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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

Antarctica Express Air Cruise

USD6834 per person

“Cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and spend a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth!”

Included:

• For Air-Cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers airport/hotel on Day 1.

• For Air-Cruises starting in Punta Arenas, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at

the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.

• 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on

the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.

• Transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and

transfers hotel/airport on last Day of the Air- Cruise Program.

• Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as

indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.

• Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to

each voyage.

• Daily bufet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.

• Daily served dinner on board ship ofering a choice of three main courses.

• Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship

• Cofee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.

• All guided shore excursions.

• Lectures and entertainment on board.

• Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.

• Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.

• Contingency Plan as described below.

• IAATO passenger fee.

 

 

Not Included:

• Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifcally, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.

• Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.

• Personal insurance.

• Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).

• Gratuities.

• Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax,

if applicable.

5 nights
1

START OF THE AIR-CRUISE

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.
2

CAPE HORN AND DRAKE PASSAGE

After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.
3

DRAKE PASSAGE

As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnifcent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as diferent species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.
4

DRAKE PASSAGE AND ANTARCTICA

After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the frst icebergs and the frst sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-flled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your frst memorable shore visit
5

ANTARCTICA AND SCHEDULED RETURN FLIGHT

Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the fight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).
6

END OF THE AIR-CRUISE

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward fight. Note: The December 31, 2017 – January 6, 2018 departure (AE03-HEB) on board Hebridean Sky is a day longer and operates in reverse, with start in Punta Arenas and end in Ushuaia. An itinerary description is available on request.

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