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Antarctica Express Air Cruise: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

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Enjoy the beautiful Antarctic on this fantastic 7-day small ship cruise. 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 spend a day in Antarctica. Then sail across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage to Cape Horn, and then on to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 2 : Flight to Antarctica | Embark
Day 3 : Exploring Antarctica
Days 4-5 : Drake Passage
Day 6 : Cape Horn | Port Williams
Day 7 : Ushuaia | Disembark

Highlights

  • Marvel at the overwhelming beauty of Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands
  • Look for unique Antarctic wildlife such as sea birds, seals, and whales
  • Visit a penguin colony and take advantage of the endless Antarctic views
  • Discover the famous and rarely visited Cape Horn

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Air transportation Penguins in Antarctica Abandoned whaling village of Stromness, South Georgia Glacier trekking in Antarctica Blue ice of Antarctica

Day 1 Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM where you are welcomed by the staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, attend a mandatory briefing that 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.

Day 2 Flight to Antarctica | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, where you transfer to your expedition vessel and begin your Antarctic Adventure.

Day 3 Exploring Antarctica

  • 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
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
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. You may spot 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! Discover 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 Ushuaia | Disembark

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

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- 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:
  • 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar
  • Transfer hotel/airport 
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • Ship cruise
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water, and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition
  • All guided shore excursions
  • Lectures and entertainment on board
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica
  • IAATO passenger fee
Not included in the rate:
  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the program.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Gratuities
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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