Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, flying from Punta Arenas, Chile, and sailing back to Ushuaia, Argentina
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.
Duration: 12 nights
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile (fly to King George Island)
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Language: English speaking voyage
PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The on-board expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.
Day 1, Punta Arenas: Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your downtown hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this vibrant, historic seaport on the Strait of Magellan.
Day 2, King George Island: Enjoy scenic flight to King George Island, Antarctica, and transfer by Zodiac to your expedition ship.
Days 3-4 Antarctic Sound: Sail in Antarctic Sound, entrance to the mesmerising, ice-filled Weddell Sea. Possible landings at penguin-rich Gourdin Island and Brown Bluff.
Days 5-7 Weddell Sea: Push into the Weddell Sea, aiming for Seymour and James Ross islands' fossil fields, and Paulet Island.
Day 8-11, Antarctic Peninsula: Explore the Antarctic Peninsula's west coast and enjoy excursions to Astrolabe or Enterprise Islands, Port Lockroy, and Paradise Harbour.
Day 12, Drake Passage: Cross Drake Passage, surrounded by soaring albatross and flitting petrels. Celebrate your extraordinary voyage while entering Beagle Channel.
Day 13, Ushuaia: After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia for homeward flights.
-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
-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.
* 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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THE POLAR TRAVEL COMPANY LLC
8175 NW 12 ST #130
Doral, FL 33126
Miami - Dade, Florida
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Bulnes 1319, Buenos Aires.
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4° C, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.
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