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Classic Antarctica

 

Departures: From December to February

Places Visited: Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

 

Highlights

Embark on an unforgettable Antarctic journey and visit one of the most dramatically scenic places anywhere in the world. Navigate through icy waters, pass sheer snow covered cliffs and icebergs, observe whales and penguin colonies. Enjoy one of the most fascinating settings nature has to offer and absorb all the marvels this cruise has to offer.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 1 night of accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast included
  • 5 nights of accommodation in a cabin onboard the Antarctic Cruise with full board and activities
  • Local taxes
  • Bilingual guides for transfers and tours

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
  • Tips or personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours and experiences
  • Any items not mentioned

Day 1: PUNTA ARENAS. Upon arrival to airport, private transfer to Selected Hotel.

Day 2: PUNTA ARENAS/SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS.

Private transfer to airport for a two-hour flight to King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands and the most populated. After arrival there is time to explore the area around the Chilean Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station. Then, board a Zodiac, a small inflatable rubber motorized craft to embark on the Antarctica cruise ship.

Day 3 – Day 6: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS/WEST ANTARTIC PENINSULA.

Experience an unforgettable expedition cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Sail alongside ice-filled fjords and navigate between almighty icebergs with spectacular views of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Every day, the Antarctica cruise ship makes a landing for a Zodiac excursion to explore the landscape with expert polar guides. With each expedition the team sets out a new route to create a unique, flexible and extraordinary experience for each separate voyage in order to offer the best possible impressions of the diverse Antarctic environment. The cruise may well include visits to spectacular sites such as: Hannah Point, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island, Deception Island and the Lemaire Channel.

Day 7: ESTERO CONDOR/ BRAZO NUNEZ/ ISLA RIESCO. Return to King Island to take the flight back to Punta Arenas. The program concludes upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas.


Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.

Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.