8D ANTARCTICA

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DIFFICULTY
Low

QUANTITY
Per person

SUMMARY

The Classic Antarctica air-cruise is our most popular Antarctica expedition itinerary. Once arriving by flight to Antarctica, you will sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, while spotting penguins, seals, and whales that call the White Continent home. The Classic Antarctica air-cruise is available on all our expedition ships.
  • Exclusive group transfers from the airport to the hotel on day 1 of the program.
  •  One night of accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel Cabo de Hornos or similar, with a welcome dinner that includes drinks on day 1.
  •  One night of accommodation with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Hotel Cabo de Hornos or similar on the day of the scheduled return flight from Antarctica.
  •  Exclusive group transfers from the airport to the hotel on the scheduled day of the return flight from Antarctica, and exclusive group transfers from the hotel to the airport on the last day of the program.
  •  Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Base on King George Island and/or vice versa.
  •  Maritime cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program.
  •  Aboard the ship, daily buffet breakfasts and lunches, with a wide variety of dishes.
  •  Aboard the ship, with lunch and dinner, wine, beer, juice, and sodas are served.
  •  Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water, and snacks are served aboard the ship throughout the expedition.
  •  Talks and entertainment on board.
  •  Delivery of informative material on preliminary and post-trip aspects.
  •  Loan of waterproof boots for landings in Antarctica.
  •  IAATO passenger rate.
  • Any item not specifically indicated in the “Included” section.
  •  Dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
  •  Drinks purchased at the ship’s bar.
  •  Internet connection on board the ship.
  •  Personal travel insurance.
  •  Additional expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  •  Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.
  • You should plan your arrival with a flight scheduled to land in Punta Arenas no later than 2:00 PM on day 1 of the itinerary. The same deadline applies to travelers arriving directly at the hotel on day 1. That afternoon, all travelers must attend a mandatory briefing on safety, rules and recommendations about Antarctica, and an information session covering important practical details. You will also receive advice on the different sizes of your expedition boots and the delivery process. Participation in these activities is essential for the success of the expedition. Travelers who do not meet the 2:00 PM arrival deadline will be considered “no-show”. They will not be able to participate in the expedition and will not receive any refund.
     
  • Remember that scheduling connections with tight times is never advisable when traveling to remote places with limited services. Protect your investment by traveling with enough additional time in case of baggage delivery inconveniences, flight delays, etc. If your flight to Punta Arenas is delayed for reasons beyond your control, we will do our best to wait for your arrival. However, we cannot assume any responsibility for the resulting complications, including the inability to join the expedition. We recommend covering this risk by purchasing a travel interruption and cancellation insurance policy.
     
  • It is strongly recommended that any travel plan made for the last day of the expedition does not start until late afternoon, and that you purchase a flexible air ticket for your return home, in case you have to change your travel plan due to a delay in returning from Antarctica.
  • SEASON 2023-2024
    • Dec 17 – 24, 2023
    • Jan 17 – 24, 2024
    • Jan 22 – 29, 2024
    • Jan 27 – Feb 3, 2024
    • Feb 1– 8, 2024
    • Feb 6 – 13, 2024
    • Feb 11 – 18, 2024
  • SEASON 2024-2025
    • Dec 2, 2024
    • Dec 7, 2024
    • Dec 12, 2024
    • Dec 17, 2024
    • Dec 22, 2024
    • Dec 27, 2024
    • Jan 17, 2025
    • Jan 22, 2025
    • Jan 27, 2025
    • Feb 1, 2025
    • Feb 6, 2025
    • Feb 11, 2025

ITINERARY

Day 1: Start of the air-cruise

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM, where you are welcomed by Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you are welcomed at Explorers House to attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your air-cruise 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.
Welcome dinner included  
    

Day 2: Scheduled flight to Antarctica

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. You then walk 2-km (1.25-miles), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.  
    

Day 3 - 6: Explore 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 enjoyingthe company of seabirds, 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 educational presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.
 
No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience every time.
 
While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several sites that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
 
Your voyage may include visits to sites in the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Gerlache Strait, and the Penola Strait.
breakfast, lunch and dinner included.  
    

Day 7: Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

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).
breakfast included  
    

Day 8: End of the air-cruise

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

breakfast included  
    

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