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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise
Fly from Punta Arenas, Chile aboard our new BAe 146-200 and cruise Antarctica aboard the Ocean Nova.
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, we invite you to a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable continent - Antarctica.
Day 1 Punta ArenasMeals: Dinner
Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by our 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 3.00pm, at the latest.
Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed for travelers arriving later than 3.00pm
Day 2 Punta Arenas - King George Island - Livingston IslandOn Board the Ocean Nova
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chileâ€™s Frei Station and Russiaâ€™s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.
Days 3 - 6 South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula - Petermann Island - Paradise BayOn Board the Ocean Nova
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.
No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.
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 8 Punta ArenasMeals: Breakfast
Transfer to airport
The maximum weight allowed on the flights to and from Antarctica is 15 kg per passenger, including hand luggage (Canadian Air Safety Regulations applicable for these flights). The excess baggage may be left in custody in Punta Arenas. We strongly recommend using soft bags and NOT hard suitcases.
Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned program. However, it must be realized that with this type of adventurous travel to Antarctica, changes to the itinerary may occur due to severe and unpredictable weather. We need to emphasize the fact that weather conditions are unpredictable and that safety is always the paramount concern on any Antarctic voyage. For this reason we reserve the right to change the itinerary here described due to weather conditions or other factors beyond our control without consulting the participants. Any change to the planned itinerary will be made exclusively and absolutely according to the judgment of the Captain of the aircraft or the vessel. It is understood that such decisions will be made in the best interests of all the passengers and with regard to the safety of the vessel and the aircraft. A tight time-schedule connection with an Antarctic expedition is unwise. For this reason, we strongly suggest that a flexible air ticket be held for your journey home, and in any case not to book a flight on the same day of the return flight from Antarctica.
Price IncludesWelcome Dinner
All Meals Shipboard With Drinks
2 Nights Lodging in Punta Arenas , Breakfast Incl.
Conferences and Shipboard Entertainment
Loan of Waterproof Boots for the Duration of Cruise
Accommodations in Select Cabin Category
Services of Expedition Guides
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Flights As Mentioned in Itinerary
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