Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

Antarctica XXI
Sea Explorer Air Cruises
Antarctica XXI
Sea Explorer Air Cruises
Simon and Catherine
Extravagent ice formations
Antarctica XXI
Sea Explorer Air Cruises
Maryse Reyneri
Lingering sunsets in Antarctica
Antarctica XXI
Sea Explorer Air Cruises
Antarctica XXI
Sea Explorer Air Cruises
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, this 8-day expedition takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth: the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent - Antarctica.

Day 1

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, attend a briefing which 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 3 PM 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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to King George Island / Embark

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

Days 3-6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore 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 with an expert polar guide. On board, 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 locations which 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

  • Breakfast, Lunch

King George Island / Fly to Punta Arenas

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding your flight back 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 8

  • Breakfast

Return Home

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

- 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:
· Transfer airport/hotel on Day 1
· One overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Hotel Cabo del Hornos (or similar), with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1
· Flight to/from Punta Arenas and Frei Station on King George Island as indicated in program
· 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 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
· Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica

Not included in the rate:
· Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in program corresponding to each voyage
· 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