Polar Circle Air Cruise

Javier Aixela
Penguin Dive
Dmitry Sokolov
Antarctica reflected
Antarctica XXI
Hike up snow-covered mountains
Sandra Welser
Air transportation
Christopher Lepetit
Dancing penguins
Tom Arban
Spacious views from the lounge
Tom Arban
Dining room

Day 1

    Punta Arenas

    Welcome to Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to your hotel and attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world. Note: Passengers should plan to be in Punta Arenas at 15:00 hours, at the latest. Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed for travellers arriving later than 15:00 hours.

    Day 2

      Fly to King George Island

      A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

      Days 3-8

        South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

        Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink.

        The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The

        Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places. Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

        Day 9

          Fly back to Punta Arenas

          Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight to Punta Arenas. The program ends upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas.

          A transfer 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.

          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