Antarctic Explorer

12-day Fly and Cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula


Fly and Cruise Antarctica
© Sebastian Arrebola

Duration: 12 days
Starts: Punta Arenas, Chile
Ends: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Languaje: English Speaking Voyage


Included Activities
Optional Activities


Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, starting at Punta Arenas, Chile, flying over the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands, cruising Antarctica and sailing back to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Itinerary

© Sebastian Arrebola
© Sebastian Arrebola
© Sebastian Arrebola

Days 1-2 – Punta Arenas to King George Island
Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your downtown hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure before a group briefing about tomorrow's flight. The next day we transfer to Punta Arenas airport for our charter flight to King George Island. Please remember that we are flying to in very remote areas and flight schedules are dependent on weather, both in Punta Arenas & King George Island. Please note – Some voyages start in reverse (sailing from Ushuaia and flying back to Punta Arenas).

Days 3-8 – Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula's western flanks offer long days and relatively ice-free waters. We visit historic huts and Zodiac cruise through narrow straits and majestic icebergs, and if we're lucky, whale watch from the bow of the ship. A few landing points we hope to visit include Half Moon Bay, Lemaire Channel, Hydrurga Rocks and more. We may hike to spectacular vantage points on Beak or Devil Islands; large tabular icebergs and volcanic scenery create long lasting memories. Wherever we go, wildlife, Heroic Age relics and haunting landscapes await.

Days 9-10 – Drake Passage
Relax and reminisce as we cross the Drake Passage, bound for South America. Our expedition team recap all the incredible things we've witnessed, or perhaps you'll find a quiet moment place to review the hundreds of photos taken.

Day 11/12 – Ushuaia
We slip up the Beagle Channel and pull into Ushuaia, where you'll say goodbye to new friends and begin any onward travel. Note – The voyage from 24 Feb '20 5 Mar '20 is a FLY/FLY voyage and finishes with a flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas and one night's accommodation post-voyage.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 – Punta Arenas to King George Island
Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your downtown hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure before a group briefing about tomorrow's flight. The next day we transfer to Punta Arenas airport for our charter flight to King George Island. Please remember that we are flying to in very remote areas and flight schedules are dependent on weather, both in Punta Arenas & King George Island. Please note – Some voyages start in reverse (sailing from Ushuaia and flying back to Punta Arenas).

Days 3-8 – Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula's western flanks offer long days and relatively ice-free waters. We visit historic huts and Zodiac cruise through narrow straits and majestic icebergs, and if we're lucky, whale watch from the bow of the ship. A few landing points we hope to visit include Half Moon Bay, Lemaire Channel, Hydrurga Rocks and more. We may hike to spectacular vantage points on Beak or Devil Islands; large tabular icebergs and volcanic scenery create long lasting memories. Wherever we go, wildlife, Heroic Age relics and haunting landscapes await.

Days 9-10 – Drake Passage
Relax and reminisce as we cross the Drake Passage, bound for South America. Our expedition team recap all the incredible things we've witnessed, or perhaps you'll find a quiet moment place to review the hundreds of photos taken.

Day 11/12 – Ushuaia
We slip up the Beagle Channel and pull into Ushuaia, where you'll say goodbye to new friends and begin any onward travel. Note – The voyage from 24 Feb '20 5 Mar '20 is a FLY/FLY voyage and finishes with a flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas and one night's accommodation post-voyage.


© Sebastian Arrebola
© Sebastian Arrebola
© Sebastian Arrebola


INCLUSIONS

-Group transfer to hotel.
-One night pre-voyage hotel accommodation
-Transfer to airport and charter flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island
-Transfer to downtown Ushuaia or airport (post voyage)
-Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
-Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises
-An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
-An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
-Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beers and soft drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
-Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
-Pre-dinner drinks including canapes and bar snacks
-Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
-Complimentary use of gumboots
-Complimentary use of fitness centre
-Complimentary access to on board expedition doctor and medical clinic
-Personalised photo book (post voyage)
-Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
-Port, pilotage charges and landing fees

EXCLUSIONS

-International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified
-Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
-Airport arrival or departure taxes
-Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
-Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
-Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
-Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
-Optional activity surcharges
-All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.


Dates & Rates


Ship: Greg Mortimer | Date: 27 Dec 2020 / 07 Jan 2021 || New Year trip, departs from Ushuaia More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
$11,500
Aurora Stateroom
$12,700
Balcony Stateroom C
$13,500
Balcony Stateroom B
$13,800
Balcony Stateroom A
$14,100
Balcony Suite
$17,100
Junior Suite
$20,300
Captain's Suite
$23,600
Ship: Greg Mortimer | Date: 13 Jan 2021 / 23 Jan 2021 More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
$11,900
Aurora Stateroom
$13,100
Balcony Stateroom C
$13,900
Balcony Stateroom B
$14,200
Balcony Stateroom A
$14,500
Balcony Suite
$17,600
Junior Suite
$20,900
Captain's Suite
$24,300
Ship: Greg Mortimer | Date: 12 Feb 2021 / 22 Feb 2021 || Starts in Ushuaia More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
$11,900
Aurora Stateroom
$13,100
Balcony Stateroom C
$13,900
Balcony Stateroom B
$14,200
Balcony Stateroom A
$14,500
Balcony Suite
$17,600
Junior Suite
$20,900
Captain's Suite
$24,300
Ship: Greg Mortimer | Date: 01 Mar 2021 / 11 Mar 2021 More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
$11,500
Aurora Stateroom
$12,700
Balcony Stateroom C
$13,500
Balcony Stateroom B
$13,800
Balcony Stateroom A
$14,100
Balcony Suite
$17,100
Junior Suite
$20,300
Captain's Suite
$23,600

* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

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