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This 8-day Antarctica experience flies you from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in the South Shetlands. Enjoy a tour of the area around the Presidente Eduardo Frei research base before boarding the M/V Ocean Nova.

Sailing through the icy fjords, you’ll see the dramatic landscapes and rich wildlife of the Antarctic. Penguins, sea birds, seals and whales all thrive here, and zodiac vessels take you in for a closer look. You’ll also have the benefit of expert guides and informative lectures, to put your sightseeing in perspective. Enjoy every comfort aboard ship as you explore many of the islands, channels and points around the Peninsula. The precise itinerary will vary according to conditions, ensuring you a memorable journey in comfort and safety.

Return to King George Island for your return flight to Punta Arenas.

 

This trip has multiple departure dates in 2018.  Pricing starts at $11,929, per person.  

 

Tour prices are land only. All tour specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply.

Itinerary

Arrive Punta Arenas

Arrival at the city of Punta Arenas where you will be met by your local representative, to be later transferred to the selected hotel. During the afternoon, before dinner, you will receive instructions in relation with the norms that should be followed in Antarctica and about the procedures of embarkation and disembarkation. Later, you will enjoy a welcome dinner, where you will have the chance to meet your fellow adventurers.

Meal Plan Highlight Dinner
Duration 1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Rey Don Felipe

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Day2

Punta Arenas to Expedition Vessel

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). The flight takes a little under 2 hours. Upon arrival you will be able to tour around the area where the 'Presidente Eduardo Frei M.' Chilean Base and 'Bellinghausen' Russian Base are located. You will gather at the beach on Fildes Bay for embarkation, by Zodiac boats, to M/V 'Ocean Nova'.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration 5 Nights
Accommodation

Ocean Nova

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Day3

Antartica Peninsula

As you cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the Peninsula, sailing along ice filled fjords and between spectacular icebergs, you will enjoy the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Your Journey toward the south may include visits to some of the most magnificent spots in the white continent such as: Hannah Point, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville and Deception Islands amongst others. Your adventure will be full, with daily landings and cruises in zodiacs boats, selected lectures and an enjoyable time on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day4

Antartica Peninsula

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day5

Antartica Peninsula

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day6

Antartica Peninsula

Exploration in and around the Antarctica peninsula before heading back to King George Island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day7

South Shetlands to Punta Arenas

Your cruise ship will return to King George Island where you will disembark in Zodiac boats, at Fildes Bay by 'Presidente Eduardo Frei M.' Chilean Base, and head to the 'Teniente Marsh' aerodrome to take the flight back to Punta Arenas. The trip officially ends on your arrival into Punta Arenas. Overnight in Punta Arenas.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration 1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Rey Don Felipe

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Day8

Depart Punta Arenas

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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