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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

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This 6-day Antarctica voyage takes you through the Beagle Channel and to legendary Cape Horn. Cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent - Antarctica!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 : Cape Horn and the Drake Passage
Day 3 : Drake Passage
Day 4 : South Shetland Islands
Day 5 : Disembark in King George Island / Fly to Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 6 : Return Home

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

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Day 1 Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina

Board your ship in Ushuaia and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn. Note: Due to port operations, boarding in Ushuaia is exclusively between 3 PM and 4 PM. At 4 PM boarding will close. Please be on time. Keep your passport at hand and allow enough time to clear port security and to reach the vessel.

Day 2 Cape Horn and the Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, awake in full view of the legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely-visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

Day 3 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

Day 4 South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and catch your first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration continues well into the evening.

Day 5 Disembark in King George Island / Fly to Punta Arenas, Chile

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, including the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. 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 6 Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flight.

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Cabo de Hornos Hotel

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$4,295
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Notes

- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double or triple occupancy.
- Solo travelers can request the Twin Share Program where you will be matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate cannot be found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
- Solo travelers not wishing to opt for the Share Program can book a dedicated single cabin at published rate, or book a twin cabin for single use with a 85% supplement.
- Emergency medical evacuation coverage for a minimum of US$100,000 per person required. Contact us for details on arranging travel insurance.


Included in the rate:
· Flight from Frei Station on King George Island to Punta Arenas
· Ship cruise as indicated in the program
· Accommodation with full board & drinks served with meals
· Guided shore excursions
· Lectures and entertainment on board
· Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica
· Transfers airport/hotel on day of scheduled return flight from Antarctica and transfers hotel/airport on last day of program
· One overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Hotel del Cabo de Hornos (or similar) on the day of scheduled return flight from Antarctica
· Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material


Not included in the rate:
· Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in program
· Beverages purchased at the ship's bar
· Personal insurance
· Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
· Tips (suggested USD 12 per person per day)
· Visas or Passport expenses and/or any other arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable

Included

  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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