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Leaving from Punta Arenas, fly over Cape Horn and the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica. See penguin colonies, towering icebergs, and extraordinary landscapes as you explore the South Shetlands. Then sail across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 2 : Fly to King George Island / Embark in South Shetland Islands
Day 3 : South Shetland Islands
Days 4-5 : Drake Passage
Day 6 : Cape Horn & Port Williams
Day 7 : Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

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Day 1 Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews essential guidelines. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

Day 2 Fly to King George Island / Embark in South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Board a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Transfer to your expedition vessel and begin your Antarctic Adventure.

Day 3 South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Marvel at the overwhelming beauty of Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands. Sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for a memorable shore visit to a penguin colony and take advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight to explore well into the evening.

Day 4-5 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Head north through the Drake Passage and 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. View magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.

Day 6 Cape Horn & Port Williams

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on legendary Cape Horn! Explore this famous and rarely visited island before continuing your journey. Sail along the Beagle Channel towards Port Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Day 7 Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

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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:
· Transfers from airport to hotel on Day 1 for travelers who arrive before 3 PM
· One overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Hotel Cabo de Hornos or similar, with a welcome dinner and drinks on Day 1
· Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island
· 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
· 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, 5 Dinners
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