Antarctica Express Air Cruise

$500
OFF
A zodiac-ride of a lifetime during your Antacrtica cruise
Maryse Reyneri
Lingering sunsets in Antarctica
Markus Geissler
Man meets nature
Antarctica XXI
Sea Explorer Air Cruises
John & Janet Waith
Family ties
Tom Arban
Spacious views from the lounge
Tom Arban
Dining room
Leaving Ushuaia, this 6-day adventure brings 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 - Antarctica!

Day 1

    Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark

    Begin in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board the Ocean Nova 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. Please note: Due to port operations, boarding in Ushuaia is exclusively between 3 PM and 4 PM. At 4 PM boarding will close. Keep your passport at hand and allow enough time to clear port security and to reach the vessel.

    Day 2

      Cape Horn

      After crossing Nassau Bay, wake up in front of 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 waters named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

      Day 3

        Drake Passage

        As you sail through Drake Passage en route to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, 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

          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. Take advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight to continue exploring well into the evening.

          Day 5

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

            Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding your flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. This evening's meals are at your leisure and not included in the program.

            NOTE: For 2014-15 departures, the program ends upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas. A complimentary transfer and hotel night at Hotel Rey Don Felipe can be provided upon request.

            Day 6

              Return Home

              After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flight.
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              2014-Nov-29
              2015-Jan-14
              $3,995$4,995$6,895
              2015-Nov-29
              2016-Jan-14
              $4,295$5,395$6,995
              $500 OFF
              Early Booking Bonus! Save $500 per person when you book one of these select departures by September 2nd!
              2015 : Nov 29
              2016 : Jan 14
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              These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
              Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
              - 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:
              · Flights according to the itinerary
              · Ship cruise
              · Accommodation with full board & drinks served with meals (Note: On Nov 2014 and Jan 2015 departures, all onboard drinks are included.)
              · Guided shore excursions
              · Lectures and 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 in the rate:
              · Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the program
              · 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

              Deposit & Payment

              Initial deposit is $1200 for Antarctic Express, $1700 for Small Ship Expeditions, $2200 for all other itineraries, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

              Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure.

              Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or AmEx. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.

              Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 130 days prior to departure.

              Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

              Cancellation Policy

              Days Prior to departureFee
              120+ Days75% of the Deposit
              119-9050%
              89-0100%