Polar Circle Antarctica Air-Cruise (9 Day)

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Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, this expedition takes you to one of the most spectacular and remotest places on earth - Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be one of the few adventurous travelers to cross the Antarctic Circle.

Included in the Program:
- Flights according to the itinerary
- Ship cruise
- Accommodation with full board
- All drinks: on board
- Shore excursions
- Lectures and onboard entertainment
- Loan of boots for landing in Antarctica
- Transfer from/to airport/hotel according to the itinerary
- Comprehensive pre- and post- departure information

Day 1 — Start of the Air-Cruise

Expedition staff welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to your hotel and attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

Note: Passengers should plan to be in Punta Arenas at 15:00 hours, at the latest.
Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed for travelers arriving later than 15:00 hours.

Day 2 — Scheduled flight to Antarctica

A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

Days 3 to 8 — Exploring Antarctica

Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink.

The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places.

Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 9 — Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight to Punta Arenas.

The program ends upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas on Day 9.
Transfer to the city will be available for passengers staying overnight in Punta Arenas.

One complimentary hotel night in Punta Arenas is offered upon request on Night 9 of the Travel Program.
Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program.

Day 10 — If Requested

If complimentary hotel night in Punta Arenas was arranged:

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

Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Triple
Twin (Lower Berths)
Dedicated Single
Kayak, Snowshoe
Full
$9,795Full$10,895Full$14,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
Full
$9,795Full$10,895Full$14,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
Full
$11,495Full$12,995Full$18,595Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
Full
$11,495Full$12,995Full$18,595Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
Full
$12,995Full$14,795Full$20,795Full
Kayak
Full
$10,595Full$11,995Full$16,895Full
Kayak
Full
$10,595Full$11,995Full$16,895Full
Kayak
Full
$10,595Full$11,995Full$16,895Full
Kayak
Full
$10,595Full$11,995Full$16,895Full
Kayak
Full
$12,995Full$14,795Full$20,795Full
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Triple Cabins are available ONLY for 3 people booking together - NOT for single travelers wanting to share.

Kayaking Option - $895, Snowshoe Option on select departures - $195. 10 total kayak spots and 12 total snowshoeing spots available.

A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage. Rates are per person, double occupancy. If no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
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Rates 2015-2016
Triple
Twin (Lower Berths)
Dedicated Single
Kayak, Snowshoe

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$9,995$10,995$15,495
Kayak, Snowshoe

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$9,995$10,995$15,495
Kayak, Snowshoe

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$9,995$10,995$15,495
Kayak, Snowshoe

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$9,995$10,995$15,495Full
Kayak, Snowshoe

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$11,795$13,495$18,995
Kayak, Snowshoe

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$11,795Full$13,495$18,995
Kayak, Snowshoe
Limited Availability
$13,595$15,595$21,995
Kayak

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$10,895$12,495$17,395
Kayak

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$10,895Full$12,495$17,395
Kayak

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$10,895$12,495$17,395
Kayak
- Full -
$13,595Full$15,595Full$21,995Full
Kayak

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$10,895$12,495$17,395
Kayak

Free 2-Night Hotel stay in Santiago
($640 Value) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$10,895$12,495$17,395
Kayak
- Limited Availability -
$13,595$15,595Full$21,995Full
No trips meet your criteria. Please increase the budget above to view more results.
Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.

Triple Cabins are available ONLY for 3 people booking together - NOT for single travelers wanting to share.

Kayaking Option - $895, Snowshoe Option on select departures - $195. 10 total kayak spots and 12 total snowshoeing spots available.

A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage.

Rates are per person, double occupancy. If no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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