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Antarctic Express, 10 day - Cruise South, Fly North
|| from $ 13.915 AUD|
||Antarctica (departing from Argentina)|
If you’re looking for a more efficient Antarctic experience, this is it. Venture south, crossing the infamous Drake Passage and experience the first sighting of Antarctica with your fellow shipmates. After your penguin, seal, whale, iceberg and glacier cravings have been satisfied you’ll take the relaxing way home by flying from King George Island to Punta Arenas, Chile. The expedition cruises are trips of a lifetime!
Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
This quaint city at the southernmost tip of South America is your gateway to Antarctica. The city itself provides a wide range of jewelry shops, cafes, gear shops and restaurants to explore before your voyage, while the surrounding mountains offer ample adventure activities if you’re wanting to discover the rugged nature of Tierra del Fuego
Day 2 - Embarkation Day
We embark in the afternoon, with a journey through the picturesque Beagle Channel. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled and be out on deck, as the channel is home to a wide variety of wildlife including seabirds and seals. Rainbows are common here too, creating a great photography opportunity to kick off the start to your Antarctic adventure..
Day 3-4 - Crossing the Drake Passage
Legendary for its high winds and rolling seas, you may get lucky and have the surprise you with calm seas. Spend your time in the lounge or chatting with your fellow travelers. As you develop your sea legs during the crossing, our Expedition Team will begin their series of presentations and help prepare you for your upcoming Zodiac and land excursions. You officially enter Antarctica when your ship crosses the Antarctic convergence, a biological boundary that fluctuates around 60° south.
Day 5-8 - Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Icebergs are the first attractions that welcome us to Antarctica. Massive floating bergs become more common as we get closer to land and you catch your first glimpse of the Peninsula, with its grand snow-covered mountains. In addition to spotting icebergs, you’ll likely spot penguins chilling out on ice floes and whales feeding and swimming in the frigid waters.
As soon as we can, the Zodiacs will be readied for your first landing in the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. The first time you experience this immense wilderness up close can be a numbing experience. The silence is great, the vastness is even greater. Thankfully the noisy locals – penguins and seals – are there to remind you that this wonderful landscape isn’t just a dream.
Your Expedition Team will monitor the ice and weather conditions to determine which landing sites we can visit. With many sites to choose from, each expedition presents new opportunities for exploring the white continent by Zodiac and land .
Day 9 – Disembarkation & Fly to Punta Arenas
As the ship turns north, you’ll say goodbye to the penguins, as well as many of your shipmates. With only the Drake Passage ahead, you’ll disembark and enjoy a bit of time on King George Island before flying off to Punta Arenas, Chile. Once you’re in Punta Arenas, we’ll transfer you from the airport to your hotel, where you’re free to explore and enjoy a final dinner out.
Day 10 - Depart for Home
After breakfast, you will make your own way to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flight or continue on with your other adventures.
Please remember, the price can increased by fuel surcharge, when applicable. Contact us for details.
Price per person in a double or twin cabin
Final price is subject of departure date, availability and cabin standard.
*Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping* All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage* All shore landings per de daily program* Leadership throughout the voyage by experienced leader* All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program* Formal and informal presentations by Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled* A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings* Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map* All miscellaneous service taxes and port changes throughout the program* All luggage handling aboard shi* Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers* Flight from Antarctica to Punta Arenas as specified in the itinerary* Pre night hotel accommodation in Uhuaia including breakfast* Group transfers between the airport and hotel in conjuction wit the charter flight* Group transfers in Ushuaia from the airport to any local hotel* Group transfer from a designated location in Uhuaia to ship on embarkation day*
Fuel surcharge (if applicable)* Any airfare unless otherwise specified in the itinerary* Passport and visa expenses* Government arrival and departure taxes* Any meals ashore unless otherwise specified* Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance* Excess baggage charges* Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified* Tips*
Extended stay in Chile / Argentina
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