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Fly to Antarctica

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,982

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 5-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
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,982

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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.

Duration1 Night
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

Antarctica

Your Antarctic adventure begins. Weather permitting you fly to Antarctica to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). If weather does not allow a flight today, your day is free to explore Punta Arenas. Options tours available and payable locally.

Assuming weather allows flying, 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.

The first explorer on King George Island in 1819 was the British sailor William Smith. Unlike Smith, Scott, Palmer, Shackleton and other earlier and now modern day explorers, who had and do face the roughness of the Drake sea for several days, 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 nearby. Baleen whales, Orcas or Killer Whales, Sea Lions, Weddell 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 we spend time visiting the centre.

You then travel by zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit one of the many penguin colonies in the area as well as navigate around Collins glacier. After a day packed full with sights sounds and exploration you head to the Ice Camp based on Collins glacier, located about 5 kms (6 miles) from the runway, where you will stay overnight. This ice camp includes a thermic tent as a dining room for the whole group, one special tent as a basic toilette and three different small thermic and special tents for two people each one, to spend the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 3

Onward Travel - Punta Arenas

If were unable to fly to Antarctica yesterday, another attempt will be made today. If you cannot fly due to weather today your day is free to explore Punta Arenas. Optional tours available and payable locally.

This morning is spent visiting nearby research stations and other land-based activities such as a nearby Elephant Seal colony - Elefanteras.

After a day packed full with sights sounds and exploration you return by air back to Punta Arenas and to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Cabo De Hornos

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Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    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)

    More Details

Day 4

Onward Travel - Punta Arenas

If you were able to fly to Antarctica the day before, today is day 2 of the expedition (see above) and you return to Punta Arenas in the early evening.

If were unable to fly to Antarctica yesterday, another attempt will be made today. If you cannot fly due to weather today your day is free to explore Punta Arenas. Optional tours available and payable locally.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Onward Travel

If you were able to fly to Antarctica the day before, today is day 2 of the expedition (see above) and you return to Punta Arenas in the early evening. If returning to Punta Arenas from Antarctica today, tonight's accommodation is NOT INCLUDED in the trip price and will be need to be paid locally. The local office will confirm your reservation for you. This scenario of failed flights over the previous 3 days is very rare!

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

3 day Adventure (1 day in Antarctica)
2022: To be advised

4 day Adventure (2 days 1 night in Antarctica)
2022: To be advised

PRICE INCLUDES:

One Day Program:

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

Overnight Program:

  • Pre trip briefing
  • 4 nights accommodation 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)
  • 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:

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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22 Mar 2021
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