Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

Christopher Lepetit
Dancing penguins
Maryse Reyneri
Lingering sunsets in Antarctica
Alice Francis
Make notes of wildlife sightings
Sandra Welser
Unique Air Cruises aboard the Ocean Nova
Antarctica XXI
Hike up snow-covered mountains
Tom Arban
Spacious views from the lounge
Tom Arban
Dining room

Departs

  • Dec 02, 2014
  • Dec 07, 2014
  • Dec 12, 2014
  • Dec 17, 2014
  • Dec 22, 2014
  • Dec 27, 2014
  • Jan 22, 2015
  • Feb 06, 2015
  • Feb 11, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited to a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable continent - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the largest Island of the South Shetland archipelago, you will be at the gates of the white continent. From King George Island navigate for six days and five nights along the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting the most wonderful places and enjoying the best wildlife sites of Antarctica. During the whole journey you will be introduced to different lectures to inform you about this wonderful Continent. This will be the trip of your lifetime.

Day 1

    Punta Arenas, Chile

    Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you 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 travellers arriving later than 3 PM.

    Day 2

      Flight to King George Island

      Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island. 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

        Antarctic Exploration

        Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, 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

          Return Flight to Punta Arenas / Return Home

          Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding your flight back to Punta Arenas. The program ends upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas.

          Transfers to the city will be available for passengers staying overnight in Punta Arenas. One complimentary hotel night in Punta Arenas is offered upon request on Day 7 of the Travel Program.

           TripleTwinSingle
          2014-Dec-02
          2014-Dec-07
          2014-Dec-12
          2014-Dec-17
          $9,795$10,895$14,995
          Optional Snowshoeing: $195 per person
          Optional Sea Kayaking: $895 per person
          2014-Dec-22
          2014-Dec-27
          $11,495$12,995$18,595
          Optional Sea Kayaking: $895 per person
          Optional Snowshoeing: $195 per person
          2015-Jan-22
          2015-Feb-06
          2015-Feb-11
          $10,595$11,995$16,895
          Optional Sea Kayaking: $895 per person
          - 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 airport/hotel/airport in Punta Arenas foreseen on the first and last day of the voyage (in case of using the complimentary hotel upon return from Antarctica, no transfer is included the following day)
          · 1 overnight in Punta Arenas at Hotel Rey Don Felipe or other hotel of similar category and a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1
          · 1 complimentary hotel night upon request in Punta Arenas on the day of return from Antarctica
          · Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program
          · Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program
          · Full board including drinks and open bar during the ship cruise
          · All guided shore excursions
          · Lectures and entertainment on board
          · 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 program
          · Personal insurances
          · Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
          · Tips (suggested USD 10 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 and Small Ship Expedition Itineraries, $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%