Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

5,695.00

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

4 Nights aboard the Ocean Nova
1 Night in Punta Arenas

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HIGHLIGHTS

Leaving from Ushuaia, adventure through the Beagle Channel and to legendary Cape Horn. Cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and spend a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • All transfers and transport as per the program (Day 5 & 6)
  • Flight from Frei Station on King George Island to Punta Arenas
  • 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
  • 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

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Day 1

Start of the Air-Cruise

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board your ship in the afternoon 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.

Overnight aboard Ocean Nova

Meals: D


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Day 2

Cape Horn & Drake Passage

After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view 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 passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

Overnight aboard Ocean Nova

Meals: B, L, & D


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Day 3

Drake Passage

As you sail through the 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 lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

Overnight aboard Ocean Nova

Meals: B, L, & D


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Day 4

Drake Passage & Antarctica

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 the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.

Overnight aboard Ocean Nova

Meals: B, L & D


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Day 5

Antarctica & Return Flight

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 the scheduled flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. 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 in Punta Arenas, Cabo de Hornos Hotel

Meals: B & L


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Day 6

End of the Air-Cruise

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

Meals: B 

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