ANTARCTIC EXPLORER (Fly Cruise)

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11 DAYS

ITINERARY SUMMARY
Day Place Highlights
Day 1 Punta Arenas – Chile Day at leisure
Day 2 King George Island Flight to South Shetland Islands Antarctic Peninsula
Day 3-9 Antarctic Peninsula Exploring by zodiac and ship.  
Day 10 King George Island Flight back to Punta Arenas
Day 11 Punta Arenas Transfer to the airport for onward flight

Day 1 Punta Arenas – Chile

Punta Arenas
Overview:

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.

Day 2 King George Island

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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.

Days 3-9 Antarctic Peninsula

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.

Day 10 King George Island

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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).

Day 11 Punta Arenas

After breakfast, check out of your hotel. You may wish to extend your time in Patagonia or head to the airport for your homeward flight.

To book this voyage call 1300 668 112 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.