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Antarctica Air Cruise Special - 7 days


Cost: from $ 12.885 AUD
Flights: local flights Chile - Antarctica included
Duration: 7 days
Departure: December - January
Location: Chile, Antarctica, Shetland Islands

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Tour Description

Save plenty of time and wallowing on the sea and set out to Antarctica by plane. This is a very comfortable combination of an air and boat tour inviting you to a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, coldest, highest, windiest, driest and most inhospitable continent, Antarctica. Antarctica is among the most beautiful, pristine and least explored places on the planet. Truly exhilarating, mysterious and alluring! This largely untouched wilderness can be visited by combining sea and air transport. High-class Icebreaker Ocean Nova, equipped with Zodiac boats, is waiting for you.

We recommend combining this package with Santiago de Chile package which can be found in our offer.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Punta Arenas, Chile
Arrive at the city of Punta Arenas where you will be met by staff and transferred to the hotel. During the afternoon, you will meet your expedition mates and receive instructions concerning the guidelines that should be followed in Antarctica and the procedures for Zodiac boat embarkation and disembarkation. Later, you will enjoy our welcome dinner at the hotel, a French-style mansion that is over one hundred years old.

Day 2 - Flight to King George Island, embarking
Our Antarctic adventure will begin with the flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). The flight takes a little over one and half hours. Upon arrival, we will be able to tour around the area where the Frei Chilean Base and the Bellingshausen Russian Base are located. We will gather at the beach on Fildes Bay for embarkation by Zodiac boats on board our expedition vessel.

Day 3 to 6 - South Shetland Islands, Livingstone Island, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville, Deception Island, latitude 65 ° South
While cruising between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and between spectacular icebergs, we will enjoy the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Our journey southwards will include visits to some of the most magnificent spots in the white continent, such as: Livingston Island, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville and Deception Islands amongst others. Our target will be the crossing of the Lemaire Channel and latitude 65° South. Our adventure will be very active, with several daily landings and cruises in Zodiac boats, lectures and a very enjoyable time on board.

Day 7 - King George Island, flight to Punta Arenas
Return to King George Island where we will disembark, in Zodiac boats, at the Frei Chilean Base, and head to the aerodrome to take the flight back to Punta Arenas. The program ends upon arrival at the Airport in Punta Arenas. Transfer to the city will be available for passengers staying overnight in Punta Arenas. One complimentary night at a hotel in Punta Arenas is offered upon request on Day 7 of the Travel Program.

Price per person

Cabin for 3 people from $ 12.885 AUD
Cabin for 2 people from $ 14.590 AUD

Final price is subject to a departure date, availability and cabin standard

Package Inclusions

Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back on the first and last day; 1 Night accommodation in a hotel in Punta Arenas; 1 Night accommodation for free on request the last day in Punta Arenas; Welcome dinner in Punta Arenas; Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station at King George Island; Cruise along Arctic Peninsula (see the itinerary for details); full board incl. drinks; all mainland excursions with a guide; lectures onboard; complex information materials; lending of special waterproof boots for disembarkation.

Package Exclusions

Tips; Personal expenses, fuel surcharge (if applicable)

Supplements

Antarctica Expedition Insurance $ 240 AUD per person

International airfare from Australia/US to Chile

Extended stay in Chile

Single supplement for own cabin (if not sharing) $ 2.990 AUD


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