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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise 8 day

Destination(s): Punta Arenas, Chile, and King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Frequency: Set Departures, December 2018 thru February 2019
Price: Starting from $12,395.00 per person
  *single supplement on request
Deadline to book: Open Booking

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent – Antarctica.

The program includes flying to and from Antarctica by air, and cruising by ship along the Antarctic Peninsula.

Package Includes:

  • Five nights accommodation aboard the M/V Ocean Nova or M/V Hebridean Sky
    • Guided shore excursions
    • All meals onboard: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Lectures and onboard entertainment
    • Boots for landing excursions
  • Two nights accommodation in Punta Arenas at Hotel Cabo de Hornos 
    • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner in Punta Arenas
  • Round trip airfare from Punta Arenas (Chile) to King George Island (Antarctica)
  • IAATO passenger fee
  • Shared airport transfers per itinerary
  • Local assistance

Not Included:

  • International airfare
  • Applicable airport departure taxes
  • Beverages purchased at the ships bar
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Day 1.   Punta Arenas

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage 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. Meals: dinner

Day 2.   Punta Arenas – King George Island

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. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3-6.   Exploring Antarctica

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, 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 lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each 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 such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7.   King George Island – Punta Arenas

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). Meals: breakfast

Day 8.   Punta Arenas

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

Optional (fees apply):

 - Sea kayaking in Antarctica

 - Snowshoeing in Antarctica

Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

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