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Most tours of Chilean Patagonia are based out of Punta Arenas as this quaint, frigid, small city has southern Chile's largest airport and is used to access Torres del Paine, flight-cruises to Antarctica, the Straits of Magellan and even several penguin colonies including the Magdelena Penguin Colony and the King Penguin colony.  One of our favorite cruises explores the fjords & glaciers of the Chilean coast sails between Punta Arenas and Usuaia, Argentina. There are several excellent hotels in Punta Arenas, and many tours of Patagonia stay a night or more here. The downtown & central plaza are charming and worth a stroll, but travelers really come for the expansive Patagonian wilderness surrounding Punta Arenas. Contact one of our Chile travel specialists for help designing the perfect tour to Punta Arenas today. 

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysLevelSummary
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle20%$1539511RelaxedImmerse yourself in the Antarctic environment and experience a roller coaster of emotions on this 11-day cruise aboard the Ocean Adventurer. Visit King George Island and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula. Cross the Antarctic Circle and reach 66º33´ S; feel the pride in knowing you have made it to a part of the world visited by very few people.
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake20%-25%$144958RelaxedFly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest and most direct way to Antarctica in this 8-day cruise to the 7th continent. Set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula and keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds, penguins, and icebergs.
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake20%$94958RelaxedExplore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, skipping the Drake Passage on this 8-day polar experience. Zodiac cruise in search of whales, seabirds, and astounding icebergs, and enjoy daily landing excursions in the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
Antarctica Express Air Cruise$700$46956RelaxedThe shortest possible trip to Antarctica is this 6-day cruise/flight starting in Ushuaia, through the Beagle Channel, legendary Cape Horn and mythical waters of the Drake Passage to experience a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica! Return on a flight from King George Island to Patagonia's Punta Arenas, Chile.
Antarctica Express Air Cruise$700$49956RelaxedThis 6-day Antarctic adventure aboard the small luxury cruise ship Hebridean Sky sails to Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. As you cruise, spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, and different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica. Fly back to Punta Arenas Chile.
Antarctica and South Georgia$500$1479517RelaxedThis 17-day voyage takes place at the height of the Antarctic summer. Board the Akademik Ioffe for a once-in-a-lifetime expedition, celebrating New Year in the Antarctic Peninsula. Then sail north towards the South Shetland Islands following the steps of Sir Ernest Shackleton across the Scotia Sea to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

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