|Day 1||Punta Arenas – Chile||Day at leisure|
|Day 2||King George Island||Flight to South Shetland Islands Antarctic Peninsula|
|Day 3-8||Antarctic Peninsula||Explore South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula by zodiac and ship.|
|Day 9-10||Drake Passage||Educational program, sea birds|
Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by staff and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. You may wish to take a look around this picturesque little town on the edge of the Strait of Magellen, taking in the beautiful scenery and getting ready for your Antarctica voyage.
Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you step off the plane a rush of excitement will steam through you as clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Here you will explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to board your vessel, settle into your cabin and meet the expedition team.
The Antarctic Peninsula’s western flanks offer long days and relatively ice-free waters. Visit historic huts and Zodiac cruise through narrow straits and majestic icebergs, and if you’re lucky, whale watch from the bow of the ship. A few landing points you may visit include Half Moon Bay, Lemaire Channel and Hydrurga Rocks. The ship may visit the large Adelie and gentoo penguin colonies and hike to spectacular vantage points. Wherever you go, wildlife, Heroic Age relics and haunting landscapes await.
As the ship navigates towards South America across the Drake Passage keep your eyes peeled for Sea Birds out on deck. Enjoy the educational program from the expedition team and take the time to relax and reminisce about the incredible voyage.
As the ship pulls into the port in Ushuaia this marks the end of your voyage. After breakfast you will disembark the ship and farewell the expedition team and crew.