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Travel Dates: February 21, 2022 to March 3, 2022
Book this vacation by March 31, 2021, and save up to 31% of your trip price!

Venture out on an adventurous journey to the South Pole! Experience what only a few have experienced before you and cross the southernmost point of our earth – in just eleven days. You’ll be crossing the Drake Strait in an airplane instead of a ship, making it possible to do this journey in a short time. This is your chance to see breathtaking aerial views of the stark landscape before you land on King George Island and board your modern expedition ship. On your way to the South Pole, you’ll be exploring the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula along with experts onboard: visiting research stations, hiking through the Antarctic wilderness, and getting up close to the Antarctic wildlife on Zodiac boat trips.

Plan your South Pole expedition with experts you can trust. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure that you enjoy a safe and stress-free journey. Get in touch with us for a customized, obligation-free itinerary!

This offer is valid for expeditions between February 2022 and March 2022, only if payment is made in full before March 31, 2021. 

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2Punta ArenasPlaza de Armas, Pioneer Cemetery, Braun-Menéndez Cultural Center, Maggiorino Borgatello MuseumDreams Hotel del Estrecho - Casino and Spa
2 - 10AntarcticaSnow White Landscape, Icebergs & Glaciers, Unique Wildlife, Cruise, Kayaking & Adventure SportsOcean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions, Antarctica, Ocean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions, Antarctica
10 - 11Punta ArenasPlaza de Armas, Pioneer Cemetery, Braun-Menéndez Cultural Center, Maggiorino Borgatello MuseumDreams Hotel del Estrecho - Casino and Spa

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  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

You will be transferred to your hotel in a shared vehicle

Punta Arenas

1 Night

Punta Arenas was the point of arrival for many European immigrants, who created a cultural melting pot here at the southernmost end of Chile.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 10

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport in a shared vehicle

Flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (Frei Station)

Antarctica

8 Nights

By far the most exotic vacation destination around the world you would ever visit, a  spectacularly white landscape of snow, icebergs, and glaciers, iconic wildlife of whales, seals and penguins, await you on an Antarctica Cruise.

Included Activities

Group Cruise: Flying the Drake
Begin your day early in the morning as you hop onto a chartered flight from Punta Arenas over Cape Horn, flying over the legendary Drake Passage. Just two hours later, you will arrive at Chile’s Frei Station on King George Island, which is part of the South Shetland Islands. Having landed, you can stretch your legs with a mile-long (1.6 km) walk up to the shore, taking in the beautiful views at this Mars-like landscape peppered with colorful houses and research stations. Afterward, you will be transferred by Zodiac boat to your ship and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula! Onboard, check into your accommodation, refresh yourself and gather for lunch as you set off. Following a delicious meal, you will have plenty of opportunities to admire the dramatic landscape surrounding you. As night falls, enjoy your first dinner experience on the ship and then it’s lights out!

Group Cruise: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, taking in the immensity and natural beauty of the White Continent. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you speechless and awe-struck! Each day, you will set out by Zodiac boat with passionate experts to explore the local bays, channels, and landing sites. Your expedition team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station, or visiting the colonies of chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo penguins, all of which are found in this region. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater, and leopard seals, as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, fins, or perhaps orcas, while on your Zodiac excursions. The serene silence is sometimes interrupted by the noise of squabbling penguins, and the boom and crack of a calving glacier – this is your perfect opportunity to take in all the sounds and sights that Antarctica has to offer.

Group Cruise: Antarctic Circle
Heading southward, your ship will sail towards the Antarctic Circle, a magical destination for seafarers and explorers. Beyond the latitude at approximately 66°33´ S, reaching the Antarctic Circle is both a memorable experience and an impressive achievement, as few visitors have the opportunity to travel so far south. The further toward the South Pole you go, the more influence the rugged and icy the surroundings have on the expedition. Thick ice fields are a common sight in this region, glaciers dominate the landscape, and the number of drifting icebergs begins to increase. This is Antarctica, raw and wild, home of the midnight sun, Weddell seals, and your best chances of encountering sea ice – the foundation of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Simply magical!

Group Cruise: Return Flight Over the Drake
Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A short walk of about one and a quarter mile takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft waiting for you. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board your chartered flight back to Punta Arenas. While flying across the Drake Passage over the next two and a half hours, marvel at the stunning views of the sea and ice below. Upon your arrival from the seventh continent, make your way to your hotel for the night and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Hotel Options
RoomLower Deck Twin
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
RoomDeluxe Cabin
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
Day 10 - 11

Flight from King George Island (Frei Station) to Punta Arenas

You will be transferred from the Airport to your Hotel in a shared vehicle

Punta Arenas

1 Night

Punta Arenas was the point of arrival for many European immigrants, who created a cultural melting pot here at the southernmost end of Chile.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

You will transferred from your hotel to the airport in a shared vehicle

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 16,995 $ 12,390 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 21,495 $ 14,790 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • An onboard voucher for USD $250, which you can use for drinks not included in the package or at the gift store
  • This offer is valid for expeditions between February 2022 and March 2022, only if payment is made in full before March 31, 2021.

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare

Book this vacation by March 31, 2021, and save up to 31% of your trip price!

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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

11 days $ 16,995 $ 12,390 / person

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