Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Fly one way and sail the rest of your journey.


Fly and Cruise Antarctica
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Leaving from Ushuaia, it takes you through the Beagle Channel and to legendary Cape Horn. Cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and spend a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica.

Duration: 6 days.
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina.
Disembarkation: Punta Areas, Chile.
Language: English speaking voyage.

Itinerary

DAY 1 · Start of the Air-Cruise
Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.

DAY 2 · Cape Horn and Drake Passage
After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

DAY 3 · Drake Passage
As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

DAY 4 · Drake Passage and Antarctica
After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.

DAY 5 · Antarctica and scheduled return flight
Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

DAY 6 · End of the Air-Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Note: The January 2-8, 2020 departure on board Hebridean Sky is a day longer and operates in reverse, with start in Punta Arenas and end in Ushuaia. An itinerary description is available on request.

INCLUDED IN THE RATE

-For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, except Allan Explorer Inaugural Air-Cruise, group transfers airport/hotel on Day 1.
-For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, except Magellan Explorer Inaugural Air-Cruise, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.
-1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
-Group transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers hotel/airport on last Day of the air-Cruise.
-Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
-Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
-Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
-Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
-Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
-Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
-All guided shore excursions.
-Lectures and entertainment on board.
-Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
-Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
-Contingency Plan as described further on.
-IAATO passenger fee.

SPECIFICALLY NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE
-Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
-Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
-Personal travel insurance.
-Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
-Gratuities.
-Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.




Dates & Rates


Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 29 Nov / 04 Dec 2019 More info about this Ship
Cabina Triple
$4,695
Single Cabin
$6,995
Twin Cabin
$5,695
Ship: Hebridean Sky | Date: 10 Dec / 15 Dec 2019 More info about this Ship
Triple Suite
$4,995
Window Suite
$5,995
Promenade Suite
$6,295
Deluxe Suite
$6,495
Veranda Suite
$6,995
Penthouse Suite
$7,795
Owner's Suite
$8,595
Single Suite
$8,595
Ship: Hebridean Sky | Date: 02 Jan / 08 Jan 2020 More info about this Ship
Triple Suite
$4,995
Window Suite
$5,995
Promenade Suite
$6,295
Deluxe Suite
$6,495
Veranda Suite
$6,995
Penthouse Suite
$7,795
Owner's Suite
$8,595
Single Suite
$8,595
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 14 Jan / 19 Jan 2020 More info about this Ship
Cabina Triple
$4,695
Single Cabin
$6,995
Twin Cabin
$5,695
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 16 Jan / 21 Jan 2020 More info about this Ship
Triple Suite
$4,995
Porthole
$5,995
Veranda Cabins
$6,295
Deluxe Veranda
$6,695
Penthouse Suite
$7,795
Grand Suite
$8,595
Single
$8,595

• The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.

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