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Vacation Itinerary


Prices: Twin Cabin  from $17,995 per person
call to ask about single supplement prices.


2020 Departures: January 1, 29 and February 16


Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, the 2019-20 Polar Circle Air-Cruises take 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.


Day 1 : Start of the Air Cruise
Antarctica21 staff welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventures from around the world.


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 3-8 : Exploring Antarctica
Sail along ice-filled fjord 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 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.


Day 9: Scheduled return flight from Antarctica
Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).


Day 10: After breakfast transfer to Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.


Included:

  • Transfer (port/airport/hotel) foreseen on first and last day of the voyage
  • 1 night lodging in Punta Arenas, breakfast included
  • 1 night post cruise complimentary
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Flight Punta Arenas - King George Island - Punta Arenas
  • Sea voyage and lodging on board ship, in accordance with cabin chosen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks)
  • Most Shore excursions
  • Conferences and shipboard entertainment
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica

Not Included:

  • Visa and/or Passport expenses
  • Arrival and departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional expenses, such as: laundry service, telephone calls, use of Internet or other means of communication, etc.
  • Sea kayaking (limited availability, book in advance) and snowshoeing (can be booked on board)
  • Gratuities
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Lodging and meals other than those offered in the program
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