ANTARCTICA EXPRESS (FLY SOUTH)

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7 DAYS

ITINERARY SUMMARY

DayPlaceHighlights
1Punta Arenas, ChileBriefing and dinner
2King George IslandCharter flight to South Shetland Islands
3South Shetland Islands, AntarcticaVisit a penguin colony, explore by zodiac and ship
4 - 5 Drake PassageListen to educational lectures, watch for sea birds and whales
6Cape Horn and Port WilliamsExplore the famous and rarely visited island of Cape Horn
7Ushuaia, ArgentinaAfter breakfast disembark for your onward journey
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SHIPS OFFERING THIS ITINERARY

Hebridean Sky
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The Hebridean Sky can accommodate has been limited to just 71 guests on the Fly-Cruise voyages. The reason for this is to accommodate everyone on a single flight from (or to) Punta Arenas – a greater number of guests would require two flights; and the inherent delay waiting for the second flight as well as the increased risk of possible delays associated with poor weather. The Hebridean Sky has always been known for its effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie. Originally built in 1992 and refurbished in 2016 , this luxury cruise ship provides fine service and four-star amenities. Each suite has ocean views and is elegantly designed with a sitting area. Several suites have private balconies accessed via sliding glass doors.

Day 1 Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas
Overview:

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by 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.

• Passengers should plan to be in Punta Arenas at 15:00 hours, at the latest. Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed for travellers arriving later than 15:00 hours.

Day 2 King George Island

Antarctica XXI Fly-Cruise

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, where you transfer to your expedition vessel and begin your Antarctic Adventure.

Day 3 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Adelie penguins taking the plunge

Marvel at the overwhelming beauty of Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands. Sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a zodiac for a memorable shore visit to a penguin colony and to take advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight to explore well into the evening.

Days 4 – 5 The Drake Passage

Wandering Albatross

As you head north through the Drake Passage, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.

Day 6 Cape Horn and Port Williams

Cape Horn

Weather permitting, board a zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on the legendary Cape Horn. Explore this famous and rarely visited island before continuing your journey north. Sail along the Beagle Channel towards Port Williams, Chile. Explore Chile’s southernmost town before setting sail to Ushuaia.

Day 7 Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia Port, Argentina

After breakfast disembark the Hebridean Sky for your onward journey.

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

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.