Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Polar Circle Air-Cruise



1 Night in Punta Arenas
7 Nights aboard Ocean Nova
1 Night in Punta Arenas

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Feeling adventurous? There’s no better test than this: Sail to the far south and be one of the few super curious travelers to cross the Antarctic Circle. A jump over rocky Cape Horn, where the mighty Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet, will bring you to the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, a true ‘right of passage’ for any diehard adventurer. After this unforgettable obstacle course of feat and beauty, you will come upon one of the most spectacular places on earth; the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent - Antarctica. 

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  • All transfers and transport as per the program (Day 1, 2, 9 & 10)

  • R/T Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island

  • All accommodations as per program (based on double sharing room)

  • All guided shore excursions

  • Lectures and entertainment on board

  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material

  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica

  • Breakfast and welcome Dinner in Punta Arenas

  • Hotel in Punta Arenas - Cabo de Hornos Hotel

  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board, offering a wide choice of dishes

  • Daily served dinner on board offering a choice of three main courses

  • Snacks and soft drinks on board

  • IAATO passenger fee

  • *Not included: gratuities, visas (if applicable), international flights not described above, meals and drinks not described above, items of a personal nature



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Day 1

Start of the Air-Cruise

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile just before 2 PM where you will be welcomed by The Antartica XXI 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 with drinks.

Overnight at Cabo de Hornos Hotel, Punta Arenas (D)


Day 2

Flight to Antarctica

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, 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.

Overnight aboard Ocean Nova (B, L, D)


Day 3-8

Exploring Antarctica

Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, 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. Our 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.

Overnight aboard Ocean Nova (B, L, D)

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Day 9

Return Flight from Antarctica

With your scheduled return flight from Antarctica, return  to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

Overnight at Cabo de Hornos Hotel, Punta Arenas (B)

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Day 10

End of the Air-Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.



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