Classic Antarctica Fly and Cruise

8 Days - from AUD$15865 / Per person Triple Share

Countries visited : antarctica, Argentina, Chile

TOTAL DAYS : 8 Days

STARTS IN : Punta Arenas

ENDS IN : Punta Arenas

Highlights : Antarctica , Beagle Channel , Drake Passage , Punta Arenas

TRANSPORT : Ship

With the crossing of the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, this is a trip full of excitement.

The aircraft BAE-146 was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). It is a high-wing aircraft with a short runaway requirement makes it particularly suited for these kind of destinations. It is operated by Aerovías DAP, which has more than 20 years of experience of flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.

The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel, built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, it is ideally suited for expedition travels in Antarctica. The M/V Ocean Nova has capacity of 68 passengers in comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins. Apart from having a glass-enclosed observation lounge, a presentation room, a spacious dining room, a bar, a library and an infirmary, it also has Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

CLASSIC ANTARCTICA AIR CRUISE 

 

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.
POLAR CIRCLE ANTARCTICA AIR-CRUISE (1Jan, 1Feb & 18Feb 2016)

 

Day 1 – Start of the Air-Cruise
Expedition staff welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to your hotel and attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

 

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 15:00 hours.

 

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 to 8 – Exploring Antarctica
Sail along ice-filled fjords 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 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.

 

Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

 

Day 9 – 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 10 – End of the Air-Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.


PRICES

Low Season - 2Dec, 7Dec, 12Dec, 17Dec 2015

Join in Category Single Cabin Twin Cabin Triple Cabin
Punta Arenas Cruise AUD$24595 AUD$17452 AUD$15865

Shoulder Season - 17Jan, 22Jan, 27Jan, 8Feb13 Feb 2016

Join in Category Single Cabin Twin Cabin Triple Cabin
Punta Arenas Cruise AUD$27611 AUD$19833 AUD$16222

High Season - 1Jan, 1Feb, 18Feb 2016

Join in Category Single Cabin Twin Cabin Triple Cabin
Punta Arenas Cruise AUD$34913 AUD$24754 AUD$21579

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events. All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

Included:

  • Flights according to the itinerary
  • Ship cruise
  • Accommodation with full board
  • All drinks on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Lectures onboard entertainment
  • Loan of boots for landing in Antarctica
  • Transfer from/to airport/hotel according to the itinerary
  • Comprehensive pre- and post- departure information

 

Not included:

  • Passports and/or visas
  • Taxes or boarding taxes at ports and airports
  • Transfers not specified in the program
  • Travel or health insurance

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