Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise
CL-004
10Days
From USD19,869
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Fly in comfort from Punta Arenas over the stormy Drake Passage and board your expedition ship directly in Antarctica. Get up close and personal to icebergs, fjords and impressive arctic landscapes, whilst observing an array of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. This tour will leave you feeling reinvigorated and in awe of such a magical destination.

Highlights

  • Travel to Antarctica by plane and save yourself the 2-day cruise journey to reach Antarctica from Ushuaia
  • Frequent departures aboard the vessel will begin in 2020
  • Embrace the privilege to travel aboard the brand new 'Magellan Explorer'
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Santiago de Chile.
At a proper time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas.

Arrive in Punta Arenas, where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory 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.

IMPORTANT
Passengers should aim to be in Punta Arenas by 14:00 at the latest.
Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed for travelers arriving later than 14:00 hours.
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 and making your way to your expedition vessel.
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. Aboard the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the 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.
The exact itinerary changes with each expedition and you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
The exact itinerary changes with each expedition and you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
The exact itinerary changes with each expedition and you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your flight to Santiago.

Upon arrival in Santiago, you will be transferred to your hotel.
At a proper time, you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Santiago de Chile.
At a proper time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas.

Arrive in Punta Arenas, where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory 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.

IMPORTANT
Passengers should aim to be in Punta Arenas by 14:00 at the latest.
Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed for travelers arriving later than 14:00 hours.
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 and making your way to your expedition vessel.
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. Aboard the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the 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.
The exact itinerary changes with each expedition and you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
The exact itinerary changes with each expedition and you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
The exact itinerary changes with each expedition and you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your flight to Santiago.

Upon arrival in Santiago, you will be transferred to your hotel.
At a proper time, you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight.

Based on two people sharing TWIN or double room (excluding international & domestic flights)

ALTERNATIVE 1 USD 19,869
The Singular Santiago, Magellan Explorer – Veranda Cabin, Cabo de Hornos

ALTERNATIVE 2 USD 20,873
The Singular Santiago, Magellan Explorer – Deluxe Veranda Cabin, Cabo de Hornos

  • Transfers from/to the airport, bus or train station
  • Transfers airport/hotel on DAY 02 (only available to travelers who arrive before 14:00 hours)
  • Transfers airport/hotel on the day of the scheduled return flight from Antarctica, and transfers hotel/airport on last day of the Air-Cruise program
  • Flights Punta Arenas – Frei Station on King George Island – Punta Arenas
  • One overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on DAY 02
  • One overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the day of the scheduled return flight from Antarctica
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage
  • All guided shore excursions (shared with other travelers with English-speaking guides)
  • Lectures and onboard entertainment (shared with other travelers)
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica
  • Accommodation based on TWIN in the selected category
  • Entrance fees to the sites noted in the itinerary (important: the chronological order of visits in the itinerary may change to ensure the best operation)
  • 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 aboard ship
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks aboard ship throughout the expedition
  • Meals as noted (B: breakfast, BoxedL: boxed lunch, L: lunch, D: dinner)
  • Permanent assistance by our Guest Experience Department

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