Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise tour, flies you over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, your flight takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent - Antarctica.

Included in the Program:
- Flights according to the itinerary
- Ship cruise
- Accommodation with full board
- All drinks: at meals
- 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

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage 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. 

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 3 pm.

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. 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 6 — Exploring 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 enjoying the company of sea birds, 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 lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. 

No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

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 in Punta Arenas, transfer to the group hotel for the night.

Meals in Punta Arenas are on your own & not included in the trip cost.

Day 8 — End of the Air-Cruise

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

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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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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