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Antarctica XXI

6 Days/ 5 Nights

Package Overview

The Antarctica Express Air-Cruise offers an introductory trip to Cape Horn and Antarctica.

It combines a sailing across the Drake Passage, a very short visit to Antarctica, and a flight over the Drake Passage.

This quick expedition offers travelers the opportunity to check Antarctica off their bucket list while making a small financial and time investment.

The trip can easily be combined with a visit to Patagonia for a fuller travel experience in southern latitudes. It can also be used to connect Ushuaia and Punta Arenas in itineraries that visit both the Argentinean and Chilean sides of Patagonia.

“The promotion is capacity-controlled and may be discontinued at any time”

From today and until March 2018 (depending on the available inventory), we will provide a USD $1,000 discount on early bookings for Antarctica Express trips 2018-19

2019 & 2020 Dates:

January 14-19, 2019 (OCN)

January 10 - 15, 2019 (HEB)

February 21-27, 2019(HEB) *Reverse itinerary

November 29 - December 4, 2019 (OCN)

December 10 - 15, 2019 (HEB)

January 14 - 19, 2020 (OCN)

January 16 - 21, 2020 (MAG)

Agent Commission Starting At: $569.50

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $5695.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

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.

Day 2

Cape Horn and 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 o 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 honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

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.

Day 4

Drake Passage and 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.

Day 5

Antarctica and scheduled 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 flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. Meals in Punta Arenas are not included.

Day 6

End of the Air-Cruise

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

Note: The December 26, 2018 - January 1, 2019 (AE03-HEB) and the February 21-27, 2019 (AE06-HEB) departures on board Hebridean Sky are a day longer and operate in reverse, with start in Punta Arenas and end in Ushaia. An itinerary description is available on request.

An Early Booking Promotion is in effect until Dec. 15, 2017.

Travellers who book before the deadline will receive a $1,700 Air Credit reduction per person.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • One overnignt in Punta Arenas
  • Airport Transfers
  • Antarctica Flight
  • Ship Cruise Antarctic Peninsula
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Wine, beer, soft drinks, juice with meals
  • All guided excursions

 Package Does Not Include

  • Pre/post nights as needed
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratutities
  • Travel protection
  • Visas as needed
  • International air

 Package Notes

  • Price quoted is in a Twin Cabin. Call for other cabin options.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel protection is recommended.
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Points of Interest

  • Fire Station
  • Beagle Channel
  • Cape Horn
  • Drake Passage
  • Tabular Iceberg
  • Gentoo Penguin Rookery
  • Whale sightings
  • King George Island