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Polar Circle Air-Cruise 10 day

Destination(s): Punta Arenas, Chile, and King George Island, Antarctica
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Frequency: Set Departures: January 1, January 31, and February 27, 2019
Price: Starting from $17,495.00 per person
  *single supplement upon 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 and remotest places on earth - Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be
one of the few adventurous travellers to cross the Antarctic Circle.

Package Includes:

  • Seven nights accommodation aboard the M/V Ocean Nova
    • 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

ANTARCTICA XXI staff welcomes you in Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to your hotel and attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world. Meals: dinner

Day 2.   Punta Arenas – King George Island

A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and 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 3-8.   Exploring Antarctica

Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature.

Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places. Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9.   King George Island – Punta Arenas  

Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight 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, lunch, and dinner

Day 10.   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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