony of this pretty Patagonian city.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Punta Arenas to Antarctica

Your Antarctic adventure begins. Weather permitting you fly to Antarctica to King George Island (South Shetland Islands).

You cross the Magellan Straight and Tierra del Fuego, the many glaciers dotting the Andes before passing over Cape Horn and the furthest point south in the world. You will arrive at the Antarctic airport of Frei Base at King George Island after a pleasant three and a half hours flight.

After arrival, you will visit the establishments of Villa Las Estrellas, as well as witness the wild fauna, glaciers and other attractions dotted in the nearby.

Baleen whales, Orcas or Killer Whales, Sea Lions, Weddel Seals, Antarctic Seals and Penguins make up the fauna all of which feeds on the Antarctic's rich waters. The famous Adelie penguins are abundant but you will also be able to see the Papua Penguins, Antarctic Penguins amongst others.

Frei Base was established in 1980 under the name of Teniente Rodolfo Marsh, along with Presidente Frei Meteorological Center, inaugurated in 1969. It is one of the main meteorological and navigational stations in the Antarctic and you spend time visiting the centre.

Return by air back to Punta Arenas where you are transferred to your hotel.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 3

Onward travel

You are transferred to the airport for your onward travels.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

3 day Adventure (1 day in Antarctica)
2017: Nov 30; Dec 10, 25
2018: Jan 14, 21, 27; Feb 2, 9, 15; Mar 5, 16

4 day Adventure (2 days 1 night in Antarctica)
2017: Dec 3, 7, 13, 18, 28
2018: Jan 4, 8, 11, 18, 24, 30; Feb 5, 10, 18, 22, 26; Mar 8, 12, 21

PRICE INCLUDES:

3 Day Adventure:

  • Pre trip briefing
  • 1 night accommodation before flight in Punta Arenas
  • Return airport transfer on day of the flight
  • Flight to Antarctica
  • 1 day of touring in Antarctica
  • 1 night accommodation on return from Antarctica
  • Non alcoholic drinks
  • Meals as indicated.

4 Day Adventure:

  • Pre trip briefing
  • 1 night accommodation before flight in Punta Arenas
  • Return airport transfer on day of the flight
  • Flight to Antarctica
  • 2 days of touring in Antarctica
  • 1 night accommodation in Antarctica (basic)
  • 1 night accommodation on return from Antarctica
  • Non alcoholic drinks
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Arrival into Punta Arenas on day 1 of the trip is required to be no later than 500PM. Both programs are weather dependent and may change or be cancelled if conditions dictate. Hotel in Punta Arenas is the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar.

Suggested clothing

  • Jacket and waterproof pants.
  • Gloves hat and scarf
  • Trekking shoes (or similar waterproof shoes)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • 2 additional pairs of warm socks

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire. Subject to availability and weather conditions

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