Fly & Sail Expedition: Fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica, sail the Peninsula & fly back to Punta Arenas
|December to February||8 days|
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent – Antarctica.
The fastest, most direct way to Antarctica;
Fly over Drake Passage; All the Antarctic Peninsula highlights; On board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar specialists.
Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a 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.
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.
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass- enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.
No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time.
While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.
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).
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
|Fly South, Fly North||Punta Arenas Return|
|02 Dec 2015 – 17 Feb 2016||Ocean Nova – 8 days|
|Code||Start & End dates||Triple Cabin||Twin Cabin||Single Cabin||Options|
|CA1-OCN||02 Dec – 08 Dec 2015||USD 9,995||USD 10,995||USD 15,495||K – S|
|CA2-OCN||07 Dec – 14 Dec 2015||USD 9,995||USD 10,995||USD 15,495||K – S|
|CA3-OCN||12 Dec – 19 Dec 2015||USD 9,995||USD 10,995||USD 15,495||K – S|
|CA4-OCN||17 Dec – 24 Dec 2015||USD 9,995||USD 10,995||USD 15,495||K – S|
|CA6-OCN||22 Dec – 29 Dec 2015||USD 11,795||USD 13,495||USD 18,995||K – S|
|CA8-OCN||27 Dec – 03 Jan 2016||USD 11,795||USD 13,495||USD 18,995||K – S|
|CA10-OCN||17 Jan – 24 Jan 2016||USD 10,895||USD 12,495||USD 17,395||K|
|CA11-OCN||22 Jan – 29 Jan 2016||USD 10,895||USD 12,495||USD 17,395||K|
|CA12-OCN||27 Jan – 03 Feb 2016||USD 10,895||USD 12,495||USD 17,395||K|
|CA13-OCN||08 Feb – 15 Feb 2016||USD 10,895||USD 12,495||USD 17,395||K|
|CA14-OCN||13 Feb – 20 Feb 2016||USD 10,895||USD 12,495||USD 17,395||K|
Note: Rates are per voyage and per person in US dollars based on the elected cabin and occupancy
USD 895 Sea-Kayaking in Antarctica = K
USD 195 Snowshoeing in Antarctica = S
To initiate your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible to place an option on the voyage and cabin grade of your choice. The Booking Form is to be signed, completed and returned to Adventure Associates along with your deposit. Reservations are established only when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit payment and Booking Form.
All cruise balances must be made in US Dollars (US$) by US$ Bank Draft or US$ cheque made payable to “Adventure Associates”. Your local bank will be able to arrange a US$ Bank Draft for you. Please contact us for our account details should you wish to pay by telegraphic transfer.
The payment of a deposit of any part or full payment for a reservation on this tour shall constitute consent to all the provisions contained herein.
Medical insurance is strongly recommended. Aero-medical evacuation from Antarctica should be included.